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Music news round-up: Thursday 24th April

The Kooks will release their new album Listen on 1st September via Virgin/EMI. They lift the track 'Around Town' as a single on 15th June.

Spark will be supporting Shakka on 28th & 29th April at The Barfly, Camden.

Bad Rabbits play the following dates in May.

1st Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
2nd London, The Borderline - SOLD OUT
4th Glasgow, King Tuts
5th Newcastle, O2 Academy 2
6th Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
7th Leeds, Cockpit 2
8th Sheffield, Plug
9th Norwich, Waterfront Studio
10th Bristol, Exchange
11th Southampton, The Cellar

Courtney Love has confirmed the release of a brand new single, 'You Know My Name'/'Wedding Day' for 4th May. A 7" edition follows soon after.

She plays the following dates in May:

Sun 11 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Mon 12 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
Tues 13 Manchester Academy
Thurs 15 Glasgow O2 Academy
Fri 16 Leeds O2 Academy
Sun 18 Birmingham O2 Academy
Mon 19 Bristol O2 Academy
Tues 20 Nottingham Rock City
Thurs 22 Newcastle Riverside

To Rococo Rot return courtesy of Berlin-based label City Slangfor their first full-length since 2010’s Speculation. Instrument be be released on 21st July and accompanied by a show on the same date at London’s Café Oto.

Ballet School play:

Friday 2 May – LEEDS – Belgrave Music Hall (Live at Leeds launch party)
Saturday 3 May – LIVERPOOL – Zanzibar (Sound City Festival)
Sunday 4 May – GLASGOW – Glasgow School of Art (Stag & Dagger Festival)
Tuesday 6 May – LONDON – The Social
Wednesday 7 May – LONDON – Birthdays (free entry)
Thursday 8 May – BRIGHTON – Green Door Store (The Great Escape Festival)
Thursday 8 May – BRIGHTON – Coalition (The Great Escape Festival)
Friday 9 May – BRIGHTON – Green Door Store (The Great Escape Festival)

Their debut album follows later this summer.

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