News Round-Up: Public Enemy, James Dean Bradfield and more

Public Enemy by Eitan Miskevich

Public Enemy by Eitan Miskevich

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

Public Enemy have released a new track entitled State Of The Union (STFU), one which keeps Chuck D’s sharpened pen firmly trained on Donald Trump.

It’s released not long after the yes he did, no he didn’t departure of Flavor Flav that had seemed to have been sparked by a clash after the legendary MC sent a cease and desist letter to the Bernie Sanders Democratic campaign for advertising a rally with the use of his likeness and trademark clock necklace.

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The bumper, star-filled Mad Cool line-up will, of course, have to wait a year.

But organisers have confirmed their dates for 2021, and hope to bring the festival back to Madrid, Spain between July 7th-10th. Tickets for this year will be valid next, while those who’d like to change days once the new line-up is revealed will be able to do so.

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The Flaming Lips have confirmed their new album American Head for release on September 11th.

After starting the month with a new track entitled Flowers Of Neptune 6, the band are ending it with details of a record which will contain that single, today’s next preview My Religion Is You, and eleven other new cuts, all produced by their longtime collaborator Dave Fridmann.

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James Dean Bradfield with Manic Street Preachers on the Holy Bible anniversary tour @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

James Dean Bradfield with Manic Street Preachers on the Holy Bible anniversary tour @ Wolverhampton Civic Hall (Photo: Gary Mather for Live4ever Media)

James Dean Bradfield has released two new songs which will feature on his upcoming second album recorded away from the Manic Street Preachers.

There’ll Come A War and Seeking The Room With The Three Windows are a part of Bradfield’s follow-up to 2006’s The Great Western, which will explore the life and death of Chilean musician, teacher and political activist Victor Jara through his own recorded and produced music and lyrics from the Welsh poet and playwright Patrick Jones.

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Fontaines D.C. have announced a tour of the UK for May 2021 which, thanks to lockdown, may well be the first chance fans will have to soak up the band’s forthcoming second album A Hero’s Death in a live setting.

NHS staff and key workers will have the opportunity to grab 50 free tickets which are available for each of the shows, while 200 are on offer at London’s Alexandra Palace where the tour is due to end on May 27th next year.

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Nadine Shah shared more from her new album Kitchen Sink not long before its release last Friday.

Shah first detailed her follow-up to 2017’s Mercury-nominated Holiday Destination way back in February, but is now just about ready to go after uploading the official audio for Club Cougar, which is set to open an album that also contains previous singles Ladies For Babies (Goats For Love) and Buckfast.

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