Jamine Minks - Poppy White EP
The Jasmine Minks have released a new EP of unreleased tracks from 1992 with all proceeds from the EP going to MacMillan Cancer Support charity.

The website states: “Oatcake Records are proud to release as their inaugural record, a Jasmine Minks 4 track CD ‘Poppy White’ recorded in 1992 and never before released. This 4 track ep is dedicated to the memory of 2 guys very important in the Minks, sadly with us no more. All proceeds from this sale will go to the MacMillan Cancer Support charity. mp3 versions are available from i-tunes, amazon, 7digital, tesco and many more places throughout the world.”

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Sonic Cathedral

Uncut reports that acclaimed UK indie label Sonic Cathedral is set to release a tribute album to former 13th Floor Elevators frontman Roky Erickson.

‘The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral’ features contributions from the likes of Dead Meadow, A Place To Bury Strangers and an appearance from Erickson himself.

Erickson will be backed by My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields and The Black Angels on a live rendition of 13th Floor Elevators’ classic, ‘Roller Coaster’.

The album will be released on June 7.

The tracklisting for ‘The Psychedelic Sounds Of The Sonic Cathedral’ is:

Roky Erickson & The Black Angels – ‘Roller Coaster’
The Strange Attractors – ‘Reverberation (Doubt)’
All The Saints – ‘Don’t Fall Down’
A Place To Bury Strangers – ‘Tried To Hide’
Dead Meadow – ‘Kingdom Of Heaven’
Darker My Love – ‘She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)’
Sarabeth Tucek – ‘Splash 1 (Now I’m Home)’
Lower Heaven – ‘Fire Engine’
Hush Arbors – ‘Dr Doom’
Cheval Sombre – ‘You Don’t Love Me Yet’
Le Volume Courbe – ‘I Love The Living You’
Black Acid – ‘Unforced Peace’
I Break Horses – ‘Goodbye Sweet Dreams’

Album can be ordered directly from Sonic Cathedral here.

Corin Ashley has just released his new single ‘Badfinger Bridge’ which features Ed Ball alongside Martin Carr and Rob Cieka from the Boo Radleys. The track was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road studios.

Corin Ashley

Here’s what Corin had to say about the recording:

“When I recorded this, I was thinking how much all the Creation fans (like myself) would enjoy it. I have purchased every single thing Ed has ever released, so it was a big thrill for me to get him on my record. And I was always a huge Boos fan, so to get those guys in the studio together for the first time in ten years meant a lot. We even invited Sice to sing the harmony, but he couldn’t make it and we had to “make do” with Ken Stringfellow. And to have it all happen in Studio 2 at Abbey Road, magical. I even just got a nice Facebook msg from Liam Gallagher saying the song is cool, so what more could a boy want?” Continue reading

Teenage Fanclub have been added to the Belle & Sebastian curated ATP this December.

Celebrating 10 years since the original Belle & Sebastian curated Bowlie, Bowlie 2 runs from 10th – 12th December at Butlins Holiday Centre, Minehead. The weekend also features Belle & Sebastian / Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan / Julian Cope / The Vaselines / The New Pornographers / Vashti Bunyan / The Apples In Stereo / Frightened Rabbit / Field Music / Howlin’ Rain / Those Dancing Days / The Dutchess And The Duke / Silver Columns

Tickets are available from the ATP website by clicking here.

Malcolm Mclaren

Very sad news about Malcolm McLaren who has died aged 64 of cancer.

The world today would be so different without him. He made the dull 70’s exciting and later took Hip-Hop mainstream in the UK in the early 80’s. We are unlikely to see someone like him again.

McLaren and Vivienne Westwood’s son, Joseph Corre, has paid tribute to his father who he stated was “the original punk rocker” who “revolutionised the world”. “He’s somebody I’m incredibly proud of. He’s a real beacon of a man for people to look up to,” he added.

The Guardian has also written a piece featuring his career in videos which you view here.

Tony Da Gatorra and Gruff Rhys
Tony Da Gatorra and Gruff Rhys have collaborated together on an album entitled ‘The Terror Of Cosmic Loneliness’.

Tony explains: “Hello, peace my brothers, this record was made with lots of feelings and true love to bring consciousness and show a little bit of truth that needs to be said without hypocrisy. We are creatures of God, so there’s no death. Spirit is light, all evil won’t prevail – there’s no evil when it crashes with goodwill.”

The ‘experimental’ record will be released on 26th July supported by a handful of shows, including Camp Bestival and Field Day:

July
29 Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
30 Camp Bestival, Dorset
31 Field Day Festival, London

Source: Clickmusic

In other Gryff Rhys news, his collaboration with De La Soul on the new Gorillaz album is released as a single today. You can find out details about that on Gorillaz.com.

Shadows

Teenage Fanclub have posted details about their new album online. The post states:

“It gives us great pleasure to finally announce the release of our new album Shadows. It will be available in Glasgow, Europe, Australasia and Japan on May 31st, and from Merge in North America from June 8th. Download options will be available in all territories.”

Tracklisting for the album is as follows:

1. Sometimes I Don’t Need To Believe In Anything
2. Baby Lee
3. The Fall
4. Into The City
5. Dark Clouds
6. The Past
7. Shock And Awe
8. When I Still Have Thee
9. Live With The Seasons
10. Sweet Days Waiting
11. The Back Of My Mind
12. Today Never Ends

You can hear a preview of Baby Lee’ by visiting their website [click].

Teenage Fanclub

Teenage Fanclub have posted some new tour dates on their website along with first details about their new album. The post states:

The band (Teenage Fanclub) have been booked to play a show at Koko in London as part of the “Camden Crawl”. Our show takes place on Saturday May 1st.

We would also like to take this opportunity to announce details of a forthcoming UK/Irish tour to promote our new album “Shadows”. We’ll be making a further statement later this week regarding it’s release. The dates (so far) are as follows.

May 1st – Koko, London
May 27th – The Academy 2, Manchester
May 28th – The Leadmill, Sheffield
May 30th – The Academy, Dublin
June 1st – The Warehouse, Aberdeen
June 2nd – ABC, Glasgow
June 3rd – The Liquid Room, Edinburgh
June 4th – The Cockpit, Leeds
June 6th – The Academy, Bristol
June 7th – The Academy 2, Birmingham