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The Murder Capital UK tour starts 31 January 2019

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Tour announcement: The Murder Capital
Tour dates: January / February 2019
Label: Human Season
More info: Band website

The Murder Capital ended 2018 as that rare thing: a band tipped from all corners without having released a single song. In an age where people and bands overshare by default, The Murder Capital have been doing the opposite. If you wanted to know about The Murder Capital, you had to get to a show and see for yourself. That’s if you could get in. Based on the caustic strength of one live recording of ‘More Is Less’, which went viral on YouTube (watch), and feverish word of mouth from those who have been lucky enough to attend these early gigs, The Murder Capital have built a formidable reputation. In just over a year, they’ve sold out shows in their hometown of Dublin (to 400 people), played with Slaves, Shame and fellow countrymen Fontaines DC and seen the likes of the NME, Loud & Quiet, Dork and DIY back them already – with The Irish Times calling them out as Ireland’s best new rock band.

With ‘Feeling Fades’ the band fulfill their early promise – delivering a brooding, propulsive slice of post-punk recorded with Flood (PJ Harvey, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Foals). In one of their rare interviews so far, the band have stated they are driven by the genuine desire to affect cultural change, and when front-man James McGovern repeats the lyric “the now elapsed ‘round you and me, and it kept us all together” on this, their debut single, you start to believe that they’re capable of achieving just that.

Stream debut single ‘Feeling Fades’ here.

Watch ‘More Is Less’ (Live session) here.

The Murder Capital will tour the UK in January and February:

31st January – Liverpool – EBGB’s

1st February – Cardiff – Club Ifor Bach

2nd February – London – The Shacklewell Arms

3rd February – Brighton – The Prince Albert

5th February – Birmingham - The Sunflower Lounge

6th February – Newcastle – Think Tank? Underground

7th February – Glasgow – The Poetry Club

8th February – Edinburgh – Sneaky Pete’s

They will also support IDLES at the band’s sold out show at The Electric Ballroom on 6th April.

“Murder Capital are one of those most oddly entertaining prospects – a punk band that can truly instill can’t-look-away levels of captivation.” - NME

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Scott Matthews releases new single and new album on 27 April 2018

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Album release: 'The Great Untold' by Scott Matthews
Release date: 27 April 2018
Label: Shedio
More info: Artist website

"Putting my world on the line
Turning one leaf at a time
Never knowing what I'll find"

Scott Matthews’ new record, 'The Great Untold', deserves to be a career defining one. The sixth studio album by the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter (Best Song Musically & Lyrically for 'Elusive') is a master class in honesty, instinct and reflection. A largely acoustic recording, Matthews’ new record features sparse production after being recorded over a productive winter at home. His ten-song cycle is the sound of a man now entirely comfortable in his own skin, putting his neck on the line with a collection of quietly extraordinary songs.

The ghosts of Paul Simon, Ron Sexsmith, Tim Buckley, Nick Drake and John Martyn loom large on a sixth record that revels in its stripped-back nature to show what an exceptionally strong songwriter Matthews really is. The absence of multi-layered instrumentation on 'The Great Untold', however, should not infer that it lacks depth. The richness in Matthews’ new work comes from the intricacy of his guitar work, influenced by the likes of Bert Jansch and Mark Kozelek, whilst showcasing again an otherworldly singing voice that betrays an everyman inflection and down-to-earth persona.

In many ways, 'The Great Untold' is the start of a new era for Matthews. Since his debut album, 'Passing Stranger', in 2006, the Wolverhampton-born artist has further refined his craft. Writing deft and sensitive songs during a trajectory that began with the ethereal ‘Elusive’, The Great Untold marks a new beginning on his own terms. The first great arc of his career was completed with his Home duology; a pair of records that reflected on his journey thus far. The Great Untold is the sound of that man moving on. Matthews is recently married, soon-to-experience fatherhood and has new hopes and fears, new stories to tell. “After Home Part 2 was finished, I was looking to move forward by marrying harmony with my experiences since the last record. The plan to write an acoustic record has always been there. And finally the time is right to do that.”

