Julian Casablancas says new Strokes album is still not ready

The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has told BBC’s 6 Music that the bands new album is ‘almost half-way done’. The follow-up to 2006’s underwhelming ‘First Impressions of Earth’ was previously reported to have been completed, with drummer Fab Moretti saying they hoped to have the as yet untitled album out by this September. This contradiction […]

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Now! 79 – album review

Now! 79 – album review [Rating:3/5] This review was submitted by Philip Lickley, who runs the music blog .Wav Goodbye. As we hit the summer holidays it’s time for the latest and – would you believe it – 79th Now! compilation release, bringing with it another forty-four songs. The challenge of all Now! albums is […]

Kasabian announce warm up gigs

Leicester band Kasabian have announced two new gigs as they warm up for their headlining slot at this years V Festival. On August 17 the rockers will be play the Belfast Belsonic before hitting London’s O2 Brixton Academy on August 19.  Tickets for both warm-up shows will go on sale this Friday (July 9). Kasabian […]

Watch: Florence and the Machine – ‘Breaking Down’ video

Florence and the Machine has released the video for ‘Breaking Down’. Check it out below: ‘Breaking Down’ will be released as a double A side single along with ‘Spectrum’ on 8 July. The somewhat more glitzy video for ‘Spectrum’ is just here: Both songs are taken from Florence’s acclaimed second album Ceremonials – released last […]

Doves to release limited edition live CD

Manchester band Doves have announced that live recordings of tonight’s (2nd July) Eden Session show will be available to buy immediately after the gig. The deluxe double CD recordings will be available to buy at the venue, or from their online store. A digital download will also be available.  The Manchester legends have limited the […]

Music: Avec Sans – ‘Heartbreak Hi’

Fancy a slinky slice of Ladytron-esque electro pop? Course you do! Check out ‘Heartbreak Hi’ by Avec Sans: Avec Sans are London-based electro duo Alice Fox and Jack St James, and ‘Heartbreak Hi’ is there first ‘original’ track, building on that all important ‘buzz’ created by their re-styling of Bon Iver’s ‘Perth’ (which is pretty […]