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Full U.K Tour announced and beautiful poster released from British songbird Laura Marling.


OF MICE AND MEN have begun to announce a string of gigs in the United Kingdom for Spring 2012.

You can see currently available information on the tour below:


23 CARLISLE Brickyard

24 ABERDEEN Tunnels

25 GLASGOW Cathouse 2

6 NEWCASTLE O2 Academy


01 BRISTOL Fleece  

04 READING Sub 89


Long time friends and Cosmonaut favourites FRANCESQA have announced that they’ve split up. You can see the full statement from their Facebook below:

"Hello everyone, As a group we have recently had to make one of the hardest decisions any one of us will ever make. Over the past two years we have poured our hearts into writing music and Francesqa has taken us places in life that we never dreamed of being so before we tell you the purpose of this announcement we want to help you understand the reason for our decision.

Since Francesqa started there has been a bond between all of us as members that is as strong as the bond between family, we have sacrificed everything we have for each other and this band. We have given up jobs, torn relationships apart and been made homeless but we have always seen these things as the minor setbacks that we would have to face in order to achieve our goals.

Sadly the lack of comfort in our lives began to take its toll and we were finding it hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel, this had a large impact on one of us in particular and we lost a member. We didn’t want to let ourselves be torn apart by the loss of our guitarist so we went ahead with a headline tour that had been booked prior to all of this. It was much harder than we had anticipated it to be and we gradually began to realise that we were no longer the band we had set out be. We finished the tour and returned home, we refused to give up all that we had worked so hard for and after a long talk we no longer felt like an empty glass but instead a glass waiting to be filled.

Everything changed, we wrote music differently, we approached life from a different angle and we finally felt like we could see that light again but there was still that voice in the back of our minds telling us that something wasn’t right and we had finally come to the fork in the road that led us to making our decision. It is time for us to call an end to Francesqa, it’s the hardest decision we have ever had to make but we feel it’s the right one. Music is still our lives and we hope you can understand our reasons for coming to this conclusion. Thankyou for all the support you have given us over the past two years, we couldn’t have lived it without every one of you. We hope to see you all soon.”

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BRAND NEW have added a date at Nottingham Rock City to their forthcoming UK tour with I AM THE AVALANCHE and THE XCERTS.

Full dates are now:

08 BRISTOL O2 Academy
10 SOUTHAMPTON Guildhall
11 LONDON Camden Roundhouse
12 LONDON Camden Roundhouse
14 GLASGOW O2 Academy
15 BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy
16 NEWCASTLE O2 Academy
17 CARDIFF University Great Hall

More from the band at

So Yeah…

Not much activity my end recently, again I apologise been rather busy. Will try and get as much stuff up over the festive period as possible.




Tonight there is electricity in the air, or maybe its sweat, as Manchesters Sound Control plays host to Toronto’s Azari & III. Hotly tipped as one of the most exciting talents top emerge from the forever evolving and blossoming modern-house scene, the quartet is comprised of two machines-men (Dinamo Azari and Alixander III) and two vocalists (Fritz Helder and Cedric), who unwrap and hoover up the finest elements of the genre, which is somewhat suprising given their origins.

One would not label Toronto as one of the hottest musical hubs, especially not a place where music like this can thrive, but to me this gives Azari their charm, it could be that removal from an established scene that has allowed the group to flourish and grow into their own skins creating something new and exciting.

Tonight is a showcase of why there is so much buzz about the collective, their tour has trawled the country leaving behind in its wake bleary eyes dancers still nursing their tender ears from the pure fantastical onslaught Azari have brought and tonight is no exception: packed into what can only be described as a sweat box atmosphere people are throwing themselves around absolutely loving the show; all inhibitions and awareness are left at the door with your hat and coat as I find myself jerking around like an out of control toy robot with a Duracell up my arse.

Into the Night has the packed out room in meltdown, whilst the beautifully eloquent and sensual Reckless with Love throws up inevitable but also pretty noticeable comparsions to Grace Jones. Vocalists Helder and Cedric are also a captivating presence; lights bounce of them like cosmic razor beams and they lead their audience in moves which is almost akin to a kind of funky aerobics session.

So as the Azari & III machine rumbles on, I can reflect on a night where I moved like a madman and my mind was well and truly blown by an amazing act.


THE DANGEROUS SUMMER release new video for No Ones Gonna Need You No More. Its ruddy amazing and you can see it above: 


YOUNG GUNS have announced details of a tour to coincide with release of new album 'Bones'

Dates for the tour which kicks off in February 2012 can be seen below:

02 HIGH WYCOMBE, Bucks University
03 LEEDS, The Well
04 LIVERPOOL, Masque Loft
06 GLASGOW, King Tuts
07 SHEFFIELD, Corporation 2
08 MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute
09 NOTTINGHAM, Rescue Rooms
11 BRIGHTON, The Haunt
12 KINGSTON, Fighting Cocks (Matinee Show)
13 PONTYPRIDD, Muni Arts Centre
14 SALTASH, Livewire
15 BATH, Moles
17 DUBLIN, Academy 2 (Matinee Show)
18 BELFAST, Speakeasy (Matinee Show)


THE SCENE AESTHETIC will release their new EP ‘The Days Ahead’ on December 6th.

Tracklisting for the EP can be seen below:

1. The Days Ahead
2. Letters
3. Ships
4. Walk Away
5. Paper Hearts
6. A Little Bit More
7. Everybody