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Glitter flees Thailand, gets sent back
Moonfest cancelled after Babyshambles ban
Rihanna sacks business manager after money disappears
Marr joins Cribs full time
Velvet Revolver settle over plagiarism
Glasgow named world centre for music
Verve to continue
David Byrne designs New York bike racks
GNR drummer pleads not guilty
Jackson hits tracklist revealed
Stars team up for cancer single
Deerhoof to donate royalties to charity
Elle A'appelle split
Reading Festival sells out
Hop Farm festival 2009 announced
Slipknot cancel European shows
Murcof announces full band UK tour
Young Knives announce free show
YACHT sign to DFA, announce tour
Album review: Bomb The Bass - Future Chaos (!K7)
Dick & Dom exit Radio 1
Thrash Hits to continue
Walkmen tour dates correction
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THURSDAY 21ST AUGUST

FAREWELL
Formed in 2004, pop-punk sextet Farewell release their debut album, 'Isn't This Supposed To Be Fun!?' on 24 Sep via Epitaph. Formed to try to offer something different from the hardcore and metal that dominated the band's home city of Greensboro, North Carolina, their songs are littered with upbeat melodies and good time sounds. We chatted to vocalist Marshall Davies.

 

Q1 How did you start out making music?
We've all been interested in music as early as grade school. Some of us grew up together and others met in college. Farewell started as a three piece with Jeff [Ellis] being the original drummer. The band has morphed and mutated into what it is today... an indestructible pop machine!

Q2 What inspired your latest single?
I wrote 'Eighty-Eights' very early in our career. It is basically a song directed to all the people who thought we could never succeed and that we'd never make it out of Greensboro, NC. Most of the lyrics were a note I wrote telling my girlfriend that I'd be back, but touring was what I had to do to realise my dreams. The song also makes references to many places in our town, and I'm pretty sure a few of them will appear in our new music video.

Q3 What process do you go through in creating a track?
We try to write melodies and songs in the smallest group possible. When we write with six different sets of thoughts and opinions in same room it's hard to get anywhere. Once a song, vocal line, or general idea comes together it's brought to the table at practice and we each put our own little spin on it and it becomes a Farewell song. We then go into the studio where mastermind Marc McClusky dusts and chisels our little gems to perfection.

Q4 Which artists influence your work?
Green Day play a big role in my lyricism and vocal melodies. As far as the music goes we try to keep things youthful, but interesting. Some of Wil [Andrews, guitar]'s favourites include Blink 182 and New Found Glory. The rest of us all grew up listening to bands like NOFX, Millencolin and The Vandals.

Q5 What would you say to someone experiencing your music for the first time?
I would ask them to listen to the songs without trying to relate us to other bands. It is so easy to just compare and contrast bands that you are familiar with, but you should start with a clean slate. I think we have really great pop songs, and I think any music fan could appreciate some aspect of our record.

Q6 What are your ambitions for your latest single, and for the future?

Well, we're still awaiting our TRL debut for 'Eighty-Eights'. The new video is almost done, and we couldn't be more excited. We've started writing for our next record, too, and continue to tour as much as we possibly can. We just really enjoy what we're doing and don't plan on slowing down anytime soon.

MORE>> www.myspace.com/farewell

 

HUMAN HIGHWAY
Making good use of the remnants of sun, Canadians Human Highway channel another summery-sounding duo, The Everly Brothers, on their new album of laid-back, shimmering folk-pop, 'Moody Motorcycle'. It's deliciously calming stuff and full of the kind of harmonies perfected by artists like The Levins and The Everlys, with uncomplicated, mainly acoustic backing, leaving the vocals to do most of the work. Released through Elliott Smith's one-time label, Suicide Squeeze, take a listen to stand-out track 'The Sound' at the link below.

