Maximo Park will embark on their first full tour of the UK in three years this November in support of their fourth album ‘The National Health‘, which will be released on June 11th.
Mogwai will join the previously announced Feist and Van Morrison as headliners at this summer’s Green Man festival.
As Public Image Ltd. prepare to release the comeback album ‘This Is PiL‘ next week – their first for two decades – the band’s frontman John Lydon has attacked his former record companies for creating ‘a state of mental starvation’ during the long gap between albums.
The Beach Boys have announced details of a sole UK gig to take place later this year.
Little over two years ago, Cult frontman Ian Astbury boldly declared that his band would never again release a new album, ostensibly disillusioned with the music industry and opting instead to churn out a series of ‘capsule’ format EPs featuring only a handful of new tracks to appease their hardcore following.
Whether this was the genuine stance of one of rock’s most enigmatic figures or simply a delayed reaction to the largely tepid response from critics and fans alike that met their last full output, 2007’s ‘Born Into This’, is a question that only Astbury himself could answer with any kind of clarity.
After all, his notoriously unpredictable, occasionally outright bewildering behaviour throughout the band’s 30 years has led those in the know to take most of his comments with a pinch of salt these days.
The first track to be taken from The Vaccines‘ forthcoming second record ‘The Vaccines Come Of Age‘ received its premiere on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show last night (May 28th) and can be heard below.
Mumford & Sons will release the follow-up to their international breakthrough debut album ‘Sigh No More‘ in September, the band have confirmed.
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