Muse's new concert film, 'Live From Rome Olympic Stadium', hit shops earlier this week (December 2). The film was shot in 4K, otherwise known as Ultra High Definition, and looks pretty amazing.
A couple of months ago, I was tasked with interviewing a handful of up-and-coming bands for NME's 'Young Britannia' cover: to find out what made them tick and what ticked them off, to uncover the inspiration behind their songs and what motivated them to create, to pry them on their thoughts on the music industry and how they felt about the current political landscape. For the most part, the message I got back was one of apathy.
Lana Del Rey is back – not just with a new album, announced yesterday as being titled ‘Ultraviolence’, but with a thirty minute short film that somehow manages to out-do the WTF-a-thon that was Kanye West’s ‘Bound 2’ video in the weirdest music clip of 2013 stakes. It starts off like a perfume advert directed by Terence Malick and only gets stranger from there.
You'll by now have seen our list of albums of the year, but what have the bands atop that list been listening to in 2013? We asked the likes of Foals, Arctic Monkeys and Vampire Weekend for their favourite releases from the last 12 months... Yannis Philippakis, Foals Jai Paul, 'Jai Paul' “I like all the confusion around it. I like the mystery. I think it’s important and refreshing that it was this underexposed record and that it wasn’t clear.