VIDEO: Seye “Mexicana Bounce”

In music it can be hard to establish yourself if you already have a succesful sibling against whom you can be compared. Seye, younger brother of Metronomy’s Gbenga, is going to suffer no such misplace prejudice. While his brother is undoubtedly a leading light in the British music scene, Seye brings a completely different dynamic to the fore. Calling on his personal journey, one that started in Nigeria and has arrived at Bromley, Kent via Ecuador and Holland, Seye’s sound is one of cultural diversity and pure party fun. This is a post-summer record if ever you heard one!

NEWS: 2:54 Announce Headline UK Tour

One of the brealthrough bands of the year, 2:54(sisters Hannah and Colette Thurlow), have announced their first UK headline tour following the release of their self-titled debut album in May. Beginning at the end of October and continuing through November, taking in dates all across the country, including a London show of XOYO, it represents the band’s most extensive UK run to date.

It’s been an amazing year for the band so far, playing a show-stopping US headline tour, numerous high-profile summer festival slots, and being named main support to the XX’s European comeback tour in September, not to mention a slew of fevered acclaim for their debut record. This tour also follows the release of their latest single ‘Sugar’ in September, and will represent a rounding-up of what’s been a momentous 2012.

UPCOMING LIVE DATES
October
27 – Bodega, Nottingham
29 – Leadmill, Sheffield
30 – Arts School, Glasgow
31 – Cluny, Newcastle
November
1 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
2 – Jericho, Oxford
3 – Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham
4 – Haunt, Brighton
6 – The Boiler Room, Guildford
7 – XOYO, London
8 – Cooler, Bristol

“2:54” is out now on Fiction
www.twofiftyfour.com
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NEWS: Stone Sour Add Second Date To Their UK Tour

Due to phenomenal demand, Grammy nominated Iowa rock giants, STONE SOUR, have added a second Brixton show to their previously announced UK tour, their first in two years. Both London shows will feature very special guests Papa Roach.
The tour will be their first since the hugely successful ‘Audio Secrecy’ album cycle, which saw the band rack up gold album sales in the UK, headline the mammoth Download Festival’s Stage 2, and sell-out a UK tour, including two nights at Hammersmith Apollo.
These dates come hot on the heels of the release of the first part of their ambitious and expansive new album project, ‘House of Gold & Bones’.  The album concept is a two-disc beast with the initial CD – and first half of the ‘story’ – hitting stores on 22nd October and the concluding disc materialising next Spring.  Further details are available at www.houseofgoldandbones.com, where you can also hear the album’s lead tracks, ‘Gone Sovereign’ and ‘Absolute Zero’.
Frontman and lyricist Corey Taylor, himself a Sunday Times best-selling novelist with last year’s ‘Seven Deadly Sins’, wrote the lyrics for the 24 tracks that make up the ‘House of Gold & Bones’ as a linear storyline, that tells the tale of a character at a crossroads in his life.  The release of ‘Gone Sovereign’ and ‘Absolute Zero’ is the initial part of an unveiling, which continues as the album cycles unfold.  Music is just one medium that Stone Sour are using to tell the story that pins both albums together.  Further elements will act as a companion to the music, for fans looking to fully immerse themselves in the ‘House of Gold & Bones’ experience.
Taylor is suitably excited to be returning across the pond with Stone Sour, stating; “It’s gonna be awesome to bring the House of Gold and Bones to fans live.  We’ve given people a taste of Part One, and now we’re gonna bring them the best Stone Sour show they’ve ever seen!  It begins soon.  Get ready!”
Special guests at both the London shows are the multi-platinum PAPA ROACH, who release their new album, ‘The Connection’ on 1st October.
STONE SOUR
 
Mon 10th Dec – LONDON – O2 Brixton Academy (with special guest Papa Roach)
Tues 11th Dec – LONDON – O2 Academy Brixton (with special guests Papa Roach)
Thu 13th Dec – MANCHESTER – O2 Apollo 
Fri 14th Dec – WOLVERHAMPTON – Civic Hall 
Sat 15th Dec – BOURNEMOUTH – O2 Academy
 
Tickets for all shows are on sale now priced £29.50 for London and £23.50 regionally (subject to booking fee) and are available via www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk   

