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UK Music Round-Up (03/04/12)

Posted by - 04:38 AM on 03/04/12
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04:39 AM on 03/04/12
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UK Music Round-UpLoose Cannons' Marcus Rutherford passed away this week after a four and a half year battle with leukaemia. The band have posted a statement here.

Festival News
Slam Dunk Festival has added a new batch of bands including Say Anything, Motion City Soundtrack and The Story So Far. See the full announcement below and details of Slam Dunk Wales and Scotland in the "Tours" section.
Slam Dunk North & South Line-Up AdditionsThe Blackout
Motion City Soundtrack
Say Anything
Hit The Lights
The Story So Far
Lower Than Atlantis
While She Sleeps
Of Mice & Men
Don Broco
The Word Alive
For The Fallen Dreams
I See Stars
Upon A Burning Body

A further 22 bands have been added to the line-up for this year's Download Festival. See a full list of acts which includes Cancer Bats, The James Cleaver Quintet and Corey Taylor below.
Download AdditionsDropkick Murphys
Cancer Bats
Corey Taylor
Rise To Remain
Heaven's Basement
The James Cleaver Quintet
The Quireboys
Butcher Babies
The Defiled
Sebastian Bach
Red, White & Blues
Upon A Burning Body
While She Sleeps
We Are The Ocean
The Treatment

2000 Trees Festival has added 14 more bands including Sharks, We Were Promised Jetpacks and Gallows. See a full list of bands announced below.
Bands addedWe Were Promised Jetpacks
Dog Is Dead
The Computers
Max Raptor
Zico Chain
Rosa Valle
Andy Oliveri

Make A Scene Festival have added more bands to their line-up. See below for a full list of bands announced this week, including While She Sleeps, TRC and Our Time Down Here.
Make A Scene AdditionsWhile She Sleeps
The Hitchers
Our Time Down Here
The Human Project
Attention Thieves
The Phil Saunders Band
Glass Avalanche
Climate Of Fear
The Escape Artist

See below for the first batch of bands announced for this year's Ghostfest at the University of Leeds.
Comeback Kid
All Shall Perish
The Haarp Machine
Heart In Hand
Silent Screams

A new wave of bands has been announced for this year's Live At Leeds. The full line-up, including additions The Enemy, Ghostpoet, Dog Is Dead and Lianne La Havas, can be seen here.

Almost 100 bands were added to Brighton's The Great Escape festival this week. See them here and here.

Death In Vegas, And So I Watch You From Afar, Rolo Tomassi and The James Cleaver Quintet will play this year's Camden Crawl in May. See the line-up so far here.

The Stone Roses and The Killers will headline the V Festival 2012. See a full list of other acts, including Frank Turner, Keane and Shed Seven here.

The first line-up announcement for June's Dot to Dot Festival in Bristol, Nottingham and Manchester was announced this week. This year's festival will feature The Drums, Pulled Apart By Horses, Willy Mason and others.

Sheffield's In Tune Festival will feature Proxies, Blitz Kids and Take The Seven. See the full line-up and ticket details for the 30th March event here.

The Well in Leeds is closing down. Click here to read a statement from venue manager Kevin Berry.

Head here to see Charlie Simpson's video for "Farmer & His Gun".

Architects' new album Daybreaker will be released on June 5th. See the artwork here.

Maybeshewill's video for "Red Paper Lanterns" is streaming over at Rock Sound.

Head here to see Sharks play an acoustic version of "Arcane Effigies".

We Are The Ocean
will record their third album in May with Peter Miles (The King Blues, Tellison).

's video for "Love Will Eat You Alive" is here. Their new album I'm A UFO In This City is out on Monday.

Head here to see Hawk Eyes' video for "Skyspinners".

Next Stop Atlanta have released their video for new single "I'm Not Morrissey". See it here.

Hang The Bastard's self-titled EP is streaming on bandcamp.

See a behind the scenes video from the shooting of Deaf Havana's video for "Leeches" here.

Great Cynics have released a video for "In The Valley".

Natives posted their first studio video from their time in LA with producer John Feldmann (Goldfinger).

Here is a video of Venice covering Nero's "Reaching Out".

A Plastic Rose have posted a video for "Build from the Ground Up".

Click here to listen to Katie Sky's cover of Karmin's "Brokenhearted".

Scholars have released new single "Bad For Business".

Hearts Under Fire's video for "We've Come Too Far To Live In The Past" has arrived.

Head here to listen to a Conan track entitled "Hawk As Weapon".

Skinless Finger are giving away a new track. Download "And Another Thing..." from the band's facebook page.

Head here to see Canada Water's video for "The Better Half Of Me".