Matthews has tested himself as a songwriter. He started as a soloist and has gone full circle, again ready to fly alone. It opens new possibilities, a different type of challenge. “It takes me out of my comfort zone and has made me test myself. I’ve largely pared it down to guitar and vocals. At the beginning, there was nobody else. It’s time to surprise myself. It’s time to go back to my own world.”

Lyrically, 'The Great Untold' is a work with poetic intent. “It’s a collection of songs that lots of people will hopefully relate to. Naturally, my starting points are from a personal perspective but most times I have to broaden the idea so it's not so insular as a piece of music. It can be a challenge but I'm very proud of where I've ventured to and there's been a lot of soul searching woven into these songs that I hope people will appreciate. When I’m writing, I’m almost hearing voices from The Masters and thinking: ‘Would they approve?’”

The point is to make a connection. “I want to move somebody with the power of moods and music.” It is in the right hands. And that’s an opposite description for The Great Untold. It is a record written by a man at the peak of his powers – 'As The Day Passes', 'Something Real', 'Song To A Wallflower' and the stunning 'Cinnamon' are amongst the finest in his songbook – and by a musician able to channel great beauty in songs that reveal the most human of truths.

"...engagingly thoughtful and classy singer-songwriter" - The Guardian

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Movements announce UK tour April/May 2018

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Tour announcement: Movements
Tour dates: May June 2018
Label: Fearless Records
More info: Band website

Movements have announced that they will touring the UK and parts of Europe this April and May in support of their debut album 'Feel Something' which was released to critical acclaim at the end of 2017 via Fearless. The dates span the length of the UK including stops in Brighton, Glasgow, Cardiff, and London with support from Paerish & Muskets, where they then go on to Hamburg, Berlin, Munich, and Antwerp. Tickets now on sale.

You can check out 'Colorblind' here, the first single from 'Feel Something', which Billboard in their premiere called “a cohesive vision of muscular rock energy and melodic song craft".

Produced by the highly-acclaimed Will Yip (Tigers Jaw, Balance and Composure, Title Fight), the 11-track album serves as the follow-up to the band’s successful 'Outgrown Things' EP released in March of 2016. 

Movements are touring the US with Can't Swim, Super Whatevr, and Gleemer this March and have previously supported the likes of Knuckle Puck in the US and in the UK in December with Tiny Moving Parts and Have Mercy in tow.

Press reaction to date

"Having channelled talent, depression and a pure love of music into something beautiful on debut album ‘Feel Something’, Movements became one of the standout new bands of 2017." - Rock Sound

"Stunning emo/post-hardcore quartet from Southern California" - Kerrang!

"Regardless of you experiences in life, with this record on you'd have to be made of stone to not 'Feel Something'" - Upset Magazine

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Loudon Wainwright III ‘Surviving Twin’ Live March 2017

Tour announcement: Loudon Wainwright III - ‘Surviving Twin’ Live
Tour dates: March 2017
More infoLeicester Square Theatre

'Surviving Twin' is a posthumous collaboration in which Grammy Award winner Wainwright connects some of his best songs with the writing of his late father Loudon Wainwright Jr, the esteemed LIFE Magazine columnist. The performance is a game of creative catch between son and father, exploring issues like birth, loss, parenthood, fashion, pet ownership, and mortality. In a one man show, Wainwright recites a selection of his father’s compositions interspersed with songs from his own catalogue. 'Surviving Twin' has never been previously performed in the UK. 

Loudon’s illustrious career as a songwriter, humourist and actor, spans over two-dozen albums. He collaborated with Joe Henry, on the music for Judd Apatow’s hit movie 'Knocked Up', penned music for the British theatrical adaptation of Carl Hiaasen’s novel, 'Lucky You' and also recorded several songs for HBO’s 'Boardwalk Empire'. His songs have been recorded by many including Johnny Cash, Mose Allison, Earl Scruggs, Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Rufus Wainwright and Bonnie Raitt. 

As an actor, he hit the screens early in his career playing Captain Calvin Spalding, the “singing surgeon”, on the American television show, M*A*S*H and has subsequently appeared in films directed by Martin Scorsese, Hal Ashby, Christopher Guest, Tim Burton, Cameron Crowe, and Judd Apatow. 

A limited edition, deluxe hardback programme including an 18 track CD of show excerpts will be available exclusively at the performances.  Listen to the tracks here

Leicester Square Theatre, London 9th, 10th, 11th (inc. matinee), 12th March 2017. Tickets available now.

Press reaction to date

“The sardonically humorous singer-songwriter delivers a moving meditation on father/son relationships.” - The Hollywood Reporter 

“…a bristling, acerbic, ultimately affecting family album of a show, with father-son resentments, hostilities and resemblances laid out for all to see, alongside the love and self-loathing.” - New York Times

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American Football announce first UK dates

Tour announcement: American Football
Countries: UK
Dates: May 14-16 2015
Tickets from: American Football website


It’s finally happening…In May 2015, American Football are coming to the UK for the first time to play three dates in London, Leeds and Manchester. The dates follow on from American Football’s incredibly successful US reunion tour, and the reissue of their seminal self-titled album.

  • May 14th 2015 - London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
  • May 15th 2015 - Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club 
  • May 16th 2015 - Manchester, UK @ Gorilla 

In the 15 years since its release, American Football's self-titled debut full-length has quietly become one of the most fiercely beloved titles in the US indie Polyvinyl catalogue. Though the trio - Mike Kinsella (Cap'n Jazz, Owen, Owls), Steve Lamos, and Steve Holmes - only played a few shows and released just one other record (a three-song EP that preceded this full-length), their influence and legacy has steadily continued to grow in the time after they disbanded.

From its now iconic artwork to the band's unique songwriting approach (highlighted by an emphasis on shifting time signatures and sincere lyrics), American Football proves a record doesn't become a true classic through flashiness or catering to trends, but rather the deep emotional connection it forges between the music and the listener.

A testament to the act's lasting influence, American Football maintains a loyal fanbase eager for material from the band. Due to an outpouring of request, in 2004 Polyvinyl reissued American Football on vinyl. Following up on past success and requests, in 2008 Polyvinyl issued a 1-sided 12" of the American Football EP with new photography by Chris Strong. Despite the small amount of recorded work and hardly any touring, American Football remains one of Polyvinyl Record's most loved bands to this day.

Previous praise for American Football

  • “…currently the most influential album in the genre” – Pitchfork (8.6)
  • “The album serves as what indie rock should be about, synthesizing the musical world around us, not dividing and separating.” – PASTE Magazine 
  • “…there’s no question that the music that American Football did produce is as close to timeless as modern indie gets” – The Line Of Best Fit
  • “… one of emo’s essential LPs” – CLASH

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The Scenes announce tour dates with the Specials

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Tour announcement: The Scenes

Dates: October / November 2014

More information: on official band website

Finland’s The Scenes are pleased to announce an exciting run of shows coming up - they will be supporting punk legends The Specials on their highly anticipated autumn UK tour, many dates of which are already sold out. 

The Scenes will play the following dates:

  • Oct 30th – Norwich, UEA w/ The Specials
  • Nov 3rd – Dublin, Olympia w/ The Specials
  • Nov 4th – Belfast, Ulster Hall w/ The Specials
  • Nov 5th – Newcastle, Think Tank
  • Nov 13th – London, Roundhouse w/ The Specials
  • Nov 14th – London, Roundhouse w/ The Specials
  • Nov 15th – London, Roundhouse w/ The Specials
  • Nov 17th – Brighton, The Dome w/ The Specials
  • Nov 18th – Bournemouth, Academy w/ The Specials
  • Nov 22nd – Nottingham, Rock City w/ The Specials
  • Nov 23rd – Southampton, Joiners
  • Nov 25th – Manchester, Gullivers
  • Nov 27th – Bristol, Start The Bus
  • Nov 28th – Liverpool, Studio 2

More dates will be announced soon - please check the band’s website for most up to date information.

