Friday, 22 October 2010

New Video: Young Rebel Set- Measure Of A Man (feat. Jo Hartley from 'This Is England '86')

The band is currently on an extensive tour across the UK to promote their forthcoming single 'Measure of a Man' and play their first London headline show at the Borderline, Wednesday October 20th.

After self-releasing two very limited edition singles last year, and following the release of their 'Won't Get Up Again' EP through the band's own label in May, Young Rebel Set are putting the finishing touches on their debut album, which they are delighted to announce will be released early in 2011. More details on this shortly.

New single 'Measure Of A Man' will come as a digital download on November 14th. Mixed by Dan Austin - who's mixed most of the album and worked on the last Doves record, Massive Attack and Cherry Ghost amongst others - 'Measure Of A Man' is possibly Young Rebel Set's rootsiest moment and conjures the outlaw spirit of Cash as rolling drums build to roof-lifting chorus. The single is backed by two new songs, 'The Reckoning' and 'Love Me Once, Love Me Again'

UK tour dates:


(14+ ages show)








WEDS 24th NOV - LEEDS OPORTO (Free show) * rescheduled from SEPT 30th.

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THURS 23rd DEC STOCKTON ON TEES ARC (Hometown Christmas show!)

The View announce UK TOUR

The View have announced details of an intimate winter UK tour to showcase tracks from their as-yet-untitled third album. Starting on 15th November in Aberdeen, the tour will take in 27 shows across the country, finishing in Dunfermline on Saturday 18th December.

Tickets for the shows go on sale on Friday 22nd October at 9am, with a pre-sale available now from Fans who pre-order tickets will have the opportunity to pick up a limited edition View t-shirt for just £5.

The band recorded their new album in London and was produced by Youth. It is set to be released early next year.

The View's UK tour will call at the following venues:

> Monday 15th November - Aberdeen Lemon Tree
> Tuesday 16th November - Bathgate Room At The Top
> Wednesday 17th November - Stirling Fu Bar
> Thursday 18th November - Glasgow QMU
> Saturday 20th November - Sunderland Independent
> Sunday 21st November - Preston 53 Degrees
> Monday 22nd November - Leicester Academy 2
> Tuesday 23rd November - Gloucester Guildhall
> Thursday 25th November - Tunbridge Wells Forum
> Friday 26th November - Oxford Academy 2
> Monday 29th November - Exeter Cavern
> Tuesday 30th November - Yeovil Orange Box
> Wednesday 1st December - Bournemouth Academy 2
> Thursday 2nd December - Swansea Sin City
> Saturday 4th December - Hemel Hempstead JJs
> Sunday 5th December - Peterborough Met Lounge
> Monday 6th December - Norwich Arts Centre
> Tuesday 7th December - Derby The Venue
> Thursday 9th December - Sheffield University Fuzz Club
> Friday 10th December - Stoke Sugarmill
> Saturday 11th December - York Duchess
> Sunday 12th December - Liverpool Kazimier
> Monday 13th December - Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
> Wednesday 15th December - Hull Welly
> Thursday 16th December - Hartlepool Jax Bar
> Friday 17th December - Carlisle Brickyard
> Saturday 18th December - Dunfermline Velocity

**Lissie // Unveils video for new single 'Everywhere I Go' out 14th Nov**‏

It's been something of a whirlwind year for Lissie that has culminated in a nomination for Breakthrough Artist at this year's Q Awards. She returns to the UK later this month to play her largest headline shows to date. Full list of tour dates is below - if you fancy popping along/ sending a freelancer just let me know :)

26/10 Glasgow, Oran Mor
27/10 Manchester, Academy 2
28/10 Bristol, Thekla
30/10 Norwich, Waterfront
31/10 Birmingham, Academy 2
01/11 London, Heaven

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Savoir Adore-New video: Scientific Findings

Savoir Adore "The Scientific Findings of Dr. Rousseau" from Cantora Records on Vimeo.

