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The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala new single 15 August 2011
Arctics have come up with a catchy, quality, mor indie tune here, I really hope this catches on... they could probably do with editing the messy intro and bringing it straight in on the drum.. cool tune. Top Ten please... here's the PR...
The second single from Arctic Monkeys’ new album ‘Suck It And See’ will be released on Monday the 15th of August. The band, who are performing at the iTunes festival at The Roundhouse on Wednesday the 6th of July, will also be headlining T In The Park and V Festival and the following arena shows in the autumn:
Wednesday 6th July London The Roundhouse – iTunes Festival
Friday 8th July T In The Park Festival
Saturday 9th July Ireland - Oxegen Festival
Saturday 20th August Hylands Park – V Festival
Sunday 21st August Weston Park – V Festival
Friday 28th October Nottingham Capital FM Arena – SOLD OUT
Saturday 29th October London The O2 Arena – SOLD OUT
Sunday 30th October London The O2 Arena – EXTRA NIGHT ADDED
Tuesday 1st November Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – SOLD OUT
Wednesday 2nd November Manchester MEN Arena
Friday 4th November Birmingham LG Arena
Saturday 5th November Newcastle Metro Radio Arena- SOLD OUT
Sunday 6th November Aberdeen AECC
Tuesday 8th November Glasgow SECC Hall 4
Wednesday 9th November Liverpool Echo Arena
The band’s show at the Roundhouse on Wednesday 6th July is part of the iTunes Festival and will be streamed live on iTunes - http://facebook.itunes.eu/eZz
The Vaccines and Smith Westerns will be supporting on the UK arena dates.
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Swimmhaus Johnnesburg new single 22 August 2011
Superb attention grabbing intro, stutturing stereo effect on guitar and drums... a kind of almost new new romantic approach to the arrangement, possibly a little Spandau Ballet-ish. Not sure I like the repeated stuttering lyric, not sure it works so well but this should catch a few ears and raise awareness of the band.
Fixers are a unique, thrilling psychedelic five-piece in love with Japanese pop, Middle Eastern music and the dance grooves of late 70s New York. New single ‘Swimmhaus Johnnesburg’ shines a light on these influences, with classic piano house lines, startling guitar bursts, echo-drenched vocals and a thrilling 4/4 beat; it’s pop music in its most bold and forward-thinking sense. Mixed by Alan Moulder, it’s destined to cement Fixers as the most exciting new band in the UK.
Such is their array of influences, Fixers sound never stands still. It’s a combination of sonic adventure and their worldview. Influences include Dead Can Dance and Arthur Russell, Tom Tom Club and Brian Wilson. Fixers provide the perfect distillation of modern day pop. Pop at its core is a fusion of influences, to create something modern and fresh, and that is exactly what this visionary Oxford-based band embodies.
Fixers last release, the EP Here Comes 2001, So Lets All Head For The Sun’, showcased four tracks that demonstrated the breadth of Fixes musical diversity. It followed their debut ‘Iron Deer Dream’, released at the end of 2010 on Young & Lost and saw them praised in NME, The Guardian, Uncut, Clash, Q, The Fly and more, as well as being played across Radio 1 and 6Music.
Following the recent sold-out show at London’s Cargo, plus a handful of rapturously received dates around the country, including a set at the ‘Sounds From The Other City’ festival in Manchester where the band played to a backdrop of ‘Glitter’ ( the Mariah Carey film), Fixers will be playing the iTunes Festival. They’ll be supporting Noah And The Whale at London’s Roundhouse on Sunday 24th July as well as joining an incredible bill at the Roundhouse for the 31 night festival. They will be featuring alongside Adele, Foo Fighters, Beady Eye, Manic Street Preachers and Jessie J amongst others playing. See all upcoming live dates below:
Sun 10th Lounge On The Farm, Canterbury
Sun 17th Latitude Festival, Suffolk
Thu 21st Secret Garden Party, Huntingdon
Sat 23rd Truck Festival, Oxford
Sun 24th iTunes Festival, London w/ Noah And The Whale
Fri 5th Underage Festival, London
The Travelling Band
Battlecars new single 1 August 2011
A second fine single from The Travelling Band, of whom BBC 6 Music's Marc Riley espouses as Mancunian Americana. Now the BBC is moving to Manchester and London is being de-capitalised may we look forward to a BBC 6 Music takeover of Radio One in the same way Radio One Xtra does... may we? And if we may, we may begin to see some fine acts like The Travelling Band breaking through into the mainstream! Catch them on tour throughout July & August.
