NEWS: Example Announces 2012 Headline Arena Tour

Following a massive sold out tour in 2012, Example announces new headline arena dates that will see him kicking off 2013 in style. The huge16-date tour will follow the release of brand new single ‘Say Nothing’, taken from his third studio album ‘The Evolution of Man’ out later this year.  Kicking off at Bournemouth’s BIC on 11th February and ending at Manchester’s MEN on 1st March tickets go on sale Friday 24th August.

It’s been an incredible year for Example live, in April he played a 14-date UK arena tour rivalling that of his stadium-size rock contemporaries.  This summer he maintained his stranglehold on the world of Electronica with 12 shows in Ibiza spending the summer months on the road playing a plethora of festivals across the UK and Europe including T in the Park, Wireless, Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend and Benicassim to name a few to rave reviews.

Live fans should prepare for a huge show, with killer Example production and a succession of monster hits from ‘Watch The Sun Come Up’ and ‘Kickstarts’ to last year’s No.1 smash hits ‘Stay Awake’ and the massive ‘Changed The Way You Kissed Me’ as well as the recently released ‘We’ll Be Coming Back’ feature with Calvin Harris, ‘Say Nothing’ and more brand new tunes.

There is no rest for man of the moment Example, new single ‘Say Nothing’is produced by DJ Dirty South and is an anthemic stadium filler, laced with a hooky guitar riff and signature Example killer chorus. This track is a destined radio smash; overflowing with Example’s classic lyrical prowess.

Ministry of Sound will release ‘Say Nothing’ on the 16th September with an array of A-list remixes courtesy of TC, Roska, Burns, Foamo and Hardwell.The album ‘The Evolution of Man’ will be released on 18th November.

Full 2013 tour dates are below:

Mon 11 February          Bournemouth at BIC
Tues 12 February          Nottingham at Capital FM Arena
Wed 13 February          Liverpool at Echo Arena
Fri 15 February              Sheffield at Motorpoint Arena
Sat 16 February            Newcastle at Metro Radio Arena
Sun 17 February           Glasgow at SECC
Mon 18 February          Aberdeen at AECC
Sat 23 February            London at Earls Court
Mon 25 February          Cardiff at Motorpoint Arena
Tues 26 February          Brighton at Brighton Centre
Thurs 28 February         Birmingham at LG Arena
Fri 1 March                   Manchester at Manchester Arena

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 24th August –

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NEWS: Youngman Announced As Support For Example Tour

Youngman, one of the UK’s most exciting and vibrant young vocal talents announced as support for Example’s UK tour, this has followed on from the release of his eagerly awaited new single ‘Who Knows?’ on  Shy FX’s Digital Soundboylabel.

Mixing Youngman’s powering and distinctive vocal with the pulsating sonic workings of long time friend and collaborator Skream (Magnetic Man), ’Who Knows?’ blurs the lines between underground club smash and credible mainstream hit, having already been named Zane Lowe’s ‘Next Hype’, MistaJam’s ‘Jam Hot’and Annie Mac’s ‘Record Of The Week’.

With a career that is still in its infancy, Youngman (Simon Smith) has already made his mark as a standout vocalist in the drum’n’bass, and dubstep scenes, working closely with his father Simon ‘Bassline’ Smith plus Breakage and regular live collaborator Benga. He is indeed already a seasoned live performer having graced the stages of Glastonbury, Creamfields, Exit, Lovebox, Global Gathering and across Europe, Australia & North America.

Having become the choice hype man for Skream & Benga, Youngman became a master of working an audience, with his presence as a performer and his inimitable singing voice coming to the fore; it wasn’t long before Skream & Benga turned their attentions to channelling Youngman’s talents into a unique and fresh vocal sound.

Whilst working away in the studo, Simon has also found time to extended his creative and entrepreneurial skills by designing his own successful clothing range and spearheading a new education scheme ‘Music & Life Workshops’ back in his home town Derby.

With a full schedule of live dates throughout the beginning of the year with Benga, as well as supporting Example on his UK tour and participating in the nationwide MOBO tour, Youngman is primed to cement himself as the next breakthrough underground star.

Supporting Example

20th Apr Cardiff, UKMotorpoint (w Example)
21st Apr Newcastle, UKMetro Arena (w Example)
22nd Apr Glasgow, UKSECC (w Example)
24th Apr Aberdeen, ScotlandAECC (w Example)
27th Apr London, UKO2 (w Example)

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Stornoway “A living, breathing Mark Twain novel.”
Levi Miller “I thought it was great to be famous enough to have your picture on a pencil case.”
Eliza Doolittle “I have something to work towards rather than something to live up to.”

Tye Matthew Harris “I believe a point comes when you have to change things in your life.”
Dog Is Dead “We’d like people to think of us as a choir and an orchestra making pop music.”
Chris Anthony “It is much better to be inspired than to think up new ideas if that makes sense.”
Example “I just want people to take my music for what it is.”
The Milk “We just play really well with each other.”
Motion City Soundtrack “We are like family. We have learned to live around each other.”

