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Music news round-up: Weds 13 March

School of Seven Bells' guitarist Benjamin Curtis was diagnosed with T-Cell Lymphoblastic Lymphoma this past February. After repeated and worsening symptoms doctors were able to pinpoint the cancer and conclude that chemotherapy would in fact be needed. But the good news is that it is treatable. "He is responding really well to treatment, and rough as it has been, it's your messages and posts that have inspired us and keep us focused on the path ahead. Thank you so much to all of you who have been continuously sending love. My heart is with you," bandmate Alejandra Deheza says.

A fund has been set up in Benjamin's name (that is being handled by Ben's sister) to help offset the expenses accrued, so he can focus his energy on getting better and getting back to making music. If you'd like to help you can visit the fund's site here

Canadian's Lab Coast head to the UK this May with single ‘For Now’ and a string of dates at Brighton’s The Great Escape and London’s The Lexington.

Phoenix will be marking the release of Bankrupt!, their fifth studio album, on April 22nd, as they land in London to play Shepherd’s Bush Empire for what will be their first British show of the year.

Tickets for the show will be available through an exclusive pre-sale via the band’s website on Wednesday 13th March at 10am here and on general sale from Friday.

Electronic pioneers Empire of the Sun are back with their second album Ice on the Dune which is set for release in June.

Simian Mobile Disco's brand new live album, Live is available now digitally and to pre-order on CD. For more info, visit their new website.

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