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.

Death Cab For Cutie a fare bet

• ALL hail Death Cab For Cutie, whose new single, the brilliant Cath, is out on July 21.
The track is the second to be lifted from the American group’s outstanding sixth album Narrow Stairs, a US number one.
The group are also currently treating UK audiences to a tour taking in Birmingham Academy on July 15.
• Predatory pop band Scouting For Girls are set to bag themselves another hit with their new single It’s Not About You.
The song, an indie pop track catchier than bird flu, will no doubt feature in the group’s current UK tour, which lasts until November.
• Folk experimentalist Jim Moray released a new album Low Culture, on July 14.
The glorious ten-track album is a mixture of traditional English folk music and modern influences, and features collaborations with grime rapper Bubbz, folk legend Roy Bailey and Art brut lead singer Jasper Future.
• Melodic pop rockers Melee are having a brawl with their latest album and UK debut Devils And Angels.
The album, preceeded by single Built To Last, hits stores on July 21.
• Get down with the musical underground that is The Subways new album, the brilliant All Or Nothing.
With Butch Vig, the man who produced Nirvana’s Nevermind, at the helm, the British trio have produced some of their most engaging work to date – incuding singles Alright and Kalifornia.
• Don’t be in the dark – Santogold’s new single Lights Out will be lining the shelves on August 4.
The track, taken from her epeonymous debut, mixes a heavy bassline with a chorus poppier than a bottle of Willy Wonka’s fizzy lifting drink.
• Singing sensation Phil Campbell’s new single No Love Songs has hit the streets.
The single, taken from his hotly-tipped album After The Garden, is the precurser to a tour taking in dates in Birmingham and Derby.
• Brighton based band Gloria Cycles are pedalling towards the big time with a new release, Vegas.
Already a big name in their hometown, the group are gambling on breaking out with the release and a swath of summer tour dates across the UK.
• It must be hard to swallow for the group, but Noah And The Whale aren’t yet a band of Biblical proportions.
However with a few more dreamy good time folk-indie-pop tracks like new single Five Years Time, featuring Laura Marling, it can only be a matter of time.
• If all of this is music to your ears, log on to Isaac Ashe’s Sound Advice for more from the pop world.