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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Thomas Dybdahl - new album ‘What’s Left Is Forever’
    Joni Mitchell As Klein himself says of the recording I can t remember ever being more excited about an album than I am about the release of this one it made me a different person Recorded in Los Angeles and Norway with Klein at the helm and a truly veritable supporting cast of musicians from drummer Jay Bellerose Bob Dylan Primal Scream keyboards courtesy of Jamie Muhoberac Biffy Clyro Rolling Stones My Chemical Romance and strings provided by Vince Mendosa Joni Mitchell Bjork Dybdahl s distinctive voice has already gained him huge praise in the UK with the NME declaring him as Norway s answer to Nick Drake and Q Magazine hailing Dybdahl one of the most talented singer songwriters A diverse array of artistic collaborations fill Dybdahl s trajectory From fronting multi platinum band The National Bank to working with world renowned photographer Jean Baptiste Mondino Madonna David Bowie Björk and designer Phillipe Starck self confessed Dybdahl fan who created the artwork for Dybdahl s previous works Starck not only cites Dybdahl as his muse but still never fails to catch him when playing live both in Starck s native France and further afield Dybdahl has conjured up a collection of songs from the almost ethereal through to the more upbeat all the while providing a captivating backdrop that sparkles with beauty Soundscapes for a new generation underpinned with seemingly effortless prowess Future single Man On A Wire comes in all breathy vocals before surging into an up tempo chorus that aligns itself with the likes of The Blue Nile and Bon Iver Elsewhere Soulsister evolves from a simple instrumental beginning into one of the stunning highlights of the album But We Did the first foray into the album features a breath taking video created by Norwegian director Arild

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Swim Deep announce details of new single ‘Honey’
    6 September 9 August 5 July 5 June 10 May 7 April 4 March 2 February 2 2008 November 3 October 1 July 1 February 3 January 1 News 26 August 2013 Swim Deep announce details of new single Honey Following the recent success of their debut album the Top 20 attaining Where The Heaven Are We Swim Deep are pleased to announce details of a new single Honey on September 30th Originally recorded in East London last year the track marked the recording debut of new bassist Cavan having enrolled prior to the band s appearance at last year s The Great Escape The track cemented the band s now well documented sunny disposition gaining fans at both radio and print online and lending themselves as one to watch for 2013 Fast forward with two sold out UK tours to their name their biggest dates thus far including a hometown show at Birmingham s Town Hall a summer festival itinerary that has zigzagged across the UK and Europe including Glastonbury T in the Park and Reading Leeds Coupled with a handful of tracks that have soundtracked the past year Swim Deep have enjoyed the ride culminating with the success of Where The Heaven Are We Honey is released on 30th September through Chess Club Records and will be available on limited 7 vinyl and digitally via all usual outlets Swim Deep hit Autumn on the road with shows as follows September 14th Newcastle Warehouse 34 21st Nottingham Rescue Rooms 15th Glasgow Oran Mor 22nd Cardiff The Globe 16th Sheffield Queen s Social Club 23rd Oxford 02 Academy 2 17th Manchester Ritz 24th Cambridge The Junction 18th Liverpool Kazimier 25th Brighton Concorde 2 19th Leeds Cockpit 27th London Shepherds Bush Empire 20th Birmingham Town Hall www swim deep tumblir com

