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 Beirut  Listen to full album stream of The Riptide HERE and download SANTA FE HERE

★  FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS CONFIRM DEBUT UK DATES 
★  SCREAMING FEMALES ANNOUNCE SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES
★  ENVY - UK DATES FOR OCTOBER
 DUM DUM GIRLS –  Watch 'Only in Dreams' album teaser HERE
  ICARUS LINE  Confirm UK DATES for October. listen to tracks from the upcoming album 'Wildlife' here:We Sick’ and  ‘King Baby’
 MUGSTAR Lime Reissue delayed till 4th September 2011
  FAIR OHS - confirm live dates and stream Everything Is Dancing HERE
  EXIT_INTERNATIONALconfirm release of debut album and release track 'Voices' 
  MIKAL CONINreleases debut s/t album via Trouble in Mind on 3rd Oct. Listen to the rather excellent new track 'Apathy' 


 
 
BEIRUT
FREE! EXCLUSIVE POSTERS AND
BEIRUT GIFT AT ROUGH TRADE EAST
 
 
Go on, you know you want to!!!! Rough Trade East have a collection of FREE super limited edition posters, created and designed by UK artists 'Liv and Luke’ especially for the store.

Help yourself to a poster – though be kind, one per personplease(!) – and, in conjunction with purchasing a copy of the NEW Beirut album (any format), ‘The Rip Tide’ from one of the lovely counter staff, you will receive a special gift!

Posters (and album’s) are available NOW from RTE, with posters limited to 250, on a first come first serve basis.

The Riptide’ is released nationally via all good record shops on 29th August.
 


See Beirut on Tour:
02-Sep UK Dorset End of the Road
04-Sep IRE Stradballyr Electric Picnic
06-Sep UK Manchester Academy
16-Sep UK London Brixton Academy
 
 
Francis Harold & The Holograms
 
 
 
“Teeth shattering, wind tunnel garage-punk mixes with heroically diseased feedback….” Mojo

Blown out, obnoxious, masked noise punk from Bisbee, Arizona, FRANCIS HAROLD AND THE HOLOGRAMS (Francis Harold, Hologram I, Hologram II, Hologram III) released their debut full-length, Who Said These Were Happy Times, last year (via Agitated Records) – it’s evil, noisy and reminiscent of death. No really! Think Flipper, Samhain and Fang, and God’s Balls era TAD, Pissed Jeans and Clockcleaner

They’re like rubbing salt into the wounds of your freshly hewn off ears…amazing, abrasive, and raw!
Discover the real grime under the fingernails of the US underground live on this, their first (and possibly last) time in the UK:

01-Sep UK Bristol Mothers Ruin Bar      
02-Sep UK London Power Lunches w/ No, Good Throb and Hunger
Saturday
03-Sep UK Leeds The Fox and Newt w/No Guts and Mick Flower
Sunday
04-Sep UK Glasgow Music Is The Music Language Festival (AFTERNOON SHOW)
04-Sep UK Newcastle The Head Of Steam w/ Normal Man and Foot Hair
05-Sep UK Nottingham The Chameleon w/ Moloch    
06-Sep UK Brighton The Green Door Store w/ The Shitty Limits  
Who Said These Were Happy Times is OUT NOW via Agitated Records
 
SCREAMING FEMALES
 
 
 
“full on shreddaged and gritty euphoria” NME

“They give you metal you can dance to, punk you can rock out to, and DIY ethics you can respect. A winning combination from a hard-scrabble band.” No RipCord

“leaves you wanting more…..” Uncut

Castle Talk is SCREAMING FEMALES’ (guitarist/vocals Marissa Paternoster, drummer Jarrett Dougherty and bassist Mike Abbate) latest album. Possessed with the ethos, drive, and spirit that has made the punk greats great during a time when fewer and fewer artists have the gumption to operate as such. 
Screaming Females are one of those bands. The force-of-nature kind that only comes around once in a blue moon. The kind that blows minds; changes lives, the kind that re-ignites and redefines what music means to those whose faith may have waned in the most fundamental of ways. 

09-Sep UK London The Lexington   
10-Sep UK Manchester Islington Mill   
11-Sep UK Bristol The Croft   
12-Sep UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club   
13-Sep UK Norwich Norwich Arts Centre
Castle Talk Is OUT NOW via Don Giovanni Records
 
 
ENVY
 “essential” Kerrang

“Impressive in a way more cerebral post-rock has long ceased to be” 4/5 uncut
 
“There really is no way to overstate the quality of this band” Terrorizer
 
“an hour of tooth-grinding hardcore that doesn’t so much blow away the cobwebs as drop a kiloton neutron bomb on butlins….” NME

 
 
“brutally romantic” NME

“brutally savage catalogue of incandescent joy and tumultuous agony”  Rock A Rolla
 
“envy engulf the listener in a tidal wave of sound and emotion. Unsurprisingly excellent stuff”  Rock Sound

Since 1992, envyTetsuya Fukagawa, vocal, sequencer, Nobukata Kawai, guitar, Masahiro Tobita, guitar, Manabu Nakagawa, bass and Dairoku Seki, drums - have been melting minds to dominate the independent hard-core scene in Japan.

Their last album, Recitation (Rock Action Records, 2010) shows the band effortlessly melding together their vast array of influences – from the sublime to the lush, transcendent soundscapes, together with their trademark driving apocalyptic force.  It is a work best described as reflective romanticism - something that is rarely heard or felt in heavy music.

Envy’s music, through their own evolution, encompasses a sound where intensity and beauty coexists.

