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  1. We may not even be halfway through summer yet, but in the world of music festivals plans have already moved ahead to autumn.

    Incoming today is the first wave of acts announced for Lincoln's 2Q Festival. Returning for its third edition on Saturday November 9, Mystery Jets top the diverse line-up of artists revealed.

    The Futureheads, The Blinders, JAWS, VANT, Spector, The Pale White, Working Men's Club, Heavy Lungs, Orchards and Calva Louise are also amongst the 90+ acts who will be joining them on multiple stages across Lincoln.

    ACTS ANNOUNCED TODAY:

    Mystery Jets, The Futureheads, The Blinders, JAWS, VANT, Spector, Cassia, The Pale White, Working Men's Club, Heavy Lungs, Saint Agnes, Do Nothing, Orchards, Calva Louise, Honey Lung, Alice Jemima, Deco, Liines, Spoort, The Honeymoon Suite, Kings & Bears, Sam Varlow, Serena Joy, The Ultraviolet, The Wildflowers, Undercover Tide, Vigilantes

    More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.

    Tier 1 tickets are £25 +£2.50 booking fee per ticket. For further details, hit the website here.




  2. Directed by Hugh Mulhern, Fontaines D.C. are back with their new video to accompany 'Sha Sha Sha'.

    The track, produced by Dan Carey and taken from the Dublin band's acclaimed debut album 'Dogrel', which was released in April.

    The clip is a surreal, colourful trip with circus acts, and the band themsrlves clad in masks. Frontman Grian Chatten sporting an extended Pinocchio nose.

    Watch above.




  3. Words: Sam Geary 

    There's a new Two Door Cinema Club track out.

    It's titled 'Once', and it's a bit of a synth-pop banger that is another pre-release taster of their imminent new album 'False Alarm', which is out this Friday, June 21.

    “The phrase ‘once in a lifetime’ came out in conversation and I started questioning what does that mean anymore?"  explains frontman Alex Trimble.

    "When everything is captured on a camera or viewed through a screen, and if you can watch it a million times over, is it once in a lifetime?... There’s also this idea that you are a product, everyone’s building their brand.”



    You can also check out their BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge session which they did yesterday, covering Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy'.



    Live dates

    JUNE

    20 Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
    22 Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
    24 Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh
    25 Fat Sams, Dundee




  4. Cardiff's multi-venue autumn Sŵn Festival has revealed more names for its October bill.

    The Murder Capital, Just Mustard, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Egyptian Blue, Working Men's Club and Squid are amongst the 35 artists revealed for the festival, which takes place between October 18 - 20.

    New names added:

    Alien Tango, Campfire Social, County Line Runner, Dehd, Denuo, Eädyth, Egyptian Blue, Elis Derby, Far Caspian, Francis Lung, Gaffa Tape Sandy, Jerskin Fendrix, Just Mustard, Katy J Pearson, Kim Hon, Melin Melyn, Pagan Wanderer Lu, Big Joanie, Charlotte Adigery, Chastity Belt, Fatherson, Rosie Lowe, She Makes War, Sick Joy, Silverbacks, Skating Polly, Social Contract, Squid, Swimming Tapes, The Claque, The Murder Capital, Tom Ravenscroft (DJ Set), Working Men's Club, Ynys, Zooni.

    They will join previously announced acts such as Flamingods, Heavy Lungs, Bloxx, The Howl and The Hum, Pigs x7, Easy Life, Porridge, Sick Joy, Thyla and Nilüfer Yanya.

    Tickets and further information, click here




  5. Words: Sam Geary 

    Shot and edited themselves, Glass Peaks share the visuals for latest single ‘Traffic’.

    The band teamed up with sculptor and artist Amy Rose Barnes, in a time lapse clip, which sees Barnes create her own visual interpretation of the song, with the only brief given was the song itself and the single artwork that was created by the band’s guitarist, Jake Cox.

    “I wrote the lyrics for 'Traffic' in order to address my own mental health and wellbeing," says lead vocalist/bassist Alfie Jefferies. "It's something I struggle with on a day-to-day basis. It's only through opening up and talking about it that I've been able to manage my mental health more confidently and identify when I need to take a step back and give myself some time and space - 'Traffic' is about that.

    "It's about talking, realising you're not on your own and taking a brave step to address any anxieties, issues and worries etc without fear of judgement or failure. It's easier said than done, and I know I still have my moments of wanting to run away from my problems, bury my head in the sand and find the quickest possible exit. It's tough, but with conversation - and in my case - music; it has become far more manageable. I'm hanging in there and taking it one day at a time with the support of the band, family and friends.”



    Live dates

    JUNE
    20 Head Of Steam NEWCASTLE
    21 The Victoria BIRMINGHAM

    JULY
    20  Pennfest  BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
    21 Tramlines SHEFFIELD
    27 The Amersham Arms LONDON