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    Buller of Suede Pulp and White Lies fame over seven weeks and mixed at Electric Lady Studios in New York with the legendary Michael Brauer It is the follow up to The Courteeners debut album St Jude which reached number 4 on release in April 2008 Marking a huge leap forward for the Manchester four piece Falcon is a breathtaking showcase for bandleader Liam Fray s astonishingly personal everyman lyrics and poignant passionate songwriting These are talents that have already captivated audiences far and wide around the globe On You Overdid It Doll he gently admonishes a friend s over excesses This pace a little too fast you re a space cadet dressed in fibre glass you re gonna shatter it s not too late to undo put the fiddle down the taming of the shrew Falcon is a truly beautiful record and one that isn t afraid to wear its author s heart on its sleeve both lyrically and musically Think the panoramic soaring soundscape of Elbow the emotion solace and romance of The Verve and the elegant arch honesty and sensitivity of Morrissey This record is that good The Courteeners ended 2009 by playing the biggest gig of their career to date The gig at Manchester Central may have seemed like a brave gesture from a band with just one album to their name but when all 10 000 tickets sold out in just five days it was patently clear that their fans had not forgotten them Coming on with the kind of confidence we have come to expect from the band s songwriter and frontman Liam Fray launched into the set with a track from the band s soon to be released album and the venue erupted About the event one journalist was moved to comment giant

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    was big on talk small on walk everyone dreamed of getting out of Northern Ireland but nobody knew how With school s end approaching and his band going nowhere Owen refused to sink into regulation mundanity He put off university in 2006 and dedicated a year to becoming a rock star writing songs with enough weight and velocity to power their way out of Magherafelt s cultural black hole One month he d want to write songs like The Strokes and Kings Of Leon the next Foo Fighters until he emerged with a bunch of firebrand pop rock tunes with their feet in both indie and sheen rock camps but their minds somewhere altogether darker Ever So Shy sounded like a speed fuelled charity single featuring Bon Jovi Regina Spektor Albert Hammond Jnr QOTSA and McFly but concerned by our tendency to be destroyed by distractions Sinking Ships is a semi acoustic Jimmy Eat World style epic about intense introspection And Rebel Get By is the cheeriest ever jaunt rock jig about um teen suicide It s a bit fucked up says Owen but around the age of seventeen in the space of about a week two or three of my close group of friends said they were gonna kill themselves to me It really struck me it was a really fucked up thing to hear When you looked at the problems they appeared to have you were like Jesus Christ life is bigger than him or her That was one of the first tracks that started General Fiasco A basic canon built Owen roped in his brother and a schoolmate called Stephen Leaky Leacock from a similar going nowhere local emo band to play guitar and in 2007 General Fiasco a name scavenged from two previous potential monikers General Music and The Morley Jedderjack Fiasco moved to Belfast Their first gig as a three piece was at Glasgowbury 2007 Northern Ireland s biggest unsigned music festival they played like they d misread it as Eavis bash and rocketed off on the road to the real thing A demo in the summer of 2008 brought radio play from Huw Stephens and Steve Lamacq and landed them a spot on the BBC Introducing Stage at that year s Reading Leeds festival Their first single Rebel Get By was released in November 2008 while B Unique snatched up their second single and Zane Lowe s Hottest Record In The World Something Sometime in January 2009 The newly re formed Infectious Records finally signed them up that summer Meanwhile Owen Enda and Stephen were earning their touring spurs If the Fighting With Wire tour taught them the harsher realities of life on the road We slept in the van and got washed in swimming pools Stephen laughs their 35 date Sept Nov 2008 stint supporting One Night Only earned them their first bout of teen adulation The high was playing Stornaway We were thinking it was on an island north of Scotland who

