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Ben Howard

Ben Howard

First published in Music News

BEN HOWARD

A SOLD-out audience at Southampton Guildhall on Monday will be treated to a first listen to some of the new material on Ben Howard’s hotly-anticipated new EP.

The Burgh Island EP, set for release on December 10, is the follow up to Ben’s platinumselling, Mercury Music Prize nominated debut album, Every Kingdom.

Since its release back in October 2011, Ben has kept himself firmly routed to the motorways and freeways of each corner of the globe.

A gruelling schedule of relentless touring across the UK, Europe, America and Australia also included a number of festival spots, including a spectacular show at September’s Bestival on the Isle of Wight.

KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN

HIDDEN People is an apt title for the latest long-anticipated debut CD from husband-and-wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman.

They have been lynchpins of the UK's burgeoning folk-acoustic revival over the last two decades working with other artists, but are now winning critical praise in their own right.

They play Hanger Farm Arts Centre in Totton tonight and give audiences a chance to hear their new material.

Now, at last, it's their turn to burst out from the shadows of their siblings and former musical partners to make a big noise in their own right.

This bold and superbly – crafted album includes eight self-penned songs, one traditional arrangement and a poignant cover version.

THE CORONAS

IRELAND has been home to some of the most influential artists and Dublin band The Coronas are no exception.

This platinum-selling four-piece have established themselves as the current biggest-selling independent group in Ireland and are excited to be heading back to the UK for their autumn tour, taking in The Joiners in Southampton tomorrow night.

After going down a storm at Bestival in the summer, the hard-working band are back on the road again.

The band have shared the stage with some of music’s most influential acts such as Paul McCartney, Pink and ongoing supporters The Script.

With a string of awards under their belt, The Coronas platinum-selling 2009 album To ny Was An Ex-Con won the guys a prestigious Meteor Award for album of the year beating the likes of U2, The Script and Snow Patrol.

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