New music releases, 1st June 2015

Here are the new and notable releases for this week, 1st June 2015:

Paradise Lost - The Plague Within cover
The Plague Within, Paradise Lost

Last Of Our Kind, The Darkness
In Colour, Jamie XX
Django and Jimmie, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
Universal Themes, Sun Kil Moon
My God-Given Right, Helloween
All Your Favourite Bands, Dawes
Revolucion, The Dead Daisies
Baby Metal, Baby Metal
Black Age Blues, Goatsnake
The Thief and The Fallen, Jedi Mind Tricks
The Way It Feels, Heather Nova
Grievances, Rolo Tomassi
Betty’s Blends Vol. Two, Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Luna Park Ride, Tarja
Kuts, Matt Skiba and The Sekrets
Starfire, Jaga Jazzist
Year Of The Flood, Runrig
In Cold Blood (Deluxe Edition), Johnny Thunders

All of the above and many more are available now from the Skin Back Alley Music Store.

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The xx reveal details of third album

The xx

The xx have revealed that they are hard at work on their third album.

Musician and producer with the band, Jamie xx, explained during a BBC 6 Music residency that they had been working on the follow up to Co-Exist in Texas, indicating that they had recently been at the home of Mickey Newbury.

During the same radio broadcast Jamie also paid tribute to the late DJ Rashad, playing his remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Home Is Where The Hatred Is’, commenting: “Rest in peace to the both of them.” Jamie xx remixed Scott-Heron’s final album, releasing We’re New Here in 2011. Scott-Heron passed away the same year.

The xx’s record label, Young Turks, posted pictures on their Instagram account last month of Marfa, Texas. On Facebook the band have said they were working with producer Rodaidh McDonald at the Marfa Recording Company studio.

Singer, Madley Croft, also revealed that the band had yet to start writing lyrics for the album but added: “We’ve all lived a lot of life recently, which the new songs will reflect.” Jamie xx added: “‘Coexist’ was difficult to make at times, but our first album was just as difficult too. All albums are difficult to make, and I’m sure the next one will be as well. We learned so much from making ‘Coexist’. The first album was basically just us putting together everything we’d released at that point, and we had more control in how we wanted an album to sound overall on ‘Coexist’. That’s something we’ll try again, however the new one ends up sounding.”

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New music releases, 5th May 2014

New and notable releases this week, 5th May 2014:

Then Thickens - Death Cap at Anglezarke
Death Cap At Anglezarke, Then Thickens

Magic Mountain, Black Stone Cherry
Sheezus, Lily Allen
Luminous, The Horrors
Natalie Merchant, Natalie Merchant
Supernova, Ray LaMontagne
Nikki Nack, tUnE yArDs
American Interior, Gruff Rhys
Seven Dials, Roddy Frame
Someday World, Brian Eno and Karyl Hyde
The Road Of Bones, IQ
The Quantum Engima, Epica
Goin’ Home, Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Girls/Sleepsound, Jamie XX

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Robert Plant, Pixies and Jack White for Glastonbury 2014

Robert Plant Glastonbury 2014
Robert Plant, Pixies, Jack White, Wilko Johnson and The Black Keys are amongst a list of 87 artists who have been confirmed for this year’s Glastonbury festival.

The event takes place between 27th and 29th June, with Arcade Fire confirmed as Friday night headliners, and Kasabian newly announced as Sunday night headliners.

Glastonbury 2014 is officially sold out, but a resale of tickets that have been cancelled or refunded will take place at the end of April. Ticket and coach packages will be up for grabs on 24th April from 7pm, and general admission tickets go on sale on 27th April at 9am. General admission tickets will cost £210 plus a £5 booking fee. In order to buy a resale ticket, prospective festival-goers must have registered with a photo at the Glastonbury See Tickets website by 5pm on 21st April.

The full list of artists that have been confirmed so far is:

Arcade Fire, Special Guests, Kasabian, Dolly Parton, Jack White, Elbow, The Black Keys, Robert Plant, Lily Allen, Lana Del Rey, Skrillex, Pixies, Massive Attack, Disclosure, Paolo Nutini, Manic Street Preachers, MIA, Rudimental, Bryan Ferry, Richie Hawtin, Ed Sheeran, De La Soul, Goldfrapp, London Grammar, MGMT, Jake Bugg, Jurassic 5, Dexys, Above & Beyond, The 1975, Bonobo, Kelis, Blondie, Warpaint, The Wailers, Wilko Johnson, James Blake, Gorgon City, Metronomy, Tinariwen, Chvrches, Little Dragon, Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Kodaline, Interpol, Foster the People, Mogwai, Royal Blood, John Grant, Annie Mac, Lil Louis, Daptone Super Soul Revue, John Newman, Chromeo, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Midlake, Angel Haze, Four Tet, ESG, The Sun Ra Arkestra, François Kevorkian, Parquet Courts, Sam Smith, Crystal Fighters, Nitin Sawhney, DJ Pierre, Toumani & Sidiki Diabate, Chance the Rapper, MNEK, Temples, Phosphorescent, Connan Mockasin, Public Service Broadcasting, Courtney Barnett, Gorgon City, Wolf Alice, Radiophonic Workshop, Suzanne Vega, Tune-Yards, Eats Everything, Jamie xx, Ms Dynamite, Breach, Chlöe Howl, Jagwar Ma and Danny Brown.

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