Wednesday, September 30, 2009


The new side-project of Portisheads' Geoff Barrow, Beak are to make their first album release on 19th October. The band Beak is made up of three Bristol musicians, Geoff Barrow known for his work with Portishead, multi-instrumentalist Matt Williams and bassist Billy Fuller who is a member of the band Fuzz Against Funk and also works with Robert Plant and Massive Attack.

More information on the release and the band can be found by following the links below.

Monday, September 28, 2009

NEWS : Spandau Ballet New Album

Spandau Ballet have announced that they will be releasing a new album on 19th October, titled "Once More", it will feature 11 re-workings of classic Spandau Ballet tracks as well as 2 new tracks.

If you sign up for the Spandau Ballet newsletter, you will be able to download a free mp3 of the new version of "Only When You Leave", sign up here.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

NEWS : Madness December Dates

Madness have announced that they will play a run of UK shows this December

The confirmed dates are :

1st December - Bournemouth Intl Centre
2nd December - Brighton Centre
4th December - Plymouth Pavilions
5th December - Southend Cliffs Pavilion
7th December - Swindon Oasis
8th December - Leeds O2 Academy
9th December - Sheffield O2 Academy
10th December - Birmingham O2 Academy
12th December - Newcastle O2 Academy
13th December - Glasgow O2 Academy
15th December - Manchester Apollo

NEW RELEASE : Client - Make me believe in you (download single)

Client will be releasing the single "Make me believe in you" in the UK on 28th September.

Client will also be releasing a Limited Edition (200 copies) CD set, Live in Hamburg. The set will probably be released at the end of October,
each set will be numbered and if you pre-order will come with a personalised signature.

Saturday, September 26, 2009


If you sign up for the Townsend Records mailing list (or if you already are) you will be able to download the new mix of the track "A Million Cars"

Friday, September 25, 2009


Good news for John Foxx fans, Metamatic Records will be re-pressing "A New Kind Of Man", the album features 17 tracks recorded from the 2007 Metamatic Tour, plus B-sides and rarities, artwork will be different to that of the original 1000 copies that sold out last year.

There will be re-issues of the John Foxx/Louis Gordon albums "Shifting City" and "The Pleasures of Electricity", the recent Foxx/Gordon album "Impossible" will be re-pressed (the original limited edition having been deleted on the 21st of September, the re-pressing will feature a remixed version of "A Million Cars" which features a quieter vocal melody than the original release.

Finally, the double CD live album "In The Glow" which was recorded on the 1983 "Golden Section" Tour will be re-issued.

All the above are due for release on the 19th October.

More information on the releases can be found here.

Louis Gordon myspace

Monday, September 21, 2009


The Lilac Time are trying to chart their new version of "Kiss Me With Your Mouth" at #75 exactly, if you wish to help make this happen, please purchase the download here.


Saturday, September 12, 2009

180 g's

Mercury Music Awards

Well again, rather predictably the Mercury Music Award goes to an artist that IMHO wasn't the most talented performer in the shortlist. I was hoping Bat For Lashes would have scooped the award. Oh well maybe next year they may actually give the award to someone with some talent.

I Thank you.

Friday, September 11, 2009


HAIRGLOW is the solo project of Alex Callier of Hooverphonic, although Hooverphonic never actually split up, their lead singer Geike Arnaert left the group at the end of 2008 to pursue a solo career, the group announced they were looking for a replacement singer.

HAIRGLOW has an self-titled album out, and released his first single back in June, the video to which is posted below.

I think this project is sounding good.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

NEWS : Delphic to co-headline Kitsuné Maison Tour

Delphic are to co-headline the Kitsuné Maison Tour which takes place this October. Two Door Cinema Club will also be joining us on the bill.

Dates are as follows:

22 Manchester - Club Academy (0161 832 1111)
23 Leeds - A Nation Of Shopkeepers (Free Entry)
24 Liverpool - Korova (08444 77 2000)
27 Southampton - Joiners (023 8063 2601, 14+)
28 Bristol - Cooler (08713 100 000, 14+)
29 Nottingham - Bodega (08713 100 000, 14+)
30 Birmingham - The Rainbow (0871 230 0010)
31 London - Hearn Street Warehouse (08700 600100)

Friday, September 4, 2009

NEW RELEASE : Prefab Sprout

This coming month will be more than a little special for Prefab Sprout fans, as their eagerly awaited new album "Let's Change The World With Music" is due for release on the 15th of September, it will be their first outing since their 2001 album "The Gunman And Other Stories".

NEW RELEASE : Bat For Lashes

The next single release from of the album "Two Suns" will be "Sleep Alone" and it will be available 7th September.

You can see the video here.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

NEW RELEASE : Pastels and Tenniscoats

Glasgow's The Pastels and Tokyo industrious Tenniscoats have teamed up for the album "Two Sunsets", it will be available from the 7th of September.

More information on the release and to see the new video for their single "Vivid Youth", follow the links.

the pastels myspace
tenniscoats myspace

Vivid Youth video

the pastels wiki
tenniscoats wiki

Pastels / Tenniscoats on domino records

NEW RELEASE : The Black Seeds are coming to the US

New Zealands' The Black Seeds will be making their US debut later this month with the release of their first North American release "SOLID GROUND" on the 29th of September, followed by a US tour with John Browns Body.

The first 100 copies of the physical CD will be signed by The Black Seeds, that will be sure to make it a collector's item.

More information on pre-ordering and ordering of the album and of the forthcoming tour can be found at the following links.

Easy Star Records
the black seeds myspace

the black seeds wiki

NEW RELEASE : Placebo's second single

PLACEBO will release their second single to be taken from their latest album "Battle for the Sun", entitled "The Never-Ending Why", the single will be released in the UK and Norway on the 14th of September, with others to follow. It will be available as a 7” Picture Disc, a 3 Track Digital Bundle, as a 4 Track iTunes bundle that includes the breathtaking new video of ‘The Never-Ending Why’ and as a fan-must-have ‘Live At The O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire 2009’ Digital Download Bundle.