Olöf Arnalds has a new album due called ‘Palme’ which is out on One Little Indian records on 29th September. UK tour dates have also been announced for the end of the summer;
30-Aug Birmingham Moseley Folk Festival TICKET LINK
28-Sep Brighton Komedia Studio Bar TICKET LINK
29-Sep London Oslo TICKET LINK
01-Oct Bristol The Louisiana TICKET LINK
02-Oct Manchester Cornerhouse TICKET LINK
03-Oct Liverpool Leaf TICKET LINK
04-Oct York Fibbers TICKET LINK
05-Oct Glasgow Mono TICKET LINK
‘Palme’ represents Ólöf´s most collaborative effort to date and follows ‘Við og Við’ (2007), ‘Innundir Skinni’ (2009) and ‘Sudden Elevation’ (2013).
On ‘Palme’ Ólöf is backed by trusted friends and collaborators; Gunnar Örn Tynes (founder of electro-folk collective, múm) and once more by long-term musical foil, Skúli Sverrisson (who has also worked with such luminaries as Laurie Anderson, Ryuichi Sakamoto and Blonde Redhead).
Following on from their triumphant set at Lost Map's Howlin' Fling on the Isle of Eigg recently, The Phantom Band hit the road for a UK tour in the autumn.
24 Sep Mad Hatters Inverness
20 Sep The Sage Gateshead
28 Sep Brudenell Social Club Leeds
29 Sep Exchange Bristol
30 Sep Hare and Hounds Birmingham
01 Oct London Oslo London
02 Oct The Haunt Brighton
03 Oct Bodega Social Nottingham
04 Oct The Harley Sheffield
05 Oct Junction 2 Cambridge
07 Oct The Kazimier Liverpool
Tickets & website HERE
Danny & The Champions of the World have been invited to Nashville, Tennessee to play an official showcase at the 2014 Americana Music Festival, with their key appearance set to be at Jack White’s Third Man Records on Fri 19th September at 11pm (local time)
The band will also be releasing their first ever live album, “Live Champs!” through Loose Records on 29th September, with an extensive UK tour to follow throughout October (see below).
“In a way it's the ultimate Champs album” said front man Danny George Wilson on new record “Live Champs!”,
Recorded live at a sold-out hometown show at the Jazz Cafe, Camden on the 6th March this year the show featured Trevor Moss & Hannah-Lou as well! You can pre-order HERE
Bristol shoe-gazers The Fauns released their second album, Lights on Invada Records last December and Monday saw the re-release of their self-titled debut album which was originally released on their own Laser Ghost label in 2009 on Invada Records.
The CD has been out of print for two years - and this new version comes as a deluxe digipack containing a bonus disc of remixes from the likes of Clint Mansell, Loop's Robert Hampson and Invada label boss, Redg Weeks, amongst others.
Listen to the Clint Mansell remix of 'Fragile' HERE
Listen to the Redg Weeks remix of 'The Sun is Cruising' HERE
Their debut album will be released on Invada on CD on 28th July 2014. You can order HERE
More date for Ryan Adams September tour that now looks like this:
14 September Invictus Games Closing Ceremony (with Foo fighters & more) Olympic Park
19 September Shepherds Bush Empire London
24 September Albert Hall Manchester
25 September Royal Concert Hall Glasgow
After two events, ATP Iceland will return to Ásbrú, the former NATO base in Keflavík, on July 2nd - 4th with Belle & Sebastian confirmed to headline the first night.
“We very much look forward to playing ATP Iceland. We have very strong connections with ATP, and can't wait to do another All Tomorrow's Parties in one of our favourite places. We loved Camber Sands in 1999, and Minehead in 2010, so to do it in Iceland will be a treat. It's been so long since we played In Iceland. It'll be fantastic. We can't wait!” - Richard Colburn, Belle & Sebastian
On sale today, there will be limited amount of super early bird tickets priced at €60 + b/f (€85 + b/f incl. bus) for a weekend pass. Once these run out, early bird tickets will follow at €90 + b/f and full price tickets at €110 + b/f.
So grab a discount and join ATP next summer in Iceland HERE
Frameworks and The Saddest Landscape bring their hardcore to the concert stage with a joint European tour. Both signed to US independent label Topshelf Records and the bands will be joined on several dates by the Mannheim five-piece The Tidal Sleep.
