Wednesday, April 17th
'Flick of the finger' is the first track to be unveiled from the forthcoming second album from the ex-Oasis men (minus Noel Gallagher, of course) the song is also to be the opening song on the new album titled BE and released on 10th June 2013.
Full tracklisting of 'BE'
1. Flick of The Finger
2. Soul Love
3. Face The Crowd
4. Second Bite of The Apple
5. Soon Come Tomorrow
6. Iz Rite
7. I'm Just Saying
8. Don't Brother Me
9. Shine A Light
10. Ballroom Figured
11. Start Anew
12. Dreaming of Some Space*
13. The World’s Not Set in Stone*
14. Back After The Break*
15. Off at The Next Exit*
* Deluxe edition bonus tracks
link for the 'BE' artwork;
Friday, January 25th
Stereophonics have released another video for the song "Indian Summer" off their upcoming Graffiti On The Train. The music video was directed by the band's frontman Kelly Jones. The band will also hit the road in the UK for a series of promotional shows in March.
"Indian Summer" can be watched here - http://www.stereophonics.com/news/post/indian-summer-video
Here is the list of the shows Stereophonics will play in March:
15th March LEICESTER, De Montfort Hall
16th March WOLVERHAMPTON, Civic Hall
18th March LEEDS, Academy
19th March SOUTHEND, Cliffs Pavilion
21st March CHELTENHAM, Centaur
22nd March PORTSMOUTH, Guildhall
23rd March PLYMOUTH, Pavilions
25th March DONCASTER, Dome
26th March BLACKPOOL, Empress Ballroom
27th March EDINBURGH, Usher Hall
Saturday, December 22nd
Stereophonics' new album, Graffiti On The Train, is scheduled to be released on March 4. It will be available as a standard CD and a limited edition hardback style book with a 20-page booklet and a second CD featuring an acoustic, alternate versions, as well as a remix of the lead single "In A Moment". There will also be announced a string of tour dates, promoting Graffiti On The Train in the near future.
Here is the artwork of the record - http://www.stereophonics.com/
Also, this is the tracklist:
1. We Share The Same Sun
2. Graffiti On The Train
3. Indian Summer
4. Take Me
6. Roll The Dice
7. Violins And Tambourines
8. Been Caught Cheating
9. In A Moment
10. No One's Perfect
Thursday, November 15th
Welsh alt-rock quartet Stereophonics have posted the official music video for their new song 'In a Moment'.
The track is the lead single taken from the band's upcoming 8th LP 'Graffiti On The Train'; which is scheduled for release in March of 2013.
Sunday, November 4th
Stereophonics have released their first official single from their yet unnamed upcoming 8th record, as a free download on their website. "In A Moment" will be released as a limited edition, etched 10" vinyl on December 10. No other word has been revealed regarding their 8th effort, most probably scheduled to be released early next year. The track can be downloaded here - http://www.stereophonics.com/inamoment/
To accompany the new release, guitarist/vocalist Kelly Jones has worked with various people on directing a movie. Last month, the band has released a music video for "Violins And Tambourines", acting as a trailer for the upcoming movie. Listen/watch it here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEFFFgz4skA.
Monday, July 2nd
Britpop group Blur have released 2 new tracks, "Under the Westway" & "The Puritan", for download on iTunes. The release comes after a live stream of the quartet performing live from an unspecified location in London which can be watched on demand here: http://www.blur.co.uk/livestream/
Lyric Video for Under the Westway: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5DlAZoEsfo
Lyric Video for The Puritan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zDNv8HTecw
Sunday, May 6th
Avant-garde legends Fantastimo have revealed plans for a new album due out in May 2012. In addition, Matt Polk has been named by frontman Keegan Fraser as the band's new bass player. Fraser claims that the new material will mark "a return to the band's roots" and will be the heaviest album yet.
"i will be recording a new album in the next 24 hours, may 5th or 6th, with new member matt polk who plays awesome bass! i think he will fit in perfectly. welcome matt"
Tuesday, February 28th
"Shoot A Hole Into The Sun" is the first material released from Noel Gallagher's collaboration with the Amorphous Androgynous.
The track is the B side to Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds's new single "Dream On".
The single is released 11th March on digital and 12th March on Limited Edition Numbered 12" vinyl and CD.
Thursday, October 6th
Noel Gallagher has posted the video for his new single, '...AKA What a Life,' on Youtube.
The video stars actor Russell Brand and is taken from Gallagher's debut solo album, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, which is scheduled for release on October 17.
Monday, September 5th
Noel Gallagher has premiered his new single, 'AKA... What a Life!' on Youtube.
'AKA... What a Life!' is taken from the former Oasis singer's debut solo album, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, which is scheduled for release on October 17.
