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UK Music Round-Up (02/05/12)

Posted by: Andy Biddulph (02/05/12)
Head to the replies to see this week's UK Music Round-Up.
 
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05:59 AM on 02/05/12
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Thanks to Sean for helping out this week.
UK Music Round-UpFestival News
It seems that Queen and Faith No More will headline this year's Sonisphere Festival.

Fourteen more bands were added to the UK's Download Festival on Monday, including Rise Against, Slash and As I Lay Dying. Also added were: Megadeth, Steel Panther, Black Label Society, Kyuss Lives!, Five Finger Death Punch, Fear Factory, Periphery, Terrorvision, Ginger Wildheart and Reckless Love. See the updated line-up poster here.

This year's Live At Leeds Festival will be headlined by Los Campesinos!, The Subways, Marina and the Diamonds and Ladyhawke. Turbowolf, I Like Trains and Novella. See a full announcement here.

Make A Scene Festival have announced the first ten bands to play the event. Pay No Respect, Heavy Lies The Crown, Not In Portland, The First, We Are Fiction, Golden Tanks, Odessa, Hey! Alaska, Lennox and Whalter will all be at the Middlesbrough festival on June 30th.

We Are The Ocean, Sonic Boom Six, Mojo Fury, Hawk Eyes and Mallory Knox have been announced for the Rock Sound stage at Great Escape 2012.

Head here to see the line-up for this year's Radio 1 Big Weekend in Hackney.

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Tiger Please are now known as The People The Poet. Read a blog post on the reasons why here. The band are also giving away demo track "Being Human" on their facebook page.

Rolo Tomassi have gained two new members from Brontide and No Coast. More info on the lineup changes can be found here (see Richard Heaven's comment). The band have also posted a new track entitled "Old Mystics".

The Darkness
have released a video for new track "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us". The song is also up for free download here.

Hear Basement's Maida Vale session on the Radio 1 Rock Show here.

Owen (Mike Kinsella) has cancelled his UK tour after visa issues.
Head here to see Lower Than Atlantis' latest video tour diary.

Decade
's new EP is streaming in full over at Rock Sound.

Polar.
have finished recording their forthcoming debut album Iron Lungs, which is due out on May 7th.

A new track by The Darkness called "Nothing's Gonna Stop Us" can be downloaded for free here. The band have also posted a video for the song.

Disconnect Disconnect Records' Removals compilation is out now. The CD features unreleased tracks from artists like Our Time Down Here, Hit The Switch, Caleb Lionheart and more. Order the release here.

See Heart In Hand's video for "Tunnels" here.

Fights and Fires' new video for "You Can't Say Slags On The Radio" can be viewed here.

The band formerly known as MiMi Soya are now going by the name of Fairfield.

Giants have lost a member.

The Debut have broken up and are giving away their recent EP on their facebook page. The band's former frontman has now joined Adelaide.

Far Out Records have released their 2012: End Of The World Mixtape as a free download here.

Hear a snippet of a new track from This Is Colour here.

The City Calls have posted a video for "Meet In The Middle".

Members of Chokeslam Charlie have formed a new band called Landmarks.

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April
21st Brighton Haunt
22nd Norwich Arts Centre
24th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
25th Bristol Thekla
27th London Shepherds Bush Empire
29th Leeds Cockpit
30th Glasgow Oran Mor
May
1st Manchester Academy 3
3rd Liverpool Academy 2
4th Dublin Academy 2
5th Belfast Stiff Kitten
7th Sheffield Leadmill
8th Nottingham Rescue Rooms
9th Birmingham Academy 2

Promise Of Redemption
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May
19th London Black Heart
20th Southampton Joiners
21st Bristol Croft
22nd Birmingham Asylum
23rd Norwich Karma Kafe
24th Nottingham Old Angel
25th Manchester Zoo

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May
8th London Cargo
9th Birmingham Hare & Hounds
10th Manchester Sound Control
11th Glasgow King Tut's
12th Newcastle Cluny
13th Leeds Cockpit

