The Happening: w/e 23rd October

Savages release a new album, Adore Life, on 22nd January via Matador. It was produced by Johnny Hostile and engineered by Richard Woodcraft. Anders Trentemøller mixed the album in Copenhagen. Check out ‘The Answer’ below.

The Charlatans end the year with the release of a limited edition clear double vinyl version of Modern Nature on 4th December. It is followed by a full UK tour.


LP 1 – Modern Nature
LP 2 – Modern Nature (Remixed):

  1. Come Home Baby – Factory Floor: Nik Colk Void remix
  2. Trouble Understanding – Factory Floor: Gabe Gurnsey Remix
  3. So Oh – Anton Newcombe: Brian Jonestown Massacre Remix
  4. Come Home Baby – Simon Fisher Turner: Joy.Izzy Remix
  5. So Oh – Grumbling Fur: Astral Ark Mix
  6. Talking In Tones – Grumbling Fur: Tonal Nagual Fur Star Liner Aquatic Ape Mix

Support comes from Frankie & The Heartstrings and the band are joined by Echo & The Bunnymen at Brixton.

8th – Nottingham Rock City
9th – Cardiff Tramshed
11th – Norwich UEA
12th – Birmingham Academy
14th – Edinburgh Usher Hall
15th – Dundee Caird Hall
17th – Newcastle Academy
18th – Liverpool Academy – SOLD OUT
19th – London Brixton Academy

Refused play London’s Electric Ballroom on 2nd December. It’s their first UK show since 2012.

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds play the following dates next April:

21st:  Glasgow, The SSE Hydro
24th:  Aberdeen, GE AECC
25th:  Liverpool, Echo Arena
27th:  Leeds, First Direct Arena
29th:  Birmingham, Genting Arena
30th:  Bournemouth, International Centre

Tuff Love preview the 6th November release of their Dregs EP (Lost Map Records) with a video for lead track ‘Duke’. They support the release with a series of dates in November (see below).

Tuff Love November dates:

7th – Limbo, Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
8th – Swn Festival, Cardiff
9th – The Harley, Sheffield
10th – The MusicianLeicester
11th – The Hope & Ruin, Brighton
12th – Dalston Victoria, London
13th – Beacons Metro X DIY, Leeds
14th – The Castle, Manchester
15th – The Fulford Arms, York
21th – Hug & Pint, Glasgow

Rammstein mark their 21st anniversary with XXI (4th December), a vinyl box set of their six studio albums plus a double rarities LP.

RARITÄTEN 2LP tracklist:

Side A

Feuerräder – Single: Engel (Fan Edition), 1997
Wilder Wein – Single: Engel (Fan Edition), 1997
Das Modell – Single: Das Modell, 1997
Kokain – Single: Das Modell, 1997

Side B

Stripped – Single: Stripped, 1998
Halleluja – Single: Links 1 2 3 4, 1998
Mein Herz brennt (Piano Version) – Single: Mein Herz brennt, 2012
Los (Full Band Version) – Album: Reise, Reise, 2004 (Full Band Version – previously unreleased)

Side C

Führe mich – Album: Liebe ist für alle da, Special Edition, 2009
Donaukinder – Album: Liebe ist für alle da, Special Edition, 2009
Halt – Album: Liebe ist für alle da, Special Edition, 2009
Roter Sand (Orchester Version) – Album: Liebe ist für alle da, Special Edition, 2009

Side D

Liese – Album: Liebe ist für alle da, Special Edition, 2009
Mein Land – Single: Mein Land, 2011
Vergiss uns nicht – Single: Mein Land, 2011
Gib mir deine Augen – Single: Mein Herz brennt, 2012

Punk-pop trio Woahnows (pictured) have released a video to accompany ‘Puncher’, taken from their Understanding and Everything Else album. They’re currently in the USA for a short run of dates.

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