ARIANA GRANDE ADDS ADDITIONAL DATES TO HER EUROPEAN LEG OF THE SWEETENER WORLD TOUR DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND
Due to overwhelming demand additional shows have been added in Birmingham and London for the U.K. leg of ARIANA GRANDE’s The Sweetener World Tour as well as shows in Paris, Amsterdam, and Dublin.
Produced by Live Nation, The Sweetener World Tour kicks off March 18 in Albany, New York and will cross North America through June, before heading across the Atlantic beginning in London on August 19, culminating in Zurich on October 13. For full European on sale information, please check local ticketing agents.
2018 marked yet another historic year for GRANDE. She concluded a banner twelve months with the distinction of being named Billboard’s “Woman of the Year” and receiving a pair of GRAMMY® Award nominations in the categories of “Best Pop Vocal Album” for her latest album Sweetener and “Best Pop Solo Performance” for “God Is A Woman.” Simultaneously, her recent single “thank u, next” bowed at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and smashed the record for “Most Spotify Streams for a Song By A Female Artist in a Single Week.”
DRENGE TO RELEASE STRANGE CREATURES LP ON 22 FEBRUARY 2019
BAND ALSO ANNOUNCE 2019 UK TOUR
DRENGE have announced their third album, STRANGE CREATURES, produced by long-time collaborator Ross Orton [Arctic Monkeys, M.I.A, The Fall] will be released on 22 February 2019 via Infectious Music. The follow up to their critically acclaimed albums DRENGE  and UNDERTOW  as well as 2018's AUTONOMY EP.
The album was made “after months of chiselling away, ripping themes and ideas apart, and sewing them back together,” and is described by the band as “the most considered record we have ever made”. To coincide with the release of the new album, DRENGE have announced a UK tour for spring 2019, with tickets are on general now.
Speaking about the new album, the band say, “It’s a nocturnal record. A psychological horror movie on wax. Warped hallucinations from mundane observations as you move through it. Is that a school or a skyscraper on fire in the distance? Or maybe it’s just the ski village? You drive nearer, past roadside diners jammed with dancing teenagers, through Uncanny Valley, past the most unhygienic nightclub in the world. The stereo sounds like it’s going to fall apart at any moment. The car judders to a halt and all you can hear is the sound of the sea.”
JANUARY 26th 2019: LEEDS LENDING ROOM
Following the recent announcement of Brooders Presents … RIFFFEST, the band’s first one-day festival celebrating the best and the brightest that the Yorkshire, Humberside and Lancashire areas can bring for a feast of riffs for all to come and indulge in, the final line-up announcement has been revealed to include Wakefield’s ADORE//REPEL, fresh from a headline USA tour in the autumn of 2018.
ADORE//REPEL join the already announced line-up of titans of the underground: FALSE ADVERTISING [Manchester]; HANDS OFF GRETEL [Barnsley]; BROODERS [Leeds]; FAUX PAS [Manchester / York]; HOUSEHOLD DOGS [Leeds]; and BLOODHOUND [Hull]
TIER 1 Tickets: £5 [SOLD OUT] | TIER 2 Tickets: £7 | On the Door: £10
With so much talent to discover, this is one event that you will definitely not want to miss.
LANY ANNOUNCE MASSIVE 2019 WORLD TOUR
LANY – comprised of Paul Klein, Jake Goss and Les Priest – announce their 2019 Headline World Tour, produced by Live Nation. The tour will include over 90+ dates across North America, Europe, UK, South America, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. The North American leg will kick off on April 23 in Miami, FL and hit over 35 cities before concluding at Los Angeles’ famed Greek Theatre on June 27.
The UK and Ireland leg will kick off on March 6th in Nottingham before concluding in Glasgow on March 15th, via London’s historic O2 Brixton Academy on March 12th. The tour is in support of their sophomore album, Malibu Nights released on October 5 via Universal Music. Los Angeles Times praised the record “a sleek and tender document of a thoroughly modern band hitting all the right references for 2018.”
