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  • josephseager 11:30 am on March 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ayrshire, , bubbles, confirmed, gritty, josh homme, mainstream, , only revelations, qotsa, , , , vinyl   

    Biffy Clyro news 

    The new single ‘Bubbles’ released April 26th on 14th Floor Records – Featuring Queen of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme

    “Springs the band instantly level with the greatest rock acts in the world.” – NME

    “There are those talking of this record as an ascent to the mainstream. It would be a rare and welcome thing indeed if a band with the depths Biffy Clyro possess could achieve such ubiquity.” – Kerrang!

    “A supremely confident, passionate and gritty work which proves the Ayrshire trio are now among rock’s heavyweights.” – The Sun

    “A huge, polished brute of a record. The melodies are instant… this is a big, obvious, step forward.” – The Guardian

    Hot on the heels of their recent NME Award, Biffy Clyro release the new single ‘Bubbles’ on April 26th on 14th Floor Records. Released to coincide with their imminent UK tour, the single is taken from their current album ‘Only Revolutions’ that debuted in the Top 10 and has since sold 250,000 copies in the UK alone.

    A fiery concoction of aggressive melodies, compelling hooks and a blistering closing jam, ‘Bubbles’ features a special guest in the shape of Josh Homme who contributes additional guitar to the track. Their friendship was cemented when Biffy Clyro toured Europe and North America as support to Homme’s Queens of the Stone Age.

    Someone like Josh, it’s like he’s a musical lifer,” says vocalist/guitarist Simon Neil. “We are as well, and I think when you meet people you can see in their eyes whether they really mean it or not. It’s kind of weird being friends with someone who’s a hero like Josh, but I see in him what I see in myself and he sees in us what he saw in himself, that kind of hunger and willingness and doing it for the right reasons. It’s really easy to connect with people because of that.”

    ‘Bubbles’ will be released on CD and two vinyl formats, with b-sides to be confirmed.

    Biffy Clyro’s prior UK tour included two rapturously received homecoming shows at Glasgow’s Barrowload and concluded at London’s Brixton Academy. Their upcoming tour, listed below, concludes with another sizeable London date at Hammersmith Apollo:

    April

    29th – Perth, Concert Hall

    30th – Sheffield, O2 Academy

    May

    1st – Blackpool, Empress Ballroom

    3rd – Leicester, De Montfort Hall

    4th – Portsmouth, Guildhall

    5th – Bristol, Colston Hall

    6th – London, Hammersmith Apollo

    In addition, Biffy Clyro will also play the Isle of Wight and T in the Park festival. Further festival dates are likely to be announced in the coming weeks.

    http://www.biffyclyro.com http://www.myspace.com/biffyclyro

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  • josephseager 9:27 am on March 8, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: above, , all i want, change, confirmed, consist, dance yrself clean, date, drunk girls, hit, lcd soundsystem, , , , , one touch, pow pow, , , somebody's calling me, , , , untitled, what you needs   

    LCD Soundsystem news 

    LCD Soundsystem has confirmed May 17 as the UK release date of its as yet untitled third album.

    The record will be released on DFA/Parlophone and will consist of the following songs:

    Dance Yrself Clean
    Drunk Girls *
    One Touch
    All I Want
    Change *
    Hit *
    Pow Pow
    Somebody’s Calling Me *
    What You Need

    The above were recorded at The Manshun in Los Angeles and the DFA studios in New York and mixed at DFA from April 2009 through February 2010. TBD was written and produced by James Murphy. Additional mixes were done by Dave Sardy as indicated (*).

    The new album is LCD Soundsystem’s first full offering of new studio material since 2007’s Sound Of Silver, which was named best album of 2007 by The Guardian, Uncut and the Independent among others, and like its predecessor 2005’s LCD Soundsystem received a Grammy nomination for Best Electronic/Dance Album. Sound Of Silver also featured Uncut song of the year ‘North American Scum,’ and ‘All My Friends,’ ranked #4 by Time in its Best Songs of 2007 and named track of the year by Mojo. In 2008, LCD Soundsystem contributed the track ‘Big Ideas’ to the soundtrack of the movie 21. The band has since released the 45:33: The Remixes EP and a cover of Alan Vega’s ‘Bye Bye Bayou,’ issued to commemorate Record Store Day 2009 and earning LCD its fifth NME single of the week. The album will be preceded by the March 22nd release of the soundtrack to Noah Baumbach’s Greenberg, which features both composition’s from James Murphy’s original score for the film and the new LCD Soundsystem song ‘Oh You (Christmas Blues).’

    The record’s release will be supported by a world tour beginning with an April 16 penultimate slot at the Coachella festival in Indio CA and continuing with a run of UK/Europe headline dates (several of which have sold out well in advance and necessitated added dates) and further worldwide festival appearances. For a full itinerary, see below and continue to check http://lcdsoundsystem.com/ for additions going forward.

    LCD SOUNDSYSTEM On Tour 2010:

    April 16 Indio CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
    April 20 Dublin Tripod * SOLD OUT
    April 21 Dublin Tripod * SOLD OUT
    April 23 London Brixton Academy * SOLD OUT
    April 24 London Brixton Academy *SOLD OUT
    April 26 Birmingham Academy
    April 27 Leeds Academy * SOLD OUT
    April 28 Glasgow Barrowlands
    April 29 Glasgow Barrowlands * SOLD OUT
    May 1 Manchester Academy * SOLD OUT
    May 2 Bristol Academy * SOLD OUT
    May 4 Amsterdam Paradiso * SOLD OUT
    May 5 Brussels Ancienne Belgique * SOLD OUT
    May 6 Berlin WMF
    May 7 Luxembourg Den Atelier
    May 8 Paris Bataclan * SOLD OUT
    May 9 Paris Bataclan
    May 30 George WA Sasquatch Festival
    June 11 Manchester TN Bonnaroo Festival
    July 10 Lisbon Alive Festival
    July 17 Chicago IL Pitchfork Music Festival
    Sept 12 Isle of Wight Bestival

    More festival dates to be confirmed soon…

     
  • josephseager 3:06 pm on March 5, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , ashley roberts, confirmed, doll, excited, , founder, joined, kimberly wyatt, last week, , , , , Nicole Scherzinger, pussycat dolls, worried   

    Nicole Scherzinger/Pussycat Dolls news 

    Nicole Scherzinger has confirmed she is going to be joined by a host of new Pussycat Dolls.

    The singer has seen two members of the girl group, Kimberly Wyatt and Ashley Roberts, quit in the last week but rather than be worried for the band’s future Nicole is excited about the new members coming in.

    Nicole – who has been in discussions with group founder Robin Antin about the incoming members – said: ‘We’re going to have a new cast of Dolls. And I’m excited.’

    The 31-year-old pop beauty has been in the studio working on new material for the next Pussycat Dolls album and insists fans should start getting excited. She added to MTV News: ‘Right now I’ve been in the studio working on music non-stop. We’re going to have another Pussycat Dolls album for all of our fans out there, but that’s going to be late this year. “I’m still Nicky Doll. And I’m just ploughing away in the studio making music that I love.” However, not all of the tracks Nicole is currently working on will definitely make the next Pussycat Dolls album.

    She explained: ‘I don’t know if I’m going to put all the new music out under my name yet or if it’s going to be perfect for the Dolls. ‘It doesn’t matter. I just want to make great music for the fans.’

     
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