Our coverage from this year’s SXSW Festival continues with highly-rated British singer and producer VV Brown. VV represents the variety of SXSW which is often over-looked, and her experimental style of pop is a welcome change of styles from the more traditional rock bands which can dominate the festival.
Coming from the same school of nu-folk/soul artists such as Adele, Kate Nash and Laura Marling, Peggy Sue have a lot to live up to. Formerly known as ‘Peggy Sue and The Pirates, a more quirkier name you have to agree, the band have been around the scene for a few years now. Doing shows and releasing singles and EPs just as a double act. The two lead female vocalists, Rosa and Katy, both sing harmoniously with each other and create a very deep and soulful presence. Dark and haunting at times but also remain quite pastiche in their approach. Now joined by drummer, Olly, and also the inclusion of electric guitars has certainly made this band a more complete creative force. It’s been 3 years since this writer has waited for an album release from Peggy Sue, I just hope it lives up to my expectations.
The headliners for this year’s Reading/Leeds Festival have been announced this evening, while the strongly rumoured reunion of The Libertines has also been rubber-stamped.
Parlophone has confirmed the release of “Escape to Plastic Beach” – a multi level, multi format game release that takes fans on the Gorillaz journey to their new headquarters on Plastic Beach. The game also includes an MP3 download of the band’s new single ‘Superfast Jellyfish’ taken from their new album ‘Plastic Beach’.
Newmarket Ontario’s favorite sons Tokyo Police Club have confirmed the title and release date of the band’s second full length album: Champ will be released June 8 on the band’s new U.S. label home mom+pop. The band has provided a sneak peek at the new record in the form of the track “Breakneck Speed,” currently streaming at tokyopoliceclub.com
Roger Daltrey has insisted he still has plans to make a biography of the late Who drummer Keith Moon, but says the script has to be right before he gives the go ahead.
In a recent BBC News interview, former Stranglers frontman Hugh Cornwell endorsed free music downloading, coming just as the British government plans to crack down on illegal downloaders. Hugh, currently touring the United States, argues that a new generation is exposed to his music through the Internet and they, in turn, spend more money on his live performances.
All four original members of The Libertines were spotted celebrating fresh rehearsals, reports The Sun today.
According to the paper, a ‘source’ has told them the band, consisting of Pete Doherty, Carl Barat, John Hassall and Gary Powell, reunited ahead of a planned festival comeback this year.
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