2017 marks seven years since Vampire Weekend‘s ‘Contra’ leaked onto the internet. Former band member Rostam Batmanglij held a Twitter AMA yesterday (Jan 6) to answer questions about the album.…
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Rostam is joined by a pair of YouTube dancers in the accompanying video
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Polly Jean Harvey strides onto The Other Stage to the march of a military drumbeat and wearing a crown of crow’s feathers. Throughout her hour-long set, she’s a resplendent, regally-detached…
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Fan anger grows of casting of Tilda Swinton as the Ancient One
Indie band member discussed coming out to public in 2009 as part of National Coming Out Day
"Conceived from magic, love, acid and bases"
Pair announce project through social media
The singer is also due to release two new EPs
Firefighter hospitalised after being injured by a falling tile
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Queens Of The Stone Age, Gerard Way, Jamie T, Paramore, Vampire Weekend and Warpaint are among the artists to appear on the first day of the event
Paramore, Gerard Way, Queens of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend and Metronomy played
Detroit rapper will reissue 2008 mixtape with five bonus tracks next month (April)
The band were inducted at the ceremony by R.E.M frontman Michael Stipe
Rapper had been challenged to use of his stage name by Los Angeles drug kingpin
The song features in the new film of the same name from the 'Garden State' director and actor
The film is released in the US this week
The singer says she came close to dying in 2012
The song is the title track of Braff's 'Garden State' follow-up 'Wish I Was Here'
The movie was partially funded by a Kickstarter campaign
Follow up to 2010's 'Contra' due this year
Band put final touches to follow-up to 2010's 'Contra' which they tell NME is 'organic' and 'cohesive'
Woman is arrested following the incident, which left Chambers with a bruised rib muscle and nerve damage
Vampire Weekend had the misfortune of arriving in 2008, just as the landfill-indie boom was hitting its peak. Clean-cut and puppyish, the New Yorkers were often dismissed as poster boys…
'Human Sadness' will appear on the soundtrack to indie film 'She's Lost Control'