“They’re out of the indie ghetto forever now.”

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Killer 4* review of Courteeners Mapping the Rendezvous in the latest issue of Q– out everywhere now.

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Friends Make The Worse Enemies

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Following the release of his first new music in twelve years (this summer’s acclaimed EP ONE), Paul Draper announces a second four track EP on Kscope. The lead track – Friends Make The Worst Enemies – is a knock-out punch; 5 minutes of relentless chasmic melody and autobiographical melancholy that immediately reminds the listener why Paul’s songs were rarely far from the FM dial during Mansun’s supernova career. More to come soon.

 

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Massive Band Gets Even More Massive

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Just ahead of the release of their fifth LP – Mapping the Rendezvous (4* in Q this month!) – Courteeners announce a super-massive hometown headline gig. Roll on May Bank Holiday…

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Yellosphere

Dieter Meier, Boris Blank, Carl Craig, Jaki Liebezeit, Ricardo Donoso, Optimo plus special guests. In London, one-night only.

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Set Fire To The Stars

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The mighty Gruff Rhys finally releases the soundtrack to the Dylan Thomas movie Set Fire To The Stars via crate-diggers extraordinaire Finders Keepers. The soundtrack – a mix of astral jazz and blissful Americana is out on September 30th.

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Mapping the Rendezvous

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Next month, Courteeners return with a huge record and their biggest UK tour to date. The band release Mapping the Rendezvous via Ignition Records on October 28th. The UK tour starts in Stoke on Trent on November 10th. Hear album tracks The 17th and No One Will Ever Replace Us here.

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The Return of Paul Draper

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Paul Draper, the former frontman of one of Britpop’s most iconic rock’n’roll bands (Mansun) returns after a twelve-year hiatus. His first recordings are released on EP ONE. They’re ace. Album on its way – watch this space for info.

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Born Again

The first reviews of Underworld‘s Barbara, Barbara we face a shining future are in. More to come very soon.

“Rich in possibilities… Born again.” Q
“Recharged… It’s elemental Underworld… their most generous work in years.” Mojo
“Their best since 1999’s Beaucoup Fish.” Uncut
“Hypnotic, weird and wise.” GQ
“Vintage Underworld.” Mixmag

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