Plan B: 'ill Manors'
After much speculation around the direction of the next project, last night the brand new Plan B single saw its world premiere on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show. So here it is, the start of the next chapter -- 'ILL MANORS'
SINGLE out March 25
FILM in cinemas May 4
3RD STUDIO ALBUM out May 7
Lana Del Rey's 'Born To Die' Goes Platinum
Lana Del Rey's debut album 'Born To Die' has thus far sold 1.4 million copies, since it's release in January. The equivalent to:
PLATINUM in France, Germany, Ireland, Poland and UK.
GOLD in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Switzerland and Australia.
'Born To Die' is #1 for the third consecutive week in Ireland and #1 on the album download chart for the third week in Portugal.
Sales of her singles 'Video Games' and 'Born To Die, have just topped 2 million.
Imogen Heap in The Guardian
Imogen Heap has just returned from a six week trip to Hangzouh in China, supported by the British Council and PRS, to create music and a video entitled 'Xizi She Knows'. In today's Guardian there is an in-depth interview with her, discussing technology, collaboration and her future plans.
Lana Del Rey: Brit Award 'Best International Newcomer'
Lana Del Rey won the award for 'Best International Newcomer' at last night's Brit Awards.
Santigold: New EP 'Disparate Youth'
Santigold releases the 'Disparate Youth EP' on 8th April, in advance of her new album 'Master Of My Make Believe'.
Noel Gallagher NME Cover & Live Satellite Broadcast
Noel Gallagher is the cover star of this week's NME, in advance of his recieving the 'Godlike Genius Award' from the magazine at the NME Awards, at Brixton Academy in London on 29th February.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will play the O2 Arena in London on Sunday 26th February as part of their sold out UK arena tour.
The concert sold out in a matter of hours but fans who were unable to buy tickets will now have a chance to see it live on the big screen as the performance will be directly broadcast via satellite in high definition and Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound into select Vue Cinemas across the UK!
CLICK HERE for full details.
The bands' UK arena tour began this week in Manchester, and continues until 1st March.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: New Video 'Dream On'
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will release new single 'Dream On' on March 12th through Sour Mash Records. The B-side will be 'Shoot A Hole Into The Sun', the first track to be released from the sessions Noel has recorded with the Amorphous Androgynous.
The single will be available to buy on 7", CD and download. The digital download will also be available as a bundle including the video, which both Noel and director Mike Bruce consider the best and most fun yet they have ever worked on filming together.
'Dream On' is taken from the eponymous debut album released last Autumn which has already sold over 550,000 copies to date, earning the singer-songwriter a BRIT award nomination for Best British Male this year. Noel has also been announced as the winner of NME's prestigious Godlike Genius Award for 2012.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will embark on an extensive UK arena tour this year augmented by a three-piece brass section and the choirs Crouch End Festival Chorus and Hertfordshire Chorus. The tour starts today at the Manchester MEN, taking in 14 cities throughout UK & Ireland.
Asian Dub Foundation at Royal Festival Hall
We bring you news of a special performance from Asian Dub Foundation at the Royal Festival Hall in London on 12th April. The band have always been regarded as one of the world's great live acts and are the only band to have been invited by three Meltdown festival directors to perform - David Bowie, Lee 'Scratch' Perry and Scott Walker.
The collaborators on ADF's most recent album come together here for this live show. The band are also joined by Nathan 'flutebox' Lee, Romany singer Kerieva, Chinese string players Chi 2, MC Skrien and the Ministry of Dhol.
With special guests Romay Featuring Ar8 Collexion.
AV concept by Jimmy Cauty (KLF) in his guise as the AV artist The One O'clock Club.
07 Feb, 2012
Dizzee Rascal to Support Red Hot Chili Peppers at Knebworth
It has been announced that Dizzee Rascal is to support the Red Hot Chili Peppers, when they play their UK stadium show at Knebworth Park, near Stevenage on 23rd June.
He has recently also been added to the bill for July's Benicassim Festival in Spain, and is Snoop Dogg's replacement as headliner at this April's Snowbombing Festival in Austria.
Dizzee Rascal will headline Splendour Festival in Nottingham and also Wakestock in Cardigan Bay in Abersoch, Wales.
Lana Del Rey: 'Born To Die' No.1 in UK Album Chart
Lana Del Rey's debut album 'Born To Die' has entered the Official UK Album Chart at #1, selling 117,000 copies in it's first week of release, more than the rest of the top five albums combined. It is the the fastest selling album of the year, and the first 2012 release to break 100,000.
In last week's iTunes album charts, 'Born To Die' was the #1 album in: Austria, Belgium, Portugal, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Luxemburg,Switzerland, UK, USA.
#2 in Canada; #3 in Netherlands, Norway and Spain, #4 in Denmark and Sweden, #9 in Australia and #10 in New Zealand.
The 'Born To Die' single has gone up to #9 on the Official UK Singles Chart, and 'Video Games' has climbed back to #17 after 16 weeks on the chart, it has sold 292,000 copies since it's release.
Lana Del Rey: Vogue Cover
Lana Del Rey is the cover star of next month's Vogue magazine.
Lana Del Rey on David Letterman Show
Lana Del Rey performed 'Video Games' on last night's David Letterman Show on CBS.
01 Feb, 2012
Lana Del Rey: New Album 'Born To Die'
Interscope Records have made Lana Del Reys's new album available for streaming through Soundcloud. Listen to edits of 'Born To Die here in it's entirety.
- Lana del Rey
SoKo: New Album and UK Tour
SoKo releases a new album 'I Thought I Was An Alien' (Because Music) on 20th February, which features this track 'First Love Never Die'. She will be on tour throughout the UK during late February and early March, CLICK HERE for complete information.
- Matt Bates
Rufus Wainwright: New Album 'Out Of The Game'
Rufus Wainwright releases his new album 'Out Of The Game' (Polydor Records) on 23rd April.
Produced by Mark Ronson, 'Out of the Game' is the seventh studio album from one of the very best contemporary songwriters.
Rufus says it's, "the most pop album I've ever made" while Mark Ronson believes, "it's the best work of my career." Both sentiments can be heard between the grooves of this marriage made in heaven. Recorded in New York last autumn, the 12 tracks sparkle and shine.
From the uptempo opening chords of the title track and first single to the gospel tinged rock of 'Jericho', through the beauty of 'Sometimes You Need' and the emotional pull of 'Candles', this new disc ranks alongside Rufus Wainwright's very best.
Musicians on the album include the Dap Kings, who Mark used for the groundbreaking Amy Winehouse, 'Back To Black' CD and his own 'Record Collection'; Wilco's Nels Cline; Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow; Sean Lennon and Martha Wainwright.
Influences, as ever, were all encompassing. Mark says 'Out of the Game', "has a real 70's, Laurel Canyon spirit" while Rufus cites, "all the greats Elton, Freddie Mercury, David Bowie, basically the brash and beautiful. It's also very Rufus." Without a doubt, 'Out of the Game' covers all the bases.