Hello Todays news roundup includes all the latest festival additions, Blk Jks, ATP, The Wave Pictures, Nine Black Alps, The Datsuns and Current 93.

Festival News

Green Man has announced that Animal Collective (pictured above) will be playing, Datarock has been added to Loop Festival, Supergrass and Ash have been added to Truck '09 and Paul Weller will be performing at Hop Farm. ATP have announced that F**K Buttons and Grizzly Bear will join the 'Vs. The Fans' lineup whilst Dianogah, Buffalo Killers and Distortion Felix have been added to the Breeders curated festival.

Nine Black Alps

Nine Black Alps have marked their return by making a free mp3 of new track ‘Buy Nothing’ (taken from their as-yet-untitled third album) available via their official website www.nineblackalps.com for a limited period of time now. To coincide with the free track the band have also announced a short club tour kicking off on the 18th May. Full listings are below. 18 May Bodega Nottingham 19 May The Soul Tree Cambridge 20 May Little Civic Wolverhampton 21 May The Musician Leicester 23 May Hungry Pigeon Festival Manchester 24 May Picturedrome Northampton 25 May Audio Brighton 26 May Talking Heads Southampton 27 May Hoxton Bar & Kitchen London

The Datsuns

The Datsuns are set to release their fourth album, Head Stunts, on May 12th. Featuring 12 new tracks, “Head Stunts” was recorded earlier this year in Sweden, and is self-produced. For more info head over to www.thedatsuns.com


BLK JKS will embark on their first UK tour this month, including dates with Errors, HEALTH and Squarepusher. Please note that two more headline shows have been added: May 2 at the Freebutt in Brighton and May 6 at Bardens Boudoir in London. April   9   London, Adventures In The Beetroot Field @ Fabric April 14   Colchester, Arts Centre w/Errors April 15   London, The Lexington April 16   London, ICA w/Errors April 18   Newcastle, The End April 19   Glasgow, Captains Rest April 20   Leeds, Brudenell Social Club April 21   Bristol, Club NME @ The Lanes April 22   Manchester, The Deaf Institute  w/HEALTH April 23   Reading, South Street April 24   London, Ether @ South Bank Centre w/Squarepusher April 25   London, Camden Crawl May 2      Brighton, Freebutt May 6      London, Bardens Boudoir

The Wave Pictures

The Wave Pictures release their latest album ‘If You Leave It Alone’ on the 4th May through Moshi Moshi.  The band are currently on tour in the UK – full dates below – and are about to release the first single off the album, also called ‘If You Leave It Alone’, on the 13th April. For more information head over to www.thewavepictures.com