Rather Be in the charts

• RESURGENT Britpoppers The Verve have released a new single, the self-produced Rather Be.
The track, taken from the group’s number one album Forth, is an epic slice of the group’s trademark guitar work.
• In-demand DJ Deadmau5, real name Joel Zimmerman, is set to release a hand-picked selection of unreleased tracks from his first record label.
The ten-track compilation of Canadian label Play Records artists’ old school electro tracks and club classics is titled Deadmau5 At Play, and is released on December 15.
• Talented new UK singer songwriter Andy J Gallagher has released his debut single Something Else.
Available on the Crocodiles And Prostitutes EP, the track is a teaser for his debut album Helicopter Dolphine Submarine which is out next year.
• Hard rockers Shinedown release their debut single, the riproaring Devour, on December 8.
The group, who have risen to prominance supporting Disturbed, plan to attack the charts with their first LP The Sound Of Madness, early next year.
• The Irrepressibles, an invention of singer songwriter Jamie McDermott, release a CD and DVD package of their eclectic sonic art on December 8.
Mixing influences from jazz to samba to baroque, the experimental sound of From The Circus To The Sea is described as “like nothing heard before”.
• Hot new artist Chilli Gold is hoping to pepper the charts with her new single, Out Of My Mind.
The track, a piano–driven epic, hits stores on December 8.
• Malian legend Issa Bagayogo releases his latest album, Mali Koura, on December 8.
A fusion of western African and European cultures, the album is one of the most unlikely dancefloor successes of the year.
• Croydon upstarts The Tunics release a new single, the raucous Cost Of Living, on December 8.
The energetic indie rock track, the group’s debut release, is sure to appeal to fans of Arctic Monkeys and The Wombats.
• 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.