Brighton’s Tigercub last impressed on recent single ‘Centrefold’, released via Blood Red Shoes’ own label, Jazz Life. Now the trio are flashing even more muscle on a new demo, ‘Hold On’. Surging with a chiming grunge charm akin to Pixies or recent tour buddies Kagoule, it’s a fierce, fuzzy step that sees the band capitalising on their early promise. Listen below and catch Tigercub for free at London’s Old Blue Last on April 11. Head here for more details.
Ever felt like a constant disappointment to someone, only to realise after months of sweating for their approval that maybe it’s not you – it’s them? It’s a pretty liberating feeling - the moment you realise that you'll never not fall short of their expectations. Suddenly it dawns on you that you're not the total fuck-up that certain someone - a girlfriend, a boyfriend, a boss, whoever - has made you feel for so long. A weight lifts, that knot in your stomach loosens and you stop giving a shit, because that person will probably never be happy. Never content.
Desiree Akhavan is the actor-writer-director who's made this year's coolest debut movie with Appropriate Behaviour. Lena Dunham loved this Brooklyn-based break-up comedy so much, she gave Akhavan a part in the latest season of Girls. (She plays Chandra, Hannah's not so friendly classmate at the Iowa Writers' Workshop). Anyway, in Appropriate Behaviour, Akhavan stars as Shirin, a woman in her 20s struggling to move on after splitting up with Maxine (Rebecca Henderson), her first girlfriend after years of dating guys.
As they finish up their hotly anticipated second album, Palma Violets return to headline the NME Awards Tour with Austin, Texas. Kevin EG Perry heads to Scunthorpe with the proud pub-rockers and witnesses their new-found embrace of Hindu chanting. Photos by Ed Miles Minutes before they’re due onstage in the back room of The Lincoln Imp pub in Scunthorpe, Palma Violets frontmen Sam Fryer and Chilli Jesson head out to their tour van for “a round of Hare Krishna”.
It's the end of an era. Zane Lowe's final show is on Radio 1 on Thursday (5 March) before he leaves the BBC to work for Apple in California. While it's still unclear what he'll be doing for the technology giant, we're sure he'll continue to interview music's greatest luminaries. However, to celebrate his contribution to music broadcasting, kick back and listen to some of his most famous conversations to date.