Here you’ll find all the latest news from this week’s UK Indie Album and Singles Charts, as well as Live4ever’s highlights taken from some of our featured tours going on in a major city near you over the next 7 days.
There was once a time when Oasis would put out a single every 3 months, a classic track backed with great B-sides, sometimes even better than its A-side. Who can forget the track listing of Cigarettes And Alcohol? Listen up, Fade Away and I Am The Walrus, you just wouldn’t dream of that happening today, not least with Oasis. 1994-1997 was a period when Noel Gallagher had the world in his hands. Anthem after anthem, there seemed to be no stopping him. You couldn’t avoid Oasis even if you tried, “What’s a Wonderwall anyway?” Fran Healy sang on Travis’ single ‘Writing To Reach You‘. Their songs had become part of the fabric in our society. As the title of their new single’s compilation rightfully suggests, Time Flies, and here we are celebrating their singles catalogue with a compilation that feels like the true marking of the end for Oasis.
Rock band Pendulum are on top of this week’s Album chart, with their new album ‘Immersion‘, while there are also new entries for hit TV show Glee (#3) and songwriter Katie Melua (#4). Singer Michael Buble re-enters the top 10, climbing seventeen places to no.2. Last week’s no.1, the re-issued ‘Exile On Main St.‘, is this week’s no.5. Elsewhere, folk-rockers Mumford & Sons are back in the top 20, with their debut album ‘Sigh No More‘ climbing three places to #20.
In the Singles chart, Dizzee Rascal has scored another UK no.1 with his new track ‘Dirtee Disco‘.
Leeds-based power indie trio Sky Larkin are set to release their sophomore record, ‘Kaleide’ this August, via Wichita Recordings worldwide. The band have made the eponymously-titled album track, Kaleide, available from their website to download for free, alongside 2 other tracks; another new song, Spooktacular, and an acoustic version of fan favourite, Matador
Today’s Soundbites takes a look at the new tracks from Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend’s latest video, as well as some of the latest news from Trent Reznor and the Klaxons.
Kasabian have vowed to put on the shows of their lives for fans during this summer’s UK festival season, as they prepare for their first major headline appearances on home soil.
This week’s photo feature: Atoms For Peace recently performed at Roseland Ballroom, NYC. during their 2010 tour. (photos © Chris Owyoung) Click on the large photo to view a full frame version.
Mention Jim Jones Revue and you immediately think of their loud, highly charged live shows which have become legendary over the past few years and gained them an ever growing fanbase across Europe, which includes The Clash legend Mick Jones, who has simply said “there is no band bigger than The Jim Jones Revue.” When seeing them live, you have to stop yourself checking the side of the stage to make sure Little Richard hasn’t joined them for a spot of piano gymnastics, putting to one side the recent hip surgery of course…
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