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Baby Strange return to the fray with new single ‘Friend’
    2009 December 4 November 9 October 6 September 9 August 5 July 5 June 10 May 7 April 4 March 2 February 2 2008 November 3 October 1 July 1 February 3 January 1 News 25 August 2013 Baby Strange return to the fray with new single Friend Glasgow s Baby Strange return to the fray with news of a new single Friend in September Following the release of their debut single Pure Evil back in May the band have built up a burgeoning fanbase courtesy of their now well documented incendiary live shows both in Scotland and London With a handful of shows with self confessed fans Palma Violets Baby Strange have plugged into a similar vein of youthful exuberance and dragged it kicking and snarling into their own corner Generations wide of punk too young for Britpop and the wrong side of double digits for the start of the millennium Baby Strange career into view with another brilliant two and half minutes maelstrom of Ramones tinged wonder that will undoubtedly continue their upward trajectory As their recent live shows have shown the band traverse a line of new and old whilst discharging their own brooding rock n roll volleys across the musical bows Having celebrated the release of the single in Glasgow and London BABY Strange hit the road with shows in November as special guests on Palma Violets UK dates as follows November 1st Glasgow Garnethill Multicultural Ctre w Paws Halfrican and Secret Motorbikes 18th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall 19th Lincoln Engine Rooms 21st Leeds Met 22nd Newcastle University 23rd Glasgow ABC Released on September 9th through Chess Club Records Friend b w Never Enough will be available on limited 7 and digitally through all usual outlets https www facebook com babystrangemusic For further info JavaScript must be

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: FIDLAR -  ‘Awkward’
    6 2009 December 4 November 9 October 6 September 9 August 5 July 5 June 10 May 7 April 4 March 2 February 2 2008 November 3 October 1 July 1 February 3 January 1 News 19 August 2013 FIDLAR Awkward 2013 thus far for LA s FIDLAR has been one of a seemingly never ending series of live shows they have to be one of their city s busiest bands when it comes to entertaining be it at a local house party or one of the many European festivals the band have pencilled in their itinerary this summer Having released their debut album FIDLAR earlier this year to ecstatic praise from the UK s media whilst careering across the nation s airwaves with the singles Max Can t Surf and the Radio 1 play listed Wait for The Man the band have announced details of a new single This version of the established live favourite Awkward was recorded and mixed in June 2013 at MANT Studio in Los Angeles with Rob Schnapf at the helm Released on September 15th and characteristically featuring a cacophony of irresistible riffs around the heart of a song that is proof once again that FIDLAR are one of the most vital unpredictable new bands around whilst being the owners of an ever increasing incredibly catchy arsenal of songs that are seeping into the nation s bloodstream Awkward is released digitally through Wichita Recordings on September 15th and available via all reputable outlets FIDLAR wave goodbye to the summer with appearances at this year s Reading Leeds Festival FIDLAR the album is available on vinyl CD and digitally through an emporium near you either on your high street or in your front room www fidlarla com for further info JavaScript must be enabled to view

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: ‘That Girl, That Scene’ - new single from Frankie & The Heartstrings
    Frankie The Heartstrings Feted Sunderland based five piece Frankie The Heartstrings will release a new single That Girl That Scene on August 26th The single is the next track to be taken from their second album The Days Run Away which was released last month The band are also pleased to announce that the record store they opened in their home town in May Pop Recs Ltd will continue to be a full time concern for the foreseeable future That Girl That Scene is a whirling dervish of a song two and a half minutes of frenetic exposition in the vein of barnstorming 7 wonders previously delivered by the likes of The Ramones Bill Haley and Orange Juice A self lacerating tale of late night adventures and an ode to the alluring qualities of the fairer sex it s the latest in a long line of dance floor coruscating songs that the band have made their name with The single streaming now via the band s website www frankieandtheheartstrings com will be available to purchase digitally on August 26th and comes backed with a new composition Summer That Girl That Scene is released the week following the band s appearance at Reading Leeds Festival this August bank holiday Following the release of The Days Run Away and the subsequent headline tour the band continued to maintain and expand their record store Pop Recs Ltd Located in Sunderland the opening period included instore performances by the likes of The Futureheads Edwyn Collins Badly Drawn Boy and The Chapman Family Additionally the band have hosted a variety of art exhibitions song writing workshops for local schools and other community embracing activities Now Frankie The Heartstrings have added future events including performances by Sky Larkin Spectrals Little Comets plus a very special In