Sappho new single 15 August 2011
Oh yeah, loving this, superb intro, into the song in seconds... great lyrics, like a back in the day... loud then mischievously quiet... "How do you a child that there's a God, how do you tell a son that his daddy left his mom when he fell in love with a girl like you... with a girl like Sappho with a girl like you". Cracking new single from a great new band.
Our Perfect Disease new 15 August 2011
Wombats deserve some top forty action and 'our Perfect Disease' is again more reliant on keyboards than their earlier guitar thrashing successes. The biggest conundrun for music analysts is how indie rock has become secondary to r&b grime.. coverage is one main reason but there is something more fundamental - the r&b seems often like perfect pop whereas there is a danger indie dwells on arty farty left-field rather than Oasis type real life indie rock... I'm not sure where the Wombats are, but The Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts may have screwed them up least a little.
Here's the pr...
“For me, there has been one record, of late, that’s been so ecstatically uplifting and bursting with classic modern pop tunes that it’s elevated me out of any slump, funk or sluggishness I might have been feeling at the time. Believe it or not, it’s the new Wombats album. Maybe Murph is the new Prozac after all.” – NME
“A modern pop primer bursting with potential hits… reminds you just how thrilling and sharp-edged narrative pop can be.” – Sunday Times Culture
“The pop album of the year, by at least a dozen choruses” – BBC
2011 had already seen The Wombats make huge strides forward with the release of their second album ‘The Wombats proudly present… This Modern Glitch’ which peaked at #3 and includes four of their most popular singles to date with ‘Tokyo (Vampires and Wolves)’, ‘Jump Into The Fog’, ‘Anti-D’ and ‘Techno Fan’.
Their rise looks to continue with the release of the new single ‘Our Perfect Disease’ on August 15th on 14th Floor Records. Produced by Rich Costey (Muse), ‘Our Perfect Disease’ lashes the sonorous disco moods of Depeche Mode and Echo & The Bunnymen onto The Killers’ arena pop sensibilities.
The release of ‘Our Perfect Disease’ bridges the band’s busy summer festival schedule – which has already included Glastonbury, Radio 1’s Big Weekend and Rockness, and continues with a sold-out Lovebox headline date, a headline performance at Wakestock and two sets at the V Festival – with their next UK headline tour which commences in September and includes a major London gig at the 02 Brixton Academy. The band’s UK headline tour schedule is:
September Box office number
21st – Cardiff, University Great Hall 02920 781 458
22nd – Nottingham, Rock City 0845 413 4444
23rd – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall SOLD OUT
24th – Cambridge, Corn Exchange SOLD OUT
26th – Bristol, Colston Hall 0117 922 3686 / 0117 929 9008
28th – London, O2 Brixton Academy 0844 477 2000
29th – Southampton, Guildhall SOLD OUT
October Box office number
1st – Yeovil, Westlands 0844 811 0051
2nd – Birmingham, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
3rd – Lincoln, Engine Shed SOLD OUT
4th – Sheffield, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
6th – Newcastle, O2 Academy 0844 477 2000
7th – Glasgow, O2 Academy 08444 999 990
8th – Manchester, Apollo SOLD OUT
…This Modern Glitch’ was recorded through 2010 over three sessions with separate producers, all in L.A. First, Jacknife Lee brought his precise technological nous to ‘Anti-D’, followed by Eric Valentine who helped the band put together ‘Tokyo (Vampires And Wolves)’ as well as ‘Techno Fan’. Rich Costey joined forces with additional creative input from TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek and John Hill (Santogold, M.I.A., Devo) to complete a record that has shock, impressed and spun opinion on this most uncompromising of 21st century pop bands. The album even finds rooms for a guest appearance courtesy of Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro on ‘Girls / Fast Cars’.