Tuesday, August 30th
Noel Gallagher has posted a new song entitled 'If I Had a Gun' via KROQ.
'If I Had a Gun' is taken from Gallagher's debut solo album, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds.
Monday, July 25th
Noel Gallagher has posted the video for his first solo single, 'The Death of You and Me,' on Youtube.
'The Death of You and Me' is taken from the album Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, which is scheduled for release on October 17. A b-side, entitled 'The Good Rebel,' will be made available upon the single's release on August 21.
Wednesday, July 6th
Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has announced details of his first solo album, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, which is scheduled for release on October 17.
Gallagher also revealed during a press conference that a second album, a currently untitled collaboration with Amorphous Androgynous, has been completed and will be released in 2012.
He spoke at length about the events that led to Oasis' split last year (video link below), prompting brother Liam to respond on Twitter with the word "SHITBAG."
1. Everybodys On The Run
2. Dream On
3. If I Had A Gun
4. The Death Of You And Me
5. (I Wanna Live In A Dream In My) Record Machine
6. AKA... What A Life
7. Soldier Boys And Jesus Freaks
8. AKA... Broken Arrow
9. (Stranded On) The Wrong Beach
10. Stop The Clocks
Monday, January 24th
Post-Oasis incarnation Beady Eye have posted the video for their debut single proper 'The Roller' on Youtube.
'The Roller' is taken from the band's debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding, which is scheduled for release on February 28.
Monday, January 10th
Liam Gallagher's Beady Eye have posted a new track entitled 'The Roller' on Youtube.
'The Roller' is taken from the band's debut album Different Gear, Still Speeding, which is scheduled for release on February 28.
Wednesday, November 10th
Beady Eye (Oasis minus Noel Gallagher) have released a new song entitled 'Bring the Light' for free download.
In addition to guitarist Gem Archer and drummer Chris Sharrock, former bassist Andy Bell has moved to six-string duties and is joined by new bassist Jeff Wooton (Gorillaz).
Tuesday, October 5th
Record label EMI has begun legal action against a contracting firm after a collection of Blur photography and film was apparently discarded by cleaners.
The box, which the label claims was marked "Not Rubbish, Do Not Remove," contained film from the English band's classic album Parklife as well as rare photos of the Beatles in their heyday, and was reportedly worth £170,000.
EMI had been looking after the items for photographer Paul Postle, who is said to be "dismayed at the loss of such an important collection."
Monday, June 7th
The former drummer for Welsh rock band Stereophonics, Stuart Cable, has been found dead in his Llwdcoed home.
Cable was 40 years old. Police have yet to establish a cause of death.
Cable played for Stereophonics from their formation in 1992 and left in 2003.
Sunday, April 18th
Blur have posted a new song entitled 'Fool's Day' for free download.
The newly-reformed group recorded the track for a limited edition 7" vinyl single to coincide with Record Store Day (April 17). It's the first new material released by the band in seven years, and the first with Coxon since 2000's 'Music Is My Radar.'
'Fool's Day' is available to download in compressed MP3 and uncompressed WAV format.
Monday, April 12th
English rock trio Supergrass have split up after seventeen years and six albums, jokingly citing a "17-year itch" as the cause.
In a statement, the band said: "Thanks to everyone who has supported us over the years. We still love each other but, cliché notwithstanding, musical differences have led to us moving on and of course we all wish each other well in the future."
The band were thought to be working on a new album, to be entitled Release the Drones. Their last release was 2008's Diamond Hoo Ha.
Frontman Gaz Coombes and drummer Danny Goffey have been performing as the Hotrats for the past year, and released an album of covers, entitled Turn Ons, in January.
The band are set to play four farewell shows:
Glasgow Barrowland (June 8)
Manchester Academy (9)
London O2 Academy Brixton (10)
Paris La Cigalle (11)
Monday, November 2nd
Britpop act Ocean Colour Scene have posted 'Mrs. Maylie,' from their forthcoming album Saturday, for free download via their official website. Saturday is scheduled for release early in 2010.
http://www.oceancolourscene.com/ (Registration required)
Sunday, May 31st
Lee Mavers is back. The infamous British singer/songwriter has announced that not only has he reformed The La's for a tour, but that a second album has been written - a mere 19 years after the first.
Mavers, best known for the evergreen "There She Goes", was acknowledged as a major catalyst for the Britpop movement when The La's - recorded with a revolving set of musicians including bassist John Power, drummer Chris Sharrock, and guitarist John Byrne - went silver in 1990. The album, however, was not how the perfectionist Mavers had imagined it - the band had rejected the recording sessions, leaving producer Steve Lilywhite to piece together an album from the available material. Mavers later called the album 'a piece of complete shit', and is no doubt relishing the opportunity to set the record straight.
