So now we know. This morning (May 6) it was announced, after months of speculation, that The Who are to headline Sunday evening at Glastonbury 2015, with Paul Weller taking up the slot before them. For joyous fans of the mod legends, the only question now is: "can I fit a tent and 42 cans of cider safely onto the back of a Vespa?" For other ticket-holders though, a more troubling question looms. Coming so soon after the group's last bill-topping appearance in 2007, are The Who a safe bet rather than an exciting one? We get it.
In June 2012, DIY label Art Is Hard put together a compilation featuring Joanna Gruesome, Playlounge, Keel Her and Gum, and called it 'Family Portrait'. Three years on, they're gathering another bundle of bands into frame for a second snapshot that reflects the diverse and rich levels of talent that are bubbling up in underground music scenes across the country (and Canada) right now.
Stream brand new track 'Best Friend' by our New Band Of The Week, Kid Wave - and read their debut NME feature below. Disillusioned Swede comes to London, assembles dream gaze’n’grunge band.
It was recently announced that Simon Cowell's reality talent show 'Ultimate DJ' is going into production and will be live-streamed on Yahoo Live. Domino-signed deep house DJ George FitzGerald explains why the upcoming show can only ever be a total farce. I don’t find it very surprising that Simon Cowell’s trying to launch a DJ version of The X Factor, Ultimate DJ. The guy doesn’t seem to be motivated by anything other than money and thanks to the global popularity of EDM, a certain type of 'DJing' is now the most profitable way of performing music.
If you think for even one second that recording in Sheffield means the debut album from American garage rockers Radkey is going to be laced with saucy Jarvis Cocker-style poetry or bleepy Warp Records beats, then think again. “Obviously, there’s Def Leppard,” says bassist Isaiah Radke when asked about the local influences he and his brothers-cum-bandmates Dee (guitar/vocals) and Solomon (drums) have soaked up. “They’re actually awesome,” he adds, suddenly serious.