More added to the Download list…

March 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm (Music News) (, )

                                                                                                            

Among others HIM, Saxon, Coheed and Cambria, Airbourne and The Blackout join headliners AC/DC, Rage Against the Machine and Aerosmith for the Donington Park festival taking place June 11th -13th.

 

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Leaked MGMT album forced to become available early

March 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm (Music News) (, , )

‘Congratulations’ was originally planned to be made available online on April 12 as a free download  but following a leak  the band have had to push the date forward.

The follow up to 2008’s ‘Oracular Spectacular’ can be downloaded here: http://www.whoismgmt.com/.

On their site they said: “…the album leaked, and we wanted you to be able to hear it from us. We wanted to offer it as a free download but that didn’t make sense to anyone but us.”

The decision is great for those students who can’t afford to buy the latest albums but how is making albums available online, for free, going to help cd sales. Record stores are already struggling but with the increase of bands now opting to take the digital route how long is it before we see the likes of HMV closing down?

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This week’s music news (15th – 21st)

March 21, 2010 at 9:57 pm (Music News) (, , , , , )

This week has all been about the unstoppable Lady Gaga. Not only has she grabbed the number one single for ‘Telephone’ but also the number one album spot with ‘The Fame’ which has been in the charts now for 62 weeks! Just a shame her ex-boyfriend/producer is sueing her for a reported $35million. He claims he is owed shares of 20% after helping her re-invent her sound and her image. More can be read here.

Jack White has also been grabbing attention from the music world by releasing ‘Under Great Northern Lights’ , a DVD and CD combo of The White Stripes live on their 2007 Canadian tour, recording a top secret song with Jay-Z and defending fellow band member Meg’s drumming skills.

Elsewhere a rare recording of a Led Zeppelin gig at Ipswich, in 1971, has been found at a car boot sale. The cd is a recording of the whole concert and features songs such as ‘Immigrant Song, ‘Whole Lotta Love’ and ‘Stairway to Heaven’. It is unknown how many of these cd’s were made as no official copy was ever released, only parts of it patched together. I think the man who brought this rarity for £2 is laughing his way to the bank.

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Green Day Rock Band…

March 20, 2010 at 7:53 pm (Music News) (, , )

As mentioned previously Green Day have teamed with the game Rock Band welll…now the official trailer is released and here it is:

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New Dead Weather album

March 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm (Music News, Music Videos)

The follow up to ‘Horehound’ will be released on May 7th and is entitled ‘Sea Of Cowards’.

The band fronted by Jack White and The Kills singer Alison Mosshart will also release ‘Die By The Drop’ the first single from the album very soon.

Just hope this means another tour as i am desperate to see this band and especially Jack White. Anything this man does is genius be it The White Stripes or The Raconteurs, he can make it work and produce a sound that is different each time.

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Final Glastonbury Tickets for sale

March 16, 2010 at 9:26 pm (Music News)

 The last batch of tickets to this year’s Glastonbury Festival will be on sale April 11th at 9am.

It is unknown how many more will be released but as stated on Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk: “the numbers are limited.”

If you want to see U2, Muse and Stevie Wonder then make sure you register with Glastonburyregistration.co.uk before March 31st.

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Isa and the Filthy Tongues – Dark Passenger

March 15, 2010 at 2:43 pm (Reviews) (, )

Isa and the Filthy Tongues reviewed by me on Gobshout.com, the review can be viewed here:

http://www.gobshout.com/News/Album-Reviews/Article/_Name/Isa_and_the_Filthy_Tongues_-_Dark_Passenger/1183

Label – Neon Tetra.

Released 22nd March
Listening to Isa and the Filthy Tongues is like taking a trip down memory lane, to a time when bands created a sound that was pure and void of the electronics that we have now become accustomed to. They take the simple combination of a woman and a man singin,g add it to memorable guitar riffs, give it a bit of country spice and the outcome is an album that is bordering on brilliance.

Opening track ‘Jim’s Killer’ is an echoing and gentle song which builds in tension and creates an appreciation for the vintage sound of melodic guitars and husky vocals gelling together.

The album exudes depth, be it in the deep meanings behind the lyrics or the eerie undertones in each song; it is an intensity that captivates your attention.

Isa (Stacey Chavis) with her rock chick voice injects bitterness into a gothic and haunting collection of songs that leave you feeling dirty. The soft gruffly quality to her voice creates a dominance and a presence that demands concentration.

‘New Town Killers‘ is a stand out track with upbeat pounding drums and simple guitars that breathes happy vibes into an album that has a reflective and moody label attached to it. It is an air of optimism and a pleasant change that shows a varied dimension to this band.

Isa and the Filthy Tongues are a breath of fresh air, a new mellow sound that takes you to the dark places that metal might usually invite you to.

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Reading and Leeds festival

March 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm (Music News)

Tickets for this years summer event will be on sale on March 29th at 6.45pm!

Put it in your diaries.

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Reviews on Gobshout.com

March 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm (Reviews)

Forgot to do this when i started this blog.

Here is the link to my reviews that i write for Gobshout.com: http://www.gobshout.com/MemberProfile/_Display/Aimee/555

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This week’s music news (8th-14th March)

March 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm (Music News)

            

In the world of Take That, Mark Owen has not only admitted to cheating on his wife a numerous of times but has now checked himself  into rehab for a drinking problem! Next he’ll be saying that he’s the father to five other children.

The new Lady Gaga video featuring Beyonce is out. ‘Telephone’ has reached over 12 million views since it became available on Thursday and showcases a scantily clad Gaga, a lesbian kiss, a pussy wagon and a lot of poison.

The Green Day version of Rock Band will be released on June 8. As stated on ‘Music Week’:

“There will be two versions of the Green Day game issued. The standard edition will come with 47 tracks covering the band’s career as well as additional video content including interviews.

“The premium edition will allow the downloading of an additional six Green Day tracks from the Rock Band Store.”

New albums out:

Gorillaz – Plastic Beach

Broken Bells

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