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News round up - w/e 1 Oct 2011

Ringo Deathstarr have announced the release of a new EP, ahead of the release of their second album in February next year. The four-track Shadow is out on November 7th through Club AC30 Records, available digitally and on limited edition Japanese cherry blossom coloured (and scented) vinyl 10", featuring a cover of 'Just You' from Twin Peaks' series two.


Set for release on October 31st, Dog Is Dead have released the video to their next single 'Hands Down' which you can see below. The band are currently on the road with Bombay Bicycle Club before supporting Tribes at their London date on October 28th and have also released a free acoustic Confessions EP, which you can download from their website -


Friends Electric have released a free download of a remix of their new single 'Puzzle Pieces'. You can get your hands on the remix, by producer Dademari, by following this link.


'Hold My Breath' is set to be the next single taken from Holy Ghost!'s eponymous debut album. Co-written by Austrian DJ Wolfram, the track is out on October 17th and features remixes from Tiger & Woods, Cosmic Kids and Falty DL. You can catch the video, directed by close friend of the band Ben Fries, below.


Signed to Hideout Recordings, Brighton five-piece Cave Painting have announced the release of their debut EP You'll Be Running Soon. The four-track EP is supported by a short film inspired by EP track 'Midnight Love', acting as a visual representation of the track rather than a conventional video. Make up your own mind by watching it here.


Dominique Young Unique has released a new eight-track mixtape Stupid Pretty. Produced by her long time collaborator David Alexander and recorded in Tampa and London, the mixtape is Dominique's third with the previous two having been downloaded over 90,000 times and gaining over 300,000 views on YouTube. You can download Stupid Pretty for free by clicking here.


Popular London club night This Feeling has announced three new events taking place in October. Featuring Pengu!ns and punk-poppers Dexters, the events will take place at The Caves in Edinburgh (Oct 7th), Sound Council in Manchester (Oct 22nd) and at the Vibe Bar in London (Oct 28th). Tickets for all nights can be purchased here and you can get free downloads of all the bands playing This Feeling by following this link.

Currently on a 28-date UK & Ireland tour, Benjamin Francis Leftwich has announced that his next single 'Shine' will be out on November 7th. He has also announced a London date for next year, playing the Shepherd's Bush Empire on February 22nd. Tickets are on sale now.


Following the announcement of their full UK autumn tour last week, Stillwater's Other Lives today announce details of their new single 'Old Statues' which will be released via PIAS on the 28th November. Tickets are still available for selected dates of the tour, with full details below.

UK tour dates
Oct 18th London Shepherds Bush Empire (w/ Chapel Club)
Oct 20th Bristol Cooler
Oct 21st Cardiff SWN
Oct 22nd Liverpool Leaf
Oct 23rd Dublin Academy 2
Oct 25th Glasgow Captain’s Rest
Oct 26th Middlesbrough Westgarth
Oct 27th Leeds Nation of Shopkeepers
Oct 29th Nottingham Bodega
Oct 30th Manchester Deaf Institute
Nov 21st London St Giles In The Fields **New show**
Nov 22nd Brighton Audio


The War On Drugs have announced a new show at London Electric Ballroom on the 28th February 2012. Tickets are on sale via the promoter's site, Bird On The Wire:


Tim ‘Love’ Lee chronicles the first 15 years of Tummy Touch with a dub album created from the label's catalogue. Fully Bearded is released on November 7th. Tom Vek, New Young Pony Club and Groove Armada are amongst the acts included.


Craft Spells have released the video for 'Your Tomb'.

The band visit the UK as part of their first overseas shows next month. Full details as follows:

8 SPAIN, Noise on the Sea tour
11 LONDON, The Lexington
12 LEEDS, A Nation of Shopkeepers
13 GLASGOW, Captain’s Rest
14 MANCHESTER, Now Wave @ Islington Mill
15 GENT, Charlatan
17 KOLN, Underground
19 COPENHAGEN, Ideal Bar
20 MALMO, Debaser Malmo
21 STOCKHOLM, Debaser Slussen
22 ARHAUS, Musiccafeen
23 KOLN, Werkstatt w/The Blood Arm
24 HAMBURG, Ubel & Gefahrlich w/The Blood Arm
25 KOLN, Underground w/The Blood Arm
27 FLORENCE, La Limonaia
28 BOLOGNA, Covo
29 ROME, Circolo degli Artisti
30 VENICE, Pop Corn Club

1 LUZERN, Sudpol
2 PARIS, Petit Bain
3 LONDON, Brixton Windmill

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