Friday, 30 April 2010

Example "Kickstarts" Video Exclusive On featured the new Example "Kickstarts" video as an exclusive yesterday!

"Check out Example's promo for 'Kick Starts', his new single that's produced by Sub Focus and is released June 13th. Example's album 'Won't Go Quietly' is out on June 20th." Click here to see the piece, or click below to watch the video

Thursday, 29 April 2010

First News Invites Readers To Interview Roll Deep

"Roll Deep's new single 'Good Times' featuring Jodie Connor was released on April 26th. To celebrate we want YOU to interview them. Just post your questions in the comments section below and they'll be answered by the bad. Simple!

Check out the video below to hear Roll Deep ft. Jodie Connor ‘Good Times’, released on April 26th

Roll Deep have teamed up with singer Jodie Connor to release the catchy, upbeat single 'Good Times'. This single is so good that it looks set to knock Diana Vickers off the number one spot according to the midweek charts!

So First News wants YOU to interview Roll Deep. All you have to do is post your questions in the comments below and they will answer them next time they are out of the music studio.

If you haven't heard of Roll Deep yet, the crew comprises of MCs Wiley, Skepta, Riko, Scratchy, Breeze, Jet Li, Manga, Brazen, J2K, Killa P, Little Dee, Flow Dan, and DJs Danny Weed, Karnage, Maximum and Target.

Former members include Dizzee Rascal, Tinchy Stryder and Pitbull.

Roll Deep have performed all over Europe, America and Japan and supported acts like Snoop Dogg and 50 Cent!

So do if want to know what their influences are, how they became famous, who they like better; Snoop or 50 Cent, or even what their favourite breakfast cereal is, just leave a comment below!"

Click here to see the feature on the excellent First News, a national newspaper aimed at 7-14 year olds

Example Featured On MTV Music & Dance Homepages

"Won’t Go Quietly hit-maker Example played a special MTV Presents show at London’s Dingwalls, and had now released a video featuring some well-known MTV faces, and showing some of the ensuing chaos at the gig itself.

Example is currently putting the finishing touches to his new album, which will feature such production giants as Sub Focus, The Fearless, MJ Cole, Chase And Status and the pineapple loving Calvin Harris.

The album will be released later this summer, and to celebrate the Example Live show is hitting the road for a sting of festival shows and the headline dates"

Click here to see the exclusive on MTV

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

"Don't Be Bored This Summer, Go To GuilFest!" Featured On First News!

"Guilfest in Guildford has been voted best family festival in the UK! Unlike other festivals, Guilfest isn't too big, overcrowded and scary - it's an independently run, family festival with a very friendly atmosphere.

Not only do you get live music from acts like Tinie Tempah and N-Dubz, there are comedy tents, a 70's disco, food stalls and best of all, a children's area full of stuff just for YOU.

The Guilfest KidZone is run by Pete and Anne from Bigtopmania - a company that supplies children's entertainment, circus acts and attractions, so will be packed full of fun and games.

There will be a fantastic children's theatre, fairground rides, children's talent shows, parades, crafts, dressing up, face painting, hair braiding, acrobatics and circus skills, workshops, story telling and loads more!

Guilfest is right next to Guildford´s outdoor swimming pool so you can go for a refreshing swim if you get too hot, or a shower if you are camping and getting a bit too stinky!

Guilfest is on from the 16th-18th July and tickets cost from £50 for a child for the whole three days and £100 for an adult. Children under 11 go for free.

For more information go to"

Click here to see the feature on First News.

Roll Deep Featured In The Sun And The Sun Online

"SUNDAY will see a Brrrap Pack takeover of the charts, according to midweek figures. Four British rap singles will be in the top six, early sales suggest. Original Brrrap Packers ROLL DEEP CREW - who spawned DIZZEE RASCAL and WILEY - are at No2 with Good Times. PLAN B is at No4 with She Said, CHIPMUNK's Until You Were Gone is at No5 and PROFESSOR GREEN is No6 with I Need You Tonight.

But there's little else to tempt music fans, with only three new entries in the Top 40 at the moment. Other than Roll Deep, there's just GLEE CAST's Like A Prayer in at No29 and ASH's Mind Control at No36."

To see the feature, either pop to you local newsagents and buy a copy of the paper, or click here and visit the Sun Online

GuilFest 2010 - Seth Lakeman, Sub Focus and Dreadzone added to line up!