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GLITTER FLEES THAILAND, GETS SENT BACK
Gary Glitter left Bangkok on a flight to Hong Kong yesterday afternoon, after refusing again to return to the UK. However, on arrival in Hong Kong, as he probably should have expected, authorities their refused him entry to the country and sent him straight back to Thailand, where he was detained again at Bangkok Airport.

He was released from prison in Vietnam on Tuesday, where he served just under three years for sexually abusing two children. He was deported back to the UK, but a lack of direct flights between the two countries made a stopover in Thailand necessary. Once in Bangkok, Glitter complained of tinnitus and heart trouble and refused to board his flight back to London. He was refused entry to Thailand by immigration police there, who branded him "a threat to domestic morality", and, after 20 hours in Bangkok airport, boarded the flight to Hong Kong.

Once on the flight, Glitter reportedly used the onboard telephone to get a friend to arrange accommodation in the city's nightclub district, Wanchai, and asked the cabin crew to arrange an escort to take him their from the airport. However, on arrival, Chinese authorities refused to grant him a visa. He asked the British Consulate in Hong Kong to intervene but his request was refused.

In a recent interview while still in prison, Glitter said he wanted to go to Hong Kong or Singapore upon his release. However, it seems that Britain is the only country willing to take him in, and will change laws on sex offenders to keep him here. Home Secretary Jacqui Smith announced yesterday that the government is to tighten rules of travel for sex offenders, blocking them from leaving the country for five years. She told The Telegraph: "I want Gary Glitter to be controlled whilst he's here and I don't want him to be able to go anywhere else in the world in order to abuse children".

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MOONFEST CANCELLED AFTER BABYSHAMBLES BAN
Following the news that Babyshambles have been banned by a Wiltshire court from performing at the festival later this month, it's organisers have announced that they are cancelling the event.

A statement on the Moonfest website reads: "On Monday 18h Aug 2008, we appeared before Chippenham magistrate's court where the police successfully convinced the magistrates that the appearance of Pete Doherty at Moonfest was likely to cause public disorder. Using section 160 of the Licensing Act 2003, the magistrates revoked our licence for Friday 29 Aug. With Pete and Babyshambles being our headlining act for the weekend, this draconian action taken by the Police makes it impossible to run the event at the end of August. To say we are surprised and devastated would be an understatement. The Police attended every public licensing meeting over the last six months. They have always been aware that Babyshambles and Pete were appearing. The police also attended the public hearing on the 24 Jul when the licence was granted and made no objections; indeed they actively supported the event at the meeting. We are currently carrying out the huge task of contacting all the people involved in putting the festival together. Once we have done that we will be contacting directly all people who have purchased tickets".

They added: "We would like to extend our thanks to all the people that have been so helpful and understanding in what has become an enormous nightmare to the Moonfest team. There are too many to list individually however we would like to say a special thank you to Pete Doherty who has volunteered to put on a free performance at a private party we are looking to organise for all the people who are affected by this terrible news".

Superintendent Paul Williams of Wiltshire Police said: "The issue is not the act itself, it is the profile of fans that follow the act. Wiltshire police do not have an issue with Pete Doherty or Babyshambles. We are not killjoys and we help organisers with many events throughout the year and some are much larger than this one".

However, Moonfest organiser John Green told The Guardian that the police in Wiltshire "hate" the fact that Doherty lives in Wiltshire and have a private vendetta against him. He said: "They told me privately they hate the fact he lives in Wiltshire and they don't want him on their patch".

Adding his opinions on the matter, former Live Music Forum boss Feargal Sharkey today wrote in The Guardian that this decision had "serious implications here for the wider music community. Not least as to how the Wiltshire constabulary, utilising section 160 of the 2003 Licensing Act, can wield such unreasonable and disproportionate powers in deciding what kind of musicians can and can not play live in their immediate vicinity".

He announced that he is writing to Culture Secretary Andy Burnham on the subject. He said: "[I] look forward to hearing back as to what these extraordinary circumstances were. No doubt UK musicians would also appreciate clarification as to where the line of censorship is drawn".

