Faith No More are returning this summer with a new LP, Sol Invictus, in May. After that happens they will reissue their classic records 1989's The Real Thing and 1992's Angel Dust as remastered vinyl albums and CD's with bonus cuts. Each release comes out in June.
Carl Barat has told NME that his latest band, The Jackals is on hold until The Libertines finish their new album. The band released their debut, Let It Reign, earlier this year. Barat said, "It's dawned on the band that we're at the sunset of this [album] cycle now. We've been in the trenches together, but now they're going to knuckle down and figure out what it is they've got to say and what I can bring to it. As much as I prize this thing with The Jackals, and doing the hard work touring on a shoestring, with The Libertines we've done all that and more. It's been a tumultuous ride. When I'm back in a room with those boys, that's all that exists. We have history, and songs that we can just lie back and fall into. If I lie back in this band I'll just fall into the drumkit."
Elbow frontman Guy Garvy has launched a new record label called Snug Platters.
Also speaking to NME was Samuel Fryer of Palma Violets who spoke about the lyrics on the band's upcoming album, Danger in the Club. He said that the lyrics are, "kind of about paranoia and getting old, and watching other people". Explaining the lyric "Don't destruct my menopause" from 'Gout! Gang! Go!', which was written "in the dressing room in Amsterdam", co-frontman Chilli Jesson jokingly claimed that it "relates to our mothers' menopauses", adding "I'm sure lots of people can relate to it... I wouldn't read too much into [that]. But you know what? [It is] probably the most profound lyrics we've ever written."
All of John Lennon's solo album will be released as a vinyl box set this June. Each album will be remastered and will come with digital files and postcards.