Joining the already announced Orbital, The Human League, Status Quo, N – Dubz, Just Jack, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Hawkwind, Hadouken!,Chase and Status (DJ set), Level 42, 10cc, The Blockheads, The Blackout, Tinie Tempah, The King Blues, The Twang, Draven, Turbowolf and Chickenhawk.

Folk Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Seth Lakeman is confirmed to perform on The Main Stage at GuilFest on Sunday 18th July. Widely regarded as the UK's foremost folk artist, Seth came to wider public attention following his Mercury nominated “Kitty Jay” album in 2005. With this album, Seth brought folk music to a new, younger audience and has been widely credited with breaking down perceptions and barriers often associated with folk music and its acceptance in the mainstream. Winner of both “Singer of the year” and “Best Album” at the 2007 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Seth has performed his special brand of folk all over the world and with a brand new album eagerly anticipated for release in June, organisers are delighted to welcome him back to Stoke Park this July.

Drum and Bass sensation Sub Focus will be touching down in The Funky End Dance Tent on Friday 16th July. With three UK Dance Chart number 1s under his belt, a top 40 UK single, remix work with huge artists such as The Prodigy & Deadmau5, and numerous plays on Radio 1, Sub Focus is one of a rare breed to Drum and Bass artists to have truly broken into the mainstream.

Festival favourites Dreadzone will be bringing their eclectic fusion of Dub, Trance, Reggae, Techno, Folk and Rock to The Good Time Guide Stage at GuilFest 2010 on Friday 16th July. Dreadzone are best known for their acclaimed 1995 album “Second Light” - cited by the late John Peel as one of his top ten albums of all time and featuring hit singles such as “Little Britain” and “Life, Love and Unity”. April 2010 sees the release of “Eye on the Horizon”, Dreadzone's 6th Studio album, so expect a heady mix of old and new material for their live show at GuilFest.

Eight piece Dub/Reggae outfit Pama International will be appearing at GuilFest for the first time, on The Main Stage on Sunday 18th July. Described as Dub Fuelled Ska Rocksteady & Reggae for the people, In 2006 the band became the first new signing in 30 years to the world famous reggae record label Trojan Records. 2008 saw the release of the 'Love Filled Dub Band' album, which received a host of 4-star reviews from magazines including MOJO, Record Collector, Echoes and Touch. BBC 6Music DJ Craig Charles described the album as, “Bringing funk, soul and dub to near perfection”. Having supported ska legends The Specials and playing legendary festival performances all over the country, the bands debut at GuilFest will definitely be one not miss.

GuilFest 2010 is not just about the music – All over the site you will find attractions to entertain and amuse throughout the weekend. Brand new for 2010 are The Ceroc Dance Tent – where you can learn the fusion of modern jive and salsa that is currently sweeping the nation, and The Carnivalanza Salon & Chillout area – where you can alter your image and have a full makeover by one of the fully trained professionals, or simply chillout and appreciate the ambience from a comfy sofa or beanbag. Also this year GuilFest welcomes Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's River Cottage Cafe to the festival – Which will be providing a Canteen where you can purchase their unique take on festival favourites, and attend special survival workshops - where “Three Hungry Boys” from the Channel 4 show will be showing off skills they have learnt about “living off the land” from Hugh.

As well as all this, at this award winning festival you can look forward to regular GuilFest areas such as eFestivals Cosmic Comedy Zone, the wonderful Man In The Moon Theatre Tent, The 70s Disco, Farmer Giles Barn Dance, Unison Zone, Massive 150ft Beer Tent, Art & Craft Village, Calypso Cocktail Bar, Street Performers, Food Stalls from Around The World, Our amazing Kidzone and much, much more!

Get your tickets quick, this year is looking to be a sellout! Please call Seetickets on 0871 230 1106 or see the website at for full details

Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Fugative Appears On The 5:19 Show

Roll Deep Featured On Flavour Magazine

"To celebrate the release of Roll Deep’s ‘Good Times’ single Flavour has 5 ‘Swagga Muffin’ T Shirts to giveaway. As you can see in the picture the T Shirts are modelled by the band and all you have to do to win one is simply write SWAGGA MUFFIN in the box below and winners will be contacted.

‘Good Times’ contrasts Roll Deep’s attitude-driven vehemence with an immediately memorable hook delivered by guest vocalist Jodie Connor. The single captures the essence of Roll Deep’s breakthrough hit ‘The Avenue’ while pushing the boundaries and maximising the crossover potential of their sound.

