Monday, April 05, 2004

News Dump

Gentle reader,
Some news for you...

Ash have just released the first new material from their 4th full-length album, Meltdown , in the shape of the download-only single, Clones, which is available with an option to view the video for the song. All details of the download are available at the band’s brand new website Meltdown is due for release on 14 May and there will be a full commercial single released on 23 April.

Bell X1 are releasing a new single, Eve, The Apple of My Eye, on May 21. Its taken from their rapidly approaching platinum album, Music In Mouth.

Clayhill have just released their début mini album, Cuban Green, on Eat Sleep Records (and recently toured with the Webb Brothers). The whole of their mini-album is available to listen to on a live stream on their site, and the track "Figure Of Eight" is available as a free download.

Adam Snyder has a new single, "Leaves Of Grass" (HTI), available as a free download from his site. Taken from the début album, Across The Pond, "Leaves Of Grass" has been given a classic and sublime mix by none other than Marius de Vries! (I have no idea who Marius de Vries is, the "!" is on the press release).

Dublin-based 3-piece Alphastates release a new album Made From Sand on April 2.

Recent Rough Trade signing and Dublin 4-piece Hal gear up for the release of their début single, "Worry About The Wind", on 23 April 2004.

Autamata re-release the album, My Sanctuary, on RG Records on 23 April 2004. Substantially re-recorded, re-mixed, re-mastered, with extensive new artwork and including the much-lauded video for the "Jellyman" single, it is a wholly different beast to the original domestic project of 3 years ago.

Stanley Super 800 release their début, self-titled album on 16 April on their own Bingo label and do a LOT of touring, including De Barras in Clonakilty on Saturday 24 and An Brog on Wednesday May 5.

And the 3-piece Waiting Room have been confirmed to headline one of the Last Splash Live shows which takes place in The Lobby, Cork on Thursday 6 May.

and finally, she's back...

Rendez-vous is an album of duets and collaborations where she sings in French and English with artists including Manu Chao, Bryan Ferry and Brian Molko (of Placebo).

Take care,
Will

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