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Music news round-up: Weds 25 April

Legendary music photographers, Kevin Cummins, Paul Slattery and Ian Tilton, collaborate for the first time in a new exhibition of photography and memorabilia to celebrate the generation-defining ‘Madchester’ band, The Stone Roses.

In celebration of their long awaited comeback this summer, Whiteleys Shopping Centre is bringing the Manchester scene defined by the Roses to the heart of London in an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia from the classic line-up. More details to follow.

Sixties legends The Zombies will be honoured by the unveiling of an honourary blue plaque to commemorate the place they first met in 1961, at the Blacksmith’s Arms, St Albans, this Friday 27th April at 2pm. Members of The Zombies will be in attendance, including Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone for the occasion.

Superfan Tony Dawson-Hill has spent the past year campaigning for a blue plaque to be erected in St Alban’s, “I am a huge fan of The Zombies and have been ever since I first saw them live in ’63 / ’64 at the Ballito Stocking Factory in St Albans. The idea for the Blue Plaque came about because Rod Argent always tells the story of how all five original members of the band first met outside the Blacksmith’s Arms pub in St Albans and my wife Gill suggested it would be a good idea to commemorate this momentous occasion with a blue plaque.”

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins have revealed a new video for their single, 'Third Swan'. The video was directed by Elliot Dear, who was also responsible for the duo’s previous videos for 'Bubble' and 'Bats In The Attic (Unravelled)'.

Prior to the release of Patrick Watson’s Adventures in Your Own Backyard, out April 30th on Domino, you can now watch the brand new video for first single, 'Into Giants'.

Set for release on July 23rd 2012 via 4AD, Shrines is the debut album by Purity Ring, a Halifax/Montreal-based duo comprised of Corin Roddick and Megan James. They play White Heat @ Madame Jojo's, London on 12th June.

Liars – Angus Andrew, Aaron Hemphill, and Julian Gross – have unveiled the video for their new single 'No. 1 Against The Rush' which is the first track to be taken from their new album WIXIW.

The new single 'No. 1 Against The Rush' is released on 12” and digital download on 28 May, and precedes the 11-track album which is out 4 June 2012. The single will feature remixes from Vince Clarke (Erasure / VCMG / Yazoo) and Matmos plus the exclusive b-side, 'We’ll Never Learn'.

Sam Sparro will release his new single ‘I Wish I Never Met You’ on 4th June. The single is the first to be taken from his forthcoming sophomore album, Return To Paradise (released on 11th June).

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