This will be Frameworks' first visit overseas, and follows the release of their debut LP "Loom" in April. The band was formed in Gainesville in 2011.
The Saddest Landscape are veterans of the hardcore scene, having put out over 25 releases since their inception in 2002 and these dates are the Band's first trip to Europe since 2011.
The Saddest Landscape / Frameworks European Tour 2014:
10/10/14 - Essen, Germany - Cafe Nova *
10/11/14 - Paris, France - Le Cirque Electrique *
10/12/14 - London, UK - The 100 Club *
10/13/14 - Birmingham UK - The Oobleck *
10/14/14 - Brighton, UK - Green Door Store *
10/15/14 - Antwerp, Belgium - Kavka *
10/16/14 - Hamburg, Germany - Headcrash
10/17/14 - Berlin, Germany - Cassiopeia
10/18/14 - Stuttgart, Germany - Juha West
* w/ The Tidal Sleep
The saddest Landscape Website
Against Me! return with a batch of UK dates on a major European jaunt to support their new album 'Transgender Dysphoria Blues'
Tickets are on-sale from 9am on 30th July HERE
13th Bristol, Bierkeller
15th Glasgow, King Tuts
16th Leeds, Cockpit
Vena Portae are an Anglo-Swedish alt-folk band, comprised of singer songwriter Emily Barker, songwriter Dom Coyote, and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Ruben Engzell.
Vena Portae’s eponymous debut album is one that is well worth checking out and there are also some live dates;
15 August - Stroud, The Goods Shed
16 August - Dermot O'Leary - live Radio 2 session
17 August - Beautiful Days Festival, Devon
21 August - Southsea, Square Tower
22 August - Marlborough, Sound Knowledge FREE INSTORE SHOW
23 August - Lewes, Union Music Store FREE INSTORE SHOW
23 August - Bexhill, Music's Not Dead FREE INSTORE SHOW
24 August - Purbeck Folk Festival, Dorset
25 August - Winchester, Swiss Cottage
26 August - Birmingham, Kitchen Garden Cafe
27 August - London, Green Note
29 August - Durham, Old Cinema Launderette
30 August - Manchester, Castle Hotel
31 August - Stoke (Folk in a Box @ AppetiteStoke)
6 September - The Sound of Bronkow Festival, Dresden
Slowdive have confirmed two shows in London at the Forum in Kentish Town. The shows on 19th and 20th December are their only upcoming UK dates and follow the band's return to London where their first official shows in twenty years took place in May.
Our review of the Village Underground show is HERE
Tickets for the Forum shows are available on pre-sale HERE today.
Following last year’s UK tour supporting Caitlin Rose, country singer Andrew Combs is due to return to the UK for his own headlining tour in September. Kicking off with a return to End Of The Road Festival on the 29th August and ending on the 9th September at London’s Green Note.
In March, Andrew signed up with Loose Music who are due to release his second album later in the year. The as yet untitled follow up to 2012 debut album ‘Worried Man’ is currently being recorded in Nashville.
You can see Andrew perform two new songs in this exclusive session, filmed for American Songwriter:
Tickets are available now for the End of the Road Festival and the following shows on Andrew's website
29 Aug END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL
01 Sep BRIGHTON, The Prince Albert
03 Sep LEEDS, Oporto
04 Sep BIRMINGHAM, Hare & Hounds
05 Sep OXFORD, Art Bar
07 Sep LINCOLN, Kirton in Lindsey Town Hall
08 Sep NOTTINGHAM, The Maze
09 Sep LONDON, Green Note
Who will win Green Man Rising? With over 500 entries from bands and artists around the country, the festival say that "every single one has been listened to, with a selection of the UK’s most respected music bloggers ranking and rating their favourites to select the live finalists who will play at The Dublin Castle in Camden on Wednesday 23rd July".
The finalists are:
Entry to the Green Man Rising Live Final is absolutely free from 6.30pm on Wednesday 23rd July. One lucky winner will win a gig of a lifetime opening the Mountain Stage at Green Man 2014.
The final decision rests with our expert judging panel...
Harriet Gibsone (Guardian), Jane Abernethy (4AD), Phil Alexander (Mojo), Mike Diver (Clash), Jack Shankly (Domino), Will Cook (The 405) and Ben Coleman (Green Man)
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