Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Quick News

Nashville rockers Mona will release their new album, Torches & Pitchforks in July.

Kraftwerk have confirmed they are going to begin working on their ninth album. Member Ralf Hütter told The Guardian that they are ready to concentrate on working on new material after the band did various cities on a special tour that saw them play intimate venues and each of their albums in full on a different night across the globe.

After their appearance at Governors Ball, Bloc Party member Russell Lissak told The National Post they are going back on hiatus. He said, "Definitely after we finish the festivals in the summer, we'll be taking some time off. At least six months, maybe a year, maybe two years; it's hard to say. Once we start taking time off, people start doing their own thing. So once people start doing things then you'll start naturally extending how long we spend apart."

Sharon Jones took to Twitter to post that she is feeling fine and recovering well after undergoing surgery on a stage one cancerous tumor in her bile duct. The news of Jones' cancer was revealed last month and forced her to push back her new album and summer tour.

Portishead's Beth Gibbons is planning to release a solo album later this year. No more details on the record are available.