Charlie Simpson
March
21st Ipswich Corn Exchange
22nd London Koko
24th Birmingham O2 Academy 2 (SUPPORT: The People The Poet)
25t Liverpool O2 Academy (SUPPORT: The People The Poet)
27th Sheffield O2 Academy 2 (SUPPORT: The People The Poet)
28th Newcastle University (SUPPORT: The People The Poet)
30th Edinburgh Liquid Rooms (SUPPORT: The People The Poet)
31st Dundee Fat Sams (SUPPORT: The People The Poet)
April
2nd Portsmouth Pyramids
3rd Cardiff University Solus
5th Falmouth Princess Pavilion
6th Exeter Phoenix

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March
21st Bath Moles
22nd Preston 53 Degrees
23rd London KOKO

Lostprophets
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April
15th Dublin Olympia
16th Belfast Ulster Hall
19th Liverpool O2 Academy
20th Manchester Academy
21st Leeds O2 Academy
23rd Birmingham O2 Academy
24th Aberdeen Music Hall
25th Glasgow O2 Academy
27th Newcastle O2 Academy
28th Cardiff Arena
30th Nottingham Rock City
May
1st Cambridge Corn Exchange
2nd Southampton Guildhall
4th London Brixton O2 Academy

We Are The In Crowd
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April
13th Brighton Concorde 2
15th Norwich Waterfront
16th Cardiff Uni Solus
17th Liverpool O2 Academy 2
18th Glasgow Garage
19th Aberdeen Lemon Tree
20th Newcastle O2 Academy 2
21st Manchester Academy 3
24th Leeds Cockpit
25th Birmingham O2 Academy 2
26th London Islington O2 Academy

Our People Versus Yours (SUPPORT: Ursa Major)
March
2nd Bradford Gasworks
3rd Daventry Peppermill
4th Manchester Retro Bar
6th Brighton Hydrant
7th Reading Facebar
8th Kingston Peel

We The Kings
May
5th Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
6th Birmingham O2 Academy 3
7th Leeds Cockpit

The Departed (SUPPORT: Giants)
May
28th Mansfield Intake
29th Manchester Tiger Lounge
30th Glasgow Stairway Club
31st Bolton Alma Inn
June
1st Hitchin Club 85
2nd Essex Harlow Square

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06:04 AM on 02/05/12
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Interested to hear everyone's thoughts on festival line-ups so far.

Also, I like where Tiger Please are going with the name change/new material.
06:13 AM on 02/05/12
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Queen for Sonisphere is an interesting one, would I be wrong to say they've never headlined a British festival before?
07:38 AM on 02/05/12
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Interested to hear everyone's thoughts on festival line-ups so far.

Also, I like where Tiger Please are going with the name change/new material.

Download is looking very good, Saturday and Sunday that is. Hope Anthrax is playing the Saturday tbh.
07:43 AM on 02/05/12
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Interested to hear everyone's thoughts on festival line-ups so far.

Also, I like where Tiger Please are going with the name change/new material.

Not bad, not great. Will be interesting to see what reading and Leeds have up their sleeve but for me it's gotta be slam dunk. Best festival I've been to in years and the lineup is always good enough to warrant the ticket price.
08:47 AM on 02/05/12
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Not bad, not great. Will be interesting to see what reading and Leeds have up their sleeve but for me it's gotta be slam dunk. Best festival I've been to in years and the lineup is always good enough to warrant the ticket price.

Agreed on Slam Dunk. Tickets are usually no more than 25 pounds and have way more bands in a day I would want to see than spread out all over the weekend at say Leeds. I know atmosphere is a big part of why people go to festivals but Slam Dunk has a pretty sick one too.
09:40 AM on 02/05/12
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If Charlie Simpson played a date in the U.S. near me, I'd so take a road trip to go see him.
10:33 AM on 02/05/12
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Loving the Darkness. Also great to see a band from Worcester ( where i live) Never heard them and not my thing but good to see anyway.
10:52 AM on 02/05/12
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Agreed on Slam Dunk. Tickets are usually no more than 25 pounds and have way more bands in a day I would want to see than spread out all over the weekend at say Leeds. I know atmosphere is a big part of why people go to festivals but Slam Dunk has a pretty sick one too.

They were roughly 32 last year, i'd expect that to go up again this year. Though it's still great value for money. The first announcement will be made on 15th feb.
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So glad I read this or would never of seen Tiger Please name change, gutted Promise of Redemption isn't coming to Leeds.
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