Manchester-based Newlands are looking for a new guitar player. Anyone interested should contact thenewlandsband@gmail.com. More info can be found here.

The Dead Wretched are streaming new track "Hammer Death" here.

Scholars' new single "Bad For Business" is out now.

Slam Dunk Wales (Taking Back Sunday, Motion City Soundtrack, Say Anything, Cancer Bats, While She Sleeps, Of Mice & Men, The Audition, Don Broco & Straight Lines)
28th Cardiff University

Slam Dunk Scotland (Taking Back Sunday, Motion City Soundtrack, Say Anything, Cancer Bats, Hit The Lights & The Story So Far)
29th Glasgow O2 ABC

Twin Atlantic

(SUPPORT: Fighting With Wire & ME)
9th Dublin Academy 2
10th Cork Cypress Avenue
(SUPPORT: Axis Of & ME)
11th Derry Nerve Centre
12th Belfast Mandela Hall
(SUPPORT: Lower Than Atlantis & ME)
14th Inverness Ironworks
15th Dunfermline Alhambra
16th Manchester HMV Ritz
17th London Koko
19th Cardiff University Solus
20th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
21st Norwich Waterfront
(SUPPORT: The Xcerts & ME)
22nd Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

The Xcerts

4th Tunbridge Wells Forum
6th Southampton Joiners
7th Exeter Cavern
8th Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
10th Nottingham Rock City
11th Sheffield Bowery (Free show)
12th Stoke Sugarmill
13rd Birmingham Academy 3
15th Newcastle Academy 2
16th Glasgow Garage
17th Aberdeen Lemon Tree
18th Thurso Newmarket Bar
19th Dumfries Venue
21st York Stereo
22nd Leeds Cockpit 3
23rd Manchester Sound Control
24th Cheltenham Frog & Fiddle
25th Bristol Cooler


2nd Kingston Hippodrome (Matinee show)

Sound Of Guns

19th London Cargo
21st Liverpool O2 Academy

The Ocean Between Us

27th Middlesbrough Empire
28th Bristol Croft
29th Reading Facebar
30th Manchester Retro Bar
2nd Stoke Sugarmill
3rd Sheffield Sugarmill
5th Leeds Empire
6th Leicester Soundhouse
7th Newcastle Riverside
8th Carlisle Brickyard
9th Glasgow Ivory Blacks
10th Aberdeen Tunnels
11th Dundee Beat Generator

The Smoking Hearts

6th Bridgend Hobos
8th Andover George
9th Stoke Harry's Bar
10th Liverpool Caledonian Upstairs
11th Norwich Karma Cafe
12th Southampton Avondales
13th Weymouth Finns Rock Pub
20th Bournemouth Soundcircus
27th London Electrowerkz Voodoo Rock
2nd Lincoln Crash Doubt Festival

20th London HMV Forum

No Light At Lockdown (SUPPORT: Franko & My Forever)
3rd Glasgow Classic Grand
4th Newcastle O2 Academy 2
6th Birmingham HMV Institute (with A Story To Tell)
7th London Islington O2 Academy 2 (with A Story To Tell)
8th Sheffield O2 Academy 2 (with A Story To Tell)
9th Manchester Roadhouse

James Bourne (SUPPORT: Portia Conn)
12th Newcastle O2 Academy 2
13th Manchester Academy 3
14th Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut
17th London O2 Islington Academy 2

Guns N' Roses
19th Nottingham Capital FM Arena
20th Liverpool Echo Arena
23rd Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
25th Glasgow SECC
26th Birmingham LG Arena
29th Manchester MEN Arena
31st London O2 Arena

Contributors: Andy Biddulph & sean-reid

Thanks to Sean for helping out!
05:39 AM on 03/04/12
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So gutted about the Well closing :(

Looking forward to The Word Alive at Slam Dunk, they got a rubbish reception at Never Say Die so hopefully it will be better this time round.
06:33 AM on 03/04/12
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That Hang the Bastard EP is giving me mosh-neck.
11:35 AM on 03/04/12
Walking Is Still Honest
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I can't get enthused about UK festivals.
01:18 PM on 03/04/12
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Slam Dunk just keeps getting better.
07:47 PM on 03/04/12
Tie me up, untie me.
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excited for Architects' new material.
05:09 AM on 03/05/12
the other Kyle.
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So gutted about the Well closing :(

Looking forward to The Word Alive at Slam Dunk, they got a rubbish reception at Never Say Die so hopefully it will be better this time round.

I've never been there before but heard good things about it, I was planning on going sometime soon as apparently they showed classic WWF matches on a tuesday night which would of be brilliant. Brudenell is just down my road though so hopefully all the gigs go to them.
08:36 AM on 03/05/12
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If only HTL were at Slam Dunk Wales.

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