Marmaduke Duke it out

• THE magnificent Marmaduke Duke released their royally riproaring second album this week.
The electronica album, Duke Pandamonium, the second from the duo of Biffy Clyro frontman Simon Neil and Sucioperro’s JP Reid, and contains the bouncy new single Rubber Lover.
• Looking for some time-tested laid back dance tracks to soundtrack your summer? Relax, Classic Chilled Ibiza, out on May 18, has it covered.
The three-CD compilation album contains tracks by Morcheeba, Bonobo, Leftfield, FC Kahuna, Coldcut, I Monster, William Orbit, Fatboy Slim, Moby, Underworld, Groove Armada and many more.
• Irish nu-soul sensation Laura Izibor has a new soul single out this week.
Don’t Stay is the second track from her forthcoming album Let the Truth Be Told, which is out on May 18.
• Guitarist Tom Brosseau has put out his third album, Posthumous Success – and it’s dead good.
The album sees the artist moving from his all-acoustic roots to a fuller sound.
• London-based pop duo Honey Ryder released their latest single on Monday.
Choices, a string-soaked radio-friendly pop rock track, is a taster for album Rising Up, which is out on May 25.
• Warwick, a folk group led by singer-songwriter Keith Warwick, have released an EP.
Based On Actual Events is a rich four-track collection sure to whet folk fan’s appetites for a full length release.
• The soundtrack to new film The Prodigals, which aims to raise awareness in youngsters about issues such as homelessness, sexual health and drugs, is out now.
The compilation features songs by Beverley Knight, Teezy, Ms Jaie and Typpah.
• West Midlanders Subkicks have released their debut album Threes, Fives And Sevens this week.
The funk-beat influenced indie band’s album contains the single Fatman.
• Sunshine-drenched summery soul singer Elviin has put out his first single.
The British singer’s single In Colour is the first taster for his debut album, currently being recorded in LA.
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Britney puts on a show

• ROLL up! Roll up! The ringmaster of pop Britney Spears is again coming to town, in the form of her new single, Circus.
Circus, the latest single to be taken from her sixth studio album Circus, will be out on February 16.
• Dance producer Diplo’s career has had more high peaks than most, so to celebrate this fact he is releasing his first compilation album.
Decent Work For Decent Pay, which hits stores on January 26, includes remixes of tracks by Peter, Bjorn And John, Daft Punk, M.I.A and Hot Chip among other top collaborations.
• Hoping to shoot up the charts with their latest LP are The Rifles.
The London-based rock band release their latest album, Great Escape, on January 26, following up their debut offering No Love Lost.
• Daedelus, also known as Alfred Darlington, and his wife Laura continue their acoustic project The Long Lost with second single, Amiss.
The track, a gentle fusion of Brazilian and Californian influences, is available from February 9.
• Disco punk upstarts Thunderheist release a new single, Sweet 16, on February 16.
The track, a throbbing electro rap sizzler, is the precursor to their hotly-anticipated debut album Thunderheist.
• Biffy Clyro and Sucioperro side project Marmaduke Duke release a new single, Kid Gloves, on February 9, the first from their second album, Duke Pandemonium.
• If music made up of drum and bass beats, rock riffing and hip hop rapping is the right formula for you, then join the queue to buy The Qemists’s debut, Join The Q.
The group’s full-throttle debut album is released on February 2, and features contributions from Wiley, Mike Patton and beatboxer Beardyman.
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