We came back from our holidays yesterday to find an inbox full of news pieces, so instead of struggling with a million individual news pieces we've put together this quick roundup for you! Delphic Delphic Delphic's new album entitled Acolyte is out next Monday 11th of January. If you fancy seeing them below are some dates they're playing! JANUARY: 07 London - The Garage 14 Norwich - Arts Centre 15 Oxford - Academy 2 16 Sheffield - Leadmill 17 Bristol - Thekla 19 Brighton - Audio 20 Wolverhampton - Little Civic 21 Liverpool - Kazimier 22 Glasgow - King Tuts 23 Leeds - Cockpit 2 26 London - The Tabernacle (New To Q) 27 London - Dingwalls (MTV Gig) 29 Manchester - Islington Mill FEBRUARY: 22 London - Cargo www.myspace.com/delphic Efterklang Efterklang It's your first week back at work and let's be honest; you're looking for another way to procrastinate and prolong the Christmas cheer that is fading oh-so-fast. Am I right? Well - feel free to procrastinate from work further by watching a little homespun Happy New Year video postcard from the mind alteringly good Efterklang which features exclusive audio snippets from forthcoming album Magic Chairs (out 22nd February). The band are currently on a well-deserved break and they've made the wise decision to take some time away from each other to see in the New Year (Thomas is in Thailand, Rasmus in Istanbul, Casper in Toronto and Mads back in their home city of Copenhagen). It's been ten years after all. Watch the video postcard here:

Video postcard from Efterklang - Happy New Year! from Rumraket on Vimeo.

Efterklang's third album Magic Chairs is out on February 22nd via 4AD (Rumraket in Scandinavia) and the quartet will head on tour and hit the following European destinations... January: 23rd - Voxhall, Aarhus (Slaraffenklang show) 24th - Skuespilshuset, Copenhagen (Slaraffenklang show) February: 19th - By:Larm, Oslo 20th - By:Larm, Oslo April: 20th - Concorde 2, Brighton 21st - Shepherds Bush Empire, London 22nd - O2 Academy, Oxford 23rd - Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh 24th - Black Box, Belfast 25th - Whelan's, Dublin 27th - Metropolis, Bristol 28th - Nouveau Casino, Paris 29th - Grand Mix, Touricoing (Lille) 30th - VIP, Saint Nazaire (Nantes) May: 1st - Centrifugeuse, Pau 2nd - La [2] de Apolo, Barcelona www.efterklang.net www.4ad.com/efterklang
Lawrence Arabia Lawrence Arabia Bella Union like it, they assure us, when their artists tour together, so they were very understandably chuffed (and so were we) to learn that Beach House love Lawrence Arabia (whose latest effort, Chant Darling, we reviewed HERE) as much as we do and have invited him and his band to tour with them next year! In what should be a mighty fine double-bill and a hot ticket to boot, will be supporting Beach Houseon their UK/Irish dates in February, following his Hoxton Bar & Kitchen performance in early January. Thursday 7 January – LONDON - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen On tour with Beach Hose Wednesday 10 February – GLASGOW – King Tuts Thursday 11 February – MANCHESTER – Islington Mill Friday 12 February – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club Saturday 13 February – DUBLIN – Whelans Sunday 14 February – BELFAST – Speakeasy Tuesday 16 February – CARDIFF – Arts Centre Wednesday 17 February – LONDON – Bush Hall Both Milne and his Beach House label mates are seriously worth seeing, we assure you. Delightful stuff thank you very much Bella Union (aren't they great? Love it.)
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