An UnLimited Media Bulletin
Monday 20 January 2014

 
TODAY'S TOP STORY: Popular torrent site KickassTorrents is the latest file-sharing service to be the subject of a web-block injunction in Ireland. As previously reported, the Kickass site was added to the big bad web-block list in the UK last February after the British major record companies got a court injunction forcing most internet service providers to block access to any domains used by the service. Meanwhile the Irish record... [READ MORE]
 
TODAY'S APPROVED: Hailing from Helsinki, where he is still - says every fact sheet on him ever - paid to drive trams part-time, Jaakko Eino Kalevi released his 'Dreamzone' EP via Domino's Weird World, late to the 2013 party, at last year's end. Voyaging off first with 'Memories', which blushes with a pink, prom-ish kitschness, the four-track's glacial narrative drift slips into the low-lit disco of 'Uu Uu Uu', sneaking a bassline... [READ MORE]
TOP STORIES CMU Insights launches evening seminars on music rights
Irish ISPs block Kickass
Baboom to launch today with Dotcom album preview
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DEALS Kobalt announces new neighbouring rights signees
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LABELS & PUBLISHERS Music Sales Group buys Éditions Alphonse Leduc
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LIVE BUSINESS Live Nation launches Ticketmaster Belgium
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DIGITAL & D2F SERVICES Sony streaming service announces alliance with gig listing app
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MEDIA Bauer to revamp evening show on local stations
TotalRock Radio returns
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ARTIST NEWS UB40 founding trio recording new material
Niall Horan recovering from knee surgery
Metallica can't think of any more reasons not to record another album
Interpol working on new album, deny split rumours
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RELEASES Sharon Van Etten, Lykke Li LPs incoming
Little Mix cover Word Up for BBC Sport Relief
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GIGS & FESTIVALS Miley to dump junk on Bangerz tour fans
Pusha T solo for now, announces London show
Festival line-up update: Rock Werchter, Handmade and Redfest
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AND FINALLY... Dappy hit with nose job rumours
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COOKING VINYL - INTERNATIONAL MANAGER
Cooking Vinyl are looking for an International Manager to support our busy International department. We have a diverse roster including The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Gary Numan, Billy Bragg, The Pretty Reckless, Skindred, Embrace and Suzanne Vega. You will need to have at least one years' experience of working international campaigns, as you will be expected to plan and implement artist campaigns on your own. This includes promotional campaigns, sales and marketing co-ordination, stock control and reporting.

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DWL - FREELANCE PR OFFICER
Leading music PR and artist management company DWL is looking for a press officer to work on our current artist campaigns for 7-8 weeks, starting ASAP. With a minimum of one year experience in music related PR, suitable candidates will have experience pitching features, placing reviews, dealing with both print and online outlets and have an understanding of digital and social media. Salary depending on experience.

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AUTHORITY COMMUNICATIONS - WEBSITE EDITOR
Authority Communications Ltd is looking for a Website Editor to manage websites, mailing lists and social media platforms for our roster of global music clients. You will have 2-3 years of industry experience, the ability to deliver compelling copy to tight deadlines, a good working knowledge of HTML and Photoshop and an intimate familiarity with social networking platforms of all kinds.

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DOMINO RECORDING CO LTD - INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANT
Domino Recording Co Ltd is seeking an International Assistant to be part of the Domino International Team, supporting all work across campaigns. The role requires good organizational and computer skills including some experience in these areas: collecting sales figures, servicing digital music and videos, providing marketing tools and merchandising to the territories and assisting on some aspects of international promotions.

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[PIAS] Artist & Label Services has one of the most experienced label management teams in the business. We are looking to add to the team and bring in a new label manager to work alongside us in supporting the broad range of labels with whom we work.

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GET INVOLVED - PR/MEDIA SPECIALIST
Leading event marketing agency/festival promoter Get Involved is looking for an experienced national PR Officer to work across live events, festivals and consumer brands.