Freemasons “It is only a matter of time before albums are released as apps…”
Tara Mathew “I just feel transformed to a different world when I perform.”
K. Anderson “As a teenager all I listened to was music by lesbian.”

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Forgotten Gems:

Album: Shelby Lynne “I am Shelby Lynne”
Book: Jim Thompson The Killer Inside Me”
Film: Rebecca

Designer of the Month: Robot Alien Clothing

Reviews:
Albums: Locnville “Sun In My Pocket”, Capac “Pastels EP”, Fyfe Dangerfield “Fly Yellow Moon”, She Makes War “Disarm”, Aaron Wright and The Aprils “Behold A Pale Horse”
Singles of The Month: The Like “Wishing He Was Dead”. Dog is Dead “Young”
Live Music: V Festival, Kendal Calling , Summer Sundae, One Night Only, Wildbird & Peacedrums
Theatre: Corrie!, Sound Of Music, Joseph
Film: Robin Hood, Kick-Ass
Books: Matthew Yorke “Pictures of Lily”, JockyBoy26 “The Big Book of Gaydar (Uncut!)”

NEWS: Faithless 2010 Arena Tour Announced

After a summer full of acclaimed festival appearances including last weekend’s V Festival, Faithless have announced a nine date arena tour starting at Bournemouth International Centre on Tuesday 30th November ending at London’s The O2 Arena on Saturday 11th December.

With the full force of a band as hungry as when they set out fifteen years ago (before they’d racked up 10 million record sales), Faithless released new album The Dance earlier this year on their own label Nate’s Tunes. The Dance sees Maxi Jazz, Sister Bliss and Rollo reach the bar that their back-cat sets so high, and Maxi reckons its “chock-a-block with dance tunes which we hope will be the soundtrack to many Saturday nights for a while to come.”

Their new single Feeling Good (released 26th September) which premiered on channel 4 last weekend features Faithless family member Dido. Also getting in the vocal booth for tracks on the album The Dance are Dougy Mandagi (The Temper Trap), Itch (The King Blues) and classical singer Mia Maestro.

Their influence from being at the top of the pile for a decade and a half is easy to spot these days: think Calvin Harris’ recent number 1 or the countless tracks with a house groove, riff and rapper, Faithless’ signature sound adopted by many, bettered by none.

And with a new record, comes a new chance to see a band who have inspired awe in even the most jaded gigger. The full Faithless live experience will be exploding on stages around the UK throughout this winter:

Tuesday 30 November          Bournemouth BIC
Wednesday 01 December     Cardiff CIA
Friday 03 December               Nottingham Trent FM Arena
Saturday 04 December          Manchester MEN Arena
Monday 06 December            Newcastle Radio Arena
Tuesday 07 December           Glasgow SECC
Wednesday 08 December     Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
Friday 10 December               Birmingham NIA
Saturday 11 December           London The o2 Arena

Tickets on sale 9.30AM Friday 27th August
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Faithless will be joined by special guest Example on all dates

ALBUM REVIEW: Example “Won’t Go Quietly”

Record Label: Data
Release Date: 21.06.2010

What do you get if you cross mean producers (such as Calvin Harris, MJ Cole and Chase & Status) with Fulham born Elliot Gleave, whose initials form an abbreviation? An aspiring album from Example of course!

“Won’t Go Quietly” is the new album from Example and has recently sported its third single unto the world thus far. With singles such as “Kick Starts”, “Watch The Sun Come Up” and the album title “Won’t Go Quietly” you’d think that you would have a sense or feel as to how the rest of the album might sound… Well you’d be a little bit wrong there.

Although he has topped the dance charts twice, the album offers us a lot more than your regular  beats and hand claps than you might expect. “Last Ones Standing” and “Dirty Faces” bring an almost anthemic feel to parts of the album with their infectious and vibrant drums, whilst “Millionaires” offer the listener a considered chilled back and airy breather, where the focus is mainly drawn to Gleave’s lyrical and at times exciting style of rap. Most of the album is highly produced and polished to an inch of its life and creates moments of great pop and great dance music but MJ Cole produced track “Something In The Water tinges the album with its dark and sinister like feel bringing another layer and perspective to Gleave’s talent.

The entire record is laced from floor to ceiling with synths, ensuring it fits right in with its contemporary friends of now. However this is all the album seems to do, fit in. Unfortunately there’s nothing on the album that makes it stand out from the crowd and seems to trot along just fine  and whilst there’s nothing wrong with this (as I’m sure the tracks will be used on dancefloors all across the nation this summer, especially with “Last One’s Standing” rumoured as the next single) it does stop it from topping its rivals. Apart from the tracks that have been mentioned, the rest of the album cruises comfortably from one track to the next, creating a very radio and ear friendly record and I’m just not sure the album makes a big enough statement to make it memorable this time next year.

Rating: 3/5
Reviewer: Christopher Hall

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