Tuesday 26 January 2010

Straight Lines - Announce headline tour and dates with InMe and The Automatic to coincide with the release of ‘Runaway Now’!

- Tom Jenkins (Vocals/Guitar) - Dane Campbell (Drums/Backing Vocals) - James Pugh (Guitar) - Todd Campbell (Bass/Backing Vocals) -

Straight Lines

With the release of their debut album ‘Persistence In This Game’ only a few weeks away (15th February) Straight Lines are ready to announce details of their first headline tour and support slots with InMe and The Automatic. To coincide with the tour Straight Lines will be releasing new single ‘Runaway Now’ on 1st March through Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, The Xcerts, Reuben…). The single is backed with the tracks ‘Cutting Loose’ and ‘Runaway Now (acoustic)’.

Straight Lines - Runaway Now

‘Runaway Now’ shows Straight Lines’ ability to pen a catchy anthem that encroaches more on the mainstream than ‘Versus The Allegiance’ - their debut EP that was sold at shows towards the end of 2009 shifting up to 200 copies a night. Make sure you catch them now before they transcend their peers!

9 Feb Moho Live, Manchester
10 Feb Sheffield Uni, Sheffield
11 Feb Waterfront, Norwich
12 Feb Square, Harlow
13 Feb Engine Rooms, Brighton

16 Feb Birmingham Academy, Birmingham
17 Feb Masque, Liverpool
18 Feb Rock City, Nottingham
20 Feb Cockpit, Leeds
22 Feb Swansea Hall, Swansea
23 Feb Enterprise, London
24 Feb Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
25 Feb Twist, Colchester
27 Feb Night N Day, Manchester
28 Feb Fibbers, York

2 Mar 12 Bar, Swindon
4 Mar Cavern, Exeter
5 Mar Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
6 Mar Orange Box, Yeovil
7 Mar Guild Hall, Gloucester
8 Mar 02 Academy, Oxford
9 Mar Arts Centre, Colchester
11 Mar Roadmenders, Northampton
12 Mar Sugarmill, Stoke
13 Mar Adelphi, Hull
14 Mar 02 Academy, Liverpool

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Tuesday 19 January 2010

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo release 'Nostalgia'; the soundtrack to BBC 1's TV series 'Wallander'


Independent folk solo artist Emily Barker is set to release new single ‘Nostalgia' on 8th February through label Everyone Sang. The track will be released as a digital download and will be available through iTunes and other major DSPs.‘Nostalgia' has recently been featured as the opening title theme to BBC1’s highly acclaimed drama series ‘Wallander’ (http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00pxtct) starring Kenneth Branagh.

The Bafta-winning theme tune emanates from Emily’s album ‘Despite the Snow’ and has also won a Royal Television Society award for best original theme. Not bad for a musician who has never owned a television set! The kick back from ‘Nostalgia' being featured in ‘Wallander’ has seen ‘Despite the Snow’ hit the No.1 spot on both the iTunes Singer/songwriter charts and Amazon’s MP3 Folk albums chart over the past fortnight.

Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo will be on tour in February:

21 Jan The Donkey, Leicester, UK
7 Feb Perth International Arts Festival, Perth (supporting Sharron Shannon)
14 Feb Railway Hotel, Perth
20 Feb Bridgetown Repertory Theatre Matinee, Bridgetown
20 Feb Bridgetown Repertory Theatre Evening Show, Bridgetown
21 Feb Mount Lawley Bowls Club, Perth
25 Feb Perth International Arts Festival (Becks Music Box), Perth
27 Feb Nannup Folk Festival, Nannup
28 Feb Nannup Folk Festival, Nannup
28 Feb Redcliffe On The Murray, Pinjarra
11 Mar The Slaughtered Lamb, London UK
16 Jul Larmer Tree Festival, Larmer Tree Gardens

“This is a gorgeous, sincere voice that grabs you and won’t let go” - The Sun
“Stripped free of studio frippery and all the better for its carefree simplicity” **** - Q Magazine
"The hills have yet to be emptied of gold if you know where to look.” - The Times

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Monday 11 January 2010

The Irrepressibles - ‘St. Valentine's Day Massacre’

‘St. Valentine's Day Massacre’ Live at Queen Elizabeth Hall

Celebrating the festival of love and romance in true twisted and theatrical style, The Irrepressibles present a St. Valentine's Day Massacre on 14th February 2010 at the stunning Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank.