Roll Deep’s line-up has continued to evolve since the 2005 release of their debut album ‘In At The Deep End’, yet the collective still boasts the talents of founder members Wiley, Breeze, Scratchy, Flow Dan and Danny Weed, as well as crew veterans Brazen, Manga, J2K and Target.

A new Roll Deep album will drop later this year. With grime now embraced by the masses, Roll Deep are back to reclaim their throne."

Click here to visit Flavour Magazine and enter the competition!

Roll Deep Featured On BBC Chart Blog

"I've had this CD in my bag for weeks: played it too. It's never been the first one into the ChartBlog CD player of a morning, and never the one that gets a couple of repeat plays before moving on to something else, but it does get played, it does get a warm reaction when it comes on, and this is why it has yet to be introduced into the Fruitbowl of Ruin on my desk.

This is no small achievement, and should be treated as the sincere accolade it clearly is.

(You can probably guess what the Fruitbowl of Ruin is for. Currently there's no fruit in it, it would have to be cut into VERY thin slices in order to fit in between all of the CDs. There's a lot of ruinous music around, sadly.)

(Here's the video. Spaaaaace taaaxxxxxiiiii!)

So, let's see how the Rollers managed to survive under these hostile conditions.

Well the slight DJ Sammy influence is a help. That little snatch of the melody to 'Heaven' in the first line of the chorus acts as a kind of ear-twitcher. Familiar enough to get your attention, not so much of a rip-off that it's annoying. AND there's a bit of a 'Day and Night' thing going on in Jodie's "nine to five, when it's over I can come alive". Plus it's fun. Fun is important."

Continue reading this feature on the excellent BBC Chart Blog here

Monday, 26 April 2010

Chicane's Come Back Featured On Promo News

"And now for something completely different… For Chicane’s new Paul Young-sampling single Come Back, the Lennox Brothers shot this quite extraordinary promo which saw them visiting several European cities. The video is already a Youtube sensation and the brothers explain all here:

“Just before we received the brief Wayne (one half of the Lennox Brothers) had actually just split up with his long term girlfriend. He thought about making her a video to try and win her back, something simple, but unique.

“One week later the track/brief ‘Come Back’ by Chicane arrived.. you couldn’t make it up, it was just perfect timing. So, after 0.332457 milliseconds of thought we came to the conclusion: “Lets get paid to make this video, pretend its all scripted, and don’t tell the label it’s really for Wayne’s girlfriend!” Luckily the label liked our idea, and off we set around Europe with Wayne in his pants and lots of weird stares from the public."

Continue reading the feature on Promo News here and watch both the video, and the truth behind the video below!

Roll Deep's Same 15 Questions On Female First

"Roll Deep are a MOBO Award-nominated London-based grime music collective with a 25 date club tour and new album on the way, new single "Good Times" is OUT NOW (Click here to download from iTunes) With Wiley as a prominent member and Dizzee Rascal and Tinchy Stryder as former members, I’m surprised I haven’t heard of these lads before.

Ahead of the tour, I asked Roll Deep the 15 Questions We Ask Everyone and found out - EXCLUSIVELY - that they will be ‘dropping’ a new clothing line this summer… get your reading glasses on and check it out.

Hello there little monster, what are you up to?
Hey, we're currently rehearsing for our 25 date club tour which starts 1st April, and working on the rest of our album for release later in the year.

So, tell me a bit about what you’re here to promote?
Well our brand new single 'Goodtimes' ft. Jodie connor, it is out on April 25th so I guess that’s all about that for the time being.

And if we didn’t have any clue as to who you were, what three words sum you up?
Multi-talented musicians

And as Jacko had the Moonwalk and Elvis had the snake hips, what do you have that makes you unique?
I think our diversity and ability to switch things up is a very good strength, plus we kinda helped to pioneer and start the whole 'grime' thing."

Click here to read the full interview on Female First

4Music's Roll Deep Review

"That Wiley's been busy of late. Fresh from the Top 10 success of Never Be Your Woman, the grime star is back with his East London crew Roll Deep for Good Times, a track that's so catchy it should come with a health warning! It's by far the most commercial track that the collective have done to date, so don't be surprised to see this one race up the charts!"

Click here to visit the 4Music Website

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Fugative's 16th Birthday Party At Ministry Of Sound

Amy Wadge Same 15 Questions Interview Featured On Female First

'Hold Me', the sublimely sweet and simply beautiful single from Amy Wadge has just been released, I’ve heard it just once and I’m already dying to get my hands on a whole album of her stuff.

