SPEAR OF DESTINY SINGLES COLLECTION & TOUR

SPEAR OF DESTINY will celebrate their 25th anniversary by releasing a singles collection on September 1st and following it with a singles tour.

Never before has Kirk Brandon taken Spear of Destiny on the road to revisit the bands past glories. Fans can expect to hear all 12 of SOD’s top 40 UK singles including Liberator, Never Take Me Alive, Prisoner of Love, All My Love(Ask Nothing) and Come Back, alongside the more recent Myspace video play top 5 hit Berlin Berlin.

The tour dates will be as follows:

academy events & kirkbrandon.com presents
SPEAR OF DESTINY
The Singles Tour 2008
September
WED 10TH LEICESTER THE CHARLOTTE
0116 2553956 / thecharlotte.co.uk
THUR 11TH LONDON ISLINGTON ACADEMY I
08444 77 2000 / islington-academy.co.uk
FRI 12TH OXFORD ACADEMY
08444 77 2000 / oxford-academy.co.uk
SAT 13TH DARWEN LIBRARY THEATRE
01254 706006 / darwenlibrarytheatre.com
SUN 14TH LEEDS RIOS
08444 142182 – rios-leeds.com
TUE 16TH BIRMINGHAM ACADEMY  II
08444 77 2000 / birmingham-academy.co.uk
WED 17TH BRISTOL ACADEMY  I
08444 77 2000 / bristol-academy.co.uk
THUR 18TH SHEFFIELD CORPORATION
0114 2760262 / corporation.org.uk
FRI 19TH BRIGHTON CONCORDE  II
01273 673311 / concorde2.co.uk
SAT 20TH CREWE THE BOX
01270 257398 / myspace.com/theboxuk
SUN 21ST NEWCASTLE ACADEMY  II
08444 77 2000 / newcastle-academy.co.uk
TUE 23RD LIVERPOOL ACADEMY  II
08444 77 2000 / liverpool-academy.co.uk
WED 24TH YORK THE DUCHESS
01904 641413 / theduchessyork.co.uk
THUR 25TH MANCHESTER ACADEMY  III
0161 832 1111 / manchesteracademy.net
FRI 26TH ABERDEEN DRUMMONDS
01224 642662 / one up records
SAT 27TH GLASGOW BARFLY
0844 8472424 / barflyclub.com
SUN 28TH EDINBURGH CABARET VOLTAIRE
0131 220 6176 / thecabaretvoltaire.com
www.kirkbrandon.com

 

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MAGAZINE PEEL SESSIONS

Virgin/EMI will release ‘The Peel Sessions’ by punk pioneers MAGAZINE  on 27th October. It features four different Peel Sessions, from ’78 to ’80. The tracklisting will be as follows:

Tracklisting
1.
      Touch and Go 14/2/78
2.
      The Lights Pour Out Of Me 14/2/78
3.
      Real Life (‘Definitive Gave’) 14/2/78
4.
      My Mind Ain’t So Open 14/2/78
5.
      Give Me Everything 24/7/78
6.
      Burst 24/7/78
7.
      I Love You You Big Dummy 24/7/78
8.
      Boredom 24/7/78
9.
      TV Baby 08/5/79
10.
  Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) 8/5/79
11.
  Permafrost 8/5/79
12.
  A Song From Under The Floorboards 7/1/80
13.
  Twenty Years Ago 7/1/80
14.
  Look What Fear’s Done To My Body
15.
  Model Worker 7/1/80

The band are set to reform for two dates in February 2009.


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MAGAZINE TO REFORM FOR TWO SHOWS

MAGAZINE are to reform for just two shows in February next year. Original members Howard Devoto, Barry Anderson and John Doyle will be joined by an as-yet unnamed guitarist to walk in the footsteps of the much-missed John McGeoch. It will be the first time the band has played together since 2009.

They will play London’s Kentish Town Forum on February 13th and Manchester Academy on February 14th.

Tickets go on sale on Monday 15th September.

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BRISTOL ARCHIVE RECORDS LAUNCHES

BRISTOL ARCHIVE RECORDS has launched to showcase Bristol artists and provide a historical account of the scene from 1977 onwards. Many of the releases are very rare and the material has been lovingly digitally remastered from vinyl, dat and cassettes. The original vinyl releases were generally limited to runs of 1000 or less copies.

Take a look at Bristol Archive Records at www.bristolarchiverecords.com

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NEW DAMNED ALBUM

THE DAMNED have just finished recording their first new album since 2001’s
‘Grave Disorder’. They are holding a launch party at London’s Islington
Academy on Wed 19th November and tour the following dates:

November
15 Southampton Talking Heads (ltd avail.)
16 Southampton Talking Heads (ltd avail.)
19 London Islington Academy (ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW)
28 Dublin Button Factory
29 Belfast Empire
30 Newcastle Academy

December
2 Cambridge Junction
3 TBA
4 Leeds Irish Centre
5 Manchester Academy2
6 Edinburgh Liquid Rooms
7 ATP Fest, Minehead
9 TBA
10 Crewe M Club
11 Norwich Waterfront
12 Sheffield Corporation
13 London The Forum (Rebellion Festival)
14 Bristol Academy
16 Cardiff The Point
17 Gloucester Guild Hall
18 Bilston Robin II
19 Oxford Academy
20 Northampton Roadmender
21 Brighton Komedia

 

 

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EX-DEXYS MEN REFORM THE BUREAU!!!