NEWS: Ultravox Announce ‘Brilliant’ Tour

Ultravox have unveiled further plans for their forthcoming tour which starts on September 21st in Bristol and includes 14 shows in the UK, with a further 20 dates throughout Europe.
The band have announced that there will be no support act and each show will feature a full evening of Ultravox playing two sets each night delving deep into their catalogue of classic hits and album tracks, alongside performing songs from their acclaimed new album ‘Brilliant’, which was released in May 2012.
“When we toured in 2009 we rediscovered what an Ultravox live show is all about,” explains Midge Ure, “and so this time wanted to take it to its logical conclusion by playing as many songs as we possibly can. We know from the excitement of our fans that they all have favourites they’re desperate to hear so we’ll be playing as many songs as possible from our back catalogue mixed amongst the new material.”
“We set ourselves a monumental task trying to select the songs,” says bassist Chris Cross, “so have decided to play longer and stronger, performing two full sets each night with an interval. Be prepared; these shows will be very special for us and hopefully you too – all Ultravox, all night”.
To coincide with the ‘Brilliant’ tour, Ultravox will be releasing a digital EP featuring ‘Live’, the opening song from the album, alongside a brand new track ‘7/8’ and two live tracks from the second leg of the ‘Return To Eden’ tour in 2010: ‘We Stand Alone’ and ‘Astradyne’. This will be available from all usual online stores.
The tour dates are as follows:
SEPTEMBER 2012
FRIDAY                        21      BRISTOL COLSTON HALL
SATURDAY                   22      OXFORD NEW THEATRE
SUNDAY                       23      PORTSMOUTH GUILDHALL
TUESDAY                     25      NOTTINGHAM ROYAL CENTRE
WEDNESDAY               26      BIRMINGHAM SYMPHONY HALL
THURSDAY                   27      HMV APOLLO HAMMERSMITH
SATURDAY                   29      GUILDFORD G LIVE
SUNDAY                       30      MANCHESTER PALACE THEATRE
OCTOBER 2012
TUESDAY                     2        SOUTHEND CLIFFS PAVILION
WEDNESDAY               3        IPSWICH REGENT THEATRE
THURSDAY                   4        SHEFFIELD CITY HALL
SATURDAY                   6        BLACKPOOL OPERA HOUSE
SUNDAY                       7        GLASGOW CLYDE AUDITORIUM
MONDAY                      8        GATESHEAD SAGE
Tickets are priced at £35.00 in London and £32.50 elsewhere (subject to booking fee) and are available from www.ticketmaster.co.uk orwww.livenation.co.uk

NEWS: Richie Sambora Announces London Show

Richie Sambora, legendary rock musician and founding member of Bon Jovi, has confirmed a string of European tour dates including a show in Londonat O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 16th OctoberRichie Sambora tickets for London go on-sale on Friday 31st of August at 9am and are available from www.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk.
Sambora recently announced the release of a brand new album “Aftermath Of The Lowdown”, out 17th September, single “Every Road Leads Home To You” is available now at www.richiesambora.com.  The Shepherd’s Bush Empire date will be a chance for fans to see Sambora in an intimate venue, they will be treated to tracks from his forthcoming album along with some Bon Jovi classics.
 
Aftermath of the Lowdown, his third solo album, is a departure from his previous major label releases – Undiscovered Soul (1998) andStranger In This Town (1991) – Sambora has returned to his music roots, creating a highly personal album that is both raw and powerful.Aftermath of the Lowdown is Sambora laid bare, he makes it clear that he has a story to tell and that the songs are deeply personal. Lyrically, he’s pulling no punches:  “This is the truth, the lowdown,” he says.  “And after you speak that truth, there’s always an aftermath.”
Sambora has spent almost three decades as an integral part of one of the world’s most beloved bands. He’s created some of the most instantly recognisable guitar sounds and penned many of the greatest rock anthems in a generation. In 2010 – twenty-six years after releasing their first album – his band were named the top touring act in the world for the second time, a feat only previously accomplished by The Grateful Dead and The Rolling Stones. After playing to over 35 million people around the globe, Sambora returned home and devoted himself to writing the new album.
RICHIE SAMBORA TOUR
TUESDAY 16TH OCTOBER – SHEPHERDS BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON
Tickets go on-sale at 9am on Friday 31st of August priced at £42.50 (subject to booking fee) and are available fromwww.livenation.co.uk or www.ticketmaster.co.uk
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