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Music news round up: w/e 7 December

The Struts have announced that their new single 'Kiss This' will be released on February 3rd through Virgin EMI. Their debut album is due out in spring 2014 and they will play two headline shows in Febuary, at London's Barfly on the 6th and Manchester's Sound Control on the 7th.

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Editors will play two headline shows at London's Roundhouse on March 18th and 19th. The second date was added due to demand. Tickets are on sale now.

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To coincide with the release of their debut album, Dexters are to tour the UK in March and April. Tickets go on sale this morning (7th) at 9am and you can also get a bundle of an album pre-order, gig ticket and a t-shirt. Full tour details are as follows:

March 18th Joiners, Southampton
March 19th Green Door Store, Brighton
March 20th Louisiana, Bristol
March 21st Victoria, Birmingham
March 22nd Sugar Mill, Stoke
March 25th Korova Bar, Liverpool
March 26th King Tuts, Glasgow
March 27th Think Tank, Newcastle
March 28th Cockpit, Leeds
March 29th Leadmill, Sheffield
April 1st Night and Day, Manchester
April 2nd Bodega, Nottingham
April 3rd Epic Studios, Norwich
April 4th Bullingdon Arms, Oxford
April 5th The Garage, London

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The Men will release their new album Tomorrow's Hits on March 3rd via Sacred Bones, their first album recorded in a high-end studio. UK live dates will be announced early next year. Album tracklisting is as follows:

1 Dark Waltz (5:15)
2 Get What You Give (3:22)
3 Another Night (5:30)
4 Different Days (4:33)
5 Sleepless (3:13)
6 Pearly Gates (6:19)
7 Settle Me Down (4:59)
8 Going Down (3:43)

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TOY, who release their second album Join The Dots on Heavenly Recordings on December 9th, have announced details of a UK tour in February 2014.

FEBRUARY
18th Brighton The Old Market
19th Bristol Thekla
20th Southampton Talking Heads
21st Birmingham The Rainbow
22nd Nottingham Bodega
23rd Leeds Cockpit
24th Manchester Gorilla
26th Newcastle Cluny
27th Glasgow King Tuts
28th Liverpool East Village Arts Centre

MARCH
1st Norwich Studio

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Pins play:

12 December - Hebden Bridge, Hebden Bridge Trades Club
13 December - Manchester, Deaf Institute
14 December – London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen (w/ Dum Dum Girls)

'Kiss Me Quickly (It's Christmas)', is taken from a Christmas compilation curated by the band, featuring the likes of Shinies, September Girls, Brown Brogues and Post War Glamour Girls, to be released on their Haus of PINS label. Proceeds from the compilation go to SWAP, an organisation helping asylum seekers and refugees.


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The Woodentops return with their first new studio album in 25 years in the New Year via Cherry Red on February 24th. Fronted by the group's original frontman and principal songwriter Rolo McGinty, the band have recorded Granular Tales over the past few years. It will be preceded by a single ‘Third Floor Rooftop’ High’ and followed by a short UK tour in March.

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