James Mclaren performes "For A Day" acoustically [IAI PREMIÈRE]

As it's Friday we have something special for you, a brilliant acoustic track by the one and only James McLaren. The track "For A Day" is lifted from his début EP which was released on the 10th of November. Produced by the highly respected Ian Grimble (The 1975, Michael Kiwanuka, Manic Street Preachers), McLaren takes the singer songwriter genre to a new place. Most at home on the electric guitar, his abilities and musical influences are more rock than acoustic troubadour.

You can watch the heart-on-your-sleeve video just below!

Yoko Ono & Flaming Lips cover "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by John & Yoko

As you might know, Flaming Lips have been recording loads of covers of The Beatles with various musicians, and today we heard a new one. Not exactly a song by The Beatles but rather John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Scroll on down and listen to the Flaming Lips and Yoko Ono cover "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" by John & Yoko. This song has Wayne Coyne adopting John Lennon's lyrical parts.

The song is a part of a Christmas compilation titled "All Is Bright", which also features Liz Phair, Beth Orton, Lucinda Williams, and Escort, among others.

YNGCULT covers Lana Del Rey's "West Coast"

Everyone seems to be covering Lana Del Rey's "West Coast" lately, first it was Frett and then Royal Blood, but YNGCULT have taken it to a new level with sounds that can only be described as SBTRKT meets Disclosure.

It's certainly another improvement on the Lana track, click on the track below to listen to it!


Montgomery covers "Wake Up" by Arcade Fire

While looking for new yesterday I stumbled upon this brilliant cover of an Arcade Fire classic! They've turned the Canadian band's song into a lesson for aspiring dream-pop bands everywhere, light tones combined with soft and delicate vocals. You can hardly recognise the original next to this, Montgomery have made it their own!



Jamie T cancels four European shows

In a facebook update earlier on today, Jame T announced that he has had to reschedule four of his European shows due to illness. This tour has followed his biggest UK tour to date, riding high off his latest album "Carry On The Grudge".

Interpol are STILL stuck in snow!

Yep, Interpol are still stuck in show in the Buffalo region of the USA. They were on the road around noon GMT today, but it looks like their optimism was short lived as the following tweets from Kessler shows.

Let the 'Snow Hands' joke continue on guys!

Members of The Killers and Rage Against The Machine join The Smashing Pumpkins

Billy Corgan has assembled himself one heck of a tour band for the Pumpkins' American & European winter tour dates.

Tickets can be bought [HERE]

The Smashing Pumpkins Winter Tour - 2014
30 November – Berlin, DE @ Kesselhaus
5 December – London, UK @ Koko’s
6 December – Paris, FR @ Le Trabendo
8 December – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
14 December – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (Almost Acoustic Christmas)

ITNO label - home to Tom Odell - shuts down

The Sun has reported that the label ran by Lily Allen is no more - with Tom Odell now moving to Columbia records. Lily Allen still remains signed to Parlophone. The label saw the release of Odell's début album as well as releases from Cults.

A source said that - "She hoped by now to have an array of top talent on her roster but it's quite the opposite. Three years is enough time to gauge success. It's just run its course."

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Kasabian - "anti-London backdrop seen in Glasgow show was a production error"

In a statement released to NME regarding the "London is full of cunts" backdrop-fiasco the band have said that the backdrop was a production error.

Serge Pizzorno said: "We were as shocked as anyone else. The production team fucked up. There were supposed to be photos of mundane objects in that section but instead I turned around in the middle of 'Clouds' and couldn't believe my eyes."

Arcade Fire's Will Butler announces solo album "Policy"

Will Butler of Arcade Fire has announced that next year on March 10th he will be releasing his début solo album "Policy", via Merge. You can even check out a selection of his tracks from recent live shows just below. If you'd like to see more just go to this channel.