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by Andrew Sacher

AlunaGeorge

Towards the end of last year, UK R&B duo AlunaGeorge released the great single, "Your Drums, Your Love" via Island and announced that a full length would be out in 2013 (the followup to their You Know You Like It EP, which came out via Tri Angle). In a BBC Radio 1 interview with Annie Mac, the duo revealed that that the name of their album is Body Music and it will be out in June (via The Line of Best Fit). On the show, they also revealed a new track, "Diver" (which they had recently teased), a clattering tune with watery synths and expectedly impressive vocals from singer Aluna Francis, which continues AlunaGeorge's run of great songs leading up to the release of this very-anticipated album.

Stream "Diver" below...

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Amy Winehouse @ Bowery Ballroom - March 2007 (more)

A spokesman for Amy Winehouse says the singer won't perform in the United States next month, as had been planned.

Spokesman Chris Goodman said Monday that Winehouse isn't going to the Coachella festival in Indio, Calif., in "light of current legal issues."

Winehouse was charged with assault last week for allegedly attacking a fan at a London party in September. The singer is due in court next week.

Being charged with a crime often makes it difficult for people to get U.S. visas. [Billboard] (thx Tye)

That is probably the least surprising news ever announced in history. In related news, "2009 is the 50th anniversary of the founding of Island Records, arguably the most prestigious record label in the history of British music. To mark this milestone the label is collaborating with Island founder Chris Blackwell to arrange the Island 50 festival." A week of live shows is planned in London, and Amy Winehouse is on the bill. More details below...

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