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Music news round up: w/e 15 June

Progressively minded and deliciously heavy TMF Tip for 2013 Maschine have announced the release of their debut album entitled Rubidium on July 29th. After being in the studio for several months, the band are ecstatic for the album to finally see the light of day, and band leader Luke Machin had this to say about its release:

"I am extremely happy with the way this album has come together, I wouldn't have changed a thing. We cannot wait to bring this album to the stage and start performing this material at live shows in the near future, it's gonna be killer! An album is a documentary of ones life at the present time and finally I can now share this experience with you all on record."

The track-listing for the album is as follows:

1. The Fallen
2. Rubidium
3. Cubixstro
4. Invincible
5. Venga
6. Eyes Pt.1
7. Eyes Pt.2

The album will be available as a limited edition digipak CD with two bonus tracks, and digital download.

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2013 is the year that the Cambridge Rock Festival celebrates its tenth birthday. Over 100 bands will be playing the festival over a 4 day period including Caravan, Magnum, Mostly Autumn, The Quireboys, Praying Mantis, Deborah Bonham, Bonafide, Eddie and the Hotrods, Hazel O' Connor and Cregan and Co (playing the songbook of Rod Stewart). Finally, the legendary Animals singing all their greatest hits will bring a close to the festival. It all takes place 1st-4th August at Haggis Farm Polo Club outside Barton, Cambridge. For more information about the festival and how to book tickets, visit the Cambridge Rock Festival site.

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Hurts will release their new single 'Somebody To Die For' on July 21st through Major Label. The track is the third single to be taken from the duo's second album Exile.

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Hanson have announced that their sixth studio album Anthem will be out on July 1st, with the lead single 'Get The Girl Back' released on the same day. The album was produced and written by the band, and mixed by Tom Lord-Alge. The trio will head out on a world tour in support of the album later this year, with UK dates as follows:

3 Dec Glasgow UK ABC
5 Dec Manchester UK Ritz
6 Dec Cardiff UK Solus
7 Dec Birmingham UK HMV Institute
8 Dec London UK Indigo O2

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'True Love' will be the next single released by P!nk on July 22nd through RCA Records. The track, which features Lily Allen is the fourth single to be taken from P!nk's latest album The Truth About Love. Check out the lyric video below.


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25-year-old Lolo has released her first track for your listening pleasure. Check out 'Weapon For Saturday', co-produced by Mark Batson, below.


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Americana stalwart Tom Russell releases Aztec Jazz: Tom Russell Live With The Norwegian Wind Ensemble on Proper Records on July 1st July.

Aztec Jazz was recorded as a live concert in Halden, Norway in May 2012 with the world-renowned 32 piece Norwegian Wind Ensemble and guitarist Thad Beckman. Russell’s classic songs - ‘St. Olav’s Gate’, 'Nina Simone’, ’Guadalupe’, 'Stealing Electricity’, ‘Goodnight Juarez’ and others - are performed on acoustic guitars against a lush backdrop of oboes, trumpets, saxophones, French horns, trombones and percussion. This larger, ethereal canvas brings Miles Davis’ Sketches of Spain to mind. The award winning Swedish composer Mats Halling wrote the orchestral parts.

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Lucy Ward releases her second album, Single Flame on Navigator Records on August 19th. The follow-up to her 2011 debut Adelphi Has To Fly was produced by Stu Hanna. For more information, visit her official site - http://www.lucywardsings.com/

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Joseph Arthur returns to Real World Records to release the two act The Ballad of Boogie Christ. The double album is released by Real World Records (for the world outside of America/Canada) on September 9th. Encompassing sessions put to tape in upstate New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Arthur's own Brooklyn studio, the double album - described by Arthur as "a fictionalised character loosely based on my own journey" - showcases the artist's signature rich storytelling set to a diverse range of rock'n'roll.

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