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25 November 2014

Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 announce Metallica as headliners

Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 Metallica headliners

Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 announce Metallica as headliners

Reading and Leeds Festivals are excited to announce undisputed global superstars Metallica as the first headliners for 2015 in a UK Festival Exclusive performance. James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Rob Trujillo will take to the Main Stage next August Bank Holiday Weekend to provide a defining moment of the 2015 festival season.

Returning to the prestigious headline spot for a record fourth time in 2015, the band have a rich history at the Festivals, having first headlined Reading Festival 18 years ago. With a career spanning over three decades and more than 110 million records sold across the world, Metallica are undoubtedly one of the biggest and best live acts on the planet. Their critically acclaimed film ‘Some Kind of Monster’ will be re-released on December 15th, available for the first time digitally and on Blu-ray, and including ‘Metallica: This Monster Lives’, a brand new 25-minute feature following up on the last decade with the band.

Lars Ulrich from Metallica says:
We are obviously beyond thrilled to be returning to headline the magnificent and mighty double shot at Reading and Leeds for the fourth time. We are practically the house band. Bring it!

Festival boss Melvin Benn comments:
I’m excited to be able to announce Metallica as the first headliner for Reading & Leeds 2015. Their amazing live show promises to be a favourite with rock, metal and genuine music fans at the UK's most important music festival, perfectly topping a bill of brilliant acts from across the genres. I’m looking forward to revealing the rest of the Festival line up, which will feature the absolute best of rock, indie, dance and hip hop and will only add to the amazing atmosphere that make Reading and Leeds so special.”

Following this year’s explosive secret set at Reading, Jamie T will make the trip to both Festival sites in 2015. Fresh from a hugely successful sold out UK tour and the release of third album ‘Carry On The Grudge’ this autumn, Jamie T is one of the hottest acts of the moment and an exciting addition to the Festival line-up.

Fresh from their highly anticipated fourth studio album, Californian post-hardcore favourites Pierce The Veil will be making their long-awaited Reading and Leeds debut in 2015.

Vic Fuentes from the band comments:
"We've been dying to do these Festivals ever since we started touring in the UK!  It's such an honour to be a part of something that people wait all year round to see.”

With his set this year proving to be one of the defining moments on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage, drum ‘n’ bass maestro Wilkinson is no stranger to Reading and Leeds. Stepping up his live show yet another notch following his ‘Lazers Not Included’ tour, he will be returning to the Festival in 2015.

Headlining The Pit Stage, Refused have become one of the most influential heavy bands of a generation. The Swedish punk band’s now legendary album ‘The Shape Of Punk To Come’ fused noisy hardcore, post-punk, techno and jazz to create an entirely original sound. Since reforming for shows in 2012, the band have returned stronger than ever with a live set that shows the true scope of their musical legacy.

With two critically acclaimed albums released in the last two years, Run The Jewels are arguably the hottest hip-hop act on the planet. Making their Reading and Leeds debut next year, rap veterans Killer Mike and El-P’s performance will be essential Festival viewing.

Manchester Orchestra will make their third trip to Reading and Leeds in 2015. Following the release of fourth album ‘Cope’ and this year’s stripped down alternate version ‘Hope’, their appearances at the Festivals will be a summer highlight for indie-rock fans.

Second batch of tickets for Reading and Leeds 2015 are on sale now.
Weekend tickets £205.00 plus £8 booking fee + postage ● Early entry permits £20 ● Campervan permits £75.00 ● Lockers £16.00 ● Reading car parking £10.00 ● Weekend ticket prices include camping

Securing your ticket is even easier with the £50 instalment plan. To save a spot at Reading and Leeds 2015, simply put down £50 to bag your place, then the balance in monthly instalments. 

Tickets are strictly limited to a maximum of four per person/address/payment card for those booking by telephone or online.

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Stevie release new single Come Around

Stevie new single Come Around

Stevie release new single Come Around

No strangers to the Brisbane music scene, the familiar faces of brand new electronic pop duo - Stevie - are Phoebe Imhoff (formerly of Go Violets) and producer Miro Mackie. Combining their respective talents, Stevie is the product of two creative minds meeting in the middle to explore an exciting new direction for both, the first result emerging in the shape of infectious new single 'Come Around'.

The song was written, recorded and produced by the pair in Mackie's New Farm apartment and sonically occupies the space led by the likes of Robyn, Caribou and Little Dragon while proudly displaying a new partnership in full swing: Mackie's audio production skills with Imoff's razor sharp pop sensibilities and lyrical playfulness.

'Come Around' is just the first taste of Stevie with plans of of an independently-released EP on the horizon


Circa Waves Announce Biggest U.K. tour to date and details of new single

Circa Waves U.K. tour new single

Circa Waves Announce Biggest U.K. tour to date and details of new single

Circa Waves have announced details of the release of a new single. Fossils will be released through Virgin on Monday 19th January 2015.

