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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Here We Go Magic - Collector
    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 April 2010 Here We Go Magic Collector A five piece emerging from environs of New York City sometime early 2009 the first recordings from Here We Go Magic arrived in the form of a unique collection of 4 track recordings created by lead singer Luke Temple The band themselves had convened through a series of chance encounters overheard conversations and supernatural occurrences and whilst hailing from disparate musical backgrounds found a common axis in the recordings that were then released as the self titled Here We Go Magic Western Vinyl Since then the band have ridden an unwavering wave of creative momentum which resulted recently with appearances at the year s SxSw festival garnering armfuls of plaudits reducing the US media to superlative laden acclaim Along the way they have developed a broad array of musical material and honed what has become explosive live sound all of their own and can be seen when the band arrive to these shores for shows as follows May 13th Brighton The Great Escape The Loft 12am May 15th Brighton The Great Escape Digital May 16th Bristol Start The Bus May 18th London The Lexington May 19th London Electric Ballroom w The New Pornographers June 26th Somerset Glastonbury Festival Q Queens Head stage June 27th Somerset Glastonbury Festival Park stage July 16th Southwold Latitude Festival main stage Sept 4th Jersey Jersey Live Sept 11th Isle Of Wight Bestival Rock n Roll stage The band are also confirmed Stateside at both Bonneroo and Pitchfork festivals and a couple of hometown shows at June 7th New York Bowery Ballroom June 8th New York Williamsburg Hall of Music pigeonpost JavaScript

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Crowded House announce new single, album and UK dates
    single album and UK dates Crowded House return with the release of a brand new album and UK tour for spring 2010 Intriguer is released by Mercury Records on June 14th and is a classic return to form for the band featuring heartfelt and evocative lyrics and irresistible melodies With special guest musicians and innumerable instruments and influences from all over the world the album sounds as fresh as when the band first started out in 1985 Solo albums collaborations and reunions have followed throughout the years but all enjoy Neil s distinctive sound The band vocalist guitarist Neil Finn Nick Seymour bass Mark Hart keyboards guitars and Matt Sherrod drums started work on the new album last year in Auckland New Zealand with producer Jim Scott The songs were written over the previous 18 months many had evolved and been worked over on the road sometimes ending up very different sometimes back to how they started The title for their sixth studio album was inspired by a shadowy figure seen only once in 2001 behind curtains at a Sydney hotel by Neil and Australian artist cartoonist Michael Leunig The Intriguers influence however is often felt through the years whenever strange events unfold and difficult scenarios ensue As Neil says The intriguer continues to confound us but still we crave his presence life seems so dull when he s not around New album Intriguer 14 th June 2010 Catch the band on their UK tour throughout May and June 18 May NEWCASTLE City Hall 19 May GLASGOW Clyde Auditorium 21 May EDINBURGH Usher Hall 22 May ABERDEEN Music Hall 24 25 May BIRMINGHAM Symphony Hall 26 27 May MANCHESTER Apollo 29 May CASTLEBAR Royal Theatre 30 31 May DUBLIN Olympia Theatre 2 June BRISTOL Colston Hall 3 June PLYMOUTH Pavilions

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Feeder - new single ‘Call Out’
    their first release in almost two years CALL OUT is a return to the band s rock roots an exhilarating three minutes of classic catchy melodies coupled with thrashing guitars to create the ultimate in jump around sing along pop rock Feeder at thei loud and proud best Fifteen years since the band s first release which they sold at their own gigs they are once again releasing music for themselves after their record label of twelve years dissolved in 2008 Where some would find this a blow Feeder took this as a new beginning With 25 chart hit singles under their belt 4 5 million record sales world wide 6 full length studio albums as well as the platinum Singles Collection from 2006 founder members vocalist Grant Nicholas bassist Taka Hirose decided to go back to their roots With new drummer Karl Brazil onboard the band made a low key start to 2010 by touring the UK under the name of Renegades They only announced the shows to fans on their website and explained it would not be a Feeder show but would be showcasing new material which Nicholas had written throughout 2009 The tickets sold out in minutes and the band took to tiny venues the size of which they hadn t played in years and the response was amazing The new tracks were much heavier than the bands last few albums far more guitars were involved A free EP given away at the shows teased as to the harder direction the band were taking whilst still displaying their ability to write classic songs Now they return as Feeder with several festival appearances confirmed see below and a new album coming soon Call Out is released on Big Teeth Music 1 August Big Weekend Cardiff headline appearance 6

