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Music news round-up: w/e 10 Nov

Courteeners have announced that their new album ANNA will be out on February 4th through V2, preceding a week earlier by new single 'Lost Control' on January 28th. The band will be previewing tracks from the album on December 7th at Manchester's MEN Arena and at Brixton Academy as part of XFM's Winter Wonderland on December 17th. Tracklisting is as follows:

1. Are You In Love With A Notion?
2. Lose Control
3. Van Der Graaff
4. Push Yourself
5. When You Want Something You Can't Have
6. Welcome To The Rave
7. Save Rosemary In Time
8. Sharks Are Circling
9. Marquee
10. Money
11. Here Come The Young Men


Sweden's post-metal stalwarts Cult Of Luna have announced new album Vertikal will be released via Indie Recordings in Europe on January 25th. Marking a much-anticipated return for the band after five years spent cultivating the ideas and directing the influences that have helped form a concept for the album, the band will prepare for the release with a full European tour in January next year, including four dates in this country.

19th – Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
20th – Sheffield, Corporation
21st – Wolverhampton, Slade Rooms
22nd – London, The Garage


It Bites will be releasing a new single in the shape of 'Cartoon Graveyard' on December 9th, a fitting close to a successful year for the band after the release of the album Map Of The Past. On top of this the band will be heading out on a UK tour in December, culminating in a co-headlining show in London with Frost*.

Saturday 8th December - Plymouth White Rabbit.
Sunday 9th December - Bristol The Exchange
Tuesday 11th December - Southampton Talking Heads
Wednesday 12th December - Wolverhampton Slade Rooms
Thursday 13th December - Manchester Club Academy
Friday 14th December - Glasgow ABC 2
Sunday 16th December - London Scala w/ Frost*


On December 17th Island Records release a strictly limited numbered edition of 3000 copies of the Paul Weller's Dragonfly EP. Tracklisting as follows:

A1. Dragonfly
A2. Lay Down Your Weary Burden
A3. Portal to the Past

B1. Devotion
B2. We Got a Lot
B3. The Piper

'Lay Down Your Weary Burden' and 'We Got A Lot' were on the Japanese version of Sonik Kicks and on the When Your Garden's Overgrown E.P, 'Portal To The Past' was on the 'Dangerous Age' single, 'Devotion' featured on the deluxe album & Japanese album, and finally, 'The Piper' was on The Attic EP. None have previously appeared on vinyl.


The shortlist for MTV Brand New For 2013 is set to be unveiled at an exclusive show at London's The Forum on November 28th. DJ Fresh will headline the gig where two of the nominees will also perform. This year, the tenth nominee will be the winner of the MTV Unsigned Competition, which is currently open to public voting at until November 12th. In January, MTV will host two further gigs showcasing Brand New nominees.


Will Young has signed a brand new recording contract with Island Records, which will see his forthcoming albums released worldwide by the label. "After almost 11 happy fulfilling years at Sony records I have decided to move on now to Island records," Will commented in a statement. "It is with a huge sense of pride and excitement that I start the next stage of my pop career with Island records under the flag of Universal."


Noir-pop New York duo MS MR will release their new single 'Fantasy' in March 2013, with their debut album following in May. The duo play their second lot of UK dates at the end of this month as part of their European tour. Tickets are on sale now and details are as follows:

Wednesday 28 November: Manchester Soup Kitchen
Thursday 29 November: London Electrowerkz


'Just Be' will be the next single released from Paloma Faith's second album Fall To Grace. Out on December 16th, you can view the video to the track below.


With their debut album set for February, Theme Park have announced that they will play London's Heaven on March 14th. Tickets are on sale now.


Josh Kumra will release his new single 'Waiting For You' on January 6th through RCA. Josh plays the Union Chapel on December 14th and will be opening for Lianne La Havas on her tour next year. To whet the appetite, check out the video for 'Waiting For You' below.

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