Florence And The Machine will play an intimate London show at London Proud Galleries on May 7. The show will take place as part of the Smash And Grab club night, which takes place each Thursday at the Camden venue. See Smashandgrabclub.com for more information.Florence And The Machine release debut album ‘Lungs’ on July 6.
Hundreds of Peruvian fans headed to Lima airport in Peru to greet Oasis on Wednesday (April 29). Although many were wearing the masks as a precaution, they told journalists that making sure the Manchester legends had a welcome party was “way more important” than the risk of catching the disease, reports Livinginperu.com. Pic: Dean Chalkley
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Coldplay have confirmed their plan to give away a live album to fans attending their forthcoming tour dates. Chris Martin’s gang will give the nine-track live album, entitled ‘LeftRightLeftRightLeft’, to all fans attending their ‘Viva La Vida’ tour dates – including their five UK dates set for September. The album will be available as a free download from the band’s official website, Coldplay.com, from May 15.
Dinosaur Jr are giving away a track from their highly anticipated forthcoming album via their website.’I Want To Know You’ – the album’s first single – head to www.dinosaurjr.com now to download it. The band’s new album, ‘Farm’, is due out in the US on June 23 and a day earlier in the UK, as previously reported.
The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess has revealed the line-up for the Big Top tent at the Isle Of Wight festival.The singer has chosen The Horrors, Killing Joke, Black Lips and Hatcham Social to play on the bill, which his band will be headlining. He has also picked The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, SCUM and Poppy And The Jezebels to appear on the bill on the closing day of the festival (June 14). Pic: Dean Chalkley
Teenage Cancer Trust Performance – London
Razorlight’s forthcoming UK shows will see the band supported by Howling Bells and The Airborne Toxic Event, as well as marking the first major jaunt with their new drummer. Johnny Borrell’s band play a range of different venues on the tour this May – from smaller shows at Glasgow King Tut’s to a large-scale gig at London’s O2 Arena. Pic: PA Photos
Bjork is to release a 2xCD/2xDVD package of live recordings and remixes on June 23. The box set includes footage from the Paris date of her ‘Volta’ tour, music videos, a live CD and an album of remixes, with the likes of Simian Mobile Disco and Matthew Herbert putting their spin on some Bjork classics.
CSS singer Lovefoxxx has banned herself from making music after becoming ground down by life in the Brazilian dance-pop band, saying that touring with them had “sucked” her “soul”. The frontwoman said she was recovering at home after life on the road, but insisted CSS would return in 2010 and learn from the mistakes they made making last year’s ‘Donkey’ album.Pic: Dean Chalkley
Faith No More have confirmed that they will play at Denmark’s Roskilde festival this summer. The bash takes place on July 2-5, with Oasis, Nine Inch Nails, Coldplay and Pet Shop Boys among the other names set to perform. The newly-reformed band are also set to play at the Download festival in the UK on June 12.
La Roux played a storming headline set on the opening date of the Samsung NME Radar Tour this week (April 29), after Heartbreak, Magistrates and The Chapman Family opened proceedings at a packed Nottingham Rescue Rooms. With the stage bathed in smoke, La Roux singer Elly Jackson showcased tracks from her eponymous album, backed by a three-piece band. Pic: Danny North
Lollapalooza 2006 – Chicago
30 Seconds To Mars have revealed details of their forthcoming album. The follow-up to 2005’s ‘A Beautiful Lie’ is set to be released in the US this autumn. This marks the band’s return to EMI Music’s Virgin Records label, with whom they’ve been involved in legal disputes for the past several months. Pic: PA Photos
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An insurance TV advert featuring Iggy Pop has been ordered not to be broadcast in future, after being judged “misleading” by advertising authorities.The Swiftcover advert sees Pop state: “I got it Swiftcovered. I got insurance on my insurance!” However, as NME.COM reported in February, Swiftcover doesn’t actually provide car insurance to entertainers. Following complaints by 12 people about the clip, the Advertising Standards Authority has now ruled that the advert was misleading. Pic: PA Photos
Carl Barat, The Paddingtons and Ginger of The Wildhearts are set to play at the inaugural Camden Rocks event on June 6.The new bash will see 35 acts take over four venues in the London borough – The Prince Of Wales, The Monarch, Barfly and The Underworld – and will also feature The Black Spiders, EMF and Glamour Of The Kill. Pic: Joe Plimmer