News & Bits – July 18th

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I have nothing of interest to say in the intro. No change there then.
New Releases:
Fatherson – Fatherson EP. Available on iTunes.
Roddy Hart – Road of Bones. Album available from iTunes.
Kid Canaveral – And Another Thing!!! As mentioned last week, the new single from Kid Canaveral, backed with a remix by FOUND and a cover of Missionary, by the other KC. Available from Bandcamp, and now from iTunes.
Lach – Ramshackle Heart. Available on vinyl from Song, by Toad Records, download from iTunes.
The Last Battle – The Springwell EP. Y’know, that EP we had a launch for a couple of weeks ago. It is very good. Buy it from Bandcamp. Also go read an interview they did with my pal Last Year’s Girl here.
Verse Metrics – Sleep & Wakefulness. Splendid new double A side single, available from iTunes.
Let There Be Light(Guides):
LightGuides have announced what will be keeping them busy for the next couple of months. They’ll be releasing a 7 track mini album – Samba, Samba, Samba – through Alcopop! Records on August 29th. Also in August they’ll be heading off on tour with label mates Jumping Ships.
The Scottish dates are:
August 25th – The New Market Bar, Thurso.
August 26th – Dexters, Dundee.
August 27th – The Greenside, Glenrothes.
August 28th – King Tut’s, Glasgow. (Buy Tickets)
More info can be found here.

The Casting Call – LightGuides by alcopop

Computer Failure:
A Fight You Can’t Win have let us know that The Computers have pulled out of their gig at Sneaky Pete’s on Thursday. Bronto Skylift will now headline, with PAWS and AFYCW still playing, the gig is now free entry.
Silent Bells:
In November Gizeh Records are hitting the road, briefly. Sleepingdog, Conquering Animal Sound and Farewell Poetry will be taking part in the Silent Bells tour. On November 15th they’ll be at the CCA in Glasgow, tickets available here, with gigs in Leeds and London on the following two days. More info here.
Stuff:
ballboy have put pretty much all their albums up on Bandcamp, giving you the perfect chance to have a listen and spend some money.
The Pineapple Chunks carry on putting up teasers for their upcoming new album. The latest, She Needs Answers, is available for free here.
Queen Jane have made their Confetti EP available for free here ahead of their appearance at King Tut’s on Friday.
Linky Gray has a new song up on Bandcamp, and it is quite lovely. You can grab Sunshine for free here, if you haven’t already then grab her My Mechanical Heart EP for free too.
I really enjoyed Peter Cat when I saw him support How Garbo Died at their EP launch the other week, so was happy to learn he has an EP available for download. You can pick that up here, at a price of your choosing.