An experimental band barely out of their teens, The Scenes are from Oulu, Northern Finland and are a band that represent something between art pop, hardcore punk and progressive rock. Although they themselves would describe their sound simply as ‘rock’, the oblique song structures, angular rhythms and contorted lyrics, combined with their powerful showmanship mastery makes for something altogether more special.

No strangers to the live circuit, in May 2014 The Scenes toured the UK earning a reputation for their lights-out mayhem live performances, playing festival slots at The Great Escape, Liverpool Sound City, Live At Leeds and Dot to Dot, as well as supporting Bo Ningen on their club tour. Their sets are characterised by neurotic bursts - serene then suddenly lively to the point where it’s almost certain that something will break - be it equipment or bones.

After their debut album “Images Of Animals Crying In Public” in 2013, second album ‘Beige’ will come out in October, on the Sound of Finland imprint. 

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Painted Palms announce European Tour

European tour announcement: Painted Palms
Dates: 17-30 April 2014 

Amid continuing hype around recent album Forever, San Francisco’s Painted Palms are pleased to announce a European Tour this April.

Whether living four states away or four blocks away, Reese Donahue and Christopher Prudhomme have always found geography has no bounds against their psych electro pop output. The two cousins grew up together in Louisiana, but started making music over the Internet when one moved to San Francisco. The virtual exchange proved to be such a fruitful method (with their first EP Canopy being personally discovered by Of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes and released with Secretly Canadian) that it spurred them to continue making music this way despite ending up living in the same city. And so, the songs that formed their debut full-length Forever (released February 2014 with Polyvinyl), came together as if the musicians were still separated by 2000 miles.

Tours with Of Montreal, Braids and STRFKR around their first EP showed testament to the duo’s spacious persona – affixing themselves behind computer screens clearly has no impact on their physical affinity. With many more shows under their belt since, their songwriting and performance abilities are so inherent and compatible with each other that they can cross seas and energetically emit their blissfully buoyant tracks to live audiences as effortlessly as clicking ‘send’.

Characterised by pop structures and memorable melodies, don’t be fooled into thinking Painted Palms are a wholly sunny band. Forever can get dark particularly in its lyrics, with much of the focus centered on how it feels to be caught between the external world and one’s own thoughts. And in that moment a hint of irony is apparent, for as much as the members of Painted Palms want to get out of their own heads, they’re awfully good at writing songs that will immediately get stuck in yours.

Painted Palms’ European run is as follows:

April 17 Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser
April 19 Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
April 20 Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
April 22 London, UK @ Old Blue Last
April 23 Paris, France @ Espace B
April 24 Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique Witloofbar
April 25 Luzern, Switzerland @ Sudpol
April 26-29 Germany TBC
April 30 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Bitterzoet

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Dearly Beloved announce UK & European dates

Tour announcement: UK & Europe tour from Dearly Beloved
Dates: April & May 
Find out more on: official Dearly Beloved website 

Toronto’s Dearly Beloved is a one-of-a-kind sweat-fest led by Rob Higgins, a Canadian bass masher and tambourine thrashing rock tigress, Niva Chow. The band has toured extensively and shared stages with Mike Watt, Juliette Lewis, Sloan, Franz Ferdinand, Airborne Toxic Event and My Chemical Romance, among others. Dearly Beloved’s monstrous bass-driven hooks, intense energy and vocal interplay have led to comparisons to The Pixies, X and The Ramones and their over-the-top live show is not to be missed.

