Strokes’s First Impressions Of Earth Released January 9th

The Strokes release their highly anticipated third album, the follow up to 2003’s platinum album Room On Fire, entitled First Impressions Of Earth through Rough Trade Records on Monday the 9th January. A single Juicebox precedes the album on the 5th December.

First Impressions Of Earth was produced by David Kahne, with three tracks co-produced by David and Gordon Raphael, who produced the bands first two albums, including the multi-platinum / award winning, Is This It The albums fourteen tracks were recorded in New York over the last ten months. The full tracklisting in non-sequential order :

    You Only Live Once

    Juicebox
    Heart In A Cage

    Razor Blade
    On The Other Side
    Eletricityscape
    Killing Lies
    Fear Of Sleep
    15 Minutes
    Vision Of Division
    Red Light
    Evening Sun
    The Ize Of The World
    Ask Me Anything

The Strokes will shortly be announcing a UK tour for early in 2006.

The New Pornographers announce a single UK gig

Canadia’s one and only (or six and only in their case) The New Pornographers have confirmed they will be playing the Borderline on November 1st! This long awaited live debut in the UK promises to be unmissable! Playing from the new album ‘Twin Cinema’ and classics from the previous 2 albums this show is sure to sell out quick sharp.

The New Pornographers
the Borderline
1st November 2005
Tickets available now from Ticketmaster.co.uk.

Five O’Clock Hereos UK Tour dates

Five O’Clock Hereos are setting out on a marathon tour of the UK. They are due to appear at the following venues…

NME tour – Get tickets at Ticketmaster.co.uk

    29 Sep: Bournemouth, Old Fire Station
    30 Sep: Liverpool, Academy 2
    1 Oct: Glasgow, School Of Arts
    3 Oct: Middlesbrough, Empire
    4 Oct: Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
    5 Oct: Leeds, Warehouse
    6 Oct: Northampton, Roadmenders
    7 Oct: London, Koko

In The City: – Get tickets at Ticketmaster.co.uk

    2 Oct: Manchester, M2 ‘Stylish Riots’ In The City

With Ladyfuzz – Get tickets at Ticketmaster.co.uk

    10 Oct: Stratford, Cox’s Yard
    11 Oct: London, Metro
    12 Oct: Brighton, Union
    13 Oct: Leicester, Charlotte
    15 Oct: Northampton, Soundhaus
    16 Oct: Bristol, Louisiana
    17 Oct: Liverpool, Uni Academy
    19 Oct: Manchester, Jebez Clegg
    20 Oct: Carlisle, Brickyard
    21 Oct: Newcastle, The Cluny
    22 Oct: Hull, The Welly Club
    24 Oct: Glasgow, Barfly
    25 Oct: Aberdeen, The Tunnels
    26 Oct: Dundee, Westport Bar
    27 Oct: Inverness, The Raigmore
    29 Oct: Leeds, Josephs Well
    30 Oct: Stoke, Sugarmill
    31 Oct: York, Fibbers
    2 Nov: Birmingham, Barfly
    3 Nov: London, Metro
    4 Nov: Southampton, Joiners

Babyshambles album named – Down in Albion

album: Down In Albion (November 14th)
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single: Albion (November 28th)
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Babyshambles release their debut album, Down In Albion through Rough Trade Records on Monday 14th November. A single, Albion will follow two weeks later on 28th November.

The sixteen-track album was produced by Mick Jones and mixed by Mick Jones & Bill Price. The album contains the bands Top Five hit Fuck Forever and a new recording of their first Top Ten single Killamangiro. Other songs on the album include Albion, Pipedown, Loyalty Song, What Katy Did Next, 32nd Of December and Up The Morning.

The band are currently on the nineteen date Pipe Down Tour, the remaining dates are:

September – Tickets are available from ticketmaster.co.uk

    Wed 28th Birmingham Academy
    Thu 29th Stoke The Underground
    Fri 30th Manchester Academy

October – Tickets are available from ticketmaster.co.uk

    Sat 1st Shrewsbury Music Hall
    Sun 2nd Norwich UEA
    Tue 4th Southend Chinnery
    Wed 5th Bristol Academy
    Fri 7th Middlesbrough Corner House
    Sat 8th Leeds Blank Canvas
    Sun 9th Liverpool Academy
    Mon 10th Cardiff University
    Tue 11th London Brixton Academy

Peter Doherty also contributes lead vocals to the Littl’ans single Their Way released through Rough Trade on 17th October.

