30 Jun, 2012
The Streets: Free Audiobook Download
The Guardian have made Mike Skinner's music biography 'The Story of The Streets' available as a free audiobook download from their website. The book reflects the ten-year history of The Streets, in a manner described by the Guardian as "half Dostoevsky . . . half Samuel Pepys".
Ned's Atomic Dustbin: Wolverhampton Civic
Joining Ned's Atomic Dustbin on December 1st are those splendid indie-rock-funksters from Leeds CUD, plus stalwart Irish alt-rockers The Frank & Walters and, not content to settle with two of the finest examples of 90s indie, a certain Mr Steve Lamacq has decided to attend to ensure that the gaps in between bands are filled with the absolute cream of 90s indie hits with a seminal DJ set.
It's almost as if Ned's Atomic Tardis has landed in 1991 and picked up some unsuspecting indie-rock legends then dropped them off in 2012 for the party of all parties!
- Steve Backman
Lana Del Rey: Completed Video for 'National Anthem'
Lana Del Rey's completed video for her next release 'National Anthem' has just been unveiled. The video features rapper A$AP Rocky, who plays former US President John F. Kennedy, while she plays his wife Jackie O.
The single will be released on the 8th July.
Lana Del Rey: Video Trailer for 'National Anthem'
Brand new - a sneak peak of the trailer for the forthcoming Lana Del Rey video for 'National Anthem', featuring A$AP Rocky.
The Bots to Support Blur in the UK
The Bots are very excited to have been asked to support Blur on four of their sold-out UK shows in August.
01 Aug: Winter Gardens, Margate
05 Aug: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
06 Aug: Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
07 Aug: Pavilion, Plymouth
- Ed Sellers
Lana Del Rey: BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend
Lana Del Rey delivers a spellbinding performance of 'Video Games' on the 'In New Music We Trust' stage at BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.
Dizzee Rascal: BBC Radio 1 Hackney Weekend
Dizzee Rascal performs 'Fix Up Look Sharp' at BBC Radio 1's Hackney Weekend.
Dub Pistols: New Album 'Worshipping The Dollar'
Dub Pistols release their new album 'Worshipping The Dollar' on 2nd July on Sunday Best.
They are currently touring festivals throughout Europe.
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds: 'Everybodys On The Run'
The new single 'Everybodys On The Run' from Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds is released on 6th August. It will also feature a re-mix of a previous single 'AKA... What A Life' by Amorphous Androgynous.
The video stars 'The OC' actress Mischa Barton, and was directed by Mike Bruce.
Two Door Cinema Club: New Album 'Beacon'
Two Door Cinema Club release their new album 'Beacon' on 3rd September through Kitsune Records and Glassnote. It was recorded in Los Angeles with producer Jacknife Lee.
- Matt Bates
Dub Pistols: New Single 'Mucky Weekend'
Dub Pistols release their new single 'Mucky Weekend' on 25th June. It's taken from their fifth studio album 'Worshipping The Dollar' on Sunday Best, which comes out on 2nd July.
Dub Pistols are out on tour all through the summer.
19 Jun, 2012
Django Django to Support Hot Chip
Django Django will be supporting Hot Chip on some of the dates on their UK autumn tour.
Monday 15th October: O2 Academy, Bristol
Tuesday 16th October: Guildhall, Southampton
Friday 19th October: O2 Brixton Academy, London
Plan B: New Single 'Lost My Way'
Plan B's new single 'Lost My Way' is released on 2nd July on Atlantic Records followed by the 'ill Manors' album on the 16th.
There is an in-depth review of 'ill Manors' the movie, and an interview with Ben Drew in yesterday's The Guardian... CLICK HERE to read it.
Lana Del Rey: New Song Debuted at El Rey, LA.
Lana Del Rey debuted a new song 'Body Electric', at her three recent sell-out shows at Los Angeles' El Rey theatre, over the 3rd, 4th and 5th June.
The Mission & Dropkick Murphys at Download
The 10th anniversary edition of the Download Festival will take place at Donnington Park this weekend. The Mission will headline the Pepsi Max stage on Saturday 9th June, and Dropkick Murphys play the Zippo Encore stage on Sunday 10th.
Patti Smith: New Album 'Banga'
Patti Smith releases her new album 'Banga' today (Columbia Records), her first set of original songs since 2004's 'Trampin'.
Jim White: New Video & UK Tour
Jim White has released a new video for the track 'Infinite Mind', and he will be touring the UK between 6th - 12th June.