One Lady Owner, recent Creation signings who played at the NME Premier Shows tour next month, visiting Leicester Princess Charlotte (February 7) Wolverhampton Varsity (8) Bristol Fleece & Firkin (9) Manchester Roadhouse (10) Sheffield Boardwalk (12) Leeds Joseph’s Well (13) Glasgow King Tut’s (14).
THE DUST BROTHERS are to write the soundtrack for new film The Fight Club, by Seven director David Fincher. Last year, the pair produced the soundtrack for Orgazmo, the comedy movie by South Park‘s Trey Parker and Matt Stone. The Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Helena Bonham Carter and Meat Loaf, is out later this year.
DOT ALLISON, former One Dove diva plays at London King’s Cross Water Rats (February 9) Manchester University (11)Glasgow G2 (12).
LUKE SUTHERLAND, formerly of Long Fin Killie, part-time Mogwai violinist and Whitbread-nominated author for his debut novel Jelly Roll, releases his debut album ‘Blush’ with new band Bows on May 3 through through Too Pure.
JULIAN COPE‘s spoken word shows visit Leeds Irish Centre (March 2) Sheffield Leadmill (3) Milton Keynes Stables Theatre (4) Brighton Sallis Benny Theatre (5) Cambridge Junction (7) Liverpool Everyman Theatre (8) Birmingham Glee Club (9) Gloucester Guildhall Arts Centre (11) Bristol Watershed (12) Manchester Dancehouse Theatre (14) Aberdeen Lemon Tree (15) Glasgow Arches (16).
SMOG release a new album, ‘Knock Knock’, on February 1 through Domino. The ten-track album is the follow-up to 1997’s ‘Red Apple Falls’. Smog plan to release a single, ‘Held’, and plan a full UK tour in April.
RACHEL STAMP star as themselves in the forthcoming new Mel Gibson-produced UK movie Greenwich Mean Time which is out this August. The band, who play a one-off gig at London Camden Falcon on January 16 and release a new single ‘I Wanna Be Your Doll’ in March, star in the film performing two songs onboard the Cutty Sark, in Greenwich, London.
NO DOUBT start work on their third album in February with Alanis Morissette‘s producer Glen Ballard. The band also plan to record a song for an as-yet-unnamed movie soundtrack. The band’s last album, ‘Tragic Kingdom’, was released in 1995.
CHA CHA COHEN plays Bristol Louisiana (February 5) Newport TJs (6) Leicester Charlotte (9) Oxford Point (10) Leeds Joseph’s Well (11) Glasgow King Tut’s (12) Edinburgh Cas Rock (13) Aberdeen Pelican (14) Newcastle Arts Centre (15) York Fibbers (16) Liverpool Lomax (17) London Charing Cross Borderline (19) Brighton Sussex Arts Club (20) London Highbury Garage(26).