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Music news round-up: Weds 6 Feb

Hard Rock Hell 7 (Cirque Du Rock) which takes place November 28-30th at Hafan Y Mor Holiday Park in Pwllheli, N.Wales has announced its first round of acts for this year’s event including a co-headline appearance by Black Star Riders. This brand new band featuring Thin Lizzy members Ricky Warwick, Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza and who have now been joined by Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper/Megadeth) on drums. The band have just signed a new deal with Nuclear Blast Records and will release an album this summer.

Also confirmed to play are Scottish rockers Nazareth, former Iron Maiden Frontman Paul Di'Anno who will make his last ever appearance at this year’s event, plus Northern Ireland's The Answer whose new album is due out on Napalm Records later this year.

Hard Rock Hell 7 (Cirque Du Rock) Lineup so far.

Black Star Riders / Nazareth / Paul Di'Anno / The Answer / Love/Hate / Enuff z' Nuff / Blaze Bailey / Crucified Barbara / Lawnmower Deth / Gentlemans Pistols / Chrome Molly / Grifter

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Polly Scattergood has revealed a new track taken from her second studio album, due for release in Summer 2013 on Mute. ‘Wanderlust’ will be available digitally from 1 April 2013, the package will feature remixes from Charlie XCX and How To Dress Well.

Swim Deep have delivered a new video for their track 'The Sea', which is out on March 4th via Chess Club / RCA Victor.

They play:


14th - Southampton, Joiners
15th - Birmingham, HMV Institute Library (venue upgraded due to demand)
16th - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
17th - Manchester, Soup Kitchen
18th - Nottingham, Bodega Social Club
19th - Sheffield, Plug
20th - York, Duchess
22nd - Glasgow, King Tuts
23rd - Liverpool, Kazimier
24th - Bristol, Thekla
25th - Norwich, Open
26th - London, XOYO
27th - Brighton, Green Door Store

Japandroids will support Gaslight Anthem on their forthcoming UK dates:

Thurs 3/21 Bristol Academy, UK
Fri 3/22 Bristol Academy
Sat 3/23 Leeds Academy
Sun 3/24 Glasgow Academy
Mon 3/25 Glasgow Academy
Wed 3/2 Manchester Academy
Thurs 3/28 Manchester Academy
Fri 3/29 London Troxy
Sat 3/30 London Troxy

Journey and Whitesnake, with special guests Thunder, will appear onstage together for the first time ever taking in eight dates across the UK throughout May 2013. The tour starts in Glasgow on 18th May and runs until the 29th when the tours winds up in London.

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