Fast-rising Hampshire duo Rad Frü release their debut AA-single 'Metal Bar'/'Tempting Meat' this week, via Caledonia Records. We've got the latter, which sees the boys live out all their inner Led Zep fantasies - to stream below. Catch them live this Wednesday (December 11) at The Islington in London.
Did you know there are over 3,000 species of louse? Depending on type, the wingless insects either suck or chew on blood, skin and pus to get their fill. Obstinate, gross and direct, you've got to admire them. Loom's blistering new EP is called 'Lice' and it'll suck the blood from your brain and command your total attention. The five tracks include new single 'Lice', versions of 'I Get A Taste', 'Acid King City', 'Salt' and a cover of early 90s noise band The Jesus Lizard's pleasingly disorientating 'Seasick'.
In the five weeks since Lou Reed died aged 71, there's been plenty of tributes to the garage-rock pioneer. None, however, as strange as 'Home Alone' star Macaulay Culkin's, whose grief has apparently taken the shape of a pizza-themed Velvet Underground covers band called The Pizza Underground.
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.