Welcome to another news roundup! Expect all the latest music news condensed for your satisfaction and yes I used the Reading/Leeds Festival news as an excuse to head this article up with a picture of Thom Yorke.
The right of passage festival will be headlined by the Arctic Monkeys, Kings of Leon and Radiohead. It seems that the first two bands have time shares on British Music festivals but fair play on getting Radiohead!
For more info head over to www.readingfestival.com
Post War Years
The Awesome Post War Years
will be playing a host of shows to support the release of their debut album 'The Greats And The Happenings' released on 18th May through Wealth records.
MON 30thÂ Madam Jojo's
TUES 7th - Artrocker @ Vibe Bar
SUN 12th - Bird On The Wire @ Bardens Boudoir
SAT 18th - Play It By Ear @ Monarch
DRAGONSLAYER, the third full band album by Sunset Rubdown (second for Jagjaguwar), will be released on June 23rd in North America and June 22nd in the UK/Europe.
For more info head over to www.sunsetrubdown.net
New Zealand singer-songwriter Ladyhawke will play on the same bill as The Kooks at the Eden Sessions on July 18.
I've never been to one of the Eden Sessions before but they look amazing. Head over to www.edensessions.com
for more info!
May 27 - Brighton, Engine RoomÂ 8pm, Â£8 adv
May 28 - London, MOJO Club @ Jazz CafeÂ 7pm, Â£10 adv
May 29 - Cardiff, Clwb Ifor BachÂ 7.30pm, Â£8.50 adv
May 30 - Manchester, The Deaf InstituteÂ 7pm, Â£8.50 adv
May 31 - Glasgow, Captains RestÂ 7.30pm, Â£8 adv
June 1 - Dublin, Whelan'sÂ 8pm, â¬15 adv
June 2 - Cork, The PavilionÂ 8.30pm, â¬15 adv
Ice Age 3
Who doesn't like the Ice Age franchise? If you're hand is up in the air you smell. Anyway, Twentieth Century Fox are delighted to announce Simon Pegg as the voice behind Buck the newest addition to the Ica Age herd. Ice Age 3: Dawn Of The Dinosaurs the third film in the Ice Age franchise will be released in the UK on July 1st, and for the first time, will also be available in 3D.
release their new single âLearn To Loseâ through Virgin Records on 1 June. The single will be released on CD, 7 inch and download and is taken from their forthcoming debut album âMind Chaosâ which is released later in the year.
Manic Street Preachers
Manic Street Preachers return this year with their ninth studio album, âJournal For Plague Loversâ released on May 18th on Columbia Records.
Produced by Steve Albini and recorded live at Rockfield Studios in Wales during the Winter of 2008, the album features lyrics left behind by former guitarist Richey Edwards across all 13 new tracks. An original piece of Jenny Savilleâs art is the cover of âJournal for Plague Loversâ, whose painting graced the cover of 1994âs âThe Holy Bibleâ.
For more info head over to www.manicstreetpreachers.com
The amazing Fanfarlo
will be heading out on tour and you'd be a fool to miss out!
30 - Hinterland Festival, Glasgow
14 - Great Escape, Brighton
17 - Arts Centre, Colchester
18 - Plug, Sheffield
19 - Sneaky Petes, Edinburgh
20 - Head of Steam, Newcastle
21 - Brudenell Club, Leeds
26 - O2 Academy 2, Oxford
27 - Flapper, Birmingham
28 - Moles, Bath
29 - Hamptons, Southampton
01 - Arts Centre, Norwich
02 - ICA, London