The Stone Roses‘ three homecoming shows at Heaton Park have been officially confirmed as the fastest selling in UK history by the Guinness Book of World Records.
The Killers have extended their autumn tour of the UK, which is due to begin at the Glasgow SECC on October 26th.
And so the return of 2010’s Mercury Prize-winning wunderkinds The xx. Back with a… not a bang exactly, more so another collection of brooding pop-noir. Well, what else were you expecting?
After the universal success and widespread critical acclaim bestowed upon the band’s self-titled debut, the expectation levels for the follow-up have been raised somewhat – pretty much the modern standard for any act entering the dreaded – and clichéd – Difficult Second Album™ phase.
On ‘Coexist‘, all the elements fundamental to what it means to be The xx are present. Monosyllabic song-titles dominate, reflecting the fleetingly short-lived songs contained within; their whole persona defined by an all-pervading monochrome minimalism, stark instrumentation and deadpan delivery.
US rock band the Foo Fighters publicly endorsed the Democratic Party’s re-election push yesterday (September 6th) by performing a short set at the convention in North Carolina on a night when President Barack Obama formally launched his 2012 campaign with a key speech to the huge crowd.
The Twilight Sad will embark on a tour of North America later this year, and have also confirmed details of a new remix album which includes some high profile fresh cuts of tracks taken from the Scottish band’s ‘No One Can Ever Know‘ LP.
Coldplay pipped the likes of The Black Keys and Jack White to come out on top in the specialist rock category at last night’s (September 6th) MTV Video Music Awards, which were held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
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