Pink gives new single the green light

• COLOURFUL popstar Pink is set to release the latest single from her latest album, Funhouse.
Please Don’t Leave Me, the follow-up to chart-botherers Sober and So What, hits stores on April 27.
• The fourth album from alternative rockers Hundred Reasons has been released this week – for the second time!
The supurb album, Quick The Word Sharp The Action, was available for just 10 days last year before their record label was bought out and the album was taken off the shelves.
• Dance pioneer Tim Exile, best known for his work in drum and bass and IDM circles, has released a new album.
Listening Tree is sure to root Exile’s reputation as one of the most accomplished experimental dance producers around.
• Also tickling ravers’ fancies this week is Moondance, a massive three-CD compilation of classic dance tracks.
The set features early-90s classics such as Nomad’s I Wanna Give You Devotion, Rebel MC’s Tribal Bass and SL2’s On A Ragga Tip.
• post rock band Spokes have released a taster EP while they work on a full-length debut album.
The Manchester band’s effort, People Like People Like You, has seen the group likened to Mogwai and Sigur Ros.
• Glaswegian duo Big Ned release their self-titled Americana album this month.
The group have described their influences as David Lynch, Chris Isaaks and Satan.
• For all fans of UK hip hop, I’ve got Two Fingers for you.
The group, whose eponymous album is out this week, is a collaboration between renowned producers Amon Tobin, Joe “Doubleclick” Chapman and rappers including Sway.
• Expecting to make shockwaves on the music scene are electro newcomers Thunderheist.
Their single Jerk It is out this week, ahead of their self-titled debut album’s release on Monday, April 13.
• Take another look at Scottish rockers The View next week, when they release a new single.
Temptation Dice is the latest cut to be taken from their sophomore album Which Bitch?.
• If all of this is music to your ears, you can read more from the pop world online at www.echoisaacashe.blogspot.com

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.
• If all of this is music to your ears, you can read more from the pop world online at www.echoisaacashe.blogspot.com.