Dearly Beloved have certainly learned the value of putting their collective nose to the grindstone during the two years since the band unleashed the striking stoner/shoegaze/psych/prog/Goth/punk/pop opus Hawk vs. Pigeon upon the world. That’s all Dearly Beloved has been doing: working. Then working a bit more, sliding in some more work on the way home and topping all that hard work off with a little extra hard work, just for good measure.

There were invitations to further tour Canada, then to travel overseas and show U.K. and European audiences the goods for the first time. All that playing, in turn, hardened Dearly Beloved into a battle-scarred, hell-raising rock ‘n’ machine non pareil and, arguably, a better band than it’s ever been. So, rather than pause for breath at the end of 18 months in the van like any sane band would do, Dearly Beloved decamped to the infamous Rancho de la Luna studio in Joshua Tree, Calif., to write and demo the follow-up to Hawk vs. Pigeon.

Enduro, out in June, is a bristlingly antisocial punk-metal juggernaut with an old school rock n’ roll soul that sounds as wild-eyed and breathless and half-mad as a record made at the end of nearly two years of roadwork should. Helping Dearly Beloved on their way to the take-no-prisoners brilliance of Enduro were Rancho de la Luna mainstays Dave Catching (Eagles Of Death Metal) and Chris Goss (Sound City Players), figures familiar to any disciple of the “desert rock” scene that gave the world Kyuss, Masters of Reality and Queens of the Stone Age who both contributed guitar to the new record.

Although the album is now complete there’s still no rest for the Beloveds. The band hit the road again this Spring to revisit Europe with their new material.

Tour dates

Below you’ll find the latest dates - see the band’s website for tour updates and latest venue info.

April 14th – Glasgow UK, TBA
April 16th – London UK, The Islington
April 17th – Peterborough UK, The Solstice 
April 18th – Southampton UK, The Joiners (with Mike Watt & The Missingmen)
April 19th – Bray IE, The Harbour
April 25th – Limerick IE, Indie Week
April 26th – Limerick IE, Indie Week 
April 28th – Frankfurt GR, Ponyhof
April 29th – Cologne GR, Blue Shell
April 30th – Hannover GR, Café Glocksee (with Die Die Die)
May 1st – Hamburg GR, Astra Stube
May 2nd – Berlin GR, Privatclub
May 3rd – Dresden GR, Beatpol
May 4th – Munich GR, Milla
May 7th – Malmo SWE, TBA
May 8th – Stockholm SWE, TBA
May 9th – Copenhagen DEN, TBA

 

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Anamanaguchi announce 2014 European Tour

Tour announcement: Anamanaguchi, European tour
Dates: Jan 30th to Feb 10th 2014
Listen / find out more on:  official Anamanaguchi website

The explosive Brooklyn indie/dance hacker boy band Anamanaguchi unleash themselves on the UK yet again this January / February as part of their 2014 European Tour.

The full run of dates looks like this:

  • Thurs, Jan 30th – Belfast, McHughs
  • Fri, Jan 31st -  Dublin, Academy 2
  • Mon, Feb 3rd – Glasgow, King Tuts
  • Tues, Feb 4th – Manchester, Night and Day
  • Wed, Feb 5th – London, Heaven
  • Fri, Feb 7th – Amsterdam, Melkweg
  • Sat, Feb 8th – Berlin, Urban Spree @ WinterBar
  • Mon, Feb 10th – Paris, Point Ephemere

The band stuck their toes in British waters last September when Anamana fever was high after their neon splashed, electronically anthemic and sweetly escapist album ‘Endless Fantasy’ invaded our shores last summer transporting us all to a polygon dreamworld. Using vintage videogame hardware (and using it really fucking well) the band have inspired a generation of internet romantics, effortlessly tapping into any and all technological opportunities available.. (..or hacked). Tickets to their sweaty show at The Garage in London sold out well in advance, practically off the back of a single tweet and Facebook message.

