Friday, May 11, 2007

News: New Order, CYHSY, SMD, Hot Chip

Mancunian dance-pop legends New Order have broken up – for the second time – according to bassist Peter ‘Hooky’ Hook. Speaking on his Myspace blog he referred back to his previous allusion to the split during an interview with Clint Boon on XFM: “(the rumour) was out at last. I’m relieved really hated carryin (sic) on as normal with an awful secret so let’s move on shall we?”

Following in the footsteps of Tom Waits, Bowie and Ice Cube, quirky Brooklyn-based indie rockers Clap Your Hands Say Yeah are branching out into Hollywoodland. Director - and former erotic movie scribe - Sean McGinly has cast the band, who will also write the score, in his latest film ‘The Great Buck Howard’ alongside Tom Hanks, Colin Hanks and Emily Blunt.

Indie-dance kings Simian Mobile Disco will be taking their acid frenzied live show on the road with a string of UK dates this May and June in support of their anticipated debut LP ‘Attack Decay Sustain Release’ due out June 4th on Wichita recordings. Full Info.

If you’re a New Young Pony Club fan, fancy winning £500 and would like to see a video directed by yourself on MTV then look no furthur my friends. NYPC have put a call out to their fans to make a video for new single ‘Ice Cream’ due out June 11th on Modular/Island. All you have to do is submit your entry to the band's You Tube channel to be in with a chance of winning.

Finally, Music Recommenders favourites Hot Chip have announced a series of DJ appearances throughout the UK to promote their installment of the DJ Kicks compilation series. The mix album will be released on May 28th via !K7 Recordings with an exclusive single from the band – ‘My Piano’ – released on June 4th.


Glasgow The Arches (May 10)

Dublin Triniti Ball (11)

Newcastle Empire (11)

Leicester Sumo (12)

Middlesborough Empire (18)

Belfast Stiff Kitten (25)

Edinburgh Sugarbeat (25)

In an exclusive Music Recommmenders interview, frontman Alexis Taylor describes the selection process behind the compilation. Read it here .


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