News Round-Up: Liam Gallagher, When We Were Young Fest

Liam Gallagher headlining TRNSMT Festival 2021 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Liam Gallagher headlining TRNSMT Festival 2021 (Gary Mather for Live4ever)

Our recap of the main stories we featured during the past seven days includes some imminent new music from Liam Gallagher and a bumper When We Were Young festival line-up.

Liam Gallagher has been on Twitter to confirm his new single Everything’s Electric will be with us on February 4th.

It’ll be the first taste of the Oasis frontman’s upcoming C’MON YOU KNOW album, the successor to 2019’s Why Me? Why Not..

“A breezy freedom inhabits the album: Now That I’ve Found You is a message to his formerly estranged daughter Molly who re-entered his life a few years ago,” our review reads. “It manages to combine Semisonic with Status Quo, which is probably not something you thought you wanted but is a pleasant surprise.”

Hatchie’s second album Giving The World Away has been set for release on April 22nd.

Quicksand has been picked as the lead single for the album, which was produced by Jorge Elbrecht.

“Quicksand is about dealing with the realisation that you’ll never be satisfied,” Harriette Pilbeam aka commented. “I started writing it when I was home between tours in 2019 before finishing it with Joe Agius and Dan Nigro the next year.”

Sigrid and Griff have unveiled the visuals for their first collaborative single Head On Fire.

“Griff and I met sharing a pizza at the Rueben Selby show at Fashion Week in London, haha,” Sigrid revealed. “We went to the studio a while later and just had a day of talking about life, before writing Head On Fire.

“It’s about that feeling when you meet someone who just flips everything upside down and you can’t focus on anything else but that person. Sarah’s just lovely, and it’s been so much fun working with her.”

(Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

(Photo: Paul Bachmann for Live4ever)

If you were into your noughties emo, Las Vegas’ When We Were Young is probably the place to be later this year.

My Chemical Romance and Paramore are leading a line-up which is packed full of their immediate contemporaries; artists such as AFI, Alkaline Trio, Taking Back Sunday, Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects all booked to play Las Vegas Festival Grounds.

Some more recent interest comes from Car Seat Headrest and Wolf Alice, the latter of which were a part of Live4ever’s Best Of 2021 series last month courtesy of Blue Weekend.

Taylor Swift has been announced as Record Store Day‘s first ever ‘global ambassador’ as the campaign reaches another milestone in 2022.

It’s now 15 years since the initiative was launched to aid what in 2007 was a vinyl format which had been pushed far to the margins of the music industry market, taking the fortunes of many independent record shops with it.

Today, vinyl sales continue to break records, and RSD’s part in moving vinyl back into the mainstream will be recognised by one of music’s biggest stars taking a lead role this time.

The death of singer Meat Loaf, real name Michael Lee Aday, has been announced by his family. He was 74.

“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” a statement read. “Daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends have been with him throughout the last 24 hours.”

“His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including Fight Club, Focus, Rocky Horror Picture Show and Wayne’s World. ‘Bat Out of Hell’ remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.”

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