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Old 14-09-2005, 09:55 AM
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Autamata have their new album, Short Stories, released on N4 this Friday (16 September). The following day signals the first of a series of dates around the country (17 Sept, Cyprus Ave, Cork).

Short Stories is the follow up to the band’s My Sanctuary which spawned a host of soundtrack inclusions for both ads and films on both sides of the Atlantic as well as a couple of classic videos (for “Jive County” and “Jellyman”) courtesy of the D.A.D.D.Y. collective.

Meanwhile “Out Of This” from their first album features twice in the new Andie MacDowell film “Tara Road” (adapted from Maeve Binchy’s book). The film premieres in Ireland at the end of September.

www.autamatamusic.com <http://www.autamatamusic.co m/> *
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Bell X1 have announced details of their first single, “Bigger Than Me” on 23 September. Backed with “Still Selling Shoes” and a live video of “My First Born For A Song”.

Frontman Paul Noonan describes the single as “a rant that wandered off into how insignificant we are, I am, it all is…there’s so much going on of true value and relevance, love and shrapnel…it’s all bigger than me.”

The band’s 3rd album, Flock (Island) will be released on 14 October and the band have announced a 13-date Irish tour (kicking off in Limerick on Thursday 13 October) in support of the release. The album will be released in the UK in the New Year.

www.bellx1.com <http://www.bellx1.com/> *
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Congratulations to The Chalets whose debut album, Check In (Setanta), went into the album charts at No 15 last Friday! Which makes it the highest new entry in the Chart this week ahead of Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones!

The band have just come to the end of a brief tour of Ireland. They will resume domestic dates when they get back from the CMJ event in New York which is taking place this week. They will be playing at the KCRW event.

www.thechalets.com <http://www.thechalets.com/> *
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Dublin 4-piece Delorentos, who have been the subject of much positive speculation in music circles recently, have announced the release of their debut EP.

“Leave It On” will be a 4-track release available via Delorecords/Cottage on 14 October. The release will go hand-in-hand with a full Irish tour of 12 dates plus in-stores!

www.delorentos.net <http://www.delorentos.net/> *
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The Frames have announced a major headline date in the Point Theatre, Dublin on 10 November. Special guests will be announced soon and tickets go on sale this Thursday 15 September.

The band will be heading to the U.S. later this month and into October for a bagful of dates featuring Josh Ritter as special guest.

www.theframes.ie <http://www.theframes.ie/>
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Franz Ferdinand release a brand new single, “Do You Want To” this Friday in Ireland and celebrate with an appearance on the Jonathon Ross show on the same night.

Tickets are already selling fast for their 2 major Irish headline shows in November (Point Theatre, Dublin on 18 November, Waterfront, Belfast on 19 November).

By which time, of course, the band’s second album You Could Have It So Much Better (Domino) will be fully available. It is released in Ireland on 30 September.

www.franzferdinand.co.uk <http://www.franzferdinand.c o.uk/> */ www.dominorecordco.com <http://www.dominorecordco.c om/> *
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Mark Geary has just announced a mammoth tour of Ireland throughout the month of October (with Emmett Tinley as special guest). This will co-incide with a new download single, “Fanfare”, on 14 October which will be available exclusively via:

http://www.independentrecs.com <http://www.independentrecs. com/>

The version of “Fanfare” has been completely overhauled, remixed and remastered for the download release.

www.independentrecs.com <http://www.independentrecs. com/> */ www.markgeary.com <http://www.markgeary.com/> *
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After a full live performance on the Late Late show last Friday David Gray returns to Ireland this Sunday (18 September) for an intimate show in Olympia Theatre (his first Irish date in nearly 2 years).

Meanwhile David’s 7th album, Life In Slow Motion (IHT), was released last Friday (has already been described in a 4 star Q magazine review as: “Musically and lyrically his strongest set of songs to date.”) and is selling by the truckload!

“The One I Love” the first single to be released from the album charted at No 6 on its first week of release.

David has already announced 3 larger Irish dates for later this year. He will be playing The Waterfront, Belfast on 29 & 30 November and The Point Theatre, Dublin on 1 December.

www.davidgray.com <http://www.davidgray.com/>
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Hal (described recently by the UK Independent as “within touching distance of greatness”) head out on tour this month with Irish dates starting next week in Belfast (21 Sept), Galway (22 Sept), Cork (23 Sept) and Dublin (24 Sept). Special guests on the tour will be Joe Chester, Fionn Regan and Fred.

www.halmusic.com <http://www.halmusic.com/>
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Damien Rice has contributed the track, “Cross-Eyed Bear” to the Help: A Day In The Life album in aid of the War Child charity. The album was available from last Friday and also includes contributions from Radiohead, Gorillaz, Razorlight, Manic Street Preachers, Bloc Party and Elbow.

www.damienrice.com <http://www.damienrice.com/> *
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Josh Ritter heads out on tour this month in Australia before nipping back to the US and Canada playing as special guest to The Frames.

www.independentrecs.com <http://www.independentrecs. com/> */ www.joshritter.com <http://www.joshritter.com/> *
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As a result of their current activity in the U.S. Sons & Daughters’ current album has jumped up to No 11 in the CMJ Top 200 Chart – which is no less than they deserve! |The band will be in the U.S. throughout September and October variously with The Decemberists, Franz Ferdinand and Bright Eyes.

The band have just announced 2 Irish dates in Belfast (26 November) and Dublin (27 November).
www.dominorecordingco.com <http://www.dominorecordingc o.com/>
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Seminal Irish band The Stars Of Heaven have their two albums Sacred Heart Hotel and Speak Slowly re-issued on CD by Independent Records on 21st October.

One of the more credible propositions to emerge from Dublin during the post U2 boom, The Stars were signed to Rough Trade, with their hipness enhanced by the fact that the late John Peel recorded no less than four BBC “Peel Sessions” with the band.

Their championing of influential but then obscure acts like Big Star and The Flying Burrito Brothers (and the solo work of their leadmen Alex Chilton and Gram Parsons respectively) also enhanced their standing amongst fans. If every fan of The Velvet Underground is said to have joined a band, every fan of the Stars seemed to become a journalist. Both albums will be available with their original artwork and Sacred Heart Hotel will come packaged with the “Holyhead” E.P.

www.starsofheaven.com <http://www.starsofheaven.co m/> */ www.independentrecs.com <http://www.independentrecs. com/> *
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Emmett Tinley, who played a Spiegel Tent headline show as part of this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival and featured live in this week’s TV coverage of the recent Festival of World Culture, will be supporting Mark Geary on all his dates across the country in October (see LIVE) for full deatails.

Emmett released his debut solo album, Attic Faith (Independent Records), in April – A cross between Jeff Buckley, Ben Christophers and the guys from Turin Brakes…Beautiful but sad – like a weeping willow in Autumn.

www.emmetttinley.com <http://www.emmetttinley.com/> *
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Turn release their new self-titled album on 23 September and head out on a full schedule of live shows and in-store appearances to co-incide (kicking off with an album launch special in The Village, Dublin with Duke Special in the Special Guest slot. Guests on all the other shows will be Stars of the City.

Eagle-eared fans should be able to catch a brand new song, “Stop”, on radio stations around the country. They will also be able to hear “Stop” and “Harder” (from the last album) on the new Samantha Mumba film “Boy Eats Girl” which is released at the end of the month.

www.turn.ie <http://www.turn.ie/>
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