Massive Attack Split The Atom

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Massive Attack have confirmed that they will release their new EP on October 5th named ‘split the atom’.

The group have told the world that the EP will feature friends of theirs including Guy Garvey from Elbow and TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe. Massive attack will release their 5th album in February, which is intended to be a follow up to 2003’s 100th Window. Damon Albarn is also confirmed to be making a guest appearance on the new album.

Massive Attack are stringing along some dates in London toward the end of summer with, among others, three back to back dates at London’s Brixton Academy 17th,18th,19th of September.

Them Crooked Vultures Open For Arctic Monkeys?

Brixton Academy this evening (26th) will be host to The Arctic Monkeys,  Who’s support slot for the gig is  being bill boarded with a ‘very special guests’ only. Its been very strongly suggested that Them Crooked Vultures will be making their UK Debut supporting the Arctic Monkeys on their one-off launch show to help promote new album ‘Humbug’.

This is only a strongly suggested rumor though, but it does add to the already strong speculation that Them Crooked Vultures are appearing at the Reading and Leeds festival as this years secret act, with Brit-Pop veterans Echobelly as the secret support. It would make sense after all, in betting that the outfit would get the best reception in the UK , given that all three members do have enormous followings with past/current exploits in the country, and that they are doing the rounds at the moment. They have already visited Hollands Lowlands and Belgium’s Pukkelpop festivals in the past week so they are getting closer.

Whether they are or not aside, my bet is on the bands first single/album coming out this side of Christmas. ‘Nobody like me and neither do i’ is the front runner in the Crooked Vultures first single game. Check it out below. (you’ll have to be patient until around 2mins 30) However, T-shirts are already available.

Cranberries Comback Tour 2010

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The Cranberries have announced that all four original members will get together for the bands comeback tour which will start in the US later this year.

The original lineup Deloris O’Riordan, Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fegal Lawler plan to kick off the tour in the North America in November and end with dates in Europe in early 2010. The band have promised to play some of their original hits mixed up with some of the leading lady’s new original solo album material. The solo album, No Baggage, was released for sale in the US yesterday (25th August). Keep eyes peeled for exact dates with ents24.com along with usefull cranberries community sites.

V-Festival 2010 Tickets Go On Sale This Week Only

For one week only tickets for the next v-festival are going on sale.

Available on sale from 9am this morning (August 25th), they will be released for the same price as this years tickets. £132.50 for a weekend pass and £152.50 for a weekend camping pass. The tickets, that are limited to four per person, will be on sale for the week or until the limited amount simply runs out.

Simon Moran, the festival director, has commented on the events “early-bird” tickets: “We really want to give the fans a chance to buy tickets for next years festival at this years prices, the customer will be first in line for next years festival and save a few quid in the process”.

RouteNote.com wants to make sure that all tickets efestival dooferbuyers go through some festival image logofestival image logosimple motions to make sure that all tickets bought are legitimate. Buying a to-good-to-be-true ticket for something so far in advance can easily go wrong. eFestival.co.uk only direct customers to the festivals own box-office or other main stream ticket agents. If your not sure that the agents your buying your tickets from are reputable then DO NOT BUY ONE, eFestival.co.uk enjoy a good reputation and are somebody decent to be involved with, if the tickets touts are not advertising a partnership with them (especially this early on) then something could be up. If your  suspicious then just wait until that years release to be on the safe side or phone the NME ticketline on08712301094 to check if their direct partners.

Collaborations On The New Album From Basement Jaxx

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Basement Jaxx are set to release their new album ‘scars’ in the UK this September 21st.

The album, which is the dance outfits fifths album will display some powerful pulling power in the form of some illustrious guests such as Yoko Ono, Yo Majesty and Lightspeed Champions Dev Hynes. The 13 track album will be released in the US on October the 6th.

In support of the new album Basement Jaxx have Released that they will be blessing fans with a quick five date whistle-stop tour of the US at venues including; San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Chicago and New York.

Tickets went on sale Saturday 22nd and tickets for all events are available form the bands website at www.basementjaxx.net

Fake Reading and Leeds Festival Tickets Scam

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wants to join the crusade of snitching on and ratting out tickets scams for this summers usual big scale events. Already the world is full of people who has received emails, phone calls or just turned up and been refused at the door.

Last year saw an unprecedented amount of festival-goers scamed into buying ‘ghost’ tickets which were never delivered without anywhere to claim a refund. Telltale ghost ticket hallmarks can be anonymous domain registrations and a huge neglect of any contact details online. This years offended gigs seem to be Reading and Leeds, T In The Park and the V-Festival.

Exitetickets.com are just one among many site that need to be shunned this year, and its not only festival tickets that are being sold un-officially. Beware of phony tickets for expensive one-off shows including, Take That, Madonna, Beyonce and others. The top three most effective ways of acting on your ticket problems can be to:

  • Contact your bank or credit card company. If you paid on credit card you should still be able to get a refund if you act within a few weeks. Some debit cards also offer limited fraud protection.
  • Report the matter to the Police, once you have a crime reference number complain to consumer direct on: 08454 04 05 06
  • If its too late for any of the above but you still have your fake confirmation email, forward it to webmaster@cashtopay.com and you may be compensated your money back. Then sign up with them!

Coincidently, exciteticket.com has magically closed down all of a sudden and nobody returns your calls. (but you are 2nd in the que and your call is important to us, bloody promise!) The company was however registered to a buisness park in, Pencoed, Mid Glam, and its director is a man named Mahmood Zahid, 31, and lives in a flat above a KFC in Hounslow.

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Them Crooked Vulture Continue To Circle.

Nobody loves me and neither do i, the world has decided, is to be ‘Them Crooked Vultures’ first single. As the band continue their super dirty teaser campaign we carry catching snippets of videos and promos.

The band have tickled our rock-buds with a 30-40 second whip of some recording footage to our favorite new intro that never seems to end. The song does have lyrics, we promise.

£5 Paramore Gig at the 02 Islington Academy.

Paramore are playing in London’s Islington academy on September 7th, thier first date for 2009, this fact however is not the interesting part. The event will cost just £5 and tickets go on sale tomorrow (August 21st) from either www.gigsandtours.com or www.seetickets.com (after 9am). Doors for the event will open at 7pm with the show starting at 8pm, tickets sales are likely to sour so you’ll need to be quick.

This will be the first time that UK fans will be able to hear new material with the bands new single ‘Ignorance’ (shown below) being released just a week after the show. New album Brand New Eyes will be out for general sale on September 28th.

But new Albums aside were hoping that other bands will follow in the £5 a gig footsteps. You never know, Radiohead £5 a ticket!

If Britney Spears Were President, Mocked On David Letterman

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It doesn’t get more pathetic than Britney Spears, the child actress turned teen pop princess turned crazed mother is now trying to rectify her reputation and prove that she’s not fat.

Last night, David Letterman added fuel to the Britney bandwagon and had the bikini-clad Spears on for the “Top Ten Ways The World Would Be Different If Britney Spears Were President”.