The Irrepressibles

Whether blissfully in love, bitterly scorned or looking for the one, this live performance spectacular promises to be visually and aurally captivating, with its conceptual set and teams of artists in film, dance, avant-garde costume and make-up.

Bringing to life the music from their debut album ‘Mirror Mirror’ The Irrepressibles will take the audience on a thrilling and awe-inspiring journey, led by composer and artist Jamie McDermott.

‘Mirror Mirror’ is released on 11th January 2010 on Major Record Label through V2 /Cooperative. Fusing European orchestration with pop melodies and soaring cathartic vocals, it is a theatrical, playful and passionate album. From the dramatic opener ‘My Friend Jo’ to the galloping rhythms of ‘Anvil’ and the yearning echoes of ‘Forget The Past’, ‘Mirror Mirror’ is a superbly constructed sonic exploration of McDermott's confessional stories. Love, anger, lust and loss signpost the journey through The Irrepressibles’ mystical and theatrical world.

Tickets are on sale to Southbank members on the 7th January and the general public on the 8th January.

Expect the extraordinary...

“Exotic, baroque, this is the Oscar Wilde comeback album the world needs.” 4/5 Uncut
"an enchantingly theatrical pop extravaganza" Robert Sandal, Sunday Times
“The Irrepressibles are one of Britain's best-kept secrets…” Simon Price, Independent On Sunday

Listing Details

The Irrepressibles 'Valentine's Day Massacre'
Sunday 14 February 2010, 7.30pm
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southband Centre
London, SE1 8XX


Box office number: 0844 847 9910

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Friday 8 January 2010

Straight Lines - Release debut album 'Persistance In This Game'

Release Debut Album ‘Persistence In This Game’ on 15th February and New Single ‘Runaway Now’ on 22nd February 2010

- Tom Jenkins (Vocals/Guitar) - Dane Campbell (Drums/Backing Vocals) - James Pugh (Guitar) - Todd Campbell (Bass/Backing Vocals) -

Straight Lines

Straight Lines brought 2009 to a triumphant close with hugely successful back-to-back support tours with Kids In Glass Houses, The Automatic and Motorhead. The shows which formed the band’s first national tour of the UK saw them shift up to 200 copies of their limited edition debut EP ’Versus The Allegiance’ a night!

Straight Lines kick off their 2010 campaign with a slot at the SXSW festival in Texas and as support for the band continues to grow they’ll be releasing their debut album ‘Persistence In This Game’ on the 15th February through Xtra Mile Recordings (Frank Turner, The Xcerts, Reuben…). The album’s release is followed by the single ‘Runaway Now’ a week later on the 22nd February.

Straight Lines set about recording ‘Persistence In This Game’ as an unsigned band, and with no money to bring in a named producer or fly to expensive studios in America, the band turned to their bassist Todd Campbell and record their debut album in his studio situated in the garage of his house. The band began work on the record in October, and with the help of their friends in other bands they managed to gather enough equipment to record and they emerged with a completed album at the end of the year.

‘Persistence In This Game’ is a straight-up Rock & Roll record spliced with infectious anthems (Loose Change, Runaway Now) heartfelt ballads (The Ballad Of Peter Devine, Set Me On Fire And Feed Me To The Wolves) and rhythmic riffery (Versus The Allegiance). Keep your eyes peeled for one of the most exciting bands of 2010!

Straight Lines - Persistence In This Game

Track listing of ‘Persistence In This Game’:

1. Versus The Allegiance
2. Loose Change
3. Runaway Now
4. All My Friends Have Joined The Army
5. Antics
6. To Be Honest
7. Say It For Your Sake
8. The Ballad Of Peter Devine
9. A Place To Stay
10. Perfect Mistakes
11. Oh Blue Eyes
12. Set Me On Fire And Feed Me To The Wolves

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