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Billy Bragg keeps the faith

Taken from Billy Bragg’s new album ‘Mr Love & Justice’ (out this week), ‘I Keep Faith’ is released on 17th March on Cooking Vinyl.

You can watch the video here:

www.cookingvinyl.com/video/i_keep_faith_high.wmv

www.cookingvinyl.com/video/i_keep_faith_mid.wmv

www.cookingvinyl.com/video/i_keep_faith_low.wmv

Billy Bragg is playing tonight at the Roundhouse and he’ll also be playing a string of UK dates in April/May. Here are full dates:

Billy Bragg (in-store) 03.07.08 LONDON HMV

Billy Bragg 04.23.08 LONDON Barbican Hall

Billy Bragg 04.24.08 BRISTOL Colston Hall

Billy Bragg 04.25.08 BIRMINGHAM Town Hall

Billy Bragg 04.27.08 GLASGOW ABC

Billy Bragg 04.29.08 GATESHEAD The Sage

Billy Bragg 04.30.08 SHEFFIELD City Hall

Billy Bragg 05.02.08 LIVERPOOL Philharmonic Hall

Billy Bragg 05.03.08 READING The Hexagon

Billy Bragg 05.04.08 LINCOLN The Engine Shed

http://www.mrloveandjustice.net/

Neon Neon announce UK debut live date

Fabric – 20th March

Neon Neon, debut UK live date
Welsh musical maverick Gruff Rhys and LA based electronic/hip-hop producer Boom Bip will be lighting up London on 20th March with their first ever Neon Neon UK live date.  The headline performance takes place at the capitals Fabric nightclub and with Chrome Hoof, Erol Alkan and Four Tet also on the bill the event promises to be a cracking start to the Easter weekend.

Stainless Style album, out 17th March
Neon Neons Fabric showcase comes 3 days after the release of their debut album, Stainless Style – a highly creative slice of conceptual power-pop inspired by the incredible life of the worlds first playboy engineer, John DeLorean.  Gruff Rhys and Boom Bip are joined on the record by a host of talented guests, including; Fab Moretti from The Strokes, Yo Majesty, Har Mar Superstar, The Magic Numbers and Spank Rock.  The end result was recently described as a terrific collaboration [4 out of 5] by Q magazine, has caused the NME to forewarn their readers to miss it at your peril, and been awarded 4 out of 5 reviews by both Uncut and The Observer Music Monthly.

I Lust U single, out 24th March
Neon Neons fully polished Stainless Style album will be closely followed by the release of their I Lust U single.  An ice cool duet between Gruff and guest vocalist Cate Le Bon, I Lust U is a lovelorn-lament underpinned throughout by Boom Bips stylish, snyth-lead production.  The song can be heard here, and the video viewed here.

Neon Neon are also performing at this years SXSW festival in Austin Texas, and further releases and Neon Neon UK live dates will be announced soon.

Links
Neon Neon MySpace:  www.myspace.com/neonx2
More on John DeLorean: http://eightiesclub.tripod.com/id305.htm