L’Pierre album due in 2007

Arab Strap’s Aiden Moffat is to release a new L’Pierre album next year. The long player, entitled ‘Dip’, will be out 15 January. Moffat : “The album had a concept from the beginning. Its theme is nature and the great outdoors, and particularly the sea, hence ‘Dip’, a title I stole from the movie of the artist who kindly donated the film image for the artwork”.

Listen to the Hard-Fi podcast

Hard-Fi are to distribute behind the scenes footage from their recent world tour through the power of podcast. The webcasts will form a monthly series, starting with a double bill focusing on their five-night residency at Brixton Academy earlier this year. Upcoming podcasts will feature interviews with fellow tourers including the likes of Paul Weller, Mick Jones, Jerry Dammers and Billy Bragg, plus footage of studio recording sessions for the band’s second album. Fans are also being encouraged to email questions and comments for the band to address in later podcasts. Hear the first one now at http://www.hard-fi.com.

Men Women & Children UK Tour

The electro band, Men Women & Children, are to perform on the following dates in the following locations:

30 Nov: Northampton Soundhaus
1 Dec: Sheffield Leadmill
2 Dec: Birmingham Barfly
3 Dec: Stoke Sugarmill
4 Dec: Wrexham Central Station
5 Dec: Liverpool Barfly
6 Dec: Aberdeen Moshulu
7 Dec: Glasgow King Tuts
8 Dec: Middlesbrough Cornerhouse
9 Dec: London Mean Fiddler Club Frog
10 Dec: Oxford Zodiac
11 Dec: Manchester Roadhouse
12 Dec: Leeds Cockpit
13 Dec: London The Fly Dance in My Blood Club
14 Dec: Cardiff Barfly
15 Dec: Yeovil Ski Lodge
16 Dec: Nottingham Rock City