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Music news round up: w/e 3 March

London four piece FLATS have announced details of their forthcoming album Better Living, which is due for release on Sweatshop Records / One Little Indian on April 30th. It will be preceded by a double A-side single 'Country / Moonwalk' released on April 23rd and a live date on Friday 27th March at Shacklewell Arms, London.

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Universal Music Catalogue UK have announced the signing of the legendary British band the Sex Pistols, following the acquisition of the classic catalogue for the world excluding North America.

An expanded and repackaged edition of Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols will be scheduled for release later in 2012 to commemorate its 35th anniversary. UMC are also planning events and other releases throughout 2012 and beyond.

Look out for more information on the new releases soon. Visit http://www.sexpistolsofficial.com and http://www.facebook.com/sexpistolsofficial.

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Aussie garage-pop ‘n’ surf-punk duo Bleeding Knees Club have debuted their new video ‘Nothing To Do’. The animated clip was directed by John Vermilyea whose previous credits include The Simpsons’ ‘Treehouse Of Horror’ and Animal Collective’s ‘My Girls.’


The band’s debut album Nothing To Do was released last Monday (27th).

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London's hardcore rock'n'roll stalwarts The Smoking Hearts have announced a week of local headline shows in support of their upcoming album release, Victory!. Full details can be found below.

The band have also just released the video for the track ‘Seatbelts’, the first single to be taken from Victory!


Live dates:

Fri 06 Apr Bridgend Hobos
Sun 08 Apr Andover The George
Mon 09 Apr Stoke Harry's Bar
Tue 10 Apr Liverpool Upstairs @ The Caledonian
Wed 11 Apr Norwich Karma Café
Thu 12 Apr Southampton Avondales
Fri 13 Apr Weymouth Finns Rock Pub
Fri 20 Apr Bournemouth Soundcircus
Fri 27 Apr London Voodoo Rock @ Electrowerkz
Sat 02 Jun Lincoln Crash Doubt Festival @ The Showroom

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Other Lives are supporting Radiohead on their current U.S. tour, the first of which took place in Miami, Florida on Monday night (27th February). For the entire list of Radiohead support dates go to: http://otherlives.com

Following these US dates with Radiohead and their recent sold-out UK show at London’s St Giles Church, Other Lives return to the UK in April to play London’s Village Underground (4th April) and Manchester’s Academy 3 (5th April). Other Lives will then return for festival dates this summer. Full details are as follows:

April 4th – London, Village Underground
April 5th – Manchester, Academy 3
June 9th – Sheffield, No Direction Home Festival
June 10th – Manchester, Parklife Festival

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Louise And The Pins return with their new single ‘Bell Jar’, released April 9th on Chess Club.


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Glaswegians Kassidy have announced that their second album One Man Army will be out on April 30th through Vertigo. The album is preceded by new single 'I Can't Fly' - available as a free download when you pre-order the album on iTunes - which you can check out below. Track listing is as follows:

Kallisti (ΚΑΛΛΙΣΤΗΙ)
Get By
Maybe I'll Find
One Man Army
The Hunted
Home
Flowers at the Edge of the Rain
I Can't Fly
Driven by Fools
There Is A War Coming
This Life Is An Ocean


Kassidy are also heading out on tour in March with full details as follows:

10/3 Liverpool, Academy 2
12/3 Birmingham, Academy 3
13/3 Oxford , Jericho Tavern
14/3 Bath, Moles
15/3 Leicester, The Soundhouse
16/3 York, Fibbers

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Currently on a nationwide tour, Rizzle Kicks have announced that the next single to be taken from their debut album, Stereo Typical, will be 'Traveller's Chant'. Check out the video, directed by Toby Lockerbie, below.


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Aaron Delahunty has unveiled the video to new single 'Straighten Up', out on March 19th through Intrusion Records. Check it out below.


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Manchester trio SHINIES have announced that double A-side 'Shola / Pillow Talk' will be out on April 16th through Dirty Bingo Records.


The band played their first live dates in January and have a handful of live dates over the coming months. Full details are as follows:

2nd March- Ruby Lounge, Manchester w/The Jezebels
10th March- Roadhouse, Manchester w/So Many Wizards
15th March - Ritz, Manchester w/ Wu Lyf
6th May- Sounds From The Other City Festival, Salford.

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New Roc Nation / Columbia Records signing Rita Ora will release her debut single 'R.I.P', feat. Tinie Tempah, on May 6th.


Rita will be touring the UK supporting DJ Fresh on the following dates:

7th May - Leeds University Stylus
9th May - Oxford Academy
10th May - Bournemouth Old Fire Station
11th May - Birmingham Academy 2
12th May - Liverpool Academy 2
14th May - London Koko
16th May - Cambridge Junction
19th May - Glasgow Arches

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Isle Of Wight quartet The Shutes have revealed that their new five-track EP Echo Of Love will be released on April 2nd through Cross Keys Records. The EP was produced by Julian Simmons and mixed by Rich Woodcraft. Check out the title track below.


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'West / Spiriting' will be the new double A-side single released by trio Mafia Lights on April 16th through Luv Luv Luv Records.


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With their new album I'm A UFO In This City out on Monday, LostAlone have announced that the next single to be taken from it will be 'Love Will Eat You Alive', out on April 1st. Check out the video below.


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Norwegian born, Swedish based Ane Brun releases the second single 'WORSHIP' from her recent, highly acclaimed album It All Starts With One on April 2nd.

'WORSHIP' is a duet with her fellow Gothenburg resident, José González and the track is accompanied by a new video made by Magnus Renfors.


Ane Brun and her band are set to play the following headline shows:

Dublin – Vicars Street – April 27th
London – Shepherd’s Bush Empire – April 28th

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Marthas And Arthurs will release their debut album The Hit World Of Marthas And Arthurs on April 16th, and a single from that album 'Sally Started It All' on April 2nd. This follows on from their critically acclaimed EP Apes in Areoplanes which was released last year.


In addition to all that, you can grab a free download of their cover of 'Shoot You Down' by the Stone Roses from the following link:

soundcloud.com/marthasandarthurs/shoot-you-down

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Crybaby will release debut single 'I Cherish The Heartbreak More Than The Love That I Lost' on March 19th. Check out the video below.


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Primus have announced a European tour in support of Green Naugahyde, their first studio album in 11 years in stores now through Prawn Songs. The tour, which will feature two Primus sets each evening, begins on March 23rd in Pordenone, Italy, and ends with two nights in London at the Royal Albert Hall on April 4th & 5th.

The band have revealed that their first performance on the 4th at the Royal Albert Hall will feature their seminal Sailing The Seas Of Cheese album played in its entirety, followed by a complete run-through of Green Naugahyde. The second night on the 5th will feature two sets spanning their entire back catalogue.

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Following their PEEP EP, Pinkunoizu are set to release their debut album Free Time! on March 26th on Full Time Hobby. Check out the video for album track 'Parabolic Delusions'


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Miike Snow have unveiled the 'Paddling Out (Wolfgang Gartner Remix)'. Have a listen below.


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Murray James has unveiled the video to 'Blue Today'.


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The Social Club are releasing the second EP of a three EP Series on Alcopop!. The second instalment is titled For Dancing and it is now available for pre-order ahead of the release on March 12th.

Pre-Order from Alcopop! here: http://alcopop.wordpress.com/shop/

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