Kate Nash has announced additional dates for her UK tour, with the pop pixie playing four new shows across the nation. Nash will be visiting Nottingham, Preston, Lincoln and Portsmouth ahead of the release of her new single “Pumpkin Soup” on December 17th.

This caps a memorable year for Kate Nash as she rose from relative obscurity to dominate the summer’s airwaves with her hit single “Foundations”. The album “Made Of Bricks” followed along with critical acclaim. Clash Magazine, those trustworthy arbiters of musical taste, vote Nash their 3rd Best Newcomer of 2007 in their current issue.

The dates in full are:

February 24th – Belfast, Waterfront Theatre (Sold Out)
February 25th – Dublin, Olympia Theatre (Sold Out)
March 1st – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall (Sold Out)
March 2nd – Nottingham, Rock City
March 4th – Manchester, Apollo (Sold Out)
March 5th – Preston, Guildhall
March 7th – Glasgow, Barrowlands (Sold Out)
March 8th – Lincoln, Engine Shed
March 9th – Portsmouth, Guildhall
March 10th – London, Hammersmith Apollo (Sold Out)

Clash Magazine emerged victorious from the PPA Scotland awards last night (November 29th), the team staggering back into the Dundee office clutching trophies a-plenty.

The PPA (Periodic Publishers Association) held their annual event at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh. Hosted by family favourite Carol Smillie, the PPA knew little of what lay in store for them as the Clash crew returned home with sore heads and awards for Best Editor and Best Design.

The night was a great success for the magazine, with editor Simon Harper commenting on his prize by saying “it has capped a fantastic year for Clash”. Our esteemed leader was quick to pay tribute to those in the rock ‘n’ roll trenches, by dedicating his prize to “everybody who works so hard to put the magazine together”. It is not yet known where Simon will put his award, but it is suspected he will eventually find room amongst his myriad of gold discs and hair products.

Picking up the Best Design award for The 16K Design Works Paul Galbraith said “we couldn’t be more pleased – or hungover!” Clash were also nominated for Best Publisher, Best Brand Development and Best Online Presence.

Both awards confirm the progression Clash has made in 2007, as well as pointing to an extremely healthy future.

Canadian psychedelic explorers Young Galaxy have announced dates in the UK for December. The tour will blast off in Brighton to support the band’s debut album – also entitled “Young Galaxy”.

The Canadians will also be releasing a new, vinyl only single – “Outside The City” – which is taken from their eponymous debut, and showcases their lush update on bands like Slowdive and Galaxie 500.

The dates are as follows:

December 2nd – Pressure Point, Brighton
December 3rd – The Social, London
December 4th – Thekla, Bristol
December 5th – Night & Day, Manchester
December 6th – The Monto, London
December 7th – Nice & Sleazy, Glasgow
December 8th – The Savoy Theatre, Cork
December 9th – Whelans, Dublin

Legendary punk act The Sex Pistols will headline the Saturday night of the Isle of Wight Festival it has been announced. The notorious quartet will spice up an already tempting bill that includes the only UK festival show by The Police.

The Isle of Wight Festival has grown to become one of the highlights of the British summer, attracting 50,000 punters to a stunning setting.

The Sex Pistols have recently reformed (again) for another money-spinning tour. Although reports from the shows have been mixed, the band will no doubt prove to be a popular attraction for the festival.

The Isle of Wight Festival will take place between 13th – 15th June at Seaclose Park, Newport, Isle of Wight.

This year the PYMCA gallery in London – infamous for its use of youth culture imagery – has been reborn as the ultimate Christmas shopping experience. Showcasing exciting new products as well as images from the UK’s most promising artists, designers and photographers.

The gallery opened a year ago and in that time has hosted some of the year’s most controversial exhibitions focussing on Skinhead culture and the Rave era. Their most recent exhibition – the hip-hop centred “Wildstyles” – literally stopped traffic as a team of MC’s and breakdancers performed on London’s streets.