A band that truly has its’ own sound. 

23-Oct UK Birmingham Supersonic festival
24-Oct UK Glasgow Stereo
25-Oct UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
26-Oct UK London XOYO
 
 
SUMMARY OF BANDS ON TOUR
BEIRUT
EXIT_INTERNATIONAL
DUM DUM GIRLS
envy
FAIR OHS
FRESH and ONLYS
FRANCIS HAROLD AND THE HOLOGRAMS
ICARUS LINE
MUGSTAR
REMEMBER REMEMBER
SCREAMING FEMALES
TEETH OF THE SEA
THIS FRONTIER NEEDS HEROES
WOODS
FULL GIG LISTINGS
BEIRUT
02-Sep UK Dorset End of the Road
04-Sep IRE Stradballyr Electric Picnic
06-Sep UK Manchester Academy
16-Sep UK London Brixton Academy
The Riptide is released on 29th August 2011 via Pompeii Records
Exit_International
04-Sep UK Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Rock @ Cyfartha Castle
w/ THE BLACKOUT, FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND, SKINDRED and more
Black Junk is released on 19th September 2011 via Undergroove
Dum Dum Girls
13-Nov UK Manchester FAC251
14-Nov UK Newcastle Cluny
15-Nov UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
16-Nov UK Wrexham Central Station
17-Nov UK London ULU
Only in Dreams' is released on 26th September via Sub Pop
envy
23-Oct UK Birmingham Supersonic festival
24-Oct UK Glasgow Stereo
25-Oct UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
26-Oct UK London XOYO
FAIR OHS
26-Aug UK Bournemouth Sixty Million Postcards
03-Sep UK London Lexington w/ Fresh & Onlys & Weird Dreams
Everything is Dancing is OUT NOW via Honey High Records
Fresh & Onlys
03-Sep UK London Lexington w/ Fair Ohs
04-Sep UK Dorset End Of The Road
05-Sep UK Preston The Continental
06-Sep UK Liverpool Kazimer
07-Sep UK Manchester The Ruby Lounge
08-Sep UK Bournemouth The Winchester
Play It Strange is OUT NOW via In The Red Records
Francis Harold & The Holograms
01-Sep UK Bristol Mothers Ruin Bar
02-Sep UK London Power Lunches w/ No, Good Throb and Hunger
Saturday
03-Sep UK Leeds The Fox and Newt w/No Guts and Mick Flower
Sunday
04-Sep UK Glasgow Music Is The Music Language Festival (AFTERNOON SHOW)
04-Sep UK Newcastle The Head Of Steam w/ Normal Man and Foot Hair
05-Sep UK Nottingham The Chameleon w/ Moloch
06-Sep UK Brighton The Green Door Store w/ The Shitty Limits
Who Said These Were Happy Times is OUT NOW via Agitated Records
ICARUS LINE
10-Oct UK Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach
11-Oct UK Manchester Ruby Lounge
12-Oct UK Glasgow King Tuts
13-Oct UK Wakefield The Hop
14-Oct UK London Lexington
Wildlife is release on 29th August via Cobraside
MUGSTAR
06-Sep UK Liverpool Kazimer with Wooden Shjips
Lime is released on 4th September via Agitated
Remember Remember
24-Sep UK Glasgow              Stereo **ALBUM LAUNCH PARTY**
The Quickening is released on 26th September via Rock Action
Screaming Females
09-Sep UK London The Lexington   
10-Sep UK Manchester Islington Mill   
11-Sep UK Bristol The Croft   
12-Sep UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club   
13-Sep UK Norwich Norwich Arts Centre
Castle Talk Is OUT NOW via Don Giovanni Records
TEETH OF THE SEA
19-21 Aug UK Oxfordshire Supernormal Festival @ Braziers Park
Your Mercury' is out NOW via Rocket Recordings
This Frontier Needs Heroes
1-Sep UK London The Windmill w/Cate Le Bon
2-Sep UK Dorset End Of The Road Festival
5-Sep UK Cardiff Buffalo Bar w/Cate Le Bon
6-Sep UK Leicester Nine Bar w/Cate Le Bon
7-Sep UK Coventry Taylor John's w/Cate Le Bon
8-Sep UK Manchester The Castle Hotel w/Cate Le Bon
9-Sep UK Sheffield The Heeley Institute w/Cate Le Bon
10-Sep UK Glasgow O2 ABC
The Future is released on 3rd October via HEROIC ENDEAVOURS RECORDS
WOODS
04-Sep UK Dorset End Of The Road Festival
05-Sep UK Manchester Sound Control with Kurt Vile
06-Sep UK Glasgow Stereo with Kurt Vile
07-Sep UK Bristol Fleece with Kurt Vile
08-Sep UK London Scala with Kurt Vile
Sun & Shade' is OUT NOW via Woodsist
UK RELEASES
29-Aug Beirut ALBUM The Rip Tide Pompeii Records
29-Aug Icarus Line Album Wildlife Cobraside / Roar Scratch
04-Sep Mugstar Album LP  reissue Lime Agitated
19-Sep Exit_International ALBUM Black Junk Undergroove
26-Sep Idaho ALBUM You Were A Dick Talitres
26-Sep Dum Dum Girls ALBUM Only In Dreams Sub Pop
26-Sep Remember Remember ALBUM The Quickening Rock Action
03-Oct Mikal Cronin ALBUM Mikal Cronin Trouble in Mind
03-Oct This Frontier Needs Heroes ALBUM The Future HEROIC ENDEAVOURS

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