Lead singer of The Strokes announces new solo album with a cryptic video…
It doesn’t come as a massive sock that Julian Casablancas (The Strokes lead singer) has announced a new solo album, after all he’s listed as playing a number of festivals over the summer. A cryptic video released by his Cult Records label previews a couple of new tracks and ends with Julian Casablancas and The Voidz flashing across the screen… we’re thinking this is either the name of the new album, or he’s put a new backing band together for the album. Continue reading →
‘Balance‘ is the latest offering from North Californian band Opus Orange. If you’re a fan of dreamy indie-pop music, or you’re new to Opus Orange but have a soft spot for bands like My Morning Jacket, then this album will not disappoint.
Opus Orange is the brain child of musician and composer Paul Bessenbacher. Paul is a real musicians musician; he went to college at a music conservatory, is an accomplished concert pianist and has years of experience working with various bands and artists from Chicago to Los Angeles. After moving to LA, he discovered a community of like-minded musicians like Lauren Hill and Jo Pusateri and formed Opus Orange back in 2009. Continue reading →
An Oasis reunion has been rumoured for a while, with many fans pointing to a certain 20th anniversary and a number of free Glastonbury 2014 headline slots as hints that the some-might-say legendary Manchester band may get back together and tour this year. The feuding Gallagher brothers have been throwing us off the trail for months, but a video posted on the band’s Instagram and Facebook page (below) hinted at an announcement… Was this going to be confirmation? Continue reading →
UK based Psych rockers The Horrors have announced their new album will be named ‘Luminous’ and will feature the artwork above. The album will be released through XL on May 5th, and the first single from the album will be called ‘I see you’ which was played for the first time on the Zane Lowe show on BBC Radio 1 and the Morning Becomes Eclectic show on KCRW. Continue reading →
Last night saw the 2014 Brit awards take place at London’s O2 arena. The glossy ceremony recognises stars of the British music industry, or at least those that can make it to the ceremony anyway. The bash used to be well known for award giving, alcohol and a bit of raucous rock n’ roll behaviour, memorable moments include Jarvis Cocker of Pulp bearing his backside during a Michael Jackson performance, The Gallagher brothers starting fights with Blur/Robbie Williams/basically anyone and Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood throwing water over a drunk DJ who stormed the stage. However the ceremony has become as polished and crafted as many of the acts it now recognizes. Continue reading →
Bombay Bicycle Club recently released their fourth album, but how does it stack up to previous efforts? Our So Long, See You Tomorrow review sheds some light…
It’s been two and a half years since Bombay Bicycle Club released their third album, ‘A Different Kind Of Fix’, and four and half years since the release of their debut, ‘I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose’. Much has been made of their stylistic changes over the course of their career, from the conventional indie rock of their earlier material to the soft acoustic folk stylings of ‘Flaws’, their second album, and the 180-degree turn they took from there for their third album. It would almost seem like there isn’t much more ground for them to cover, and yet their most recent release proves this wrong. Continue reading →
There’s a cool little coffee shop/bar here in Boise, ID, called The Crux, that has a reputation for being a very indie, off the beaten-path (some would even say “hipster”) kind of place, and for booking obscure indie bands, both local and touring. On top of that, they serve an awesome drink there called the Crux Deluxe, which is essentially dark beer mixed with a shot of espresso—don’t knock it ‘til you try it, because it’s delicious. Recently, the venue started holding monthly musician meet-ups that I’ve been going to, and it’s been awesome to see the number of artists that have shown up to network, offer input on the music business, and ultimately how many people went there, like myself, to learn. The difference between most of them and myself? I’m a hip-hop artist. This got me thinking, what can hip-hop learn from the indie music scene… Continue reading →
Sheffields finest Arctic Monkeys have been announced as one of the headliners of UK festival Reading and Leeds 2014. A post on their Facebook page (below) sent thousands of fans into delerious with excitement. Continue reading →
So you’re heading off on a journey. Whether you’re nervous, excited, bored or hoping to get a bit of shut-eye on the plane, one of the best ways to wind down and keep yourself amused is with a spot of music.
Earlier this year, music streaming service Spotify put together their own list of the best songs to listen to in-flight based on what would be the most calming for a nervous flyer. Commenting on the study, Spotify’s Angela Watts remarked:
“we all have a strong personal and emotional connection to music so its power when it comes to anxiety control is no surprise.”
But what about those amongst us that aren’t nervous flyers? We just want something to keep us entertained and get us in the mood for holidays. We’ve put together the ultimate feel-good playlist to listen to in-flight… Continue reading →
Triple J unearthed has now been running for an approximate 19 years and it amazes me that it’s still so unknown. The unearthed project was setup as a way for Australian artists to share their material with the world. Focusing on independent and unsigned artists, Unearthed is one big music community open to musicians and the public alike. It enables acts to upload and share their best tracks and newest songs with the ever growing community of music fans and musicians. Continue reading →
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