NME Festival blog: Nadine Shah on her next album and hopes of collaborating with Lily Allen

Watch our video interview with Shah above Nadine Shah has revealed that she’s already at work on her new album – inspired by ‘being a female in her 30s’. Watch our video interview with Shah above. Shah was speaking to NME on the red carpet of last night’s Mercury Music Prize, where she was nominated (and bookies’ favourite) for her acclaimed album ‘Holiday Destination’. While the record only dropped last year, Shah is already in the process of writing her fourth album. “I’m 32, my female friends are a similar age and getting older,” Shah told NME of her current inspiration towards her next record. “Just the things that come along with that. I recently had an operation for something […]

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NME Festival blog: William Shatner’s new Christmas album will feature Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins and ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons

Iggy Pop will duet with Shatner on ‘Silent Night’ Actor William Shatner attends the 2018 Fan Expo Canada at Metro Toronto Convention Centre on September 1, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. Credit: Che Rosales/Getty Images William Shatner will release his very first Christmas album, ‘Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album’, in October. First announced last month, it’s only now been revealed that a wide range of stars have been brought in for the album, including Iggy Pop, Henry Rollins, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons, Judy Collins and more. Read more: Who knew that William Shatner is a Death Grips fan? The cover art for Shatner’s Christmas project was released back in August – see it below. You can pre-order my Christmas Album https://t.co/jpCJ9ft6bL […]

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NME Festival blog: Smashing Pumpkins announce new album ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun’

Check out new single ‘Silvery Sometimes’ Smashing Pumpkins have announced details of their anticipated comeback album ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun’. The first album to feature founding members Billy Corgan, James Iha, and Jimmy Chamberlin since 2000, the 10th official Pumpkins’ studio album was produced by Rick Rubin and will arrive on November 16 via Napalm Records. Launching the record with comeback single ‘Solara‘, the band have also shared new track ‘Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)’. Check it out below. The tracklist for the album is 1. “Knights of Malta”2. “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)”3. “Travels”4. “Solara”5. “Alienation”6. “Marchin’ On”7. “With Sympathy”8. “Seek And You Shall Destroy” The current line-up consists of Corgan, Iha, Chamberlain, longtime collaborator and […]

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NME Festival blog: Justice talk challenge of recording a live album and hint at new music plans

The French production duo released the ‘live’ remix album ‘Woman Worldwide’ late last month Justice have spoken about the various challenges which are involved when recording a live album, while also sharing a few early details about their next studio project. The French duo, Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay, recently released the record ‘Woman Worldwide’, which contained re-worked versions of tracks from their third LP ‘Woman’ (which was released in 2016) as well as some of their older songs. The result produced something akin to the kind of set that Justice would perform in a live setting, with ‘Woman Worldwide’ therefore resembling a live album – albeit one recorded entirely in the studio. Speaking about the challenge of re-working […]

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NME Festival blog: Kurt Vile announces new album ‘Bottle It In’ and shares ‘Bassackwards’

The LP is Vile’s long-awaited follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed ‘b’lieve I’m goin down…’ Kurt Vile has announced his new album ‘Bottle It In’, pairing the news with the release of a lengthy new single ‘Bassackwards’ – listen to the laid-back track below. The newly-announced LP is Vile’s first solo effort since 2015’s ‘b’lieve I’m goin down…’, his sixth studio album. ‘Bottle It In’ will be released on October 12 via Matador, with the album featuring contributions from the likes of Kim Gordon, Warpaint’s Stella Mozgawa and Cass McCombs. The LP has been previewed with the release of the 9-minute-long single ‘Bassackwards’, which you can listen to below. See the tracklist and artwork for ‘Bottle It In’ below. 1 Loading Zones2 Hysteria3 Yeah […]

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NME Festival blog: Fans accuse Eminem of ‘ripping off’ Bhad Bhabie on new album ‘Kamikaze’

“Cash me outside howbow dah?” Fans have accused Eminem of ‘ripping off’ viral star Bhad Bhabie‘s song ‘Hi Bich’ on the track ‘Not Alike’ from his surprise new album ‘Kamikaze’. Check out both tracks below. Eminem dropped the album unannounced last week – causing a fair amount of controversy as well as attacking a number of artists and public figures on ‘diss tracks‘. Now, Bhad Bhabie (the rap name of 15-year-old Danielle Bregoli who became a viral sensation as the ‘Cash Me Outside’ girl) has been brought into the discussion around ‘Kamikaze’ – with a number of listeners noting the likeness between her song ‘Hi Bich’ and Eminem’s ‘Not Alike’ featuring Royce Da 5’9: @Eminem ‘s “not a like” and […]

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NME Festival blog: Is a new Kendrick Lamar album coming soon?

The rumour mill is in overdrive One of Kendrick Lamar‘s labelmates has hinted that a new album from the rap superstar may be coming soon. Isaiah Rashad, who shares a spot on the Top Dawg Entertainment roster with Lamar, took part in an Instagram Live stream recently, and revealed that he heard a “damn near” complete new Kendrick Lamar album. Referring to a hangout with Top Dawg Entertainment CEO Anthony Tiffith, Rashad stated “[Top] just played me a whole Dot album, damn near,” before revealing that more Top Dawg Entertainment releases may be incoming: “[ScHoolboy] Q finna drop. SZA’s hair is green, so you know it’s going to be fire. You never know what’s going to happen.” Check out a fan […]

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NME Festival blog: AC/DC reportedly working on new album using Malcolm Young recordings

The band’s guitarist died last year AC/DC are working on a new album which will feature the work of their late rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young on “every track”, according to “a reliable source inside the AC/DC camp”, as quoted by Dallas publication JAM Magazine. According to the source Young’s brother Angus is working on a new AC/DC album, to be dedicated to Malcom’s memory. The rhythm guitarist died in November last year after retiring from the band due to early onset dementia. Malcolm recorded the material that will be used for the album along with his brother in the early 2000s, ‘five years prior’ to their 2008 album ‘Black Ice’. The source told JAM: “Turns out, five years prior to […]

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NME Festival blog: Hopsin can’t handle his namecheck on the new Eminem album

“I’ve gotta call my mom!” Hopsin was left overwhelmed after discovering he was namechecked on Eminem‘s new album ‘Kamikaze‘. In a video doing the rounds on social media Hopsin says:”Yo, craziest shit just fucking happened. Eminem just said my name on his god damn song on his new album. This shit is crazy!” Hopsin then goes on to play a snippet of Eminem’s track ‘Fall’, from his new album ‘Kamikaze’, in which Marshall Mathers raps: “I belong here, clown, don’t tell me ’bout the culture / I inspire the Hopsins, the Logics, the Coles, theSeans, the K-Dots, the 5’9″s…” “Oh shit! What the fuck? I didn’t even know he knew who the fuck I was!” Hopsin says. “God damn, he said […]

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NME Festival blog: Vampire Weekend have confirmed that their new album “is done”

Frontman Ezra Koenig introduced new members and promised that the new songs “are good” Vampire Weekend have confirmed that their fourth album “is done”. Appearing at End of The Road Festival in Dorset, the New York band, led by Ezra Koenig, performed a greatest hits set that spanned their three albums, from 2008’s self-titled debut to 2010’s ‘Contra’ and 2013’s ‘Modern Vampires of the City’. At one… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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