After releasing The Trials and becoming a huge internet sensation for a lot of us, Rhiannon, - who is better known as Antoinette to her fans - has finally released her sophomore album, A Hospital For Souls, which happens to be just as brilliant as the first, and with their…
I found myself crying my eyes out while listening to Antoinette & the Kings Men's new song, 'CQD'. It stands for 'Come Quickly Distress', and I think it's based on the Titanic based on the tags. (I forgot what she told me about it)
It is a very haunting piece of art that I found seriously mesmerizing. Maybe it was the fact it…
Due to recording commitments we are
only going to perform two more headline shows in the UK this year. However the good news is that they are in perhaps two of the country's most extraordinary and unique venues. We will be playing;
"Some of the songs continue in the trajectory of the last Keane album, so 'Your Love' (which has touches of 'Early Winter') is quite electrical and 'Stop For A Minute' (featuring a rap from K'Naan who manages to rhyme 'females' with 'e-mails' thus putting this song on a level with Pixie Lott's 'Cry Me Out' in that respect and that respect alone) sits well alongside something like 'Spiralling'."
"Second albums can be somewhat crucial, especially to a band that has already garnered some attention. Critics can speak of the “sophomore slump,” where a band with a decent debut leaves fans disappointed, be it because of too much evolution too quickly, or just a mailed in, re-hash of the original formula. Of course, sometimes bands get it right, and Noah and the Whale leaves little room for argument that they have done just that on The First Days of Spring."
"The title song of its current album - "The First Days of Spring" (Cherrytree), a promise of renewal based only on "hoping that one day you may come back" - the coda rang with piano chords like a buildup by Bruce Springstreen's E Street Band."
Check out the full interview online here, or in print below (click picture for larger image)…
Check out the New York Times' review of La Roux's live performance in NYC earlier this week.
"The self-titled La Roux debut album, released in the United States last month (it was a hit in England this summer), is dizzying fun. Ms. Jackson, who recalls early Madonna, or even Neneh Cherry, sounds coy even when she's mad, but thanks to the lush, throbbing arrangements, she is never chilly, never off-putting"…
Head on over to MTV.com to enter their Tokio Hotel 'Humanoid' contest. The idea of the contest is for you to leave a video review of the new album, and then a lucky winner will be chosen to receive a SIGNED Humanoid T-Shirt and a personalized video message from the band!
MTV will be taking submissions until Friday at 6 p.m. ET.… Continue
"The six minute plus title track sets the unhurried pace, with spiraling, blockbusting indie-folk that's big on the cinematics; handy, seeing as, like Tommy and Ziggy, there is also a film to accompany the whole record."
Check out the full awesome review over on the… Continue
"Elly Jackson is the perfect London pop star of the moment: a 21-year-old loud mouth bossypants with appallingly awesome hair and a vacant stare of a voice. Along with co-writer and fellow synth dude Ben Langmaid, she's ruling UK radio with plashy dance hits about sex and…Continue
Added by La Roux on August 19, 2009 at 3:44pm —
"Charlie Fink brings it all into focus on Noah and the Whales lovelorn new album.... the title track beings with a blur of dilated strings and the words, "It's the first day of spring/and my life is starting over again"
Check out this great review by Laura Barton in the… Continue