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free Clinic

Mysterious masked men Clinic have released a free download, which is available from website Single ‘Free Not Free’ is the first to be taken from forthcoming album Do It.

De Rosa – the gift that keeps on giving

Glasgow act (and itm? and Mojo favourites) De Rosa have embarked upon a project to bring music to the lives of a needy public, all year round.

Breeders happy event – April tour and album

The Breeders will play their first UK dates in 6 years as they come to the UK to promote new album – Mountain Battles – which is out on 4AD on Monday 7th April.

back to basics for Middleton

Following his Xmas # (thirty)one, Malcolm Middleton has announced his next release, due out at the end of February. Mini-album Sleight Of Heart is an acoustic/covers album, comprising 6 new self-penned songs and 3 written by others

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.