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On the beat: The Drums will re­lease their sec­ond al­bum, Por­ta­mento, on Septem­ber 9th. It’s their first as a three-piece.

Af­ter mid­night: Dexys Mid­night Run­ners’ first al­bum in 26 years is in the works. The band have also ab­bre­vi­ated their name to Dexys.

Gigs aloud: Ali­son Krauss & Union Sta­tion (fea­tur­ing Jerry Dou­glas) have an­nounced two Ir­ish gigs. They’ll play Belfast’s Water­front Hall on Novem­ber 7th and Dublin’s Grand Canal Theatre on the 8th.

Mer­cury call­ing: Adele and PJ Harvey are joint favourites to win this year’s Mer­cury Prize. The short­list is an­nounced next Tues­day.

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