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2009-07-22 09:19:28

The music acts La Roux, Bat for Lashes and Florence and the Machine were among the nominees for Britain's Mercury Prize announced Tuesday. The award is bestowed by a panel of music industry experts to the British artist who released the best album of the past year. This year's nominees are Kasabian for West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum, The Horrors for Primary Colors, Friendly Fires for Friendly Fires, Glasvegas for Glasvegas, La Roux for La Roux, Florence and the Machine for Lungs, Bat for...

2009-05-15 16:21:00

Mew Hand Picked To Play Dates With Nine Inch Nails This Summer NEW YORK, May 15 /PRNewswire/ -- On August 25th Columbia Records will release Mew's fourth studio album titled: No more stories Are told today I'm sorry They washed away No more stories The world is grey I'm tired Let's wash away The post-rock trio will play a handful of international dates opening for Nine Inch Nails this summer. The band was personally chosen by Trent Reznor for their...

2009-03-16 00:00:00

312,000 tickets sold over 2 days 2ND SHOWS ADDED Gothenburg; Milan; Amsterdam Additional show confirmed for Dublin Tickets on sale this week in the UK; France, Ireland, Italy and Poland LOS ANGELES, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- With sales of over 312,000 tickets in 24 hours, U2 fans worldwide are ready to "get on their boots" as U2 360 Tour, presented by BlackBerry(R), announces complete sell-outs in Gothenburg, Milan and Amsterdam this weekend. (Logo:...

2009-01-21 14:04:00

Scottish rock quartet continues to garner praise in US for self-titled debut album NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- UK act, Glasvegas, announce an extensive US tour beginning on March 23rd in New Orleans and ending on April 16th in San Francisco. The 19 date tour is the band's largest undertaking in America to date and comes hot on the heels of their first national sold-out tour in January 2009 (please see full tour itinerary following). Concertgoers around the nation will be able to see...

2008-09-21 00:00:16

COMING SOON - POP Simon Price heads indoors for this autumn's most promising live acts As the nights draw in, 2008's live music scene takes refuge indoors. Many of the most talked-about names of the year so far are back in action through the autumn. Ladyhawke, the stage alias of antipodean synth-rocker Pip Brown, tours her Eighties-influenced debut album around the UK, starting in Brighton on 30 September (Komedia Theatre, 01273 647100). Lykke Li, her fellow electro-auteuse from Sweden,...

2008-09-19 18:00:17

The British pop group the Spice Girls won the prize for reunion of the year at the Vodafone Live Music Awards at the London rock venue Brixton Academy. The Daily Telegraph said they beat out Led Zeppelin, the Verve and James for the honor. The awards show featured performances by Glasvegas, The Automatic, Primal Scream, The Pussycat Dolls, Will Young and James Morrison. Emma Bunton, who was the only Spice Girl present at the event, admitted she was "a bit shocked" to have won the award....

2008-09-15 09:00:33

By Fiona Gray AN INDIE band from Glasgow are poised to put heavy metal giants Metallica in their place later today as they fight for the top spot in the album charts. Despite having eight international albums under their belt and a fanbase of millions, the veteran band are likely to finish in second spot behind Glasvegas, three guys and a girl from Dalmarnock. Glasvegas, an indie band who sing songs about love and football, may not seem the typical enemy for headbangers Metallica but...

2008-09-08 15:00:42

By MARTIN GREIG Music GLASVEGAS, QUEEN MARGARET UNION, GLASGOW 4/5 THE best new band in Britain. The new Oasis. The hype. The seemingly never-ending hype. Glasvegas have absorbed it all with the insouciance of rock'n'roll veterans. Peering from behind his RayBan shades, lead singer James Allan makes for an inscrutable, brooding on-stage presence. But even he knows there is something extraordinary happening. Allan cannot help but be taken aback by the sheer devotion of a partisan...

2008-09-05 12:00:24

By Gary Flockhart IT'S a frustrating way to start an interview - standing at the side of the stage at Birmingham's Barfly, Glasvegas' James Allan struggling to make himself heard as his band continue to rehearse minus their singer. Disconcertingly, he keeps talking for a full five minutes before he realises it is just not going to work. Eventually, he forms a plan. "Rab, have you got the keys to the van?" he shouts out to his towering guitarist cousin through the noise. "I'll just get...

2008-08-29 03:00:36

By john dingwall THE brooding intensity of Daddy's Gone provides a taster for the forthcoming album by Britain's greatest new band. Rich Costey's production makes the dark yet addictive track sound as if it was recorded in a garbage strewn underpass. About a broken family, the ghost of Phil Spector's Wall Of Sound is never far away on this track which, without a doubt, stands head and shoulders above anything else released this week. (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by...


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