Midlake announce November London date

FFS has been swooning at Midlake’s recently-released third album The Courage of Others ALL DAY, so what a good time for the news to come that the Texans will come back to the UK in November to play the Roundhouse.

The 5-piece play a quick UK tour this month with sold out shows in Bristol, Manchester and London. There are still tickets left for their Glasgow and Birmingham shows (on 15th and 16th February, both £15), so if you live in one of those places, GET YOUR SKATES ON.

Tickets for the November Roundhouse gig are £19.50 and go on sale at 9am on Friday 5th from Live Nation.

Brian’s Mixtape #20: The Big Freeze

Brr… it’s cold. Being a sensible sort of chap, Brian’s not going outside until all this horrid weather is over. You might think it’s better for owls, what with their ability to fly and all, but our poor mixtape maker faces the daily threat of having his wings frozen together and falling from the sky. Plop. Quite apart from being sore, it’d be awfully undignified, and Brian has a reputation to protect.

Instead he’s going to stay in with a delicious bowl of mouse soup and listen to the lovely tunes he’s cobbled together. Some about the cold and a couple that are just songs he’s discovered and loves.