Music News – Thursday, 21st April, 2011

  • NME have a video interview with Mumford & Sons about work on their second album.
  • Embrace are getting ready to head back to the studio for a sixth album.  Seems they just have to whittle down their 150 ideas to a more manageable 12-15 before they can start recording.  From NME.
  • Those not making a the annual pilgrimage to San Diego for Comic Con might want to make a trip to London instead.  Singer-Songwriter Rufus Wainwright will be performing a series of shows at the Royal Opera House from 18-23rd of July.  From NME.
  • Arcade Fire are to release a special edition of their Grammy winning 2010 album, The Suburbs, this June.  The rerelease will feature two previously unreleased tracks, as well as a DVD with footage from the making of the album.  From Digital Spy.
  • Hot Hot Heat have posted a video for their new single No Applause Allowed on YouTube.
  • Arctic Monkeys go with rather minimal artwork for their forthcoming album Suck it and See.  From NME.
  • Bloc Party‘s hiatus due to end this September.  From NME.
  • Gerard Smith, bassist for TV On The Radio, has lost his fight with lung cancer. He was 36.  From BBC News.
  • Cerys Matthews, former lead singer of Welsh band Catatonia, talks to The Telegraph about her music and radio show.