Finally, a fitting way to listen to your Bloc Party vinyl collection. A Korean Lego enthusiast, known on YouTube as Hayarobi, has put together a working turntable using over 2400 Lego pieces. Hot on the heels of a dancing Lego version of Spongebob Squarepants, his creation uses a traditional phono cartridge but, other than that, is pure Lego. Impressive, right? Check it out below.
It's not unusual for things to go wrong during concerts. I'm thinking of Paul McCartney's grasshopper attack, the frontman of NY deathcore band Emmure getting electrocuted and rogue fans bum-rushing the stage at Justin Bieber's concert in Dubai. Random attacks can't be predicted, nor can technological malfunctions or natural disasters.
Remember when you used to make ink blots at school? Symmetrical butterflies and the like? Soundgarden's new video will make you feel nostalgic for those primary school art lessons - though their patterns are predictably darker. Spiders, sheep heads, creatures with rifles, thorns, that kind of thing. The video is for 'Storm', an unreleased track from the band's three-CD rarities collection, 'Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path', out this week.
'Drum + Fife' is the fourth track from the band’s forthcoming album ‘Monuments To An Elegy’, out December 8. The band's eighth album was recorded in Chicago and Tommy Lee plays drums on every track. Billy Corgan was surprised that 'Drum + Fife' became a single but by the sounds of it, it'll become an anthem for fans - and a live favourite. Here's Corgan with more info: [quote]'Drum + Fife' was originally a folk song. We really had a problem getting it off its almost dour Irish balladeer aspect. And I must give a lot of credit to Tommy Lee, because he’s the one who turned the corner.
This week's Buzz section in Radar sees us big up The Symposium, who've risen from the same Chicago scene as The Orwells and Twin Peaks.