In today’s Soundbites, lovebirds Russell Brand and Katy Perry discuss marriage with that old romantic Morrissey, also setting a date are Kings Of Leon, the main-players behind the campaign to save 6Music kick back and have a cigar, there’s another festival concluding it’s plans and Arcade Fire play down their rather gloomy image.
Morrissey doesn’t exactly strike as the sentimental type, and it would seem he was in his usual romantic mood when discussing the marriage of comedian/actor Russell Brand and popstar Katy Perry. In his ever-eloquent tone, Morrissey warned Russell Brand off marriage, as Katy Perry told The Sun newspaper: “He’s Russell’s mate and he is fascinating but he was giving us a hard time about getting married. He swooned and sighed, ‘Oh, left hand third finger, don’t do it’. It was just so eloquent and poetic and like one of his songs.” Katy revealed the former Smiths frontman is still invited to the ceremony, but admits it may be a slight mood-changer to have him in attendance. “It would be great to have him at the wedding,” she said. “But I told him, ‘We can’t have a Mr Misery like you messing things up.’”
After drip-feeding fans new material during their recent summer shows, Kings Of Leon appear to have now confirmed a release date for their new album, the follow-up to their massive mainstream breakthrough ‘Only By The Night’. DirectCurrentMusic.com is reporting the group’s record label RCA have printed a release schedule which has the band’s fifth studio album pencilled in for October 19th. An official confirmation from either band or label is still to be released.
Basking in the apparent success of their campaign to keep digital station 6Music on the air, campaigners Love 6Music have decided to throw themselves a congratulatory party on on October 2nd. 6Fest will take place at London’s 229 and is set to feature 6Music DJs and comperes, with co-organiser Georgina Rodgers saying: “This is very much a grass-roots event being put together collaboratively by listeners, artists and DJs to celebrate the station that we love. It will mirror the spirit of the station – diverse, interesting, high quality artists enjoyed by inquisitive, discerning listener.”
London’s Offset festival is the latest in a long, long line to confirm it’s final set of bands for this year’s event which will run from 4-5th September. Art Brut and Pulled Apart By Horses have joined the line-up which will be headed by the likes of Mystery Jets and Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster.
Arcade Fire have responded to claims their new album ‘Suburbs‘ is their darkest to date, saying the sound of the record is merely as a result of the group allowing the songs to develop naturally. Drummer Jeremy Gara told XFM’s Steve Harris: “To me, it doesn’t feel as dark as ‘Neon Bible‘. Maybe some of the songs feels darker, but I feel it comes from a more darker place. Even if it’s a little more rocking and edgier in places. I think it has more to do with us not trying to fuss over it too much. If a song was really electronic, we left it electronic. There’s a song called ‘Month Of May‘ that’s a real rocker, and we were said, leave it like that. we tried to do the Arcade Fire thing to it, make it bombastic and long and big and it just didn’t work.”Just Published: