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Bob Mould: new label, new album

Former Husker Du and Sugar singer/guitarist Bob Mould has signed to the Anti- label in the USA, where he joins the likes of Neko Case and Tom Waits. His debut for the label, entitled District Line, comes out on February 5th in the USA.

Middleton’s festive cheer

Former Arab Strap man Malcolm Middleton has a Christmas message for a festive record market set to be dominated by whichever X-factor entrant Simon Cowell deems to have won most text votes.

Killing Joke bassist dies

(Paul Raven R.I.P.)

Killing Joke’s bassist Paul Raven has died unexpectedly while recording in Geneva. The Wolverhampton-born musician apparently passed away after a recording session

Nick Cave back with the Bad Seeds

(14th album set for March 2008 release)

Following a musical departure via his Grinderman project, it’s business as usual for Nick Cave with the announcement of a Bad Seeds album set for UK release on March 3rd on the Anti- label.

Gallows in timely Ruts ‘tribute’

(Ruts bassist Paul Fox dies)

Watford punk revivalists Gallows are to release a single, ‘Staring At The Rude Bois’, an up-dated and strangely-spelled version of The Ruts classic which also features Lethal Bizzle. The seventies punk legends’ single, which was a top 30 hit in 1978, comes with a remix by former PiL bassist Jah Wobble.

Franz Ferdinand – the real story

(new book to include exclusive interviews)

A new book, entitled ‘The A-Z Of Franz Ferdinand’ is set for release on November 19th via Northumbria University Press, just in time for the Xmas market.

is this music? Not on Nov 21st!

Bill Drummond, once of the KLF and equally famously, burner of a million pounds, has launched a scheme seen by many as bizarre as the band’s collabration with TammyWynette. No Music Day is on 21st November and as its name suggests, aims to cancel all musical play, from radio and TV, to jingles, to whistling […]

Correcto: present

Correcto, the band which will probably not want to be known just for having Franz Ferdinand’s Paul Thompson on drums, are set to release their first single, ‘Joni’, on Domino Records on November 5th.

Future (plans) of the Left

Future of the Left, much lauded around itm? Towers, have announced a December tour as well as as a single, following their European tour with Against Me!

Wyatt back onstage

Soft Machine drummer gears up for new solo album?

Prog legend Robert Wyatt has sung onstage for the first time in 25 years, appearing for a version of Thelonious Monk’s ‘Round Midnight’ at a gig by The Dylan Howe Quintet in Lincoln.