The Weeknd is releasing his new full-length album, Starboy, on November 25 via XO/Republic. Abel Tesfaye recently shared the album's title track. It's a collaboration with French electronic legends Daft Punk.
Regina Spektor is releasing her new album, Remember Us to Life, this Friday (September 30) via Warner Bros. Previously she had shared "Bleeding Heart," "Small Bill$," "Black and White," and "Older and Taller."
Swedish psych-rockers Dungen have announced a new album and shared its first single. Häxan is due out November 25 via Mexican Summer. Below is its first single, the instrumental "Jakten genom skogen," followed by the album's tracklist.
Radiohead released their new album, A Moon Shaped Pool, back in May. The special edition of the album has started shipping out to fans and so the band has shared a strange new video that explains how to "unbox" it (aka open the packaging).
Air released a new compilation of singles and rarities entitled Twentyyears back in June. Last night the French duo stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live to perform two songs from the compilation, "Kelly Watch the Stars" and "La Femme d'Argent," which are also both tracks from their classic 1998-released debut album Moon Safari.
Helen Mirren is back! The second season (or as Mirren tells us at the beginning of each episode, "Season 51") of Bill Hader and Fred Armisen's mockumentary satire series for IFC, Documentary Now! comes highly anticipated.
Clash heads to Edinburgh for a cultural hit...Remember Drambuie? Well, we headed up to the home of one of the world’s oldest liqueurs to rediscover the drink favoured by Scottish royalty as well as musical royalty. Drambuie’s journey has been turbulent to say the least; originating as an 18th Century elixir created by the fugitive Bonnie Prince Charlie, it e […]
Check out this neat playlist...Machineheart know how to get attention. The American group stole the hearts of bloggers across the globe with a series of covers, re-tooling cuts from Katy Perry and The 1975. Based in Los Angeles, it turns out the Machineheart's own material is just as good as their sources. New single 'Stone Cold' blazes a trai […]
What to do (and what not to do) when turning your room into a studio...Ultimate Painting hinges on the partnership between Jack Cooper and James Hoare. A duo with a lot of prior experience - they boast Mazes and Veronica Falls on their CV - the band embrace a romantic yet minimalist view of psych-pop. Sparse but profoundly atmospheric, Ultimate Painting […]
Reaching outward, yet focussing on the internal...There's a sense of Southern gothic at work in the music of Old Sea Brigade. Atlanta-born and Nashville-based, the rising songwriter seems to both reach outwards while focussing on the internal. Real name Ben Cramer, Old Sea Brigade is currently putting the finishing touches to a full length project. For […]
Showing another side of the acclaimed songwriter...The Chernobyl disaster decimated a huge area of Ukraine, leaving great swathes to be abandoned. An amusement park in the nearby city of Pripyat was due to open only a few days after the accident occurred, and - with the evacuation under way - authorities decided to open the doors and let people in anyway. In […]
Enticing Dutch duo preview their new single...Few things in life are perfect, but CUT_ come pretty close. The duo are driven by opposites, with the light/dark nature of their music pushing the project to fresh heights. A Dutch project, CUT_ just snared a deal with PIAS, who will release new single 'Tune In Tune Out'. Evocative, contagious, extraord […]
An ode to an ex-flatmate...Hooton Tennis Club have always sought out the magical in the ordinary. So new single 'Katy-Anne Bellis' - a superbly contagious indie pop romp - owes it origins to some rather mundane circumstances. An ode to an ex-flatmate, the off kilter riff and keening vocal wrap themselves around a gentle lament, one that explores fr […]
Norwegian songwriter with a penchant for hidden stories...Music has the power to provoke, to comfort harsh, and sometimes uncomfortable, truths. It's a power that has frequently led authorities to intervene, with numerous songs - and sometimes the work of entire artists - being banned around the globe. Norwegian songwriter MODDI is drawn to these hidden […]
New single produced by Bill Ryder-Jones...Alibis was a friendship first, before becoming a band. Two reprobates from South London - Richie and Harvey to their mums - the duo's explosive live show is allied to a deep love for American soul music. New single 'Cruel World' emerges via Island, and it's all blazing guitars, ear-shredding drums […]
Hackney one-dayer expands its line up...The Parrots, Leif Erikson and more have been added to the line up of MIRRORS. The Hackney one-dayer opened its account last year, and impressed with a deftly curated line up spread across a short series of East London venues. Returning this Autumn, MIRRORS has just expanded its line up, with indie heroes Martha, garage […]
Had the chance to see Metallica last night in a small private show in NYC at Webster Hall (formerly The Ritz back in the old days). I saw so many great shows at this venue over the decades including GnR in the legendary MTV ’87 show. Always great memories and it hasn’t changed at all... Read more
In June 2016, legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore made many long held dreams come true for his fans as Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow played three concerts in Europe, two in Germany and one in England. The two German shows at Loreley and Bietigheim were caught on camera to produce Memories In Rock-Live In Germany, which will be... Read more
Had a busy day in NYC yesterday. Spent some time with the guys in Metallica who were in to appear on Howard Stern and various other SiriusXM shows. It was good to see them all. Spent a good amount of time talking UFO with Kirk (he’s a fellow super fan!) and interviewed Lars. You’ll hear... Read more
