With the recent demise of indie heroes, Supergrass, the mantel can now be officially passed down to the Mystery Jets, who may have their own take on the art of the ‘indie pop’ song, but fill the Oxford boys shoes quite comfortably, if not from a point of slight inferiority. Tunes laden with hooks, glimmers of quirkiness, and perfect for filling a dancefloor – that’s what they do best at the moment and new single ‘Flash A Hungry Smile‘ ticks all of those boxes.
Florence & The Machine’s upcoming gig at London’s Hammersmith Apollo on Friday (14th May) will be beamed live via a global webcast, it has been announced.
American band Pavement’s recent reunion is unlikely to yield any new material, according to their guitarist Scott Kannberg, better known as Spiral Stairs.
The highly anticipated new album “Treats” by Sleigh Bells, is streaming in its entirety at NPR Music
The Brooklyn based electro rock duo is comprised of guitarist Derek Miller and singer Alexis Krauss, who bonded when former band mates left to form Surfer Blood. Treats will be released on June 22 on Mom & Pop Music / NEET Recordings (yes MIA is involved).
Joe Satriani, one of rock music’s most renowned electric guitarists, undertakes a six date UK tour from Sunday 17th October at the Manchester Apollo.
Tickets go on sale from Friday May 14th and can be purchased from the National Credit Card Hotline – 0844 888 9991 or www.ticketline.co.uk. Very special guest is the critically acclaimed Belfast-based blues guitarist Simon McBride. The tour coincides with the release of Satriani’s 11th studio album.
The Cribs are set to pay a special club show at The Great Escape – Europe’s leading festival for new music which takes pace in Brighton on Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th. The explosive four-piece are set to play the NME Stage at The Corn Exchange on Thursday night at 11.30pm following shows by Surfer Blood and Yuck.
Former Guns n Roses guitarist Slash has announced details of four UK and Ireland gigs to take place this summer following the release of his first solo album last month.
Blur frontman Damon Albarn has confirmed the band are working in the studio on new material, but warned fans not to expect an album any time soon following the release of the group’s first new material since 2003 last month when they issued the limited edition 7″ ‘Fool’s Day‘ as part of the UK’s Record Store Day initiative.
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