Today's roundup includes Sparky Deathcap, Laura Marling, BBC Sound of 2010, Field Music and the Invisible. *Remember! The news roundup gets updated throughout the day, so make sure you come back later for more news! Sparky Deathcap (pictured above) On the back of two amazing tours with Los Campesinos!, SPARKY DEATHCAP has announced a number of solo UK shows this month. Likened as a British Jeffrey Lewis, soloist Robert Taylor has wowed audiences with his heartfelt and quirky songs, covering romance, polyester fleeces and punk rock. Often accompanied by an overhead projector, Taylor’s performances combine music with his comic book based illustrations. You may have seen his as part of Daniel Johnston’s band, and more recently as part of Los Campesinos! DECEMBER// 10th // LONDON // Proud Galleries w/ Slaraffenland 11th // LONDON // Pure Groove instore - 1pm 16th // WAKEFIELD // The Hop Visit Sparky Deathcap at their website Laura Marling Laura Marling returns with brand new single 'Goodbye England (Covered In Snow)' on December 14th, the first release since her 2008 Mercury-nominated debut album ‘Alas I Cannot Swim’. Released through Virgin Records, it's the first taste of her new album, to be released in the new year. More details on her new album and full touring schedule to follow very shortly... Visit Laura Marling at Myspace BBC Sound of 2010 The list is designed to highlight the most exciting musical talent for the coming year and the artists have been picked by 165 UK-based tastemakers. They each named their favourite three new acts and those with the most votes were put on the list. The top five and winner will be unveiled in January. Visit the BBC Sound of 2010 over at the BBC Field Music Field Music have announced their biggest headline show to date at London’s Scala on 3 March 2010. The four piece, led by Sunderland brothers Peter and David Brewis, will be playing a wealth of songs from their new double album Field Music (Measure), out 15th February, as well as dipping into their rich back catalogue including the side projects School of Language and The Week That Was. Full list of dates as follows: January 07 London, Hoxton Bar and Grill SOLD OUT February 24 Glasgow, Nice n Sleazy February 25 Leeds Brudenell Social Club February 26 Manchester, Islington Mill February 28 Sheffield March 1 Birmingham, O2 Academy 2 March 2 Oxford, O2 Academy 2 March 3 London, Scala - Buy tickets here. March 5 Dublin, Crawdaddy March 6 Belfast, The Pavilion First Visit Field Music at Myspace The Invisible The Invisible’s debut LP has today been named ‘Best Album of 2009’ by iTunes. The South London trio’s eponymous album has been selected by the iTunes UK editorial team ahead of the several thousands of records released via the digital music shop this year. The accolade rounds off a stella year for The Invisible which has included a Mercury Music Prize nomination, multiple shows across the UK and Europe and seen them share stages with Doves, Foals, Michachu & The Shapes, Hot Chip and others. The Invisible have three more London shows this year - see details below - and will soon head back in to the studio to begin work on a second album. Thur, 10th Dec - Hoxton Bar & Kitchen Fri, 11th Dec - Coronet (w/ Friendly Fires) Fri, 18th Dec - The Macbeth (w/ The Golden Silvers) Visit The Invisible at Myspace
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