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Meteor Showers, Orange Rivers, and Other Amazing Images of the Week

India's Mars Orbiter Captures Striking View of Red Planet's Canyons

India's Mars Orbiter, which arrived at the Red Planet late last year, has just sent back a beautiful shot of the Ophir Chasma, a system of deep valleys and scalloped terrain in the Valles Marineris region. Areas with major geological features like this tend to show off the various layers of …

Mars Orbiter

Why ‘M3LL155X’ is FKA twigs’ strongest feminist statement

FKA twigs has always been an artist that defies convention. Whilst we've spent the last few months speculating about what to expect from her new EP, the Dazed cover star alumnus was busy giving birth to multi-coloured paint, rendering her head onto a sex doll and voguing like her life depended on …

Sources: The P&P Records Soul and Disco Anthology review – ghetto disco and lo-fi funk treasure trove

The vaults of New York’s P&P Records are a goldmine of weird, off-brand disco and funk, as this lovingly assembled compilation proves<p>There is an oft-parroted theory that hip-hop began as a kind of reaction to disco. It was music made by and for people who felt disenfranchised by disco’s dominance …

FKA twigs surprise-releases M3LL155X EP and short film

Hearing about album releases weeks or months in advance is starting to feel like an artifact from the distant past. Dr Dre only gave fans a six-day warning before he premiered new album Compton on Apple Music last week, and now it’s electronic musician FKA Twigs’s turn.<p>On Friday morning, Twigs …

Neon Indian Announces New Album 'VEGA INTL. Night School'

American producer <b>Neon Indian</b> has always slid between the past and the future, his music falling through the slipstream of blissful nostaglia and …

FKA twigs Releases New EP 'M3LL155X'

<b>FKA twigs</b> surprised fans last night (August 13th) by unveiling a new EP.<p>'M3LL155X' is out now, and features previously shared tracks 'Glass & Patron' …

Beach House - Depression Cherry

Anyone with a passing knowledge of <b>Beach House</b> knows that the band is the audio equivalent of slipping into a warm bath of your lover’s tears whilst …

Beach Houses

Janelle Monáe leads protest against police brutality in Philadelphia

Futuristic soul musican Monáe and rapper Jidenna spoke, chanted and marched during a rally in support of the #BlackLivesMatter movement<p>Singer-songwriter and producer Janelle Monáe led a rally and march in support of the Black Lives Matter movement in Philadelphia on Wednesday. She was joined by …

Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker On The Soundtrack Of His Life

<i>Riding high on the wave of latest album ‘Currents’, Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker talks to NME about pretending to be Michael Jackson and drunk dancing</i> …

Britney Spears

"Art isn't a general election": DiS meets The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart

<b>The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart</b> have established themselves as one of the biggest names 1n indiepop on both sides of the Atlantic. Having formed in …

The week in music: Pink Floyd are over (yes, really) and FKA twigs surprises us

AC/DC’s Phil Rudd refuses to give up the fight and Arcade Fire release a love-it-or-hate-it documentary in our weekly music news roundup<p>The people who saw Smith’s set at Glastonbury in June have probably only just emotionally recovered, but the musician and poet has more material on the way. She’s …

Destroyer’s Dan Bejar: “David Bowie’s ‘Where Are We Now?’ is a major inspiration”

The frontman discusses his love of Bowie in the current Uncut<p><b>Destroyer</b>‘s <b>Dan Bejar</b>, speaking in the current Uncut, reveals how <b>David Bowie</b>‘s comback …

Read Tom Waits new poem to Keith Richards

"His urine is blue", Waits tells us<p><b>Tom Waits</b> has written a new poem, “<b>A Likely Story</b>“, about his friend <b>Keith Richards</b>.<p>The poem appears in a …

Chelsea Wolfe: the drone-folk singer who transformed sleep paralysis into high art

Artist emerges from cocoon in California’s mountains with new album Abyss after leaving the noisy glitz of Los Angeles<p>“Living here feels a bit like The Walking Dead,” says Chelsea Wolfe.<p>The 31-year-old artist moved to the mountains north of Los Angeles to record her latest album, Abyss. She wanted …

Sleep Paralysis

Watch Thom Yorke play three new songs in Japan

He also performed tracks from Tomorrow's Modern Boxes<p><b>Thom Yorke</b> debuted three new songs at a gig in Japan last night.<p>The singer was joined by <b>Nigel</b> …

New Singles

The Buzz – Five New Bands You Need To Hear This Week

<b>1. Let’s Eat Grandma – a couple of frighteningly eclectic teens</b><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Ndv1XtiLrU<p>Norwich duo Rosa Walton and Jenny …

East London

Found: Giant spirals in space that could explain our existence

Giant magnetic spirals in the sky could explain why there is something rather than nothing in the universe, according to an analysis of data from …

Bluebooks and Gothic Chapbooks [Part I]

Laura Kremmel is beginning the last year of her PhD at Lehigh University, completing a dissertation that considers the ways in which Romantic-era …

Happy Birthday, Angela Carter: Feminist, Fantasy Author, and Translator of Fairy Tales - Unbound Worlds

<b>Happy birthday to Angela Carter (nee Stalker), who would have been 75 years-old today.</b><p>A groundbreaking feminist author whose short stories and novels …

Tapes on Books: Mrs. Dalloway

Some Velvet Mixtape: 2015 so far in reverb, delay and distortion

2015 has been an incredible year so far for anyone remotely interested in shoegaze, psych rock, noise or combinations of all three. While <b>Ride</b>'s …

Life after death: the science of human decomposition

Photograph: Mo Costandi<p>John lay on Williams’ metal table, his body wrapped in a white linen sheet, cold and stiff to the touch. Photograph: Mo …

Southeast Texas

Week's Best Space Pictures: The Sun Flares For Cinco de Mayo

Plus, see Saturn's "Death Star" moon and pull out your 3-D glasses for a new view of Ceres in this week's most intriguing views from space.<p>Feed your need for "heavenly" views of the universe every Friday with our picks for the most awe-inspiring space pictures. This week, the sun throws a tantrum, …

‘STEADY’ ON!

The band showcase their new album 'Rock Steady' at the special gig...<p>No Doubt are to play a special one-off show in LONDON later this month, NME.COM …

Planetary Society Set To Launch Solar Sail Experiment

The Planetary Society is preparing to launch a tiny satellite into orbit later this month as the first phase in testing a solar sail as a means of spacecraft propulsion — an idea that has been kicking around in the science (and science-fiction) literature for at least a century.<p>The satellite, …

The Magic Whip

In the Nineties, Oasis won the major Brit-pop battles: worldwide album sales, U.K. Number One singles and gossip-column yardage. But their …

Britpop

Morrissey admits difficulty finding new record label, but dismisses ‘desperate’ crowdfunding idea

The former Smiths frontman is unsigned after splitting with Harvest Records in 2014<p>Morrissey has discussed his difficulty in finding a new record …

Joni Mitchell latest update: “A full recovery is expected”

Official website denies reports she is in a coma<p><b>Joni Mitchell</b> is expected to make a full recovery contrary to reports that she had slipped into a …

Joni Mitchell

Use Orion’s Belt to find Mercury

Mercury’s greatest eastern elongation – its greatest distance from the sunset – is today. But how can you tell which object you’re seeing is …

Astronomy