Brett Anderson reveals Suede are working on a new album

Brett Anderson has revealed that Suede are working on a new album. Speaking to NME at the launch of the Teenage Cancer Trust's annual series of gigs, he said that they are currently working on a follow-up to 2013's Bloodsports. "We're busy writing at the moment," he said. "I'm very proud of Bloodsports, and the best thing about it is that it showed us that we can write new music, and relevant new music."

Roger Daltrey says The Who will make a new album this year

Roger Daltrey says he will reunite with Pete Townshend this year to make a new Who album. Speaking to NME as he announced the line-up for this March's annual series of Teenage Cancer Trust gigs, curated by Daltrey, he revealed that Townshend has been working on new material.

Beck: “I was so busy with other things, I wasn’t sure if I was going to make another record”

Beck, speaking in the new issue of Uncut, explains that he wasn’t sure if he would make another album before recording Morning Phase as he felt “on the sidelines”.

Syd Barrett’s back catalogue released on Spotify

Syd Barrett's back catalogue has been made available on Spotify. The music streaming service is now hosting the two studio albums The Madcap Laughs (1970) and Barrett (1970), the rarities album Opel (1988), a 1970 John Peel Session and the 2010 An Introduction To Syd Barrett, which compiles Barrett material, solo and with Pink Floyd. The release follows the launch of Pink Floyd’s entire catalogue on Spotify in June 2013.

Watch Bruce Springsteen’s tribute to Pete Seeger: “I lost a great friend”

Bruce Springsteen paid tribute to Pete Seeger last night [January 28] at his show with the E Street Band at the Bellville Velodrome in Cape Town, South Africa. Scroll down to watch the footage. Springsteen said, "I lost a great friend and a great hero last night, Pete Seeger," before covering "We Shall Overcome". "He was a courageous freedom fighter. I took this song to heart and once you heard this song you were prepared to march into hell's fire," Springsteen said.

Slowdive confirm reunion + live shows

Slowdive has confirmed they are to reunite. The band's original line-up - Neil Halstead, Rachel Goswell, Christian Savill, Simon Scott and Nick Chaplin - will perform at London'sVillage Underground on May 19. Tickets will be available here from Friday, January 31 at 9am. They will also play the Primavera Festival in Barcelona on May 30 on a bill that includes Pixies, The National and Slint.

Eric Clapton announces new UK dates

Eric Clapton has announced two new UK shows. Clapton will play the SSE Hydro in Glasgow on June 21 and the First Direct Arena in Leeds on June 22.

The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2014

Strong haul of rad gumbo here, as we’ve taken to saying. Never thought I’d want to hear another Hold Steady album after the last one, but “Teeth Dreams” pretty much reaffirmed the faith. And if you’re that way inclined, I can recommend the new Men album, too; their best, I think.
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