Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Robyn covers Coldplay

Robyn dropped in to the Livelounge today and graced Fearne and Radio 1 listeners with her interpretation of Coldplay's "Every Teardrop is a Waterfall"

Here it below:

Game going to Cash Money... or is he just trying to get the album out

Game speaking to XXL...

“I talk to Baby everyday. We been playing with the idea of going over to Cash Money or trying to marry that and Black Wall Street. So, we’ll figure it out before the end of the day. I definitely think that’s where I’ll probably end up. Cause they winning, they want to win and I been winning and want to continue to win.”

and yet we still wait on RED

Man Booker Prize 2011 longlist

The 2011 Man Booker Prize has been announced.

The following have been longlisted:

• Julian Barnes  The Sense of an Ending
• Sebastian Barry On Canaan's Side
• Carol Birch Jamrach's Menagerie
• Patrick deWitt The Sisters Brothers
• Esi Edugyan Half Blood Blues
• Yvvette Edwards A Cupboard Full of Coats
• Alan Hollinghurst The Stranger's Child
• Stephen Kelman  Pigeon English
• Patrick McGuinness The Last Hundred Days
• AD Miller Snowdrops
• Alison Pick Far to Go
• Jane Rogers The Testament of Jessie Lamb
• DJ Taylor Derby Day

The shortlist is set to be announced of 6th September 2011 with the ceremony to take place on 18th October 2011.

Monday, 25 July 2011

DOOMSTARKS - "Victory Laps"

Talking of collaborations

Doom and Ghostface

The Throne announce US tour

Kanye and Jay announce a tour for their collaborative effort.

Detroit MI Palace of Auburn Hills (September 22nd)
Toronto ON Air Canada Centre (24th)
Montreal QC Bell Centre (25th)
East Rutherford NJ Izod Centre (27th, 28th)
Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Centre (October 4th)
Chicago IL United Centre (6th,7th)
Minneapolis MN Target Centre (8th)
Denver CO Pepsi Centre (10th)
Tacoma WA Tacoma Dome (13th)
Vancouver BC Rogers Arena (14th)
San Jose CA HP Pavilion (16th)
Sacramento CA Power Balance Pavilion (17th)
Los Angeles CA Staples Centre (19th, 20th)
Las Vegas NV MGM Grand Garden Arena (21st)
Dallas TX American Airlines Centre (25th)
Houston TX Toyota Centre (26th)
Atlanta GA Philips Arena (29th)
Greensboro NC Greensboro Coliseum (30th)
Baltimore MD First Mariner Arena (1st November)
Boston MA TD Garden (3rd)

Russell Simmons on Rick Rubin

Noel Gallagher - "The Death of You and Me"

Noel Gallagher's solo effort

Hear it below:


Saturday, 23 July 2011

Thursday, 21 July 2011

VMA 2011 nominations announced

The full list...


Adele, 'Rolling in the Deep'
Tyler, The Creator, 'Yonkers'
Katy Perry, 'Firework'
Bruno Mars, 'Grenade'
Beastie Boys, 'Make Some Noise'


Adele, 'Rolling in the Deep'
Katy Perry, 'Firework'
Beyonce, 'Run the World (Girls)'
Nicki Minaj, 'Super Bass'
Lady Gaga, 'Born This Way'


Cee Lo Green, 'F*ck You'
Eminem feat. Rihanna, 'Love the Way You Lie'
Bruno Mars, 'Grenade'
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi, 'All of the Lights'
Justin Bieber, 'U Smile'


Lil Wayne feat. Cory Gunz,  '6’7’'
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi, 'All of the Lights'
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, 'Look at Me Now'
Nicki Minaj, 'Super Bass'
Lupe Fiasco, 'The Show Goes On'


Foster the People, 'Pumped Up Kicks'
Wiz Khalifa, 'Black and Yellow'
Tyler, The Creator, 'Yonkers'
Big Sean feat. Chris Brown, 'My Last'
Kreayshawn, 'Gucci Gucci'


Adele, 'Rolling in the Deep'
Bruno Mars, 'Grenade'
Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack, 'Give Me Everything'
Katy Perry, 'Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)'
Britney Spears, 'Till the World Ends'


The Black Keys, 'Howlin for You'
Foo Fighters, 'Walk'
Foster the People, 'Pumped Up Kicks'
Mumford & Sons, 'The Cave'
Cage the Elephant, 'Shake Me Down'


Pitbull feat. NE-YO, Nayer & Afrojack, 'Give Me Everything'
Chris Brown feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes, 'Look at Me Now'
Kanye West feat. Rihanna & Kid Cudi, 'All of the Lights'
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West, 'E.T.'
Nicki Minaj feat. Drake, 'Moment 4 Life'


Adele, 'Rolling in the Deep'
Katy Perry, 'Firework'
Lady Gaga, 'Judas'
Kanye West, 'Power'
Death Cab for Cutie, 'You Are a Tourist'


Beyonce, 'Run the World (Girls)'
Britney Spears, 'Till the World Ends'
Lady Gaga, 'Judas'
Bruno Mars, 'The Lazy Song'
LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, 'Party Rock Anthem'


