There are some records that are so dark and so forward-thinking that you wonder if they could have ever been made by a human. Tsar B's debut EP - a twisted mess of threatening violins, off-kilt chord progressions and distorted vocals - is one of them. Basically it's the deliciously dark R&B replacement for the FKA Twigs-sized hole in your life right now.
Last night, [a]Kanye West[/a] kicked off his 'Saint Pablo' tour - his first full tour for three years - at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. In the run-up there was speculation as to whether he'd bring out any guests, just how many rants he'd end up going on, and how the hell he could top the biblical Yeezus Tour. So, how did Yeezy manage it?
Some people were kind of apprehensive about Britney Spears' Carpool Karaoke appearance, mainly because a teaser clip shared earlier this week showed her not actually singing and looking a little awkward in James Corden's presence. But actually, Britney threw herself into the format admirably, singing along to her huge pop hits 'Womanizer', 'Oops!... I Did It Again' and 'Toxic', and even gamely recreating her '... Baby One More Time' video at the end.
Though [a]Florence and The Machine[/a]’s mammoth Hyde Park show earlier this year signalled the end of her ‘How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful’ tour, it seems that before she takes her well earned rest she’s leaving us with a few gifts to tide us over until her return. After dropping three tracks to coincide with the Final Fantasy video games just a few weeks back, Flo’s done it again, releasing new bombastic new song ‘Wish That You Were Here’.
Yak’s recent support slot for The Last Shadow Puppets ended with the Wolverhampton band calling the LSP’s crew “cunts” and “assholes” for not giving them the chance to sound check during the tour. Bands touring together isn’t always a harmonious pursuit, as evidenced by these 10 showdowns between touring bands.