A belated happy new year, everyone; I trust the new issue of Uncut, with David Bowie on the cover, is easing you into 2015 in a relatively optimistic way. Not least, of course, because there's a hefty preview of some of the next 12 months' key albums, with plenty of quotes from the artists involved; Paul Weller, New Order, Laura Marling, My Morning Jacket, Matt White, Alabama Shakes, The Pop Group, Giorgio Moroder and so on.
David Bowie has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for his forthcoming new single "Sue (Or In A Season Of Crime)". See the artwork above.
The track will feature on the singer's forthcoming new greatest hits album Nothing Has Changed, and will be available on limited edition 10-inch vinyl and digital download from November 17.
The song was recorded earlier this year and was produced by Tony Visconti.
Scott Walker and Sunn O))) have announced details of their collaborative album, Soused.
The album, which is 50 minutes long, will be released by 4AD on September 22.
It was recorded in London in early 2014 and produced by Walker and Peter Walsh with the assistance of musical director Mark Warman.
A website was recently launched to accompany the album.
The tracklisting for Soused is:
The Dead Weather have teased new single "Buzzkill(er)<'strong>" by streaming a short clip from the track.
Click below to listen to the audio snippet from the band, which features Jack White and The Kills' Alison Mosshart.
The 7" single will be backed with "It's Just Too Bad" and released as part of Third Man Records' 'Vault' subscription series on 'gold' vinyl.
Scott Walker and Sunn O))) are set to collaborate on a Scott O))) project.
Details of the project are scant, but a source at 4AD, the label which is releasing the collaboration told The Quietus: "They're working together and there is a record coming later in the year."
A website, scott-o.com has been set up, but currently just consists of a holding page.
Walker, who is 71, signed to 4AD in 2004 and released The Drift in 2006 and his most recent album, Bish Bosh, in 2012.
Jack White has announced plans for three UK arena tours set to take place this November.
While play Leeds First Direct Arena on November 17, Glasgow SSE Hydro on November 18 and London O2 Arena on November 19. Tickets go on general sale on June 13 at 9am. The shows will follow White's sold-out gig at London's Eventim Apollo on July 5 and his performance later this month at Glastonbury.
White's second solo album Lazaretto is available now.
Jack White plays:
London Eventim Apollo (July 5)
Leeds First Direct Arena (November 17)
Peter Gabriel cancelled Saturday night's (May 10) planned concert in Kiev due to security concerns as violence continues to sweep Ukraine.
In a statement on his website, Gabriel said: "Due to the on-going unrest in Ukraine it has become clear that the security of the touring personnel and equipment cannot be guaranteed during the planned visit to the country and this has presented us with significant logistical difficulties that we have been unable to resolve.
Beck covered Arcade Fire's "Rebellion (Lies)" during his performance at the second Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday night (April 20).
Click below to watch fan-shot footage of the performance, which sees Beck playing the opening of the song on acoustic guitar after telling a story to the crowd about how he first heard the song whilst waiting in the rain outside a friend's bar as the band played inside.