Hello Welcome to another news roundup! Like yesterday, todays roundup will be 100% music based. Read on for all the news on Mumford & Sons, Themselves, Loney Dear, Force Field PR/Asthmatic Kitty at SXSW, ATP festival, Southern Records and Papercuts.

Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons (picture above - Natalia Thorpe) release their new single ‘The Cave’ on April 6th through Chess Club. They'll also be playing a few select shows, as well as a performance at SXSW! Sold-out show at London ICA on Wednesday 4th March w/ Alessi’s Ark New tour dates just announced… 4th April | Glasgow Stereo 5th April | Nottingham Bodega Social 6th April | Manchester Ruby Lounge 7th April | Bristol Thekla 8th April | London Scala Official site: www.myspace.com/mumfordandsons


Themselves, the Bay area duo of Doseone and Jel (both also key members of the group Subtle), have returned from a six year hiatus with a flurry of activities and releases planned for 2009. First up for Themselves is a tour, including stops at SXSW in March, and Coachella in April.  In early March, theFREEhoudini mixtape will drop in various places around the internet, featuring a dizzying array of guests, including Slug, Aesop Rock, Busdriver, WHY?, Buck 65, Passage, DJ Baku, Alias, Pedestrian, Sole, Serengeti, D Styles and The Lionesque. In August 2009 Themselves will release their third official full-length album, CrownsDown. MP3: Themselves [ft. Aesop Rock, Busdriver, Why?/cLOUDDEAD]: FREEHoudini excerpt

Loney Dear

Following up a sold out U.S. tour opening for Andrew Bird, Sweden's Loney Dear is thrilled to announce its own round of headlining U.S. tour dates which start May 4 in Philadelphia.   The band will make several appearances at SXSW in Austin, then will spend the majority of April touring all over Europe before returning to the States in May.  And of course, all this touring is in support of the band's latest album, and first for Polyvinyl, Dear John. MP3: Loney Dear - Airport Surroundings

Force Field PR/Asthmatic Kitty

ATP Festival

Those ATP geniuses have announced another load of artists for their two upcoming festivals. Jesu, Grouper and Casiotone For The Painfully Alone join the 'Vs The Fans' lineup while Melt Banana, Faith Healers and the Heartless Bastards will join the Breeders lineup. You can find out more information at www.atpfestival.com

Southern Records

Those lovely people over at Southern Records have sent us some songs to share with you all. They come courtesy of Japanther, Tartufi and The Paper Chase. MP3: Japanther - Bumpin' Rap Tapes MP3: Tartufi - Dot Dash MP3: The Paper Chase - What Should We do With Your Body (The Lightning)


Papercuts (Jason Quever) will be heading out on tour with Vetiver this spring. Click here for more information. MP3: Papercuts - Future Primitive