Refusing to merely huddle over laptops to emit their euphoric electronics, they instead opt to pedal impossible sound effects out of their real life instruments. You can expect beautiful carnage at their forthcoming dates, not to mention light shows that will confuse nuclear missile deterrent systems. It will be the most fun you can have inside this green and pleasant land – like an exhilarating game of lazer quest with no ninja skills necessary.

Recently signed to Alcopop! Records (Johnny foreigner/ Fight Like Apes – AIM’s Small Label of The Year 2013) Anamanaguchi boast a humungous fanbase. Their loyal champs raised them over $277k kickstarter fund in just 30 days, while last summer’s hit track ‘Endless Fantasy’ made Number 1 in the US Billboard Heatseekers chart in the US. Alongside an appearance on Jimmy Fallon; videogame soundtrack credits including Rock Band, Bit Trip Runner and Scott Pilgrim (which debuted at Heatseekers Number 3); and official remix credits for Cyndi Lauper, Matt & Kim, Das Racist, M83, Fang Island and more, Anamanaguchi are certainly an act in demand. With a ceaseless energy, the band will always gleefully meet their audience with CPUs in their heads and emojis in their hearts. 

Single - exclusive version

The band come bearing gifts making their new single ‘Prom Night’ available in an exclusive, tour only package including a T-Shirt and a credit card 1GB memory stick.‘Prom Night’ will be released digitally worldwide on February 3rd, with the track listing as follows:
  • Prom Night (NEW EDIT)
  • Prom Night (NEW EDIT instrumental)
  • Prom Night (Lindsay Lowend Remix)
Anamanaguchi are: lead songwriter Peter Berkman, bassist James DeVito, guitarist Ary Warnaar and drummer Luke Silas

Reaction

  • “8-bit synths and appropriately fuzzed-out beats” – Pitchfork
  • “distills the agony and ecstasy of power-ups, extra lives and checkpoints into jolts of 8-bit flavored pop-punk…” – Noisey
  •  “one of the most eclectic, psychedelic, and out-of-this-world-sounding indie bands to arise in a long time” – Earmilk

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Antun Opic announces London dates

"Antun Opic is the real songwriting-deal...a rare talent" - Music Radar

‘Songs peppered with wit, wisdom and a debut album of considerable charm...boldly ambitious, remarkably good and hugely enjoyable.’ – Folk Radio UK

“I don’t feel ‘home’ anywhere” says Antun Opic. With his dual origins from both Germany and Croatia, the singer-songwriter has always lets his sense of rootlessness feed into his work. Staying true to his adventurous soul he visits the UK in February, to soak in further inspiration while offering up his own to us.

The London showcases come after his debut ‘No Offense’ (on his own record label Antuned) intrigued the UK audience with a digital release last Summer. Opic's alternative blend of world music, blues, and pop made an impact, bringing the brightness and tranquillity of its hometown in the German countryside with skilfully accessed and adventurous styles from even further afield. 

Antun’s solo project can encapsulate and transmit a panoply of different atmospheres, both acoustically and with amplification. On record, accompanied by his eponymous trio as well as guest musicians, he allows blaring brass and woodwind to meet swinging banjo, fiddly acoustic and deep bass, with unconventional vocal harmonies echoing in the background. His solo outing is no less beguiling though - sometimes his guitar romanticises in the style of Django Reinhardt, sometimes, it devotedly enthrals in the manner of Paco de Lucia. In some of his songs, Antun Opic includes passionate gypsy and fiery flamenco, only to recall Paul Simon's African borrowings in others.

Having toured restlessly throughout his ongoing youth with a range of characters as well as becoming a fixture in Munich’s music scene, Antun Opic has gained an intimate knowledge of performance. Despite his worl-reaching and varied influences he can ultimately deliver his adventurous artistry as a charming, effortless and sophisticated production, resulting in a live experience that is as soulful as it is jubilant.

