September 17th, 2020

Eels confirm release of new album Earth To Dora

Posted on 17 Sep 2020 at 10:11am

After putting out the Baby Let’s Make It Real/Who You Say You Are 7″ single earlier this month, Mark Oliver Everett has confirmed the release of a new Eels album.

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Ride’s Andy Bell posts I Was Alone video from debut solo album The View From Halfway Down

Posted on 17 Sep 2020 at 8:45am

Ride‘s Andy Bell has shared the video for I Was Alone with his debut solo album The View From Halfway Down out on October 9th.

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Live4ever Interview: Cabbage talk survival and releasing new album Amanita Pantherina during lockdown

Posted on 17 Sep 2020 at 7:40am

The big splash that changed all our lives in the spring is still causing ripples.

As has been thoroughly discussed and debated, gigs are off the agenda so musicians have had to be more creative in their thinking, be it live streams in lieu of concerts or just as promotion for a new album. Which is all well and good for those that can, but what about the artists that were in a precarious position beforehand?

Post-punks (for want of a better moniker) Cabbage were unfortunate enough to be on the back-foot anyway, having changed labels since the release of their debut album Nihilistic Glamour Shots. Its follow-up Amanita Pantherina has been gathering dust on the shelf for the best part of a year; “We finished it last year, towards the end,” co-frontman Joe Martin tells Live4ever. “October, November it was finished and then it was supposed to come out in May. Obviously, it couldn’t come out so that was a pain in the arse, but hey-ho.”

Did the enforced break perhaps allow time to make adjustments? Unfortunately not. “We had more time to work on artwork, but the bulk of the music had already been done and mastered. We’ve always released music constantly, so this is the longest it’s been without releasing any, which is just bizarre for us.” Speaking of bizarre, what of the unusual album title? “It’s a poisonous mushroom. We were mulling around for ages, and someone came up with that! As an analogy, it’s big and colourful but on the inside it’s quite venomous and poisonous.”

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Okkervil River unveil career-spanning live compilation A Dream In The Dark

Posted on 17 Sep 2020 at 7:29am

Two decades worth of Okkervil River music will be looked back on through a new live compilation which has been set for release digitally from September 18th.

Damon Albarn hoping for Blur reunion, ‘can’t wait to sing Parklife again’

Posted on 17 Sep 2020 at 7:10am

In the current climate of live music’s shutdown, the prospect of any gig is one to get all whimsical about. But in a current climate which is also still firmly wedded in nineties nostalgia, the prospect of more Blur gigs in the future is one which will make the pining for its return even stronger.

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Kendrick Lamar to return as Open’er Festival headliner next year

Posted on 17 Sep 2020 at 6:57am

Open’er Festival organisers have confirmed they’ve secured Kendrick Lamar for 2021 after his headline appearance this year was cancelled, along with the festival in its entirety, due to coronavirus restrictions.

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