For their next record, Northern Ireland's Two Door Cinema Club are planning "stadium songs," says guitarist Sam Halliday as he spoke to Digitalspy.co.uk earlier this week. He says "It's going [to sound] bigger. The first album's great in the sense that it's small pop songs that are fun and we don't want to move away from that, but at the same time you've got to progress." The band are currently on their world tour and will arrive Stateside again this fall.
Pearl Jam have announced that Labor Day Weekend will be the festival they have been planning and hinting on having to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The festival will take place East Troy, Winsconsin. The two day festival will include bands like Queens of the Stone Age, The Strokes, John Doe of X, Mudhoney, Social Distortion, Liam Finn, Glen Hansard, Joseph Arthur and more with Pearl Jam headlining each night.
Indie darlings Sleigh Bells are set to release an "emotionally heavy" second album in 2012 the band tell Rolling Stone.
Paul McCartney is also set to release some solo material in 2012 in the form of a covers record. Apparently inspired by the latest Foo Fighters disc, Macca wants to cover some rock and roll tunes and add his flair to it. This is something we are looking forward to.
As Adele rules the world in 2011, and she deservingly has a right to, she has opened up to OUT magazine and wishes she had worked harder at saving the realationship that inspired her current smash album, 21. She says "I don't think I'll ever forgive myself for not making my relationship with my ex on 21 work, because he's the love of my life. I would still be singing in the shower, of course, but yeah --my career, my friendships, my hobbies. I would have given up trying to be the best."
Incubus have unveiled the cover to their latest album, If Not Now, When? Which arrives in July. Take a look at the cover below: