Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Quick News

Jenny Lewis has teamed up with Au Revoir Simone’s Erika Forster and Tennessee Thomas of The Like to form NAF (Nice As Fuck). The band will be touring through the summer. No word if they are recording.

Speaking to fans on Twitter, Marina & The Diamonds announced they are going on hiatus. Singer Marina Diamondis said: "It feels very bittersweet ending this era, because I've enjoyed it so much, and it's been so helpful for me creatively. It's been an absolute dream. I achieved so many things that I've been trying to for many years. Now, I'm gonna take a little break to do some different things. I've been on the road for seven years. I've had an amazing, amazing experience. This isn't goodbye for good, it's just for a short while."

Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood has confirmed that a new Stones record is on it's way. Speaking to Rolling Stone, he said: "We went in to cut some new songs, which we did. But we got on a blues streak. We cut 11 blues in two days. They are extremely great cover versions of Howlin' Wolf and Little Walter, among other blues people. But they really sound authentic… When we heard them back after not hearing them for a couple of months, we were, 'Who's that? It's you.' It sounded so authentic."

The Black and The White, which features former As Tall As Lions members Cliff Sarcona and Julio Tavarez will release a new EP, My Heart is Compromised, later this month.

Ending a long Twitter silence, Q-Tip took to the social media to address the passing of his friend, brother and Tribe Called Quest member Phife Dawg, who passed away on March 22 due to diabetes complications. Tip tweeted: