Muse are the first band confirmed for this years Teenage Cancer Trust shows which will take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall over four nights in April. The band will headline the final night on Saturday 12th April. Acts for the preceding three nights are yet to be confirmed.
Muse have recently been confirmed to headline the V Festival which takes place in Chelmsford and Stafford in August.
Founded in 2000 the Teenage Cancer trust, the brainchild of Roger Daltrey of The Who have a reputation for attracting some big names in the music industry, Paul Weller, Noel Gallagher and Kasbian among those performing at last years event.
The full line up for the event is due to be announced on 21st February, with tickets going on sale on the 22nd.
Muse will headline both legs of the 2008 V Festival it has been announced.
The Devon trio will follow in the footsteps of Radiohead, Foo Fighters and the Killers by headlining at both Chelmsford and Stafford. The events take place on 16 August at Chelmsford and 17 August at Stafford.
Other acts for both events are still to be named.
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have announced an additional date to their forthcoming UK tour, adding an extra night at the Hammersmith Apollo in London. The show has been added after the first night was sold out within 24 hours.
The band will now perform consecutive nights at the Apollo on May 7 and 8.
These shows will follow gigs at Dublin Castle on May 3, Glasgow Academy May 4, and Birmingham Academy May 5.
The Seeds new album Dig!!!, Lazarus Dig!!! will be released on March 3, while the single of the same name is released this month on February 18.
Do You Like Rock Music? is the third album from the British Sea Power. The album is out now in the UK & Europe and is scheduled for an American release on 12th February.
The album is powerful and possible my favourite from the band so far. It includes the singles Waving Flags and No Lucifer; and for those not familiar with the British Sea Power then I would suggest the music can be either powerful alternative guitar rock or softer more sing-a-long intelligent alternative pop music, at times soft and beautiful.
The husky vocals of enigmatically named Yan are very reminiscent of Richard Butler of The Psychedleic Furs. The anthemic power, beauty and angst of tracks like Waving Flags and Great Skua are very reminiscent of the wonderful Arcade Fire. Make up your own mind. Watch the Waving Flags video by British Sea Power.
British Sea Power come from northern England but now reside in Brighton, on the English south coast; and with Do You Like Rock Music? have released my favourite album of 2008 – so far!
Do You Like Rock Music? tracklist
- “All In It” – 2:11
- “Lights Out for Darker Skies” – 6:36
- “No Lucifer” – 3:27
- “Waving Flags” – 4:07
- “Canvey Island” – 3:41
- “Down on the Ground” – 4:23
- “A Trip Out” – 3:16
- “The Great Skua” – 4:35
- “Atom” – 5:38
- “No Need to Cry” – 3:43
- “Open the Door” – 4:56
- “We Close Our Eyes” – 8:04