Malibu Nightsis the follow up to the band’s 2017 self-titled debut album, which tied for the highest-charting debut album on the Billboard Top Rock Albums chart in 2017. The group performed the lead single, “Thru These Tears,” off the album on The Late Late Show with James Corden and The TODAY Show. The track received massive critical praise, which TIME Magazine named one of the “5 Songs You Need to Listen to This Week.”
LANY most recently concluded their limited run of headline shows in celebration of the new album – including two sold-out nights at The Hollywood Palladium with the first night selling out in just 10 minutes.
The Japanese House Celebrate Debut LP With A UK Tour In March 2019
Good At Falling Released 1st March 2019
The Japanese House has announced a headline UK tour for March, concluding with a night at London Electric Ballroom. The tour, which takes in seven dates across the UK, will celebrate the release of her debut album, Good At Falling which will be released via Dirty Hit on 1 March. Tickets go on sale on Friday 18 January at 9am.
Produced by The Japanese House [aka Amber Bain] BJ Burton [Low, Bon Iver] and George Daniel from the 1975 in Wisconsin, Brussels and Oxford, Good At Falling follows four acclaimed EPs and her most recent singles Follow My Girl and LILO. The widely spoken about video for LILO captures Bain and real life ex-girlfriend Marika Hackman acting out the intimate and heart-breaking final moments of their relationship. The song is a reflection of an album that draws from Bain’s life in a way her work never has before; a more personal, more vulnerable and yet confident body of work.
“These songs are definitely more direct,” she explains, “the album has a lot more of me in it, so it makes sense”.
Queen Zee Debut LP & UK Tour
Released 8th February 2019
Dynamic Merseyside outfit Queen Zee have announced their debut self-titled LP and an eight date UK tour for February 2019. The album will be released on vinyl, CD and digital formats via the band’s own label Sasstone Records.
The recent Queen Zee single, Sass or Die , was a call to arms that defines the band’s riotous ethos and energy. The anarchic, enigmatic band have rapidly established a cult following over the last year as they continue to defy conventions and subvert what it means to be a band. The album’s 10 tracks perfectly capture the mania of their now-infamous and raucous live shows, and firmly cements them as torch bearers of a new generation of British guitar bands.
Last year was an exciting year for Queen Zee, culminating in a full UK tour in support of Dream Wife after Sass or Die made the Radio X playlist and earned John Kennedy’s track of the week. Earlier last year the band won PRS Flash Funding at The Great Escape Festival, which enabled them to put their madness into this debut record, and were then awarded PRS Momentum Funding to continue the journey.
Full UK live dates click here for more info.
Not A Threat Just A Warning: 22nd February 2019
FUDGE. are a young band from Leeds with confidence, attitude and an edge of danger. They possess an ability to write songs that will hit you like a hammer to the guts and the same can be said for their live shows. They are fostering a reputation for wild and breathless live performances and, yes, the full stop does matter.
Following their debut release earlier this year, their second single, Not A Threat Just A Warning, will be released on 22 February 2019 and launched with a headline show at the 360 Club at Leeds Lending Room on the same day.
FUDGE. believe they are the catalyst between you and a good time. They ask you to be ready to wrap your ears around contagious verses and a riot of stomping riffs that will have you moshing in your kitchen. Running things from Leeds, they aim to quickly push their name and what they have to say around the country with their explosive live performance.
Anyone who has witnessed them live will nod knowingly to that. It’s a staggering spectacle, verging on the precipice of danger and threat, as band members launch into the mosh pit whilst still playing their instruments. But always watching each other’s back, always watching the audience’s back. Their songs, and in particular Not A Threat Just A Warning, may often have an air of violence and menace but a blanket of compassion and unity hovers over FUDGE. and they ensure that none of the good people of Leeds will be harmed in the making of this band.