And the acclaimed band are playing a host of shows...

THE ARCADE FIRE are to release a new single before a host of late summer appearances in the UK.

The hugely acclaimed Canadian outfit release ’Cold Wind’ as their next single. The song, taken from the new ’Six Feet Under’ soundtrack, is released as a clear vinyl 7” on July 12, backed by a liver version of live favourite ’Brazil’.

The Arcade Fire play a number of European festival shows in August, including their already announced appearance at The Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals over the weekend of August 26-28. The bash is sold out.

The band also support Franz Ferdinand at their T On The Fringe shows in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens on August 31. For more information go to [url=]

The Arcade Fire round off that spell of activity with dates at Liverpool Carling Academy on August 30 and Sheffield Leadmill on September 1.

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