The Happening: w/e 24th July

Updates from the likes of Kagoule, Wire, Jenny Hval and more.

Jenny Hval (pictured) promotes her Apocalypse, Girl album at a series of UK dates in November:

5th – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
7th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
8th – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
9th – Bristol, The Lantern
11th – London, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen

Yo La Tengo‘s Stuff Like That There is released by Matador on 28th August. The 14 track album features the trio of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew reunited with former member Dave Schramm on electric guitar.

They play the following October dates in support:

15th – Dublin, National Concert Hall
16th – Glasgow, The Garage
18th  – Bristol, Colston Hall
19th – Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
20th – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Kagoule release their debut album Urth via Earache on 21st August. The Nottingham act support the release with a series of dates, including a home town show with Sleaford Mods at Rock City.

2nd August – Derby, Y-Not Festival
4th August – London, The Barfly
6th August – Nottingham, The Music Exchange in-store
13th August – Nottingham, Rough Trade instore
21st August – London, Rough Trade East in-store
9th October – Nottingham, Rock City
10th October – Leeds, Beacons Metro
18th October – Manchester, Carefully Planned Festival

Portland, Oregon’s Blitzen Trapper release a new album, All Across This Land, on 2nd October via Lojinx (Europe) and Vagrant (US).

Wire play a handful of UK dates in October as part of a wider European tour:

22nd – West End Centre, Aldershot
23rd – Mono, Falmouth
24th – Simple Things Festival, Bristol

The Rockaway Beach event at Butlins, Bognor Regis (9-11th October) has added Young Fathers, Nadine Shah, Errors and Du Blonde to a line-up that already includes the likes of Johnny Marr, Spiritualized, and Echo And The Bunnymen.

Tickets are priced from £79 and are available from the festival website.

Ty Segal’s band Fuzz play a handful of UK/Irish dates in September to support their forthcoming album II (In The Red Records, 23rd October).

1st – Manchester, Gorilla
2nd – Dublin, Whelans
3rd – Leeds, Brudenel Social Club
4th – London, Heaven
5th – Dorset – End of the Road festival.

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