Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Quick News

Say it ain't so! It seems that the hiatus that Bloc Party was to go on after their month of "Bloctober" shows in the UK will be more indefinite than originally thought. It looks like drummer Matt Tong may leave the band and "'wouldn't mind trying something else for a while'' as he told NME. Very unfortunate.

As Tall As Lions front man Dan Nigro was forced to back out of a few shows on the bands current trek with Mutemath. Nigro had to fly back to his home on Long Island after noticing bumps on the back of his throat and was fearing vocal chord damage. He is at home resting and being treated while the rest of his mates are showcasing instrumental As Tall As Lions shows.

Portishead are working on the follow up to last years brilliant ambient epic, Third. Portishead member Geoff Barrow told NME that "We are publishing-free and label-free at the moment, so we're kind of… well, we're free!" Barrow also went on to say that they are taking a different angle in approaching the new album and unsure of how they will release it.

Epic concert from epic band needs epic broadcast. U2 are set to take over Youtube on Sunday as they broadcast their concert from Pasadena's Rose Bowl. The showtime is 8:30 Pacific time and would not be surprised if Youtube crashes. Take a look at the promo trailer below..