Today's roundup includes Kings of Convenience, Brakes, Copy Haho, Our Brother The Native, Max Richter, Kelli Ali and Tom Brosseau. *Remember! The news roundup gets updated throughout the day, so make sure you come back later for more news! Kings Of Convenience Eirik Bøe and Erlend Øye, collectively Kings of Convenience, have unveiled the brand new video for the first single "Boat Behind" to be taken from their first album in five years "Declaration Of Dependence". This October also marks Kings of Convenience’s return to a London stage for the first time since 2004. They’ll mark the occasion by playing rare three gigs, including their biggest UK headline show to date at London’s Barbican. October 13th – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion 14th – London, Barbican 15th – Warwick, Arts Centre www.myspace.com/kingsofconvenience Brakes Rock Is Dodelijk is the first live album from Brakes. Their live set is notorious for its rambunctious energy and ear-splitting immediacy, and Rock Is Dodelijk faithfully captures the band’s thrilling crash through it. Hand-picked by Brakes partly from a hometown (Brighton, UK) show in August 2008, and partly from a May 2009 show in Cologne, Germany, this combination of tracks includes choice cuts and singles from their back catalogue - the track listing closely resembles a "best-of" compilation, but this record is far more than a simple hits collection. Brakes will be touring in November to support the release of this record, both in the UK and in the US. The North American dates will be part of a FatCat touring showcase, alongside The Twilight Sad, Frightened Rabbit and We Were Promised Jetpacks. UK November dates: Sunday 8th – Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach Monday 9th – Brighton, Komedia (downstairs) Tuesday 10th – London, Relentless Garage Wednesday 12th – Leeds, The Well www.myspace.com/brakesband Copy Haho Copy Haho are a band from a town in Scotland called Stonehaven. No complaints about small town life - it’s nice, you should visit. The town boasts an impressive castle, and is also the birthplace of the founder of the BBC, the inventor of the pneumatic tyre and fountain pen. A Limited 7" edition of the bands song "Wrong Direction" will be release OCTOBER 19th on TOO PURE. This single is being put out to coincide with a busy period of touring, with them playing shows across the UK with both Los Campesinos! this October and then Good Shoes in November. DATES WITH LOS CAMPESINOS! & SPARKY DEATHCAP October 21st - Coventry Kasbah, 22nd - Southampton Joiners Arms, 23rd - Exeter Phoenix 24th Cardiff The Gate (as part of SWN Festival), 26th Manchester The Deaf Institute, 28th London Garage, 29th Oxford Zodiac, 30th Leeds Cockpit, 31st Glasgow King Tut’s. DATES WITH GOOD SHOES November 16th Stoke Sugarmill 18th Wrexham Central Station 19th Leeds Cockpit 2 21st Doncaster Priory 23rd York Fibbers 24th Glasgow King Tut’s, 25th Dundee Dexters, 26th Edinburgh Electric Circus, 27th Newcastle Digital. www.myspace.com/copyhaho Our Brother The Native Our Brother The Native's latest LP, ‘Sacred Psalms’ (FatCat, 2009) is a gorgeous, mature, hope-catalysing record that sees the band's combined influences simultaneously increase tenfold and be transcended by their ingenuity and intent. Tangentially connected to the burgeoning freak folk and new noise communities, but perhaps closer to individualists such as High Places or Bird Show, ‘Sacred Psalms’ is a great new album by a band who – amidst an ocean of derivitive/ generic copyists – really are finding their own voices and doing something a little bit different. We believe they fully deserve your attention. Featuring current core members Josh Bertram (vocals, guitar, saxophone, piano, banjo, organ, synth, drums /percussion, programming/samples/noise) and Chaz Knapp (vocals, guitar, banjo), the band's creative process has been a mixture of working individually in isolation, sending material and ideas back and forth across the internet, and occasionally coming together to rehearse, record and tour. The band are on the road again in October, including UK shows: 23rd Oct - SWN Festival, Cardiff, United Kingdom 24th Oct - The Croft, Bristol, United Kingdom 25th Oct - The Freebutt, Brighton, United Kingdom 26th Oct - Luminaire, London, United Kingdom w/ ZUN ZUN EGUI + Freeze Puppy 27th Oct - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh, United Kingdom 28th Oct - Captain's Rest, Glasgow, United Kingdom www.myspace.com/ourbrotherthenative Max Richter Memoryhouse – a gorgeous collection of Classically-inclined original pieces by composer Max Richter - was initially released in 2002 on the BBC’s short-lived Late Junction label, but is now long out of print. Recorded by Richter with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and critically lauded on its original release, Memoryhouse is quite deservedly held very dear to the broad-reaching post-classical field. 26th October 2009 will see a long-awaited re-release of this truly beautiful album on FatCat Records. Union Chapel Show – Friday 23rd October Kelli Ali This will be Kelli Ali's last UK show of 2009 before she leaves for California to begin writing her next album. Playing songs from her critically acclaimed 'Rocking Horse' album (produced by Max Richter) as well as reworked versions of older songs and an original cover of the Wicker Man classic 'Willow's Song', Kelli Ali brings us a haunting folk set whichshimmers with flute and cello and the magical vocals of this mesmerizing singer song writer. LIVE AT THE MACBETH* HOXTON * MON 5th OCTOBER * THE MACBETH : 70 HOXTON ST LONDON N1 GiG DETAILS: TICKET PRICE £5 SUPPORT : CHINA SOUL & LITTLE EMPEROR hwww.myspace.com/kelliali Tom Brosseau Posthumous Success Tom Brosseau's first new album of studio material in two years and his third FatCat full-length release, is conceptual, modern, playful, sometimes fun, dark and revealing. His densemusical and personal histories, yielding the delicacy and tenderness of Posthumous Success have helped him create an album of great beauty, stillness, intimacy and celebration, and an album that will undoubtedly contribute to 2009’s already-exciting musical canon. The Windmill, Thursday 22nd October www.myspace.com/tombrosseau
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