Even in a scene as vibrant as Brooklyn's, Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro - the principal members of Savoir Adore - bring something entirely unique and exciting to the table with their lush, leftfield slant on pop. /

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Style Of Eye & Magnus - Antidote
Tong & Spoon - Muchness
Cirez D - On Off (Sebastien Leger remix)
Tiga - You Gonna Want Me (Hey Today! remix)
ZZT - ZZafrica
Deadmau5 & Wolfgang Gartner - Animal Right
Steve Aoki & TAI - Paradise Poltergeist (LA Riots remix)
BeatauCue - Folder

Little Comets talk through their upcoming UK tour - in a bath!‏

Fri 1st Liverpool Academy 2
Sat 2nd Manchester Factory
Sun 3rd Newcastle Northumbria Uni
Mon 4th Leeds Cockpit
Tues 5th York Fibbers
Thurs 7th Nottingham Bodega
Fri 8th Cambridge Haymakers
Sat 9th Stoke Sugarmill
Sun 10th Cardiff Arts Institute
Tues 12th Manchester Academy 3 (DD support)
Wed 13th Hull Lamp
Thurs 14th Glasgow King Tuts (DD support)
Sat 23rd Oxford Jericho (DD support)
Sun 24th Norwich Arts Centre (DD support)
Tues 26th London Scala (DD support)
Wed 27th Birmingham Hare & Hounds (DD support)
Thurs 28th Coventry Kasbah (DD support)
Fri 29th Dundee Hustlers
Sat 30th Aberdeen Snafu

Mon 1st Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Wed 3rd London Luminaire
Thurs 4th Southampton Joiners
Fri 5th Sheffield Boardwalk

Glastonbury 2011 Tickets Go On Sale..


Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2011 will go on sale at 9am on Sunday,
October 3rd, costing £195 (+ £5 booking fee + P&P).

Please make a note of your registration details below, which you will
need in order to book tickets

You will be able to book your tickets by paying a £50 deposit per person,
either online at or on the booking
line: 0844 412 4635

For full information about tickets for the festival, please visit

Wednesday, 22 September 2010




London - three piece IS TROPICAL are set to release a new single, the first for their new label KITSUNÉ, on the 8th of November 2010.

'South Pacific', the follow up to 'When O' When', comes backed with Tan Man and is released on seven inch single and available to download with remixes by Crystal Fighters, Database, Yojimbo and Get People. The new single is only IS TROPICAL's second release and is a taste of what to expect from the band's debut album, which is due on KITSUNÉ / CO-OP early next year.







OCT 30TH - GLASGOW - ABC (w/ Mystery Jets)

OCT 31ST - LIVERPOOL - ACADEMY 2 (w/ Mystery Jets)

NOV 02ND - BELFAST - SPEAKEASY (w/ Mystery Jets)

NOV 03RD - DUBLIN - (w/ Mystery Jets)



NOV 07TH - CARDIFF - GLEE CLUB (w/ Mystery Jets)

NOV 09TH - BRISTOL - ANSON ROOMS (w/ Mystery Jets)

NOV 10TH - BRIGHTON - CONCORDE (w/ Mystery Jets)

NOV 11TH - LONDON - ROUNDHOUSE (w/ Mystery Jets)


Thursday, 16 September 2010

Band Alert- Hatcham Social

Who is Hatcham Social for people who don't know you already?
We are an underground guitar pop combo who write their own songs.

Haven't seen much from you guys this summer, what have you been up too?

We are currently writing our second full length album. There is a taste of the new songs on the Fierce Panda Gruff Trade EP.

I see you have a debut album out now, share some more details please?

The album is called 'You Dig The Tunnel, I'll Hide The Soil'. Released on cool indie legends Fierce Panda. Mainly played live in a studio up north under the production supervision of Tim Burgess. Faris Badwan also lent a hand on a song. Its an album about making your own world. The artwork is worth a mention, its a wonderful painting based upon the Death Mask by Francis Bacon, illustrating the awakening into a new world and the death of your old self. It was painted by the artist Nicola Probert.

What can we expect from Hatcham Social in the next couple of months?

We will be playing a couple of intimate shows, showing off and trying out our new songs.

Biggest highlight of your career so far and where do you want to see yourselves in the future?

Highlight was making the first album and the people we have met along the way. We will be doing more.

Who influenced you as a band and anyone who is tickling your fancy at the moment?

Who cares. The people we meet, the T.V, the books in the library. What's important is that we create something that coveys its intention and heart and that we don't just show off our sound library and technical dexterity to raise awareness of our impeccable taste. Although it is impeccable.

Anything else you would like to add they we need to know?

The next album is going to be something very special. Its going to prove that we should be the biggest band in the country

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Wanna go to NME Weekender for Free?

Where is the NME weekender being held?

A. Wigan
B. Camber
C. Paris

This offer is for day passes to the NME Weekender at Camber sands for Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November for up to 4 people.

This offer is open to anyone aged 18 or over and can be redeemed by texting in the word NME A, or NME B or NME C to 63333

or email free to

SMS will cost 50p plus standard network message charge

It is subject to availability - there are 30 sets of these passes to give away selected from correct entries at random. Tickets are for entrance only and do not include travel to the event, accommodation, food or any other additional expenses.

