Today's roundup includes Two Door Cinema Club, Miike Snow, Memory Tapes, New Youg Pony Club, Codeine Velvet Club, Jon Hopkins, Ash, and Kathryn Williams. *Remember! The news roundup gets updated throughout the day, so make sure you come back later for more news! Hi Guys! So sorry for being MIA the past few days, I've been getting all my crap together and packed up before getting on a plane (only 10 hours 45 minutes) back to California for the Christmas Holidays! Oh boy! So this Roundup will be extra long! Enjoy! Two Door Cinema Club (pictured above) 2010 promises to be a great year for Two Door Cinema Club. Having performed at Les Inrocks festival, toured Japan, released their limited debut single ‘I Can Talk’ and signed to the ultra-cool label Kitsune; Two Door Cinema Club have this week been named as one of the fifteen acts on the BBC Soundpoll list. And now their annoucing a headlining UK tour for March of 2010. View all the dates below and be sure to see them live! MARCH UK TOUR 09 - Bristol, Thekla 10 - Leeds, Cockpit 11 - Sheffield, Academy 12 - York, Fibbers 14 - Glasgow, King Tuts 15 - Newcastle, The Other Rooms 17 - Birmingham, Academy 2 18 - London, Hoxton Bar & Grill 19 - Oxford, Academy 20 - Manchester, Deaf Institute Visit Two Door Cinema Club at their website Miike Snow Having released their critically-acclaimed debut album in October, Miike Snow return to the UK in January for a nationwide UK tour and will also release a brand new single ‘Silvia’ on Columbia Records on Monday 25th January. Definitely check out this band on the upside while you can, while they're still playing smallish venues. Wednesday 27th January – London Tabernacle (Q Magazine show with I Blame Coco) Friday 29th January – O2 Academy 2 Oxford Saturday 30th January – Brighton Digital Sunday 31st January – Bristol Thekla Tuesday 2nd February – London Scala (NME Awards show) Wednesday 3rd February – Manchester Academy 3 Thursday 4th February – Glasgow Stereo Friday 5th February – Newcastle Other Rooms Saturday 6th February – Sheffield Plug Monday 8th February – Leeds University Tuesday 9th February – Liverpool Masque Wednesday 10th February – Nottingham Rescue Rooms Visit Miike Snow at Myspace Memory Tapes Having delivered one of 2009’s outstanding releases, the enigmatic Memory Tapes returns in 2010 with a new single AND his debut live dates in the UK. Memory Tapes' new single is entitled 'Graphics' and will be released on the 18th of January via Something in Construction. Meanwhile Memory Tapes hits UK shores in January for his first shows ever! Support for the London date comes from Pantha du Prince and SIC label mates Fitness Club Fiasco (http://soundcloud.com/illfit/fitness-club-fiasco-forest-city). Further dates to be announced. JANUARY: 16TH – MANCHESTER – The Corner 20TH – LONDON (w/ Pantha du Prince & Fitness Club Fiasco) – Luminaire Visit Memory Tapes at Myspace New Young Pony Club As NYPC prepare to let ‘Lost A Girl’ loose on the world wide web this coming Monday, December 14th, they are pleased to announce details of their spring club tour in support of their second album ‘The Optimist’. The album, which finds the band on a true return to form, will be released on March 1st with the first show taking place in Portsmouth on the 15th. Be sure to see the return of 2007's finest: New Young Pony Club. MARCH Mon 15 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms Tues 16 Birmingham, Academy 2 Wed 17 Bristol, The Thekla Thur 18 Oxford, Academy 2 Sat 20 Manchester, Moho Live Sun 21 Leeds, Cockpit 2 Mon 22 Nottingham, Stealth Tues 23 Glasgow, King Tuts Thur 25 Newcastle, Academy 2 Fri 26 Liverpool, Korova Sat 27 Cambridge, Junction 2 Visit New Young Pony Club at Myspace Jon Hopkins Jon Hopkins has just announced two London shows for the new year. He will perform on the 11th January 2010 at a Blank Canvas night at King’s Place and on the 23rd January at Shh! at Cecil Sharp House in Camden. The 11th January/ with London Sinfonietta and Blank Canvas curators Will Dutta & Max De Wardener Tickets cost £9.50 and are available from www.kingsplace.co.uk. On Saturday 23rd January/ with David Thomas Broughton and Dan Michaelson as part of ‘Shh! An All Day Celebration of Quiet Music’. Visit Jon Hopkins at Myspace Codeine Velvet Club Codeine Velvet Club, the sensational new band featuring chief Fratelli Jon Lawler and Glasgow chanteuse Lou Hickey, are appearing at the Concert in the Gardens on Thursday 31 December as part of the world-famous Edinburgh's Hogmanay. Edinburgh's Hogmanay runs from Tuesday 29 December 2009 until Saturday 2 January 2010. Codeine Velvet Club will release a new single to coincide with the release of their eponymously titled debut album on December 28th '09. Side A will feature album highlight and 21st century wall of sound masterpiece " Hollywood" while the other Side A will feature Codeine Velvet Club's unique take on the Stone Roses' classic "I Am The Resurrection". Visit Codeine Velvet Club at Myspace Ash Watch Ash's new video for Tracers below, which is the letter ‘D’ in their A-Z singles series. Visit Ash at Myspace Kathryn Williams Kathryn Williams enters the new decade with the release of her eighth studio album ‘The Quickening’ on February 22nd next year, her first for new label One Little Indian. She also announces a brace of shows for 2010 as follows: 21-Feb Sun BIRMINGHAM THE GLEE CLUB www.glee.co.uk 22-Feb Mon BRIGHTON KOMEDIA www.komedia.co.uk/brighton 23-Feb Tue BRISTOL THE TUNNELS www.thetunnelsbristol.co.uk 01-Mar Mon MANCHESTER BAND ON THE WALL www.bandonthewall.org 02-Mar Tue GLASGOW KING TUTS www.kingtuts.co.uk 03-Mar Wed NEWCASTLE LIVE THEATRE www.live.org.uk 06-Mar Sat LONDON PURCELL ROOM www.southbankcentre.co.uk Visit Kathryn Williams at Myspace
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