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PRS FOR MUSIC - INTERNATIONAL ANALYST (BUSINESS AFFAIRS)
PRS for Music is looking for an Analyst to support the International Business Affairs team’s objectives of revenue growth, increased market penetration and the maintenance of good relations with overseas affiliates.

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OFFICIAL CHARTS COMPANY - CONTENT & MARKETING ASSISTANT
The Official Charts Company is expanding: Do you know your Miley from your Kylie and have a passion for writing, content marketing, social media? Then read on!

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DISCIPLE MEDIA - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE
Disciple Media is looking for a business development executive. Your job will be to identify musicians who will thrive on our mobile platform and manage the sales pipeline.

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DIGITAL PROJECT COORDINATOR
Are you familiar with the digital music world? Can you build and maintain websites and social media destinations? Would you like to put your knowledge and skills into practice at one of the UK’s leading independent record labels, working on an incredible array of catalogue, and some exciting new release campaigns?

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SNAPPER MUSIC - PRESS & PROMOTIONS COORDINATOR
Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Director you will be responsible for planning and coordinating all press and PR, working across all forms of media. Being the main contact, you will take full ownership for this area and use your initiative to maximise PR across all Snapper labels helping build upon its excellent reputation and catalogue.

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CMU Insights launches evening seminars on music rights
For music business pros looking for a simple and quick way to expand their knowledge, CMU Insights today announces a series of evening sessions kicking off next Monday with a two hour seminar on copyright basics.

CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke, who leads the sessions, says: "Our multiple-week evening courses have proven very popular over the last year, but each of the seminars that make up those courses also work as stand-alone sessions. So we're excited to be able to open each evening up to music industry people looking for a concise session on a specific area of the business, or who are unable to commit to a full programme".

Bookings are now being taken for three separate two-hour sessions on music rights. The first, on 27 Jan, provides a beginner's guide to copyright, including what works copyright applies to, ownership rules and copyright terms. The second on 3 Feb looks at licensing, and how collective licensing works in music. And the third session on 10 Feb provides a concise commercial overview of the music rights sector.

Each session is taught in Shoreditch and a place is just £45 including VAT and booking fee. Book your spots at www.cmuinsights.com.

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Irish ISPs block Kickass
Popular torrent site KickassTorrents is the latest file-sharing service to be the subject of a web-block injunction in Ireland.

As previously reported, the Kickass site was added to the big bad web-block list in the UK last February after the British major record companies got a court injunction forcing most internet service providers to block access to any domains used by the service. Meanwhile the Irish record industry joined the web-block party last June when it secured an injunction forcing net firms to block access to The Pirate Bay.

Under the latest such court order secured by the majors in Ireland, several ISPs in the country are now obliged to block KickassTorrents too, and those not explicitly included in the court action are expected to do so voluntarily. Including major player Eircom, which has been more friendly to rights owners than most ISPs for a few years now, and which has already blocked Kickass despite not being mentioned in the injunction.

Of course proxies to help users circumvent the block are already available, with key proxies often topping the list if users Google "Kickass Torrents". Which is, of course, something that the rights owners are trying to stop, and was part of the motivation for the recent Google polemic by Frances Moore, boss of global record industry trade body IFPI.

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Baboom to launch today with Dotcom album preview
Baboom, the much mooted direct-to-fan platform being developed by often controversial MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom will "soft launch" later today, which basically means that Dotcom is using it to release his own album, which will be accessible via an artist profile on the site.

However, the press release confirming this says that Baboom will fully launch in "late 2014", which is another setback for the switch-on of a service that was already in development before the US authorities shut down MegaUpload two years ago.

Quite what else will occur while Baboom is in beta remains to be seen, though Dotcom told New Zealand media this weekend that when its official launch comes, there'll be a big advertising campaign to accompany it. In his adopted home country at least.

Kobalt announces new neighbouring rights signees
The neighbouring rights business of the Kobalt company, or Kobalt Neighbouring Rights if you prefer, announced a stack recent signings last week.