Luckily, whilst I’m waiting for the album I got a chance to chat to her, so here is how she coped with the 15 Questions We Ask Everyone.

Hello there little monster, what are you up to?
Right now I have my feet up having put my 2 year old to bed.

So, tell me a bit about what you’re here to promote?
I have a new single out called Hold Me taken from a new album called 'Acoustig'.

And if we didn’t have any clue as to who you were, what three words sum you up?
Singer, Songwriter, Mummy

And as Jacko had the Moonwalk and Elvis had the snake hips, what do you have that makes you unique?
I waddle apparently (particularly as I am currently pregnant) and Ironically my surname means 'to waddle'

Now, clearly we need to get to know each other more, so tell me an interesting fact about you that noone else knows?
I have just bought a caravan

Read the full interview on Female First here find out more about Amy Wadge here

Tinie Tempah, Young Guns, The Twang, The King Blues Added To GuilFest 2010 Line Up!

Tinie Tempah, Young Guns, The Twang, The King Blues, We Are The Ocean, Chicken Hawk, Turbowolf all added to the GuilFest 2010 lineup.

They join an incredibly eclectic already announced line up of Orbital, The Human League, Status Quo, N – Dubz, Just Jack, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Hawkwind, Hadouken!, Chase and Status (DJ set), Level 42, 10cc, The Blockheads and The Blackout.

Brummie Indie rockers, The Twang are confirmed to headline the 2nd stage at GuilFest on Sunday 18th July. Most recognisable for their massive hits “Wide Awake” and “Either Way”, the band have notched up two top 20 albums and three top 40 singles since gaining mainstream recognition in 2007. The Twang have also had numerous songs used on television programmes and were recipients of the prestigious Philip Radar Award at the 2007 NME awards. This year will be the first time this critically acclaimed act will perform at GuilFest, be sure not to miss it!

The King Blues return to Stoke Park to perform at GuilFest on Sunday 18th July. After last year's incredible performance, organisers were determined to have the band back at GuilFest 2010! Following the huge success of their 2008 album, “Save the World, Get The Girl”. The King Blues have a new single appearing in May and a new album “Punk and Poetry” coming later in the year to coincide with their summer tour. Expect their set at GuilFest to contain all your favourite hits as well as some brand new material!

South London hip hop artist Tinie Tempah will be headlining The Funky End Dance Tent on Saturday 17th July. His massive debut single “Pass out” appeared earlier in the year to huge critical and commercial acclaim, going straight in at number 1 in the UK singles chart, and being named “hottest record in the world today” and single of the week by Radio1's Zane Lowe - also receiving massive airplay by DJs such as Jo Whiley, Tim Westwood and Annie Mac. Tinie's debut album is scheduled for release in July, right around the time he will be rocking the crowds in Stoke Park at GuilFest 2010.

Also confirmed are post-hardcore punk outfit, We Are The Ocean, playing on Friday 16th July, alternative rockers Young Guns, playing Saturday 17th July, Chickenhawk, playing on Friday 16th July and Turbowolf playing on Sunday 18th July, all in the ROCKSOUND cave at GuilFest 2010.

GuilFest has been consistently voted as one of the UK's best family festivals over the past 7 years, winning the prestigious award in 2006. Held in the idyllic location of Stoke Park, Guildford, visitors can expect a great weekend featuring 7 stages of live music, the Cosmic Comedy Zone, Theatre Tent, amazing Kidzone, as well as brilliantly unique attractions such as Farmer Giles Barndance, The 70s Disco, the brand new Ceroc Dance Tent, UNISONzone, massive late licensed bar, Calypso Cocktail bar, great food and drink from around the world, and much more besides!

More than 200 great acts will be announced over the coming weeks and tickets are on sale now!
For more information, call Seetickets on 0871 230 1106, or go to

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Example "Kickstarts" Is Today's Record Of The Day

"Kickstarts is the third single from Example's forthcoming album Won’t Go Quietly and has had a great reaction on surfacing last week. Radio 1 plays included a Zane Lowe exclusive as the 'Hottest Record in the World' as well as Nick Grimshaw, Mistajam on 1Xtra and plays on Capital FM, Kiss and Galaxy too. It was Popjustice's Song of the Day last week also. With production by drum’n’bass producer Sub Focus, Kickstarts has the sound of a euphoric festival moment, and is a summer radio smash waiting to happen. Example's UK tour starts at the end of the month. JF London gig: May 20, Islington Academy N1"

Click here to visit Record Of The Day, click here to subscribe!!

