One of our favourite new bands, Aussies The John Steel Singers release album 'Everything's A Thread' next Monday (July 28) via Full Time Hobby, and we've got the whole thing to stream below. What's more, keyboardist/trombonist/vocalist Pete Bernoth has gone and written us a track-by-track too.
"Right now, The Family Rain sound like a band whose confidence is swelling," writes Kevin EG Perry in this week's NME, praising the Bath trio's "ripped, pumped-up riffs" and Oasis-like swagger on new EP 'Hunger Sauce'. Most bands would rest on their laurels having just released a widely applauded debut album ('Under The Volcano'). Not William, Ollie and Timothy Walter who, five months after that debut LP, release this new seven song collection next Monday (July 28).
From Gollum and King Kong to great ape Caesar, Andy Serkis has blazed a new trail for actors with his motion capture performances in recent years. The pioneer talks us through his work on Matt Reeves' sci-fi sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. NME: How much has motion capture technology advanced since you first donned your lycra suit to play Gollum? "It’s really moved on since I first played Gollum 14 years ago. It’s gone from being a visual effect to a true performance - from an on stage reference to an authored performance.
Let’s get real: you still remember all the words to 'Fat'. You know exactly how many inches Frank’s TV is. And, despite knowing there’s an element of political incorrectness to 'Amish Paradise,' you can rap along to it better than you can to the Coolio original.
Nos Alive 2014 took place in Lisbon last weekend - a weekend full of sun, sangria and the best bands this side of Glastonbury. If you missed out, don't worry - there's only 356 days till Nos Alive 2015.