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THE MACCABEES, EMELI SANDE, LANA DEL REY + More announced for MTV Brand New Showcases in Jan 2012

THE MACCABEES AND EMELI SANDÉ
TO HEADLINE MTV BRAND NEW FOR 2012 JANUARY SHOWCASES
WITH NOMINEES LANA DEL REY, CHARLI XCX AND DELILAH SUPPORTING
JANUARY 24TH AND 25TH AT LONDON’S KOKO
 ***TICKETS ON SALE AT 11AM 12/12/11 VIA www.mtv.co.uk/brandnewtickets***

Lana Del Rey


Following the announcement of the MTV Brand New for 2012 shortlist, MTV UK & Ireland announce two exclusive January gigs, showcasing nominated artists and established UK stars at London’s KOKO. Indie rockers The Maccabees will headline a show on Tuesday 24th January, supported by nominees Lana Del Rey and Charli XCX. The next day, Wednesday 25th, rising star Emeli Sandé will headline a show supported by Delilah, with another nominee soon to be confirmed. Tickets go on sale from 11am 12/12/11 via: www.mtv.co.uk/brandnewtickets

TUESDAY 24th JANUARY - THE MACCABEES/LANA DEL REY/CHARLI XCX
Fresh from revealing their brand new single ‘Pelican’, The Maccabees, are set to release their highly anticipated new album ‘Given to the Wild’ on 9th January. Since the release of debut album Colour It In in 2008, the South London based band have earned themselves a devoted following, won widespread critical acclaim and have become one of the most popular bands on the live circuit. Due to tour the UK in January, theirs is a live show not to be missed. 

In support, one of music’s hottest new names, Lana Del Rey is a true internet sensation. Since exploding onto the music scene with her home-made track and video, ‘Video Games’, which entered the UK charts at number 9 in October, she has won universal acclaim throughout the UK music press and has firmly established herself as one of music’s brightest new stars. She will be performing songs from her debut album, due for release in the same week. 

Also performing on Tuesday night is the hugely talented Charli XCX. Having already supported the likes of Peaches and Robyn and played at notable festivals like Bestival, her electro-goth pop style has seen her championed by hipsters and tastemakers alike across blogs, style mags, and specialist radio. With a plethora of emotive dark pop songs, and backed by a growing army of top producers and worldwide fans, Charli is one of the most exciting new artists on the scene. 

WEDNESDAY 25th JANUARY - EMELI SANDÉ/DELILAH/TBC
Emeli Sandé is one of the most exciting new UK music talents. An in demand songwriter, having penned hit tracks for the likes of Tinie Tempah, Professor Green and Cheryl Cole, Emeli also featured on Professor Green’s number one single ‘Read All About It’ as well as Chipmunk’s debut top ten track ‘Diamond Rings’. Following the release of debut single ‘Heaven’ which entered the UK charts at number two, her much talked about solo record ‘Our Version of Events’ is set to be released on 13th February. She is currently on tour with Coldplay.

Supporting her will be hotly tipped MTV Brand New for 2012 nominee Delilah. Having already scored hits through collaborations with Chase and Status and her first solo single, ‘Go’, the stunning songstress has caused a huge stir since arriving on the scene earlier this year. 
Her strength and versatility as a songwriter and singer coupled with her unique sound sets her apart from her contemporaries.

Another nominee will support Emeli Sandé alongside Delilah - announcement is soon to follow. 
On the 1st December, MTV Brand New for 2012 launched with a bang with Wretch 32 and nominees Clement Marfo and the Frontline and Angel performing to a sold out London KOKO where this year’s shortlist was announced. 

The nominees are 
ANGEL
CHARLI XCX
CLEMENT MARFO AND THE FRONTLINE
CONOR MAYNARD 
DELILAH
KING CHARLES
LANA DEL REY
LIANNE LA HAVAS
MICHAEL KIWANUKA

This year, for the first time ever, one unsigned act will be added to the shortlist. Over 2000 unsigned artists entered the competition, which has now been whittled down to a longlist of over 500. Music fans can vote for their favourite now at http://brandnewunsigned.mtv.co.uk. A shortlist of 20 unsigned acts will be announced on January 8th with an overall winner being added to the Brand New for 2012 shortlist on January 9th.

With one of the most successful track-records for a new music poll, over the last 4 years MTV Brand New has identified international stars such as Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber & Ke$ha before their debut releases whilst also picking up top British music talent Tinie Tempah, Adele, Florence + The Machine, Ellie Goulding, Jessie J, Friendly Fires, White Lies, Wretch 32 & Labrinth at the very start of their recording careers. 

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