Last week marked the 15th anniversary of the release of the third Oasis album. Whilst their peers The Charlatans are marking the anniversary of their 1997 album ‘Tellin’ Stories’ with a tour, all ‘Be Here Now’ seems to have attracted is a single half-hearted blog post via the NME. The post attracted loads of comments all with differing views, one stating it is the band’s ‘Rattle & Hum’ whilst others defending the album. Continue reading
Next week The June Brides are set to release their first single since April 1986.
Talking about ‘Going Blank Again’ as an album that is twenty years old seems unbelievable. In 1992 it was the twentieth anniversary of Ziggy Stardust, Exile on Main Street and Harvest, all brilliant life changing albums but it was music made by dinosaurs. Music during much of the 1980’s had been so, so terrible and the dinosaurs hadn’t changed anything… Continue reading
My Bloody Valentine have announced details of the release of a trio of re-issues on Monday May 14th 2012 through Sony Commercial Music Group.
They will release their 2 full-length studio albums, Isn’t Anything and Loveless, plus EP’s 1988-1991, a brand new compilation which draws together their 4 EP releases, Feed Me With Your Kiss, You Made Me Realise, Glider and Tremolo alongside 7 additional rare and previously un-released tracks. Continue reading
The Telescopes have announced a one-off gig in London next week at Corsica Studios on Sunday 27 November.
The gig is followed by some Japanese dates in early 2012.
You can find a Facebook event page for the gig by clicking here.
For a city of its size, Oxford seems to produce a large amount of bands. A film now has set out to give the history of the city’s music scene from Talulah Gosh in the 80’s to currently successful bands such as Radiohead and Foals. Along the way there were many other bands such as Five Thirty, Supergrass, Ride and Swervedriver. Continue reading
BBC Four is to host a Creation Records night next Friday (28 October 2011). Alongside ‘Upside Down’ there will also be a ‘Creation at the BBC’ compilation featuring performances from many of the labels acts. There will also be a repeat of the 2009 documentary about Rough Trade.
The schedule for the evening is as follows:
21:00 – Upside Down: The Creation Story Profile of the UK’s most inspired and dissolute independent record label, Creation. Repeated at 3am
22:40 – Creation at the BBC With My Bloody Valentine, Primal Scream, Oasis, Ride, Boo Radleys and Teenage Fanclub. Repeated at 2am
00:30 – Do it Yourself: The Story of Rough Trade Documenting the history of Rough Trade, from small record shop to successful record label. (R)
You can view the full schedule for the evening on the BBC website by clicking here.
After 15 years Mani is set to return to The Stone Roses as the classic line-up of the band reunite for a new album and world tour next year.
From their press conference this afternoon in Manchester, Granada Reports has tweeted that Mani has stated “it’s heart breaking to leave Primal Scream, but they’ve allowed me to follow my dream. I’m so grateful.”
The band have so far announced two dates in Manchester at Heaton Park on June 29th and 30th next year.
Following the release of his sixth solo album ‘Songbox’, Pete Astor (The Loft/Weather Prophets) was recently interviewed by Lawrence from Felt and this has been made into two short films by director Paul Kelly. You can watch the interview below.
The new Pete Astor album marks a change in direction from his more experimental, post-Creation work in groups such as Ellis Island Sound and the Wisdom of Harry. Backed by the woodwinds of Keiron Phelan (State River Widening, Phelan-Sheppard) and Jenny Brand (Kluster Ensemble), together with layers of guitars, drums and keyboards from David Sheppard (State River Widening, Ellis Island Sound) and supported by the harmony vocals of Angèle David-Guillou (Piano Magic, Klima), the eleven essays on Songbox offer an abundance of lushly arranged, timeless chamber-rock, brimming with wry lyrical insight and haunting melodic hooks. Continue reading
Pete Fijalkowski (Adorable) and Terry Bickers (House of Love) are playing their debut London gig on October 22nd at Club AC30 @ Wilmington Arms, Clerkenwell, London. Doors 8pm Tickets £7 adv. Support from ‘&’ (who is the ‘&’ from Fujiya & Miyagi) + Club AC30 Djs. Tickets are £7 available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/129949 or details from www.clubac30.com.
2 days before on the 20th October, they’re also playing a warm-up gig with ‘&’ again in Brighton, supporting Hollow Moon at The Latest Music Bar, Brighton. Tickets are available from http://www.wegottickets.com/event/131719.
At the time of writing this post, the duo are adding the finishing touches to the album with mixing to start this week. As soon as there’s any news on a release date we’ll let you know.