London's bedroom-pop songsmith tells Rhian Daly why he's aiming to attract the attention of music's big guns - plus stream new track 'Stay' below There’s been a strong lineage in British music of bands and artists coming out of art school: from Pete Townshend to PJ Harvey, Blur to MIA. Latest in that long line is 23-year-old north Londoner Oscar Scheller, a former student at famed London art college Central St Martins and creator of infectious lo-fi bedroom-pop, such as single ‘Daffodil Days’.
The former home of Joy Division's Ian Curtis is to be turned into a museum dedicated to the late singer after a fan of the band purchased the property, it was revealed last month. That fan is Tel Aviv-based businessman Hadar Goldman, who's promising to turn the place into a centre for creativity. Here's what he had to say about the project and claims by Curtis' former band mates that turning the house where the frontman hung himself would be "ghoulish"... "The first Joy Division song that really hooked me was ‘New Dawn Fades’. It must have been around 1985.
Warning: This article contains heavy spoilers Musicians love Game Of Thrones – and it can't be just because of its renowned historical accuracy, whatever Snoop Dogg says.
With their UK live return at Hyde Park just weeks away, hard facts about The Strokes’ sixth album are frustratingly thin on the ground. That doesn’t mean the individual members haven’t been busy, though: firstly, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr is set to return with ‘Momentary Masters’, his third solo LP, released on July 31. With a title taken from a line in ‘Pale Blue Dot’, astronomer Carl Sagan’s 1994 treatise about mankind’s place in the universe, the album promises to show a different, more philosophical side to Hammond. “I couldn’t stop going back to it as a title,” he explains.
It's like the '90s never went away: this June, the decade's quintessential chat show TFI Friday returns for a one-off special. Host Chris Evans is back, and he's bringing a shedload of his old music pals for the jaunt, too. Blur, Liam Gallagher and Roger Daltrey will all be there, as will Stone Roses and Primal Scream bassist Mani, Lightning Seeds' singer Ian Broudie, former Oasis drummer Zak Starkey, and new kids on the block Rudimental and Years & Years.