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Music news round up: w/e 3 August

Chas And Dave mark their 50th year together with the release of their first new studio album for 27 years.

Recorded at Abbey Road studios with Grammy-winning producer Joe Henry (Elvis Costello), Chas and Dave return to their roots with a collection of early R&B, skiffle and rock n’ roll classics - alongside new takes on songs of their own. Released under Warner Music; special guests include guitarists Albert Lee and Martin Taylor, Buddy Holly and The Crickets’ drummer J. I Allison and on keys Jools Holland and Hugh Laurie.

That's What Happens is released on October 28th.


Frankie Rose has announced her recent signing to Fat Possum Records and confirmed her new album, Herein Wild will be out in the UK on October 7th.


Suzi Quatro will play at the Play Misty Club, Amhurst Terrace, Hackney, London on 6th-8th and 12th-14th of September. The special 'Unzipped' shows will take the audience through her life in the world of show business with pictures, stories, video clips and some live music.


Chase And Status have announced that their third album Brand New Machine will be released on October 7th. The album will be preceded by new single 'Count On Me', featuring vocals from Moko, on September 29th.


Following a five-year release hiatus, The Fratellis will return on October 7th with new album We Need Medicine through BMG Records. New single 'Seven Nights Seven Days' is out on September 29th and tickets are now on sale for a November tour. Full details are as follows:

Sun 17th Bournemouth 02 Academy
Mon 18th Lincoln Engine Shed
Tues 19th Leeds 02 Academy
Weds 20th Norwich UEA
Fri 22nd Preston 53 Degrees
Sat 23rd Margate Winter Gardens
Sun 24th London 02 Shepherds Bush Empire
Tues 26th Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall
Weds 27th Manchester Academy
Fri 29th Glasgow 02 Academy


'What A Difference Your Love Makes' will be the new single released by Basement Jaxx, out on September 30th through 37 Adventures. Listen to the track below.


Amplify Dot has been announced as the special guest on Mikill Pane's upcoming UK tour. Tickets are still available for selected dates, with full details as follows:

Wednesday 16 Manchester Club Academy
Thursday 17 O2 Academy 2 Liverpool
Friday 18 The Cockpit Leeds
Saturday 19 The Plug Sheffield
Wednesday 23 Norwich Waterfront
Thursday 24 O2 Academy 2 Leicester
Friday 25 Nottingham Rescue Rooms
Saturday 26 O2 Academy 2 Newcastle
Sunday 27 The Platform Lincoln
Tuesday 29 Scala, London


The Strypes will release their new single 'What A Shame' on September 9th, the same day as their debut album Snapshot lands. Watch the video below.


With his new album No Better Time Than Now out on August 19th through Ghostly International, Shigeto has released a final taster of the album online in the form of 'Olivia'. Listen to the track below.


Touché Amoré;s highly anticipated new album, Is Survived By, is set for a September 23rd release, once again through Deathwish Inc. Check out the first single, ‘Just Exist’:


Kids In Glass Houses will release new album Peace through Transmission Recordings on September 30th.

Saturday 3 August - Derbyshire - Y Not Festival

Wednesday 25 September - Liverpool - O2 Academy
Thursday 26 September - Norwich - Waterfront
Friday 27 September - Lincoln - Engine Shed
Saturday 28 September - Birmingham - Asylum
Tuesday 1 October - Brighton - Concorde 2
Wednesday 2 October - London - Electric Ballroom
Thursday 3 October - Cardiff - Great Hall
Friday 4 October - Manchester - Academy 2
Saturday 5 October - Glasgow - Garage
Sunday 6 October - Newcastle - Warehouse
Tuesday 8 October - Portsmouth - Wedgewood Rooms
Wednesday 9 October - Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
Thursday 10 October - Oxford - Academy 2
Saturday 12 October - Dublin - Academy 2
Sunday 13 October - Cork - Cypress Avenue

Six years since the release of King Khan & The Shrines last album, What Is!? (Vice Records), Idle No More will be released on September 2nd on Merge Records. Album track ‘Darkness’ has been made into a surreal stop-motion video and deals with some heavy issues: life, death, what it’s like to be shot out of a cannon.

Catch the band live at the following shows:

08/30 Salisbury @ End Of The Road Festival
09/01 London @ XOYO
09/02 Brighton @ The Haunt


Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter Kevin Devine (Bad Books, Kevin Devine and the Goddamn Band) has announced the date for the highly anticipated dual release of Bulldozer and Bubblegum. The albums, fan funded through a Kickstarter campaign, will be released October 14th through Big Scary Monsters. The album was finished in April 2013, recorded at Dreamland Recording Studios in Hurley, NY and at Atomic Heart Studios in New York City.

The ten songs that comprise Bulldozer, Devine’s solo album laced with electric folk-rock and pop ballads, were recorded in L.A. from March to April 2013 and produced by frequent collaborator Schnapf. With Devine on guitar, Schnapf gathered a stellar group of musicians to back him—Russell Pollard and Elijah Thomson (Everest) on drums and bass, respectively; Isobel Campbell (Belle & Sebastian) on backup vocals; and Schnapf himself on guitar, mellotron, and percussion.

Kevin will return to the UK for a headline tour in February 2014.

Tue 4th Feb 2014 The Lexington, London
Wed 5th Feb 2014 Louisianna, Bristol
Thu 6th Feb 2014 Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Fri 7th Feb 2014 Nice n Sleazys, Glasgow

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