CONSEQUENCE: Dave Rowntree on Radio Songs, Making Friends with Machines, and Blur Reunion

SOURCE Consequence Staff January 18, 2023 | 11:45am ET Listen via Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | Amazon Podcasts | Stitcher | Pocket Casts | Radio Public | RSS Blur’s Dave Rowntree sits down with Kyle Meredith to talk about Radio Songs, his first solo album, as well as the Britpop legends’ upcoming second reunion. The drummer takes us into the new LP’s songs that hit on keeping relationships alive as […]

AMERICAN SONGWRITER: Alicia Blue is one of “16 Artists to Watch in 2023”

SOURCE Among the dozens of new artists that were some of our Daily Discovery picks and some artists circulating the festivals, to those who were already a few albums (or singles) in, and others that made their big debut in 2022, there were a few selects that left an imprint. Though there were many more artists that […]

PITCHFORK: Frank Sinatra’s “Watertown” receives an 8.9 Rating

By Sam Sodomsky GENRE: Jazz / Pop/R&B REVIEWED: December 11, 2022 SOURCE Frank Sinatra always recorded his vocals the same way. He would stand at the mic in the center of the room, surrounded by a large ensemble, conducted by an arranger who’d written the score to suit Sinatra’s own voice and mood. In the 1940s and […]

ROLLING STONE: These Charming Men: Hear the Smiths’ Johnny Marr and Andy Rourke Reunite for First New Song in 35 Years

BY KORY GROW SOURCE HALF OF THE Smiths — guitarist Johnny Marr and bassist Andy Rourke — have reunited for their first recording together in 35 years. “Strong Forever” is a new track by Blitz Vega, a group featuring Rourke and former Happy Mondays guitarist Kav Blaggers, which they co-produced with DJ Z-Trip. “We’ve got the love, we’ve got the power,” […]

NEW YORKER: The Boundless Optimism of the Spice Girls

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By Amanda Petrusich November 7, 2022 Source The Boundless Optimism of the Spice Girls In 1994, Heart Management—the father-son team of Bob and Chris Herbert, with the financier Chic Murphy—placed a classified ad in the Stage, a British trade rag founded in 1880 and still devoured, more than a century later, by aspiring performers looking […]

GUITAR WORLD: Dead Kennedys’ East Bay Ray: “Tape delay used to be like a galloping horse you were trying to hold onto. Now, all the horses are very well trained and in a box”

SOURCE By Greg Prato published about 7 hours ago Certainly, one of the greatest punk rock albums of all time was Dead Kennedys’ debut full-length, Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables. And now, the album has been reissued as a newly remixed version by veteran engineer Chris Lord-Alge. Originally formed in 1978 in San Francisco, DK’s core included singer […]

GRIMY GOODS: Stream the imaginatively sensual new single from LYRICS BORN “DIAMOND DOOR” (feat. PRINCESS SHAW)

SOURCE Revolutionary MC Lyrics Born has returned with a new single and video for “Diamond Door,” teaming up with Princess Shaw for an elatedly funky track. Over the lush twinkle of acoustic riffs and upbeat drums the duo playfully and creatively allude to the song’s thinly veiled subject (i.e. pleasuring the one you love under the covers). Doused in Lyrics Born’s […]

SETLIST.FM: Marquee Memories: The Wrecks

SOURCE In a few short weeks The Wrecks will embark on a headlining tour, hoping to impress some live music memories upon their fans – maybe even some associated with their newest album, Sonder. But before the meeting and greeting and grand sing alongs commence, we caught up with frontman Nick Anderson to talk about […]

BROOKLYN VEGAN: The Church are back with new single “The Hypnogogue” (watch the video)

by Bill Pearis Published: August 29, 2022   Australian psychedelic alt-rock greats The Church were on tour in the US this spring surrounding their appearance at Pasadena’s Cruel World festival, and their set often included tantalizing new song “The Hypnogogue.” That is now the band’s first new single in five years, a nearly seven-minute epic with a dark, futuristic theme. “I don’t […]