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Music news: w/e 24 August

Rush have announced they will release a remixed version of the band 2002's album Vapor Trials on September 30 via Atlantic/Rhino. Explaining the decision to finally revisit the album, Geddy Lee said:

"Vapor Trails was an album made under difficult and emotional circumstances - sort of like Rush learning how to be Rush again - and as a result, mistakes were made that we have longed to correct. David Bottrill's remixes have finally brought some justice and clarity to this deserving body of our work. Every song has been given a new life, from the fire of 'One Little Victory' to the melodic musicality of 'Sweet Miracle', these songs have been redeemed."

The remixed version will also be included in the new 7-disc boxed set The Studio Albums 1989-2007, which features every studio album Rush recorded for Atlantic Records. The collection features each album presented in a wallet sleeve that faithfully reproduces the original artwork and is also available on September 30 from Atlantic/Rhino.

Temples have announced details of the release of a new single. 'Keep In The Dark' will be released through Heavenly Recordings on Monday 7th October. The single, available on 7” and download, features the B-Side 'Jewel Of Mine Eye' and was recorded and produced by the band in their own Pyramid Studio and mixed by Claudius Mittendorfer.

Kitchens of Distinction have announced details of the release of a new album, Folly, through 3 Loop Music on September 30th. The 10-track album is the band’s first in 19 years following the release of Cowboys And Aliens in 1994.

Seventies legends The Sweet and Slade head out on a co-headline tour later this year. They play:


Tuesday 29th High Wycombe, Swan Theatre 7.30pm


Friday 1st Coventry, Warwick Arts 8pm
Saturday 2nd Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall
Sunday 3rd Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Theatre 7.30pm
Tuesday 5th King’s Lynn, Corn Exchange 7.30pm
Thursday 7th Stoke On Trent, Victoria Hall 7.30pm
Sunday 10th Dartford, Orchard Theatre 8pm
Tuesday 12th Ipswich, Regent Theatre 7.30pm
Wednesday 13th Chatham, Central Theatre 7.30pm
Tuesday 26th Buxton, Opera House 7.30pm
Wednesday 27th Sheffield, City Hall 7.30pm
Friday 29th Gateshead, The Sage 7.30pm
Saturday 30th Dundee, Caird Hall 7.30pm


Sunday 1st Aberdeen, Music Hall 7.30pm
Tuesday 3rd Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall 7.30pm
Wednesday 4th Manchester, Palace Theatre 7.30pm
Friday 6th York, Grand Opera House 7.30pm
Saturday 7th Southport, Southport Theatre 7.30pm
Monday 16th Birmingham, Town Hall 8pm
Tuesday 17th Guildford, G-Live 7.30pm
Thursday 19th Eastbourne, Congress Theatre 7.30pm
Friday 20th Poole, The Lighthouse 7.30pm
Saturday 21st Salisbury, City Hall 7.30pm

Newton Faulkner - whose new album Studio Zoo is out on Monday has announced a tour for early 2014:


Thu 06 Dublin Olympia € 23.10
Fri 07 Cork Opera House € 21.00
Sat 08 Galway Seapoint € 21.00
Sun 09 Belfast Limelight £19.50
Tue 11 Edinburgh Picture House £19.50
Wed 12 Glasgow O2 ABC £19.50
Thu 13 Newcastle O2 Academy £19.50
Sat 15 Leeds O2 Academy £19.50
Sun 16 Liverpool O2 Academy £19.50
Mon 17 Manchester Bridgewater £19.50
Wed 19 York Barbican £19.50
Thu 20 Birmingham O2 Academy £19.50
Fri 21 Nottingham Rock City £19.50
Sun 23 Norwich UEA £19.50
Mon 24 Ipswich Corn Exchange £19.50
Wed 26 Bournemouth O2 Academy £19.50
Thu 27 Bristol Colston Hall £19.50
Fri 28 Cardiff University £19.50


Sun 2 Portsmouth Guildhall £19.50
Mon 3 Bexhill on Sea De La Warr Pavillion £19.50
Wed 5 London Roundhouse £23.00
Thu 6 Guildford Glive £19.50
Fri 7 Exeter Great Hall £19.50

Glasser releases an, as yet, untitled album in Ocotber via True Panther Sounds. 'Shape' is a taster from the album.

Blitzen Trapper’s seventh studio album, VII, will be released on British indie label Lojinx on the 30th of September.

Chicago based heavy rock band SOiL will tour as support to reggae rockers Skindred early in 2014. This tour will be the first UK tour in support of SOiL's sixth studio release Whole.

Skindred/SOiL UK Dates:

January 2014

22 Norwich UEA
23 Southhampton Mo Club
24 Nottingham Rock City
25 Wolverhampton Wulfrun
26 Middlesbrough Empire
27 Glasgow ABC
29 Sheffield Leadmill
30 Bristol O2 Academy
31 Cambridge The Junction

February 2014:

01 London The Forum
02 Manchester Academy 1

Jesu have shared the first track 'Homesick' from the upcoming record Everyday I Get Closer To The Light From Which I Came, due for release on September 23 through their own Avalanche Recordings.

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