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RIHANNA SACKS BUSINESS MANAGER AFTER MONEY DISAPPEARS
Rihanna has reportedly sacked her business manager, Patricia Williams after discovering that she only has $20,000 to her name. The singer and her manager, Marc Jordan from Rebel One Management, reportedly discovered the financial discrepancy at a recent meeting with Williams.

However, Williams denies claims that she has been stealing from Rihanna, saying that she has been fired "for no good reason, all in ignorance". Instead, she blames the singer's label Def Jam and Jordan.

Williams told Blackarazzi: "It's not my fault that she only has $20,000 to her name.I'm a professional Business Manager, I have a staff of more than a dozen, I have worked for many high profile actors, musicians and multi-million dollar corporations. Why would I steal from Rihanna? I showed her all the paperwork and tried to explain to her the circumstances but she wouldn't listen. She called me all sorts of horrible names and stormed off. I now feel compelled to share with the world the background story as I will not allow my name to be slandered".

She added: "Def Jam doesn't fund Rihanna properly, so Marc [Jordan] uses the money Rihanna makes from third-party endorsements and from tours to fund her album and music videos. I don't want to disrespect Marc's name. He is a fantastic manager and genuinely believes in Rihanna. But he uses her money to fund her future projects because he believes he can break her in the world market. Her album sales are not nearly as close to her single sales and he knows that if she is only known as a 'singles artist' she will only be as good as her last hit. Unfortunately, he didn't inform his client and I'm receiving the brunt of it".

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MARR JOINS CRIBS FULL TIME
Mirroring the process by which he joined Modest Mouse in 2006, former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has become a full-time member of The Cribs, after agreeing to work on a few songs for their forthcoming album.

Marr told BBC 6music: "It's totally inspiring as a guitar player because they're my favourite band that I've heard in a long time and I'm still a fan, you know. I think it's important to nurture that, and think like a fan, and it's not always easy to think like a fan - you have to really genuinely like band. When I got into The Cribs' second record, I was just really excited because they were a band that I could be a fan of, and I get to be in a band that I'm a real fan of, so that's fantastic just from a musical point of view".

He continued: "What we've done so far, people who've heard it say it sounds very much like The Smiths mashed with The Cribs and that's obviously quite an exciting prospect for some people but it's not really enough for us that. We want it to be the next version of The Cribs. One of the things I liked about the band before I even met them was that they sounded like achievers really, almost like over-achievers. I just heard one track and hoped that everything else was as good as that".

Bassist Gary Jarman added: "We want it to be more than the sum of its parts. The sum of its parts is The Cribs and The Smiths, it bares both genes, but you wanna be more than the sum of its parts. We're kinda putting this record to bed now, it's just the right time for this to finish I think. We're just getting started with Johnny so it's kinda frustrating, it's been like 20 months, which is a long time, and it's taken us far away".

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VELVET REVOLVER SETTLE OVER PLAGIARISM
Voodoo Six bassist Tony Newton has been awarded a share of royalties from a track on Velvet Revolver's debut album in an out of court settlement on a lawsuit regarding the plagiarism of a song he wrote for a former band.

In the settlement, Newton will now receive 20% of all past and future royalties on the song, 'Dirty Little Thing', which was originally released in 2004 and was a successful single in 2005. The payout comes after Newton's publishers, Universal Music Publishing, filed a lawsuit claiming that the song stole the melody and core guitar riff from the song 'Cyber Babe', which appeared on the debut album of the bassist's former band Dirty Deeds in 1999.

Newton told CMU: "It was all a bit surreal really. A couple of years back a mate of mine in LA called me to say he'd heard what he thought was my song on the radio, and that he had been a bit shocked when he realised it was Velvet Revolver. When I checked it out myself, I genuinely couldn't believe it, because it wasn't as if it was close... it was basically the same riff. Anyway, I called my publishers to check whether they knew anything - which of course they didn't - and then basically left it with them. I never really expected to hear any more about it and was as surprised as anyone when I heard that Universal had settled with Velvet Revolver".

