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Music news round-up: Weds 11 April

Legendary Canadian songsmith Leonard Cohen has announced a show at The Hop Farm, Kent in September 2012.

Taking place on Saturday 8th September as part of his world tour, the exclusive show will be Cohen’s only UK date in 2012. The crowd will be treated to an ambitious set stretching to over three hours of the artist’s classic song, selected rarities and showcasing new tracks from his No 1 selling album – Old Ideas.

Members of Cohen’s fan club have the opportunity to purchase advance tickets from 9am on Thursday 12th April. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9am on Friday 13th April. Seated tickets cost £85.00 and Standing £65.00.

Paul Weller releases 'When Your Garden’s Overgrown', the second single from his new album on the 28th May. The follow-up to 'That Dangerous Age', 'When Your Garden’s Overgrown' features Noel Gallagher on bass guitar and tips it hat to a certain Syd Barrett: “I think this song’s about Syd Barrett” says Paul. “It’s like, what would it have been like if he hadn’t got into music? If he’d gone off to the continent and just been an artist on the side-street in France. He probably would’ve been happier. There’s some lines in there about the brush strokes of fame and I’m thinking of Syd at the time. He was an artist at heart, not a rock star.”

'When Your Garden’s Overgrown 'will be released as a Digital EP and will be backed by new tracks 'We Got A Lot' and 'Lay Down Your Weary Burden'.

Simian Mobile Disco have released the video for current single 'Seraphim', directed by Aoife McArdle.


They have the following dates scheduled:

Apr 21 London, UK - Mixmag Live @ Village Underground
May 05 Edinburgh, UK - Liquid Rooms
May 06 Bristol, UK - Simple Things Festival
May 12 Birmingham, UK - Rainbow Warehouse
May 18 London, UK - Fabric
May 19 Liverpool, UK – Magnet

Marilyn Manson has announced a headline solo date at London’s Brixton Academy on Thursday 5th July 2012. The show will go onsale at 9am GMT on Thursday 12th April 2012.

The Brute Chorus have announced they will be playing with Tribes on the following dates:

* Sat 21st April : Brighton - Concorde 2
* Sun 22nd April : Norwich - Arts Centre
* Tue 24th April : Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
* Wed 25th April : Bristol - Thekla
* Fri 27th April : London - Shepherd's Bush Empire
* Sun 29th April : Leeds - Cockpit
* Mon 30th April : Glasgow - Oran Mor
* Tue 1st May : Manchester - Academy 2
* Thu 3rd May : Liverpool - Academy 2
* Mon 7th May : Sheffiled - Leadmill
* Tue 8th May : Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
* Wed 9th May : Birmingham - Academy 2

Saint Etienne will play the following shows in May:

22 – Leadmill, Sheffield
23 – Oran Mor, Glasgow
24 – Kazimer, Liverpool
25 – Gate Theatre, Cardiff
26 – Assembly, Leamington Spa
28 – Palladium, London

Brooklyn’s Friends will release their debut album Manifest!, June 4th on Lucky Number. Produced by the band – singer Samantha Urbani; multi-instrumentalists Lesley Hann, Matthew Molnar, and Nikki Shapiro; and drummer Oliver Duncan – its twelve tracks were recorded between last summer and this spring with engineer Daniel Schlett at Strange Weather studios in Brooklyn.

They play the following dates in May:

5 – Live at Leeds, Leeds
6 – Digital, Newcastle
7 – King Tut’s, Glasgow
8 – Academy 3, Manchester
9 – Scala, London
10 – The Great Escape, Brighton
11 – The Great Escape, Brighton
12 – Academy 2, Birmingham
14 – Thekla, Bristol

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