If you are chosen for one of the sets of tickets you will have the option to purchase accommodation at a discounted rate. Refusal in purchasing accommodation will not result in your ticket offer being withdrawn

There is no cash alternative to this offer

Offer open from 1st September 2010

The event promoter is Chic Festivals Ltd (125 Noak Hill Road, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9UJ) - customer service number 08700 110 034

IPC and The Promoter reserve the right to withdraw this offer at any time


Who will be the winners...

Festibelly 2010

Buried in the depths of the New Forest and holding a capacity of only 2000, Festibelly is still a hidden secret just waiting to be discovered. Being a home-grown event and given the seal of approval from Rob Da Bank, it has been given a lot of potential and has become a hot spot for the locals. Surrounded by one main stage and various entertainment stalls, you are given the impression you have entered a school fete with all the usual nooks and crannies on offer.

Despite being a miniature one day festival, they still managed to drag in some major artists along the way including the electro duo, The Big Pink who went down a fighting storm. Joining Muse on their tour this September really comes to no surprise, showing us their exceptional presence, talented skills and addictive rifts and beats.

Not to mention Man Like Me who really brought the early 90’s powerpop back into full swing once again making you want to cringe with horror but really smiling with delight. Hearing them on a regular ipod really does them no justice, they need to be seen live to enjoy their full potential. Their honest outspoken lyrics are teamed up with bongos, comical dance moves and outrageous outfits that flood back the unforgettable memories of fashion you all dared to wear.

With My Tiger My Timing, O’Children and Johnny Flynn were all doing their usual expected performances. I was lured in with some new talent this season such as Lulu and The Lampshades. Bringing exquisite instruments to their routine really brought an all round array to the rustic festival.

Tek-one taking control of the stage became one of the memorable favourites of the day for many. Their dub step electronic skills excited the crowd into an ultimate frenzy leaving people slightly disappointed at the end due to their early slot.
Overall Festibelly was an outright success if you are looking for fun and games, friendly atmosphere and great music and organic food all in one, this is the place to be in 2011.

Teenagers in Tokyo

Single 'New Day' coming 16th August

Sydney's gorgeously dark-pop quintet Teenagersintokyo announce the release of their next single 'New Day'. Produced by David Kosten (Bat for Lashes), Teenagersintokyo's debut album 'Sacrifice' is emerging as one of the most exciting indie releases of 2010.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Band Alert- Little Comets.

Who are the Little Comets and where was your name inspired from?

We are called Michael, Robert, Mark and Matt. We come from beneath the hue-drenched hills of Newcastle upon Tyne and enjoy orienteering, casual building and discussing European cinema at our local library. Our name comes from Matt, he stepped on a comb and said a curse-word after "you little....". His girlfriend misheard the curse-word as comet....

Describe your sound for those who are not familiar with you already?

Hmmmm, someone once described us as a multi-pronged quadrilateral with jaunt, rhythym, alacrity and ablution as sides... I suppose we just try to make our music sound as authentic as the original intention was meant to be.....

Who or what is your inspiration for your music?

We get influenced from lots of different places like Jonathan Safran Foer, the-opposite-of-Michael-Gove, stories we hear and the weather...

You are set to go on a massive tour shortly, how are you preparing yourselves and could you give us some more details?

Erm yep, we're playing lots of places during October using Aberbeen, Southampton, Norwich and Cardiff as our cardinal points. The preparation is by stocking up on meaningful emotional moments, programming a new voice into the sat-nav and Matt is going to hollow out a flight case so we can sneak Michael into the travelodge undetected.

Darwin Deez has become vastly popular this year, how did you manage to be part of their tour?

Mark had a dream in which he met Darwin and they had discussed the intricacies of playing together - sharing drum kits, political ideologies, dietary requirements - the next day the phone rang and Darwin had had exactly the same dream. So we decided to fuse together that cerebral meeting in the hope that by touring we can harness the energy and save the world.

Out of the four of you, who gets the most attention of the ladies?

Either Scott or Abs.

If you were not in a band, what would you be doing now?

We'd all be something different and varied..... here's what: Mark would become the new face of Burberry, but only the scarves; Matt already speculates on currency markets so would probably make a run on the Thai Bhat; Mickey would become a doctor or inventor and I think I'd probably get an allotment or help Fahran with this pretend college.

As a band what would you guys like to achieve?

Hahaha, I don't really know, that is a hard question. As long as we get to play, write and record music then we'll be happy...... what a boring answer...... :)

Tell us more about your new single which is set for release soon?

