It's just a few days shy of a year since the release of Alt-J's genre-defying master-piece, An Awesome Wave , and I find myself standing in Brixton Academy for the first of the band's sold-out two night residency at the historic South London venue. It's been a meteoric rise for the band who have gone from university side project to Mercury and Ivor Novello (for 'Best Album' which was awarded this night) award winners in an impressively short time-frame. One thing which is instantly clear from the crowd [...]
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In the latest latest trailer for Batman Arkham Origins we see the Dark Knight taking on Deathstroke, who it appears has been hired by the Black Mask to take down the caped crusader. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment have also confirmed that Deathstroke will be available as a playable character in the game, and customers who pre-order the game will be granted early access. Batman Arkham Origins is due for release on October 25th 2013.
With news that the new Daft Punk album is a huge seller, it's sad news to hear that collaborator Anthony 'Romanthony' Moore has passed away. Moore contributed his vocals to Daft Punk 'One More Time' and had also, recently, collaborated with the likes of Teengirl Fantasy and Boys Noize. He died on May 7th, 2013 at his home in Austin, aged 47. The cause of death is still unknown. (via Best Fit )
East London's 93 Feet East club is set to re-open after its closure in January . The club was raided by police as part of Operation Condor – a capital-wide crackdown on licensing infringements. The club's Facebook page has confirmed that the club is ready for business. The statement reads, "We are delighted to announce that on 17th May 2013, Thames Magistrates' Court allowed 93 Feet East's appeal against the decision of Tower Hamlets council on 7th January 2013 to close 93 Feet East. 93 Feet East, which [...]
'She Burns' is a new track from Joe Goddard . It's taken from a new EP Taking Over which is due out on Greco Roman later in the year. The track builds from a sleepy, deep house pulse with creamy vocals from Mara Carlyle into a lifting, joyful banger. Stream below.
Artist: Greco-Roman Title: Joe Goddard Feat. Mara Carlyle - She Burns File Name: SoundCloud
Today's bizarre news is brough to you by a talented bunch of guys called Trophy Wife (actually this wins that title...). The Oxford-based band have decided to release their highly anticipated debut album as a 'Pay-What-You-Like' download, which is great, right? Well that bit of good news is backed with the news that they've split up. The full explanation can be found over at Facebook , but the guys noted that "it feels like the right time for us to move on after the release of an album [...]
Green Man Festival has announced its full day-by-day line-up for August’s event. The festival takes place over the weekend of August 15th – 18th and will see Kings of Convenience, Band of Horses, and Ben Howard headline on each respective night. Check out the poster below for more info. Full listings and tickets are available for the event from their official site .
The Simpson's episode from last night, 'The Saga of Carl' managed to squeeze in fleeting appearances from both Sigur Rós and Bjork . The episode featured Homer's work pal, Carl, fleeing to his homeland of Iceland and giving the writers an opportunity to squeeze in a up-to-date pop culture reference. Watch the clip here . (via Pitchfork )
Stone Temple Pilots recently lost frontman Scott Weiland, again, and have decided to pick up a new singer. The man for the job is Chester Bennington (Linkin Park). Which is kind of weird, right? New song, 'Out of Time' is available to download from the band's website . The video above shows Chester doing his best Weiland impression. [via Rolling Stone ]
With the breathtaking backdrop of the French Rivera as its home, MIDI Festival is now in its ninth year of existence and with their initial acts announced, this year may end up being the best yet. The Horrors will be joined by the likes of Mount Kimbie, Peter Hook & the Light and Christopher Owens to name a few. Taking place over three days in July (26th-28th), the festival prides itself on supporting up-and-comers, so bigger names will also be joined by the likes of King Krule, Splashh and AlunaGeorge. Here's the good news; we [...]
Artist: Justin Timberlake Title: What Goes Around (Brian Folk Bootleg) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Bass
Laura Marling is set to release her new album next week, but thanks to NPR you can hear it right now. Whilst the likes of Mumford & Sons continue to gain worldwide popularity, along with a continued rise of 'haters', Laura Marling has taken a slightly slower pace with her career, which is a good thing. On her fourth album, Once I Was An Eagle , Marling cements herself as one of the most compelling singer-songwriters around. Listen below for proof of that.
There's a couple of highly amusing quotes in the comments section of the Resident Advisor record label site, posted following the news that German modern classical composer Gregor Schwellenbach has chosen to celebrate 20 years of the seminal Cologne-based dance music titans Kompakt by re-imagining some of the label's best moments in his own chosen musical style. The user 'narmst12' writes: "I'm sorry but dance 'music' is not musically rich enough to be compatible with classical, chances are this will be mawkish and boring," whilst 'southernoutpost' thinks it's a big old waste of time: "Maybe rather having trained [...]
Following his appearance on SNL (view here ) and worldwide premiere of 'New Slaves' on 66 Buildings across the world , it seems Yeezy has confirmed the release date and album cover for his new album, Yeezus . The image, along with pre-order link both landed on Kanye West's website before being removed. Not convinced? Well Kim Kardashian posted a picture of the CD too if that helps? No? Still think he's messing with everyone? I guess we'll find out on June 18th.
"Hey, what do you do?" / "Here's my business card" / "Will you listen to my band's demo" / "I haven't seen any bands yet, but I'm wasted" / "The queues are too long" / "Where's my hotel again?" / "Brighton is pretty". These are all phrases you probably heard during the last few days in Brighton. Why? Because The Great Escape was in town! A festival of 'delegates' and 'buzz bands'. Sadly the weather wasn't great, but it's a 'non-camping' festival, so no point in complaining, right? Our 'proper' coverage will be on the [...]
Welcome to The 405 Podcast: Each week we plan to immerse your ears with intoxicating and exciting new music from bands and artists we've recently discovered. Hosted by Arielle Free and Stephen Kelly expect witticisms, extreme intelligence and unfounded music knowledge... ahem. Arielle Free and Stephen Kelly spend an hour taking your through this weeks best new tracks with music from artists that played at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton. Offering music from the likes of Sons & Loves, King Krule, Melody's Echo Chamber, Story Books, Sweet Baboo, Billy [...]
Artist: The 405 Title: New music podcast 8 w Steve & Arielle - The Great Escape Festival Special File Name: SoundCloud Genre: New Music
Cast your mind back to 2002. The Queen Mother passed away, Argentina defaulted on its sovereign debt, and the nation became experts in a hitherto insignificant little bone when David Beckham broke his metatarsal. In the world of music, although the White Stripes' Elephant and the Yeah Yeah Yeah's debut LP were still a year away, the so-called New Rock Revolution was well underway, sweeping all before it and led by five louche New York kids rocking Converse and skinny jeans. Amidst all this, a little known duo from Copenhagen released a scuzzy, brash EP of garage rock [...]
Kanye West is perhaps the most polarising musician in the industry. His off-stage antics – calling George W. Bush racist , frequent paparazzi bust-ups and the whole Taylor Swift thing , among countless others – have landed him hot water on many occasions. His onstage rants are described as the fruits of his inflated ego, his super-narcissism verbalised. We've seen more of him than we really ever wanted to. He's more like tabloid fodder, especially with vapid socialite Kim Kardashian bearing his spawn, than a real musician , right? South Park [...]
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