Weekly News Round-Up: The Streets, Blur and more

You’re in the right place if you’ve missed any of the week’s top news stories – here Live4ever’s Weekly News Round-Up presents a recap of the biggest and best headlines we featured during the last seven days.

Mike Skinner leading The Streets at Parklife 2019 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Mike Skinner leading The Streets at Parklife 2019 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Mike Skinner has released his first new music of the year with The Streets.

How Long’s It Been? was recorded and produced at Abbey Road with MC Flohio and preempts a collaborative mixtape which will be out later this year after The Streets headlined the final hours of the John Peel Stage during a manic end to last month’s Glastonbury Festival.

Read more

Iggy Pop has confirmed the title and release date of his next studio album.

Free is to follow the success of 2016’s Post Pop Depression on September 6th, and is something of a reaction to its predecessor which assembled a glittering backing band led by Josh Homme. “This is an album in which other artists speak for me, but I lend my voice,” Iggy explains.

Read more

Snow Patrol‘s 2006 single Chasing Cars has been revealed as the most played song on UK radio during the 21st century thus far.

“It’s unbelievable,” the band’s frontman Gary Lightbody has told the BBC. “I’m not sure how that happened. It’s an emotionally open song and it’s a simple song. But it’s also unabashedly a love song, and we don’t really have any others.”

Read more

Slaves announced some UK dates for December when their new EP The Velvet Ditch was due out on July 18th.

Laurie and Isaac play shows at the Brighton Dome, Warrington Parr Hall and Queen Margaret Union in Glasgow in early December before three consecutive nights at ULU in London between December 12th-14th.

Read more

Parklife

The 25th anniversary of Blur‘s Parklife album will be marked on August 2nd with the first official release of a 1994 radio session.

Live At The BBC has four tracks – Girls & Boys, Jubilee, Trouble In The Message Centre and Lot 105 – recorded during a radio session with Mark Radcliffe in Manchester on March 7th 1994 as the build-up to Parklife caught pace.

Read more

Idles have posted a suitably brilliant video for Never Fight A Man With A Perm.

Written and directed by Al Brown with illustration from Russell Taysom and animation from Stella Belle Hex, it’s a very welcome dip back into one of the highlights from their landmark 2018 album Joy As An Act Of Resistance.

Read more

Justin Vernon will follow up the sublime 2016 Bon Iver album 22, A Million with i,i on August 30th.

Recorded in Texas and Wisconsin, the album boasts contributions from the likes of James Blake, Aaron and Bryce Dessner and Moses Sumney, and is said to ‘complete a cycle from the winter of For Emma, Forever Ago, the frenetic spring of Bon Iver, Bon Iver and the unhinged summer of 22, A Million’.

Read more

Actor Terry Crews is the star of Brittany Howard‘s video for Stay High.

“This video is shot in my home town of Athens, Alabama,” Howard says. “The actors are my family and friends. Terry Crews plays a man who isn’t out to change the world, he plays a man who just wants to come home to those who understand and love him best.”

Read more

Learn More

Leave a Reply