Multi-talented, award-winning artist, actress and activist Kate Nash announces the 10 year anniversary of her platinum selling debut album 'Made Of Bricks'. Kate will be touring the album over the summer including a show at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire, tickets will be available for pre-order Wednesday 29th March and on general sale 31st March. A limited run of original pink 'Made In Bricks' vinyl will be available on the tour.
Kate on 'Made Of Bricks':-
"I am so excited to celebrate my 10 year anniversary of Made of Bricks. This was a life changing record for me. At the time of making it I had no idea what to expect, what making a record even was, and how much this would open up a world of art and music to me. After a decade of creating, recording, performing and living I feel more confident about my abilities than ever and I look forward to approaching these performances from where I am today. I can’t wait to share this with fans old and new, I’ve honed my performance skills and this will bring new life to old material, mixing a sense of nostalgia with a shiny bright future.
I’m so proud of how far I have come and I actually feel like I have a stronger connection to the songs now than I did then. I’m more in tune with myself and I think that translates through my performance. I also feel like this album keeps me connected to why I create music. It's an important reminder to me to stay creative, open, imaginative, to have a sense of fun and remember the London streets I grew up in. It's amazing to be fortunate enough to have a career as an artist. So hashtag blessed. I’m as ever grateful to my beautiful fans!! And I’m excited to invite them to something extra special this summer!"
In other news, Kate Nash has been confirmed to play Rhonda is the upcoming Netflix Original series “G.L.O.W.” Produced by award winning Jenji Kohan (Weeds, Orange is the new Black), “G.L.O.W” (aka Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling) was created by Liz Flahive (Homeland) and Carly Mensch (Orange Is The New Black) and is a 10-episode comedy inspired by the real story of the 1980s female wrestling league.
MADE OF BRICKS TOUR
1st August - Edinburgh, Queens Hall
3rd August - Leeds, Church
4th August - Manchester, O2 Ritz
5th August - Nottingham, Rock City
6th August - Bristol, O2 Academy
8th August - Brighton, Concorde 2
10th August - London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
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Following their critically acclaimed eighth album 'Love You To Death', Tegan & Sara announce their biggest UK tour to date starting on February 13th at London's Roundhouse and culminating on February 18th in Birmingham. The tour also takes in mainland Europe starting in Oslo Norway and concluding in Paris, France - tickets are on sale now.
'Love You To Death', which was recently crowned #18 in the NME's top 50 albums of 2016, received widespread critical acclaim on release from the likes of The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Vice. The band have been have wowing audiences on a host of prime-time US TV shows including The Late Late Show with James Corden and The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon as well as completing a sold out headline tour of the US and Canada. The band also performed for fans at two sold out dates at London's KOKO on their last visit to the capital in June 2016.
To celebrate the release of 'Love You To Death' the band have been releasing videos for every track on the record, with two still to come this December. To watch every video released up until now, visit the band's Youtube.
Catch Tegan And Sara at the following UK dates in 2017:
Feb 13 - Roundhouse, London
Feb 14 - Manchester Albert Hall, Manchester
Feb 15 - Bristol Academy, Bristol
Feb 17 - ABC, Glasgow
Feb 18 - Institute, Birmingham
Tegan and Sara's album Love You To Death is available now through Warner Bros. Records here.
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"To produce a second album as crammed with hits as their debut is a remarkable achievement." – Daily Telegraph
"All kinds of wonderful, full of atmosphere and emotion, perfectly showing off frontman Wesley Schultz's breath-taking vocals." – Daily Record
Platinum selling Denver outfit, The Lumineers, announce their much anticipated UK and Ireland headline tour dates for October / November 2016. The Cleopatra World Tour continues in support of their number one selling sophomore album, 'Cleopatra', awarded 4*s in both MOJO & The Sun. The tour announcement follows the band's show stopping performance at Glastonbury Festival and their recent UK headline tour, which sold out in less than 24 hours.
The Lumineers continue to receive critical and public acclaim for their live show, with their recent Brixton Academy gig being described as a "triumphant, barnstorming performance" (Daily Telegraph); yet another signifier that this band is a force to be reckoned with, especially in the live arena.
Continuing the success story from their two-time Grammy nominated, platinum-selling self-titled debut in the 2012, The Lumineers' Cleopatra has been an international hit album – not only achieving No.1 status in the UK, US & Canadian Official Charts but also charting at the top of the Billboard Top 200.
Tickets for the UK and Ireland Tour go on sale at 9:00am on Thursday, 21st July. You can find more information here: http://thelumineers.com/tour-dates/
Sunday 23rd October - Manchester O2 Apollo
Wednesday 26th October - Dublin 3 Arena
Friday 28th October - Edinburgh Usher Hall
Saturday 29th October - Newcastle O2 Academy
Sunday 30th October - Birmingham O2 Academy
Tuesday 1st November - Plymouth Pavilions
Friday 4th November - London Eventim Apollo Hammersmith
London indie-punk trio Happy Accidents have revealed a brand new single and music video for ‘Running’ ahead of the release of their debut album ‘You Might Be Right’, which will be available via Alcopop! Records on 1st July.
Rich from the band says
“Running is our token existential crisis song. It stemmed from my brief stint with meditation and is about whether knowing that you’re a puny mortal human is terrifying or comforting. For the video, we did what we do best, which is obviously play with kites and scooters. As I’m sure is evident when you watch it, we shot it ourselves and it was dead good fun!”
The pre-order for the album is also now live and special bundles include an illustrated zine companion piece put together by the band. Happy Accidents will be heading off on tour following the album release with a string of headline shows and festival appearances plotted. See below for full dates.
Drawing influence from The Thermals, The Pixies, as well as their peers in the UK’s thriving DIY scene, Happy Accidents craft the kind of earworms that will be rattling round your head for months to come. While adept at sugar-coated choruses and ‘four to the floor’ disco drums, the disparity between the music and the lyrics showcases the great dichotomy of Happy Accidents. The album deals with matters such as social anxiety and societal pressures, with first single ‘Leaving Parties Early’ raising questions of identity within the context of attending parties where you don’t quite know if you fit in. This contrast runs throughout the record, with the band pairing introspective lyrics with the biggest hooks they can muster.
Formed by brothers Rich and Neil Mandell and Phoebe Cross back in 2014, the band fuse their deep-seated love of 90s punk and indie, whilst still managing to sound as fresh as any of their contemporaries. Quickly making a name for themselves within DIY punk circles, they’ve shared stages with the likes of The Front Bottoms, Martha, Muncie Girls, and countless others.
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