The line-up for the reformed La's at this point includes only Mavers and former Babyshambles guitarist Drew McConnell, who will switch to bas ...more
Tuesday, December 9th
Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree (aka Blur) will reunite for a concert on 3 July at Hyde Park.
It will be the first time the band have played in public since performing at London's Royal Festival Hall in 2000, before Coxon left the group in 2002.
Tickets for the gig, which will cost £45, go on sale at 0900 GMT on Friday.
Friday, November 7th
[Sources: BigpondMusic & BBC]
Damon Albarn, the Grammy Award-winning London singer/musician behind outfits Gorillaz, The Good, The Bad and the Queen and Monkey: Journey To The West, has revealed that fans of ‘90s Brit-poppers Blur can get excited: a reunion is definitely on the cards.
“It’s very possible I’ll go back to Blur, it really is very possible,” Albarn revealed to the BBC yesterday. The “Beetlebum” singer said that he and former guitarist Graham Coxon had been “hanging out together”, the band having split in 2003 after Coxon left to pursue his solo career. “He’s great, it’s fantastic to get my old friend back,” said Albarn. “So it’s good – but I can’t really say any more than that.”
Coxon, meanwhile, is said to be working with Pete Doherty on the upcoming new album from the troubled Babyshambles’ singer. The outfit’s drummer, Adam Ficek, told London radio station XFM that Coxon had been in the studio with Doherty, r ...more
Tuesday, August 19th
HEAR THE WHOLE OF FORTH NOW For one week only (starting from today) you can hear The Verve's new album 'Forth' in its entirety via their official myspace page: www.myspace.com/theverve.
You can also sample the whole of the album via the Verve Widget.
Embeddable on all social networks sites and blog sites, if you add the widget to your personal profile you'll be kept up to date about all upcoming Verve news and events.
1. Sit and Wonder - 6:52
2. Love Is Noise - 5:29
3. Rather Be - 5:38
4. Judas - 6:19
5. Numbness - 6:35
6. I See Houses - 5:37
7. Noise Epic - 8:14
8. Valium Skies - 4:34
9. Columbo - 7:30
10. Appalachian Springs - 7:34
Friday, July 11th
Over at http://www.myspace.com/theverve, you can currently hear the new single by The Verve, entitled "Love Is Noise". It's their first single in over ten years, following "Sonnet"'s release in March 1998.
Be prepared for a lot of very silly noises, that's all I'm saying.
Wednesday, June 25th
The Verve, having reunited and announced their festival tour of Europe and Japan already, have given us the basic details of their upcoming fourth album, drearily named Forth. The first single, "Love is Noise", is already streaming on various websites.
1. Sit and Wonder
2. Love Is Noise
3. Rather Be
6. I See Houses
7. Noise Epic
8. Valium Skies
10. Appalachian Springs
Forth drops August 19th for those of you who live in North America, and a day earlier for those of us lucky enough not to.
Monday, February 4th
After a few years off, Supergrass have turned back to their roots on their new single "Diamond Hoo Ha Man".
Here is the video link for the song/video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EPHk16mO20
Tuesday, June 26th
Silent since 1999, revered U.K. rock act the Verve is reuniting for a new album and fall live dates. According to a post on the group's newly launched Web site (www.theverve.tv), Richard Ashcroft, Nick McCabe, Simon Jones and Pete Salisbury were in a London studio last week laying down tracks for a new album, which will be completed in the fall.
The Verve will then return to the stage for six U.K. shows in November: Nov. 2-3 at Glasgow's Academy, Nov. 5-6 at Blackpool's Empress Ballroom and Nov. 8-9 at London's Roundhouse. It appears guitarist/keyboardist Simon Tong, who was last heard from in the Good, the Bad and the Queen, is sitting out the reunion.
The Verve rose to fame internationally in the early '90s with a sound psychedelic enough for adventurous listeners but palatable to commercial radio as well. Internal tensions finally splintered the band in the wake of 1997's U.S. breakthrough "Urban Hymns," which has sold 1.34 million copies, according to Nielsen ...more
Tuesday, June 5th
Blur will begin recording their new album in November, according to reports.
The definitive line-up, including founding guitarist Graham Coxon, have been at the centre of media speculation about new recordings in recent months.
It has now been claimed that Coxon, who quit the group during sessions for "Think Tank" in 2003, will go into the studio with Damon Albarn, Alex James and Dave Rowntree.
A 'source' told a UK tabloid: "They've all had lots on, with solo projects, cartoon bands, political campaigns and farming.
"But by the end of summer, their plates will be clear. They'll go into the studio together in November."
Meanwhile, Damon Albarn's circus opera, "Monkey: Journey To The West", opens the Manchester International Festival at the end of this month.