Liam Gallagher this afternoon announced via Twitter that Beady Eye, his post Oasis group with fellow Creation label-mates Andy Bell (Ride) and Gem Archer (Heavy Stereo), have split after two albums.
An hour later, the news was also confirmed by Andy Bell.
Almost immediately there were loads of tweets asking the same questions, is there going to be an Oasis reunion or are Ride about to reform?
It has been confirmed this morning that Primal Scream guitarist Robert ‘Throb’ Young of Primal Scream has died.
As the world watched some middle-aged blokes boring everyone about a phone, a watch and a new U2 album last night, Slowdive played the last performance of their hugely successful 2014 festival dates in Switzerland.
‘Memoirs Of A Shoegazing Gentleman’ was originally published as a spoof column in NME between October 26, 1991 and February 1, 1992, written by writer and broadcaster David Quantick in the guise of Lord Tarquin.
Gruff Rhys has announced UK and US tours and a new single to promote his recently released ‘American Interior’ album, book, film and app.
Pat Collier has given an interview about his time producing The House of Love from their 1988 debut to their recent album.
The interview is part of a new documentary film about Pete Fij (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (The House of Love) due for release later in the year.
This year marks 30 years since the Jesus and Mary Chain released their debut single ‘Upside Down’ on Creation and NME reports that the band are to take their 1985 album ‘Psychocandy’ on the road and play a handful of UK dates later this year.
The Jasmine Minks celebrate 30 years together this year by releasing their first anthology. Cut Me Deep – The Anthology 1984 – 2014 is released on February 24th and contains a massive 48 tracks.
Slowdive last played live on 21st May 1994 in Toronto, now they have announced nearly twenty years to the day they will reform with confirmation of a show at Village Underground in London on 19th May.
The news follows last nights announcement they are confirmed on the bill for Primavera Festival in Spain later in May.
Further live dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
The reformation came about following conversations between the band over the last two years as Neil Halstead explains:
‘Initially we started talking amongst ourselves last year about making a new record, we were all keen to bust out the pedals again but figured it might be a good idea to do a few gigs this year to get back into the swing of things.’
Rachel and Neil played live together again for the first time in over a decade at last year’s Sonic Cathedral shows in London which you can read about by clicking here.
Tickets for the Village Underground show go on sale at 9am Friday 31st January via the ATP website.