The single is taken from their forthcoming debut album, details of which are to be announced shortly. Recorded as part of the album sessions at RAK studios with producer Dan Grech, Fossils, available on 7” and download, will also feature a cover of The Ronettes Be My Baby on the B-side, recorded at the historic Capitol Recording Studios in Los Angeles.

This year has seen the band go from an opening slot on the prestigious NME Awards tour alongside Interpol, Royal Blood and Temples in February to a completely sold-out headline UK tour in November.

This summer also saw the band appear at most of the UK’s leading festivals, playing to packed tents at Reading / Leeds and Latitude and a prestigious appearance on the 2nd stage at Glastonbury being highlights.

Having also played a number of the most respected festivals around the globe over the summer, including Summer Sonic in Japan, Oya in Norway and Splendour In The Grass in Australia, the band  supported The Libertines at their Alexandra Palace shows in London.

Finally, the band have announced details of their biggest UK tour to date. The shows in April 2015 follow their recent run of  sold out dates which culminated in rapturous gigs at London’s Heaven and a hometown show at the Kazimer in Liverpool.

The full list of shows is as follows:

APRIL

8th                                Newcastle                                Riverside

9th                                Glasgow                                   Garage

10th                               Sheffield                                   Leadmill

11th                               Liverpool                                   Academy

13th                               Nottingham                               Rescue Rooms

14th                               Birmingham                               Library at the Institute

16th                               Portsmouth                                Wedgewood Rooms

17th                               London                                     Shepherd’s Bush Empire

18th                               Manchester                               Ritz



Tickets for the shows will be on general sale at 9 am on Friday the 28th of November  - link here below

Snoop Dogg to headline Musicalize website launch party in December

Snoop Dogg headline Musicalize website launch party December

Snoop Dogg to headline Musicalize website launch party in December

Musicalize are happy to announce the details of their final event of 2014 that will double up as the official Musicalize website launch party to be headlined by US hip-hop legend Snoop Dogg who will perform a 90 minute closing DJ set under his moniker “DJ Snoopadelic” following live performances by previous Musicalize performers who will be returning to grace the Musicalize stage for this special night.

The event will take place at Indigo At The O2, London on Tuesday 9th December 2014.

Musicalize Director Ben Anderson comments on securing Snoop Dogg: “We wanted to make our website launch party special. We wanted to celebrate what we’ve achieved over the last 3 and a half years and to have Snoop Dogg be a part of that night is going to be incredible. There aren’t many bigger names around in hip-hop and I think everyone knows that Snoop knows how to throw a party!

Musicalize co-founder, Sophie Anderson comments: “We can’t wait to show everyone the website and we can’t wait to welcome back some of previous performers. We’ve built up some fantastic relationships over the last few years and we’re really happy to have those artists come back to support us for this event as well as some new faces.”

Previous performers and special guests will be announced over the coming days.

Aaron Roach-Bridgeman (SB.TV) will host the night with music on the night by DJ Ace (BBC Radio
1Xtra).

Doors open at 7pm on Tuesday 9th September. Tickets are from £17.50 and are on sale via:
- The Ticket Sellers – http://bit.ly/1vpMRlD
- Ticketmaster - http://bit.ly/1yQLNVZ

For more information about Musicalize head over to www.facebook.com/Musicalize or follow on

Ariana Grande Releases Holiday Single Santa Tell Me

Ariana Grande Holiday Single Santa Tell Me

Ariana Grande Releases Holiday Single Santa Tell Me

ARIANA GRANDE delivers her brand new original holiday single, “Santa Tell Me”. The track is now available on all digital partners. Get it here! Listen to the audio right now. "Santa Tell Me" also stands out as the only new music on the compilation Target Presents iHeartRadio Jingle Ball Hits 2014 — in all Target stores now.

Sunday, ARIANA lit up the stage at the 2014 American Music Awards in Los Angeles. First, she delivered a sizzling medley of hits including “Problem”, “Break Free”, and “Love Me Harder” with The Weeknd. Watch the stunning performance here. Then, ARIANA’s “Bang Bang” co-conspirators Nicki Minaj and Jessie J joined her for a stunning rendition of the ubiquitous platinum-certified smash. This is just one of many high-profile performances this month.

Following her performance on the CBS broadcast of A Very Grammy Christmas December 5, she ignites the runway performing at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show December 9 on CBS. Then, she appears on Michael Bublé’s Christmas in New York special on NBC December 17. You can also see her on the Disney Christmas Parade airing Christmas Day.

The industry continues to celebrate her talents as well. Billboard will be honored her with the “Rising Star Award” at its “Women in Music” 2014 event, while she garnered MTV EMA awards in the categories of “Best Female Artist” and “Best Song” for “Problem” featuring Iggy Azalea. She even achieved the “Newcomer Award” at the BAMBI awards ceremony. Right now, she currently graces the December cover of InStyle.

