Its Monday, its almost Christmas, the time of office parties and the subsequent liver abuse and regrettable fumblings behind the stationery cupboard with office based Alice (or Alan, lets not discriminate here) that come with the festive period. In the midst of all this chaos however I am here to bring you snippets of news to keep you music fans grounded in this time of madness.

Tickets for the Guillemots 2008 shows go on sale this Wednesday for the following shows.

March 9 – Ritz, Manchester?
March 10 – Academy, Oxford?
March 11 – Shepherds Bush Empire, London??

Tickets cost £12.50 plus booking fee (except London, £16.50 plus booking fee) and will be available at all usual outlets.

The Hives return with their latest guitar anthem “We Rule The World (T.H.E.H.I.V.E.S) as a single on February 25th backed with exclusive remixes from Matt Helder (Arctic Monkeys) and Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs). If that wasn’t exciting enough the band is inviting submissions for sleeve artwork for the new single. Entries must be submitted by 21st January 2008 with the winner to feature on both the 10 inch and digital bundle. Keep it (mostly) Black and White!
Submissions should work to a square format and be delivered at 300dpi to

Get scribbling kids, would be nice to see a reader getting the glory!