The date for your diary is February 24

Richard Swift has just been announced as the headliner of February’s Club Uncut.

The feted singer-songwriter will grace the stage of our monthly club night on February 24, when he’ll doubtless be previewing his forthcoming, eagerly-awaited follow-up to Dressed Up For The Letdown.

Tickets cost £10 and can be bought from www.seetickets.co.uk. As usual, the show is at the Borderline, on Manette Street, just off London’s Charing Cross Road.

And don’t forget there are tickets still available for our first show of 2009, a showcase for two of the most exciting new bands in America. Long Beach psych-punks Crystal Antlers and The Delta Spirit (kin to Cold War Kids and Dr Dog, perhaps) will be playing Club Uncut at London’s Borderline on January 27. Support comes from Italian-in-London noisepopper Banjo Or Freakout, and tickets are available for £7, again from www.seetickets.co.uk.