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    s Twisted Wheel are pleased to announce details of their first Headline Tour of 2010 Having emerged blinking into the limelight at the onset of 2009 Twisted Wheel have released their debut album spent an inordinate amount of time criss crossing the UK making friends with critics and fans alike all the while consolidating their tenure as perhaps one of the most incendiary live personas around Recently afforded guest status on Paul Weller UK dates which when they end in mid December will be the band s live finale after which they will enjoy the festive season prior to taking to the road again with a short tour of Japan followed with these shows in February March and April February 2010 11th Birmingham 02 Academy 3 0871 2200 260 http www gigsandtours com 12th Manchester Academy 2 0871 2200 260 http www gigsandtours com 13th Leeds Brudenell Social 0113 245 4650 http www lunatickets com 18th Nottingham Bodega 08713 100 000 http www alt tickets com 19th Sheffield Leadmill 07738 600087 http www ticketweb com 20th Edinburgh Electric Circus 0844 771000 http www ticketweb com 23rd London Lexington www thelexington co uk 25th London Wimbledon Watershed www seetickets com http www watershedlive com 27th Coventry Kasbah 0247 655 4473 http www seetickets com March 2010 5th Wigan Indiependence www ticketline co uk 6th Buckley Tivoli 01244 546 201 http www seetickets com http www thetivnightclub co uk 11th Grimsby The County 07880 852910 http www gyhpromotions webs com 12th Scunthorpe The Brumby 07880 852910 http www gyhpromotions webs com 13th Swindon The 12 Bar 01793 535713 http www wegottickets com 19th Hull The Lamp 08444 771 000 http www ticketweb co uk 20th Leicester Music Café www ticketsource co uk shadowpromotionsu 26th Stirling Fubar 08444 771000 http www ticketweb co

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    Friend Your Email Your Name To Subject Message Northern Irish trio General Fiasco release a brand new single Ever So Shy on 8th March 2010 and have confirmed they will headline the first ever MTV Presents show in Belfast when they play the Stiff Kitten on 13th January The band have also more headline shows in place for March 2010 when their debut album Buildings will also be released 22nd March 2009 has seen the band release their first single for Infectious Music We Are The Foolish received plays on Radio 1 XFM MTV2 and NME TV it was described by Rock Sound as having rip roaring verses and a catchy as hell chorus General Fiasco have toured up and down the country all year They played Download and Glastonbury Festivals the CMJ in New York headlined the Ulster Hall in Belfast are currently on tour with The Enemy and carry on with The Answer before that taking them up to Christmas New single EVER SO SHY 8 March 2010 Live 20 November NORWICH UEA 21 November FOLKESTONE Lees Cliff Hall 24 November PORTSMOUTH Guildhall 25 November MANCHESTER Manchester Academy 2 26 November BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 27 November LEAMINGTON Assembly 28 November NEWCASTLE Academy 29 November MANCHESTER Apollo 30 November SHEFFIELD Corporation 1 December NOTTINGHAM Rock City 2 December WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun 4 December DUBLIN Academy 5 December OXFORD Academy 6 December PORTSMOUTH Pyramid Centre 8 December LONDON The Social Huw Stephens night 9 December LONDON Forum 10 December LIVERPOOL Academy 12 December DUBLIN Academy With The Enemy with The Answer with The 202 s Headlining 13 January BELFAST Stiff Kitten MTV Presents http www mtv co uk events mtv presents news 166079 mtv presents general fiasco 10 March LONDON Islington O2 Bar Academy 0844 477 2000 11 March SOUTHAMPTON Joiners

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    fourth album The Betrayed out 18th January and they head out on tour throughout February The Pontypridd group wrote the track after spending too much time in a studio in LA we went back to Wales and our roots to start the second version of this album this is our love letter to being home The single will be released on limited edition 7 CD and digitally with an exclusive new track Sunshine the band described it as too good to be a b side but the album was full sorry no more passengers close the doors The Betrayed was recorded in several locations and studios in Los Angeles with a few false starts where the band scrapped various recordings with different producers Eventually a trip back to their native Wales and original rehearsal rooms in Cardiff saw the group re invigorated and energised and on their return to the US things came together quickly Bassist Stuart Richardson took on production and mixing duties alongside Justin Hopfer with whom he d previously worked with on Welsh rock act Attack Attack for the first time and the band have created their most ambitious and accomplished album to date Lostprophets are made up of guitarist Mike Lewis frontman Ian Watkins Lee Gaze guitar Stuart Richardson bass Jamie Oliver keyboards programming and new drummer Luke Johnson and recently headlined the Radio 1 NME stage at Reading and Leeds sold out a Q Awards show and performed at the Little Noise Sessions curated by Jo Whiley at the Union Chapel in London alongside a male voice choir New Single 4th January 2010 WHERE WE BELONG New Album 18th January 2010 THE BETRAYED Live 4 February LEICESTER De Montfort Hall 6 February HULL Ice Arena 7 February NOTTINGHAM Rock City 9 February MARGATE Winter Gardens

