Hello Todays news roundup contains all the current news on Bloc Party, Latitude Festival, Hop Farm, Gossip, Post War Years, Johnny Foreigner, State of Play, Kap Bambino and The Jesus Lizard. Plus an MP3 roundup!

Bloc Party

Bloc Party will release 'Intimacy Remixed' on the 11th of May, and to mark the occasion, the band have made parts for three of the album's tracks available as free downloads. High quality MP3 stems of 'Ares', 'Signs' and 'Ion Square' are all available from www.blocparty.com until the release of the remix album on the 11th.

Latitude Festival

Regina Spektor and Passion Pit have been added to the Latitude Festival bill! For more info head over to www.latitudefestival.co.uk

Hop Farm

Ash, The View and British Sea Power are the latest acts to be added to thid year’s Hop Farm Festival. Joining them are Bell X1, Johnny Foreigner, The Chapman Family, fashion label Dior’s band du jour Eight Legs. For more information head over to www.hopfarmfestival.com


Gossip will be releasing a new album called Heavy Cross on the 15th of June and above this text is the artwork! For more information head over to www.myspace.com/gossipband

Post War Years

Post War Years have been added to this weekend's Camden Crawl festival! For more information head over to www.thecamdencrawl.com

Johnny Foreigner

One of The 405's favourite bands, Johnny Foreigner, will be heading out on a headline tour! After the amount of support slots they've done over the last year it's about time they took the limelight. MAY 07 - Sheffield, Fuzz Club + Tubelord 08 - Derby, Rockhouse + Tubelord 09 - Hull, Club NME @ Welly + Tubelord 11 - Bristol, Cooler + Tubelord + Oxygen Thief 12 - Southampton, Joiners + Calories + Copy Haho 13 - Birmingham, Victoria + Calories + Copy Haho 14 - Kingston,  New Slang + Supertennis + Youves 15 - Leicester, Sumo + Tubelord +Copy Haho 16 - Brighton, The Great Escape 17 - Manchester, The Deaf Institute + Calories + Copy Haho 18 - Flowerpot, Kentish Town, London 20 - Sound City @ Barfly, Liverpool w/ Hot Club De Paris + Tubelord + Calories 21 - York, Fibbers + Calories + Copy Haho 22 - Wakefield, Escobar + Copy Haho 23 - Newport, Meze Lounge + Calories + Copy Haho 24 - Northampton, Roadmenders 3 + Calories + Copy Haho www.myspace.com/johnnyforeigner

State Of Play

Oscar® winner Russell Crowe leads an all-star cast in a thriller about a rising congressman and an investigative journalist embroiled in a case of seemingly unrelated, brutal murders. Crowe plays D.C. reporter Cal McCaffrey, working to untangle a mystery of murder and collusion among some of the nation’s most promising political and corporate figures in State of Play, from acclaimed director Kevin Macdonald (The Last King of Scotland). State of Play hits UK cinemas April 22nd 2009

Kap Bambino

Kap Bambino (pictured above) are filming their new video for ‘Dead Lazers’ alongside Warp Films director James Lees. They want you to join them next Wednesday, 28th April for an illegal carpark rave and an open air live performance. If you're interested email them at promosproductionsarah@googlemail.com for more info!

The Jesus Lizard

Harvey Milk and Grails have been announced as the support acts for The Jesus Lizard at the Forum in London on the 11th of May. For more information head over to www.atpfestival.com