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GLASGOW NAMED WORLD CENTRE FOR MUSIC
Glasgow, the city that brought us Franz Ferdinand, Belle & Sebastian, Mogwai, Primal Scream, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Shitdisco, David Byrne, Wet Wet Wet, Aztec Camera, Teenage Fanclub, Arab Strap, Biffy Clyro, Glasvegas, El Presidente, Paulo Nutini, Stapleton, The Fratellis, Texas, Eddi Reader, Simple Minds, Hue & Cry, The Retrosexuals, The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Del Amitri, Snow Patrol, Jimmy Somerville, The Supernaturals, The Trash Can Sinatras, Lloyd Cole, Amy MacDonald, Travis, Midge Ure, Darius Danesh, Gun, Uncle John & Whitelock, David Sneddon, The Twilight Sad, Strawberry Switchblade, Uresei Yatsura, The 1990s, Orange Juice, Lulu, AC Acoustics and many others, has been named the world centre of music by UN cultural organisation, Unesco.

Research carried out by the organisation has discovered that an average of 127 musical events take place in the city each week. The city's music industry employs 2,922 people and is worth £74.6 million. It also has a venue called King Tuts Wah Wah Hut, which is most likely what swung it.

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VERVE TO CONTINUE
The Verve will definitely continue to perform and record together for the foreseeable future, despite those rumours to the contrary, says bassist Simon Jones.

Jones told Billboard: "This definitely is an ongoing concern; it's not something that we're all just gonna chuck away again. Looking back I don't think we had to be so blunt and, 'Alright, we're splitting up!' really. We should've just chilled out for a bit and taken some time out, to be honest. But obviously we all had a deep yearning inside to get back to do this or it wouldn't have happened. I just hope we don't split up again, now ... 'cause it becomes a bit silly, doesn't it?' I don't think us being back together means we have to do a record every year. We'll do it on our own terms and at our own pace. But, definitely, all of us want to pursue this. It's something that means a lot to all of us. It's a bit of a shock to be doing it again, but a very nice shock, really".

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DAVID BYRNE DESIGNS NEW YORK BIKE RACKS
Talking Heads frontman David Byrne has teamed up with the New York City Department Of Transportation and the PaceWildenstein art gallery to create nine bicycle racks, that have been placed in nine locations around Manhattan and Brooklyn. The designs come in the shapes of a dog, a man, a car, a mug, a bendy thing, a reclining woman, a guitar, a dollar sign, and a high-heeled shoe. They will be on display on the streets of New York for 364 days and then sold as pieces of art.

Byrne said on his website: "The Department Of Transportation is holding a design competition for outdoor and indoor bicycle racks, and I have agreed to help judge the entries. Enthused by their initiative, I sent them some sketches for imaginary bike racks named for specific NYC neighborhoods and locations. To my surprise, they responded by saying, 'If you make these we'll put them up'. Holy Moses! I was over the moon - what happened to the legendary red tape and years of bureaucratic haggling I was supposed to go through'".

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GNR DRUMMER PLEADS NOT GUILTY
Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has pleaded not guilty to charges of possession and being under the influence of drugs at the Los Angeles Superior Court, which seems a little bit silly, given that he traveled to the court from rehab, where he is being treated for drug problems, and was sent back there by the judge while he awaits his preliminary hearing.

Adler was arrested in LA last month and freed on $10,000 bail. The drummer has a long history of drugs and was fired from Guns N' Roses after appearing on the band's early albums.

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JACKSON HITS TRACKLIST REVEALED
The tracklist for Michael Jackson's 50th birthday compilation, as voted via The Sun and GMTV websites, has been revealed. And you'll be pleased to know that the funniest song ever recorded, 'The Girl Is Mine' with Paul McCartney, it buried deep in the depths of CD2.

