Friday, 27 September 2013

RT-Zed vinyl news

"Zed Hed" will be made available on vinyl in the new year when it will be released on 180 gram pure white vinyl on January 13th.

There will also be a very limited package that will be numbered and signed by both Jonesy and Steve Grantley along with a large booklet, 4 Zed stickers and the full CD too.

T-shirts should also be hitting the store soon but will be limited so keep your eyes on 

Steve has also posted on the bands Facebook page that there is a gig planned pre Xmas so I'll bring you more on that when I have it!

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

James Stevenson Bowie Gig!

Following the massive success of the Bowiefest set at this years Latitude Festival there is another chance to see the amazing supergroup Holy Holy when they play the Lexington in London on Friday 20th December.

The band will be playing Bowie tracks circa 1970 - 1973 (oh yes!) and feature James Stevenson, Woody Woodmansey, Steve Norman, Paulus Fryus, Malcom Doherty, Lisa Ronson, Gary McPherson, Hannah Berridge, Elizabeth Westwood, Maggi Ronson & Tracie Hunter - that's some serious talent and one hell of a crowded stage!

Keep an eye out on the Lexington site for ticket info HERE

Mike Peters Norway dates

Mike will once again be doing some dates in Norway at the end of the year with 2 dates confirmed at Madam Felle in Bergen on the 20th and 21st of December.

Ticket info can be found via the Madam Felle site HERE

Hopefully this means there may be a UK acoustic tour after the Big Country dates but we will have to wait and see!

Monday, 23 September 2013

Gene Loves Jezebel release date

The 5 CD Gene Loves Jezebel box set that I have previously reported about now has a release date of 25th November.

If you missed the track listing you can find it HERE

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Willie Nile UK & European dates

Some dates that will be of interest to a lot of The Alarm community, Willie Nile returns to the UK for a handful of gigs in November before heading across to Germany and Italy. The dates are...
14th The Greys BRIGHTON
15th Errigle Inn BELFAST
16th The Village DUBLIN
18th The Musician LEICESTER
19th 100 Club LONDON
20th The Maze NOTTINGHAM
21st Fibbers YORK
23rd Thunderbolt BRISTOL
25th Hirsch NURNBERG
26th Blue Notez DORTMUND
27th Nachtleben FRANKFURT
28th Heilbronn STUTTGART
29th Pitcher DUSSELDORF

1st The Rock Cafe HAMBURG

Monday, 16 September 2013

Big Country announce meet & greet packages

Big Country have announced that there will be special meet & greet packages available on the upcoming Lands End to John O'Groats tour. The price will be at £100 but does NOT include the price of the ticket which you need to purchase separately.

So what do you get for your money?

You get to watch the soundcheck, have a signing session with the band and a photo opportunity with souvenir photo, a VIP laminate and also 20% off the tour merchandise.

To order yours then go to the Big Country store HERE and select your venue.

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Mike, Jules & family interview on Welsh TV

Mike, Jules, Dylan and Evan have all been interviewed for the Welsh TV programme Heno - which my Welsh to English translator tells me means "tonight". The programme is totally in the Welsh language so apart from being about Ben Nevis and LHS I really can't figure out that much more but for all the Welsh speakers and those that are curious you can watch the interview HERE 

The interviews start at the 37 minute mark.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Sixty Eight GONE!

The extremely limited and unique 30th anniversary release of "Sixty Eight Guns" sold out in an instant! Well done if you managed to get hold of one and sorry to all those that tried without success.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Sixty Eight Guns VERY limited anniversary release

An extremely limited special release is being made available on the Alarm site this week to mark the 30th anniversary of "Sixty Eight Guns". Only 30 copies will exist and will all come personally numbered and signed by Mike who recorded the track in Jack Whites record store in Nashville each being direct to disc, making every single unique!

The 6" vinyl will be made available at 6 minutes to 8 p.m. (that's GMT btw!) this Thursday 12th September direct from the Alarm site priced at £68 each.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Stiff Little Fingers Album and Tour

The long awaiting new album from Stiff Little Fingers is getting closer with the band announcing the imminent start of a kickstarter campaign to fund it. As of yet there are no details of what they are calling "some amazing rewards" but you can be the first to know by signing up for the SLF mailing list at their homepage HERE 
The band have also announced some dates for the "Up A Gear Tour" most of which are on sale now from Ents24.

