The Happening: w/e 8th January

Quick updates from The Lovely Eggs, The Thermals, Air Waves and more.

The Thermals

The Thermals (pictured) have announced a new album, We Disappear, for release on 25th March via Saddle Creek. A limited run of 400 copies on clear vinyl are available direct from the label. The band hope to tour Europe later in 2016.

The Lovely Eggs play a series of dates throughout April and into May in support of last year’s This Is Our Nowhere album.


21st – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
22nd – Cumberland Arms, Newcastle
23rd – Picture House Social. Sheffield
24th – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
25th – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
26th – Portland Arms, Cambridge
27th – Bassment, Chelmsford
28th – The Carlisle, Hastings
29th – TBA, London
30th – Patterns, Brighton


1st – Moles, Bath
2nd – The Musician, Leicester

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy releases Pond Scum on 22nd January, a compilation of sessions he recorded for the John Peel radio show.

Air Waves (aka Nicole Schneit) will play three UK dates later this month in support of her recent Parting Glances album.

28th – Shacklewell Arms, London
29th – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow
31st – Prince Albert, Brighton

Xtra Mile Recordings have announced a new album from Ducking Punches, Fizzy Brain, for 4th March. They play the following dates during March in support:

3rd – The Monarch, London
7th – Stag & Hounds, Bristol
8th – The Joiners, Southampton
9th – Portland Arms, Cambridge
11th – Arts Centre, Norwich

Red Rooster, the Suffolk Rhythm & Blues Festival, returns for its third year on 2nd-4th June. Acts just announced are King Khan and The Shrines, Bob Log III, James Leg, and Daddy Long Legs.

For ticket information, visit the festival website.



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