Music News 24/02/11

First up, we have Middleman‘s video for their new single Spinning Plates. The single is out March 27 but can be pre-ordered here. This is lyrically the strongest track we’ve seen from the lads which says a lot because this is a band with some majorly deep and insightful lyrics. Directed by Tom Robinson, the video sees the lads performing in a snow-laden city. It’s a simple concept, but it’s pulled-off really well.

Another band, another video. This time it comes in the form of B I G S L E E P with their track Ghosts. The band themselves are quite elusive having only a Tumblr and Soundcloud (that I can find, anyway). They’re an Americana tinged alt-rock/pop outfit that will remind most of you of Vampire Weekend. They’re a big radio play waiting to happen.

Sufjan Stevens has announced his first Irish shows in five years. Mr Stevens will play The Olympia on May 17 and 18 and tickets are priced at around €40. They go on-sale this Friday 25 at 9am, so be sure to nab yourself a pair before they sell out.

Lykke Li is streaming her new album in full over on The Hype Machine, check it out here.

Have You Heard This Yet? Robyn Sherwell