Adele, 'Rolling in the Deep'
Beyonce, 'Run the World (Girls)'
Eminem feat. Rihanna, 'Love the Way You Lie'
Katy Perry, 'Teenage Dream'
Thirty Seconds to Mars, 'Hurricane'


Adele, 'Rolling in the Deep'
Beastie Boys, 'Make Some Noise'
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West, 'E.T.'
Thirty Seconds to Mars, 'Hurricane'
Eminem feat. Rihanna, 'Love the Way You Lie'


Katy Perry feat. Kanye West, 'E.T.'
Thirty Seconds to Mars, 'Hurricane'
Adele, 'Rolling in the Deep'
Rihanna & Kid Cudi, 'All of the Lights'
Manchester Orchestra, 'Simple Math'


Manchester Orchestra, 'Simple Math'
Katy Perry feat. Kanye West, 'E.T.'
Kanye West, 'Power'
Linkin Park, 'Waiting for the End'
Chromeo, 'Don’t Turn the Lights On'

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Beastie Boys new video

The Spike Jonze directed "Don't Play No Game That I Don't Win At" has been released today.

The track, taken from "Hot Sauce Committee Pt. 2", features Santigold and depicts the group as action figures. The video follows the awesome "Make Some Noise" which featured Elijah Wood, Seth Rogan and Will Ferrell.

Click the link below:

Kele confirms new Bloc Party

Kele Okereke has stated that he would "be suprised if there were to be no Bloc Party release by the end of this summer.

Speaking at Latitude festival, Kele said that he was currently finishing a book of short stories whilst "learning how to perform live again".

Long live Bloc!

Noel Gallagher first single confirmed

Noel Gallagher's debut solo single will reportedly be "The Death of You and Me"

It is also widely believed that "The Good Rebel" will be the b side to the first release off "Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds"

The debut solo album is set for release on 17th October 2011

Mercury Nominations 2011

They're out

Battling for the prize are:

PJ Harvey - Let England Shake

Adele - 21

Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi

Elbow - Build a Rocket Boys

Everything Everything - Man Alive

Ghostpoet - Peanut Butter Blues and Melancholy Jam

Gwilym Simcock - Good Days at Schloss Elmau

James Blake - James Blake

Katy B - Katy on a Mission

King Creosote and Jon Hopkins - Diamond Mine

Metronomy - The English Riviera

Tinie Tempah - Disc-Overy


Mercury Prize 2011 shortlist to be announced today

It's that time of year again...

The shortlist for the highly coveted Mercury Music Prize is to be announced in a small ceremony in London.

There have been some great British albums this year with PJ Harvey, Adele and Wild Beasts all surely set for a nomination.

Past winners Elbow and the Arctic Monkeys also stand a chance of achieving a nomination.

Keep it here and on the LGB twitter for all the news as it breaks

Friday, 8 July 2011

"Roll Call" - The Cool Kids, Asher Roth, Chip the Ripper and Boldy James

An amalgamation of some of the most underrated artists in music.

Arctic Monkeys release video for "The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala"

Quite easily my favourite song from the album gets an official release. The single can be yours from 15th August 2011.

See the video below:

Arctic Monkeys - The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala on MUZU.TV

Jay Z two songs into new album - Frank Ocean to collaborate

Jay Z has announced that he's already two songs into his new solo album.

At a listening for "Watch the Throne", Jay explained that the new album would be different but not weird.

He also confirmed that Odd Future's - Frank Ocean is a collaborator of one of the completed songs.

As of yet, no title and no indication of release any time soon.

"Watch the Throne" gets release dates

Jay-Z and Kanye West's joint album "Watch The Throne" will be released on 2nd August 2011.

The announcement is not official as of yet but there have been strong indications through shipping movements that this will be the day Ye and Jay get the much anticipated album out to fans.

With spots for Beyonce and production by No ID and Mr West, this really could control your summer.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Noel Gallagher announces new album

This was left out of the previous post with good reason.

Noel Gallagher has announced that his debut solo album - "Noel Gallagher and the High Flying Birds" will be released on 17th October 2011.

Shows to accompany the release will take place in the following lucky cities:

London; and

Noel confirmed that he will play Oasis songs at the gigs and that a larger tour would likely follow.

Well that brightens up a shitty rainy day doesn't it?

Noel Gallagher finally opens up about Oasis split

If your anything like me - when the Oasis split was first announced, I thought this was just another squabble between brothers who had simply been in each other's pockets for too long.

It wasn't until many months later that I fully began to accept the possibility of Oasis really being gone for good.

Flash forward - Beady Eye, Liam Gallagher's constant comments to the press, Noel's disappearance

... At long last, Noel has stepped onto the battlefield.

Noel explained that before that fateful night in Paris that ended the band, the original issue was centred around Liam's intention to advertise his clothing label - Pretty Green in the tour programme. The issue was that Liam had no intention in paying for said advertising space.

In the press conference, Noel finally put his side of the story across stating ultimately that he had not had enough of Oasis, he had simply had enough of Liam.

Want to know what Liam thought of the press conference? Check his twitter.

Picture Moment #39