25/10/2014

Liam Gallagher - "Beady Eye are no longer"

The front-man today tweeted on his personal account that "Beady Eye are no longer" and he has also thanked all of their fans in the process too. You can read the tweet below, this now sparks furious debate weather if his previous band, Oasis, will ever reform. After all they are brothers and a brotherly tiff is always a temporary thing.

Beady Eye released two albums, one in 2011 called "Different Gear, Still Spinning, and one in 2013 called "BE".




Bloc Party's "Helicopter" is 10 years old today!

Bloc Party's biggest song, "Helicopter", is TEN years today! With over 17,000,000 views on YouTube and over 5,800,000 listens on Last.FM too! The song has been a massive part of the bands rise to where they are now, a band that dominated the mid-00's to the early 10's, and a band that's world renowned for their tight live performances and their great back catalouge and b-sides.




It has also been featured on the video games Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Guitar Hero: On Tour, FIFA 06, Project Gotham Racing 3, Burnout Revenge, Colin McRae Dirt 2, and Marc Eckō's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure. The song was also featured in the film "Yes Man". You can also listen to a selection of remixes by (in order) Whitey, Weird Science (Feat: Peach), Diplo and RAC.








24/10/2014

The Water Rats venue in London turns into a Bargain Furniture Shop - Internet Reacts!

In a photo that popped up on my timeline today with friends sharing the photo and speculating about the future of the venue, it seems that a lot of people don't care if the venue goes as some past promoters have seriously tarnished the name - one example is MONTO.


I remember going to see a few gigs there, one ran by SPC - it was great, two awesome bands and a intimate gig, the other, not so much, it was ran by 'MONTO', who's notorious for booking upwards of 5 bands to play a night and charging everyone to enter, even if you're a parent of the band member, photographer or even idustry! With such stupid deals as 'bring 30 mates and THEN get paid a tenner', it was known to have people flock out of it as soon as your mates band finished as it was poorly organised, mainly by Monto, and charging a £15 for some random bands who were just so happening to be playing the same bill as a band you liked.

Some of the reactions left in the comments section below the image on facebook are just pure gold!

Mauro Venegas - "So long as it's not run by Monto then all good by me"

Simon Drowner - "Do they throw 5 or 6 totally unsuitable pieces of furniture together and charge you a bomb for them?"

Ashley St Ives - "I bet there's still an entrance fee."

Jim Rhesus - "Do other people who are buying furniture instantly leave when anyone else walks in to buy furniture?"

Atomic Suplex - "If twenty five friends bring eight pounds you might be allowed to buy a table leg".

Richard Adderley - "For logistical reasons there is only one set of chair legs which all the chairs have to share."

Matt Rigsby Smith - "On a bill with five completely unrelated acts and nobody got paid?"







Have Klaxons called it a day?

In a tweet earlier on today to their fans it seems like the Essex band might be calling it a day after their latest headline tour. You can read the tweet just below. This comes after a amazing first album, a second album that never really got them moving again and their third album which has been generally well received.


Klaxons (last ever?) remaining UK shows
OCTOBER
25 Norwich, Waterfront
26 Leeds, Cockpit
27 Glasgow, O2 ABC
28 Manchester, Academy 3
30 Brighton, Concorde 2
31 Bristol, Thekla
NOVEMBER
01 Birmingham, O2 Academy 2
02 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
04 London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire


Everything Everything to finish new album at their local library

The Manchester band are looking to finish their new album very soon, and announcing that they'll be doing so in their local library. From the 10th to the of 15th November, they plan to finish off the follow up to "Arc" in front of onlookers at Manchester Central Library, before performing the record in full at the end of the week.


Speaking to the Manchester Evening News they said that once recording and mixing sessions are finished, the third album will be performed in full to the public, on 14th November. The performance will be broadcast at the same time on BBC 6Music!

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Chvrches unveil new video for "Under The Tide"

Chvrches seem to be on a rush of releasing new stuff as of late, with the airing of a new song called "Richard Pryor" at ACL, "Get Away" which is on the forthcoming DRIVE re-score OST they've now unveiled a new video for an older song, specifically "Under The Tide".

You can watch the video for it below!


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DC punk legends Bad Brains featured on latest single from Foo Fighters upcoming album

The guestlist from Foo Fighters forthcoming album, Sonic Highways, boasts several such unexpected collaborations. Slated for release Nov. 10, it will be the 8th studio album from the iconic alt rockers.

The second track from the album, entitled “The Feast and the Famine”,  was recorded in Virginia at Inner East Studio, alongside Godfathers of the American punk scene, Bad Brains.

Released in correlation with the newest episode of the HBO series, "Sonic Highways" (a behind-the-scenes documentary that follows the making of the album) you can listen to the track here:


The episode airs at 11 p.m. ET and features interviews from DC music legends Bad Brains, Ian MacKaye and more.

Other known contributors to the album are: Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, The Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Demob Happy Stream Debut Single

Demob Happy’s latest single, Succubus, has been put on their Soundcloud for fans to hear.



The single, due for release on November 17th, is their debut and keeps the garage-rock ethos within their sound. It’s got a hint of serious grunge to it and demonstrates the band’s ability to create a track with huge volume. Not only that, it was also mastered by Andy Jackson – Pink Floyd’s engineer.

“It's about being sold an obsession in stuff. What's harmless to you feels like a love sucking demon bitch to me, quasi-supernaturally so, who leaves your front door open but your mind on pause.” Says frontman, Matt Marcantonio, about the single.


The debut track is to be released as a digital download and 7” vinyl via the band’s label, Milk Parlour Records. A cover of Technohead’s “I Wanna Be A Hippy” will feature as a B-side. 


23/10/2014

Noel Gallagher unveils "In The Heat Of The Moment" video

Noisey presents the music video exclusive première for In The Heat Of The Moment - the first single from High Flying Birds' forthcoming album Chasing Yesterday, the first to be both written and produced by Noel Gallagher.



Southern unveil "Cool Kid" video

Lucy and Thom Southern today have unveiled their new video for "Cool Kid" which is released on 24th November through Marathon Artists. The band are set to release one of the most exciting début albums of 2015, and as soon as we get a copy we'll bring you a review, we can't WAIT!

Southern Live Dates:
4th November - The Barfly, London
21st November - The Whiskey Sessions Festival, Manchester
 
 
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