Metallica are worried about the future of rock music after they’ve gone, they’ve revealed. The band discussed their concerns in a question-and-answer session with fans on Sirius XM as they continue to promote upcoming album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. Despite name-checking several rising-star acts, they expressed fears over what will happen to the heavy mus […]
Former Cinderella guitarist, Jeff LaBar, spoke with Another FN Podcast With Izzy Presley about the band’s decision to stop touring, saying that he understands why Tom doesn’t return his calls and admitting that he is “pretty much done playing music.” Excerpts from interview appear below as transcribed by blabbermouth.net. When asked where he thinks Cinderell […]
A picture of the classic Dokken lineup has surfaced online. As previously reported, the band will reunite for six shows in Japan in October, and one in the States, which will be in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on September 30th. In a recent interview with Classic Rock, guitarist George Lynch says the reunion is, “…like... Read more
Metallica have released a video for the song, Moth Into Flame, from their forthcoming album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct, out November 18th. Watch the clip below. Announcing the album details last month, Metallica said, “Hardwired… represents the next phase of our journey as Metallica and we are so excited to share it with you.” Metallica recently... Read mo […]
SiriusXM’s Hair Nation Festival brought over 10,000 fans to Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre in Southern California on Saturday, September 17th. At one of the venue’s last major rock shows, emotions were flowing throughout the night. Produced by Live Nation and Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), Hair Nation gave rock fans from around the globe a chance to... Rea […]
Some of you may be familiar with an 80’s concert festival series the last few years known as “Farm Rock”. The last few years these events have taken place in Chicago, and more recently there have been Farm Rock’s in Nashville, Atlanta and several other locations. Farm Rock was run and owned by a promoter... Read more
Hardeep Phull of the New York Post spoke with Metallica drummer, Lars Ulrich. Excerpts of the interview appear below. NYP: The response to new single Hardwired has been pretty positive. Do you think fans are going to feel similarly about the album Hardwired . . . To Self-Destruct? Lars Ulrich: The response in the inner circle to... Read more
Search the mainland Chinese iTunes store for bestselling Hong Kong pop singer Denise Ho and you won't find a thing. The Chinese government scrubbed this singer’s music from the internet because she supports democracy by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
The Olympia trans-feminist hardcore band says it's become "too large and unwieldy to feel sustainable or good anymore." G.L.O.S.S. will now play one of their final shows at Not Dead Yet in Toronto by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
“I said to the photographer, ‘Let’s do it naked’," says the now 25-year-old Spencer Elden. "But he thought that would be weird." Nirvana’s Nevermind baby keeps offering to pose nude and photographers keep saying no by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
Stream the first track from Jons' forthcoming album At Work On Several Things and dream a while longer. PREMIERE: Victoria’s Jons follow their dreams right off the edge on “Trip Ads” by chris hampton | Chart Attack.
Today’s song is a modern working class anthem. When Richard Thompson left Fairport Convention, he wanted to build on the traditional music the band was exploring while pursuing his own distinctive vision. The result was a charming blend of English sensibility, wry humor, and timeless themes. After one solo disc, he and wife Linda began […]
Nashville - From Indian Lakes and Triple Crown Records are thrilled to share “Blank Tapes,” the second single off the California band’s forthcoming record, Everything Feels Better Now, out October 14th. “Blank Tapes” is the follow-up to the album’s first single, “The Monster,” which NPR Music described as “seem[ing] like a hushed dream until Vannucchi blows […]
New York - Max Hardwood and Danny Miller make up the experimental indie group Lewis Del Mar. A little over a year ago, the duo recorded and self-released its first single, “Loud(y),” from a two-room bungalow in Rockaway Beach, New York. While the “overnight success” story has commonly been debunked – there tends be a lot Continue Reading → The post Lewis Del […]
New York – If Mac Demarco replaced all of those cigarettes with joints, he would be Alex Brettin, the founder and talisman of Mild High Club. Brettin and his five-piece, L.A. based band brought dreamy vibes to Baby’s Alright on Wednesday night, showcasing the band’s hip style and chilled out attitude to the packed Brooklyn club. Normally, I Continue Reading […]
New York – THE WEEKND has announced the title, cover art and release date for his latest album, the follow up to last year’s Grammy-Award winning, triple-platinum Beauty Behind The Madness. The album, entitled Starboy will be released on November 25th, 2016. The title track from the album, “Starboy” features Daft Punk and is available at all digital retailer […]
London – What’s in a band name? The Head and The Heart perhaps takes a little less unravelling than most, offering a choice juxtaposition of the rational and the sometimes rash. Signs Of Light is the third album from the Seattle six-piece, and while that title might hint at an imminent coming-of-age musically, the sheer accomplishment of this Continue Readin […]