We are thrilled to announce the latest bands to be confirmed for the my bloody valentine curated Nightmare Before Christmas. We know you have been eagerly waiting for new additions – so we are very happy to be able to finally reveal Primal Scream, Yo La Tengo, Brightblack Morning Light and Serena Maneesh have today been added to this already incredible bill. Continue reading →
Super Furry Animals treated fans to a career-spanning at their outdoor London show on Saturday (July 18).
The Welsh band’s Somerset House gig, watched by the likes of Cornershop, Goldie Lookin Chain and former Spacemen 3 singer Sonic Boom, kicked off with five of the their best-known singles, including the UK Top 20 hits ‘Juxtapozed With U’ and ‘Golden Retriever’.
SFA also played seven songs from current album ‘Dark Days/Light Years’, including ‘Inaugural Trams’, whose studio version features a German rap from Franz Ferdinand’s Nick McCarthy. As he couldn’t make it on the evening, singer Gruff Rhys, who was celebrating his birthday, held up a picture of the star to huge cheers.
The set’s real surprise was the rarely-performed ‘Blerwytirhwng?’, which features on the band’s 2004 singles compilation ‘Songbook’, as well as the 1998 B-sides collection ‘Out Spaced’.
The track originally featured on SFA’s 1995 debut EP ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyndrobwllantysiliogogogochynygofod (In Space)’.
Super Furry Animals played:
‘(Drawing) Rings Around The World’
‘Juxtapozed With U’
‘If You Don’t Want Me To Destroy You’
‘The Very Best Of Neil Diamond’
‘White Socks/Flip Flops’
‘The International Language Of Screaming’
‘God! Show Me Magic’
‘Crazy Naked Girls’
‘The Man Don’t Give A Fuck’
‘Keep The Cosmic Trigger Happy’
Mazzy Star frontwoman Hope Sandoval has teamed up with My Bloody Valentine’s Colm O’Ciosoig on a forthcoming album.
Their band, Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions, will release their sophomore effort, ‘Through The Devil Softly’, on September 1 in the US. It will be their first album since their 2001 debut ‘Bavarian Fruit Bread’.
The new album features 11 tracks and was recorded in northern California and Ireland. It continues the band’s “laid-back, slowcore sound,” according to a statement.
The tracklisting is:
For The Rest Of Your Life’
‘Lady Jessica And Sam’
‘Sets The Blaze’
‘Thinking Like That’
‘There’s A Willow’
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions plan to announce the dates of an autumn North American tour in the coming weeks, as well as UK and European shows to follow.
Oasis have won the long-term Britpop battle with Blur, PRS For Music has claimed.
The organisation that collects royalties for songwriters, say their figures suggest despite Damon Albarn and co beating the Gallaghers to the UK Number One single spot in August 1995 – when ‘Country House’ outsold ‘Roll With It’ after they were released on the same day – it’s the northern band who have enjoyed the most exposure since.
Based on PRS’ research, Oasis have been listened to more than Blur over the last 14 years when both band’s total listens are compared head-to-head.
As a percentage of both groups’ combined total plays, the following songs have proved the most popular:
“With Blur performing some storming gigs and Oasis’ back on tour it’s like the heyday of Britpop once again,” explained Steve Porter, Chief Executive PRS For Music. “These new figures showing that despite Blur winning the original battle, Oasis wins long-term by number of plays. However with both bands still working and their music being widely played the battle continues.”