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Music news round up: w/e 6 April

Phoenix have just issued this new performance video for the track 'Entertainment'. Their upcoming album Bankrupt! is out on April 22nd.


The National will play the following dates in December as part of a wider European tour:

9th - BELFAST, Odyssey Arena
10th - DUBLIN, O2 Arena
11th - MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
13th - LONDON, Alexandra Palace

They release their album Trouble Will Find Me on May 21st.


Cat Power returns to the UK with rescheduled European tour dates that include a new London Roundhouse show on June 25th, plus Glastonbury and Latitude festival appearances.


The Strypes will release their new single 'Blue Collar Jane' on April 22nd, their debut release through Mercury Records. They play a sold out 100 Club show on May 14th and a show at Wolverhampton's Slade Rooms on June 27th.


'Skin', the debut single from Norwegian singer songwriter Farao, will be available digitally on May 27th, ahead of her first UK headline show at London's Sebright Arms on May 29th. Farao will also be touring with the likes of Karl Hyde (Underworld), Moddi and Paper Aeroplanes over the coming months. Full tour details are as follows:

11/4 - St Pancras Old Church, London, UK*
25/4 – Union Chapel, London, UK***
14/5 - The Cluny, Newcastle, UK **
16/5 - Junction 2, Cambridge, UK **
17/5 - The Great Escape, Brighton, UK
19/5 - Glee Club, Birmingham, UK **
21/5 - Colston 2, Bristol, UK **
22/5 - Bush Hall, London, UK **
23/5 - Glee Club, Nottingham, UK **
24/5 - Brudenell Club, Leeds, UK **
25/5 – Jericho, Oxford, UK **
26/5 - Glee Club, Cardiff, UK**
29/5 – Sebright Arms, London, UK (First headline show w/Communion)
25/7 - Secret Garden Party Festival, UK

* w/ Moddi
** w/ Paper Aeroplanes
*** w/ Karl Hyde


Valentina has released 'Ladders', the second track on her upcoming EP Wolves, out on April 15th through Greco-Roman. She will play a launch show at London's Lexington on May 2nd. Listen to 'Ladders' below.


Guest violinist in of Montreal, Kishi Bashi will release his debut album 151a in the UK on May 6th through Joyful Noise Recordings. The album is currently streaming at and he will be touring the UK in May. Full details as follows:

Friday 10th May London Lexington
Sat 11th May Manchester Trof (Free show as part of BETA series) @MusicinBeta
Sunday 12th May Stockton on Tees , Georgian Theatre

Check out the video for 'It All Began With A Burst' below.


Ahead of the release of her debut UK album Mama on June 3rd through Partisan, Emily Wells has unveiled the video for new single 'Passenger', out on April 29th.


Split across 3 CDs, Before During After marks the definitive Woodentops retrospective, comprising re-mastered versions of their two albums, Giant and Wooden Foot Cops On The Highway. Both were re-mastered from the original tapes - which themselves had first to be lovingly restored by an oven baking process overseen by lead singer Rolo McGinty.

Also included in the package are never before released tracks including Adrian Sherwood's mixes of 'Give It Time' and 'Keep A Knockin', Tony Johns & Dave Boreham's Balearic re-edit of 'Why Why Why' and Arthur Baker's completely unheard dub of 'Give It Time'. On top of this are all manner of live, alternate and remixed versions, plus a handful of tracks that give a glimpse into what the third unfinished album might have been. Also included is Rolo's new commentary to the accompanying track lists.

Before During After is released via One Little Indian on May 27th.


InMe frontman Dave McPherson releases his new solo album DreamoirsoOn Pledge Music/ Graphite Records on June 3rd.


Ane Brun has confirmed details of a retrospective collection of her work to coincide with the tenth anniversary of her debut album, Spending Time With Morgan. Available as a 2CD set or digital download, SONGS 2003-2013 will be released by Brun’s own Balloon Ranger label on June 10th, and will also be available via all good streaming services.

Ane Brun & Balloon Ranger recordings have also released ONE – a short film by Magnus Renfors, based on the music from Ane’s album It All Starts With One. The film has previously only been shown at film festivals.

ONE from Ane Brun on Vimeo.

Ane Brun will tour Europe in the autumn and winter, including a date at The Forum in London on November 14th.

Tour dates:
Nov 14 London, The Forum
Nov 15 Manchester, Ruby Lounge
Nov 16 Dublin, Vicar St.
Nov 18 Glasgow, Oran Mor

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