Colchester pop terrorists Absent Kid won the Diesel-U-Music unsigned rock demo competition in 2004 and now those lucky people are releasing a mini-album on the panda. It?s called ?I Burnt Down The Family Business? and sounds like Radiohead Seafood and Idlewild in a muddy scrum and it is released on April 25th with a launch party at the Bull & Gate on the 28th to celebrate. See www.absentkid.co.uk for more nuggets. By some blissful coincidence the panda has managed to get itself involved in Diesel-U-Music 2005 but but but DO NOT SEND YOUR DEMO TO US if you want to enter. All demos have to go through diesel themselves so either have a gander at www.diesel-u-music.com or we have entry forms here so send an SAE (A5 sized) to PO Box 21441 London N7 6WZ and we?ll get one out to you.