As a result of the new deals Kobalt will now collect and manage neighbouring rights income for Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ben Howard, Charli XCX, Ella Eyre, Family Of The Year, Flume, Icona Pop, John Newman, Josh Homme, Kevin Parker, Jessie Ware, Neil Finn, Paloma Faith, Passenger, Taio Cruz, Zedd and super producer Paul Epworth.

Confirming all this to CMU, KNR's MD Ann Tausis told CMU: "In a relatively short time KNR has built up a client list that blends established acts and emerging talent, from all different territories, and these new signings continue that trend. It's an honour to be working with so many world class artists".

And if you're still wondering, a little bit, exactly what neighbouring rights are, then don't forget all will be explained at Maximising Music Rights, the first of six CMU Insights-programmed strands due to take place at The Great Escape convention in Brighton in May - more info here: http://www.completemusicupdate.com/thegreatescape-2014/

Music Sales Group buys Éditions Alphonse Leduc
Independent music publisher Music Sales Group has announced that it has purchased Parisian company Éditions Alphonse Leduc. The family-owned firm, founded in 1842, has in the past owned works by the likes of Brahms, Dvořák, and Tchaikovsky. Its current catalogue includes Olivier Messiaen, Francis Poulenc, Jacques Ibert and Henri Dutilleux.

Announcing the deal, Music Sales CEO Robert Wise said: "It is a source of great satisfaction for us to acquire such a prestigious and long-established publishing house as Éditions Alphonse Leduc. Its catalogue very well complements those we already own and, as the MD of an independent family company myself, I am particularly pleased to add what has been such a well-respected French family concern to our range of publishing houses".

Live Nation launches Ticketmaster Belgium
Live Nation last week announced it had taken full control of Belgium-based ticketing firm Ticketnet, previously a joint venture between the live giant's France-based Ticketnet business and Belgian media firm Rossel. As a result of the deal the company will be rebranded under Live Nation's main ticketing brand Ticketmaster.

Didier Decaestecker will become MD of Ticketmaster Belgium and oversee integration of the local business with the wider Ticketmaster network, plus will seek the grow the company in the region. He told reporters: "I'm thrilled to be joining Ticketmaster. I'm looking forward to leading a passionate team that will bring the very best in technology and service to ensure that Belgian fans have an even better live entertainment experience".

Meanwhile Ticketmaster International boss Mark Yovich told CMU: "We are delighted to be launching in Belgium where there is huge potential for growth and a vibrant live entertainment and sports scene".

Sony streaming service announces alliance with gig listing app
With all the streaming music chatter this week likely to centre on the launch Stateside of the new Beats Music flim flam, perhaps let's spend 48 seconds reminding ourselves that Sony Corp also operates a streaming platform. Remember that? Go on, you know. Music UnLimited on the Sony Entertainment Network. They called it Qriocity for about a week. Coming back to you now? No. Oh well, they did and they do and you should remember that. Because PlayStation gamers like music too, you know.

Anyway, the Sony streaming service last week announced an alliance with Bandsintown, the gig listings app that's a tiny little bit (aka exactly) like Songkick. Under the deal Bandsintown users will be able to listen to previews of tracks from artists playing gigs in their locale in the very near future at the mere tap of a screen. They'll get full track previews for a few weeks, and then 30 second clips unless they want to sign up for Music Unlimited's full service at a mere ten dollars a month.

Bauer to revamp evening show on local stations
Bauer Radio is revamping the evening show on its network of local stations.

Although fifteen of the firm's local outposts already carry an In:Demand-branded new(ish) music show each evening, there are currently two versions, one for Scotland and one for England. But from 17 Feb all those local stations, plus national digital network The Hits Radio, will carry one In:Demand programme. I'm no expert, but I'm pretty sure that brings to an end all hopes for an independent Scotland.

The revamped show will be hosted by new recruit Stu Tolan, who harks from Glasgow but has been most recently working in radio in New Zealand. Confirming his new booking, he told CMU: "I'm so excited to be returning home to the UK and taking control of In:Demand. I can't wait to bring our listeners the biggest stars and play the hottest music on the planet!"

