February 11th, 2013

Tribes unveil UK tour details

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 at 9:29am

Tribes have announced a series of UK dates for April and May as ‘Wish To Scream‘, the successor to their 2012 debut ‘Baby‘, gets ready for release on May 20th. – Tribes Concert Tickets

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UK Record Store Chart topped by Frightened Rabbit

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 at 8:04am

Frightened Rabbit have debuted at #1 on the UK Record Store Album Chart with their new LP ‘Pedestrian Verse‘.

The band add to their top ten position on the main rundown with the biggest weekly sales in the UK’s independent record shops, while The Courteeners‘ third record ‘Anna‘ is one place back.

Eels‘ ‘Wonderful Glorious‘ is another high debut at #3, with Veronica Falls and Pure Love completing a Top 5 consisting entirely of new releases.

UK Record Store Album Chart, Top 20:

1/ Frightened Rabbit – ‘Pedestrian Verse’
2/ The Courteeners – ‘Anna’
3/ Eels – ‘Wonderful Glorious’
4/ Veronica Falls – ‘Waiting For Something To Happen’
5/ Pure Love – ‘Anthems’
6/ Fleetwood Mac – ‘Rumours’
7/ Jake Bugg – ‘Jake Bugg’
8/ Biffy Clyro – ‘Opposites’
9/ Heaven’s Basement – ‘Filthy Empire’
10/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra – ‘II’
11/ Matthew E White – ‘Big Inner’
12/ Emeli Sande – ‘Our Version Of Events’
13/ Les Miserables – OST
14/ I Am Kloot – ‘Let It All In’
15/ Ron Sexsmith – ‘Forever Endeavour’
16/ Jim James – ‘Regions Of Light and Sound Of God’
17/ Mavericks – ‘In Time’
18/ Local Natives – ‘Hummingbird’
19/ Andrea Bocelli – ‘Passione’
20/ Bronx – ‘The Bronx IV’

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Review: Johnny Marr – ‘The Messenger’

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 at 6:31am

Before we go any further, this isn’t an album by The Smiths.

No matter what, any new music released by Manchester’s greatest ever guitarist and all round nice guy will always be held up against the stunning legacy of the band he left aged only 24.

That won’t be happening here. All clear on that? Good. Glad we’re all in agreement.

The Messenger‘ then, is billed as Johnny Marr’s first fully solo album – which means that tellingly, Marr is quietly distancing himself from the boorish, sub-Oasis swamp rock of 2003’s ‘Boomslang‘ (he’s right to do so of course, it’s crap). Pleasingly, we instead find that Marr is now as comfortable with the Johnny of today as he is embracing of the Johnny of yesteryear.

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Video: Beck covers David Bowie’s ‘Sound and Vision’ with 167-piece orchestra

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 at 5:43am

Beck has covered David Bowie‘s track ‘Sound and Vision‘ with a 167-piece orchestra for the first installment of Lincoln’s ‘Hello, Again’ campaign. The ambitious performance can be viewed through YouTube below.

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The Beatles’ ‘Please Please Me’ being recreated live today on 50th anniversary

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 at 4:44am

Artists including the Stereophonics and I Am Kloot are due in Abbey Road studios today (February 11th) to recreate the mammoth 10-hour recording session undertaken by The Beatles for their debut album ‘Please Please Me‘ exactly fifty years ago.

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Noel Gallagher, Richard Ashcroft to perform one-off gig in Dubai next month

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 at 4:04am

Noel Gallagher will be joined by Richard Ashcroft for a one-off gig ‘presented by Sandance’ in Dubai next month, reports Time Out Dubai.

The Courteeners miss out on UK number one album

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 at 3:02am

Despite leading the race in midweek, The Courteeners have missed out on a first UK number one album as previous chart topper Les Miserables returned to the summit yesterday (February 10th).

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Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys triumph at 2013 Grammy Awards

Posted on 11 Feb 2013 at 2:45am

Mumford & Sons took home the main Album Of The Year prize at last night’s (February 10th) Grammy Awards, while The Black Keys were the big winners in the specialist rock categories.

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