Monday, 29 October 2012

The Twang - New album 10:20 OUT TODAY

The Twang's long awaited third album "10:20" is officially out today and as expected they've played another blinder.  All the months of hard work creating and self funding the project have paid off BIG TIME!
A great record from beginning to end. 
Show some love and support the lads and spread the word too.
They're currently touring the album all over the UK so if you're quick you might catch them.  Details HERE
Download the album from iTunes HERE
Buy physical copies from The Band's store HERE

Thursday, 25 October 2012

12 Dirty Bullets kick off their RIDDLES UK tour this weekend.

12 Dirty Bullets kick off the UK leg of their RIDDLES tour this week off the back of another successful trip to the States.  The tour starts with a SELL OUT show at BARONE, Sunderland on Friday night.  Details as follows:-
Friday 26th - Barone Sunderland (SOLD OUT few door tickets left)
Saturday 27th - Pivo Pivo, Glasgow
Sunday 28th - Haddowfest, Edinburgh
Tuesday 30th - The Sesh, Hull

Tickets available at the venues. Hull is free entry.
The new album RIDDLES is receiving high levels of praise and is available HERE
'She Could Love You Forever', the second single taken from the album is available HERE.

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Depeche Mode announce 2013 Stadium Tour

Depeche Mode announce 2013 Stadium Tour

Dave Gahan, Martin Gore and Andy Fletcher will play 34 must-see shows in 25 European countries to an audience of more than 1.5 million fans, before taking the tour to North America. The tour kicks of
f with an open-air stadium show in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park on Tuesday May 7th.

The full tour dates are:

MAY 7 - Tel Aviv - Hayarkon Park
MAY 10 - Athens - Terra Vibe
MAY 12 - Sofia Georgi - Asparuhov Stadium
MAY 15 - Bucharest - National Stadium
MAY 17 - Istanbul - Kucukciftlik Park
MAY 19 - Belgrade - USCE Park
MAY 21 - Budapest - Puskas Ferenc Stadium
MAY 23 - Zagreb - Hippodrome
MAY 25 - Bratislava - Inter Stadium
MAY 28 - London - O2 Arena
JUN 1 - Munich - Olympic Stadium
JUN 3 - Stuttgart - Mercedes-Benz Arena
JUN 5 - Frankfurt - Commerzbank Arena
JUN 7 - Berne - Stade de Suisse
JUN 9 - Berlin - Olympic Stadium
JUN 11 - Leipzig - Red Bull Arena
JUN 13 - Copenhagen - Parken
JUN 15 - Paris - Stade de France
JUN 17 - Hamburg - Imtech Arena
JUN 22 - Moscow - Locomotive Stadium
JUN 24 - St Petersburg - SKK Arena
JUN 27 - Stockholm - Borlange Peace & Love Festival
JUN 29 - Kiev - Olympic Stadium
JUL 3 - Dusseldorf - Esprit Arena
JUL 7 - Belgium - Rock Werchter Fest
JUL 11 - Bilbao - BBK Festival
JUL 13 - Lisbon - Optimus Alive Fest
JUL 16 - Nimes - Antic Arena
JUL 18 - Milan - San Siro Stadium
JUL 20 - Rome - Olympic Stadium
JUL 23 - Prague - Synot Tip Arena
JUL 25 - Warsaw - National Stadium
JUL 27 - Vilnius - Vingus Park
JUL 29 - Minsk - Arena
See you in Warsaw (If I win the lottery)

Monday, 15 October 2012

Franco and the Dreadnought - New (Charity) Single OUT TODAY!

Talented singer / songwriter Franco and the Dreadnought follows up the amazing LAST MAN STANDING single with his second offering PLATT FIELDS today. 
The single is part of a charity campaign to raise money for  the Friends of Platt Fields, who are a group of hardworking volunteers that keep the park up and going by keeping it tidy, organizing events and even planting trees.
There is also a video (below) to accompany the song which was filmed at the park and features some of the volunteers and some of Franco's fans.

ALL of the profit from the single will be donated to the volunteers to help them at their work. The goal is to raise £1000 in one week, beginning today.


Oh yeah.  Just in case you're interested, the song is another cracker.  The unmistakeable style and singing voice get you gripped from the opening chords.  Great tune.

Not only that (I'm starting to sound like one of those TV adverts for water proof electric razors, but it's worth it), not only do you get PLATT FIELDS, there are also two other great songs, AMERICAN DREAM, THIS ONE'S MINE and a brilliant live acoustic version of PLATT FIELDS.
All in all, well worth a tiny bit of you hard earned cash and all for a great cause.  The price?  Well that's up to you.  You decide how much you want to pay so PLEASE go and download it and help support John and the people at Friends of Platt Fields.

Get the single HERE
Hear more from Franco and the Dreadnought HERE
and get more information about Friends of Platt Fields HERE




Sunday, 14 October 2012

12 Dirty Bullets - The new album RIDDLES - OUT NOW.

The highly anticipated second album from 12 Dirty Bullets has arrived.  Man! has it arrived? 
"Riddles" is 13 tracks of pure class.  Even the 40 second Intro is quality... 
It was always going to be a tall order to better their 2009 debut "Downsides To Making A Living" but you know what?  They have.
Kicking straight into DREAMERS.  Already a live favourite it is stunning in it's studio form and a brilliant song to start to the album and set the mood for what's to come.
SLOW DOWN would have slotted sweetly into the middle of the Downsides... album but fits equally well here, giving an indication of how the new songs definitely have the 12 Dirty Bullets sound that we know and love while still being a major leap forward.  Definitely a good thing in my book.
I started writing this review two days ago and it included a track by track review of this album but there is no need for you to be subjected to me 'gushing' about every track because that is the inevitable outcome with such a good album.  Just take my recommendation and hear it once after that your head will do the rest.
It's hard to pick out singles from the album but alongside the two we've already had you could easily add EMILY, DREAMERS and SLOW DOWN.  There are no tracks to skip.  Every song really is great and I can't say enough good things about them. 
I can guarantee that you will love this album.  You don't have to appreciate the extreme talent that has gone into writing and producing these songs, all you have to do is buy it, listen to it and love it.
It is a sin that 12 DIRTY BULLETS are still hovering under the radar of superstardom.  They deserve it.  They proved that with the quality of their debut album and now with RIDDLES they have raised the bar again.  It is their time. Spread the word.
You can hear the album version of MOTOWN below.
The official release is October 15th but you can buy it NOW! HERE
Don't tell anyone, tell EVERYONE!

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Oasis' Liam & Noel Gallagher Drunken Interview from 1997 - LISTEN!

Great interview from my tape collection of the Radio 1 Evening Session October 1997 when Liam and Noel were interviewed together for the first time in 3 years.  Unfortunately for Steve Lamacq they went to the pub first.  This interview has everything from chat  about "PLOBLEMS" to Liam offering out The Rolling Stones.  Mintage!!

Monday, 1 October 2012

12 Dirty Bullets FREE SINGLE from new album RIDDLES out now!

The OUTSTANDING 12 Dirty Bullets have been very busy in the last year.  Along side touring the UK and the USA, they have been working hard on their second studio album "Riddles" which is due for release later this month.
As a taste of what's to come the band have released a FREE single "She Could Love You Forever" which has been a live favourite on the recent tour.
Grab your copy NOW! before they change their mind.  HERE!
The band are playing a "Riddles" album launch gig at Dingwalls in Camden Lock on October 12th and the album will be on sale on the night so twice the reason to get yourself there.  If you can't make it then the album will be on general release on October 15th.
Can you wait?  I can't.
UPDATE - UPDATE -  Watch the video for SCLYF HERE