Tracklist:

CD1
Billie Jean
Bad
Say Say Say (with Paul McCartney)
Thriller
Ghost
Will You Be There
Heal The World
Smooth Criminal
Jam
Scream (with Janet Jackson)
I Just Cant Stop Loving You (with Siedah Garrett)
Black Or White
They Dont Care About Us
Come Together
We Are The World (Demo Version)

CD2
Dont Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Beat It,
Dangerous
Dirty Diana
You Are Not Alone
Remember The Time
The Way You Make Me Feel
Man In The Mirror
Earth Song
Shes Out Of My Life
The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
You Rock My World
Blood On The Dance Floor
Wanna Be Starting Something
Billie Jean 2008 (feat. Kayne West)
Thriller Megamix (Radio Edit)

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STARS TEAM UP FOR CANCER SINGLE
Fifteen female singers will appear on a new single for US cancer charity Stand Up To Cancer. Appearing on the song, 'Just Stand Up', are Mariah Carey, Beyoncé, Mary J Blige, Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Sheryl Crow, LeAnn Rimes, Ciara, Keyshia Cole, Ashanti, Melissa Etheridge, Miley Cyrus, Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield and Carrie Underwood. The collaboration was dreamed up by that LA Reid chap, the boss of Island Def Jam, who also co-produced the single alongside Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds.

Not only that, but the fifteen divas will appear together to perform the song live on 5 Sep, as part of a telethon to raise money for the charity, which will also include appearances from Jennifer Aniston, Scarlett Johansson and Charlize Theron.

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DEERHOOF TO DONATE ROYALTIES TO CHARITY
Deerhoof have announced that they will donate 10% of digital sales revenues from their forthincoming album, 'Offend Maggie', to charity. However, which charity hasn't yet been decided, and the band are asking fans to vote on it.

The band's money will go to either Why Tuesday?, FAIR, Peace Action, Z Magazine, or Doctors Without Borders. To cast your vote, email deerhoofcharityvote@gmail.com by 1 Oct.

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ELLE S'APPELLE SPLIT
Very good indie pop types Elle S'appelle have announced that they are very good indie pop types no more, having split up.

Frontman Andy Donovan wrote on the band's MySpace blog: "It's with a great big sad face that I write to you all. As of last week, myself, Lucy [Blakeley, keyboard] and Owen [Cox, drums] decided to split up the band. There are lots of little reasons why, which it would be a bit pointless to explain, as they all lead towards the same conclusion. We're all going to be doing different things as of now, unfortunately not all of us will be doing musical things... I'll be lending guitar skills to my good friends 28 Costumes for basically as long as they'll have me or until musically I'm no longer an eligible bachelor".

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READING FESTIVAL SELLS OUT
The Reading Festival has completely sold out. Organisers have requesting that people not turn up without tickets, because there won't be any. Oh, and definitely don't attempt to buy tickets from any of those unofficial sites we mentioned yesterday, because they won't give you any.

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HOP FARM FESTIVAL 2009 ANNOUNCED
Vince Power has announced that he will bring back the Hop Farm Festival again next year. It will extend to a three day event and take place between the 3-5 Jul. This, of course, means that the event will no longer be coupled with The Mighty Boosh Festival. Although, given that even Noel Fielding described his event as "shit", perhaps that's not surprising.

Power said: "I'm looking forward to next year's Hop Farm Festival. After the success of this year's festivals I'm going to build the Hop Farm event so that it is up there with all the other festivals both here in the UK and abroad".

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SLIPKNOT CANCEL EUROPEAN SHOWS
Slipknot have been forced to cancel all of their upcoming European shows, including their appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals this weekend, as drummer Joey Jordison have broken his ankle. Although, considering that one of their number has been touring with two broken ankles, I think it's a bit of a weak excuse.

