Ripe Fruit:Friendly Fires, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble and Mmoths are the latest names to be added to the Forbidden Fruit line-up.

Ace deal:The Lost Brothers have secured a deal with long-running label Ace Records to release their second album, So Long John Fante, in the UK this May.

Glen’s got rhythm:Glen Hansard will release his debut solo album on June 15th. Rhythm Repose will feature contributions by Marketa Irglova, Sam Amidon and others.

Here’s Rufus:Rufus Wainwright will play Dublin’s Iveagh Gardens with a full band on July 18th. Tickets on sale now.

"I can’t record a song unless I have a special hat on my head "

– Thanks for that strange and unexpected mental image, Lionel Richie