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Chapel Club - new single ‘Five Trees’
    of a new single news of a limited 7 single for Record Store Day and further festival appearances over the summer months Chapel Club release their second single Five Trees on May 31st Having recently signed to A M Records Five Trees is the first fruit of this newly consummated relationship whilst also being the first recorded output from the band s recent studio sortie with producer Paul Epworth With much of the month of March holed up with Epworth in the studio the band have completed the half of what will be their debut album with the remainder being finished off prior to the second leg of their Spring live shows Five Trees has been aired at live shows this year and emerges from the studio a different beast shifting the axis of comparisons whilst continuing the band s beguiling knack of creating compelling impressive songs from a songbook on it s first page The band have announced their intention of releasing a strictly limited 7 single Don t Look Down for Record Store Day on 17th April The single will come housed in a special handmade sleeve featuring photographs taken by the band and will only be available from your local independent record store Having already confirmed shows at Brighton s Great Escape festival and the Dot To Dot festival the band are also set to play July 31st London Field Day August 1st London Underage Festival Meanwhile headline duties are undertaken as follows April 7th Portmouth Cellars Eastney 8th Guildford Boiler Room 9th Oxford Jericho Tavern 10th Bath Moles 12th Cardiff Barfly 13th Wolver ton Slade Rooms 15th Sheffield Bungalow Bears 16th Liverpool Korova 17th Leeds A Nation Of Shopkeepers May 13th Brighton The Great Escape 15th Brighton The Great Escape 19th York Stereo 20th Newcastle The

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Pete Lawrie announces details of The Long Welsh Weekend Tour
    November 3 October 1 July 1 February 3 January 1 News 05 April 2010 Pete Lawrie announces details of The Long Welsh Weekend Tour One of the UK s most talked about young singer songwriters Pete Lawrie has announced plans to tour his native Wales performing impromptu acoustic sets in a host of unique and beautiful locations For four days in April Friday 9th Monday 12th Pete Lawrie and his band will gather together their acoustic instruments pile into a camper van and set out to discover the hidden gems of the Welsh countryside and then play live right there amongst the elements With locations such as Penarth Pier the beautiful Ystradfellte Waterfalls Brecon s Bluebell Woods and the sand dunes of Llangenith just a handful of the locations roughly pencilled into the itinerary Pete s Long Welsh Weekend will see him play in well over a dozen distinctive local settings over the course of the tour Alongside Pete and his band will be Tom Swindell a professional documentary maker who will film the entire tour and create a series of short films to be run later in the month online and on TV Fans can follow Pete s movements across the Long Welsh Weekend via his Facebook www facebook com petelawrie and Twitter www twitter com PeteLawrie pages Pete is also giving fans the opportunity for him and his band to come and play an extra special set at one of their homes All fans need to do is tweet details of the Long Welsh Weekend tour alongside the following hashtag longwelshweekend and the town village city they want Pete to play in Pete will then pick the best location and come and visit on the Saturday Pete Lawrie s debut EP How Could I Complain is available to

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Oasis - Time Flies… 1994 - 2009
    features all 36 videos ever made including versions made for the UK and America as well as the last ever recorded Oasis live show from The Roundhouse in London on the 21 st July 2009 April 1994 it begins Effortlessly the classic singles Supersonic and Shakermaker provided a tangible feeling that something was happening then came Live Forever where we saw a young Liam Gallagher nailed to a chair in that bizarre video and somehow the notion that one of ours could again excite incite and not to mention sell millions of records was very real They virtually reignited an ailing industry and revitalised the global music scene They did this by becoming the most complete pop group on the planet They knew it too as Noel Gallagher the band s principal songwriter simply explained We re not arrogant we just believe we re the greatest band in the World His younger brother who went on to become one of the greatest frontmen of all time once remarked There s Elvis and me I couldn t say which of the two is best Oasis owned attitude and noise and confusion often followed Early on Noel said All I know is that the gigs are selling out and we re probably gonna get in loads more trouble on this tour It was this kind of self belief and ambition that flung the world open to Oasis From their landmark arrival performance at T in the Park in 1994 to the now legendary gigs at Maine Road a weekend of history making at Knebworth world famous venues that included sell out shows at Madison Square Gardens and the Hollywood Bowl and stadiums from Wembley to River Plate Argentina and beyond as well as just about every single festival here and abroad Oasis rapidly grew but never lost their high cool How many bands manage that and why Undoubtedly millions identified aspired shared the dream of the boys from Burnage making very very good Their outspokenness and the very real relationship of Noel and Liam kept us enthralled and amused At times it provided real drama but nevertheless the humanity shone through more often than not So what is there left to say about the greatest rock n roll band of our time These could be the best days of our lives And they were And they still are Oasis entertained on every level At every concert tens of thousands united to sing along to be moved by be energised by and reminisce with this incredible set list a definitive chronicle of a generation national anthems a series of musical lunar landings Remember whose eyes you were looking into when you first heard Wonderwall Who had their arm around you during Don t Look Back In Anger Who did you steal a glance from during Stop Crying Your Heart Out Mosh with to Lyla Who did you want to Live Forever with And why did it all work so well for so long

