Steve rocks the boat

• THE ill skills of bluesman Seasick Steve are showcased on his new album, the fantastic I Started Out With Nothing And I’ve Still Got Most Of It Left.
The guitarist’s major label debut and follow-up to breakthough LP Dog House Music sees the Californian, real name Steve Wold, performing alongside Nick Cave and KT Tunstall.
• Folk singer songwriter Emily Jane White releases her debut album Dark Undercoat on October 20.
The San Franciscan’s first LP. a fragile acoustic collection, is backed up by a European tour during October and November – log on to for more information.
• Diving into the charts with a new single are The Submarines.
You Me And Bourgeoisie is a blend of indie guitar and electronic beats taken from forthcoming album Honeysuckle Weeks.
• Welsh one-man wonder Rod Thomas has released a new single, Same Old Lines.
The lo-fi folk-pop singer’s new song is a ukelele-led anthem of a track.
• Fledgling star Sam Isaac’s new single, Sticker Star And Tape is out now.
The single from the singer, who was asked to play the BBC Electric Proms whilst still unsigned, is the first taster from 2009 album Bears.
• Get Well Soon are in rude health, having announced a series of headline shows inclusing a visit to Nottingham’s Bodega.
The group is the musical vision of Berlin-based Konstantin Gropper, and has been described as “a medieval Radiohead”.
• Londoners Me My Head have released their debut single, Damage Is Done.
The track is a powerful, short-lived slice of paranoid, agitated new wave.
• Castle Donington four-piece Late Of The Pier’s new single, the bass-heavy dance smash Bathroom Gurgle, is unleashed on the record-buying public on October 27.
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CSS make Move

• BRAZIL-IANT band CSS release the latest track from their superb album Donkey on October 13.
The infectious Move is a shining example of the South American group’s goodtime indie electro pop sound.
CSS, full name Cansei De Ser Sexy, will also be playing a date at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms on the day of the release.
• Musical melting pot Thievery Corporation have released a new album, Radio Retaliation.
The dance duo’s fifth LP features collaborations with rappers Sleepy Wonder and Notch, Afrobeat artist Femi Kuti, Brazilian singer Seu Jorge, Indian sitar player Anushka Shankar and American Chuck Brown.
• Rockers Primal Scream have released a new single.
Uptown, which features a reworking by sought-after producer Calvin Harris, is the latest cut to be lifted from the group’s latest album, Beautiful Future.
• All hail The Loose Salute, who have a debut single in the form of the dishevelled Why’d We Fight out on October 13.
The emotive country track is a break for the band, who put out a poppy debut LP, Tuned To Love, earlier this year.
• The first of a two part collection of Benin-based band Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo De Cotonou’s ’70s afro-funk recordings is being released later this month.
The compilation features tracks recorded by the group in secret for small independent African record labels while contracted to larger label Albarika Store.
• Honeysuckle Weeks, the second album by The Submarines, is released on October 20.
The eclectic electro group, who are currently soundtracking the Apple iPhone 3G adverts, will also be playing a handful of UK tour dates throughout the month.
• The Rifles are hoping to shoot up the charts with a new single, Great Escape.
Released on November 3, the track is the first from the rock group’s second album, Pavement Diaries.
• Mancunian maelstrom The Vortex release a new single, Dirty Soul, on October 6.
A mixture of indie and electronica influences, the single is a clear nod to Manchester’s musical heritage.
• Ashby-de-la-Zouch’s finest three-piece The Young Knives have revealed the working title of their third album as Royal Sunlight.
They are currently writing for the LP, the follow up to this year’s excellent effort Superabundance.
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