Team Sleep, Deftones' Chino Moreno's dreamy electronic side-project, release 'Woodstock Sessions Vol. 4' on July 10 - their first official album in a decade. Recorded in front of a audience at Applehead Studios in Woodstock, New York, it's a live album with a twist. We caught up with Moreno to hear about why live albums matter. Be sure to also check out a brand new song from the record, 'Ever (Foreign Flag)', premiered at the bottom of the page.
Over the years, Roger Sargent has documented more on The Libertines than any other person. From early gig photography to shooting the picture that adorned their self-titled second album, to making celebrated reunion documentary There Are No Innocent Bystanders to compiling the video footage that introduced their recent shows, Sargent has been there almost every step of the way. Now, Sargent is the aesthetic brain behind the video for comeback track 'Gunga Din' and the artwork for forthcoming LP 'Anthems For Doomed Youth'. Here, he talks through the making of both.
It takes two phone calls and some negotiating before The Killers’ class clown, Ronnie Vannucci Jr, reveals the name of his forthcoming second album as Big Talk. “It deserves a full page,” he says, derailing conversation. “It's that good.” Speaking a week later at rehearsals in California, he procrastinates again. “Are you sure you're sat down for this?” He inhales. “Wait, what do you think it should be called?”
Never the most stable band on the planet, The Verve finished touring their debut album ‘A Storm In Heaven’ in 1993 as a band on the brink. In the three years since their first gig in Wigan’s Honeysuckle pub in 1990 they’d broken the UK album chart and had a string of highly acclaimed indie hits in the shoegazey shape of ‘All In The Mind’, ‘She’s A Superstar’ and ‘Gravity Grave’. But a legal wrangle over their original name Verve and a draining US tour saw singer Richard Ashcroft hospitalized from dehydration after a lengthy boozing bout and drummer Pete Salisbury arrested for smashing up his hotel room in a drug-induced rampage. So they entered a remote Welsh studio with producer Owen Morris to record their second album deeply fractured, and the sessions only widened the cracks. 'A Northern Soul' remains, two decades later, a harrowing but tuneful snapshot of that troubled time for the group. Here's it story...