UK Top 40Sun 26 Jun 11
Adele holds top spot in the USA while Jason DeRulo storms to the top of the UK's Songs Chart with his Robin S 'Show Me Love' rip-off.
Lady GaGa reclaims pole position on the UK's Album Chart while Bad Meets Evil at No.1 on America's Billboard Top 200 Albums.
4 new-entries – 9 up, 26 down, 1 non-mover Top Ten… 5 USA … 4 UK… 1 Rumania…
This Week ... Last Wk ... Wks In ... Artist ... Title ... Origin
1 new 1 JASON DeRULO Don't Wanna Go Home USA
2 1 3 EXAMPLE Changed The Way You Kiss Me UK
3 2 2 CALVIN HARRIS Bounce UK
4 4 10 PITBULL NE-YO, AFROJACK & NAYER Give Me Everything USA
5 3 2 ED SHEERAN The A Team UK
6 7 8 ALEXANDRA STAN Mr Saxobeat Rumania
7 new 1 VATO GONZALEX FOREIGN BEGGARS Badman Riddim UK
8 16 7 LADY GAGA The Edge Of Glory USA
9 6 6 NICOLE SCHERZINGER Right There USA
10 8 10 ALOE BLACC I Need A Dollar USA
11 24 2 KATY PERRY Last Friday Night (TGIF) USA
12 9 14 LMFAO Party Rock Anthem USA
13 5 2 TINCHY STRYDER & DAPPY Spaceship UK
14 11 10 BRUNO MARS The Lazy Song USA
15 17 5 NICKI MINAJ Superbass USA
16 10 8 JENNIFER LOPEZ & LIL WAYNE I'm Into You USA
17 15 6 RIHANNA California King Bed Barbados
18 12 12 CHRIS BROWN BENNY BENASSI Beautiful People USA
19 14 13 JENNIFER LOPEZ & PITBULL On The Floor USA
20 18 4 BLACK EYED PEAS Don't Stop The Party USA
21 26 3 THE SATURDAYS Notorious UK
22 13 8 DEV & THE CATARACS Bass Down Low USA
23 25 2 ADELE Set Fire To The Rain UK
24 20 10 JESSIE J Nobody's Perfect UK
25 19 15 SNOOP DOGG Sweat USA
26 23 8 DAVID GUETTA FLO RIDA, NICKI MINAJ Where Them Girls At France & USA
27 new 1 FOSTER THE PEOPLE Pumped Up Kicks USA
28 21 6 SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA Save The World USA
29 27 18 ADELE Someone Like You UK
30 37 2 BAD MEETS EVIL & BRUNO MARS Lighters USA
31 29 11 LADY GAGA Judas USA
32 28 5 TAKE THAT Love Love UK
33 34 9 WYNTER GORDON Dirty Talk USA
34 39 20 LADY GAGA Born This Way USA
35 32 7 INNA Sun Is Up Rumania
36 35 21 JESSIE J & B.o.B. Price Tag UK
37 31 3 KATY B Easy Please Me UK
38 new 1 PARADE Perfume UK
39 36 9 BEYONCE Run The World (Girls) USA
40 30 10 TRACY CHAPMAN Fast Car USA
Leaving The Top 40
last week's position - highest position - weeks in Top 40
22 6 2 COLDPLAY Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall UK
33 6 3 ALEX GAUDINO & KELLY ROWLAND What A Feeling Italy & USA
38 1 14 NICOLE SCHERZINGER Don't Hold Your Breath USA
40 6 21 CHRIS BROWN Yeah 3x USA
America's Hot 100
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