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Music news round-up: Weds 21 March

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will re-issue their debut 'She's Hearing Voices' 7” for Record Store Day in April. The single is going to be limited to 500 copies (as was the original pressing) on ‘Reign in Blood’ Red Vinyl (the original Trash Aesthetics vinyl was clear). It will feature rare original recordings of ‘She’s Hearing Voices’, ‘The Marshals are Dead’ and ‘The Answer’.

I Like Trains have released details of their album The Shallows including the debut single 'Mnemosyne'. Both single and album will be released on 7th May. An album teaser featuring their thoughts on making the new album, shot on location at Bryn Derwen Studios in Wales can be viewed here:


have announced a string of UK dates for November 2012. Culminating in a show at O2 Academy Brixton, the tour takes in five dates across the country. The band are also confirmed for Isle of Wight, T In The Park and Sonsiphere festivals.

Their eighth album, Generation Freakshow, is out on April 23rd.

Tickets for the headline shows go on presale at 9am on Wednesday 21st March. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 23rd March.

Friday 22nd June Isle of Wight Festival
Friday 6th July T In The Park, Scotland
Saturday 7th July Sonisphere, Knebworth
Friday 27th July Kendal Calling, Cumbria

Saturday 17th November O2 Academy, Glasgow
Sunday 18th November Manchester Academy
Tuesday 20th November Portsmouth Guildhall
Wednesday 21st November Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
Friday 23rd November O2 Academy, Brixton

Lucy Rose has announced an extensive UK tour which will include her biggest London headline show to date at the 900 capacity Heaven on Wednesday 20th June.

Tour dates:

Tuesday 22nd May - Reading - Sub 89
Wednesday 23rd May - York - Duchess
Thursday 24th May - Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms
Friday 25th May - Liverpool - Eric's
Sunday 27th May - Leicester - The Musician
Monday 28th May - Cambridge - Portland Arms
Wednesday 30th May - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach
Thursday 31st May - Narberth - Queens Hall
Saturday 2nd June - Bristol - Venue TBC
Sunday 3rd June - Nottingham - Venue TBC
Monday 4th June - Manchester - Venue TBC
Tuesday 5th June - Sheffield - Plug
Sunday 10th June - Glasgow - Oran Mor
Tuesday 12th June - Belfast - Black Box
Wednesday 13th June - Dublin - Whelans
Thursday 14th June - Birmingham - Hare & Hounds
Sunday 17th June - Bath - Moles
Monday 18th June - Oxford - Jericho Tavern
Wednesday 20th June - London - Heaven

Further shows and festival dates are to be announced in the coming weeks. The announcement comes after the unsigned singer's tour of North America in support of Bombay Bicycle Club and the independent release of third single 'Red Face'.

Leeds' China Rats have announced their debut EP To Be Like I will be released on 30th April and features three tracks: “To Be Like I”, “Take No Prisoners” and “She Never”. It was written, recorded and produced by the band.

On Thursday 12th July London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire will host an evening with Daryl Hall performing songs from his new solo album Laughing Down Crying as well as music from his back catalogue.

Tickets go on sale Friday 23rd March at 9am from

Max Raptor have just debuted the video for ‘Carolina’ in run up to their London Barfly date this week.

London quintet Billy Vincent release their debut album She on May 7th through Something Nothing records, following on from their EPs – ‘King Island Coyote’ and ‘Once On The Grand Union’.

They play the following shows in April and May:

April 11th – The Lexington, London (Something Nothing Records showcase)
May 14th – The Bowery, London (w/ Three Blind Wolves)

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