The new single is called Isles and it is just a collection of words and notes that we wrote while we were rehearsing in Gateshead. There seems to be a strange disconnect in a lot of cities between people and their urban environment... Gateshead has an amazing concert hall used by about 0.5% of the local population, yet the main shopping street is a total mess. On a purely superficial level this bothered us, so we wrote about it.

Any band or artist you would like to shout about at the moment?

Yep, tonnes...... Psychobuildings (New York swirl pop), Peter in the Woods (Liverpudlian revival, drill beat) and this Greek artist called Leviathon Akash who paints "stunning vistas".

LITTLE COMETS "ISLES" Released 18th Oct 2010 on
Dirty Hit Ltd

Fri 24 London KOKO Club NME
Sat 25 High Wycombe Academy
Sun 26 Sunderland SPLIT Festival

Fri 1st Liverpool Academy 2
Sat 2nd Manchester Factory
Sun 3rd Newcastle Northumbria Uni
Mon 4th Leeds Cockpit
Tues 5th York Fibbers
Thurs 7th Nottingham Bodega
Fri 8th Cambridge Haymakers
Sat 9th Stoke Sugarmill
Sun 10th Cardiff Arts Institute
Tues 12th Manchester Academy 3 (DD support)
Wed 13th Hull Lamp
Thurs 14th Glasgow King Tuts (DD support)
Sat 23rd Oxford Jericho (DD support)
Sun 24th Norwich Arts Centre (DD support)
Tues 26th London Scala (DD support)
Wed 27th Birmingham Hare & Hounds (DD support)
Thurs 28th Coventry Kasbah (DD support)
Fri 29th Dundee Hustlers
Sat 30th Aberdeen Snafu

Mon 1st Edinburgh Cabaret Voltaire
Wed 3rd London Luminaire
Thurs 4th Southampton Joiners
Fri 5th Sheffield Boardwalk

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

The Drums - Down By The Water

The Drums "Down By The Water" official music video. Directed by Surround, Brian and Brad Palmer, and The Drums.

The Drums

The Fresh from playing Reading and Leeds Festival, New York's The Drums have announced a headline UK tour for November. Latest single "Let's Go Surfing" is out now via Moshi Moshi / Island Records.

Sunday, 29 August 2010

Pre Coverage Festibelly

O Children
What are you looking forward to most at Festibelly?
Being in Hampshire for the first time and seeing The Big Pink again. I've only ever seen them once and it was a pretty impressive show.

How is Festibelly different to any other festival this summer?
I've never been but from what I've been told it's one of the smaller up and coming festivals. The way I see it this means I get to see bands and hang out without feeling too crowded. This is a good thing.

Will you be checking out any artists, if so who?

The Big Pink, King Charles and Sombrero Sound System. I've never heard the latter but if it goes down the way I think it will it will be amazing.

Is there anything special you have planned for your performance?
Come down and you will see.

Man Like Me
What are you looking forward to most at Festibelly?

Being situated in one place and not having to mission it around like the bigger festivals

How is Festibelly different to any other festival this summer?
It's right by the sea so when it all comes to an end you can get over it with a come down trip to the isle of Wight

Will you be checking out any artists, if so who?


Is there anything special you have planned for your performance?

No I usually work that out 5 minutes before the show

My Tiger My Timing

What are you looking forward to most at Festibelly?

We're looking forward to getting happily drunk on a nice sunny day in the English countryside. And playing obviously.

How is Festibelly different to any other festival this summer?

It's on a really nice scale - the gap between established bands and newer bands isn't too big and it feels like the line-up has been carefully thought through so it works as a whole rather than just being shoved together.

Will you be checking out any artists, if so who?

Always like to see O. Children and Man Like Me.

Is there anything special you have planned for your performance?

We'll be playing some songs from our new album, we're still recording it so this will be the first time anyone has heard them.

Lulu and The Lampshades

What are you looking forward to most at Festibelly?
I've never been before so I don't know what to expect. I like the fact that it's small, those are my favourite, and I've heard nothing but good things. Plus it's in a forest, perfect.

How is Festibelly different to any other festival this summer?
Can I answer after?

Will you be checking out any artists, if so who?
Johnny Flynn and Man Like Me are long time favourites, I'm looking forward to O’Children too.

Is there anything special you have planned for your performance?
We were recently listed as five feisty females so perhaps we'll put Dan in a wig and grow a new member.

The Enchanted Hunters DJ’s
What are you looking forward to most at Festibelly?

Its nice to get play a intimate festival! plus one half of the Enchanted Hunters is from the area so will be super fun.

