Good afternoon from W10. So, Yeah Yeah Yeahs will touch down in the UK in April to play songs from their blistering new long-playing release, ‘It’s Blitz’. We’ve nicknamed it, ‘It’s the Titz’ because we feel that expresses adequately the high extent to which we love it. We’re definitely not alone because the two Shepherds Bush Empire shows and the Manchester Academy show sold out in two hours this morning!
Anyway, the band have been putting together a series of video shorts to take, in their own words, ‘an intimate look into the making of the new record…from the mundane to the not so mundane’. ‘Mundane’ (putting on trousers, eating cereal, flossing, cage fighting?). ‘Not so mundane’ (ideas on a postcard to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, NY, America).
For a more explicit look into the world of YYY, whips n all, take a look here:
Tonight is the last night in the Fleet Foxes‘ residency at the Roundhouse. Anyone swift enough to pick up a ticket was a lucky witness, gathered within one enraptured body, to some extraordinary performances over the last two nights. Resisting the temptation to tell you what you will already have read a hundred times over the last few months – ‘Crosby, Stills’/ ‘Fairport’/’Neil Young’/ ‘choral majesty’/’Americana is back’/ ‘Harmonic wonder’ – let it be said instead that hearing Fleet Foxes live is bliss. Full bellied, glass half full, napalm in the morning, cancel Christmas, Scorsesian ‘Last Waltz’-esque, if terrorists attack 30 seconds after the encore I don’t mind dropping off the perch, bliss.
All Photos courtesy and copyright of the very kind Andy Sheppard @ Lowlight photo
‘Two Suns’, the follow up to Natasha Khan’s Mercury nominated album ‘Fur and Gold’, enters the universe on 6th April. For the impatient among us such a wait is a daunting task. Better watch the teaser video, ‘Joshua and the Bat’ to soothe the jiggling knees and bitten cuticles of anticipation.
And in the Next Two Weeks we will be STREAMING TRACKS FROM Bat For Lashes’ ‘TWO SUNS’. Keep your eyes watchfully on the blog .
Good morning. The lovely people at Pitchfork have been probing the labyrinthine cereberal traboules of Kyp Malone, singer-guitarist of TVOTR, on David Bowie, the ‘Heroes’ cover album, Saturday Night Live and lions and tigers and bears and oh my. And more. Feel free to peruse here
Beth Ditto. On the cover of Love’s ‘Icons of our Generation’.
No need for words. Simply look.
Fleet Foxes‘ self titled debut has gone platinum in the UK, selling over 300,000 copies!
Not bad for an album recorded in a basement, funded on loans and multiple credit cards. Some of the money went on the goats.
Impeccable timing too as the band arrive in the UK this weekend to play three sold out shows at the Roundhouse:
Sunday 22 Feb – LONDON – Roundhouse **Sold Out**
Monday 23 Feb – LONDON – Roundhouse **Sold Out**
Tuesday 24 Feb – LONDON – Roundhouse **Sold Out**