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Catfish and The Bottlemen to release debut single on Communion Records & UK tour
    tour and appearances at The Great Escape Dot to Dot and Tramlines Festival the summer is looking decidedly busy for these four young men The band signed to Communion Records Ben Howard Michael Kiwanuka Deap Vally Half Moon Run Gotye this spring and release their debut single for the label on 17 th June 2013 Homesick starts off gently before bursting into a full on rock pop classic with thrashing guitars infectious and exciting and all under three minutes Working with producer and Communion co founder Ian Grimble Manic Street Preachers Daughter British Sea Power Red Hot Chili Peppers at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales Homesick is the band s first offering from what was a hugely productive session The track has already been played by Steve Lamacq on 6 Music who also tipped them in the Independent on Sunday and Zane Lowe on Radio 1 who made them his Next Hype By bugging promoters for gigs up and down the country and beyond they ended up playing over 100 shows last year both here and in Europe including their European Festival debut at Reeperbahn Festival When they bumped into Carl Barat in Germany he invited them to play his weekly club Jubilee in London they dragged The Vaccines to see them whilst they were hanging about backstage at an Arctic Monkeys gig and they ve also played Chris Hawkins 6 Music club in Islington Along the way they put a couple of tracks online including Sidewinder which gained them more fans along the way courtesy of YouTube and their website 2013 looks set to be the year they make their mark with a headline tour festival dates and another single on its way this autumn New single HOMESICK 17 th June 2013 10 May NEWCASTLE UNDER LYME The

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: The Manics send away The Lions
    1 News 01 May 2013 The Manics send away The Lions After a prolonged silence which has seen the band take a break from touring and releasing records Manic Street Preachers have announced a short Antipodean tour to coincide with the British and Irish Lions Tour down under the rugby team s first in over a decade and the group s last visit since 2010 and first ever to New Zealand As lifelong rugby fans the band who enjoyed a top ten hit in 1997 with the single Australia this seemed a one off opportunity to combine their mutual love of the sport and the continent The trio commented As massive rugby fans the chance to visit one of our favourite countries play some gigs and watch the British and Irish lions play Australia is an amazing once in a lifetime opportunity We can t wait to play a selection of our greatest hits to our Australian fans and the thousands of Lions fans travelling down under It should be an amazing and memorable few shows The Manics last played the UK in December 2011 with a triumphant sold out show at the O2 Arena in London where they celebrated the release of their top ten singles collection National Treasures and have only so far announced one date for the UK for 2013 it being a headlining appearance at Festival No 6 Festival in Portmeirion Wales taking place over the weekend of the 13 15 th September The band have hinted at more news coming soon 28 June MELBOURNE Festival Hall www ticketmaster com au 2 July AUCKLAND Vector Arena http www ticketmaster co nz Manic Street preacherstickets artist 741429 tm link artist artistvenue module 5 July SYDNEY Horden Pavillion www ticketek com au New Zealand tickets go on sale

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Folks return with new single & tour
    is a brand new song and a taster of their second album the follow up to last year s I See Cathedrals The band enjoyed a busy 18 months touring their debut album including supports with Miles Kane Noel Gallagher We Are Augustines shows which saw the band play to sell out crowds in the UK Italy Germany Switzerland France They ended 2012 with a successful theatre tour supporting Band of Skulls and earlier this year toured the UK again with a successful run of headline dates in February After those dates the band went back into the studio to record new songs with producer Paul Strangeboy Stacey Oasis Black Crowes and the first offering is We re All Dead Says Folks songwriter Michael Beasley We re All Dead is inspired by J G Ballard s short story The Life and Death of God and is an atypical Folks song is many ways It s more heartfelt and timeless We started to perform the song on our recent tour with Band of Skulls and it became a band favourite It is a great counterpoint to our other songs We re not the first band to be inspired by J G Ballard Joy Division Klaxons even Madonna have referenced his dystopian vision We re living in the Ballardian nightmare and there s so much doom and gloom around This song is our perspective of a hopeful and optimistic future The single delivers with a new production style whilst maintaining the band s alternative lyrical slant on life Folks are Scott Anderson vocals Michael Beasley guitar Thom Fripp guitar Harry Gumery bass Wil Ackroyd keys and Elliot Barlow drums New single WE RE ALL DEAD 10 June 2013 Tour Dates 6 May MANCHESTER Future Perfect Festival Castlefield Basin 6 June BIRMINGHAM Rainbow

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