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News Round-Up – 24th March 2017

Haim have unveiled a series of teaser videos announcing the imminent release date of new music. Danielle Haim posted a clip on Twitter of roughly one minute worth of drum playing followed by a flash message, “April 27”. The band is set to release new music which was originally intended to be released back in autumn. The follow-up to 2013’s Grammy-nominated debut, Days Are Gone, is now expected to be released on April 27.

Queen of The Stone Age have finished their new album. The band made the announcement on Twitter on April 23 that their forthcoming album “has been mixed and finished’. The Josh Homme lead band also posted a photo on Facebook of them in the studio at Lurssen Mastering in Burbank, California with the caption, “Something new. Queen of The Stone Age”. The as yet untitled album will be the follow-up to their sixth album, Like Clockwork which was released in 2013.

Scouting For Girls have announced they will re-issue their 2007 self-titled debut album for its 10th anniversary on May 19th. The London trio signed to Epic Records back in 2007 and had a triple platinum number one with their debut. The album includes the hit songs, ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘It’s Not About You’ and ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’ which gave it a two-week run at the top of the charts in September 2007. To mark the anniversary the re-issue will see a deluxe album of 14 additional tracks, including live tracks and unreleased demos. The band also announced an upcoming tour for later this year. As well as being booked for Glastonbury, Scouting For Girls are also touring nationwide in venues across the UK over 22 dates from November through December.

Kraftwerk announce a new live album and concert film ‘3-D The Catalogue’ over multiple formats, to be released on May 26th. The band have turned their famous 3D shows from an acclaimed live spectacle in itself to a 3D film. Due out May 26th, the new collection features full album performances of eight Kraftwerk albums: AutobahnRadioactivityTrans Europe ExpressThe Man-MachineComputer WorldTechno PopTour De France, and 1991’s compilation The Mix. The compilation will be available on a variety of formats and platforms including DVD, vinyl, CD, digitally, as well as Blu-Ray.

Neil Young announces ‘Xstream’, a new streaming service similar to that of Tidal. Xstream offers music in ‘as high quality as your internet can handle’. The Canadian singer-songwriter is expected to launch the service later this year to rival Tidal and Spotify, putting a focus on high quality and affordable pricing.

Jawbreaker are to reunite after 21 years for a set at Chicago’s Riot Fest in September. The American-punk band will headline the festival that also includes acts like M.I.A., Wu-Tang Clan, and Queens of The Stone Age. Riot Fest made the announcement on Wednesday, April 19 that the band would end a 21-year hiatus at the festival. The band which broke up in 1996 after forming 10 years earlier, have confirmed that the set will be a one-off exclusive comeback gig and have no further gigs planned.

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