New music releases, 21st July 2014

Here are the new and notable releases for this week, 21st July 2014

Fallujah The Flesh Prevails Cover
The Flesh Prevails, Fallujah

Heaven and Earth, Yes
An Aetheist Monument, Reaper
The Unravelling (Special Edition), Kinfeworld
Till Death, La Familia, Ill Nino
Her Golden Blood EP, The Males
Killer, Crystal Eyes
Acoustic Classics, Richard Thompson
From Scotland With Love, King Creosote
Ion Vein, Ion Vein
Mandatory Fun, Weird Al Yankovic
Trouble In Paradise, La Roux
Unchained, Burden Of Grief
Elysium, Bear’s Den
Terms Of My Surrender, John Hiatt
Do You Wanna Start A War, Fozzy
Live To Air, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Evolution, Head P.E.
White Devil Armory, Overkill
Resurrected From The Grave, Entrails
Omnipresent, Origin
Elddop, Martyrdod
The Seasons Of Love, Gramercy Arms
Phenomena, Within The Ruins
Life & Death, Confession

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

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La Roux’s Ben Langmaid: “I’m truly saddened that it has ended this way.”


Ben Langmaid, former musical partner of La Roux’s Elly Jackson, has issued a statement about his departure from the band.

During the course of the making of new album Trouble In Paradise, Jackson and Langmaid parted ways, with Jackson saying “there wasn’t a great deal of understanding” between the two during the writing and recording process.

Langmaid has now responded in a statement published in this week’s NME.

“When we began writing again in 2011 the early ideas we had needed a lot of work,” he says. “We were on the same page and both wanted to improve on the first album. We were united in that. ‘Let Me Down Gently’ is one of my favourite tracks. I don’t remember having a problem with it. But I do remember asking our manager if we could start things with this song when we first played it to him two and a half years ago.”

“We’ve had creative differences in the past (what band hasn’t?) but we always got through them and usually the music benefits,” he continues. “I am truly saddened that it has ended this way, but I am immensely proud of what we achieved together. We wrote five great songs together, all of which are on the album. I’m looking forward to the record being a great success and I shall enjoy watching it unfold. I have immense pride in the part I played; no one can take that away from me.”

The statement details that Langmaid has co-written five of the nine songs on Trouble In Paradise, and has second-line production credits on a further two, including ‘Let Me Down Gently’.

The album is scheduled for release on the 7th of July.

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La Roux releases video for new song “Let Me Down Gently”

La Roux 2014

La Roux has released the video for her new song, “Let Me Down Gently.”

The song is taken from forthcoming and long-awaited new LP Trouble In Paradise, scheduled for release on the 7th of July via Polydor.

The video was directed by Oliver Hadlee Pearch and you can watch it below.

UK and North American tour dates have also been confirmed, with a full list as follows:

1st Jul: Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Music Hall
2nd Jul: Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
3rd Jul: Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
6th Jul: New York, NY – Governors Ball Music Festival
7th Jul: Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre
8th Jul: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11th Jul: Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
1st Aug: London, England – Conway Hall
11th Aug: San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
12th Aug: San Diego, CA – House of Blues
13th Aug: Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre *
5th Nov: Glasgow, Scotland – O2 ABC
7th Nov: Leeds, England – Metropolitan University
8th Nov: Birmingham, England – The Institute
10th Nov: Bristol, England – O2 Academy
14th Nov: Norwich, England – UEA
15th Nov: Oxford, England – O2 Academy
16th Nov: Manchester, England – Ritz

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