Heroically crestfallen alt-popsters Longfellow put the seal on a grand old year by, well, preparing for 2014. Their “Siamese Lover” single may not be released until January 27th, but Steve Lamacq has already played it on BBC 6 Music after he was impressed by their vibrant set at the Shacklewell Arms recently. Further radio support has followed from Radio 2’s Jo Whiley.
The track listing for legendary international hard rockers Scorpions’ new offering MTV Unplugged has just been revealed.
Brandon Boyd, frontman of platinum-selling rock band Incubus, will take his new musical project Sons of the Sea on its first US tour this winter.
Rusted Root are happy to announce their winter tour dates. They’ll be joined on some by Donna the Buffalo and in New York City by the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.
Bombay Bicycle Club continue to blaze a trail as one of the UK’s most prolific and ambitious bands with the release of their fourth album in five years, ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ (on February 4, 2014 via Vagrant Records) – and by unveiling the album’s ‘moving, breathing’ artwork.
One of Canada’s hottest bands, the enigmatic soul collective Chic Gamine, are thrilled to announce their first UK single and tour. The Canadian 5-piece, who Mavis Staples has compared to the Staple Singers, will be taking their unique blend of nouveau-pop and vintage soul to London, Brighton, Leeds and Manchester.
A host of world class musicians will once again descend on the Cotswold town of Cheltenham in May 2014 for the return of the Cheltenham Jazz Festival.
Jamestown Revival have announced a string of tour dates around the west coast this December. The band will be touring beginning on December 8th in San Diego at Lestats, before playing in Los Angeles on December 10th at the Troubadour. The tour continues with dates in San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities, before ending on December 21st in Denver at the Bluebird Theater.
Following the release of their video for the “Fear and Delight” single (out 9th December) The Correspondents have announced a string of live dates across the UK.
Capitol Records is pleased to announce that it has signed Hedley. The label will release “Anything,” the Vancouver, BC-based band’s new single, which is imbued with a rowdy “the sky’s the limit” sensibility and EP of the same name on December 3, 2013. “Anything” is already a smash hit in Canada, where it has been certified Platinum.