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Music news round-up: Weds 26 September

Rodrigo y Gabriela play the following UK venues:

Sunday 25th November – HMV Institute, Birmingham
Monday 26th November – Academy, Manchester
Tuesday 27th November – Colston Hall, Bristol
Thursday 29th November – The Forum, Kentish Town, London

The duo will be joined by Alex Wilson on piano.

Fresh from their debut EP Facedown earlier in the year, The 1975 are all set to release their next EP. Sex will be released on November 19th through Dirty Hit.

The 1975 - Sex by the1975

Pitbull will release his new album, Global Warming via RCA Records / Mr. 305 / Polo Grounds on November 26th in the UK. It will feature, 'Back In Time' from Men In Black 3, new single 'Don’t Stop The Party', and international hit 'Get It Started' with Shakira.

The Joy Formidable have announced they have been chosen to support Muse on their autumn UK and European arena tour. The band will release the first single ‘Cholla’ taken from their new album, Wolf’s Law, on 21 October prior to playing the following British shows:


Wednesday 24th Glasgow SECC
Friday 26th London O2
Saturday 27th London O2
Tuesday 30th Birmingham LG Arena


Thursday 1st Manchester MEN Arena

4AD have confirmed that Scott Walker will release Bish Bosch this December, his first studio album since 2006’s The Drift.

Walker has worked with co-producer Peter Walsh and is joined by a regular core of musicians: Ian Thomas (drums), Hugh Burns (guitar), James Stevenson (guitar), Alasdair Malloy (percussion) and John Giblin (bass). Musical director Mark Warman also played a prominent role, both as conductor and keyboardist, while guests include trumpeter Guy Barker and pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole, who worked on three of Scott’s mid-seventies LPs.


1. ‘See You Don’t Bump His Head’
2. Corps De Blah
3. Phrasing
4. SDSS1416+13B (Zercon, A Flagpole Sitter)
5. Epizootics!
6. Dimple
7. Tar
8. Pilgrim
9. The Day The “Conducator” Died

Alt rockers Hawk Eyes, grind outfit The Atrocity Exhibit and Raven's Creed complete the line up for Damnation Festival.

The English trio of bands will open the Jagermeister, Terrorizer and Eyesore stages, respectively, at Leeds University Union in just over five weeks' time where they'll complete a heavyweight bill which includes Electric Wizard, Pig Destroyer, My Dying Bride, Belphegor and Amenra.

Tickets priced £32 are available from Leeds Tickets and via the official Damnation Festival site and Facebook through Ticketscript and at Crash and Jumbo stores in Leeds.

Caro Emerald will return to Britain in March 2013 with her blend of big band jazz, swing and pop. The Dutch singer and her band promise a “classy show, with a jazz club feel, and of course some fabulous outfits!”

Friday 8th March Brighton, Dome
Saturday 9th March Bournemouth, Pavilion Theatre
Monday 11th March, London, Royal Albert Hall

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