Take the languid charm and lo-fi crunch of AA Bondy, quirk of Mac DeMarco, add a few hushed vocal harmonies from the Elliott Smith book of indie heartache and you're not far off the bobbing sound of 'Dollars For Doughnuts' - the new single from Brighton multi-instrumentalist Oliver Newton.
It's hard to imagine a time before Dave Grohl was a rock monolith - Foo Fighters recently celebrated their 20th anniversary, and before that, of course, was Nirvana. Last week, thought, a letter was widely shared online the Foos frontman wrote as a teenager to Ian MacKaye, the DIY hero behind Fugazi and legendary DIY label Dischord Records, asking him to sign his band. Check it out below:
Look what my hero Ian Mackaye (Minor Threat/Fugazi) just found: a letter I wrote to him when I was 14! Haha!
The former home of Joy Division's Ian Curtis is to be turned into a museum dedicated to the late singer after a fan of the band purchased the property, it was revealed last month. That fan is Tel Aviv-based businessman Hadar Goldman, who's promising to turn the place into a centre for creativity. Here's what he had to say about the project and claims by Curtis' former band mates that turning the house where the frontman hung himself would be "ghoulish"... "The first Joy Division song that really hooked me was ‘New Dawn Fades’. It must have been around 1985.
Warning: This article contains heavy spoilers Musicians love Game Of Thrones – and it can't be just because of its renowned historical accuracy, whatever Snoop Dogg says.
With their UK live return at Hyde Park just weeks away, hard facts about The Strokes’ sixth album are frustratingly thin on the ground. That doesn’t mean the individual members haven’t been busy, though: firstly, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr is set to return with ‘Momentary Masters’, his third solo LP, released on July 31. With a title taken from a line in ‘Pale Blue Dot’, astronomer Carl Sagan’s 1994 treatise about mankind’s place in the universe, the album promises to show a different, more philosophical side to Hammond. “I couldn’t stop going back to it as a title,” he explains.