The Xcerts Announce Final Gigs Of The Year

Following a summer of festivals including Wickerman, Truck and Boardmasters and a tour supporting Idelwild The Xcerts have announced a final string of shows to round the year off

French Girl Band Plastiscines Cameo On Gossip Girl

French girl band Plastiscines have just finished filming a cameo appearance on cult American TV show Gossip Girl.

Lightspeed Champion Announces New Album Details

Lightspeed Champion has announced he is to return with his second album, Life is Sweet! Nice To Meet You. The follow-up to 2008’s Falling Off The Lavender Bridge

Brett Anderson Announces New UK Tour Dates

Following the release of his new solo album ‘Slow Attack’ this week, and his triumphant Tabernacle gig in London last week, Brett Anderson has announced three UK solo shows in the new year.

First Acts Revealed for Dutch Festival Eurosonic Noorderslag

EuroSonic Noorderslag is Europe’s biggest live music industry conference and showcase festival and following on from the success of artists such as Ida Maria and Casiokids this year’s edition will focus on Norway.

The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself (Kemado/Heavenly) 02/11/2009

Typically uplifting rock with a punky edge, “Answer To Yourself” pounds along, all edges and gloriously unrestrained noise.

Royksopp – This Must Be It (Wall of Sound) 26/10/2009

The Knife and Fever Ray frontwoman’s vocals are all that prevent this track from being tossed in the reject pile out of hand

Boy Crisis – The Fountain of Youth (B-Unique) 28/09/2009

Boy Crisis have managed to take several interesting musical elements and combine them together in a completely underwhelming way.

Codeine Velvet Club For Free Hometown Show

Codeine Velvet Club, the new band featuring chief Fratelli Jon Lawler and Glasgow chanteuse Lou Hickey, have announced a one-off intimate show at Glasgow’s Oran Mor club on Wednesday 4th November ’09.

Ian Brown – Just Like You

The video for Ian Brown’s new single, Just Like You, features Ian’s magician mate Dynamo levitating the man himself.
Just Like You is out 30 November on Fiction and Ian Brown’s UK tour starts on 22 November.