Third birthday celebrations for Frank Turner


• HARDCORE hero turned contemporary folk singer Frank Turner is set to release a new album, The First Three Years, spanning his solo career to date.
Starting with his tentative first release The Real Damage and finishing with a cover of ABBA’s Dancing Queen, the former Million Dead frontman’s new work is a must have for fans.
• Atlantan rapper T.I. releases a new album, Paper Trail, on November 24.
The album, which has already hit the number one spot in the US, is followed by a new single, the Rihanna collaboration Live Your Life, on December 8.
• Fans of the band can get a little more Paramore on December 8, when the pop punk rock band release standalone single Decode.
The track is the lead single from the forthcoming soundtrack to the movie Twilight.
• Former Fame Academy contestant Lemar releases a new album, The Reason, on November 24.
The singer’s fourth studio release is a collection of 10 soulful songs from the British R&B singer.
• Singer Estelle has teamed up with dancehall rapper Sean Paul for her new single, Come Over.
Released on November 24, the track is a raggae infused cut from her Mercury Prize nominated album Shine.
• Upwardly mobile Brighton-based band Gloria Cycles release a new single, No Zeros, on December 1.
You can also catch the group live in support of the raucous Cage The Elephant at Rock City in Nottingham on November 17, solo at Eddie’s Rock Club in Birmingham on December 4, and supporting The Rascals at Kasbah in Coventry on December 20.
• Mike Skinner, better known as The Streets, releases a new single from his fourth album Everything Is Borrowed on December 1.
The track, Heaven For The Weather, is an upbeat tongue-in-cheek take on life after death.
• Soul jazz and pop singer Natasha Panas relases her album Yellow Flowers on December 1.
The blooming sumptuous debut LP features her current single Kennington.
• If all of this is music to your ears, you can read more from the pop world online at www.echoisaacashe.blogspot.com.

Metallica’s precious metal

• A NEW studio album by the biggest metal band ever? What an attractive proposition.
The long-awaited Death Magnetic has now hit stores worldwide.
The band’s brilliant tenth studio LP, and first for five years since 2003’s St Anger, is a furious, frenzied return to the sort of face-melting metal music that has won them legions of fans across the globe over the last 25 years.
• Stylish singer Ne-Yo’s slick new LP Year Of The Gentleman was released this week.
The album, which contains the Las Vegas native’s chart-topping single Closer, is a collection of polished R&B strongly influenced by the sharp style of the Rat Pack era.
• The Streets is back on the road next month, including trips to Birmingham and Nottingham, as promotion for anticipated new material.
The rapper, real name Mike Skinner, has a new album and single, both titled Everything Is Borrowed, out at the end of September.
But be sure to buy your own copy, and not just borrow them from a friend.
• Asian dance producer Shri has a new album out called Seven Steps on September 22.
The solo album by Shrikanth “Shri” Sriram, best known for his work alongside DJ Badmarsh, mixes traditional Indian instrumentation with funky, bass-driven dance.
• Scouse rockers The Rascals are up to more mischief, in the form of single I’ll Give You Sympathy.
The release, set to hit stores of September 29, is a hard-hitting live favourite taken from their current album Rascalize.
• Quirky Los Angeles-based five-piece Iglu & Hartly follow up their new single In This City with album And Then Boom on September 22.
As well, the group will be toruign the UK throughout September and October, including trips to Birmingham, Nottingham and Leicester.
• Emotive singer/songwriter Daniel Powter, the man behind radio-hogging single Bad Day, has released a new single.
The track, Next Plane Home, is the first to be taken from his second album, Under The Radar.
• Ashby-de-la-Zouch band The Young Knives will be heading to South America next month to carry out an ambassador’s role.
The trio have been selected to represent British musc by the British Music Council, and will be taking their eccentric brand of indie to Beunos Aires, Santiago and Sao Paulo.
• If all of this is music to your ears, you can read more from the pop world online at http://www.echoisaacashe.blogspot.com/