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The Goon Sax Channel Talking Heads And Scott Walker In New Video

Fans of early Talking Heads albums, listen up. This group of teenagers from Brisbane could be your favorite new band. The Goon Sax frontman Louis Forster sings with a David Byrne-like delivery when he says the line that won me over, to his tenuous lover: "Let's get nervous in your room again." …

Scott Walker

Gorillaz: Murdoc hits back at 2D in exclusive prison interview

• story of the day<p>Free Murdoc believers, here's the one you've been waiting for, the rebuttal to 2D's big NME interview: Murdoc's behind-bars …

Gorillaz

Richard Thompson Tears It Up On Two New Songs

I'm thrilled to have two new songs from one of our greatest living guitarists and songwriters, Richard Thompson. His just-announced 19th solo album, <i>13 Rivers,</i> still finds him brimming with bursts of guitar magic and storytelling. It's a trademark sound that has been incredibly influential since the …

New Singles

How we made: Roni Size on the Mercury-winning album New Forms

<b>Roni Size, AKA</b> <b>Ryan Williams, producer</b><p>I was born Ryan Owen Granville Williams but, because I was lighter-skinned, everyone called me Roni, after the only white character in the film Babylon. I was quite short and if my mates were talking about a girl, they’d say: “Oh, she’s Roni’s size.” So that’s …

Music

Sound Matters: A History Of Legendary Recording Studios

When <b>The Beatles</b> were photographed in August 1969, striding over a <b>zebra crossing</b> in St John’s Wood, London, for the cover shot of <b>their album Abbey …

Universal Music

Hear the First Recorded Blues Song by an African American Singer: Mamie Smith’s “Crazy Blues” (1920)

Historian John Hope Franklin once described the decades from the end of slavery through the advent of Jim Crow as “The Long Dark Night" because of …

Black History

I Lived My Dream of Feeling Safe and Loved on Tour

Touring as an up-and-coming band isn’t what it used to be, and maybe that’s a good thing.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i>.<p>When I was 16, I went on tour with bands. They would pay for me to take photos behind the scenes. Back then, the minute you signed with a label you got a tour bus …

feelingsafe

Blur’s Alex James hits out at “grotesque” band reunions

"Nobody really wants to hear their fucking new record, do they? They want to listen to Stairway to Heaven<p>Blur‘s Alex James has hit out at classic …

Britpop

A new David Bowie documentary will explore his early years

‘The First Five Years’ will focus on the early years of David Bowie.<p>A new documentary about David Bowie is in the works and will act as the prequel …

David Bowie

Songs in the key of strife: the musician putting anxiety centrestage

One of the truly wretched things about mental illness is that it is very hard to describe what it’s like. Words aren’t enough – even good ones.<p>But what about music? If the strings in Psycho can make us quail and the warm orchestral resolutions in Cinema Paradiso can make us cry, is there music that …

Mental Disorders

10 under-the-radar club tracks you need to hear in July 2018

<b>For Club Use Only is your one-stop guide to the best underground dance music from across the world. Each month, The Astral Plane’s Gabe Meier</b> …

Prehistory

Watch The Muppets cover David Bowie at their O2 spectacular

It's a fan-favourite<p>The Muppets have been performing a full-length live show for the first time ever in Europe and last night an incredible cover of …

David Bowie

Watch Nine Inch Nails’ Live Video Of ‘Metal’ Featuring Gary Numan

Nine Inch Nails have shared a live video of their cover of Gary Numan’s ‘Metal’ and it features a surprise appearance by Gary Numan himself. Fan-shot …

Los Angeles

An interview with David Sylvian

On improvisation, sonic exploration and Holger Czukay<p>Just recently, Grönland Records reissued two collaborative albums by <b>David Sylvian</b> and <b>Holger</b> …

Vinyl Records

Thurston Moore on Madonna: ‘She had credibility, she was really ahead of the game’

