Glasvegas

  1. Who's Who On The Mercury Prize 2009 Shortlist

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Bat for Lashes - "Two Suns" (Parlophone/EMI) "Two Suns" is the second album from alt-folk act Bat for Lashes, the brainchild of singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Natasha Khan. According to the Official Charts Co (OCC) ...

  2. Florence, Kasabian Lead Mercury Prize List

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rock acts Florence & The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as the bookmakers' favorites for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s album of the year award. The two acts were quoted at odds of 5/1 by leading U.K. bookmaker ...

  3. Fleet Foxes Up For Three Mojo Honors

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Seattle folk-rock act Fleet Foxes has been nominated for three awards at the 2009 Mojo Honours List. The band is up for album of the year (for "Fleet Foxes," issued by Sub Pop in the U.S. and Bella Union in Europe), best live act and son ...

  4. Radiohead, Monkeys, Kings To Headline Reading/Leeds

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon have been confirmed as the headline acts at the U.K.'s twinned Reading and Leeds Festivals. The festivals will held at Little Johns Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds, over England’s August Bank ...

  5. U.K.’s AMG Adds Glasgow Venue

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London-based venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) has increased its portfolio of venues to 13 with the acquisition for an undisclosed sum of the former cinema, ABC Glasgow. AMG has taken a majority stake in the ABC, previously operated as a co ...

  6. Lily Allen Joins Spanish Fest Line-Up

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop singer Lily Allen, Scottish alt-rock act Glasvegas, reformed British post-punk band Magazine and indie-pop act Mystery Jets have been added to the line-up of the four-day FIB (Festival Internacional de Benicàssim) Heineken 09 summer festi ...

  7. U2 Unveils 18 Stadium Shows

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 and Live Nation have confirmed the first tranche of stadium dates on the band's global "360°" tour. As first revealed on Billboard.biz on Friday (March 6), the tour, produced by Live Nation Global Touring and sponsored by "s ...

  8. Blur, Oasis Steal The Show At NME Awards

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nearly 15 years after they first locked horns, British rock rivals Oasis and Blur once again stole the show at the 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards, held at London's O2 Academy Brixton in the U.K. Oasis was crowned best British band although the de ...

  9. Glasvegas Debut Wins New Music Award

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. radio network Xfm has awarded alt-rock act Glasvegas its New Music Award. The award from the taste-making modern rock station for the band's self-titled debut, released by Columbia, was based on the votes of a judging panel. Judges inclu ...

  10. Liverpool SoundCity Returns, Offers Free Festival Slots

    January 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Music festival and conference, Liverpool SoundCity will return to the "European Capital of Culture" May 20 - 23 and is offering artists the chance to apply for the festival at no cost until Jan. 30. SoundCity made its debut in May 2008, ...

  11. Rhapsody Ads Tap Up and Coming Artists

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rhapsody, the online music service whose ads in the past have raised the profiles of The Cool Kids and Sara Bareilles, today launched a campaign with four up and coming artists. The spots, by New York ad agency Droga5, use the music of Erin McCarl ...

  12. Glasvegas Headlines NME Awards Tour

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. music publication NME has announced Scottish rockers Glasvegas as the headline act on its 2009 NME Awards Tour. The tour, which begins Jan. 29 at Liverpool University, will also feature rising U.K. acts Friendly Fires, White Lies and Florence ...

  13. U.K. Underage Fest Set To Go International

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Underage Festival, staged in London's Victoria Park in August for 14 to 18-year-olds only, is set to expand with an international presence. Investment firm Ingenious Media co-promoted the one-day Underage Festival and the Field Day festiv ...

  14. Oasis To Close Electric Proms Fest

    September 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Oasis has been confirmed to play the final night of the BBC Electric Proms at London Roundhouse on Oct. 26. The band will be accompanied by the 50-piece Crouch End Festival Chorus for the closing show of the five-day festival, which ...

  15. Metallica Leak Spurs Early Release

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Retailers in the United Kingdom have been selling Metallica's highly anticipated new album, "Death Magnetic" (Vertigo) ahead of its official release today, it has emerged. The label made the decision to allow early physical sales af ...