Back in the USSR, they don’t know how lucky they are; in the midst of a typically hot and humid South By Southwest festival in Texas, And So I Watch You From Afar are looking back on an ever so slightly cooler environment when they last visited Russia for a tour which nonetheless proved to be hotter than they could ever have imagined.
“It was like -25c, really harsh conditions, so the daytimes would maybe be a bit of a slog and be hard work, freezing cold. But then the crowds at night would just make it so worthwhile,” they tell Live4ever in this exclusive SXSW interview.
The Irish group also found time to candidly discuss all details behind the shock exit of influential band member Tony Wright and the subsequent arrival of long-time friend Niall Kennedy, as well as why they were dancing around the garden after landing a coveted support slot with Them Crooked Vultures.
The collaboration between The Flaming Lips and Coldplay‘s Chris Martin has been released online and can be listened to below.
Richard Branson’s Virgin Produced company has acquired the rights to Robert Greenfield’s Exile on Main Street: A Season in Hell With The Rolling Stones and will now begin to develop a film based on the 2008 book, reports Deadline Hollywood.
20 previously unseen photographs of The Beatles taken during the filming of their 1964 movie A Hard Day’s Night are to be put up for auction after being left in a family photo album for the best part of 50 years.
Perhaps it was the highly lauded reception that met with the Blur reunion that inspired Graham Coxon to regress to his musical origins.
Perhaps it was the influence of being around the band mates that collectively became a household name that reminded him why he picked up a guitar in the first instance.
Tim Burgess has been explaining his decision to detail the more extreme rock n roll behaviour his band The Charlatans indulged in back in the day in his new autobiography, revealing he made a conscious decision to be totally honest when sitting down to write the book.
The Black Keys were joined onstage by John Fogerty at Coachella over the weekend to pay tribute to Levon Helm.
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