The dates confirmed so far are...

8th O2 Academy OXFORD
9th The Tivoli BUCKLEY
10th King George's Hall BLACKBURN
13th The Welly Club HULL
15th Picturedrome HOLMFIRTH
16th Roadmender NORTHAMPTON (Tickets not on sale yet)

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Gene Loves Jezebel Track Listing Confirmed

The full track listing for the upcoming 5 disc Gene Loves Jezebel CD set has been confirmed and as expected each album comes with some choice bonus tracks. As of yet no release date has been announced but it is expected to be in November.

The full track listing for the set is....

Upstairs, Bruises, Pop Tarantula, Screaming For Emmalene, Scheming, Bread From Heaven, Influenza, Shower Me With Brittle Punches, Wraps And Arms, Psychological Problems
Bruises (Extended Single Version), Punch Drunk, Stephen (Original Version), Brando (Bruises)(Edit Version), Screaming For Emmalene (Single Version), So Young (Heave Hard Heave Ho), No Voodoo Dollies, Machismo, Glad To Be Alive

Always A Flame, Shame, Stephen, The Immigrant, Cow, Worth Waiting For, The Rhino Plasty, Deep South Whale, Coal Porter
Flame (Extended Version), One Someone, You Weaken Her (Cow), Shame (Whole Heart Howl), Thin Things, Gorgeous (Original Version), Desire (Extended Version)

Heartache, Over The Rooftops, Kick, A White Horse, Wait And See, Desire, Beyond Doubt, Sweetest Thing, Maid Of Sker, Brand New Moon
Desire (Come And Get It), Sapphire Scavenger, New Horizons, Message (Original Version), Deli Babies, Psycho 2, Heartache (UK Club Mix), Vagabond, Suspicion (Original Version), Sweetest Thing (Extended Mix)

Gorgeous, The Motion Of Love, Set Me Free, Suspicion, Every Door, Twenty Killer Hurtz, Treasure, Message, Drowning Crazy, Up There
The Motion Of Love (Jezebel Mix), A Fresh Slice, Bugg's Bruises, Vagabond (A New Adventure), Girls In Cars, Someone On The Sixth Floor, Rivers Edge, Suspicion (Jezebel Mix)

Jealous, It'll End In Tears, Kiss Of Life, Why Can't I, Syzygy, Walk Away, Tangled Up In You, Two Shadows, Evening Star, I Die For You
Jealous (UK Remix), Last Year, While You Were Away, Life Without Love, It'll End In Tears (Demo), Two Shadows (Demo), Last Year (Demo), Jealous (Demo)

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Smiley interview on Wikidrummers

Smiley has given an interview with the French site Wikidrummers about his work with Archive. You don't have to be able to read French as the interview is available to watch in 3 videos right HERE

For those of you who do speak French (sadly that rules me out!) there is also a video interview with JP about setting up the Archive backline and Smileys kit. Check it out HERE

The Mission - Brightest Light Pre-Orders

The Mission have unveiled the pre-orders for the brand new album "Brightest Light" which is due out at the end of this month. You can order the single disc, the limited double disc version as well various bundles all with cool extras. The link you need is HERE

There is also a digital single of the track "Sometimes The Brightest Light Comes From The Darkest Place" available from Amazon & i-Tunes now. Furthermore you can grab a free download of the MGT remix of the same track from Amazon on this LINK

Sunday, 1 September 2013

New Spear Of Destiny Anniversary Box Set

Spear Of Destiny are releasing a 4 disc box set on the 1st October to celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. The set is called "Thirty Years And Counting" ,comes in a hinged tin and is limited to 500 copies. All in all you get 45 career spanning tracks featuring 3 unreleased songs including "Falling Down" from the bands new album due out next year with the title of "31".

The songs are presented on the first 3 discs with the 4th disc being a DVD interview with Kirk Brandon. You can pre-order yours now for £39 (+p&p) from HERE