If you were anywhere our Google+ page last night you would have seen us get all excited about this teaser trailer for Australian Indie-ElectroPoppers Empire Of the Sun’s long, long, long awaited second album, Ice On The Dune.
The clip it titled Discovery, heralds the duos follow up to 2009’s amazing Walking On A Dream. The and is suitably cinematic trailer has a taste of what to expect, musically, in it’s closing moments. It sounds awesome.
Empire Of The Sun’s Ice On The Dune is due to drop in June.
Late March sees the 2nd Birthday of Electro superstar Mylo’s Italo-Disco London outings Ecstasy, Passion & Pain. To celebrate in style the man has brought together a crazy good line-up to party at XOYO in the 22nd.
UK ElectroPop heroes Scarlet Soho embark of a European tour next week, which just goes to show how hard working they are having just come back of a European tour. That’s either dedication or an overriding love of Transit vans!
They’ll be taking in a bunch of shows with the amazing Kosheen (you can download Kosheen’s reMix of Scarlet Soho’s Pedal To The Metal here) before scooching back to the UK for an unmissable London finale.
Awesome synthetic Nu-Disco producer Popular Computer has just released a retrospective album that collects his work from between 2004-2007.
Filling the gap between LiTE, Popular Computer’s album of earlier this year, and a new record he’s planning for 2013, this release, titled First Level, brings to gather his work from Fine Records to Kitsuné Music. Of course, it is a new album, so these tracks sit alongside one or two previously unreleased tracks from that period. And, yes, I Can’t Forget You in included. We’re looking forward to Popular Computer’s new album quite a lot, but until then, this’ll do.
This just in from camp Fenech-Soler, I won’t bother paraphrasing, I’ll just copy and past what the guys wrote:
“We are really sorry to have to let you all know that Ben has very recently been diagnosed with early stage cancer. We are absolutely gutted for him, but know that he is in capable hands and he is in really good spirits considering the news. He has a short course of chemo treatment to get through and will be back fighting fit in a couple of months- the recovery rate for testicular cancer is extremely high.
This does mean that, with great regret, we will need to postpone our upcoming UK tour until after our busy festival period. This is also why we’ve had to reschedule our European tour.
We were massively looking forward to coming out and playing to you all later this month and we’re very happy that our Manchester and London dates have sold out in advance. For all those that were coming, your tickets will still be valid for the rescheduled shows. Details of those to be announced shortly. Please bear with us whilst those arrangements are made.
In the meantime, we are going to be very busy promoting our next single ‘Stop And Stare’. The doctors have reassured us that Ben will be fighting fit and ready to play a full set of summer festivals with the list already including Lovebox, Bestival, Camp Bestival, Parklife, Ibiza Rocks, Pukkelpop and Oxegen. Many more being announced over the next few weeks.
Again, we’re really sorry to have to postpone the UK and European shows but we’re sure you all join us in wishing Ben a speedy recovery.
Ross, Andrew and Daniel”
That’s some harsh news right there, but we all wish Ben good health and a fast recovery.
He’d better beat that damed cancer in time for Bestival or there’ll be trouble!