Beady Eye's loss was fans of searing shoegaze's gain: earlier this week, following the recent split of Liam Gallagher's group, guitarist Andy Bell spoke to NME to confirm pioneering '90s racketmakers Ride are reuniting. Ressurecting their caustic sound for a 2015 tour, the news has had a massive reaction. NME's Andy Welch spoke to Bell and Mark Gardener about the comeback, and whether there's new material on the horizon... How's it feel to be back? Andy Bell: "I'm buzzing. It's going to be really cool." Mark Gardener: "Sitting on this news has been torture.
To listen to Kings Of Leon's back catalogue in one blast is to listen to four young men coming of age musically and in life. Theirs is a journey that’s taken them from hokey country-fried rockers to the stadium-filling unit they are today. They’ve released six albums in just ten years and, largely, kept the quality up. Did you only like Kings Of Leon before they released the ‘Holy Roller Novocaine’ EP? Is ‘Sex On Fire’ their high water mark? Let us know how you’d rank the albums in the comments below.
Poor Interpol. Currently on tour in the US, indie's favourite sharp-suited gloom-bringers have now been stuck in New York province Buffalo for almost two full days now, with only social media, dry snacks and a big bottle of vodka to stave off maddening cabin fever. Needless to say, the tweets have been pretty incredible to behold. How's it all gonna end? In the office, we're torn between an 'Alive!' situation - cannibalism - and a last-ditch rescue from mustachioed, mysterious former bassist Carlos D, storming in from the cold to return them to civilization.
It has, until now, been one of the greatest injustices in modern rock’n’roll. Late 90s, there’s Mark Gardener, plugging away on the club circuit trying to get his solo career off the ground while Andy Bell has a pop at jumping on the Oasis bandwagon with the godawful Hurricane #1. Early 00s, Mark’s plugging away on the club circuit trying to keep his solo career afloat while Andy has a pop at jumping on the Oasis bandwagon by, well, joining Oasis.
Britain in 2014, just to glumly remind you, is a place where MPs can't be fucked discussing something as trivial as the nation's living wage.