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    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 Email to a Friend Your Email Your Name To Subject Message The Courteeners have announced details of a UK tour for March 2010 to support their second album due for release in February The band are also playing a sold out show at the 10 000 capacity Manchester Central in their home town on 11th December 2009 The group have just completed the recording of their new album with producer Ed Buller Suede Pulp at the helm and it was mixed in New York with the legendary Michael Brauer A taster from this Cross My Heart Hope To Fly will be available as a free download on December 7th from the band s website www thecourteeners com In addition a 7 collectable single will also be available with an exclusive b side Fans can also pre order the album at the same time and get the 7 along with their name printed in the album CD booklet UK dates 2010 4 March Hull University 5 March Lincoln Engine Shed 6 March Liverpool University 8 March Nottingham Rock City 9 March Bristol O2 Academy 11 March Norwich UEA 12 March Blackpool Empress Ballroom 15 March Bournemouth O2 Academy 16 March Oxford O2 Academy 18 March London O2 Brixton Academy 19 March Sheffield O2 Academy 20 March Birmingham O2 Academy 22 March Newcastle O2 Academy 23 March Edinburgh Picture House 24 March Glasgow O2 Academy 26 March Leeds O2 Academy Tickets are on sale now 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 Expecting

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    2 2008 November 3 October 1 July 1 February 3 January 1 Email to a Friend Your Email Your Name To Subject Message Having just completed the recording of their second as yet untitled album with producer Ed Buller Suede Pulp at the helm and mixed in New York with the legendary Michael Brauer The Courteeners return with a SOLD OUT show at Manchester s 10 000 capacity Central on December 11th 2009 2009 has been a landmark year for The Courteeners Not only did they complete the follow up to their top 5 debut album St Jude released in April 2008 but the Manchester band has also interrupted recording for an outstanding set of live appearances both in the UK and in the States Early this year saw Liam Fray and his band decamp to the US where they were guests of Morrissey on the US leg of his world tour subsequent shows saw them headline three shows in their own right winning accolades from the US media in the process The band returned on the back of those shows to put in an incredible main stage appearance at the Coachella Festival before leaving audiences at the Reading and Leeds festivals in raptures in August To coincide with the Manchester Central show and as a taster for next year s album a brand new track called Cross My Heart Hope To Fly will be available as a free download on December 7th from the band s website www thecourteeners com In addition a 7 collectable single will also be available with an exclusive b side Fans can also pre order the album at the same time and get the 7 along with their name printed in the album CD booklet The band s follow up to St Jude will

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    Irish trio General Fiasco release a brand new single Ever So Shy on 8th March 2010 and have confirmed they will headline the first ever MTV Presents show in Belfast when they play the Stiff Kitten on 13th January The band also have more headline shows in place for March 2010 when their debut album Buildings will also be released 22nd March 2009 has seen the band release their first single for Infectious Music We Are The Foolish received plays on Radio 1 XFM MTV2 and NME TV it was described by Rock Sound as having rip roaring verses and a catchy as hell chorus General Fiasco have toured up and down the country all year They played Download and Glastonbury Festivals the CMJ in New York headlined the Ulster Hall in Belfast are currently on tour with The Enemy and carry on with The Answer before that taking them up to Christmas New single EVER SO SHY 8 March 2010 Live 20 November NORWICH UEA 21 November FOLKESTONE Lees Cliff Hall 24 November PORTSMOUTH Guildhall 25 November MANCHESTER Manchester Academy 2 26 November BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 27 November LEAMINGTON Assembly 28 November NEWCASTLE Academy 29 November MANCHESTER Apollo 30 November SHEFFIELD Corporation 1 December NOTTINGHAM Rock City 2 December WOLVERHAMPTON Wulfrun 4 December DUBLIN Academy 5 December OXFORD Academy 6 December PORTSMOUTH Pyramid Centre 8 December LONDON The Social Huw Stephens night 9 December LONDON Forum 10 December LIVERPOOL Academy 12 December DUBLIN Academy with The Enemy with The Answer with The 202 s Headlining 13 January BELFAST Stiff Kitten MTV Presents http www mtv co uk events mtv presents news 166079 mtv presents general fiasco 10 March LONDON Islington O2 Bar Academy 0844 477 2000 11 March SOUTHAMPTON Joiners 0870 264 3333 12 March MANCHESTER Sound Control 0161

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