Spotlight: Admiral Fallow To Release New Album

The underrated Scottish band return with their second album ‘Tree Bursts in Snow’ on May 21st. Front man Louis Abbott talked about the meaning of the album title: “[it] refers to the sound and the image of an artillery shell exploding into a cluster of snow-drenched tress”. After the release of 2010’s beautiful album ‘Boots Met Face’ their second release is met with excitement here at NorthernRoom. You can listen to lead single ‘Beetle in the Box’ below or download it from their webpage.

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The Shins To Release New Album

Indie pop band The Shins are set to release their fourth album named Port of Morrow in March 2012. It is set to be released on James Mercer’s Aural Apothecary label while it has been recorded in LA and Portland. This will be the band’s first release since 2007’s Wincing The Night.

The track listing is as follows:

‘The Rifle’s Spiral’
‘Simple Song’
‘It’s Only Life’
‘No Way Down’
‘September’
‘Bait and Switch’
‘Fall of ’82’
‘For A Fool’
’40 Mark Strasse’
‘Port of Morrow’

Confirmed! Stone Roses Reunited

After several days of speculation the Manchester band has confirmed they are reuniting to play two homecoming shows before a world tour.

The news announced at 3pm today suggested that the band may record a new album; and they intended to play new material at the two homecoming shows in Heaton Park on June 29th and 30th 2012 and then embarking on a world tour. Ian Brown declared: “This is a live resurrection, and you’re invited, so you’d better be there”.

The members said each of them had personal reasons behind the reunion and when asked how long it would last Brown declared “until the wheels fall off”, he also criticised the current music scene calling it “boring, bland and corporate with nobody saying anything”.

So it seems the band has gotten over their differences (for now), you can buy tickets to see the band at Heaton Park from Friday 21 October when tickets are on sale at 9.30 am, but you’ll have to get behind me first.

The Stone Roses Reunited?

Rumours having been flying around since Friday that the Manchester band will be announcing their reunion on Tuesday, but according to The Sun (not exactly a reliable source) they have a confirmed text message from Ian Brown, the singer, which reads: “We are going to rule the world again. It’s happening.” Whilst, Elbow’s Guy Garvey have confirmed that the band have been rehearsing again.

However the drummer, Alan ‘Reni’ Wren, has denied any claims and has suggested that he is not involved in the band.

I’m not getting my hopes up until the announcement is made tomorrow, but if it is true, we can expect a tour next summer in Manchester Heaton Park and I will be first in line for tickets.

Leonard Cohen Working On New Album

Adam Cohen has revealed that his father, Leonard Cohen, is currently working on a new album, this will be his first in seven years. Adam revealed that he has been working with the Hallelujah singer in a “consultant capacity” role, he dismissed that it was a collaboration but added “I’m very happy to listen to what’s being created and be asked for my opinions”.

Sony have claimed they have no details on the album.

Radiohead To Record New Album and Tour

 

Thom Yorke of Radiohead has revealed the band intend to head back into the studio this December and January. The singer also revealed that one new song, named ‘Come To Your Senses’, has been partially wrote, he continued “we have this version of it… it has the essence of what we need”.

He also announced that the band is planning to tour next year and said of the album: “it would be fun to have them ready when we go to play next year”, he continued “it would be nice to make it all part of the flow and just enjoy it”.

Bloc Party Sack Singer?

Last week Kele Okereke announced that the rest of the band had been rehearsing together without the singer and it has been confirmed today that the rest of the band may audition new singers.

Guitarist Russell Lissack stated that he hadn’t talked to the front man “in months” but added that “there’s no bad vibes”.

Russell also continued “Kele’s been pretty busy doing solo stuff and it looks like he’s going to be doing that a bit longer. The other three of us wanted to meet up and make music. We were talking about just doing an instrumental thing, but now we might get a singer as well“.

In the meantime, check out Kele’s solo E.P The Hunter released 31st October, while Gordon Moakes released Crisis Works in May with his other band Young Legionnaire.