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NEWS: Framing Hanley and Just Surrender UK tour starts this week!

Rock ‘n’ rollers Framing Hanley and New York rock quintet Just Surrender return to the UK on September 15th for a 6-date tour. Full dates and venues for the tour that starts this week are as follows:

SEPTEMBER 15 – CARDIFF, Club Ifor Bach
SEPTEMBER 16 – BIRMINGHAM, Academy 2
SEPTEMBER 18 – LEEDS, The Cockpit
SEPTEMBER 20 – GLASGOW, Garage
SEPTEMBER 21 – MANCHESTER, Academy 3
SEPTEMBER 23 – LONDON, Underworld

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NEWS: Dermot O’Leary to release compilation of covers!

X-Factor and BBC Radio 2 presenter Dermot O’Leary is launching ‘The Saturday Sessions’ album in conjunction with his BBC Radio 2 show (Saturday’s from 3pm – 6pm).

‘The Saturday Sessions’ will be released on October 4th, and is a collection of cover versions and rare acoustic versions from The Dermot O’Leary Show. Featured artists will include Lily Allen, Massive Attack and Ellie Goulding to Katy Perry, Paolo Nutini and Biffy Clyro. All the tracks are exclusive to this album, and not available anywhere else. The album will be available to buy and download from iTunes, Amazon and all other good retailers.

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NEWS: Architects do in-store signings whilst on UK tour!

Brighton metal force Architects are doing a few in-store signings during their UK headlining tour next month. During their signings all stores will be selling an exclusive Architects shirt on the day. Full dates, venues and times are as follows:

OCTOBER 01 – BIRMINGHAM, Blue Banana (6:00PM – 7:00PM)
OCTOBER 02 – MANCHESTER, Pulp (6:00PM – 7:00PM)
OCTOBER 03 – GLASGOW, Pulp (2:00PM – 3:00PM)

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NEWS: Trophy Scars to release new EP in October!

Trophy Scars have began pre-orders for their upcoming EP ‘Darkness, Oh Hell’, the first of two EPs that they’ll be releasing towards the end of 2010. The self-released 6-track EP will be available both digitally and on CD, and have set a release date of October 26th.

Pre-order packages for the release can be found at their BigCartel store and also at their MerchNow store too.

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NEWS: Johnny Foreigner announce new EP and plot UK headline tour!

British indie rock outfit Johnny Foreigner return with a brand new 6 track EP. The band have teamed up with lovable indie label Alcopop! for the release, with the current provisional title of ‘There When You Need It’ though this may change. It’s intended for a November release and will be available on 12″ and digitals, and each copy will have a postcard for each song drawn by famous Topshop designer Lewes Herriot.

The band also began their Exorcism Project, sending out 20 signature-style plush toys ghosts into the world, orders of which hit the limit in less than 20 minutes. You can view the project right here!

Johnny Foreigner will be supporting the release with a 10 date tour (venues TBC) with Stagecoach throughout November. But until then, more information can be found on bloggyforeigner.blogspot.com

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NEWS: Abandon All Ships post up new track on their MySpace!

Toronto’s Abandon All Ships have posted up a new song on their MySpace profile. You can check out ‘Bro My God’ taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album ‘Geeving’ by clicking here.

‘Geeving’ will be released October 5th on Velocity/Rise Records and can be pre-ordered from here.

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NEWS: Soulfly to play one-off London show!

Soulfly have announced a one-off show at Koko in Camden, London on Sunday 21st November, before they head to Russia for a string of dates. Tickets for the show are on sale now from all usual agents, online at Live Nation and by credit card on 0844 576 5483.

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NEWS: Dance Gavin Dance announce rough release date for new record!

Sacramento’s Dance Gavin Dance have updated their MySpace profile which states at the top that their upcoming fourth album ‘Downtown Battle Mountain Pt. II’ will be released in April 2011. See it for yourself by clicking here.

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NEWS: Underoath sign over to Roadrunner Records!

Christian metal menaces Underoath have just announced their signing over to Roadrunner Records, exluding the US and Canada. With their forthcoming seventh studio album ‘Ø (Disambiguation)’ on the horizon, 2011 could be their biggest year yet. The album is set for release on November 8th, 2010.

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VIDEO: The Almost – No, I Don’t

Ex-Underoath drummer and clean vocalist Aaron Gillespie has brought out a brand new music video via his new main project he’s taking frontman duties with, The Almost. There video for the track ‘No, I Don’t’ can be seen right here which features a large walking bear who’s living pretty rough, and let’s not forget your classic high school bullying for good measure.

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