LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy has revealed he’s given his new album a joke title, because he hasn’t had time to think of a proper name for it. Despite the album being given a release date of May 17, Murphy told NME Radio’s Jon Hillcock that he’s resorted to using a working title, ‘Internet Sensation!’, for it for the moment.
The Flaming Lips have announced details of their upcoming US tour and the physical release of their ‘Dark Side Of The Moon’ album. Beginning in Virginia on April 15 and finishing in Kansas on April 23, the group have a number of shows and festival appearances planned before and after the tour, including Bonnaroo and SunFest.
Reverend And The Makers frontman Jon McClure has escaped with a reprimand after being found by police with cannabis in an Inverness hotel. The singer/guitarist was arrested in the Inverness Ramada hotel in the early hours of this morning (March 4) and found with a quantity of the drug – but has escaped with a caution.
Kate Nash in her North London Studio, 09.11.09
Kate Nash has exclusively revealed to NME.COM that the title of her forthcoming second album will be ‘My Best Friend Is You’. The follow-up to 2007’s ‘Made Of Bricks’ is set for release on April 19 and was produced by former Suede guitarist Bernard Butler. The first single from it, ‘Doo Wah Do’, will be released on April 12.
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Smashing Pumpkins released the next song in their ‘Teargarden By Kaleidyscope’ series this week on their official website, Smashingpumpkins.com. The song, entitled ‘A Stitch In Time’, is the third in the ‘Teargarden…’ series. Billy Corgan and co plan to compile 44 ‘Teargarden…’ songs the band plan to eventually release on a one-off basis, via forthcoming EP releases.
Lily Allen and Courtney Love are embroiled in a Twitter feud after coming to blows at last week’s (February 24) Shockwaves NME Awards. The two had a verbal argument during the O2 Academy Brixton ceremony, and although Allen initially denied having a “bust-up”, she did post a number of Tweets revealing more details about the altercation from her point of view.
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Elbow, Girls Aloud and Goldfrapp are among the artists to have their songs covered on the Cadbury Dairy Milk Big Swap album in celebration of Fairtrade Fortnight. The eight-track album is available to download for free from Cadburymusic.com, and sees The Big Ghana Band covering tracks including ‘One Day Like This’ by Elbow and ‘Sound of the Underground’ by Girls Aloud.
Ian Brown, UNKLE and Bernard Sumner’s band Bad Lieutenant have been confirmed to play a Manchester Warehouse Project gig together in June. Scratch Perverts, Mr. Scruff, Peter Hook and Mike Pickering will also be making DJ appearances at the event, set for Platt Field Park in Fallowfield on June 11.