Category Archive: Video
  1. Something to gush about, again: Check out The Smile

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    It’s remarkable to think how 8 years have now passed since the last time Radiohead released a new record. ‘A Moon-Shaped Pool’ sounds just as fresh and exciting today as it did back in 2016, however as ever with this band, what we have is never enough.

    Over years various members of Radiohead have released varying sounds in their own individual right and indeed, ‘frontman’ Thom Yorke has been regularly teasing die-hard fans like yours truly with the odd new solo track on streaming sites. The news that Yorke and guitarist Johnny Greenwood have come back together, and recruited Sons of Kemet drummer, Tom Skinner, to bring us The Smile is news for rejoycing. As are ofcourse, the group’s latest releases thus far.

    They’ve already played live and released a few tracks from their forthcoming record, ‘A Light for Attracting Attention’ (due out on May 13) and have more shows on the way.

    Check out some of their tracks below:

     

     

     

    The Smile will play:

    MAY 2022
    16 – Zagreb, Hala
    17 – Vienna, Gasometer
    19 – Prague, Forum Karlin
    20 – Berlin, Tempodrom
    23 – Stockholm, Cirkus
    24 – Oslo, Sentrum Scene
    27 – Amsterdam, Paradiso
    29 – London, Roundhouse
    30 – London, Roundhouse

    JUNE 2022
    1 – Edinburgh, Usher Hall
    2 – Manchester, Albert Hall
    4 – Lille, L’Aéronef
    6 – Paris, Philarmonie de Paris
    7 – Paris, Philarmonie de Paris
    8 – Lyon, Les Nuits de Fourvière
    10 – Barcelona, Primavera Sound
    12 – Dijon, Festival VYV Les Solidarites
    24 – Reims, La Magnifique Society
    25 – Werchter, TW Classic Festival
    27 – Luxembourg, The Neumünster Abbaye
    29 – Gdynia, Open’er Festival

    JULY 2022
    5 – Barcelona, Poble Espanyol
    6 – Madrid, Noches del Botánico
    8 – Lisbon, Coliseum
    11 – Nimes, Festival de Nimes
    12 – Montreux, Montreux Jazz Festival
    14 – Milan, Fabrique Milano
    15 – Ferrara, Piazza Trento Trieste
    17 – Macerata MC – Arena Sferisterio
    18 – Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica
    20 – Taormina, Teatro Antico di Taormina

     

    Book tickets here

     

  2. “It’s all about resurrection and shagging…” – Arab Strap rise again

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    “Bullies, burglers, paedophiles, Bird Flu and passive smoke. Volcanoes, earthquakes, tidal waves, heart disease and strokes. Terrorists with homemade poisons, factions everywhere. They’re drinking in the street, they could steal your home, and I don’t care!”

    It’s hard to comprehend the fact that it’s been 15 years since Arab Strap effectively signed off with their last original arrangement, ‘There Is No Ending’, from 2005’s The Last Romance. Since then they’ve came back in some form with various remixes of older tracks, the release of their ’10 Years of Tears’ best of record and of course, satisfy the band’s hardcore fanbase with the obligatory sell-out tours, the last of which took place in 2016.

    But just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any better it would appear that Glasgow/ Falkirk icons Aidan Moffat and Malcolm Middleton are back together again. The news thus far is brief, only that they have a new tune to showcase, but a new album and dare I say live shows (Dear COVID…) are surely to follow… news of which will indeed follow.

    “The Turning of Our Bones is an incantation, a voodoo spell to raise the dead. Inspired by the Famadihana ritual of the Malagasy people of Madagascar, in which they dance with the corpses of loved ones; it’s all about resurrection and shagging.” – Aidan Moffat

    ‘The Turning of Our Bones’ comes with the band’s signature guitars, deadpan vocals, and a fresh batch of poetry. The music itself also manages to mix electro, synth and congas. And its enough to get exited about. The new record is available to download now!

    Have listen to it via a backdrop of vintage horror movie clips below:

     

     

     

  3. A Dog Called Money: PJ Harvey’s new Hope Demolition project

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    ‘A Dog Called Money’, the new film which documents PJ Harvey on her travels to Afghanistan, Kosovo and Washington DC, and the subsequent making of her ninth studio album ‘The Hope Demolition Project’, is now in cinemas and available to view on MUBI.

    The documentary was made with long time PJ Harvey collaborator and photographer Seamus Murphy.

    Watch the trailer below:

  4. Dance me till the end of…. Hear the new Leonard Cohen

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    Leonard Cohen was one of music’s greatest ever poets and writers and may have indeed met his maker back in 2016, but as these things now go, the small matter of an artist’s death doesn’t mean their own output should also cease.

    Following the release of spoken word prayer-like ‘The Goal’, ‘Happens to the Heart’ has now been ‘published’ online and comes complete with a music video to accompany the moody acoustic guitars and Cohen’s signature heartbreaking tone. And as always with Cohen, the lyrics are 10/10.

    In the prison of the gifted
    I was friendly with the guards
    So I never had to witness
    What happens to the heart

    Sure we played a stunning couple
    But I never liked the part
    It ain’t pretty, it ain’t subtle
    What happens to the heart

    ‘Happens to the Heart’ is the first single to be taken from the forthcoming ‘new’ record Thanks For The Dance which will be available on November 22. The album was produced by Cohen’s son, Adam, and can be pre-ordered here.

    View the video and listen below: