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Independent Venue Week

People tend to forget the fact that independent venues have always been that crucial stepping stone for musicians; enabling them to go on to sell out those sponsored gigs that, ironically, end up obscuring the smaller, yet essential venues. With the music industry operating a scorched earth policy—advancing through the …

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Ital announces new tour dates

Ital AKA Daniel Martin-McCormick has released the dates of his new tour this October, including dates in Liverpool, Glasgow and Bristol.

The tour begins at Liverpool’s Abandon Normal Devices festival, an event celebrating digital culture. Glasgow’s intimate Nice n Sleazy’s will play host to a blistering night before Ital finishes …

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Moonface announces one-off London gig

Canadian singer-songwriter Moonface (Spencer Krug) has revealed that he is set to play a one-off gig in London to promote his new record Julia With Blue Jeans On, released 28th October.

The former Wolf Parade and Sunset Rubdown frontman will perform a very intimate and personal gig at London’s St. …

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Preview: ThisIsWired (September)

Following on from their packed-out August shows ThisIsWired – the foremost London event for showcasing live music –  has announced its lineup for September which includes Max Marshall, who features in the latest issue of Notion magazine.

This month sees musically moreish Ray Jones taking to the Concrete stage following …

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New Video: Zola Jesus – ‘Fall Back’

Zola Jesus have released the video for ‘Fall Back’, the latest piece lifted from the superb album Versions.

The only original track on Versions, ‘Fall Back’ is a full-fat epic that combines the bluntness of a sledgehammer with rapier-like precision. The video is gushing with emotion and empathy, complimenting …

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HAIM announce European winter tour

Everyone’s favourite new band HAIM are set to embark on a European tour this winter, including six UK dates.

Taking place over November and December, the 13-day headline tour is scheduled to take place after HAIM’s support slot dates with Phoenix. The gigs are expected to be some of the …

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Tour preview: Live_Transmission – Joy Division Reworked

Live_Transmission: Joy Division Reworked, a celebration and re-imagination of the works of Ian Curtis and Joy Division through an audio-visual extravaganza, has been commissioned for a full UK tour after amazing crowds at last year’s Brighton Festival. A jaw-dropping ten minute sneak preview available now:

Created through a collaboration between …

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First names announced for Illuminations

Illumunations, a week-long London event of carefully selected music and arts events, has announced confirmation of its first artists and performers: Field Music, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Money and Mø.

Taking place in November at multiple locations, the event is delivering fresh, cross-platform acts in contemporary music for a second time …

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Video: Champs – My Spirit is Broken

Brother duo Champs released a video for their free to download track My Spirit is Broken this week. Filmed in Champ’s hometown of Ventnor on the Isle of Wight, the video pays homage to the local game of  ’pooljumping’, which presumably every person on the island has been doing during …

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Mazzy Star announce new album Seasons Of Your Day

After a 17-year album hiatus since 1996′s Among My Swan, shoegazers Mazzy Star are set to release Seasons Of Your Day on September 24th. Album track California can be listened too right now:

Recorded in California and Norway, the eagerly anticipated album will feature all original members of the group …

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