Meanwhile Owen Ryan, Group Content Director for Bauer's local stations in Scotland and North England, added: "Stu's appointment, with his fantastic experience and fresh outlook, is a brilliant addition to the In:Demand team and we welcome him back to the UK! This appointment further demonstrates Bauer Media's passion to provide local audiences with fantastic music and entertainment".

Current In:Demand hosts Romeo and Alex James (not that Alex James) will get weekend shows on Bauer local stations in Scotland and England respectively, plus that position all radio DJs really aspire to get: first call daytime cover presenter.

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TotalRock Radio returns
Online metal radio station TotalRock rebrands today as, well, TotalRock, it having been known as Bloodstock Radio since December 2012 after an alliance with the festival of the same name.

Still led by Programme Director Tony Wilson and Managing Editor Malcolm Dome, the all new TotalRock will broadcast from a new home at Central London pub The Cape Of Good Hope.

The relaunch will be celebrated with two TotalFest events on 29 and 30 Jan, which will see six bands play acoustic sets that will be broadcast on the station and via its YouTube channel.

  Approved: Jaakko Eino Kalevi
Hailing from Helsinki, where he is still - says every fact sheet on him ever - paid to drive trams part-time, Jaakko Eino Kalevi released his 'Dreamzone' EP via Domino's Weird World, late to the 2013 party, at last year's end.

Voyaging off first with 'Memories', which blushes with a pink, prom-ish kitschness, the four-track's glacial narrative drift slips into the low-lit disco of 'Uu Uu Uu', sneaking a bassline from Ariel Pink/Connan Mockasin's stash to add shine and sweetener to 'No End', and finally, tripping off in time with the ghostlike, spinning-top glide of 'When You Walk Through Them All'.

Gentle, deft, and ever so slightly off its head, 'Dreamzone' is exactly that, a chamber of Jaako's strange ideas, reveries and hallucinations, visions that'll likely be realised with greater sharpness on Kalevi's not-too-distant first shot at a Weird World LP, arriving later this year.

Hear a spliced stream of 'No End' and 'When You Walk Through Them All' here, and see photog/filmmaker Harley Weir's visual take on the former, here.

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UB40 founding trio recording new material
Having regrouped for a gig last month, three founder members of pop reggae outfit UB40 are now working on a new album, they have confirmed.

Original frontman Ali Campbell and keyboardist Mikey Virtue, who quit UB40 somewhat acrimoniously in 2008, are teaming up with vocalist Astro, who parted company with the band last November declaring his former group "like a rudderless ship with no clear direction".

Which is possibly interesting in itself, though more so because the trio have registered the domain ub40.org and seem set to release any new material under that moniker, despite the fact the UB40 they left is still ticking along with Campbell's brother Duncan up front.

So, that could mean there'll be two UB40s touring later this year. Perhaps one of them could play The Hop Farm Festival while the other could play The Hop Farm Festival.

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Niall Horan recovering from knee surgery
One Direction's Niall Horan is recovering from "major" knee surgery, for injuries sustained during a squirrel attack in 2012.

As previously reported, following the original injury, Horan told Capital Radio back in October 2012: "A squirrel attacked me. I got attacked by a squirrel in Battersea Park. They're dangerous. It's rare. I've torn most of the ligaments in my knee. So no football for me, it's early retirement now. I've got a floating knee cap".

Renewed chatter about Horan's knee began when The Sun published a picture of him hobbling about on crutches at Heathrow airport last week.

As a result, he took to Twitter to explain the situation, saying: "Yes I've had major knee surgery, a much larger surgery than first anticipated". And: "But I would like to tell you, it was a complete success! Considering the scale of it!" And: "So all I ask of you guys is that you would respect my privacy as I try to recover and get [ready] for the 'Where We Are' tour!"

