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where’s the gigs: beth orton, goldfrapp and more

Beth Orton has announced a one-off date with The Magic Numbers at London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall where she will play the whole of her debut album, Trailer Park, for the first time ever. The gig is part of a series of shows celebrating 18 years of the Heavenly Recordings label, and also to celebrate the expanded reissue of Orton’s 1996 album complete with a bonus disc of B-sides. Tickets cost £20 and go on sale to the general public tomorrow, but Southbank Centre members can buy them now. Other artists taking part in the series include Saint Etienne, Dot Allison and recent signing Jaymay.

12/09 Doves, Cherry Ghost + guests, Royal Festival Hall
13/09 The Magic Numbers, Beth Orton + guests, Queen Elizabeth Hall
13/09 Edwyn Collins, The Rocking Birds + Loose Salute, Purcell Room
14/09 Saint Etienne, Little Ones + Dot Allison, Queen Elizabeth Hall
14/09 Nada Surf, Jaymay + Dr Robert, Purcell Room 

Trailer Park: Legacy Edition bonus disc
01 Safety
02 It’s Not The Spotlight
03 Galaxy of Emptiness [live]
04 Pedestal
05 Touch Me With Your Love [instrumental]
06 It’s This I Am Find
07 Bullet
08 Best Bit [early version]
09 Best Bit
10 Skimming Stone
11 Dolphins [feat. Terry Callier]
12 Lean On Me [feat. Terry Callier]
13 I Love How You Love Me

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where’s the gigs: gemma hayes, santogold and more

Gemma Hayes has announced a very special show at London’s Union Chapel in early September as part of a 10-date jaunt around the country in support of her most recent album, The Hollow Of Morning. First, though, she’s putting in an appearance at Electric Picnic, Ireland’s premier summer festival, on August 31st. Hayes is always brilliant live, if patchy on record, so expect great things if you happen to find yourselves at any of these venues:

01/09 The Yard, Wexford
02/09 The Yard, Wexford
04/09 Fat Fox, Portsmouth
05/09 Marquee, Hertford
07/09 Arts Centre, Norwich
08/09 Union Chapel, London
09/09 Glee Club, Birmingham
10/09 Jericho Tavern, Oxford
12/09 Louisiana, Bristol

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The irresistible Santogold hits the festival trail next month, with an additional headline show at Koko in support of new single, ‘Lights Out’, released on August 4th through Lizard King/Atlantic. See her here:

19/08 Fringe Festival, Edinburgh
23/08 Carling Festival, Reading
24/08 Carling Festival, Leeds
29/08 Surfstock, Cornwall
20/08 Electric Picnic, Stradbally
31/08 Hydro Connect Festival, Argyll
03/09 Koko, London
05/09 Bestival, Isle Of Wight
06/09 Becks Fusion Festival, Manchester

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Also next month, Clare & The Reasons bring their gorgeous cinematic pop to the UK on a 15-date tour beginning at the Edinburge Fringe Festival and ending at the End Of The Road Festival in September.

25/08 Club Voltaire, Edinburgh
28/08 Café Drummonds, Aberdeen
29/08 Madhatters, Inverness
30/08 Hydro Connect Festial, Argyll
31/08 Fat Sams, Dundee
02/09 King Tuts, Glasgow
03/09 The Duchess, York
04/09 Night & Day, Manchester
05/09 Glee Club, Birmingham
06/09 Bodega Social Club, Nottingham
08/09 Arts Centre, Norwich
09/09 Borderline, London
10/09 Louisiana, Bristol
11/09 Bullington, Oxford
12/09 End Of The Road Festival, Dorset

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Relentless tourers Chrome Hoof have lined up a special performance at Dingwalls in Camden amidst a string of festival dates. Move your feet to some galactic funk here:

12/07 T In The Park, Kinross
13/07 Optimo Club, Glasgow
07/08 Dingwalls, London
08/08 At Home By The Sea Fest, Brighton
30/08 Offset Festival, Hainault Forest Country Park

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Theatrical misfit Emilie Autumn returns to the UK in October for a four-date tour in support of her latest book, ‘The Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls’, due out in November. Indulge your gothic fantasies at the following venues:

02/10 Academy, Manchester
03/10 Barfly, Birmingham
04/10 The Marlboro, Ilfracombe
05/10 Islington Academy, London

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Alan Pedder



where’s the gigs: annie, nina nastasia, ting tings, rose kemp
July 2, 2008, 10:22 pm
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We talked about her earlier. Watch Annie give the Swedes a run for their money at these London dates:

03/07 O2 Wireless Festival, Hyde Park
04/07 Proud Galleries, Camden Town
10/07 Cargo, Shoreditch
21/07 Koko, Camden Town

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We originally thought she was just going to play a couple of festival dates and toddle off back to New York but, no, it seems the lovely Nina Nastasia is gracing us with a full 10-date tour calling at the following venues:

25/07 Galway Arts Festival, Galway
26/07 Crawdaddy, Dublin
27/07 Cyprus Ave., Cork
01/08 Big Chill Festival, Herefordshire
02/08 Day At The Races, Manchester
03/08 Stereo, Glasgow
04/08 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
08/08 Summer Sundae, Leicester
13/08 Roundhouse, London
16/08 Green Man Festival, Hay-on-Wye

Support for the Roundhouse date comes from six-man goth-country outfit O’Death. See you there!

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Kicking off in September, The Ting Tings embark on a 15-date jaunt around the nation in support of their chart-topping album We Started Nothing. Yes, that is its name. Tickets go on general sale on Friday.

20/09 Academy, Liverpool
21/09 Barrowlands, Glasgow
23/09 Academy, Newcastle
24/09 Rock City, Nottingham
25/09 Guildhall, Southampton
26/09 Academy, Sheffield
28/09 UEA, Norwich
29/09 Engine Shed, Lincoln
30/09 University, Leicester
02/10 Academy, Manchester
04/10 Academy, Birmingham
05/10 University Great Hall, Cardiff
07/10 Academy, Bristol
08/10 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
09/10 Forum, London

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Also in September, the volatile Rose Kemp heads out a mini-tour of the UK in support of her third album, Unholy Majesty, due for release on the first of the month. Pre-order the album here. More dates to be announced.

12/09 Voodoo Lounge, Plymouth
13/09 The Cooler, Bristol
21/09 The End, Newcastle
22/09 Barfly, Glasgow

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Alan Pedder