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Music news round up: w/e 30 August

Little Hi! Records and Thirty Tigers have unveiled I Will Not Be Afraid, the debut album from Caroline Rose, a fiery 24 year-old songwriter raised on rockabilly, vintage country and blues-infused rock. The 11 track album will be released digitally on September 1st.


Justin Townes Earle has announced his new album Single Mothers, which includes ten tracks that showcase why he is considered a forefather of contemporary Americana.

“I don’t really know what Americana means anymore,” Justin laughed. “That’s not a slant on Americana, it’s just become a very unclassifiable genre. It’s gone seemingly pop. There are good parts to that, but it’s getting to a point where it won’t be able to redeem itself if it doesn’t slow down. Just like everything that gets popular.”

Single Mothers is released on September 22nd and is Townes Earle's debut record on Loose Music.


Bear’s Den will release their debut album Islands on October 20th via Communion Records.

Islands tracklisting
1. Agape
2. The Love You Stole
3. Above The Clouds of Pompeii
4. Isaac
5. Think Of England
6. Magdalene
7. When You Break
8. Stubborn Beast
9. Elysium
10. Bad Blood

To mark the release, Bear’s Den will play a series of intimate shows in key cities across Europe in October, ending up at the Tabernacle in London. Tickets available here:

Bear's Den Live:
Oct 8th - Pop Up Du Label, Paris, FR
Oct 9th - Nijdrop, Opwijk, BE
Oct 13th - Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL
Oct 14th - Kantine Am Berghain, Berlin, DE
Oct 16th - Tabernacle, London, UK


Australian trio, Little May have unveiled their new single ‘Dust’, taken from their self-titled EP expected that's due out in October.


American singer-songwriter Max Jury has announced his second EP All I Want: The Sonic Factory Sessions, which will be released on October 13th via Marathon Artists. Following his sold out London dates earlier this year, the Des Moines native has also announced a UK tour for this autumn including two London shows at the Sebright Arms and St. Pancras Church. Full details as follows:

Sun 14th BRIGHTON, The Prince Albert
Mon 15th LONDON, Sebright Arms
Tue 16th ST ALBANS, The Horn
Fri 26th BRISTOL, Birdcage
Sat 27th NOTTINGHAM, Red Room
Mon 29th BIRMINGHAM, The Sunflower Lounge
Tue 30th LEEDS, Brudenell (Games Room)

Wed 1st GLASGOW, Nice N Sleazy
Tue 7th EDINBURGH, Voodoo Rooms
Wed 8th MANCHESTER, Castle Hotel
Fri 10th LONDON, St. Pancras Church


Hookworms have announced The Hum, a new studio album due for release on November 10th. The Hum will be available on vinyl, CD and digitally. There will also be a limited pressing, deluxe edition of the album, featuring a die cut sleeve, 180g heavyweight transparent vinyl, a bonus 7” with new tracks and MP3 download.


Goldfrapp have announced a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall on November 18th. The evening will see the band perform their latest album, Tales Of Us, in full alongside a selection of live favourites with accompaniment from the London Contemporary Orchestra and a choir.


Cold War Kids will release their fifth studio album Hold My Home on October 27th through Sony RED / Downtown Records. To whet the appetite, the band have unveiled album track 'First' for your listening pleasure.

Hold My Home tracklisting
1. All This Could Be Yours
2. First
3. Hot Coals
4. Drive Desperate
5. Hotel Anywhere
6. Go Quietly
7. Nights & Weekends
8. Hold My Home
9. Flower Drum Song
10. Harold Bloom
11. Hear My Baby Call


Jamie Cullum has unveiled that his jazz album Interlude, featuring Laura Mvula and Gregory Porter, will be released on October 6th through Island Records. To mark its release, Cullum will play two shows at Ronnie Scotts in London on September 17th and 18th, at 19:30 and 22:15 each night.

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