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Music news round-up: Weds 1st August

Fresh from appearing together in the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, Emily Barker's duet with Frank Turner, 'Fields of June', is released on August 13th via Xtra Mile Recordings. Available now as download, or to pre-order on limited edition 7" white vinyl, the single will comes backed by Emily Barker & The Red Clay Halo's BAFTA Award Winning song 'Nostalgia' (the theme to BBC drama Wallander).

Modern progressive rock band Coheed and Cambria’s upcoming sixth studio album will be a double concept album entitled The Afterman, which will be released in two separate full-length volumes. The first volume, The Afterman: Ascension, will be available on both physical and digital platforms October 8, 2012 via V2 Recordings/Everything Evil and the second volume, The Afterman: Descension is slated for release in February 2013.

Bruce Foxton (The Jam/From The Jam/Stiff Little Fingers) returns with his first new solo album in nearly thirty years. Joining Bruce on the album are Russell Hastings and Big Country’s Mark Brzezicki, both of whom are also members of From The Jam. The album boasts a very special guest on three songs in Paul Weller, who had Bruce as a guest on his 2010 album Wake Up the Nation and at a show at the Royal Albert Hall in the same year. Other guest musicians include Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG’s/The Blues Brothers) and Spandau Ballet’s Steve Norman. Back In The Room is released on 1st October.

Race Horses release ‘My Year Abroad’ on Stolen Recordings/[PIAS] on 20 August (vinyl) and 3 September (digital).

Best known for his morning jingles on the Chris Moyles’ Radio 1 Breakfast Show, going out to 7.1 million listeners each day, Richard Oliver has teamed up with hit dance music producer Paul Rudd for 'Neon Lights'. The track, orchestrated and produced by Rudd, marks Oliver’s first mainstream release of the year, following eight years providing ditties for Scott Mills, Greg James and Chris Moyles. The track is available now via i-Tunes.

The Proclaimers celebrate a busy summer, including headline slots at Cambridge Folk and V Festivals, with the release of new single 'Whatever You’ve Got', from new album Like Comedy It's out on 13 August.

Crime & the City Solution announce details of their first tour in over 20 years, including a show at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 26 October 2012. The tour follows the release of An Introduction To… Crime & the City Solution / A History Of Crime - Berlin 1987 – 1991 out on 24 September 2012.

An Introduction To… will be followed by a new album, American Twilight. Recorded in Detroit, this will be Crime & the City Solution’s first studio album since 1990’s Paradise Discotheque, and is set for release in early 2013.

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