MBC Newsletter June 10th A Rainy Day In London Edition

Congratulations to Neil Hannon who’s magnificent new Divine Comedy album ‘Office Politics’ has garnered nothing but 4* reviews. Lovely to see him on BBC Breakfast this morning. And even lovelier to see ‘Office Politics’ sitting top 5 in the midweek album charts.

Another round of applause to Elvis Costello, not just cause his beloved Liverpool FC won the Champions League, but because he was awarded an OBE on the weekend in the Queen’s honors list.
A big week for that other Queen, as Madonna’s acclaimed new album ‘Madame X’ is out this Friday. She guests on Graham Norton that night too. Can’t wait for her 15 night run at London’s Palladium early 2020.

How nice it is to have, Keane back! They announced their eagerly anticipated new album ‘Cause and Effect’ (out Sept 20) last Friday and a big autumn UK tour. First single ‘The Way I Feel’ is splendid, classic pop. Catch them this weekend at IOW and next month as special guest to Robbie Williams at BST Hyde Park and at Cornbury.

Last Wednesday Serge Pizzorno (aka The S.L.P.) previewed insanely good tracks from his forthcoming solo project and chatted to pal Noel Fielding about its inception. More news from Serge later this month.

Lewis Capaldi‘s reign at the top of the charts continues! ‘Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent’ has reached its third week at Number 1 being certified gold already with over a 100,000 sales. He is an unstoppable force. Next stop, Glastonbury!

Scotland’s finest, the Snuts, just announced a headline tour for later this year including a London show at the Scala. Reaction to their explosive debut single ‘All Your Friends’ has been sensational.

Also paying a visit to the Scala is Mark Ronson on June 25th, following the release of his acclaimed forthcoming album ‘Late Night Feelings’ – expect a few Glastonbury bound guests to join him that night.

Rickie Lee Jones dropped the politically charged video for her track ‘Nagasaki’ on Friday. Watch HERE the tracks comes ahe
ad of her new album ‘Kicks’, out June 28th. She will also be gracing the stage of Glastonbury Festival this month.

Following a mesmerizing show at London’s Union Chapel in April, Ryan Bingham returns to the UK for a short run of headline shows, including The Garage in London on June 21st and a slot at the coveted Black Deer Festival. 

Dido just finished the European leg of her ‘Still On My Mind’ tour, her first for 15 years and the Roundhouse show was a sonically charged night of wonderful sounds old and new. She tours the US next month and is back on UK soil for more shows later this year.

Jack Savoretti finished his UK tour with a triumphant show at Wembley Arena.

This week we welcome Cage the Elephant to the UK playing 3 shows including London’s Heaven this Friday night before going IOW over the weekend.

Next week the mighty men of Metallica bring their stadium show to the Etihad on the 18th and Twickenham on the 20th. There’s also the small matter of the Kerrang Awards on the 19th June.

And finally we’d like to give a hugely warm welcome to City And Colour (aka Dallas Green) as he joins the MBC roster. We are delighted to share his first new music in four years with the stunning ‘Astronaut’ 
(listen here), as he takes a break from his legendary punk band Alexisonfire, and sets his sights on releasing a sixth studio album later this year.

In the meantime stay dry!!!!!!!