CORMAC'S NEW 2FM RADIO SHOW
Irish national radio station 2fm will soon be the place to find Cormac 4 nights a week. The station are launching a new alternative music show from midnight to 2am Monday to Thursday and have asked Battle to front the show. In his own words - 'I have been given carte blanche regarding what to play so you can expect anything apart from Bavarian hardcore techno.'

Cormac is obviously well versed in presenting thanks to his previous association with Phantom FM. The new show debuts 30th June.

GALWAY BAY FM ALBUM
A previously commercially unreleased version of 'The Plan' features on a new double CD & Vinyl LP of in-studio sessions for Jon Richards drivetime show on Galway Bay FM. "EmBraces" is the fourth in-studio session album and this year is presented in old style gatefold vinyl cover with 2 CD's and 2 Vinyl LP's, featuring 39 tracks including Wilt, Damien Rice, The Frames, Mundy, Woodstar and many more.

All proceeds from the album this year will be donated to AIDSWest and you can get your copy by emailing: gerry@aidswest.ie. As with last year's "InunDations" there are only 1 000 copies manufactured. "EmBraces" costs 25 Euros plus p&p.

UNDERSTAND AUDIO & VIDEO
Check out photos from the band's trip to New York to film the video for UNDERSTAND here. You can watch the video itself here and see some choice stills from the video and read a note from the director here.
The track will not be released as a single so these are web exclusives.

TOUR DIARY
Read Cormac's brief notes from a tour bus somewhere in Europe here.

THETRIPWIRE.COM
"Wilt makes power-pop that sets up camp in your brain, the kind of songs that are stuck in your head when you wake up in the middle of the night." - r
ead the US site's review of the album here.

MY MEDICINE MUSIC ON YOUR TV
Listen carefully and you'll find tracks from the album all over your UK TV schedule, on Sky, Channel 4 and BBC. Programmes include the new series of Dream Team, Channel 4 World Rally, Eastenders, BBC Football coverage and others.

EUROPEAN ALBUM RELEASE DETAILS
MY MEDICINE is available now on Mushroom / Play It Again Sam/PIAS. Individual territory details as below.

AUSTRIA

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release date 5th August 2002

> Listen out for Distortion at radio from the beginning of August. The track is currently playlisted at national station FM4.

> The band played live at the 2 Days A Week festival on August 28th.

 

BELGIUM - release date 12th August 2002
   
DENMARK
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release date 12th August 2002
   
ENGLAND
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release date 15th July 2002

> The Plan is included on the 'Hottest London' covermount with the October 17th issue of the Evening Standard.

> Distortion is included on volume 4 of the Kerrang album series, in the shops now.

> Take Me Home covermounted on the October 3rd issue of Kerrang! to coincide with the band's appearance at the Kerrang! Weekender.

> Stations covermounted on the July issue of Rocksound; Tell You Too Much on the July 3rd issue of Kerrang!

 

FINLAND
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release date 12th August 2002
     
FRANCE
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release date 27th August 2002

> Distortion at radio from mid August. Stations included on 'Best New Bands To Come' covermount on September issue of Rocksound magazine.

 

GERMANY

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release date 5th August 2002

> Live dates in August/September/October.

> Click here to read the Amazon.de review and buy the album from them. Take Me Home covermounted on the July issue of Musikexpress and Wait A Minute on the July issue of Rolling Stone.

> Read gaesteliste.de's review of the Cologne show with RBF here. Distortion is added to various radio playlists, including teutoRADIO online, check it out.

> Listen out for Distortion, the track is being played in your local club now.

 

GREECE
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release date 12th August 2002
     
IRELAND
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release date 5th July 2002

> Album debuts at #15 on National chart.

> 3 page feature in 23rd October issue of Hotpress magazine.

 

ISRAEL
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release date 22nd July 2002
     
ITALY
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release date 26th August 2002

> Distortion covermounted on the June issues of Rock Star and Il Mucchio Selvaggio.

> Read Cormac's musique.it interview here.

 

NETHERLANDS
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release date 12th August 2002

> Distortion 'Free Choice Pick Of The Week' on 3FM's Isabelle show.

 

NORWAY
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release date 12th August 2002
     
PORTUGAL
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release date 12th August 2002

> Distortion at radio from the beginning of August. Video already on rotation at SolMusica.

 

SOUTH AFRICA
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release date 12th August 2002

> Distortion playlisted at 5FM, South Africa's largest national station.

 

SPAIN
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release date 17th June 2002

> Album on FNAC listening posts instore. Mondo Sonoro and Rocksound interviews appearing in August. Distortion receiving Radio 3 airplay.

 

SWEDEN
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release date 12th August 2002
     
SWITZERLAND
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release date 12th August 2002

> Distortion at radio from mid July. Live show in August/September.

 

FREE HMV SAMPLER
HMV in the UK have included new track 'The Plan', currently part of the band's live set, on the July 'Playlist' rock sampler. The sampler is free when you purchase an album by one of the featured artists or alternatively can be bought seperately at a cost of £2.99. Other artists included on July's rock sampler include The Vines, The Von Bondies, The Flaming Lips, Silverchair and Crackout.

NEW ALBUM DETAILS
The band's second album, MY MEDICINE, was released on the 15th of July on Mushroom Records in the UK and available in Ireland from the 5th. Release in Europe will be staggered across the following months.

The record was written and recorded over most of 2001 and produced by Dave Eringa, best known for his work with the Manic Street Preachers and Idlewild.

The album features 11 new tracks:

1. Distortion
2. Understand
3. Take Me Home
4. My Medicine
5. Stations
6. Dave You Were Right
7. Tell You Too Much
8. Family Man
9. Wait A Minute
10. Broken Glass
11. The Plan

SINGLES FROM THE NEW ALBUM - DISTORTION & TAKE ME HOME - OUT NOW
TAKE ME HOME, the first release from My Medicine, is available now on limited and numbered CD release only via Mushroom Records. The CD features 2 bonus tracks, Tell You Too Much and, exclusive to this release, Penny Black. Second single DISTORTION is also released on a 2CD set and 7", all formats featuring exclusive new tracks. Visit the Audio/Video page to hear the tracks and see the MTV2 Playlisted videos for both tracks. Full details of both singles are available on the discography page.

 

 

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