Coldplay will perform at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, it has been confirmed today.
The Horrors come bounding out of the blocks at a packed 02 ABC (situated on that most amaranthine of Glasgow’s streets, Sauchiehall), launching into ‘Mirror’s Image’, as if to demonstrate to those who launched themselves upon the ‘Skying‘ bandwagon that there’s plenty more where that came from in the back catalogue. Drenched in new wave, ‘Mirror’s Image’ is the perfect opener for this time-warp set.
Faris, who barely moves from his microphone stand all night but to wipe his brow with a leather-jacketed arm, as well as to exhort the crowd to “jump around” and “push the people who’re standing still out of the way” about midway through the set (at which point a dozen or so diehards convoke at the front barrier, jiving like Bez minus maracas), commands the stage like an enlivened interlocutrix beanstalk, eyes boring straight ahead, vocals relentlessly baritone.
British rock band Muse were in their hometown of Teignmouth, Devon over the weekend to carry the Olympic flame as it continues its journey across the UK ahead of the start of the 2012 London Games this summer.
Fear not, this isn’t the return of Little Britain’s Dennis Waterman caricature. Simply a condensed and abridged version of how Fifth Nation’s second full length album came to fruition.
The Brooklyn duo have actually been around for some 3 years now, but thanks largely to their natural inclination to tour only on their native side of the pond their name is still met with shrugged shoulders and raised eyebrows whenever it is uttered by those in the know on these shores.
More’s the pity for the United Kingdom, for when the word is spread, you can bet your bottom dollar these two are set for big things.
Coldplay were the big winners in the specialist rock categories at yesterday’s (May 20th) Billboard Awards, on a night when Adele cleared up the ceremony’s main prizes.
Tom Clarke, frontman of The Enemy, has said he believes the UK produces the world’s best rock bands, after shrugging off the idea that guitar music is on the way out.
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