Weekly News Round-Up: Mad Cool, Haim and more

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You’re in the right place if you’ve missed any of the week’s top news stories – here Live4ever’s Weekly News Round-Up presents a recap of the biggest and best headlines we featured during the last seven days:

A typically starstruck first announcement for Mad Cool 2020 has been made.

Ready to celebrate its 5th anniversary next year, the Madrid-based festival has during that time been able to boast some of the most high profile line-ups of any around the world, and 2020 looks like being no different with the confirmation of appearances from Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Twenty One Pilots, Pixies, alt-J and Tove Lo.

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The Courteeners have unveiled the title-track of their new album More. Again. Forever.

With their successor to 2016’s Mapping The Rendezvous out on January 17th, the build-up is continuing after the collaboration with author Emma Jane Unsworth was detailed last month.

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Pulled Apart By Horses have shared a new, standalone single which has been adopted by Transgressive Records as the ‘official anthem’ of their 15th anniversary.

Recorded at The Nave in the band’s native Leeds, Is This Thing On? was mixed by Slaves cohort James Mottershead and arrives after the recent completion of a UK tour which saw them road-testing new material with a view to following up their last studio album, 2017’s The Haze.

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Haim (Photo: Andy Crossland for Live4ever Media)

Haim (Photo: Andy Crossland for Live4ever Media)

Haim‘s new single Now I’m In It has been premiered.

Teased on social media with a message from the band which explained the track is about ‘going through it, depression, not leaving the house type of shit’, it went up with an additional statement from Este. “Even when we’re writing about something dark or more serious, we like to tie it up in a bow so that there’s a bit of lightness to it,” she said.

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The new Tame Impala album has now been confirmed for release on February 14th next year and given its lead single It Might Be Time.

“A lot of the songs carry this idea of time passing, of seeing your life flash before your eyes, being able to see clearly your life from this point onwards,” Kevin Parker had previously told the New York Times.

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Paul Weller has announced a May 2020 UK tour when yet more new material might well be on display from the veteran songwriter.

After a summer of outdoor appearances, Weller’s first live outings for next year will be in Cambridge, Norwich, Margate, Southend, Oxford, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Middlesbrough, Llandudno , Liverpool, Stoke and Portsmouth.

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