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Les Savy Fav To Play New Year’s Eve Show

Les Savy Fav will be playing a special New Year’s Eve show at The Button Factory in Dublin. The band will be flying in especially for the show – full details on the event below:

u:mack
Present
New years Eve Party at the Button Factory
featuring
Les Savy Fav
The Redneck Manifesto
Not Squares
u:mack Party DJ’s Moses + Flood
Tickets €29 From Sound Cellar, City Discs & Online at www.tickets.ie/umack
Doors 7.30 till late

Los Campesinos! Unveil Heat Rash And Free Download

Los Campesinos! have announced details of Heat Rash, a quarterly zine and music bundle which you can subscribe to through the band’s website. They have also put up new track Kindle A Flame In Her Heart for free download.

Full details from the band below:

“Heat Rash is intended to allow us to act in the moment, to talk about what we want to, as a platform for other mediums of ‘art’, and to write and release songs in a more spontaneous way.  This will hopefully allow a less formal, more fluid, DIY vein of work to develop alongside, and outside, of our album releases.

Signing up for HEAT RASH will gift you the following:

A quarterly instalment of the HEAT RASH ‘zine and a limited edition 7” and digital download series of exclusive Los Campesinos! music that will not be available elsewhere. Not on iTunes, our own merch store or at gigs.

Discounts on items in the Los Campesinos! online store. This will include special bundles and big savings on new merchandise. New merch store to launch in the new year.

HEAT RASH subscribers will be able to buy tickets for gigs direct from loscampesinos.com. This will mean NO MORE BOOKING FEES when attending our concerts.

Opportunity to own physical copies of releases before they are available to purchase elsewhere online, or in stores.

What’s more, anybody who subscribes to HEAT RASH before the 20th of December will receive two new recordings of Los Campesinos! Christmas songs. This includes Kindle a Flame In Her Heart and The Holly And The Ivy, digitally packaged with artwork and hymn sheet.

As a taster of what’s to come, head over to the blog to whet your appetite and get a free download of one of these tracks.

Your friends, Los Campesinos!”

Frankie & The Heartstrings Announce UK Tour

Frankie & The Heartstrings have announced a UK tour to follow the release of their debut album Hunger in February.

The band will be playing the following shows:
February
11 – Live Lounge, Durham
12 – Empire, Middlesbrough
15 – Cluny, Newcastle
16 – Cockpit, Leeds
17 – Academy 3, Manchester
18 – Fibbers, York
19 – James E Brown Room, Liverpool
21 – Heaven, London (NME Awards show with Those Dancing Days and Veronica Falls)
22 – The Cellar, Oxford
24 – New Slang, Kingston
25 – Dmepsey’s, Cardiff
26 – Academy 2, Birmingham
27 – Fleece, Bristol

Tickets are available to buy from http://www.gigsandtours.com/gat/index.asp and See Tickets

Hunger will be released on 21st February.

Those Dancing Days Announce New Album + Free Download

Those Dancing Days have announced new album Daydreams And Nightmares to be released on 7th March 2011. The album was recorded over the past spring, summer, and fall with producer Patrik Berger (known for his recent work with Robyn) in Stockholm. You can download Fuckarias, taken from the the album here. and watch the video for the track here.

The tracklisting for the album is as follows:
1. Reaching Forward
2. I’ll Be Yours
3. Dream About Me
4. Help Me Close My Eyes
5. Can’t Find Entrance
6. Fuckarias
7. Forest Of Love
8. When We Fade Away
9. Keep Me In Your Pocket
10. I Know Where You Live Pt. 2
11. One Day Forever

Frankie & The Heartstrings Announce Debut Album

Frankie & The Heartstrings will release their debut album Hunger on 21st February 2011. The album was recorded with Edwyn Collins at West Heath Yard studios.

It is available for pre-order now from the following places:
Rough Trade
Wichita shopPlay

There will also be some exclusive pre-order packages via http://frankieandtheheartstrings.com/ soon!

The band will play London’s Heaven on the day of the album release with Veronica Falls in support as part of NME’s awards shows. Tickets on sale now.

Les Savy Fav Announce 2011 UK Tour

Following the critically acclaimed release of this year’s Root For Ruin album and a series of life-affirming live performances from what many will agree is the BEST LIVE BAND EVER, Les Savy Fav are set to return to the UK in February next year for the following dates:

February
22 – NME Brats @ Heaven, London
23 – The Globe, Cardiff
24 – MOHO, Manchester
25 – Sound Bar, Birmingham
26 – The Kazimier, Liverpool
27 – Corporation, Sheffield
March
1 – The Tunnels, Aberdeen
2 – Cluny, Newcastle

Tickets available from:
See Tickets
Ticket Master

Best Coast, First Aid Kit + Les Savy Fav in NME’s Top 75 Albums of 2010

We are pleased to have entries from Les Savy Fav, Best Coast and First Aid Kit in NME’s top 75 albums of 2010! Positions below… and a reminder that you can buy each of these for £5 in our christmas sale along with a heap of other great releases here.
NME Top 75 Albums of 2010
#26 Les Savy Fav – Root For Ruin
#27 – Best Coast – Crazy For You
#54 – First Aid Kit – The Big Black And The Blue

We also had some entries in NME’s Top 75 Tracks of 2010:
#16 Best Coast – Boyfriend
#36 Les Savy Fav – Sleepless In Silverlake
#40 Kele – Tenderoni
#66 Les Savy Fav – Let’s Get Out Of Here