The Vaccines' debut album has been announced as the Xfm "New Music Award" winner. The award was decided by a panel of judges featuring Peter Hook (Joy Division/New Order), Dom Howard and Chris Wolstenholme (Muse), Tom Smith (Editors), Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), Charlie Fink (Noah and The Whale), Craig Potter (Elbow) as well Xfm radio hosts. Check out the full shortlist of albums who were in the running and more details of the ceremony here.
Charlie Simpson will release his next single, "Farmer & His Gun" on March 25. It will be released as a download, CD and on two 7" vinyl records and you can find all of the track listings and more details of each version in the replies.
Meth Mouth Records is now taking pre-orders for its vinyl re-press of 90's Florida pop-punk band Discount's 1997 full length, Half Fiction. The re-press is limited to 500 copies and is expected to ship by March 1st.
Casino Madrid hit a patch of black ice this morning and fishtailed into a highway overpass pillar. They are all alright, but their trailer is totaled and they're stranded in Utah. If you'd like to donate to help them get back on the road, you can do so here.
Paper + Plastick Records has unveiled its new label videography, where you can watch music videos and acoustic sessions from bands on the label dating back to 2009. Check out the nifty page here and hit the replies for the full press release, including screenshots.
Track Listing 1. Uncommonmenfrommars - Jim Got In A Fight With Brian Molko
2. Hit The Switch - Retroactive
3. IVS - Storm Warning
4. Our Time Down Here - Under Dim Light
5. Counterpunch - Blue Skies
6. The Fear - Great News For Typists
7. Booze Cruise - I Said Light Cream CHeese, Not Light On The Cream Cheese
8. 3 Cards Short - Ashitaka
9. Harker - Loyal Than Most
10. The Stereo State - Altamont
11. Rebuke - Libertine
12. Samuel Caldwells Revenge -...
Download Breton's new EP, Blanket Rule, for free by liking their Facebook page. If you are a fan of Foals, Massive Attack or Friendly Fires then you don't want to miss out on this. The group will be heading out on tour across Europe and North America starting next month. Check out the dates and their most recent video for "Edward The Confessor" in the replies.
Following up from her sensational first single, "Know Me", Frankie Rose has released a new track titled "Night Swim" that you can stream here. Both tracks will be available on her upcoming full-length Interstellar which will be released on February 21st via Slumberland Records.
According to producer William Orbit's recenttweets, Blur may well be back in the studio and working on a new album. Orbit produced 13, the group's last album before guitarist Graham Coxon left the band.
Head here to find out how you can help O'Brother promote their upcoming tour in your city and score free tickets for helping out. A live video of "Poison!" featuring members of La Dispute can be seen in the replies.
Leonard Cohen hosted a playback of his new album, Old Ideas, last night in London. The night also saw Jarvis Cocker (Pulp) interview Cohen about his career, the album and his songwriting. Old Ideas is released January 30.