All posts by Nils van der Linden

OMD facing the consequences at Roundhouse

OMD, who are currently in the throes of an 18-date UK and Eire tour that includes a stop at Roundhouse on 13 November, have shared the video for their latest single,

‘What We Have Done’ is the third 12-inch to be released from the duo’s 13th studio album, ‘The Punishment Of Luxury’, which entered the UK Album Chart at #4 in September.

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The Tubes: living up to their reputation

Fee Waybill is a storyteller, and not just through his lyrics, on-stage banter, or the multiple characters he inhabits during a show. Even in an interview situation, The Tubes singer is an enthusiastic and engaging conversationalist. With each question typically sparking a free-flowing five-minute reply, over the course of five questions he covers everything from volcanoes, drugs, and headlining Roskilde, to touring the UK with Alice Cooper and writing songs with Richard Marx.

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Leif Vollebekk learns to let go

Since releasing his latest album ‘Twin Solitude’ in February, Leif Vollebekk has toured the UK twice, supporting Gregory Alan Isakov and Margaret Glaspy. Next month he returns for a series of headlining shows, including a performance at Moth Club on 21 November.

Ahead of his return, the Canadian multi-instrumentalist tells us about mesmerising audiences, Neil Young’s greatest record, relinquishing control to the songwriting process, Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, teaching people new words, and his “terrible Lancaster accent”.

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Johanna Glaza crafts ‘Wild Sculptures’

Johanna Glaza, the Lithuanian born London-based artist who’s put her unique spin on folk music, has just released her debut solo LP, ‘Wild Sculptures’.

She tells us about walking the edge between raw and beautiful, the continued influence of Bach’s organ music, unlocking emotions through symbols, learning to play the piano, and finding her own voice.

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The LaFontaines share ‘Common Problem’ at Boston Music Room

The LaFontaines are back on tour in November.

The Scottish band, featuring singer Kerr Okan, guitarist Iain Findlay, guitarist/keyboard player Darren McCaughey, bassist John Gerard, and drummer Jamie Keenan will be hitting the road in support of their new album ‘Common Problem’.

The follow-up to their 2015 debut LP ‘Class’ is released on 27 October and the group’s tour reaches London’s Boston Music Room on 21 November.

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Husky Loops taking ‘EP2’ on the road

Husky Loops, who’ve just released ‘EP2’, are about to tour and tour and tour.

This month the band are supporting Placebo and playing shows with Superfood and Tigerclub; next month is a full headline tour across the UK, including a show at The Lexington on 17 November.

The trio have previously played support slots for the likes of The Kills and Sunflower Bean.

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