Videos and streams

The live sessions are also available to stream and purchase with iTunes:

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Huey Lewis and The News - 'Sports' 30th anniversary edition out 13 May

Album reissue: Sports by Huey Lewis and The News (Deluxe Edition)
Release date: 13 May 2013
Label: Universal 
Listen: on official website

Huey Lewis and The News' 1983 Sports album spawned four Top 10 hit singles (and another that cracked the Top 20), iconic music videos, and sold almost 10 million copies. To celebrate the blockbuster album's 30th anniversary, Lewis has personally overseen an expanded commemorative edition, to be released May 13th by UMG. Digitally remastered for CD and standard and high definition digital audio, Sports (30th Anniversary Edition) pairs each of the original album's nine songs with choice live versions on a second disc, many of which have never before been released. 

The special edition includes an expanded booklet with photos and memorabilia from the band's archive and new liner notes by music journalist and author Gary Graff.  

Says Huey, “We’ve always been very proud of the record and it’s going to be a blast to play it all live!”

Sports is on the cusp of RIAA Diamond Award sales certification with U.S. sales approaching 10 million copies. Self-produced by the band, it reached No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and ranked No. 2 on Billboard's year-end sales chart for 1984, second only to Michael Jackson's Thriller. Lewis created indelible music videos for each of the four Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 hits on Sports - If This Is It, the Gold-certified I Want A New Drug, Heart And Soul and The Heart Of Rock & Roll, which won the year's GRAMMY Award for Best Long-Form Music Video - as well as the Top 20 single, Walking On A Thin Line.

Sports was also an international success, with Top 40 chart peaks in several countries, including the UK, Canada, Germany, Sweden, New Zealand, and Norway.   

Huey Lewis and The News performed a hit from Sports on ABC's Dancing with the Stars on Tuesday, April 2 and will also perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, May 15.  Additional TV appearances will be announced soon. 

In May, the band will launch the "Sports 30th Anniversary Tour" across North America, performing the album in its entirety. For more information on this, please visit www.hueylewisandthenews.com.

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Ringo At The Ryman - DVD released on 18 March 2013

DVD release: Ringo at the Ryman - Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band at Nashville's Historic Ryman
Release date: 18 March 2013 

Ringo Starr is a living legend whose contribution to the roots of rock and roll is immeasurable, not only as a Beatle, but also through his prolific and successful solo career. In gathering a new group of iconic rockers to play as the All Starr band each tour, every configuration offers a new and memorable moment where we get to experience songs we all know and love.

Ringo At The Ryman, filmed on July 7, 2012, celebrates Ringo’s birthday with an extra special lineup touching on some unforgettable hits spanning four decades – the band includes Steve Lukather (Toto), Richard Page (Mr. Mister), Mark Rivera (Billy Joel), Gregg Rolie (Journey, Santana), Todd Rundgren and Gregg Bissonette. The set list is undeniably familiar: It Don’t Come Easy, Act Naturally, Photograph, I Wanna Be Your Man, Yellow Submarine; and his bandmates’ contributions Roseanna, Black Magic Woman, Kyrie Eleison, Bang the Drum All Day, and so many more.

During the show at the Ryman, the All Starrs weren’t the only stars out that night. Joe Walsh makes a special guest appearance to play Rocky Mountain Way and is then joined for the encore, With A Little Help From My Friends, by his daughter Lucy and some of Nashville’s finest players such as Brendan Benson, Kix Brooks, Gary Burr, Vince Gill, Brad Paisley and former All Starr alums Felix Cavaliere and Richard Marx.

Ringo at the Ryman is a musical journey featuring great players and great classic hit songs, all-in-all a momentous celebration, and a heck of a birthday party. 