Don't Want Animate "6174" (The Dirty Disco Remix)

6174 - The Dirty Disco Remix by Don't Wait Animate

Friday, 16 April 2010

Example's "Kickstarts" Sleeve Featured on Popjustice Homepage

"Here's the artwork for Example's new single, 'Kickstarts'. We called it 'Kick Starts' the other day but we were wrong. It's all one word.

Sorry to piss on the pancakes here viewers but we think some computer trickery might have been involved in the final stages of this artwork. We're not saying the whole thing is faked but you know what we mean. Well obvously there wasn't a black 'EXAMPLE' banner hanging from the ceiling, was there. FOR A START"

See it in all its glory on Popjustice here

The Dirty Disco "Sista!" Played on Larry Flick's Morning Jolt with guest Mr Fizzy Pop!

"Sista!" was played on Larry Flick's Morning Jolt in the US last night, with guest Mr Fizzy Pop who introduced the track as "they are just brilliant, I just love everything about them, great to look at, the music is just sensational, they have great eye make up, they're a little bit glamour, a little bit electro, a little bit punk, a little bit disco - I can't really say enough great things about them, they are really just excellent"

Click here to visit Mr Fizzy Pop!!

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Example "Kickstarts"

Drake UK Tour Dates With Jay-Z

“My favourite songs at the moment are ‘Over’ by Drake, and Alicia keys ‘Unthinkable (I’m ready)’ (which was written by Drake apparently, biig fan) …” Florence Welch, Florence + The Machine

“My favourite album of 2009 is So Far Gone by Drake. It’s a fresh new sound with killer hooks and lyrics. He’s the biggest artist to watch for in 2010 I’m behind him all the way” Dappy N-Dubz

“It doesn’t get much hotter in the world of the hip and the hop than Drake right now” NME

“(Drake) Touted as the next Kanye, a worthy heir to D’Angelo’s neo-soul throne” The Observer

“The hottest MC in the game. Not since 50 Cent’s rise has a hip hop act blown up so thoroughly without a major label deal ” Rolling Stone

“The most talked about name in the business…He’s gonna be huge” FHM

“Drake is so hot…Drake right now is like Snoop in 93 and 50 Cent in 03” Echoes

“Drake continues to prove he’s worthy of the hype” Billboard

“The hottest new voice in music” American GQ

“The best connected man in hip hop. Drake will be the biggest name in hip hop in 2010” GQ

“Canadian, affluent, sensitive. Drake is hip hop’s brightest new star simply because he is unlike any rapper before him” Spin magazine

“Rap Royalty” XXL

Signed to Lil Wayne’s Young Money Records and without question the hottest, most exciting artist to explode onto the US music scene in recent memory, Drake has been confirmed as the special guest on Jay-Z’s forthcoming UK dates. UK fans of the hip hop superstar can see Drake open for Jay–Z at Manchester M.E.N. Arena on Monday June 7th and Birmingham’s LG Arena on Wednesday June 9th. Drake is also confirmed as special guest of Jay-Z for the Wireless festival on July 4th. The June dates precede the release on June 14th of Drake’s hugely anticipated debut album ”Thank Me Later” through Young Money/Cash Money/Universal/Island Records while his play-listed debut future smash single “Over” will be released on May 17th.

Since the release of his debut single “Best I Ever Had” which peaked at no.2 in the US charts, there was no doubting that the 24 year old Canadian native, born Aubrey Drake Graham, would become the hottest property in hip hop and that his debut album would be the most feverishly anticipated long player in years. Drake has already enjoyed Top 10 chart success in the UK as a key member of the Young Money collective whose single “Bedrock” was a huge hit in the UK just recently. You will also have heard Drake’s distinctive flow on big singles from the likes of Jay-Z, Eminem, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Mary J Blige to name but a few. His mini album “So Far Gone” was released last year to keep his enormous fan-base happy while he to readied “Thank Me Later”.

Growing up in Toronto and Memphis, Drake first entered the world of entertainment as a teenager when he starred for 8 years on the hit teen show “Degrassi: The Next Generation”.

Born into a musical family, his father drummed with Jerry Lee Lewis, and his uncle is the legendary bass player Larry Graham.
He released his first mixtape, “Room For Improvement”, in 2006 and his second, “Comeback Season”, followed a year later but it was the release early last year of “So Far Gone”, widely considered one of the best albums of 2009 even though it’s only a mixtape at that stage, that really catapulted Drake to the forefront of the US music scene.

