Altar boys: Irish band (and members of the Popical Island collective) Groom have completed their second album. Marriage will be launched at Dublin’s Lower Deck on August 21st.
Warped Eno: Brian Eno has signed a deal with Warp Records. His new album will be released by the label later this year, and reportedly features collaborations with Jon Hopkins and Leo Abrahams.
Belle passes: Cécile Aubry, who created the Belle et Sébastien novel and TV series from which the Scottish band took their name, has died in France. The actor, director and author was 81.
Missing Manic: A fictionalised novel of the disappearance of Manic Street Preachers guitarist Richey Edwards will be released in October. Richard was written by Ben Myers.