How is Festibelly different to any other festival this summer?

It’s a hidden gem, the perfect untouched festival

Will you be checking out any artists, if so who?

We Love the Big Pink

Is there anything special you have planned for your performance?

Well we always like to add a little sparkle to our set!! Expect a good old dance..


As I entered the scenic Brecon Beacons of Wales, I felt a sigh of relief and a sudden burst of anticipation to be leaving the heart of London town. Selling their tickets out in record time, Green Man Festival has become vastly popular over the last couple of years, entertaining our brains with an astounding musical line up, comedy, theatre, literature and other additional activities.
Pulling in headliners like The Doves, Mumford & Sons, Flaming Lips, Joanna Newson and Laura Marling to name a few. They really couldn’t go wrong as an independent festival who managed to grasp on upcoming bands who are just finding their feet in the industry.
Apart from the torrential down pour on Friday, it started like clockwork with an assortment of acts taking place amongst the four stages, making it incredibly hard to make the decision where to go next.
Friday’s highlights kicked off by the familiar O’Children, who performed their psychedelic post-punk tunes to a packed out audience, of some of whom were there for support, others hiding for protection from the rain. Their gloomy trips and deep lyrics interlinked with the black skies, becoming unexplainably endearing.
They say never judge a book by its cover and this was surely the case with The Boxettes as they are five regular girls from South London just waiting to be discovered. Their extraordinary talents mixing with a beat boxing phenomenon left my stomach turning with excitement. All blending well together, their timing was right on key making the word unique a definite understatement as my mouth was firmly on lock down as they left the stage. Do I really need to say anymore...?
Fuck Buttons did their thing as usual, making my feet move from start to finish, leaving me lost in the music. Their concentrated passion throughout the set didn’t go unnoticed bringing crowds in from left right and centre. After that it was anyone’s guess...
Saturday kept the high going with the young multi talented Mancunian’s, Egyptian Hip Hop, who seemed daunted by the outcome keeping their heads firmly down, however this didn’t faze them keeping everything minimal yet imaginative.
Saturday’s all stars goes to the Flaming Lips, who produced a mind-blowing set, releasing giant balloons, streamers, bright colour strobes and Wayne Coyne going across the audience in an inflatable ball. Despite being crushed beyond belief the burst’s of adrenalin really kept me going but this needs to been seen to be believed.
Darwin Deez, Field Music, Bear In Heaven, Laura Marling got Sunday afternoon rolling, preparing the evening folk for exclusive treats. Several enjoyed the heat wave lounging around while listening to their favourite tunes while others mooched from tent to tent.
The vastly popular Mumford & Sons and Joanna Newsom ended the rural festival with a blast, a perfect ending some might say. However it wasn’t an end for me till I caught up with Gold Panda’s electro beats before he goes off to the American shores.
See you next year.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

I.D- Green Man Festival

Green Man is celebrated for its varied musical line-up and the unique creativity it nurtures. Set in the picturesque Brecon Beacons and alongside River Usk, this rural festival offers an eclectic selection of music, literature, film, theatre and comedy.

Evolving from an independent one-day, three-hundred capacity event in 2003 to a three-day festival, Green Man has grown to accommodate substantial crowds, selling out of tickets ahead of this year's event in record time. With more room to roam around and to be able to capture the impressive views and landscapes, visitors of all ages are provided with activities, stages, secret gigs and tents packed full of quirky activities. As well as music, aspects of culture, sustainable living and environmental consciousness is also central to the event.

i-D Online's 2010 highlights included These New Puritan's brilliantly energetic live performance in the Far Out Tent, American basketball vest-wearing Megafaun playing uplifting rockabilly folk, Summer Camp's 70s slideshow backdrop featuring old family photos, adolescent discos and bowl haircuts, The Flamin' Lips' Wayne Coyne running across the crowd in his trademark bubble as well as the UK premiere of the remarkably candid Leonard Cohen documentary Bird on a Wire (last shown thirty-eight years ago), entertaining recitals from punk poet John Cooper Clarke, The Sunday Carnival which weaved its way around the Welsh site and, last but not least, the huge 'Green Man' made entirely of tree bark, burnt on Sunday evening to mark the close of the festival.

An unbelievable experience, Green Man is more than a festival; it's a journey those who attend once choose to repeat again and again.

Text Holly Eells and Rebecca Morris

Monday, 23 August 2010

Shaky-The Duke and The King.

Release new single 'Shaky' on September 20th on Loose Music / Silva Oak; album 'Long Live The Duke & The King' follows a week later