BIFFY CLYRO's live Revolutions Monday, 23 May 2011 15:10 by madseason


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Biffy Clyro will be releasing their first Live DVD on Monday 27th June.

Revolutions // Live At Wembley will include 2CDs and the DVD featuring 90 minutes of the show filmed at their sold out Wembley show in December 2010.

To celebrate the release, a Limited Edition Tinset version of the Live DVD has been made which will feature posters, confetti, stickers, tour programme and the full extended footage from the Wembley show!

An Ultra Limited Edition version of the Tinset featuring ***actual smashed guitar pieces*** from the live set is only available at and is strictly limited to 1500 in the world.

Members of Biffy's official mailing list can order this Limited Edition now clicking here.



blondie panic of girls

Another welcome return comes from iconic new wave/rock band Blondie. Debbie Harry and mates are ready to issue their ninth studio album "Panic Of Girls" in a couple of month, depending on the format. The digital release date is set for May 30th, while the cd is going to hit the shelves on July 4th.

A limited edition collector's pack of "Panic Of Girls" will be released on June 1st, and will include a 132-page magazine with all-new interviews and a lot of never-before-seen pictures, besides two bonus tracks that will not be on the record store version of the album.

The album's been produced by Jeff Saltzmana and Kato Khandwala and contains brand new tracks and a couple of covers, as Sophia George's "Girlie Girlie"and Beirut's "Sunday Smile".

See the (self-ironic?) video for "Mother", the first single to come out of POG, on youtube now.

To Get ANOUK's new album Together Saturday, 21 May 2011 20:42 by madseason


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Anouk is back!

The dutch singer has just released in Europe "To Get Her Together" via Dino Music, a division of EMI Music Netherlands.

The new studio album is produced once again by Tore Johansson (The Cardigans, Tom Jones, a-ah) and features 11 tracks, including the singles "Killer Bee" and "Down & Dirty".

According to Anouk, the new recordings sound like a mix of soul, punk, funk and rock, sort of a change of direction compared to the previous album "For Bitter Or Worse". 

Plans are to release "To Get Her Together" in USA in the coming weeks.


FAIR TO MIDLAND free download Friday, 20 May 2011 11:54 by madseason

Eclectic texans Fair To Midland are offering a free download of their new track "Amarillo Sleeps On My Pillow" from the upcoming brand new record "Arrows & Anchors". Grab it now!

And here's the official track list of A&A:

01. Heavens To Murgatroyd
02. Whiskey & Ritalin
03. Musical Chairs
04. Uh-Oh
05. Amarillo Sleeps On My Pillow
06. A Loophole In Limbo
07. Typhoid Mary Sends Her Best
08. Short-Haired Tornado
09. The Upset At Bailey Bridge
10. Rikki Tikki Tavi
11. Golden Parachutes
12. Bright Bulbs & Sharp Tools
13. Coppertank Island
14. Three Foolproof Ways To Buy The Farm
15. The Greener Grass


ALPHA REV update Thursday, 19 May 2011 14:22 by madseason


Alex Dunlap, bass player for Alpha Rev, mailed us this important update about the Hollywood Records matter:

"Thanks for writing the article about our group, Alpha Rev - and for urging fans to help us out. 

Since sending the mailer, we have received an outpouring of support; thanks to fans and the reach of outlets such as yours- now Hollywood records has agreed to license back our unreleased material. And for that, we give our most sincere thanks for everyone's part in this. We are truly humbled. 

In exchange, we have in good faith let senior officials at Hollywood know that we will be making our best efforts to curb fan outreach to Any senior members of Hollywood records regarding this matter.

We do have extremely high hopes for this material, and are obviously concerned about Distractions on Disneys side that could be counterproductive to this newly opened line of communication."

We're extremely happy in reading this, and wish Alex and his bandmates all the best. People have the power!



Twenty years on from its original release, Heavenly Recordings issue an extremely limited 7" of "Motown Junk", Manic Street Preachers' first single for the label.

1000 copies of the single will be released to coincide with Heavenly's involvement in the Independent Labels Market that's due to take place on Berwick Street, London W1 on Saturday May 21st.

Never before released on 7", "Motown Junk" sounds as frantic, as exciting and as vital now as it ever has. Four minutes of wide-eyed, unadulterated speedball rock'n'roll – this is a perfect snapshot of the band at inception point.

The single will be available exclusively from the Heavenly Recordings stall at the Independent Labels Market on May 21st and from the merchandise stall at the Manics' Cardiff International Arena gig on the same day and stock is extremely limited. Any copies remaining after May 21st will be sold via the Heavenly or Manics websites. Manic Street Preachers Motown Junk

DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE's Home Is A Fire Wednesday, 18 May 2011 17:45 by madseason


Here is the video for "Home Is A Fire", a new song from "Codes And Keys", Death Cab For Cutie's new album.

Produced by singer/guitar player Chris Walla and mixed by famed british producer Alan Moulder (Lostprophets, Placebo, The Killers, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Interpol and many others), the album will be available May 31 on Atlantic Records.


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FOSTER THE PEOPLE light their Torches Wednesday, 18 May 2011 17:16 by madseason


foster the people torches

Interested in a fusion of indie electronic rock and psychedelic soul-pop with funky beats? So californian Foster The People is a band you better look for.

Mark Foster (vocals, keyboards, piano, synthesizers, guitar, programming, percussion), Mark Pontius (drums and extra percussion) and Cubbie Fink (bass and backing vocals) are three guys from Los Angeles that will debut their first full-length album "Torches" next week for Columbia Records.

Listen to the single "Pumped Up Kicks", written and recorded by Mark Foster at Mophonics in Venice, California, and get caught in its irresistable rhythm.