June japery: Echo and the Bunnymen, Patti Smith, Mick Flannery, Jape and Katell Keineg will play Cork X Southwest at Liss Ard Estate on June 4th and 5th.
Second bass: Interpol bassist Dave Pajo has left the band. Pajo stepped in when Carlos Dengler departed last year, but has amicably departed to “focus on family”.
Fighting on: Battles are to release Gloss Drop, their first album since the departure of Tyondai Braxton, in June.
Killer fills: Killers drummer Ronnie Vanucci is following Brandon Flowers’ lead by recording a solo album. It’ll be out later this year.