Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Now that The Streets are finished, main man Mike Skinner is looking for more work. He is teaming up with his friend and former front man of The Music, Rob Harvey to form D.O.T. The band have started posting demos on a website and Skinner tells The Guardian that
"It's hard to speak for both of us but we have a very similar work ethic and love for high quality tea. Teapigs make some of the best. We are not endorsed by Teapigs, however, but I am by Ocktatrack, which is the loop-based musical instrument I will be playing when we perform live next year. It's like one of those buddy movies from the 80s where the dream is impossible until they both make each other see things in themselves that they previously didn't know."

Even though he just released his latest EP, Enough Thunder, James Blake will have some more tricks up his sleeve for a new batch of tunes for a December EP. No further details are available at press time, but his label R&S Records confirms a new EP before the end of the year.

Great news for Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists, after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer earlier this year, we have great news that her cancer is in remission! We wish Jenny a speedy recovery!

Confirming and announcing on the band's website yesterday, Titus Andronicus member Amy Klein has left the band. Amy, who plays guitar, violin and sings in the band says "I couldn't do it anymore," in a rather long post she says she will be leaving to focus on her own material and work. The band has already lined up a replacement with Liam Betson stepping up to fill her shoes. Last year we spoke with Titus main man, Patrick Stickles about the bands revolving door of musicians, read that interview HERE.