Weekly News Round-Up: Jake Bugg, Catfish & The Bottlemen and more

Wondering if you’ve missed out on any of the week’s top news stories? Well wonder no longer – here Live4ever looks back on ten of the biggest headlines we featured during the last seven days in British music.

Jake Bugg live in New York (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Jake Bugg live in New York (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Jake Bugg‘s next album is being previewed with the track ‘On My One‘ which can be downloaded right now for free over on his official website.

Bugg’s spoken of hip hop influences on his third album, but this track bares all the hallmarks of his earliest fifties rock and roll heroes.

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The Big Pink have revealed another track from their ‘Empire Underground‘ EP, which is out on March 4th.

A video for ‘Hightimes‘ was released at the start of this year and now ‘Beautiful Criminal‘ has also been revealed. There’s still no confirmation of a third full length album, but it is reported to feature contributions from Andrew Wyatt, Beth Ditto and Dave McCracken.

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The UK can finally join in with Bruce Springsteen‘s ‘River’ celebrations.

The Boss is out performing his 1980 fifth studio album ‘The River‘ in full – as well as other select classics – with the E Street Band and is due to play two nights at Dublin’s Croke Park in May.

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Blossoms are remembering Viola Beach during their UK tour by playing a full set from the band’s gig at Leamington Spa recorded just last week.

Viola Beach had been due to support Blossoms from February 18th in Bournemouth before all four members of the band, along with their manager, were killed in a road accident in Sweden during the early hours of February 13th.

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Frightened Rabbit have posted a trailer for ‘Painting Of a Panic Attack’ after confirming their new album for release on April 8th.

It’s the band’s first since the 2013 effort ‘Pedestrian Verse’ and is produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner. The album is also the first to be released by the band following the departure of guitarist and keyboard player Gordon Skene.

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Van McCann (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Van McCann (Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever Media)

Catfish & The Bottlemen are preparing for the release of their second album later this year with new single ‘‘Soundcheck’.

“I feel like the last album was the support band, or even the soundcheck and this one’s the headliner,” frontman Van McCann has said

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The Boxer Rebellion‘s fifth studio album ‘Ocean By Ocean’ has been set for release on April 29th.

The follow-up to ‘Promises‘ is being previewed with the album track ‘Keep Me Close‘ below, ‘about opening yourself up’, according to frontman Nathan Nicholson.

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Alabama Shakes dominated the specialist Rock and Alternative categories at last night’s Grammy Awards.

Muse landed Best Rock Album thanks to ‘Drones‘. Elsewhere, the posthumous Amy Winehouse documentary Amy – whose makers are currently working on a brand new film about Oasis – won Best Music Film.

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The Vaccines, New Order and David Gilmour are among the first acts confirmed for this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust concerts.

“We’ve had so many incredible musical moments at these shows over the years but these moments are made even more special by the wonderful young people I have met,” The Who‘s frontman and TCT honorary patron Roger Daltrey says.

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The first Glastonbury headliner for 2016 has been confirmed, and it’s one of the long-term bookies favourites.

Coldplay will return to top the Pyramid Stage for a fourth time on Sunday, June 26th following headline performances in 2002, 2005 and 2011. The band were a late bet to lead the festival last year, and have remained at the front of bookies’ thoughts consistently into this year.

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