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Metallica can't think of any more reasons not to record another album
Metallica are going to start recording the follow-up to their 2008 album 'Death Magnetic' "in a couple of weeks", because they can no longer think of any reasons not to.

Speaking to Billboard, guitarist Kirk Hammett said: "When we start, that's going to be our main priority, and we're pretty excited about it because we've been saying we need to start working on this album, but we've been procrastinating greatly with it. We've pretty much come up with every sort of excuse we can to not start work on the album, but we've run out of excuses, so we pretty much have to start work on it now".

And if you're thinking that the delay might actually have been down to a lack of ideas, well you can stop that thinking right now. Hammett continued: "We're a band that never has a shortage of ideas. You hear about these bands that are sitting in the studio and they don't have any songs, what are they gonna do? That's not Metallica. Metallica's problem is the total opposite. We have too many ideas. James [Hetfield] has, like, 800 ideas. I have 400. Those numbers alone are just crazy. That's formidable".

That might sound impressive, though one of their more recent 'ideas' was to record that album with Lou Reed, and look what happened there.

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Interpol working on new album, deny split rumours
Interpol guitarist Daniel Kessler has confirmed to the NME that the band are back together and working on new music. He also denied rumours that before they went on hiatus in 2010 the band were close to splitting up.

"There was never any sense that we'd come to a breaking point or anything", he said. "But if you play 200 shows and tour as hard as we did, you need time to get back to other elements of life, and start thinking about new songs".

He added: "We're never lacking ideas or inspiration. There's always something new to be said, and if you don't have something new to say, that's when you should take a break. We got back together because we felt that some of these songs had a certain urgency. It feels new again".

Release Round-up: Sharon Van Etten, Lykke Li
Today's insubstantial release announcement highlights regard Lykke Li and Sharon Van Etten, who both have solo LPs on the way.

NME (and Stereogum) readers will already know, via a piece in last week's edition, that Van Etten's follow-on to 2012's 'Tramp' is titled 'Are We There?', and is feted for a May release. As will Sharon's super-fans, who've been talking about the album for a while now, going as far as to make a Tumblr naming all possible guests on it, and filing the titles of live demos that could make its tracklisting. So plough through that at this link, if you're curious.

Lykke Li, too, has shared a minumum of info on her third solo LP, following 2011's 'Wounded Rhymes', with the NME. Also due out in May, the untitled work is, Li says, the last third of a trilogy beginning with her 2007 debut 'Youth Novels'.

Elaborating (a bit), Li adds: "It's always about me and the guilt and the shame and the hurt and the pride and the confusion of being a woman, I always feel like I've been slightly misunderstood. As a woman you get judged for appearances or things like that I don't really care about. If anything I want to be seen as a singer-songwriter rather than a pop artist. I really feel like I've found my voice".

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Little Mix cover Word Up for BBC Sport Relief
Little Mix will release their spin on Cameo's 1986 hit 'Word Up' as this year's official BBC Sport Relief single, following in the trainer-prints of McFly, Robbie Williams, JLS and Rachel Stevens. It'll be released 16 Mar, ahead of Sport Relief weekend, which takes place between 21-23 Mar.

Zayn Malik-affianced Little Mixette Perrie Edwards, seen here in Liberia with the band, researching where all the cash Sport Relief raises is spent (other than that set aside to invest in bombs of course), says: "We've all seen people push themselves and do incredible things for Sport Relief so it's a dream come true to be releasing the official single this year. We can't wait for you all to hear it!"

I like Little Mix. And here they are, explaining it all.

Miley to dump junk on Bangerz tour fans
Famously altruistic pop sausage Miley Cyrus is to shower crowds on her 38 city 'Bangerz' world tour with gifts... or, as she puts it, "junk". Essentially, she needs to get rid of all the shit she's piled up since hitting it big as a child star, and isn't keen to pay bin men to take it away.

Telephoning in the scheme at a recent press conference, Miley said: "I want to give my fans real things they can collect. I'm a little bit of a hoarder. It's my mom's worst nightmare. I hope my fans become hoarders also. I'm giving a lot of junk away... I'll have things falling out of the sky that most people would sell at the merch table".

