Sunday, September 10, 2017

Quick News


Following an interview with the New York Times this week, the publication said that U2's new album, Songs of Experience, will be out on December 1.

The Times also confirmed that Bjork's yet-to-be-titled new album will be out in November. 

Soul singer Charles Bradley has cancelled the rest of his 2017 tour as the 68-year-old will battle cancer. We wish him a speedy recovery.

Death From Above spoke to NME about how they managed to reunite in 2011 and their name change after dropping 1979 from their title. “We’ve realised that Death From Above is just us, plus a couple of pieces of gear,” drummer and vocalist Sebastien Grainger told NME. “It’s not this separate third entity that is mythologised or whatever. We didn’t talk for five years but the band continued to exist and kept working in the background. When we started working on [previous record] ‘The Physical World’, we treated the band as this other thing that we had to respect. Now we don’t – we don’t respect it any more!” As for their name, bassist Jesse Keller said: “A couple of years ago we dropped [1979] from our tour posters. No one noticed so we kept doing it.” Grainger added: "The final straw was when I was making the art for our single ‘Freeze Me’. I wanted to write the name out in ice, so I went on Amazon and ordered an ice cube tray in the alphabet. It came and there were no numbers. That was that.”

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Foo Fighters confirmed that Justin Timberlake will be on their new album, Concrete and Gold. Also in the interview, singer Dave Grohl opened up about the passing of Chris Cornell earlier this year. He said: "He was a really sweet guy. Full of life. And he had so much to offer. That one hurt. Over the years you sort of count your blessings that you survived, and when you see another one go down ..."

King Krule will release his new album, The Ooze, next month.

During their performance at Bestival in England Saturday night, Q-Tip confirmed that it was A Tribe Called Quest's final gig ever. The group reunited last year for 2016's best album, We Got It From Here... Thank You For Your Service, the iconic hip-hop outfit last key member Phife Dawg during the making of the record and toured most of 2017 without him.

Social media can get you in trouble, just ask The Antlers if you don't believe me. The New York indie band have been on hiatus since 2014 and when a fan asked on Twitter when they could expect the inactivity to go on, their social media handler replied:  “probably forever…sorry dude." A few hours later, The Antlers released a statement clarifying what is going on: "Wanted to give a clarification on a confusing tweet from earlier. As we announced in 2015, the band’s on an extended break while we individual Antlers pursue other projects. While we don’t have immediate plans to make new music, we’ll surely be back when the time is right. Sorry for the false alarm"