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: Pete Lawrie - How Could I Complain? EP
    the wonder that is the virtual world of MySpace he came to the attention of Rollo Armstrong of Faithless Rollo coaxed Pete back to Wales where the two began working together and then flagged up the fledgling pedigree of Pete s voice and capacity as a writer and performer to the industry Now back in South Wales Pete is building a loyal following deliberately shunning the lure of bright lights and temptations elsewhere but all the while honing his craft This is an artist whose focus is the song and the words the consequence of which has seen a groundswell of plaudits from further afield resulting in this EP on Field Island Records The record sees a singer songwriter fronting some truly beautiful songs be it the euphoric reaching sensibilities of title track How Could I Complain the plaintive story telling tones of Paperthin with its gorgeous arrangements or the intriguingly titled piano based wonder of Jimmy and The Birds On Fire The EP is the onset of what will be a timeless selection of delightful handcrafted songs a mere stepping stone for the future How Could You Complain How Could I Complain EP is released on April 26 th through Field Island and will be available on CD and download only The songs in Pete s words How Could I Complain Written by Pete Lawrie Produced by Rollo Armstrong Pete Lawrie I spent a long time last year and the year before that navel gazing as my mother would call it Worrying and complaining Neurotic self absorption This song was a kick up my own exhausted backside We are all guilty of wallowing It s the weather I think I wrote this in a tiny stifling box room in Bangkok I was having a ball and it hit me like the heatwave I was sweating in Look around you You have everything you could ever want at your fingertips I ve seen the light I can t explain how could I complain Panic Written by Pete Lawrie Produced by Rollo Armstrong Pete Lawrie As I mentioned before I worry I worry a lot Too much worry and it s like my brain needs to let the steam out In that moment I can be prone to pretty bad panic attacks They are terrifying exhausting and strangely exhilarating For years I have tried to explain them and fight them I have since learnt it s about accepting them and not being scared of them It s just a fear of fear This song is a big come on then lets have you to that feeling to panic Come on panic take a shot at me Paperthin Written produced by Pete Lawrie In 2006 I moved into a first floor flat in the Welsh town of Penarth my hometown It was me Elliot drums and a best mate of ours Dafydd We didn t have a shower any money at all and were all going through varying degrees of emotional distress

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  • Hall or Nothing :: News :: The Courteeners - Take Over The World
    8 February 4 January 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 15 March 2010 The Courteeners Take Over The World With their reputation as a live band going from strength to strength and the inevitable difficult second album syndrome having been slayed comprehensively the quartet from Manchester have made great strides since their 2008 debut St Jude Falcon emerged earlier this month to armfuls of plaudits into a hitherto unknown territory of rousing yet passionate vignettes of life and relationships Liam Fray is at his best with his eye to the keyhole Q 4 stars Falcon isn t just a good album it s a damn near great one NME Take Over The World strikes a chord almost immediately with Liam Fray s emotive vocal underpinned with piano and a naggingly seductive musical undertone that soars majestically before unfurling into an emphatic chorus that will undoubtedly be a favourite come the end of the band s upcoming live dates The single is released on 2 x 7 singles CD and download with new tracks available across the formats 13 June Isle of Wight Festival 9 July T in the Park 21 August V Festival Hylands Park 22 August V Festival Weston Park Tickets are priced 16 except London and Blackpool 17 50 buy online at www gigsandtours com www ticketmaster co uk 24 hr cc hotline 0871 2200 260 and 0844 826 2826 When The Courteeners fly on Falcon they really do soar NME 8 10 Courting press enquiries Terri Hall national or Tom Freeman regional at Hall or Nothing JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address 0207 228

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