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LIFE unleash frenetic new video for Sugar God

Highly praised punk band LIFE have unleashed the video for ‘Sugar God’, the next single to be taken from their blistering debut Popular Music.
Whole heartedly embodying the spirit of DIY – doing it for themselves, the people of their …

EERA shares ‘I Wanna Dance’ video ahead of Ghstpoet support slots – watch

Norwegian-born, London-based artist EERA is gearing up for a tour alongside Ghostpoet, and has just released a striking video to accompany new single ‘I Wanna Dance’
In the clip glamorous drag artist Ruby Waxwork – aka fellow musician…

Watch Foo Fighters belt out classics on Carpool Karaoke

Last night the Foo Fighters joined ex-pat British comic and actor James Corden for a balls-out edition of Carpool Karaoke, the consistently popular viral segment on his Late, Late Show.

Coinciding with the release this week of the group’s ninth studio album Concrete and Gold, Grohl and bandmates joined Corden in a series of lusty renditions including ‘All My Life’, ‘Best Of You’ and ‘Learn To Fly.’ All-new banger from the latest LP ‘The Sky Is A Neighbourhood’ was also given the SUV-singalong treatment.

Between numbers the group shared memories, including the time the ex-Nirvana drummer broke his leg on stage in Gothenburg, Sweden.

“I told the audience I’m gonna fix this, then be back,” Growl recalled. “SO they pull me off to the side and tell me it’s dislocated. They put gauze in my mouth, said “bite on this”.

It gets worse: ‘My leg was broken too, so I said, ok “can I finish the show?” This guy helping me said “well, I have to hold your ankle in place”. So I was like, you gotta him onstage.’

At the end of the segment the band swing by a music shop, where Growl, drummer Taylor Hawkins and Corden compete in an impromptu comic drum off, before all taking to the instore stage and performing Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, a recent tour favourite also performed at the 02, London on Tuesday (September 19).

Earlier this week guitarist Chris Shiflett told Gigwise about the time they jammed with Paul McCartney, their relationship with new über-producer Greg Kurstin and discussed a recorded but never-to-be released Foo Fighters album.

Watch the new Carpool Karaoke below…

Punk’s newest likely lads Shame share new single ‘Concrete’

South London punk rockers Shame have unveiled the video for new tune ‘Concrete’, available now on streaming services worldwide.

Kicking off with a machine-gun volley of guitars, lead singer Charlie Steen – all close-cropped hair, braces and bovver boots – stomps through three and a half minutes of angry introspection, with shouty call and response vocals between 19-year-old Steen and bassist Josh Finnerty.

According to Bob Boilen at NPR, Steen describes the lyric as “a flâneur’s perspective on the psychological and emotionally draining effects of a doomed relationship – a moment where all of the worries and thoughts one might feel within this entrapment are isolated and embraced – a moment where the futility of reasoning is accepted.”

Unusually then, it seems the song is a bit of a lovey-dovey lament. This contrasts sharply with their other output, which – true to their punk roots – addresses questions of social injustice and politics. Brexit, for instance, looms large. For instance, consider the words to ‘Visa Vulture’, a crude love song to Theresa May: “Oh Theresa, baby / We’ve been going for a while / But I think I want more than your sideways smile.”

Not cutting enough? Ok, try this: “Oh Theresa, honey / Know I mind the gap / With my chargrilled meat inside your butter-bread baps.”

Their incendiary live shows are something to behold with Steen leaping all over the stage and into the crowd. They’re on record as saying a gig is meant to be entertainment, and not five lads staring at their guitar pedals for an hour and a bit.

Check out this witty, fresh and timely new voice for yourself live next month across the UK.

OCTOBER
09 – Bristol, Louisiana
10 – Leeds, Lending Room
11 – Manchester, Soup Kitchen
12 – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
13 – Liverpool, Buyers Club
14 – Dublin, Workman’s Club
18 – London, Scala
21 – Cardiff, SWN Festival

Brandon Flowers shares cringeworthy moment he first met Morrissey

Killers frontman Brandon Flowers has recalled the moment he first met Smiths legend Morrissey – and, moreover, that he ‘made an ass of himself.’

