Well, if The Sun are going to nick my name I'm stealing theirs for News & Bits this week...
New Releases are getting covered in their own individual posts these days, as far as I can. Out this week are the third album from Butcher Boy, and a new single from Skies Fell. The second album by John Knox Sex Club, Raise Ravens, is also available to buy here, and I'll have more on that album later this week.
Hubby, Wells and Moffat:
RM Hubbert has announced he will be supporting Bill Wells and Aidan Moffat on their upcoming UK and European tour. Sadly Hubby won't be playing at the Paisley gig, which is the one I'm hoping to go to, but if you are planning to go to any of the other dates on the tour make sure you get along early to catch our favourite post-rock flamenco solo artist. All the dates are here.
A quick Twitter discussion with RM Hubbert and some others recently ended up in my listening to all my De Rosa albums instead of sleeping, which wasn't a bad trade and leads nicely on to the next bit of news. Former De Rosa frontman Martin John Henry releases his first solo album in October. You can pre-order The Other Half of Everything right now at Bandcamp and get a download of three tracks right away. Or, you could order it from ASDA (don't though, buy it from Gargleblast if you are going to pre-order). There's an album launch gig at Stereo in Glasgow on October 8th, with support from The Seventeenth Century.
Aye Tunes Elsewhere:
Other than having my name nicked by a tabloid rag which we all hate anyway, I've popped up this week over at The Pop Cop. I was asked to write a bit for The Pop Cop's student guide, which meant trying to find nice things to say about Paisley. Add in that I haven't been a student in 13 years and my advice might be a bit dodgy, but you can find it here anyway.
Low, Low Prices:
Everyone loves free stuff, and happily bands always seem to oblige us by giving us songs for nothing, something which is of course covered in depth every Friday at Peenko. Here's a few that I've dug up myself recently.
My Tiny Robots are giving away Rock Bossa Nova Four Beat Black’ as a precursor to their release of a series of three singles on digital and as very special limited physical starting in October. You can download the song here, or below.
Flying Man Shark officially release their debut album on October 1st, but if you swing by their Bandcamp page you can download it for free now.
Monsters On Movie Posters have made their debut album Our Four Left Feet, released earlier this year, available for free too, grab it here.