Today's 'News In Brief' is sponsored by really awful alarm clocks. The Last Dinosaur ILL FIT have added The Last Dinosaur to their roster. Which is very exciting news because they're damn good. Their debut album, Hooray! For Happiness, comes out on the 19th of April (Dearstereofan Records). Midlake Midlake will be celebrating the release of “The Courage Of Others” this Monday with an exclusive in-store performance at Rough Trade East. The first 250 people to purchase the album from Rough Trade will receive a wristband for the event that evening, Monday 1 February – LONDON – Rough Trade East (Instore – 7pm) Upcoming UK Dates… Fri 12 February – BRISTOL - Anson Rooms (£15) Mon 15 February – GLASGOW – ABC (£15) Tues 16 February – BIRMINGHAM - Town Hall (£15) Weds 17 February – MANCHESTER – Academy **(SOLD-OUT!)** Thurs 18 February – LONDON - Shepherds Bush Empire **(SOLD-OUT!)** Big Boat Memory Tapes has lined up a short EUROPEAN tour on the back of his recent sell out shows. 9th BRIGHTON - Freebutt 10th SHEFFIELD - DiScover@The Harley 11th MANCHESTER - DiScover@The Deaf Institute 12th GLASGOW - Captains Rest 13th LONDON - Cargo These New Puritans These New Puritans have just been confirmed to support The XX on their UK and European tour dates - full dates are below: 12 FEB 2010: LA NEF, ANGOULÊME 13 FEB 2010: OLYMPIC, NANTES 14 FEB 2010: MIDI FEST, TOLON 16 FEB 2010: PARADISO, AMSTERDAM 17 FEB 2010: BOTANIQUE, BRUXELLES 18 FEB 2010: LA CIGALLE, PARIS 21 FEB 2010: LAITERIE, STRASBOURG 23 FEB 2010: BRANCALEONE, ROMA 24 FEB 2010: MILAN 25 FEB 2010: BACKSTAGE WERK, MÜNCHEN 26 FEB 2010: ESSIKFABRIK, KÖLN 01 MAR 2010: KOMEDIA, BRIGHTON 02 MAR 2010: SHEPHARD’S BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON 03 MAR 2010: SHEPHARD’S BUSH EMPIRE, LONDON 05 MAR 2010: ACADEMY 2, BIRMINGHAM 06 MAR 2010: ACADEMY 2, MANCHESTER 08 MAR 2010: STYLUS, LEEDS 09 MAR 2010: STUDIO 24, EDINBURGH 10 MAR 2010: KAZIMER, LIVERPOOL MP3: These New Puritans - Orion Princeton Los Angeles-based Princeton are off on tour (America) Feb 1: Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA % Feb 3: Doug Fir, Portland, OR Feb 5: Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA * Feb 6: Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC * Feb 8: Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA # Feb 9: House of Blues San Diego, CA *& Feb 15: Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA $ Feb 22: Live on KCRW / Morning Becomes Eclectic Feb 22: Spaceland, Los Angeles, CA + Feb 24: Bottom of the Hill, San Francisco, CA @ (Noise Pop) Mar 17 - 20 SXSW Austin, TX * = w/ Editors & = w/ The Antlers @ = w/ Rogue Wave % = w/ Active Child, 60 Watt Kid, TS and The Past Haunts # = w/ Rafter, Casxio, Jubilee Singers $ = w/ Wade Ryff & Friends, Le Switch, Adam Stern + = w/ LANME, Castledoor MP3: Princeton - Shout It Out (Fol Chen Remix) Fol Chen Fol Chen are to tour with Liars (America): 04/10 Los Angeles, CA El Rey * 04/14 Washington, DC Rock 'n Roll Hotel * 04/15 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom * 04/16 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church * 04/17 Boston, MA Paradise Lounge * 04/18 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg * 04/27 San Francisco, CA Slim's * 04/29 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre * 04/30 Vancouver, BC VenueCanada * 05/01 Seattle, WA Neumo's * * = w/ Liars MP3: Fol Chen - In The Flesh (Pink Floyd) MP3: Fol Chen - Beautiful (Prince)