The band issued the following statement: "To our fans: It is with huge regret and disappointment that we have been forced to cancel our imminent European festival appearances at Leeds, Reading, 2 Days A Week, Area 4, as well as exclusive performances for MTV Europe and Virgin TV. The other night, Joey Jordison broke his ankle and doctors have advised Joey to stay off his leg for four to six weeks to prevent further injury or permanent and more serious damage. We know you will be hugely disappointed and so are we. Cancelling shows is never an easy decision and we apologise to all our fans, friends and family for not being there to throw down with you. We will be back in Europe this November and can't wait to see you all then".

However, the band will be back later this year for a full UK tour, with Machine Head as their support act. And, frankly, I think that more than makes up for it. Here are the tour dates:

1 Dec: London, Hammersmith Apollo
2 Dec: London, Hammersmith Apollo
5 Dec: Cardiff, International Arena
7 Dec: Birmingham, NIA
8 Dec: Glasgow, SECC
9 Dec: Manchester, MEN Arena
11 Dec: Newcastle, Metro Arena
12 Dec: Sheffield, Arena

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MURCOF ANNOUNCES FULL BAND UK TOUR
In news so exciting that I was actually nearly sick when I read the subject of the email that just informed me of it, Murcof will tour the UK later this year with a full band. For those of you not familiar, Murcof is Mexican producer Fernando Corona. He became known for using tightly edited classical samples to create minimal electronica, particularly on his third album, 'Remembranza'. However, last year he burst out in the other direction with 'Cosmos', an album of sprawling, expansive tracks themed on space. In November, he will return to the UK to perform a brand new, especially composed suite of music entitled 'Océano', in collaboration with highly regarded Spanish classical ensemble BCN 216 members Sergi Claret (viola), Joan Antoni Pich (violoncello) and Cassiel Anton (trombone), and with visuals by Flicker, aka visual sculptor Roderick Maclachlan.

Tour dates:

14 Nov: Reading, South Street Arts Centre
15 Nov: Bristol, Arnolfini
16 Nov: Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
17 Nov: Brighton, Duke Of York's Picture House
18 Nov: Liverpool, The Bluecoat
19 Nov: Oxford, Holywell Music Room
20 Nov: London, Purcell Rooms
21 Nov: Norwich, Arts Centre
22 Nov: Belfast, Sonic Arts Research Centre

Support at all shows come from "radical tuba virtuoso", Oren Marshall.

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YOUNG KNIVES ANNOUNCE FREE SHOW
The Young Knives have announced that they will play a free show at Koko in Camden on 9 Sep, with support from Lightspeed Champion. Fans will only be charged a booking fee of £2.50 and tickets are limited to four per person.

Get yer tickets here

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YACHT SIGN TO DFA, ANNOUNCE TOUR
Indie duo YACHT have announced that they have signed to DFA Records, a deal that seems to have come about after YACHT's Jona Bechtolt was asked to fill in as the opening act on DFA founder James Murphy's band LCD Soundsystem's recent US tour, after Prizhorn Dance School had visa troubles.

The first single released under the deal will be 'Summer Song', which Bechtolt calls "a sort of love letter" to LCD Soundsystem. The duo will also be heading to the UK later this month. Tour dates below:

23 Aug: Leeds, The Faversham
24 Aug: Creamfields
26 Aug: Sheffield, Bungalows & Bears
27 Aug: Brighton, The Fat Fox
28 Aug: London, The ICA
29 Aug: Manchester, The Ruby Lounge
31 Aug: Electric Picnic Festival
2 Sep: Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
5 Sep: Bestival
6 Sep: Brighton, The Hope

