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?.
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Check out The View

• A SIGHT for sore eyes this week is the return of Scot rockers The View, who have their sights set on the charts with their second album out this Monday.
Which Bitch?, the follow-up to their hugely successful debut Hats Off To The Buskers, features their latest single Shock Horror.
• Legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach’s Magic Moments are released as a three-CD, 75-track comiplation on Monday.
The Definitive Burt Bacharach Collection contains hits from the pop pianist including What The World Needs now Is Love, Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head and I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself.
• All-girl folk group Tiny Tin Lady have an LP, Ridiculous Bohemia, available.
The album from the Merseyside band is a blend of fresh-sounding folk, solid rock bass and close harmony singing.
• Swedish singstress Nina Persson, former frontwoman for The Cardigans, has joined up with Atomic Swing’s Niclas Frisk and her husband Nathan Larson to create A Camp, whose latest album is out on monday.
The album, Colonia, is an atmospheric, epic, eclectic collection of leftfield indie pop.
• Californian singer and songwriter Ben Kweller releases his latest LP Changing Horses on Monday.
The former Radish frontman’s fourth solo LP is a slice of alt-country featuring the single Sawdust Man.
• Swedish post-rock band Jeniferever’s latest LP Nangijala has been released on CD.
The sophorific set of three songs, which was only previously available on vinyl, has been brought to CD by Naim Recordings.
• Great news – folk singer Emmy The Great’s gorgeous new album First Love is out on Monday, February 2.
The beguiling album is accompanied by a tour of the UK, which includes gigs at nottingham Bodega and Birmingham’s Glee Club.
• Who? The Whys And Wherefores.
What? Their debut album, Alright.
When? Now.
Where? All good record stores.
Why? Because the world needs a swinging five-piece band covering everything from roots to rockabilly.
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Razorlight return

• THE cutting edge brilliance of Razorlight returns to the charts this month, in the form of new single Wire To Wire.
The track, the first taste of forthcoming third album Slipway Fires, is an affecting ballad with a hook catchier than flu.
You can catch a copy when it hits stores on October 27.
• Metal titans Trivium have released their fourth album, the bone-shattering Shogun.
The album brilliantly showcases the group’s technical mastery and brutal thrash metal sound.
• This’ll cheer you up – New Zealand indie rockers Cut Off Your Hands have released a new EP, Happy As Can Be.
The Bernard Butler-produced four-and-a-hidden-track release is sure to whet the appetite for full-length release You And I, due early 2009.
• Dundee’s finest The View are back with a new single, 5Rebbeccas, released on October 27.
The raucous ripsnorter of a release is being backed up by a 35 date tour including nights at Nottingham’s Bodega and Leicester’s Charlotte.
• Oddball Swedish singer songwriter Lykke Li has a new single from her album Youth Novels out on October 27.
Little Bit is a hushed, breathy hit-in-waiting which could see Lykke following in the footsteps of fellow Scandanavians Robyn and Feist.
• Mercury Prize-nominated folk singer songwriter Laura Marling is hoping to have a good day on October 27, when new single Night Terror is released.
The former Noah And The Whale singer’s will be playing the track, plus others from debut album Alas I Cannot Swim, at gigs at Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms and Birmingham’s Glee Club during November.
• You don’t have to be flush to make a deposit towards the Empty Boat cause.
The international musical collective release an album, Waitless, on October 27, and every copy sold will see money donated to Pump Aid, who provide much-needed sanitation in some of the poorest countries in the world.
• Four-time Grammy winner Tracy Chapman is back with a new single, album and European tour in November.
Album Our Bright Future and single Sing For You are released on November 10, and the singer arrives in the UK on December 12.
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