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/.

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The Stoop to conquer

• THE big news in the pop world is the release of Little Jackie’s album The Stoop.
The album, the debut from the duo of singer-singwriter Imani Coppola and multi-instrumentalist Adam Pallin, is a genre-mashing mix of pop, hip hop and R&B, and features the hit single The World Should Revolve Around Me.
• Florida’s finest Underoath’s sixth studio album has bludgeoned its way into stores this month.
The Christian metalcore band’s album, Lost In The Sound Of Separation, is the group’s heaviest effort yet.
The group will also be playing dates across the UK including Birmingham’s Academy 2 throughout September.
• Comeback kings The Verve have released a new chart-topping album.
Forth, the Wigan band’s first release in over a decade, features current hit single Love Is Noise.
• Musical royalty Queen and Paul Rodgers release a new single C-Lebrity on September 8.
The track, a comment on today’s celebrity-driven culture, is the first track from forthcoming Septmber 15 album The Cosmos Rocks.
The supergroup are also touring in the coming months, including trips to Nottingham Arena, Sheffield Arena and Birmingham NIA.
• Singalong single Same Old Lines is set to be released by Rod Thomas on September 29.
The Welsh singer-songwriter’s live favourite is also sure to feature on the Rod Thomas & It hugs Back tour, which sees the rising star visiting venues including Nottingham’s Lee Rosie’s Tea Shop and Leicester’s The Lounge.
• Despite it’s low-key release, Alex Cornish’s debut album Until The Traffic Stops has had some high-profile champions in the likes of Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary and BBC 6music’s Tom Robinson.
And the album’s title track is set for a release on September 29. so you can see what all the fuss about the Edinburgh native is for yourself.
• A big noise in indie are up-and-coming Oxford group A Silent Film.
The grandiose quartet are set to release their eagerly-awaited debut The City That Sleeps on October 6.
This is also preceded by anthemic single Thirteen Times The Strength on September 22 and a tour taking in Nottingham and Birmingham.
• Underground rockers The Subways have released a new single, I Won’t Let You Down, taken from the band’s second album All Or Nothing.
The band are also playing October dates across the UK including Keele and Birmingham,
• If all of this is music to your ears, you can read more from the pop world online at Isaac Ashe’s Sound Advice.