Watch: Julian Casablancas + The Voidz new album trailer

It’s no secret that Strokes frontman has been working on a new solo album, to follow his 2009 solo effort Phrazes For The Young, and today he revealed the album title with a cool looking/sounding album trailer.

Instead of being boring and just putting his own name on the album, he’s gone for something a bit more interesting and called the ‘project’ Julian Casablancas + The Voidz. Whether The Voidz is a new backing band or just a ‘whacky’ name remains to be seen.
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Watch: Damon Albarn – ‘Lonely Press Play’ video

Fresh from picking up the Award for Innovation at last night’s NME Awards, Damon Albarn has released the studio version of new Everyday Robots track ‘Lonely Press Play’.

So far all we’ve had is live and acoustic versions after Albarn debuted the track earlier this month at the Sundance Film Festival and then performed it on Radio 2 – listen to the album version below, which is accompanied with a travelogue-type video filmed by Albarn himself:

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Watch: Jimi Goodwin releases video for ‘Oh! Whiskey’

Doves front-man Jimi Goodwin is gearing up to the release of his first solo album Odludek next month, and has just released a promo video for the albums lead single ‘Oh! Whiskey’.

Fittingly for such a calm and reflective song, the video is pretty low-key and features Jimi in contemplative mood overlooking a river. Read more about Watch: Jimi Goodwin releases video for ‘Oh! Whiskey’

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Watch: Jagwar Ma release video for ‘Uncertainty’

Aussie Madchester-revivalists Jagwar Ma are planning to release Howlin’ track ‘Uncertainty’ as a new single on 1 March, ahead of their upcoming UK tour, and have released a suitably spaced-out video for it.

The track gave the debut album its name with the lyric: “When you’re gloomy / Howlin’ looks so good to me”, and fittingly the video sees the band howling at the moon in the Mojave desert – which must have been a nice day/night out for them. Read more about Watch: Jagwar Ma release video for ‘Uncertainty’

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Gruff Rhys planning full-on multimedia extravaganza for new solo album ‘American Interior’

Super Furry Animals front-man Gruff Rhys has announced he will release his fourth solo album on 5 May in a number of different formats.

Called American Interior, the album is another of Gruff’s concept albums based on an historical figure – this time focusing on a distant relative of his called John Evans. The full story of John Evans can be found on Gruff’s site – to summarise though, he went trekking across the US in 1792 to look for a lost-tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans, getting in to a lot of adventures along the way. Read more about Gruff Rhys planning full-on multimedia extravaganza for new solo album ‘American Interior’