Track listing

1. Open / Matchbox – Ringo Starr
2. It Don't Come Easy – Ringo Starr
3. Wings – Ringo Starr
4. I Saw The Light – Todd Rundgren
5. Evil Ways – Gregg Rolie
6. Rosanna – Steve Lukather
7. Kyrie Eleison – Richard Page
8. Don't Pass Me By – Ringo Starr
9. Bang The Drum All Day – Todd Rundgren
10. Boys – Ringo Starr
11. Yellow Submarine – Ringo Starr
12. Black Magic Woman – Gregg Rolie
13. Band Intro / Happy Birthday
14. Anthem - Ringo Starr
15. I’m The Greatest - Ringo Starr
16. Rocky Mountain Way – Joe Walsh
17. You Are Mine – Richard Page
18. Africa – Steve Lukather
19. Everybody’s Everything – Gregg Rolie
20. I Wanna Be Your Man - Ringo Starr
21. Love Is The Answer – Todd Rundgren
22. Broken Wings – Richard Page
23. Hold The Line – Steve Lukather
24. Photograph - Ringo Starr
25. Act Naturally - Ringo Starr
26. With A Little Help From My Friends / Give Peace A Chance

The All Starr Band 

Ringo Starr: Drums, Vocals
Steve Lukather: Guitar, Vocals
Todd Rundgren: Guitar, Vocals
Richard Page: Bass Guitar, Vocals
Gregg Rolie: Keyboards, Vocals
Gregg Bissonette: Drums
Mark Rivera: Saxophones, Percussion, Vocals

Special Guest: Joe Walsh - Guitar, Vocals

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Japandroids Announce The Gaslight Anthem UK/EU Support Dates

Tour announcement: Japandroids support The Gaslight Anthem on Tour, March-April 2013

Following on from their current tour of Asia and Australia, on top of touring the world throughout 2012 in support of the much-lauded album Celebration Rock, Vancouver duo Japandroids will be returning to the UK and Europe for a full tour supporting punk rockers The Gaslight Anthem. The tour kicks off on the 21st March at Bristol Academy, taking in two dates at London's Troxy at the end of the month before blazing onto Europe in April. Read on for tour dates.

Japandroids UK/EU Tour Dates Supporting The Gaslight Anthem 

  • Thurs 21/03 Bristol Academy, UK
  • Fri 22/03 Bristol Academy
  • Sat 23/03 Leeds Academy
  • Sun 24/03 Glasgow Academy
  • Mon 25/03 Glasgow Academy
  • Wed 27/03 Manchester Academy
  • Thurs 28/03 Manchester Academy
  • Fri 29/03 London Troxy
  • Sa 30/03 London Troxy
  • Mon 01/04 Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Hall, Germany
  • Wed 03/04 Copenhagen Store Vega, Denmark
  • Thurs 04/04 Oslo Rockefeller, Norway
  • Fri 04/05 Stockholm Berns, Sweden
  • Sat 04/06 Gothenburg Tragarn, Sweden

Press praise for 'Celebration Rock' 

  • "I think it's the best rock record I've heard this year." - NPR's 'All Things Considered'
  • "A rock record for the ages" - Pitchfork, 'Best New Music' (8.8)
  • "Every track’s an anthem, every second precious, on this breathless new album." - BBC Music
  • "Belligerent, loud but surprisingly catchy" - Uncut 

About 'Celebration Rock'

Japandroids released their long awaited follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2009 debut Post-Nothing, Celebration Rock, in summer 2012 in the UK. The album was produced by Jesse Gander at Hive Creative Labs and Japandroids and has been called "one of the year's most thrilling rock records" by Rolling Stone. International critics have unanimously agreed with that, as evidenced below by glowing reviews on Drowned in Sound and Stereogum. The album was shortlisted for the prestigious Polaris Prize in Canada and received many album of the year plaudits including Rolling Stone Top 10 Albums of the Year. Plus Japandroids were crowned Band Of The Year by SPIN and House That Heaven Built was voted no 1 Song of 2012 by Paste.

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