Former Dexys Midnight Runners members and former Style Council keyboardist,Mick Talbot, have reunited the legendary British funk Northern soul band THE BUREAU. The band will release the new album ‘And Another Thing’ on Monday 6th October (available to buy from www.bureau.org.uk). ‘And Another Thing’ is the first new studio album release that follows the 2005 reissue of the Bureau’s 1981 self-titled debut album.

The Bureau will support the release with a series of rare concerts at Birmingham’s Sound Bar on 3rd October, Newcastle’s The Cluny on 8th October and London’s Jazz Café on 9th October.

 

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KILLING JOKE PEEL SESSIONS ’79-’81

EMI are releasing KILLING JOKE’s ‘The Peel Sessions ’79-’81’ on 8th September. This is the first time the tracks will be available on CD (and digital download), showing a raw sound and in some cases predating their studio recordings by some months. There are also 3 bonus tracks from a Richard Skinner session from the same period.

Liner notes come courtesy of Alex Paterson, who was the  band’s roadie before founding The Orb. The following extract paints a vivid  picture of what to expect from the album:
 
“Killing Joke went  up to Maida Vale to the BBC studios for the first of many sessions… We  weren’t used to this, but we had to record four songs & mix them all in a  day, Jaz smashed his hand hitting a glass BBC jar with a drum stick and had to  go to hospital. I did the woos on Malicious Boogie and hit the cow bell too!  Geordie has a fractured guitar noise, Godlike in his walls of sound, Big Paul  is all power, raw, brutal & pristine, Youth, best mate, funking all the  time & coming up with the best fuzzed opus bass lines & Jaz Coleman,  classical madman & Requiem to our gods, the OBX was his sound, melodic  & searching, echoing into your soul.”
 
Full liner notes  are available on request.
 
The album features the original Killing  Joke line-up, and this release marks the start of a world tour of that  line-up, including now top producer Youth, playing tracks only from this era  during two night residencies at each venue. The band hit these shores on 03  & 04 October @ The Forum, London.
 
Tracklisting: 
 
John Peel – 17/10/79:
1/ Psyche
2/ Wardance
3/  Nuclear Boy
4/ Malicious Boogie
John Peel – 5/3/80:
5/  Change
6/ Tomorrow’s World
7/ Complication
John Peel –  27/4/81:
8/ The Fall Of Because
9/ Tension
10/Butcher 
John Peel – 16/12/81:
11/The Hum 
12/Empire Song
13/We Have Joy
14/Chop Chop
Bonus  session:
Richard Skinner – 29/5/81:
15/Tension
16/Unspeakable
17/Exit

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THE STRANGLERS ANNOUNCE EXTRA LONDON DATE

By popular demand THE STRANGLERS have announced an extra date at Shepherd’s Bush Empire as part of their upcoming Greatest Hits Tour. The band will now play the venue on the 14th and 15th November to close their 24-date tour.

Prior to the Greatest Hits Tour, which commences in October, SonyBMG will release a superb TV advertised collection of the band’s works, in celebration of no less than 42 Top 40 hits, spanning over 4 decades, and aptly named 4240. The album, out 15th September, will be released as a single CD as well as a Limited Edition CD/DVD, featuring all of the Epic promo videos on DVD for the first time plus clips from their 2007 show at London’s Roundhouse.

Greatest Hits Worldwide Tour 2008 (Eire & UK)



October 2008

Mon 13                         Dublin                                      Ambassador

Tue 14                          Belfast                                     Mandela Hall

Thu 16                          Cardiff                                      University

Fri 17                           Aberystwyth                             Arts Centre

Sat 18                          Cambridge                               Corn Exchange

Mon 20                         Southampton                           Guildhall

Tue 21                          Reading                                   Hexagon

Wed 22                        Bristol                                      Academy

Fri 24                           Exeter                                      Great Hall

Sat 25                          Birmingham                             Academy

Tue 28                          Douglas, Isle of Man                Villa Marina

Thu 30                          Inverness                                 Ironworks

Fri 31                           Dundee                                    Fat Sams



November 2008

Sat 01                          Glasgow                                  Academy

Mon 03                         Newcastle                                Academy

Tue 04                          Leeds                                       Academy

Thu 06                          Lincoln                                    Engine Room

Fri 07                           Manchester                              Academy

Sun 09                         Hull                                          City Hall

Mon 10                         Norwich                                   UEA

Tue 11                          Southend                                 The Cliffs Pavilion                               

Wed 12                         Folkestone                               Leas Cliff Hall

Fri 14                           London                                    Shepherds Bush Empire

Fri 15                           London                                    Shepherds Bush Empire

 

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MAGAZINE REFORM SHOCK!!!

Manchester post punk pioneers Magazine have reformed and are scheduled to
paly at Londons Forum on Feb 13th. No news on who is in this lineup as
original guitarist John McGeoch passed away a few years ago. But stay tuned
for more news from Vive Le Punk!

 

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