Her latest single “Love Me Harder” [with The Weeknd] from the #1 smash My Everything [Republic Records] climbed to the Top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100, making her the first artist of 2014 to score five Top 10 singles on the chart this year. 

This December Arian will join the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball tour as one of this year’s headliners. It begins December 5 in Los Angeles, CA at the Staples Center and concludes December 21at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, FL.

2014 has been the year of ARIANA. My Everything became her second album to debut at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 in less than twelve months, quickly approaching gold status and becoming the year’s biggest album in the process. It yielded four hit singles including the triple-platinum “Problem”, “Break Free” featuring Zedd, “Best Mistake” featuring Big Sean, and “Love Me Harder”. Right now, she’s gearing up for her first North American arena headline tour, The Honeymoon Tour, in 2015. It’s bound to be one of next year’s biggest events.

24 November 2014

Jesse Malin announces Brand New Single Addicted and UK tour

Jesse Malin New Single Addicted UK tour

Jesse Malin announces Brand New Single Addicted and UK tour

Jesse Malin returns with a taster from his forthcoming album in the shape of brand new single, 'Addicted', released on 19th January.

Written around a punchy hook-line, the song is hugely upbeat even as it reflects upon difficult times. "It's about the transcendental spirit of music and its infectious nature," Jesse explains. "People come and go, bands break up, lovers part and new days begin. It was written shortly after losing my friend/ neighbor, Arturo Vega (possibly the 5th Ramone and a key supporter in my early days). Sometimes it feels like he's just away on tour. All my music is personal, but this particular song captures a lot of the changes and struggles over the last few years between records."

The new, as yet untitled album marks Jesse's first new material in over four years and happily rekindles his relationship with One Little Indian. It also boasts some stellar guests including Wayne Kramer, J. Mascis and Peter Buck (REM). It was self -produced by Jesse, engineered by Brian Thorn, at Magic Shop and Flux Studios in NYC.

Meanwhile Jesse is relishing his upcoming UK tour - "It's a chance to ramp up the band for the new record, road test the new songs over dirty English microphones and out in the pit. Also, it's a good chance to blast out some Motörhead up and down the motorway, hitting every Marks & Sparks possible! Salad days again, hope to see you in the front line..."
The dates are as follows:

Monday 24 November - Portland Arms, Cambridge
Tuesday 25 November - Dingwalls, London
Wednesday 26 November - The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Thursday 27 November - Fibbers, York
Friday 28 November - O2 Academy 2 Sheffield, Sheffield
Sunday 30 November - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
Monday 01 December - The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tuesday 02 December - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Wednesday 03 December - The Kazimier, Liverpool
Thursday 04 December - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Iggy Azalea - Beg For It ft. MØ - (Lyric Video)

Iggy Azalea - Beg For It ft. MØ - Lyric Video

Iggy Azalea - Beg For It ft. MØ - (Lyric Video)

Today sees the release of Iggy Azalea's new album 'Reclassified' and 'Beg For It ft. MØ', the first single from the 'Reclassified' album on 24th November. The single is brimming with Iggy's signature double-time flow, rauchhaus bassline and an infectious vocal hook from up and coming songstress MØ.

Shaking up her debut album, "The New Classic", Iggy is set to release "Reclassified" an impressive deluxe version of her debut including five new stellar tracks featuring three impressive vocal collaborations with US superstar, Jennifer Hudson, the global pop-sensation, Ellie Goulding and new Danish buzz artist of the moment, MØ - all of which have been produced by The Invisible Men.

Iggy Azalea turned heads last night at this year's American Music Awards after performing alongside J. Lo for their "Booty" collaboration as well as performing with Charli XCX for their single "Fancy" and Iggy's new single "Beg For It". Iggy also took home two awards, collecting the AMA awards for Artist of the Year and Favourite album in the rap/hip hop categories.

'Reclassified' is out now through Virgin EMI. Buy HERE


Threshold Festival 2015 Early Bird Tickets and Applications Deadline

Threshold Festival 2015 Early Bird Tickets Applications Deadline

Threshold Festival 2015 Early Bird Tickets and Applications Deadline

Due to go off sale in January, it looks as though our £10 Early Bird Tickets will sell out before November is out!

We're letting Mailing List Members know before it's too late!

On the launch of our new look for 2015 last week, a rush of ticket sales surpassed any that we've had previously for our event, and next year's Threshold V will be our best yet.

When these tickets run out, the price will go up to the Advance Weekend Pass and after that it's full price only.

Get yours now....


The submissions window for artists is open until midnight on December 1st 2014 after which, no further applications will be accepted. 

Threshold V Submissions Form - Click Here

Threshold Festival is a home-made music and arts event held in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle focusing on emerging artists, new work/ first views, collaboration, DIY, avant garde and community based projects - encompassing music, theatre, film, performance and visual arts.

Threshold V the fifth annual Festival of Music and Arts takes place 27-29th March 2015 in the Baltic Triangle of Liverpool.