Monday, April 30, 2012

Quick News

Nu-Rave rockers Does It Offend You, Yeah?! have gone on indefinite hiatus. The band announced their hiatus over the weekend via their Facebook page.

Flats singer Dan Devine is in London's Pentonville prison, undergoing a drug rehabilitation program. The news came after Devine's father, Alan McGee the man behind Creation Records, wrote an e-mail to the band's label, One Little Indian and said, "I’m not sure if you are aware, but Dan (Devine) is currently in Pentonville prison, undergoing a drugs rehabilitation programme." All things Flats related have been postponed until Devine exits rehab.

Here is something any fan of Britpop would never thought they would ever hear - Damon Albarn has invited Noel Gallagher to record with him. Albarn and Gallagher, who had famous spats in the 90's when Oasis and Blur were coming about, have seemed to make peace in recent months. Albarn told Shortlist Magazine, "He should come on the Africa Express train in September. That’d be a nice chance to collaborate."

Bob Dylan will receive America's highest honor for a civilian, he will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. President Obama will award Dylan, along with others later this spring.

Surfer Blood took to Twitter on Monday to announce they will begin recording their new album next month. The band released their debut, Astro Coast in 2010.

Following the success of their new album, Open Your Heart, Brooklyn garage rockers The Men have already begun working on a follow-up to the album. No word as to when they plan to release it.

Gaslight Anthem will release their new album, Handwritten on July 23 in the UK and the following day in the U.S. The band premiered their new single, "45" on Zane Lowe's radio show on BBC today, take a listen to it below: