Låpsley wins the Women In Music New Artist award 2016

Holly Fletcher, aka Låpsley, won the first ever PRS For Music Foundation New Artist Award at the Music Week Women In Music Awards 2016. Låpsley sent an acceptance speech via a recorded video message from the States where she’s on tour.

The award aims to encourage more women to embrace a career in music whilst celebrating the achievements of this new generation who will become the role models of the future. An independent judging panel chose Låpsley as the winner.

The music industry gathered at London’s Royal Garden Hotel on Friday (November 11th) to celebrate the work and achievements of some of the most influential women in music across a range of categories.

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ITB artists win Classic Rock Roll of Honour 2016

Def Leppard and Richie Sambora triumphed at the annual Classic Rock Magazine Roll of Honour 2016 this evening, held for the first time in Japan.

  • Album of the Year – Def Leppard for Def Leppard (fan voted)
  • Classic Songwriter – Richie Sambora

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Tom Petty named MusiCares Person of the Year 2017

As announced in September, American rocker Tom Petty will be honoured as the 2017 MusiCares Person of the Year next February.

The award is in recognition of his significant creative accomplishments, his career-long interest in defending artists’ rights, and the charitable work he has undertaken, which has notably focused on the homeless population in Los Angeles.

The eighteen-time nominated and three-time Grammy Award winner is widely recognised by a younger generation of musicians as an example of what an engaged artist can accomplish in his field and beyond.

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Ward Thomas announce UK spring 2017 tour

Record breakers and chart toppers Ward Thomas have announced a 22 date UK for spring 2017, including their biggest headline show to date at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on May 10th. Tickets on sale 9am November 11th. All dates and info here.

22 year old twins Catherine and Lizzy made history with their stunning sophomore album Cartwheels, when it reached the top spot in the UK album charts by becoming the first ever UK country artist to achieve the feat.

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Blink-182 announce UK summer 2017 arena tour

Fresh from the success of their recently released No.1 UK and US album California, Blink-182, the punk pop favourites of a generation, have confirmed a huge UK tour in July 2017. The tour will kick off in Cardiff on 3rd July and includes a date at London’s O2 Arena on July 19th 2017.

This will be the band’s first UK tour since headlining Reading & Leeds Festival in 2014.

The band has previously announced a selection of 2017 European summer festival dates as well as a headline show in Rotterdam as a precursor to the UK dates. All European and UK dates and info here; UK and Rotterdam tickets will go on sale on Friday 11th November at 9am.

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Formation announce debut album and UK/EU tour

Just after having toured as guests to Jagwar Ma, South London brothers Formation, aka Will and Matt Ritson, announce the release of their debut album Look At The Powerful People on the 3rd March 2017.

The first single, Powerful People, will be out on the 16th December. Will Ritson describes it as “a call to the masses from an alienated young man who is seeing all the people in the same situation as myself – the outsiders , the lost and the hopeless. It’s about wanting to unite all these people and encourage ourselves towards something better with a positive outlook.”

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To coincide with the release of the album, Formation will be touring the U.K. and Europe in March and April, starting on the 20th March in Brighton and ending in Milan, Italy, on the 5th April. The tour includes a very special show at London’s XOYO on the 21st March.

All tour dates and info are available here.

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Lower Than Atlantis announce new album

Lower Than Atlantis will release their fifth album, Safe In Sound, on 3rd February 2017 via Easy Life Records/Red Essential.

‘Dumb’, their latest track from the album, was featured as BBC Radio 1 Rock Show’s Dan P Carter’s ‘Rockest Record‘ on Sunday. Watch the special 360° video here.

Safe In Sound follows on from the band’s most successful album to date, 2014’s Lower Than Atlantis, which saw them achieve sell out tours globally and position the band at the forefront of UK rock music.

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