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Music news round up: w/e 11 August

Tickets are still available for Motion City Soundtrack's September UK tour, in support of their fifth studio album Go which was released on June 11th. Tickets are £13.50, except London which are £15, with full details as follows:

Sat 15 Sep Glasgow King Tuts
Sun 16 Sep Norwich Waterfront
Mon 17 Sep London Heaven
Tue 18 Sep Brighton The Haunt
Thu 20 Sep Manchester Academy 2
Sat 22 Sep Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms (10pm curfew)
Sun 23 Sep Birmingham Academy 2
Mon 24 Sep Oxford Academy 2
Tue 25 Sep Leeds Cockpit

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Hadouken!

have announced they'll be playing the iTunes Festival on September 17th, alongside DJ Fresh and label mate Example. The band are currently working on their third studio album, with new single 'Bad Signal' out on August 19th through Ministry Of Sound Records.

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'So Wonderful' will be the next single released by Emilia Mitiku, out on September 10th via Warner Music. Mitiku's new album I Belong To You is out later this year and she will play Ronnie Scott's in London on August 30th. Watch the video for 'So Wonderful' below.


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Alpines

will release their new EP Early Hours on October 8th through Untrue Records. The four-track EP will be marked by a launch party at London's Lexington on October 11th, and you can listen to EP track 'Changes' below.


Alpines

are currently working with award winning producer Craig Silvey on their debut album, set for release in early 2013.

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With their debut album All Our Favourite Stories out on October 8th, Dog Is Dead have revealed that their new single 'Talk Through The Night' will be out a week earlier on October 1st. Have a listen to the track below.


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Having just completed work on his debut album War, Peace And Diplomacy, Tom Hickox has made album track 'The Angel Of The North' available as a free download. Have a listen to the track below and if you approve, download it from the following link: soundcloud.com/tomhickox/tom-hickox-the-angel-of-the


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Minneapolis indie rock trio Now Now have announced they will be supporting Motion City Soundtrack on their upcoming tour of the UK in September prior to their own run of headline shows. With the UK release of Now Now's sophomore album Threads, due out on Trans-Records on August 27th, these dates will be the perfect opportunity to catch a band that have truly come into their own since their debut Neighbours. Catch Now Now at any of the dates below:
 
September:

Sat 15 Glasgow King Tuts w/Motion City Soundtrack
Sun 16 Norwich Waterfront w/Motion City Soundtrack
Mon 17 London Heaven w/Motion City Soundtrack
Tue 18 Brighton The Haunt w/Motion City Soundtrack
Thu 20 Manchester Academy 2 w/Motion City Soundtrack
Mon 21 Kingston Banquet Records (in store)
Sat 22 Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms w/Motion City Soundtrack
Sun 23 Birmingham Academy 2 w/Motion City Soundtrack
Mon 24 Oxford Academy 2 w/Motion City Soundtrack
Tue 25 London Sebright Arms
Wed 26 London Old Blue Last
Thu 27 London Enterprise
Fri 28 London Club NME
Sat 29 Glasgow King Tuts
Sun 30 Manchester Roadhouse
 
October:
Mon 01 Cardiff Buffalo

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METZ have just announced the details of their first ever trip over to the UK. Sub Pop’s latest signing will be crossing the pond this October for a short string of UK dates sandwiched between a Canadian and North American tour. Full details as follows:
 
Sat 20-Oct-12 Brighton The Hope
Sun 21-Oct-12 Leeds The Library
Mon 22-Oct-12 Glasgow Captain's Rest
Tue 23-Oct-12 Manchester Kraak Gallery
Wed 24-Oct-12 London Old Blue Last
 

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Sandy Denny

The Notes & The Music – A Collection Of Demos And Rarities 4CD hard back book style box set released on October 29th. Due to the phenomenal and totally unprecedented demand for Island’s Complete Sandy Denny Box Set, released in November 2010, Universal Music is issuing a limited edition 4 CD version.

The original box set has become one of the most collectible box sets of all time; changing hands for between £1000 - £1500 and now, for fans that missed out, this new four disc edition will include choice selections from the box set’s 19 discs. The new 4CD edition will be limited to 3500 copies worldwide and boasts 75 tracks, including 17 demos taken from Sandy’s home recording tapes. Among these is the first known recording (from 1967) of 'Who Knows Where The Time Goes', plus further home demos, rarities and alternate versions of many Fairport and Fotheringay classics as well as outtakes and demos from her solo albums.

Housed in a hard back book style package like the 2007 Live at the BBC collection, The Notes & The Music – A Collection of Demos and Rarities also includes rare photos, art work, and explanatory notes about the tracks selected.

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