June 15th, 2020

Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon share Big Red Machine collab with Michael Stipe

Posted on 15 Jun 2020 at 10:28am

It was in 2018 when The National’s Aaron Dessner and Justin Vernon released their debut, self-titled Big Red Machine album. Whilst results overall were mixed, it did produce some absolute gems including Hymnostic which was named as one of Live4ever’s top tracks of that year.

Neil Young streams Vacancy from ‘lost’ album Homegrown

Posted on 15 Jun 2020 at 9:02am

Neil Young has made Vacancy available to stream online after giving a release date to his ‘lost’ album Homegrown.

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Album Review: Manic Street Preachers – Gold Against The Soul (reissue)

Posted on 15 Jun 2020 at 8:01am

Relationships are complicated.

For instance, if you’re the Manic Street Preachers, with three decades of collective strife and thirteen studio albums to your name, the notion of choosing your favourites amongst them, even subconsciously, is inevitable.

Gold Against The Soul has long held the status as the trio’s least adored release, principally because they’ve always been very vocal about it being so (although at Live4ever there’s a feeling that the anodyne Lifeblood is probably more deserving of the gong). Lukewarm ratings from its creators aside, this was also a record which equally suffered in the public’s eyes just for being the one between the group’s sky-scrapingly ambitious debut Generation Terrorists and their magnum opus The Holy Bible.

Part of the self-criticism they levelled at it was about rock-ist extravagances of both form and execution; flying in the face of what was a grunge dominated over and underground, singer/guitarist James Dean Bradfield soloed his heart out on the likes of Roses In The Hospital, From Despair To Where and the pummelling opener Sleepflower.

Biffy Clyro premiere official video for Tiny Indoor Fireworks single

Posted on 15 Jun 2020 at 7:10am

Biffy Clyro have premiered the official video for their Tiny Indoor Fireworks single.

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Foals are streaming career-spanning remix collection Collected Reworks Vol. I

Posted on 15 Jun 2020 at 6:41am

Foals are looking back on their career through a compilation of remixes from Hot Chip, Alex Metric, Topher Jones and more. It’s all streaming below.

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Fontaines D.C. record live version of A Hero’s Death for Later…With Jools Holland

Posted on 15 Jun 2020 at 5:21am

Fontaines D.C. recorded a collage of a live performance for Later…With Jools Holland on Friday night.

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