May 3rd, 2001
Bristol based, underground super-star TRICKY has a label again thanks to Epitaph Records. Tricky previous four albums were all released on Island Records until he left them in October 2000. He is set to start recording new material for a planned new EP, and a new album in the autumn tentativly title»
Oh yes.... the cartoon that shaped a generation is being made in to a film, and has a few suprise additions to the cast. 70's Hanna Barbera cartoon 'Scooby Doo' is currently in filming and Sugar Ray will play themselves in the live-action movie adaptation due for release in 2002. "If there's o»
Electric Honey records, who helped launch the careers of Belle And Sebastian, Snow Patrol and Biffy Clyro, have announced their next release. The label, run by Stow College in Glasgow, are set to release the debut single by tuneful indiepop boys Pupkin. The 'Morning Light' EP w»
Robbie Williams has asked '80s popsters ABC to support him on his UK tour. Naturally, ABC are said to be "surprised". Singer Martin Fry, he of blonde hair and gold suit, admitted that when his manager received the fax from an agent, they thought they would be opening for quite a different 'act'. "A»
Since being voted as 'Best Unsigned Band' by Kerrang! readers at the start of 2001, Hundred Reasons have finally signed a record deal, choosing Columbia as their new home. The band recently played gigs supporting Lost Prophets and Papa Roach, and head out on their first headline UK to»
May 2nd, 2001
The latest addition to the Eels Orchestra 2000 (erm 2001) is John Parish, the PJ Harvey guitarist. The news was announced by E at a press conference held on the steps of the bands booking agent's headquarters. "In a show of good faith, we are reaching out with hands across the water. There are English bands and t»
Huzzah! Fierce Panda are once again a true Indie label.
After months of speculation, Fierce Panda have finally announced they will no longer be a part of the Mushroom group, leaving Rupert Murdoch and his corporate whores alone.
A statement from the indie label, which help lau»
Machine Head's new album, being produced by Johnny K (Disturbed) is to be called 'Supercharger'. Yet again, it will be released Roadrunner Records.
The preliminary tracklist for the new album is as follows:
Lichtenvoorde, the area that acts as venue to the Dynamo Festival, withdrew the permit for the gig out of fear of spreading Foot & Mouth disease. Mojo and Anti Concerts, the festival organisers, do not see any possibility to let the festival take place. The festival, due to be held on May 24th, 25th and 2»
Part time Gorilla Damon Albarn has joined the campaign to pressurise the US over the Kyoto conservation treaty.
He's apparently backing Labour MP Nigel Griffiths, who is determined to slap some sense into George W Bush. Bush recently refused to honour his provisional agreement with the Kyoto treaty, t»
AngloWelsh postrockers MMA play two gigs this week.
Mountain Men Anonymous who's debut album is complete and is due to be released next month, come down from their mountains and play two gigs this week:
4th - Upstairs @ The Garage (w/ The Warm Jets + Frankie Machine)
May 1st, 2001
April 30th, 2001
Hip-hop duo Mark B & Blade have recorded the official Arsenal FA Cup Final song.
The as yet untitled track, will feature heavily around team activities during May; the final itself takes place between Arsenal and Liverpool at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on 12th May.
The pair »
Whoooohooo! We've got some recognition. Beat 106, a Scottish radio station dedicated to what some would call more interesting music, has featured us as their "web of the week" this week in their beatscene section. They say they're suitably impressed with our sheer volume of information--so let's keep it up»
To promote the release of their upcoming album and DVD 'Rings Around The World,' Super Furry Animals will invade three UK cities for three weekends in June under the banner of 'Furrymania'.
The cities chosen are Manchester, Glasgow and London and the weekends' activities will include a gig played in s»
April 29th, 2001
April 28th, 2001
Cake have finished their fourth full-length album, their first since signing to Columbia Records from Capricorn. The new album, titled 'Comfort Eagle' which is slated for a late summer release, is their first since 1998's million-selling 'Prolonging the Magic'. Cake self-produced the n»
The line-up for this year's Holidays in the Sun festival, which will run from friday July 6th to Sunday July 8th has been announced. Bands confirmed for the festival include: Friday 6th: Stiff Little Fingers, UK Subs, Sham 69, The Business, DOA, Rotunda and....[spunge]?!? Saturday 7th: SNFU, Citizen Fish, GBH»
April 27th, 2001
American based British grunge band Bush are working on their fourth studio album in Los Angeles with producer Dave Sardy (Marilyn Manson, Dandy Warhols). It will be their first album under their new deal with Atlantic. It is expected to be out by September. Lead singer Gavin Rosdale said 'After d»
Reports are saying that Van Morrison is to headline the 'alternative Glastonbury' this summer. It has been stated on peoplesound.com that Supergrass, Morcheeba and Toploader will be joining the singer on a 1,000 people festival entitled 'Babington 24'. Scheduled to take place in the grounds of Babington Hou»
Eddie Van Halen has issued a statement confirming that he has cancer. 11 months earlier, a renowned cancer hospital in Houston said that, at the time, Van Halen did not have the disease. The full transcript can be read on the offical Van Halen website. Former lead singer David Lee Roth said "I was stunn»
Coldplay have confirmed highly rated band Grandaddy will be support for their delayed US tour. The band, currently heading their own US tour, join Coldplay on 30 May and do a 16 date tour, finishing in New York on June 27. The tour will allow the band to continue spreading the word about last year's release»