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With about 20 or so songs under his belt, Jason Lytle and his band of bearded brothers are now well into the recording of their new and third album. Titles penciled into the mix at present are: I’m on Standby The Warming Sun Fifty Percent Less Words Build a Box Yeah Is What We Had The Go In the Go for It Now It’s On Emit Anymore Fairchild describes the last track as something like the ballad version of ‘Master Continue Reading

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Biffy Clyro are touring again in July with Hell is For Heroes as main support, as well as the likes of Kinesis and This Girl Tour Dates Wed 3 Hull Adelphi Thurs 4 Nottingham Rock City Fri 5 Sheffield Barfly Sat 6 Thurrock Music Festival Sun 7 Wolverhampton Little Civic Tues 9 Cambridge Boat Race Wed 10 Reading Fez Club Thurs 11Bristol Fleece & Firkin Fri 12 Cardiff Barfly Sat 13 Leicester Charlotte Mon 15 Norwich Arts Centre Tues 16 Continue Reading

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A new album by The Charlatans is set for July release. Originally reported to be entitled ‘Days Of Our Lives’, the new album by The Charlatans, ‘Live It Like You Love It’ is to be released on July 22nd. The LP will be the band’s eigth album during their twelve year career, and if you’re not aware already is in fact a live recording taken during the Manchester date of December’s UK arena tour. Tracklisting Love Is The KeyJudasTellin’ StoriesA Continue Reading

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Bebel Gilberto releases her debut album, Tanto Tempo, through Eastwest/Crammed Discs in the UK on August 19.  With its marriage of bossa nova and smooth electronics, Tanto Tempo presents timeless bossa by a singer and songwriter musically born and bred.  Originally released by Crammed in 2000, the well acclaimed Tanto Tempo has become an international best seller, making it one of the most globally successful albums of Brazilian music ever. Now signed to EastWest, Tanto Tempo is set to get the Continue Reading

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Basement Jaxx are playing live in Swansea this Sunday for Radio One’s ‘One Big Sunday’ live event.  The bad news? There about the only band or artist worth going along for on a bill that a ingenuous hotpot of the cool and the cruelly dire (with the possible exception of Destiny’s Child). Simon and Felix are also preparing for the release of ‘Get Me Off’, the latest single to be taken from their second album ‘Rooty’. The single, out in the UK Continue Reading

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Alison Goldfrapp takes time off the recording of the follow up to the stunning and gold selling debut album, ‘Felt Mountain’ to play a number of DJ dates throughout the summer. She takes her eclectic take on dance to venues and events as diverse the Royal College of Art, Sonar Festival, Glastonbury and Ibiza, more dates will be announced in the near future. DJ Dates April 30th London – Shepherds Bush Empire –  Q Live May 31st London – Royal Continue Reading

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Being sent a great sampler album is like finding a map for buried treasure – a source of fascination in itself, but also a promise of further intoxication if you follow the clues. And so, here I am with Luaka Bop’s latest test offering ‘All Our Bunnies In a Row’ (featuring nine of the label’s acts) wondering which route I should follow next – wondering if I should maybe run headlong into the world of psychedelic West Africa as represented Continue Reading

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David Bowie – Heathen

Nothing short of brilliant is what the public expects from the eccentric David Bowie. Does he deliver on his latest recording, Heathen?   While it’s no Ziggy Stardust, Heroes, Young Americans or Let’s Dance, which each took Bowie into a totally new genre, Heathen is a mature record where Bowie resumes with the crooning, pleading sound of his last 1999 studio effort, Hours. Despite the stripped down Rock and Roll vibe this album projects, Bowie interjects hypnotic synthesizer soundscapes, electronic bleeps Continue Reading

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N*E*R*D are set to perform in the UK for very the first time with a live appearance that will be followed by the release of a new single entitled ‘Rock Star’ which is scheduled to be released on July 22nd. N*E*R*D, are to perform live for the first time in the UK, on July 1st at Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Spymob are said to be in support. share this:

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The new Beck album, simply entitled ‘Beck’ is due out on September 24th on Interscope. Produced by Nigel Godrich and with contributions from Dan the Automator (Gorillaz) among others, the album is said to be the first of two records Beck has plans on releasing. With a host of guest musicians and a string players and (you’ll be surprised) recorded in just under two weeks in and around Los Angeles, the album out in September is said to veer toward the Continue Reading