Babyshambles are Peter Doherty – vocals, Patrick Walden – guitar, Drew McConnell – bass and Adam Ficek – drums.

Four Day Hombre: Single, Tour dates and Video

The new single from Four Day Hombre, “The First Word Is the Hardest” (Buy it from Amazon UK or US) , is released on 10th October.

Check out the video: www.fourdayhombre.co.uk/video

Live dates listed below: Search for tickets on Ticketmaster.co.uk

    27-Sep-05 Victoria Derby
    28-Sep-05 Huddersfield Uni Huddersfield
    29-Sep-05 Spires Salisbury
    30-Sep-05 Riffs Swindon
    1-Oct-05 Dr Wus Leeds
    1-Oct-05 Pitcher & Piano Manchester
    2-Oct-05 New Adelphi Hull
    6-Oct-05 Fur Nights Hartlepool
    7-Oct-05 Brickyard Carlisle
    11-Oct-05 Fibbers (Barfly) York
    12-Oct-05 Bar 1 Twenty Huddersfield
    13-Oct-05 Lion Inn Blakey Ridge
    14-Oct-05 Telfords Warehouse Chester
    28-Oct-05 Frog on the Front Portsmouth
    29-Oct-05 Barfly Cardiff

Franz Ferdinand DVD announced

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Franz Ferdinand are to release a live two disc DVD set on 14 Nov. The first disc features live renditions taken from a variety of live performances from all over the world, including tracks lifted from gigs at T In The Park, in New York, and in Belgium. Disc 2 is two full live sessions from last year’s shows at Brixton Academy and in San Francisco. Completing the set are a variety of bonus features, including behind the scenes footage, interviews and karaoke tracks for you to sing along to if you should want to. Do You Want To? See what I did there?

The full track-listings are as follows:

DISC 1

FRANZ FERDINAND LIVE

1. Michael (Brixton Academy London)
2. Tell Her Tonight (Pianos New York)
3. 40ft (The Regency Grand San Francisco)
4. Take Me Out (T in the Park Scotland)
5. Cheating on You (Rock Wercheter Belgium)
6. Love & Destroy (The Avalon Los Angeles)
7. The Dark Of The Matinee (T in the Park Scotland)
8. Van Tango (The Regency Grand San Francisco)
9. Auf Asche (Brixton Academy London)
10. Come On Home (Barrowlands Glasgow)
11. Darts Of Pleasure (The Regency Grand San Francisco)
12. Shopping For Blood (Rock Wercheter Belgium)
13. Jacqueline (Barrowlands Glasgow)
14. This Fire (The Avalon Los Angeles)

BONUS FEATURES

Tour De Franz – Exclusive behind the scenes footage.
Karaoke track 1 – Matinee
Karoke track 2 – Take Me Out

DISC 2

FRANZ FERDINAND LIVE AT BRIXTON ACADEMY

1. Michael
2. Tell Her Tonight
3. 40ft
4. Your Diary
5. Take Me Out
6. Cheating On You
7. The Dark Of The Matinee
8. I’m Your Villain
9. Van Tango
10. Auf Asche
11. Come On Home
12. Love & Destroy

13. Darts Of Pleasure
14. Shopping For Blood
15. This Boy
16. Jacqueline
17. This Fire

FRANZ FERDINAND LIVE AT SAN FRANCISCO

1. Cheating On You
2. Tell Her Tonight
3. 40ft
4. Van Tango
5. Auf Asche
6. The Dark Of The Matinee
7. Jacqueline
8. Love & Destroy
9. Take Me Out
10. Michael
11. Darts Of Pleasure
12. Shopping For Blood
13. Come On Home
14. This Fire

BONUS FEATURES

Interactive feature – Back of the bus interviews
Take Me Out – Live at Byron Bay Australia
Matinee – Live in Auckland
Can’t Stop Feeling – Live in Auckland