News Round-Up: My Bloody Valentine, The Killers

My Bloody Valentine by Paul Rider

My Bloody Valentine by Paul Rider

Our recap of the biggest and best headlines we featured during the past seven days includes My Bloody Valentine coming to stream and The Killers’ UK chart milestone.

My Bloody Valentine have signed up with Domino Records, in the process putting their music on to digital streaming services for the first time.

The physical releases are available to pre-order now, and give fans the chance to sample remastered versions of 1988’s debut Isn’t Anything and its 1991 follow-up Loveless, whilst another first will come from 2013’s ‘m b v’, whose analog cuts are now available globally.

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Bonnaroo Festival is due back at Manchester, Tennessee between September 2nd-5th with big names Megan Thee Stallion, Foo Fighters, Tame Impala, Lizzo, Tyler The Creator and Lana Del Rey all set to headline.

The supporting bill is full of stars too; Janelle Monae, Deftones, Phoebe Bridgers and Nelly some of the others confirmed along with Run The Jewels who should be another big draw after the huge success last year of RTJ4.

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Idles will be going outdoors in their hometown for a gig at Clifton Downs in Bristol later this year.

If last year’s Ultra Mono record has seemed to lack a bit of the magic of its two landmark predecessors, the approaching relaunch of live music in the UK which we’ve all got our fingers crossed for should help sprinkle some overdue fairy dust on Idles’ third studio effort, their music more than most thriving and finding true meaning in the communal glory of the band’s live shows.

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The Killers by Olivia Bee

The Killers by Olivia Bee

The Official Charts Company has revealed that The Killers’ enduring favourite Mr. Brightside has now notched up a total of five years in non-consecutive weeks on the Top 100 of the UK’s Singles Chart.

The 260 weeks is a long way ahead of second place – taken up by another mid-noughties indie staple, Snow Patrol‘s Chasing Cars – whilst the likes of Ed Sheeran and Kings Of Leon reflect the impact of streaming on records such as this one.

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With the usual near 200,000 unable to attend their festival again this year, Michael and Emily Eavis are going to bring Glastonbury to us in a few weeks’ time.

On May 22nd, artists including Coldplay, Damon Albarn, HAIM, Idles, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka and Wolf Alice will be part of a livestream event featuring some of Worthy Farm’s best known landmarks like the Pyramid Stage and Stone Circle, with more special guests promised.

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Bobby Gillespie and Jehnny Beth are exploring ‘the loss, miscommunication and emotional inarticulacy’ of a married couple whose relationship is breaking down on their first album Utopian Ashes.

“In the same way you create characters for a novel, we’ve created characters here,” Beth explains.

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