We were neighbours. We knew each other, by sight. She would say hi to me and I would say hi to her. She was dating a friend of mine for a millisecond, so we were introduced that way and then, through the years, when we’d cross paths on the street, we’d nod heads and smile. She was very friendly …

Subculture

Meet the Rwandan choreographer behind "This is America"

At 23, dancer/choreographer Sherrie Silver broke the Internet as the mastermind behind Childish Gambino's hit music video

newsnetwork

Suede – “Don’t Be Afraid If Nobody Loves You”

Suede's new album <i>The Blue Hour</i> arrives this September 21 and in the buildup to the release, the seminal Britpop pioneers have shared another new …

New Albums

Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie

Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Guthrie (1912-67) was one of the most important folk composers in American history. "This Land Is Your Land" is ubiquitous in …

Music

Coltrane, Kamasi and the art of looking both directions at once

<b>Ashley Kahn on the story behind John Coltrane’s “lost” 1963 album, and the context into which it has emerged.</b><p>“If you look at the headlines today, …

Vinyl Records

10 records that show how Ennio Morricone revolutionised the film soundtrack

August 22, 2014 In Features, Lists<p><b>From Spaghetti Westerns to giallo thrillers, James Hammond introduces the 10 most important Ennio Morricone</b> …

Vinyl Records

Jazz trumpeter Keyon Harrold is poised to become one of the greats

Keyon Harrold might very well be the second coming of Miles Davis.<p>Or he may be the incarnation of a new type of musician, who uses the magic of his …

Music

The Top 10 French Musicians

As the most aurally pleasing of the romance languages, it’s no wonder that much of French music is dominated by seductive singers and …

France

DJ Shadow shares new album, Live in Manchester: The Mountain Has Fallen Tour: Stream

DJ Shadow<p>Today marks the release of DJ Shadow’s <i>Live in</i> <i>Manchester: The Mountain Has Fallen Tour</i>, the companion album to a new documentary about the …

New Albums

This Week’s Essential Releases: Jazz-Metal, Hip-Hop, Indie Pop and More

Welcome to Seven Essential Releases, our weekly roundup of the best music on Bandcamp. Each week, we’ll recommend six new albums that were released …

Death Metal

Caterina Barbieri collects Buchla 200 recordings on Born Again In The Voltage LP

<b>The new album arrives on Important alongside a split LP with ELEH.</b><p>Modular synthesist Caterina Barbieri will release an album of Buchla 200 recordings …

Born Again

Who Were The I-Threes? Revealing The Powerful, Unique Voices Behind Marley’s Music

The female backing singing group is not uncommon. From the yé-yé girls in French pop to The Ladybirds eternally doing sessions in the UK – unseen but …

Music

The 10 best Paul Simon albums – ranked!

<b>10.</b> The Paul Simon Songbook (1965)<p>This summer, Paul Simon brings his touring career to an end – 54 years after he thought it was over. When Simon and Garfunkel’s 1964 debut sank without a trace, the 24-year-old travelled to England, miserable and dejected, and shrugged out this solo album. Several …

Paul Simon

10 Essential Reggae Albums To Own On Vinyl

In some quarters, reggae is treated as a singles music – those rare, much-sought 45s drive DJ sets and a rabid collectors’ market. But the …

Universal Music

Cello Noise Finds Surreal Beauty Between The Cracks

Michael Beharie and Teddy Rankin-Parker's collaborative debut exists somewhere between neoclassical and electronic music, where the lines aren't so much blurred but broken. In some spots, <i>A Heart From Your Shadow</i>, which was mixed by Jim O'Rourke and mastered by James Plotkin, occupies recent realms …

Father John Misty

Damon Albarn on England’s World Cup run: ‘I’ve never felt this feeling before’

The Blur and Gorillaz man has shared his views on the team's form in the tournament so far<p>Damon Albarn has shared his views on England’s World Cup …

Damon Albarn