In addition to working on “Thank Me Later”, 2009 also saw him recovering from a painful knee injury, for which he had to undergo surgery. He made his mainstream debut performance at this year’s Grammy Awards, performing alongside hip hop heavyweights Lil Wayne and Eminem for their hit single “Forever”. Drake was proudly introduced by Lil Wayne, showing the world a sign of things to come.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Example "Kickstarts" Popjustice Song Of The Day!

"Example very excitedly sent us this track last month. There are three reasons he was right to be excited.

1. It is amazing.

2. It means he has now scored a solid THREE EXCELLENT SINGLES IN A ROW, meaning that his album will basically be like a greatest hits by the time it comes out.

3. It is quite songy and romantic but without being stupid or shit."

See the feature on Popjustice right here

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Example "Kickstarts" New Single And UK Tour

Example heads out on his headline tour through April and May - new single "Kickstarts" gets its worldwide debut on Zane Lowe this evening, here's all the info - to find out more about Example, visit his brilliant blog

After the phenomenal success of his Top 10 hit ‘Won’t Go Quietly’, Example prepares to unleash his next smash ‘Kickstarts’, released through Data Records on 13th June. This time, Example has dug deep and created a tune that transforms his very own love poem into a feel good, dance floorfiller.

Produced by champion of the drum’n’bass scene, Sub Focus, ‘Kickstarts’ is a summer festival anthem in waiting. In true Example genre defying style, ‘Kickstarts’ juxtaposes the heartfelt lyrics of an epic ballad with all the musical elements necessary to make a huge rave anthem. With a stroke of genius Example has created a tune that would feel at home on the biggest sound systems in the world, all the hottest festival fields in the country as well as providing the soundtrack to a party for two.

Alongside new material, Example will be nurturing the leviathan that is Example Live with his own massive 25 date UK headline tour kicking off in April. Having supported two of the UKs biggest artists Lily Allen and Tinchy Stryder by request to sell out crowds, he is ready to go solo with his own tour and a host of UK festival appearances this summer including Glastonbury, T in the Park, Bestival and V as well as heading out to Ibiza once again this summer for an Ibiza Rocks residency.

With support from Radio 1 DJs Greg James, Zane Lowe, Pete Tong, Annie Mac and Jo Whiley, Capital, Galaxy, Kiss, MTV, 4Music and T4 (Example was tipped as one of T4’s Rising Stars of 2010), the Example love is spreading fast. Over 4 million hits for his videos on YouTube and according to The Guardian a ‘bright pop tinged superstar in the making’ watch this space for more exclusive news.

‘Kickstarts’ is released on 13th June, followed by Example’s highly anticipated new album ‘Won’t Go Quietly’ available on 20th June

Thu 29 : Middlesbrough, Teeside Uni
Fri 30 : Glasgow, Strathclyde Students' Association 

Sun 2 : Preston, 53 Degrees         
Mon 3 : Liverpool, Stanley Theatre     
Tue 4 : Leeds, Leeds University Union     
Wed 5 : Sheffield, Sheffield Students' Union    
Thu 6 : Hull, Hull University Union     
Fri 7 : Derby, Derby Students' Union   
Sun 9 : Guildford, Surrey Students' Union     
Mon 10 : Norwich, The Waterfront         
Tue 11 : Coventry, Warwick Students' Union     
Wed 12 : Swansea, Sin City            
Fri 14 : Reading, Reading Students' Union     
Sat 15 : Plymouth, The Hippo
Sun 16 : Bournemouth, The Old Fire Station     
Tue 18 : Bristol, Academy 2
Wed 19 : Manchester, Club Academy
Thu 20 : London, Islington Academy
Fri 21 : Birmingham, Bar Academy
Sat 22 : Brighton, Digital
Sun 23 : Cardiff, Millennium Hall
Wed 26 : Peterborough, The Cresset 
Thu 27 : York, Duchess
Sun 30 : Northampton, Roadmender

Thu 3 : Cambridge Junction
Wed 9 : Newquay, Summer Break Festival
Thu 10 : Kingston Upon Thames, New Slang @ The Hipodrome
Wed 16 : Pembrey Country Park, Beach Break Live

Mon 5 : Magaluf, Mallorca Rocks
Tue 6 : San Antonio, Ibiza Rocks
Tue 6 : San Antonio, Ibiza Rocks Afterparty @ Es Paradis
Fri 23 : Cambridgeshire, Secret Garden Party (With Wire Soundsystem)
Fri 30 : Lulworth Castle, Camp Bestival