“I was his bus boy [waiter] when I was 18 at Spago in Vegas — I served him a mushroom pizza and Earl Grey tea, and I totally made an ass of myself.’ recalls the Las Vegas-born frontman, who for reasons best known to his teenage self then blurted out: ‘“Mushrooms are really cool.”’

“I grew up just idolizing him,” an embarrassed Flowers told Yahoo Music, although it seems that he’s since got to know his Mancunian hero a little better. “I hung out with Morrissey at this hotel,” Flowers continues, referring to a much later encounter post Killers success. “I came in one night at around 11 and everything was kind of shut down, but there was this one little light in the restaurant. I instantly got excited, obviously, and I ended up getting the courage to introduce myself and stay for a few hours, out there with the Moz. It was an incredible experience.”

“I don’t know that I redeemed myself completely with this experience with him, but I tried.”

The Killers will release new record ‘Wonderful Wonderful’ tomorrow (September 22). It will be their sixth studio album, and the follow up to 2012’s ‘Battle Born’.

Morrissey will release new LP ‘Low in High School’ on November 17. He unveiled the album’s lead single ‘Spent The Day In Bed’ earlier this week, and even joined Twitter, although to date has only tweeted three times.

“Spent The Day In Bed” is yours by pre-ordering “Low In High School” https://t.co/ldaXZPG2dm pic.twitter.com/ruJfveoFPY

— Morrissey (@officialmoz) September 19, 2017

See below for Killers upcoming tour dates… NOVEMBER
6 – Birmingham, Getting Arena
7 – Birmingham, Genting Arena
10 – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
13 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
14 – Manchester, Manchester Arena
16 – Dublin, 3 Arena
17 – Belfast, SSE Arena
19 – Leeds, Fleet Direct Arena
20 – Glasgow, SSE Arena
21 – Aberdeen, AECC BHGE Arena
23 – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
25 – Sheffield, Sheffield Arena
27 – London, O2 Arena
28 – London, O2 Arena

Never Mind The Bollocks set for deluxe 40th anniversary reissue

To mark the 40th anniversary of legendary punk rockers The Sex Pistols’ only studio release a special ‘super-deluxe edition’ of the incendiary album, out of print since 2012, is returning to stores on 27 October.
The collection will include…

Yoko Ono goes to war with soft drink brand ‘John Lemon’

Yoko Ono threatened a soft drink startup with financially crippling legal action for allegedly infringing copyright via their John Lemon brand of beverages, according to Reuters.

Arguing that the company has been illegally profiting off of the former Beatles brand, the New York-based artist, who was married to Lennon from 1969 until his untimely death in 1980, wasted no time in ordering they cease and desist.

Lawyers acting on behalf of Yoko Ono reportedly sent a letter to distributors of the lemon drink, warning they could face costs of up to €5,000 (£4405) every day, and €500 for every single bottle sold, if they continued to, in Ono’s eyes, infringe the trademark.

The beverage firm, who are based in Poland, briskly denied the allegations, although it was pointed out to them a Facebook post from John Lemon Ireland included an image of the iconic singer-songwriter.

Other potentially incriminating marketing materials include the brand’s logo next to a pair of Lennon’s distinctive circular spectacles and the words ‘Let It Be’.

‘Let It Be’ was in fact penned by longtime collaborator Paul McCartney, although owing to an adolescent handshake the vast majority of hits by the Fab Four, including Let It Be, are credit to both artists.

The firm behind John Lemon, a vegan and gluten-free soft drinks range launched in 2012, have since agreed to re-brand as ‘On Lemon’, despite the fact their EU trademark had been registered in 2014, two years earlier than the date ‘John Lennon’ was registered as a trademark in 2016.

Karol Chamera, the founder of Mr Lemonade Alternative Drinks which distributed the John Lemon beverage in the UK, told the East London Advertiser newspaper in an interview: “All of us involved with this product are startups, and we couldn’t take on someone who is worth many, many millions.”