Camp rock

• DOING their best with a new single out on November 3 are pop rockers Scouting For Girls.
The new track, I Wish I Was James Bond, is the latest to be lifted from the licensed-to-thrill number one album Scouting For Girls.
A spokesman for the group said: “Whilst Britain undergoes an extensive period of uncertainty both politically and economically, it is the music of Scouting For Girls that can lift the nation’s spirits with their hugely upbeat sunshine pop.”
You can see the band on tour throughout November and December including dates at Nottingham Arena and Birmingham’s Carling Academy.
• Rockabilly revivalist Imelda May is hoping to make a lasting impression on the record-buying public with debut album Love Tattoo.
The Irish singer’s debut LP, out now, is a rip-roaring collection of ‘50s-inspired tracks.
• Soulful singing sensation Lemar returns on November 10 with a new single, If She Knew.
The track, the lead single from the Fame Academy graduate’s forthcoming fourth album The Reason, combines Lemar’s heartfelt vocals with layers of acoustic guitar-driven RnB.
• The unique sound of Threatmantics hits the charts on November 3 when their debut offering Upbeat Love lands on shelves.
The Welsh rock and roll trio, who visit Birmingham’s Factory Club on November 20, make their music on viola, guitar, drums and keyboards – with Huw Davies playing both drums and keyboards simultaneously.
A spokesman said: “This is a short, sharp album packed to the brim with skuzzy, mind-blowing rock and roll.”
• Operahouse are set to release the dynamic Change In Nature EP on November 10.
The release is a taster for their debut album, recorded under the guidance of Embrace’s Richard McNamara, which is due early next year.
• Jack of all trades John Barrowman is releasing a new single on November 17.
The catchy new single, What About Us, is written by Take That star Gary Barlow and is the first taster of new album Music Music Music.
• Former X-Factor entrant Maria Lawson releases a new single, These Walls, on December 1.
Taken from the singer’s second album, Emotional Rollercoaster, due out in January 2009, the track fuses soul, pop and rock sensibilities.
• Looking for an early Christmas present?
Pop Party 6, a compilation packed with hits from the likes of the Sugababes, Ting Tings, Jonas Brothers, Rihanna, McFly and more is out from November 3.
• If all of this is music to your ears, you can read more from the pop world online at www.echoisaacashe.blogspot.com.

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U2 live again

• U2’S SEMINAL live album Under A Blood Red Sky has had a digital overhaul to coincide with the re-release of the Live At Red Rocks concert footage.
The Irish group’s remastered album and DVD, originally filmed in Colorado and released back in 1983, are in stores once again.
• Actor, singer and TV personality John Barrowman releases a new album, Music Music Music, next month.
The album is co-written by Take That’s Gary Barlow and Kylie-producer Chris Braide, and features a new single, What About Us, which is out on November 17.
• Encore Une Fois? Why not – The Best Of Sash hits stores on October 20.
The dance legend’s compilation features tracks such as Ecuador, Stay, Adelante and Mysterious Times.
• If you’re a fan of hard rock, be sure to pick up a copy of the new single from Stone Gods.
The band release Don’t Drink The Water on October 27, before heading out on tour across the UK, including a date at Notttingham’s Rock City on November 20.
• Brighton-based band The Rivers have released a new download-only single, Love Or Whatever.
The energetic slice of pop rock is remiscent of The Kooks, and whets the appetite well for the band while they work on a debut LP.
• Still going after 50 years in the music business, Joe Brown releases his new album, More Of The Truth, on October 13.
As well as original music, the album mixes original material with covers such as All Shook Up and Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.
• Former Eurovision entrant James Fox is back with a new album and single in November.
Single Higher and album Rocking Chairs And Lemonade are typical of the South Wales-based singer songwirter’s catchy upbeat pop style.
• Rising stars Cut Off Your Hands release a new single, Happy As Can Be, on October 20.
The track is an exuberant drum-driven slice of charming, uplifting indie taken from forthcoming album You And I.
• Queen and former Free frontman Paul Rodgers have released The Cosmos Rocks, their first album of original material since the death of Freddie Mercury.
The album, dedicated to the legendary Queen frontman, features the latest single C-Lebrity.
• If all of this is music to your ears, you can read more from the pop world online at http://www.echoisaacashe.blogspot.com/.