The Happening: w/e 15th January

Quick updates from Tacocat, Anna Von Hausswolff, Pulled Apart By Horses and more

Anna Von Hausswolff

Having released her album The Miraculous late last year to wide critical acclaim, Anna von Hausswolff (pictured) kicks off 2016 by announcing a string of European tour dates, including a show at St John on Bethnal Green for Convergence Festival and a run of UK regional shows with Refused in March.

18 – London UK Convergence @ St.John on Bethnal Green
20 – Edinburgh UK  Electric Circus
22 – Glasgow UK  Garage*
23 – Manchester UK Academy 2*
24 – Leeds UK Stylus*
25 – Brighton UK Concorde 2*
26 – Birmingham UK Library*
* with Refused

Pulled Apart By Horses have unveiled a tribute to David Bowie with a cover of ‘Ziggy Stardust’, with all proceeds donated to Teenage Cancer Trust. The track will be available on iTunes today (15th January).

Speaking about the track, James Brown said “On Sunday January 10th, 2016, the world lost one of the most important and influential musicians of all time, David Bowie. Along with the millions of people all over the world who’s lives he had touched, we were shocked and saddened to hear the news. We’re all huge fans of his work, so at band practice on Monday night we decided to learn and record a tribute to him and his incredible legacy. Here is a cover of one of our favourite tracks, ‘Ziggy Stardust’. All profits from the track will go to Teenage Cancer Trust which is an amazing cause. Long live The Goblin King!’”

Americana blues band JD & The Straight Shot release their latest project, Ballyhoo!, on 26th February. Leading up to the release, the band play The Convent in Stroud on 27th January, The Rocking Chair in Sheffield on the 28th, Oran Mor in Glasgow on 30th, The Empire in Belfast the 31st, and The Forge in London on 1st February. The band will also play the Cornbury Festival in July.

On similar bent, Orphan Colours, London based Americana outfit featuring former members of Noah & The WhaleAhab and Danny & The Champions of the World release debut EP High Hopes on 26th February.

They play the following dates in March in support:

1st – Bodega, Nottingham
2nd – The Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
4th – The Borderline, London
5th – The Factory, Manchester
7th – The Louisiana, Bristol

Lost Time is the latest album from Seattle’s Tacocat, due 1st April via Hardly Art. You can hear the first single from the album, ‘I Hate The Weekend’ below and the band are set to tour the UK in May.

2 – Nottingham JT Soar
3 – Edinburgh Electric Circus
4 – Glasgow Broadcast
5 – Cardiff The Moon Club
6 – Brighton Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar
7 – London The Lexington

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