Foster The People’s Mark Foster talking about idea bunnies, getting away from it all and taking on a new direction for their sophomore album SUPERMODEL.
Category : Music & Film
Those tracking shots look familiar…. yes, it’s another sequel for the robot franchise and this time dinosaurs and Mark Wahlberg get in on the action. Say hello to the first trailer for Transformers 4: Age of Extinction. T-Rex as a huge, steel exo-skeleton or a perodactyl bigger than a building? Sure, why the hell not!
This song (and its very simple accompanying video) moved us almost to tears. Stripped back to showcase MNEK’s vocals, it wouldn’t be too far for comparisons to Stevie Wonder to creep through. That’s a big claim and we’re sticking by it. MNEK is one of the most talented singer/songwriter/producers out there and this goes beyond proving it.
Sean Teale, the 21 year old Londoner, burst onto British TV screens as Nick Levan in Skins in 2011 and since then he’s been keeping himself with busy in roles that run from biblical to the sci-fi. Recently he garnered a place in the ITV show, Mr Selfridge, which you can catch, along with a staggering 7 million other viewers, on Sunday nights.
If, like me, you thought 21 Jump St was going to be an unmitigated disaster only to then choke on popcorn and have soda come out your nose as you pounded the armrests with laughter, then come hold my hand. Let’s call a prayer circle and chant for 22 Jump St being as amusing as its predecessor.
Tinashe, the 21 year old actress and singer from Kentucky, entranced us last November with her mixtape ‘Black Water’. This was her third tape, preceding her freshly released RCA debut single ’2 On’ (ft. Schoolboy Q); lavish and lush with slippery, dark beats and her delicate delivery. Made in her home studio and spawning the molten R’n'B kink ‘Vulnerable’, Tinashe got a lot of people very excited for her major label debut album, due at some point this year. We catch her in LA for a quick catch up as she works on the music video for ’2 On’.
Not a Lady Gaga fan tribute track but Royal Blood’s growly new offering.
Catch them live this FEBRUARY
14th – Cardiff, The Globe
15th – Exeter, Cavern
17th – Leicester, The Musician
18th – Norwich, Waterfront Studio
20th – Sheffield, The Harley (SOLD OUT)
21st – Hull, Fruit
22nd – Bedford, Esquires
24th – Tunbridge Wells, Forum
25th – Reading, Face Bar
26th – Oxford, Art Bar
Tickets are on sale now from www.gigsandtours.com or 0844 811 0051.
“He’s fast, he’s strong, he’s got a metal arm”. Oh, such immortal words. Captain America (Chris Evans) is back to fight a new adversary, the Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) who just happens to be Captain’s best friend turned assassin. What do they say about not needing friends when you’ve got enemies?
Random fact alert. I met Elyar Fox at house party in 2012. He was with his pseudo-manager Jamesy, and we exchanged some banter. He said he was a singer. In this business you meet a lot of people who are singers. Or actors. Or whatever. You talk about it and move on. My lingering memory was he was sassy with a capital S. The party got bigger and he disappeared into the scrum. Never saw him again until he popped up on my TV screen and now I’m sat next to him on a tastefully vintage velvet couch in East London sharing a sandwich. Funny how things work out.
The Manucunian upcomer, Bipolar Sunshine, who came to many people’s attention through his woozy anthem ‘Love More Worry Less’, has released this short doco about his music and his background. It’s a humble, gentle look at this man’s artistry, his hometown and influences.
Knytro (London born and Orlando bred) caught our eye back at the end of summer with the doomy ‘Still Standing’, which name-checked nearly the entire history of hip-hop in a few minutes. Signed to Chase & Status’s MTA Records, Knytro’s mixtape Project Haarpoon is an intelligent, wide-ranging 14 track opus that rolls up and lays out all his influences to both surprise and intrigue the listener. Combining eerie, smudgy trip hop or jazzy strains of brass to a more classic hip hop vibe, Knytro is both a fluid storyteller and, with his producers High Frequency, producing cerebral yet emotive hip hop.