The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Weekly Guide To Entertainment Friday 27.11.2009 -

Ir­ish head South: And So I Watch You From Afar, Fight­ing With Wire, Au­tumn Owls, So Cow and Halves are the first Ir­ish acts to be an­nounced for South X South­west 2010 (March 17th-21st), while Far­gal Sharkey (ex-Un­der­tone) will be a “fea­tured speaker”. Want to back Rob­bie? Rob­bie Wil­liams is ru­moured to be looking for busi­ness in­vestors to fi­nance his fu­ture re­leases. The singer's new al­bum is his last for EMI.

In­ter­pol back on the beat: In­ter­pol will release their fifth al­bum in 2010. The as-yet-un­ti­tled record is said to be a throw­back to their 2002 de­but Turn On the Bright Lights, says drum­mer Sam Fog­a­rino. Gui­tars gen­tly weep: The Gib­son Gui­tars fac­tory in Nashville was raided re­cently by po­lice and FBI agents in­ves­ti­gat­ing claims that the com­pany il­le­gally uses rose­wood from rain­forests in Mada­gas­car. Au­thor­i­ties seized wood, gui­tars and boxes from the plant.

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