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Music news round up: w/e 29 June

Legacy Recordings will release Now, Then & Forever by Earth, Wind & Fire on September 9th. This marks the group’s first new studio album in eight years. For a limited time, fans will be able to pre-order the album at The pre-order allows the fans to have their personal names printed in the album’s final CD package.


Polyphonic Spree

release Yes, It’s True on the band’s own Good Records Recordings via Cherry Red on August 5th. A single from the album, ‘You Don’t Know Me’, will be released on July 29th.

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On September 2nd, UB40 will release their new album Getting Over The Storm, the reggae stars’ 20th studio album, and their first since 2010’s Labour Of Love IV.

Like many of UB40’s previous albums, the group’s original material is complimented by a smattering of cover versions and interpretations. Interestingly, amongst the five original UB40 songs, the covers recorded for Getting Over The Storm were originally written and/or recorded by country music artists.

The album will be available to pre-order from and iTunes from July 8th. All fans pre-ordering the album from iTunes will receive a download of the single 'Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain' as an ‘instant grat’ purchase. There is also a limited edition version of the album available from Limited to just 200 copies, the album will include a 12x12 poster signed by the band.

The band will play UK tour dates in September to support the release of the album.

13th September - Sky Dome Arena, Coventry
16th September - Planet Ice Arena, Peterborough
18th September - Planet Ice Arena, Ryde, Isle of Wight
20th September - Planet Ice Arena, Cardiff


American punk band The Transplants have released their highly anticipated third album, In A Warzone, this week on Epitaph Records and it can be streamed in its entirety here:



have unveiled a new music video for 'Cold Season' which is taken from their debut album Succession which will be self-released on August 5th.

01/08/2013 The Sanctuary - Basingstoke UK
02/08/2013 The Winchester - Bournemouth UK / With Silent Screams and Death of an Artist


Following the release of her debut album Ah!, fantasy pop cellist Linnea Olsson brings her live show to Union Chapel in London on July 16th. A special show as part of The Henry Willis Organ Restoration Project, the evening will see her integrate the church’s organ into her live set. Having wowed audiences the past year across The UK and Europe with the rich power of just cello and voice, this evening ought to be a special with the church organ accompanying Linnea and her cello and loop pedal to create what promises to be a huge and warm atmosphere.

Built in 1877, the Henry Willis Organ at Union Chapel is the only existing organ of its kind in the UK and remains virtually unaltered, either mechanically or tonally since its construction. With help from the Heritage Lottery Fund and other donations, esteemed London venue Union Chapel has restored the historic instrument to its former glory, securing its future for generations to come.

The organ will officially be launched on July 14th and Union Chapel is hosting a week of special concerts to celebrate. In a first for a mechanical organ, the programme will see the instrument performed in styles rarely attempted before, bringing the historic organ into the 21st Century and showcasing just how musically versatile it can be. For further information, visit


After a series of festival dates this summer, Scholars will take to the road in September/October for their biggest headline shows to date.

Saturday 27-Jul-13 Bournemouth Burn Out Festival
Sunday 4-Aug-13 Derbyshire Y Not Festival
Friday 27-Sep-13 Devon Betafest
Sunday 29-Sep-13 Gloucester Underground Festival
Monday 30-Sep-13 Birmingham O2 Academy 3
Tuesday 01-Oct-13 Nottingham Red Rooms @ Rock City
Friday 04-Oct-13 Manchester Sound Control
Saturday 05-Oct-13 Stoke Sugarmill
Sunday 06-Oct-13 Glasgow King Tuts
Monday 07-Oct-13 Edinburgh Electric Circus
Wednesday 09-Oct-13 Leeds Cockpit 3
Thursday 10-Oct-13 Sheffield Corporation
Friday 11-Oct-13 Bristol The Louisiana
Sunday 13-Oct-13 Southampton Joiners
Tuesday 15-Oct-13 Guildford The Boileroom
Wednesday 16-Oct-13 London Borderline


With their new as-yet-untitled album out on September 16th, The Devil Wears Prada have announced a UK headline tour for October. Tickets are on sale now and full details are as follows:

October 2013:
Tues 1st Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms
Wed 2nd London Islington Academy
Fri 4th Cardiff Great Hall 2
Sat 5th Bristol The Fleece
Sun 6th Birmingham Asylum
Mon 7th Norwich Waterfront
Tue 8th Glasgow King Tuts
Fri 11th Belfast Mandela Hall
Sat 12th Newcastle Academy 2
Mon 14th Manchester Club Academy
Tue 15th Sheffield Corporation


Lulu James

will release her new single 'Step By Step' through RCA on August 12th as a 12" edit. Listen to the track below.



's new self-titled third album will be out on September 17th through Columbia Records. Album opener 'Alien Days' was released as part of this year's Record Store Day, with full track listing as follows:

Alien Days
Cool Song No. 2
Mystery Disease
Your Life Is a Lie
A Good Sadness
I Love You Too, Death
Plenty Of Girls In the Sea
An Orphan Of Fortune

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