Tue 3 : San Antonio, Ibiza Rocks After Party @ Es Paradis
Sat 7 : Watergate Bay, Relentless Boardmasters

Tue 7 : San Antonio, Ibiza Rocks After Party @ Es Paradis
Fri 10 : Isle Of Wight, Bestival

Friday, 9 April 2010

Chicane Interviewed by Ministry Of Sound

Ministry Of Sound interview Nick Bracegirdle ahead of Chicane's live performance this evening - tickets available here

"Turns out Chicane (Nick Bracegirdle) is a busy guy! Fortunately he took some time out from rehearsing his upcoming gig to speak with us...

Fresh out of rehearsals, Nick was eager to talk and excited about his performance at Ministry's The Gallery on Friday night. It will be his first gig at the club in seven years. He reminisced about the legendary 'games room' (a special place where DJ's and performers could go to brush up on their Gran Turismo skills) and said how it would be "tragic" to see the landmark venue close (see here for details about that). "Ministry of Sound represents a whole culture," the 39 year-old said. "It would be like the closing of The Hacienda [13 years ago]."

So what's Chicane up to now? "Busy rehearsing and touring," was the reply. Apparently spending 8 months in the studio isn't as wonderful as it sounds and the man responsible for hits such as Saltwater and Don't Give Up can't wait to get stuck in to his busy tour schedule this year. Nick was quick to point out that he isn't a DJ and is in fact a producer and performer. You'll find him "surrounded by keyboards, laptops and all sorts of equipment," while the rest of his band provide support. "A mix of classic and new tunes with a blend of uplifting and melodic influences," will be on the menu for those of us lucky enough to see him.

Chicane's new single Come Back (released 26th April) has proved a huge hit and its YouTube video has been viewed almost 400,000 times within the last week! "It's all true," said Nick, referring to the video in which he revisits locations where he shared memories with his ex in an effort to win her back. A truly inspirational video - Watch it for yourself...

The big news is that a fresh new album is heading your way this April/May going by the name Giants. Want to hear it? Come along to The Gallery at Ministry of Sound this Friday the 9th to see Chicane performing his new (and no doubt) great new repertoire"

Click here to see the interview on Ministry Of Sound here

GuilFest 2010 - The Blackout, The Blockheads, 10CC and Level 42 Added To Line Up

LEVEL 42, 10cc, THE BLOCKHEADS, THE BLACKOUT have been added to this years GuilFest line up, which now looks like this;

Friday 16th July 2009

Saturday 17th July 2009
The Human League
N Dubz
Just Jack
Kid Creole & The Coconuts
The Blackout

Sunday 21st July 2009
Status Quo
Level 42
10 CC
The Blockheads
Chase and Status (DJ Set)

Award winning family festival GuilFest, now in it's 19th year, features a line up more vibrant and eclectic than ever before! Established legends are joined by rising stars as more names are added to the 3 day festival with camping, set in the idyllic grounds of Stoke Park, Guildford. Organisers are delighted to announce the latest additions to this year's line up are LEVEL 42, 10cc, The BLOCKHEADS and THE BLACKOUT, who join the already announced Orbital, The Human League, Status Quo, N – Dubz, Just Jack, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Hawkwind, Hadouken! and Chase and Status (DJ set).

Pop Rock and Jazz Funksters, Level 42 are confirmed to support Status Quo on the Main Stage at GuilFest 2010. Famed for their incredible musicianship, Level 42 took the 80s by storm with their brand of bass driven jazz funk that came from the underground soul scene of wedge hair cuts, pegged trousers, sharp shoes and soul patrols. They led a band of UK ‘funk and soul acts that for a time changed the face of the street scene in Britain , dovetailing with the start of the commercial New Romantic movement , Two Tone and the dying embers of punk. The bands chart record speaks for itself, with 6 of their 11 studio albums hitting the UK top ten, and a massive twenty UK top 40 singles – including classics such as “Something About You” and “Lessons In Love”. The bands live performances are world renowned, with lead vocalist and bass guitarist Mark King's distinctive audience grabbing vocal style and unique slap bass style. Level 42 will no doubt put on a fantastic show at their first ever performance in Stoke Park.