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bomb The Bass - Future Chaos (!K7)
With thirteen years having past since the last BTB album (the patchy 'Clear') and Tim Simenon having made a name for himself since as a producer and remixer for the likes of Bowie, Depeche Mode and Björk, the arrival of 'Future Chaos' is rather unexpected, yet still very welcome. It's clear from the outset that it doesn't sound like any of the three previous Bomb The Bass albums (which, in fairness, didn't sound much like each other either). It's much more minimal than the epic production of songs like 'Winter In July' (wherein trip-hop was invented) or the powder-keg hip hop of 'Bug Powder Dust', with a distinctly European electro sensibility informing proceedings, inspired by Tim Simenon apparently rediscovering the Minimoog synth, which is the dominant sound on the album. Built around pulsing, almost electroclash synths, and soulful vocals (from Paul Conboy on five tracks and guests including Mark Lanegan and Jon Spencer on others), it's arguably Simenon's most consistent and cohesive album yet. Deeply melodic, accessible but edgy, 'Future Chaos' is an unlikely success in some ways, but a nonetheless a very fine album. MS
Release Date: 15 Sep
Press Contact: Outpost Media [all]

Buy from Amazon

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DICK & DOM EXIT RADIO 1
Dick & Dom will leave BBC Radio 1 in September, less than a year after joining the station to present the Sunday morning slot, in a revamp of its weekend schedule. Their slot will be covered temporarily by Edith Bowman, until November, when Chappers & Dave will take over, until Sara Cox returns to the slot in January. Sara Cox, who is currently on maternity leave, won't be available at weekends in the Autumn because she is covering the 10am to 1pm weekday slot from September until January, while Jo Whiley goes on maternity leave. Are you keeping up with this?

Elsewhere on the weekend schedule, Nick Grimshaw will take over the 7am to 10am slot from Nihal, who will move to afternoons.

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THRASH HITS TO CONTINUE
Following the news that The Quietus and The Lipster would continue to run as independent websites, after their funding was pulled when the joint venture between Drowned In Sound and BSkyB, The Quietus Group, was abruptly brought to a close this week, the third site set up under the deal has revealed its future plans.

Thrash Hits editor Raziq Rauf told CMU: "Thrash Hits is going absolutely nowhere. In fact, we just celebrated our highest figures. The site is still a baby but is going from strength to strength and I believe in it. From a personal point of view, there is a huge and inescapable sense of denial. It's business as normal, as far as I'm concerned. Nobody's going to stop me".

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WALKMEN TOUR DATES CORRECTION
It turns out we missed quite an important email yesterday, and therefore published incorrect dates for The Walkmen's upcoming UK tour. In fact, they were the dates for The Spinto Band's upcoming UK tour. Correct dates for The Walkmen will be announced in the next few days. Keep your eyes peeled.

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STIPE DENIES BEING 'DIFFICULT'
Michael Stipe has denied rumours that he is difficult to work with, which seem to have stemmed from an interview where he was asked a lot of questions about the death of his close friend Heath Ledger.

He said: "There was a recent piece that made me out to be this impossible person, but I was having a really bad week, and for a good reason. Heath, a friend of mine, had just died, really tragically. It was obvious why I wasn't that excited about talking about my new pop record. But I answered the questions, you know".

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JANET JACKSON GETS INTO PANTS
I'm not sure she's the best person to be doing this, considering her recent track record with underwear, but Janet Jackson has announced that she is launching her own lingerie line, called 'Pleasure Principle'.

Jackson said in a statement: "People have come to me with other ideas, but lingerie is a passion for me, and just like music and acting, I can't do it unless I put 100 percent into it. There's something for every woman, and that's very important to us. I've always hated when lingerie is uncomfortable, so the fit and comfort was key".

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COLDPLAY TAKE THE FUN OUT OF ROCK N ROLL
Coldplay's Chris Martin has pleaded with bands not to carry out that rite of passage for all rock bands and trash their hotel rooms. Having worked as a hotel cleaner before becoming famous, he has been on the other end of the deal. He told The Sun: "When you're a cleaner and you walk into a trashed room, it's truly annoying. All you want to do is go on your tea break - and you get faced with that. Spare a thought for the poor schmuck cleaning the room".

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