"My thing has never been about me making money", she said, clarifying: "I did that when I was a kid. I made the money I needed to make and now it's about putting money into the tour and making sure my fans get the best show, making it worth going to see".

Aside from all the old tat raining down, each 90 minute 'Bangerz' show will feature big "cartoonish" props inspired by 'Ren & Stimpy' creator John K, "imaginative" animal motifs, and, following the main bit, another acoustic bit that will "go on as long as I want".

The tour starts in Canada on Valentine's Day, moving over to Britain in early May.

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Pusha T solo for now, announces London show
Whilst it looks like the possibility of a collaborative LP with his Clipse bro No Malice is only that, a possibility, a stolidly solo Pusha T is pushing off on a solo tour in honour of his solo studio intro, 'My Name Is My Name'. Hitting Europe in May, it winds up in London, at Koko, on 6 Jun for a single, solo, UK stop.

T announced the other day that he's working on his sophomore solo LP with long-time producers The Neptunes, discussing it (and the no-go Clipse reunion) during this solo chat with DJ Heat.

And this is what he said: "Since I've been back in there with them it's been incredible. Pharrell right now is on another level. He's on another level. With Chad it's just like he's coming through with the old Chad sonics and just the technical aspect of it. He's just teaching us stuff like left and right. And it's been good".

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Festival line-up update: Rock Werchter, Handmade and Redfest
Today's FLUU is ruled by the news that international (mainly British) stars Ellie Goulding, Babyshambles, Birdy and MGMT will rock this year's Rock Werchter, lining up alongside - well, slightly lower than - headliners Pearl Jam and Kings Of Leon at the Belgian event. Spiffing.

That said, the Midlands-based Handmade bash isn't doing too badly either, with Three Trapped Tigers, iLiKETRAiNS and Shonen Knife all scoring high amongst its first lot of confirmations.

Full listings for those two, plus Surrey's rock-dominated Redfest, is still to follow...

HANDMADE, various venues, Old Town, Leicester, 2-4 May: Three Trapped Tigers, iLiKETRAiNS, Shonen Knife, Grace Petrie And The Benefits Culture, Katie Malco, We Three And The Death Rattle, The Physics House Band, Tangled Hair. handmadefestival.co.uk

REDFEST, Robins Cook Farm, Redhill, Surrey, 25-26 Jul: The Blackout, TRC, Heart Of A Coward, Heights, The Dirty Youth, LostAlone, Polar, Baby Godzilla, Astroid Boys, The Catharsis, Slaves, The One Hundred, Rat Attack, Fathoms, Skies In Motion, Collisions, When We Were Wolves, Aurora, Our Hollow Our Home, A Moment Lost, Set Your Sails. www.redfest.co.uk

ROCK WERCHTER, Leaven, Rotselaar, Belgium, 2-6 Jul: Ellie Goulding, MGMT, Babyshambles, Birdy, Crystal Fighters. www.rockwerchter.be

Dappy hit with nose job rumours
Former N-Dubz MC, currently unsavoury 'CBB' housemate, Dappy is rumoured to have 'told an untruth' about that horse kicking him in the face, allegedly (or, rather, possibly) using the story as a cover-up to have a nose job.

The Mirror points to a picture that's just come to light, apparently shared via Twitter (at the time of the horse thing) and abruptly wiped by Dapz, in which his face is uninjured, but he is sporting the same hospital gown as in the photo posted following the hoof-to-the-head mishap, in which his face is bruised and bandaged.

It's all a bit odd. Or so thinks one of Dappy's inner circle, who holds forth to the Mirror with: "It's all very odd indeed, bruv. One of em shows him with a bust up nose and the other one doesn't. Innit? I don't get how his nose, which was where that horse kicked, could look normal at any point while he was in hospital. People were saying that it was like the 'before' pic of some cosmetic surgery. Weird, innit?"

Yeah, innit.

 
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