After their new album ‘Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da‘ made the UK Top 10 upon its release earlier this month, Madness frontman Suggs has told the Daily Star tabloid he feels it is now time for the group to win an overdue Brit Award.
Madness have confirmed the details of their tenth album, which will be released next month.
In today’s Soundbites – our look back at the past week’s news, videos, features and tabloid gossip – Blur perform their own rooftop concert, Coldplay search in vain for some excitable fans, The Stone Roses at Heaton Park is reviewed, Suggs makes Sting playing in Oxfordshire seem exciting, and the week’s most popular video is revealed.
Madness frontman Suggs had to be removed from Sting‘s performance at the Henley festival in Oxfordshire on July 4th after lingering onstage during a rendition of The Police hit ‘De Do Do Do De Da Da Da‘.
Walking on to a festival site for the first time on its last day is a strange experience; not too dissimilar to that Simpsons episode in which Homer emerges from a bomb shelter having unwittingly missed a nuclear explosion.
You wander through a barren wasteland, aware that something epic has happened in your absence, but now only presented with an eerie mid-morning calm. A thick layer of half dried mud underfoot tells the story of previous heavy downpours, and the lingering smell of smoke and barbecued meat in the air offers traces of missed 3am camp fires. As the morning progresses, the number of bleary-eyed revellers emerging into the arena area starts to grow, as does the conspicuous feeling of having enjoyed the luxury of a warm shower just a couple of hours ago.
It’s 11am on the Sunday of the 2011 Leeds Festival, and after visits from headliners Muse and My Chemical Romance on the previous two nights, Pulp are due for a little promotion this evening when they make a long awaited return to their Yorkshire roots.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Suggs revealed that, despite a delay in finalising the album due their dissatisfaction with the original finished product, they still believe the album will be released in 2012.
Ever since its inception in 1993, Southbank Centre’s Meltdown Festival has consistently delivered line-ups not replicated in any other Summer Festival. Be-fitting the year in which Southbank Centre celebrates the 60th Anniversary of Festival of Britain with MasterCard, Ray Davies’ Meltdown line-up confirmed so far features musicians, comedians, composers, poets and filmmakers from across the decades since the Royal Festival Hall was built in 1951.
The Libertines could be ready to return to the live scene following their successful reunion last year, as reports of a new deal with investment firm Power Amp emerge today.
There’s more good news for Mumford & Sons today as it has been announced they have received nominations in all but one of the Artist categories for this year’s UK Festival awards.
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