English Art Rockers, 10cc will be taking to the Main Stage at GuilFest 2010 for the first time on Sunday 18th July. A British Institution, since 1973 10cc have sold a whopping 15 million records in the UK and over 30 million worldwide, releasing 11 studio albums (5 of which hitting the UK top ten). The band are best known for their enormous hits “Things we do for love”, “Rubber Bullets”, “I'm not in love”, and reggae classic “Dreadlock Holiday” - The last three of these all hitting the Number 1 spot in the UK charts! GuilFest organisers are delighted to welcome this fantastic act to Stoke Park for the first time.

Traditional English eccentricity at its very best, punk-pop outfit The Blockheads will be performing on the Main Stage, also on Sunday 18th July. Since releasing their platinum selling album “New Boots and Panties” back in 1977 with the late Ian Drury, The Blockheads have been a regular feature of the UK charts with their own unique brand of satirical ska punk. A legendary live show that's sure not to disappoint, The Blockheads will be performing some of their greatest tunes such as “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick”, “Reasons to be Cheerful pt3” and seminal rock and roll anthem “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”. Having recorded with such legends as Sir Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams and Sinead O'Connor, and cited as a major influence by Jamie T and Lily Allen, the band have a true pedigree as a one of the greatest live bands the UK has ever produced. Don't miss them this year at GuilFest 2010.

The Blackout return to GuilFest to headline the ROCKSOUND Cave on Saturday 17th July 2010. The Post-hardcore rockers have toured the world since their their last appearance at the festival back in 2008, becoming one of only three unsigned bands ever to sell out the London Astoria and winning best Unsigned Band in the Kerrang Readers Polls of the same year. Since then, the band have signed to rock label Epitaph and achieved 2 number 1 singles in the UK rock and UK indie charts, with “Children of the Night” and “Save Our Selves”. This band are guaranteed to have the ROCKSOUND cave going nuts on Saturday night at GuilFest.

The already incredibly eclectic GuilFest line up will continue to grow over the coming months to a massive 200 bands performing across 7 music stages over the 3 days of the festival. As regular visitors will know however, GuilFest is not just about the music and throughout the site there is a plethora of activities and shows to keep you entertained all weekend. Also on the site you will find the eFestivals' Cosmic Comedy Tent, returning with a fantastic line up of side splitting comics, The Man In The Moon Theatre Tent, featuring performances from Burlesque Cabaret to Shakespeare, Brand New Ceroc Dance Tent, The 70s Disco, Farmer Giles Barn Dance, Unison Zone, Massive 150ft Beer Tent, Art & Craft Village, Calypso Cocktail Bar, Street Performers, Food Stalls from Around The World, Our amazing Kidzone and much, much more! Remember that the Guildford Spectrum Leisure Centre and Lido are right next door – Bring your swimming togs and cool off by the pool between bands, or simply go for a refreshing shower!

GuilFest – the award winning, quintessential English Family Festival. The perfect place to enjoy 3 sunny days of music, fun and laughter.

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Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Sugarscape on Fugative "teen hottie is the next big thing!"

"We first spoke about this lad back in August 09 so if you haven’t heard of Fugative we can forgive you, but only just.

Anyway, give it a few more weeks and not knowing this fitty’s name will get you accused of living under a rock.

The 15-year-old “hip pop” musician is on his way to taking the world by storm and has already worked with producers Younglord and 88 Keyz, who are responsible for some of Beyonce, Alicia Keys and Lady Gaga’s biggest hits.

How cool and catchy is that… and yes there may be a slight crush developing! If you liked the tune then it’s out on May 10 and for more info and to get tickets for his 16th birthday bash go on to

What do you make of Fugative? Could he be the British Beiber? Give us your thoughts here!"

Click here to see the feature and read almost 100 comments from Sugarscape readers!

Thursday, 1 April 2010

The Sun Exclusive : Fugative "Crush"

The Sun Online get the world exclusive first play of Fugative's "Crush" video - now available on YouTube;

"As teen JUSTIN BIEBER celebrates a chart-topping album in the US, we have a world exclusive from a brand new, homegrown, teen sensation. Sixteen-year-old FUGATIVE, from South London, has been building up a fan base on the underground scene which helped his debut single It's Summertime stay in the urban chart top five for an incredible 17 weeks.

His new single, Crush, is released on May 10 and we have got our hands on the full video. The hip-pop artist, whose real name is HARRY BYART, has teamed up with US heavyweight YOUNGLORD, who has been behind hits for P.DIDDY, BEYONCE, MARIAH CAREY and MARY J BLIGE. And the video sees the lad behaving like a typical teen and finding romance at the funfair."