Weekly News Round-Up: The Maccabees, The Kills and more

Wondering if you’ve missed out on any of the week’s top news stories? Well wonder no longer – here Live4ever looks back on ten of the biggest headlines we featured during the last seven days in British music.

The Maccabees (Photo: Alberto Pezzali for Live4ever Media)

The Maccabees (Photo: Alberto Pezzali for Live4ever Media)

The 2016 Latitude Festival roster has been unveiled, headlined by The Maccabees, The National and New Order.

“I’m thrilled to announce the first acts for Latitude 2016,” founder Melvin Benn exclaimed. “The Maccabees, The National, and New Order headlining the music, coupled with the theatre and poetry bill looking stronger than ever, ensures Latitude 2016 is already simply unmissable.”

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PJ Harvey is to headline Eden Sessions in Cornwall on June 27th.

She’s one of the few acts to have been officially confirmed for Glastonbury this year, while this Eden Sessions booking adds to other festival appearances at Primavera Sound, Open’er and elsewhere.

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Organisers of the All Tomorrow’s Parties festival have moved to reassure ticket-holders it will go ahead as planned next month amid rumours of a cancellation.

The event has been an on/off part of the UK live music calendar during the past few years, but is due back at the Pontins holiday camp in Prestatyn, north Wales on 15th-17th and 22nd-24th of April, with one leg being curated by Stewart Lee.

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The Joy Formidable will start a headline tour of the UK at Newcastle’s Think Tank venue on May 7th.

By then the band’s new album ‘Hitch‘ will have been released, and the tour continues up in Scotland on May 9th before moving back to the Sheffield Plug a day later.

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Have a watch of Richard Ashcroft‘s video for his comeback single ‘This Is How It Feels‘ on Live4ever in the full article.

The promo follows Ashcroft’s official return last month with news of ‘These People‘, his first album since 2010’s ‘United Nations Of Sound‘ and his first solo album proper since ‘Keys To The World‘ of 2006.

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Kennet Capello

Kennet Capello

The new Kills album ‘Ash & Ice‘ has been set for release through Domino on June 3rd.

It’s been five years since Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart‘s last LP ‘Blood Pressures‘, and the return has been immediately previewed with a video for ‘Doing It To Death‘.

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Jake Bugg has posted the official video for ‘Gimme The Love‘, the first single taken from his upcoming third album ‘On My One‘.

The single precedes its album on April 15th, with ‘On My One’ following 2013’s ‘Shangri La‘ on June 17th. “In a lot of ways it sums up this record because it mainly has been me on my own,” Bugg has said.

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Stereophonics will be joined by chief support and fellow countrymen Catfish & The Bottlemen when they play Wrexham’s Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium on July 2nd.

This latest gig adds to a big summer for the band which will see them play another headline outdoor gig in Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium and top the Isle Of Wight festival in June.

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Biffy Clyro and Fall Out Boy have been confirmed as the second pair of co-headline acts for this year’s Reading/Leeds Festival.

It means a total of five bands are officially leading the event, with fellow co-headliners Foals and Disclosure already confirmed as well as, out on their own, Red Hot Chili Peppers.

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Kate Jackson, former frontwoman of the Long Blondes, will release her debut solo album ‘British Road Movies‘ on May 20th.

Since her former band split in 2008, Jackson has spent time as a painter in Rome, but returned to London for recording and writing sessions with producer Bernard Butler at West Heath Studios.

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