An unspecified illness within the band has forced London Grammar to reschedule their tour of Australia, which had been due to take in shows at the Festival Hall in Melbourne and the Horden Pavillion as well as a festival appearance at Splendour In The Grass.
Pastoral, reflective and possibly the most charming album of the year, King Creosote returns with his, well it’s anyone’s guess these days – could be his 40th or 400th album – ‘From Scotland With Love‘.
This love letter to Scotland is a collection of simple and beautiful songs, some grander gestures and a smattering of upbeat numbers all about a life lived amongst people who have grown up with common experiences. Like a microcosm of a way of life we now yearn for, not a simpler time, or anything so faux or twee, just a time fondly remembered and missed, but no less hard or more happy.
Offering the listener such wonderful slices of lo-fi indie beauty, it truly stands apart as something special. And it does this by offering something quite distinctive in its bare bones, simple beauty and gentle honesty. Songs like opener ‘Something To Believe In‘ and ‘Miserable Strangers‘ are so fragile and tentative they feel like they could almost disappear before your eyes, while the immense wonder of ‘Pauper’s Dough‘ is simply breathtaking, managing to feel so personal whilst sounding so grand.
Live4ever has already showcased well over 200 breaking artists during 2014, and now we’ve dipped back in to New Tunes Guide highlights, track reviews, Presents features and video premieres to revisit just 25 of the many brilliant tracks to have passed through our radar section so far this year.
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Ryan Adams will be touring North America throughout October in support of his new, self-titled album which is set for release on September 9th.
Manic Street Preachers bass player Nicky Wire has said the band are ‘yinging and yanging’ over the possibility of playing their 1994 album ‘The Holy Bible‘ in full live, but are unsure due to the highly charged nature of the record.
Out of nowhere, The Raveonettes have released their seventh album ‘Pe’ahi‘, which is available to purchase now over at iTunes.
Former Creation band Slowdive, who reformed earlier this year for Primavera Sound with an eye on new music, have announced two London shows for December.
The long-awaited new U2 album could be released in November – if the ever reliable Sun newspaper is to be believed anyway.
Their November visits have become something of a regular fixture on the UK’s live calendar during the past few years, but a Motorhead tour last year had to be cancelled due to health issues being suffered by frontman Lemmy.
As he prepares to embark on a solo career with the debut album ‘Yorktown Heights‘, Feeder frontman Grant Nicholas has been looking back on the history of a band which was hit by tragedy in 2002 with the death of their original drummer Jon Lee.
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