Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Bowie releases single and announces new album

Just as the first New Year's resolutions begin to fade and as you started to think that 2013 is not a great deal different from 2012, David Bowie has released a single and announced his first album in 10 years.

The album, "The Next Day" will be released on 11 March 2013 and reunites Bowie with longtime collaborator - Tony Visconti.

Today, Bowie marks his 66th birthday with the release of the first single from the album - "Where Are We Now?"

The announcement on his website read:

"In recent years radio silence has been broken only by endless speculation, rumour and wishful thinking ....a new record...who would have ever thought it, who'd have ever dreamed it! After all David is the kind of artist who writes and performs what he wants when he wants...when he has something to say as opposed to something to sell. Today he definitely has something to say."

The tracklisting for "The Next Day" is as follows:

'The Next Day'
'Dirty Boys'
'The Stars (Are Out Tonight)'
'Love Is Lost'
'Where Are We Now?'
'Valentine's Day'
'If You Can See Me'
'I'd Rather Be High'
'Boss Of Me'
'Dancing Out In Space'
'How Does The Grass Grow'
'(You Will) Set The World On Fire'
'You Feel So Lonely You Could Die'

Friday, 4 January 2013

HAIM take BBC Sound of 2013

HAIM, the Californian trio, have topped the BBC Sound of 2013 poll.

The group, who had a pretty successful 2012, were announced as the winners of the poll today which is based on the views of 213 choice radio DJs, critics and bloggers.

In a statement, they said:

"We are so unbelievably honoured to win the BBC Sound of 2013 list. We have found our second home in the UK! We can’t wait to release new music and play as many shows as possible this year. Thank you to everyone who voted for us. We are so excited!"

Radio 1 DJ - Huw Stephens has been announcing each of top 5 each morning this week.

See the top 5 below:

4) Laura Mvula
3) Angel Haze
2) AlunaGeorge
1) Haim

Friday, 21 December 2012

LGB Albums of the Year 2012 - full list

10) "Given to the Wild" - The Maccabees

9) "Blunderbuss" - Jack White

8) "True EP" - Solange Knowles

7) "Coexist" - The xx

6) "Lonerism" - Tame Impala

5) "Jake Bugg" - Jake Bugg

4) "Kindred EP" – Burial

3) "Channel Orange" - Frank Ocean

2) "Standing at the Sky's Edge" - Richard Hawley

1) “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City – Kendrick Lamar

LGB Singles of the Year 2012 - full list

10) “Bad Girls” – MIA

9) “Shotgun” – Eugene McGuinness

8) “Ima Read” – Zebra Katz feat. Njena Reddd Foxxx

7) "Big Beast" - Killer Mike, Bun B, T.I and El-P

6) “R U Mine” – Arctic Monkeys

5) “Forever” – Haim

4) “Oblivion” – Grimes

3) “Wandering Star” – Polica

2) “Clique” – Big Sean, Jay Z and Kanye West

1) “Werkin Girls” – Angel Haze

#1 - LGB Albums of the Year 2012

"Good Kid, M.A.A.D City - Kendrick Lamar

Without doubt, the most important rap album to come from a major label since The Slim Shady LP

Kendrick's concept album about growing up in Compton does not disappoint

#1 - LGB Singles of the Year 2012

"Werkin Girls" - Angel Haze

Heavy beat, awesome flow, catchy hook and surely a massive 2013 awaits

Something for Nicki Minaj to think about

#2 - LGB Albums of the Year 2012

"Standing at the Sky's Edge" - Richard Hawley

Hawley's change of direction takes the #2 spot