Today's roundup includes Lightning Dust, Grizzly Bear, Passion Pit, Natalie Portman's Shaved Head, Silk Flowers, and incredibly exciting ATP festival news! Get on it! *Remember! The news roundup gets updated throughout the day, so make sure you come back later for more news! All Tomorrow’s Parties is honoured to announce that Matt Groening will curate ATP Weekend 1 in May 2010! To continue the celebrations of our 10 Years of ATP we are thrilled to have one of our previous curators from across the Atlantic back to provide curatorial duties in the UK. Matt Groening, genius behind the Simpsons and Futurama returns after his amazing 2003 festival at The Queen Mary, Long Beach, California to curate ATP UK Weekend 1 on May 7th – 9th. Tickets are priced at £160pp for room only and £170pp for self catering and go on sale this Friday 16th October at See below for full information on Early Bird and Instalment Tickets... EARLY BIRD SPECIALS + GENERAL ON SALE Full price tickets go on general sale at 9:00am on Friday October 16th. With the general sale we will also be offering a small amount of early bird tickets at a £10 discount, (early bird tickets £150pp room only and £160pp self catering). These will be available until the following Friday October 23rd (unless they run out first). You will be able to purchase full price tickets at any time from October 16th. INSTALMENT TICKETS ATP will again be running a deposit scheme for the festivals to make it easier for some people to pay. We are offering a limited number of 4 berth apartments, both room-only and self-catering to be paid for with a small deposit upfront, and the remaining amount to be paid by the end of January 31st 2010. Both come with a booking fee of £7.50 per person (£30 per apartment). These apartments will be sold at £160 per person room only or £170 per person self catered. Please email deposit(at) with MATT GROENING WEEKEND in the email subject line if you would like to take part in the deposit scheme. Please include: your name, address, which type of room you want (room only or self catering) and which payment method you would like to use (paypal or cheque). You will then be notified if your application was successful and details of how to pay by your chosen method, or if you are in a waiting line. Deposit applications will be granted on a first come first serve basis. ABOUT ALL TOMORROW'S PARTIES All Tomorrow's Parties has been promoting festivals and concerts throughout the world for the last ten years. The line-ups are chosen by significant bands or artists which results in eclectic events that combine performances by legendary and influential acts with appearances by the latest crop of experimental artists from any (and every) musical genre. For ten years ATP has set itself apart from other festivals by embracing seemingly disparate artistic genres, with events featuring art exhibitions, cinema programmes, spoken word performances and stand up comedy. THE VENUE Room Only accommodation is available in 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 berths and offers either double, single or bunk beds with private bathroom and TV, but no kitchen facilities or lounge, more like a hotel room. (£160 + booking fee per ticket) Self Catering accommodation is available in 4, 6 and 7 berths and offers private bathroom, full kitchen facilities and separate lounge area with TV. (£170 + booking fee per ticket) Lightning Dust LIGHTNING DUST will play the following UK dates in support of their recent second album Infinite Light. Support in London, Cardiff, Glasgow and Brighton comes from Secretly Canadian recording artists Early Day Miners, while the December 2 show is a special event marking the 10th birthday of Birmingham arts and music promoters Capsule, curators of the acclaimed Supersonic festival. November 30 London, Bush Hall w/Early Day Miners 7.30pm, £10 adv December 1 Cardiff, Club Ifor Bach w/Early Day Miners 7.30pm, £8 adv December 2 Birmingham, Capsule 10th Birthday @ Town Hall w/Tunng, Six Organs Of Admittance December 3 Glasgow, Captains Rest w/Early Day Miners 8pm, £9 adv December 4 Manchester, Roadhouse 7pm, £8 adv December 5 Brighton, Lectern w/Early Day Miners 7.30pm, £8 adv Grizzly Bear Following a sensational year in 2008, which saw the band support Radiohead and Paul Simon in the US and performed on Letterman, Grizzly Bear returned with a breathtaking album, blending lush orchestral flourishes and a strong sense of melodic pop hooks with captivating and often immediate indie folk. The album will now be released as a special edition on Nov 2nd in the UK and Europe on double CD and digitally. The 2CD version includes a bonus disc with seven breathtaking tracks recorded live in session, including ‘Two Weeks’ and ‘While You Wait for the Others’ recorded in the BBC’s Maida Vale studios for Radio 1. Additionally, a 24 page photo-booklet is included in the special edition. For those that already own the album, the new tracks will be available as a special bundle on iTunes worldwide. The special edition will coincide with the band’s first full UK tour in several years, which includes a long-sold-out show at London’s Barbican with the London Symphony Orchestra this Halloween. UK Live dates: Oct 31st London, The Barbican performing with The London Symphony Orchestra SOLD OUT Nov 1st Dublin, Vicar Street SOLD OUT Nov 2nd Glasgow, ABC (£15 , 0844 847 2487) Nov 4th Manchester, Cathedral SOLD OUT Nov 5th Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan University (£15 / 08713 100 000) Nov 6th Bristol, Anson Rooms (£15 / 08713 100 000) Passion Pit The band, currently on an extensive US tour, will return to the UK in October / November (dates below). To mark the occasion, they have launched Passion Pics to record every waking moment of the tour from the band's and fan's perspective. Cameras will be made available over the tour, or you can upload your own photos. The best photos will be selected by the band to create a photo album (a real one that you can hold) as a prize for 10 winners. The band will also be creating a series of limited edition screen prints to be given away. That URL is: The single will be backed with mixes courtesy of Jack Beats, Felix da Housecat, Jokers on the Scene, L-Vis, and Hey Champ. FULL LIST OF PASSION PIT UK LIVE DATES AS FOLLOWS: October 21 - Leadmill, Sheffield 22 - University 2, Northumbria 23 - Garage, Glasgow (SOLD OUT) 24 - Club Academy, Manchester (SOLD OUT) 26 - O2 Academy, Oxford 27 - Koko, London (SOLD OUT) 28 - Koko, London (SOLD OUT) 30 - Anson Rooms, Bristol 31 - University, Southampton November 01 - O2 Academy, Birmingham **Support on the October Headline tour comes from The Joy Formidable & Max Tundra Natalie Portman's Shaved Head Natalie Portman's Shaved Head are coming over to the UK for one week only, to play four shows in London. The dates are: Tues 13-Oct London Camden, The Flowerpot 'Metropolis' Club Night Wed 14-Oct London Bath House 'Time For Heros' Club Night Thurs 15-Oct London Notting Hill Arts Club 'YoYo's' Club Night Fri 16-Oct London The Garage 'Dirty Boots' Club Night Silk Flowers EUROPEAN DATES FOR NOVEMBER ANNOUNCED 'SILK FLOWERS' ALBUM OUT NOW ON PPM NY three piece Silk Flowers have announced a short European tour. Catch them live on the following dates: Nov 5. London, The Luminaire w/ Thank You, Grouper Nov 6. Nottingham, Chameleon Nov 7. Dublin, The Joinery Gallery Nov 8. Belfast, The Menagerie Nov 10. Berlin, Festaal Kreuzberg with Six Organs of Admittance Nov 11. Copenhagen, Lades Nov 12. London, Barden’s Boudoir with The Present “The group, encompassing one half of Car Clutch (Swan) and former members of Soiled Mattress and the Springs (Cohen, Schuette), creates a sound that bears little resemblance to the musicians’ past efforts. But Silk Flowers has a clearly traceable lineage in the softly spoken history of electronic music and the darker recesses of pop past. The result? A percolating grid of swelling, anthemic keyboards; analog-heaven tape echo; crackling, sometimes-dub-like rhythms; and carefully counterbalanced vocals.”
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