Music news round up: w/e 13 April
Ahead of their UK tour with Canterbury which kicks off on April 23rd at London's Garage, LostAlone are in the studio working on their third album and have started up a Pledge Music campaign for their fans to get involved in the making of it. Having crossed the halfway mark in its first week, the campaign offers exclusive studio updates and a range of Pledgers-only merchandise. For more info, visit www.pledgemusic.com/projects/lostalone
The Boxer Rebellion's new album Promises will be out on May 13th through Absentee Recordings. The album is available to pre-order now through the band’s web store, and in doing so, those who purchase will receive an immediate free download of the album’s first single, 'Diamonds'. Check out the video for the track below.
With their debut album SECONDHAND RAPTURE out on May 13th, New York duo MS MR have unveiled the video for new single 'Hurricane', out on the same day as the album, which you can watch below. The duo are heading out on a European tour in support of the album, and full details of the UK dates are as follows:
11th BRIGHTON The Haunt
15th MANCHESTER Academy 3
16th BIRMINGHAM Institute Temple
17th LONDON Electric Ballroom
Tribes will release new single 'Dancehall' on May 20th, the same day as their second album Wish To Scream. The Camden four-piece are about to head out on a UK tour, with full details as follows:
11/04 - Academy 2 - Oxford
12/04 - Student Union Solus - Cardiff
18/04 - NME Showcase @ H&M - Manchester
04/05 - Live At Leeds - Leeds
18/05 - The Great Escape (Paganini Club) - Brighton
21/05 - Oran Mor - Glasgow
22/05 - Academy 2 - Manchester
23/05 - Institute Library - Birmingham
28/05 - Thekla - Bristol
29/05 - The Roundhouse - London
Preeminent punk band Bad Religion have announced two live dates in the UK this summer. They will play The Ritz in Manchester on August 19th and Koko in London on August 20th. Tickets are on sale now at http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/bad-religion/
Synth-pop duo Dungeonesse have made the track ‘Nightlight’ available to stream online.
The album Dungeonesse will be released through Secretly Canadian on May 13th (UK/EU).
Wampire release their debut album, Curiosity on May 13th on Polyvinyl Records.
Bell X1 will release their new album, Chop Chop, on July 1st on Belly Up Records.
American punk band The Transplants are finally back with a ferocious new album called In A Warzone, which hits the street on June 24th via Epitaph Records. Fans can download the song 'In The Warzone' here: http://thetransplants.com/new-transplants-music-in-a-warzone-free-download/
Ann Arbor's Saturday Looks Good To Me will release a new LP, One Kiss Ends It All, on May 21st with Polyvinyl Records.
New York trio The Ballet release an album, I Blame Society on Fortuna POP! on June 10th.
Chelsea Light Moving will play the following dates in June:
14th – London, Village Underground
16th – Dublin, Whelans
17th – Bristol, The Fleece
18th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
19th – London, Meltdown Festival (Purcell Room Thurston Moore only)
Wu-Tang Clan play:
25th July O2 Apollo, Manchester
26th July O2 Academy, Brixton
Shane Filan (ex-Westlife) has signed to London Records as a solo artist and has already started recording his debut solo album in Nashville as well as the UK. The album will be released towards the end of this year.