PYMCA will be selling many of their iconic images as well as other gifts. In store, customers may also access the full catalogue of PYMCA images, then select their preferred photograph and the format they would like it in.

Also on sale are some interesting pieces from hip hop collector Richio Suzuki, including photos of LL Cool J Troop, Run DMC memorabilia and MC Hammer t-shirts. Prices range from £3 – £300, with MC Hammer presumably at the lower end of the pricing scale.

The shop opens on November 29th at 41 Clerkenwell Road, EC1 and closes December 21st. Mention ‘Clash’ to get a 20% discount.

Carbon / Silicon – the duo comprised of punk legends Mick Jones and Tony James – have announced a six-week London residency. The groundbreaking act will perform each Friday at The Inn On The Green, in a run of shows they have decided to name “The Carbon Casino”.

In order to give each fan an equal chance of gaining entry there will be no advance tickets for these shows – punters are advised to turn up bearing a £10 note and hope for the best.

Each week will have different support acts, DJ sets (including special guest Gary Crowley) and mystery musicians sitting in with the band.

Carbon / Silicon are promising different sets, including rarities, cover versions and other special surprises.

The band will be playing the Inn On The Green every Friday between January 11th to February 15th. Stage time has been announced as around 9.30pm.

Liverpool Music Week kicks of today with New Young Pony Club before careering through the next 11 days with some of the UK’s leading bands and plenty of local unsigned talent.

Throw in the industry seminars and under 18s showcase and you’ve got an essential stop on the UK music winter schedule.

Clashmusic also has tickets to be won for two of the ticketed gigs, The Kaiser Chiefs and The Chemical Brothers, and you could win them…

Fresh from the groundbreaking release of their latest album – ‘In Rainbows’ – Radiohead have announced that they will be playing a short series of concerts across the UK next summer.

The band have also just released a box-set of all their studio albums to date, containing some of contemporary music’s cornerstone works. The box set also broke new ground and was released on multiple formats including USB stick and exclusive download.

Radiohead will be touring the UK in June 2008, playing two nights in London, and one each in Glasgow and Manchester. Venues and specific dates have yet to be confirmed.

Of course, if you’re a Radiohead fan you may need some way to placate your thirst for soaring vocals and existential angst, and what better way to tide yourself over by winning a Radiohead boxset! We have five physical copies and one USB stick to give away – to enter just click here.

“From The Basement” – a brand new music programme – makes its debut on Sky Arts this weekend, and promises to be a cut above the usual tele-visual fare. Produced by renowned studio whizz Nigel Godrich the show will have no presenters and no audience – the music will take centre stage.

Radiohead cohort Godrich is a renowned producer in his own right, and “From The Basement” promises to have crystal clear sound, as well as being filmed in high definition. The show’s line-up boasts some of the hottest musicians on the planet, including The White Stripes, Thom Yorke, Beck and Sonic Youth.

“From The Basement” debuted on the internet earlier this year, and has garnered much praise from the musicians involved. The show begins on December 1st with exclusive performances from The White Stripes, The Shins and Neil Hannon.

Jean Michel Jarre – one of the pivotal figures in early electronic music – has decided to re-record his most famous work, “Oxygene”. The album has sold 12 million copies since its release in 1977 and has become a benchmark in music history. The signature melody of “Oxygene” became the ubiquitous soundtrack to the late 70s.

Now Jarre has decided to dust down his antique synths and recreate the album for its 30th anniversary. Performed live with three other musicians, Jarre decided to film this live performance for release.

The result is the DVD “Oxygene – Live In Your Living Room”, which contains this unique live performance in both 2D and 3D format. The concert is also the first to be filmed in stereoscopy, which promises to be the next step forward in multimedia entertainment. The 3D version can be watched on normal TV, and the DVD comes accompanied with special glasses.

To be in with a chance of winning one of three exclusive copies of the DVD please answer the following question: In which year was Oxygene released?