NME Festival blog: Dodie announces UK tour, new single ‘Human’ and EP release

The rising Epping singer’s third EP will arrive in January Dodie has announced details of her new EP ‘Human’, as well as a host of new UK and Ireland tour dates – see details below. The Epping singer-songwriter – real name Dorothy Miranda Clark – will release her third EP on January 18, with the release’s title track being released today (September 24). The video for ‘Human’ has also been made available to watch today. Directed by Hazel Hayes and starring dodie alongside Oscar Scott-White, you can check it out below. The tracklist for the ‘Human’ EP is as follows: 1. Arms Unfolding2. Monster3. Not What I Meant4. Human5. She6. If I’m Being Honest7. Burned Out The Human EP follows two […]

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NME Festival blog: Two people injured by rogue firework during Odesza festival set

One person was reportedly hit in the stomach, while another was struck in the eye The firework finale of Odesza’s set at Life Is Beautiful festival last night (September 23) reportedly misfired when a rogue rocket flew into the crowd, hitting two audience members. One person was allegedly hit in the stomach and the other person in the eye. Both festivalgoers were treated at the scene for minor injuries, according to… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: The Cure announce plans for huge 2019 Dublin gig

They’ve asked fans to “save the date” The Cure have announced their intention to play a huge gig in Dublin in June 2019. The long-running Crawley band celebrated their 40th anniversary back in July with a special show in London’s Hyde Park as part of the BST concert series. They also curated and played at this year’s Meltdown Festival. Read more: The Cure treat Hyde Park to epic and sprawling career-spanning… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Louis Theroux announces new three-part documentary series

It’ll be his first investigative mini-series for the BBC since his 2017 ‘Dark States’ programmes Louis Theroux has confirmed that he has a new three-part documentary series coming to the BBC this November. The much-loved documentarian’s latest venture hasn’t yet been officially confirmed by the broadcaster, but Theroux himself has spilled the beans on his next project. Speaking on the red carpet at The National Lottery Awards over the weekend, Theroux told The Sun that his next series would be hitting screens in less than two months’ time. “I’ve got a series coming up, it’s coming out in November,” he said. “I can’t say much about it – but it’s a three-parter and it’s set in America. [It’ll be on] BBC […]

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NME Festival blog: Chas Hodges of Chas & Dave played guitar on Eminem’s ‘My Name Is’

And it wasn’t even their first success in the world of hip-hop Chas Hodges, who has sadly died at the age 74, was a hip-hop legend (sort of). The guitarist will be best remembered as one half of Chas & Dave, the ‘rockney’ heroes whose knees-up hits include ‘Rabbit’, ‘Gertcha’ and ‘Ain’t No Pleasing You’, but he’s also notable as a footnote in rap history. That’s because, somewhat bizarrely, they appear on Eminem’s breakthrough 1999 breakthrough hit ‘My Name Is’. Yes – that lilting, catchy guitar line is pure Chas Hodges, while Dave Peacock provides the bouncing bassline. Before they scored hits in their own name throughout the 1980s, the musicians were jobbing session players. In 1975, they played guitar […]

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NME Festival blog: Bestival’s future uncertain as event faces administration

Its sister event Camp Bestival will also be affected Bestival‘s future could be in jeopardy, with reports suggesting that the company behind the festival is being put into administration. Rob Da Bank’s annual music event launched in 2004 and has welcomed the likes of The Cure, Massive Attack, Outkast and Florence & The Machine as headliners. Originally taking place in the Isle of Wight, the festival relocated to… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Watch how John Lennon and George Harrison recorded ‘How Do You Sleep?’ in new footage

The footage has been released ahead of the ‘Imagine’ reissue on October 5 Never-before-seen footage of John Lennon and George Harrison recording ‘How Do You Sleep’ has been released. The footage is part of ‘Imagine: The Ultimate Collection’ reissue, which is due to be released by Universal Music on October 5 and features on a ‘Raw Studio Mixes’ disk which promises recordings with “no reverb or echo, no effects, no strings, just live, unvarnished and raw [performances].” You can watch the footage here: The official caption to accompany the clips says: “Imagine you are at the Lennon’s home, Tittenhurst Park in Ascot, England. It’s night. It’s the last week in May in 1971 and you are their special guest, sat in […]

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NME Festival blog: Liam Gallagher says “beige boy” Noel is “begging” to play Glastonbury

“I’ll embarrass him” Liam Gallagher has taken another swipe at his brother Noel, whilst also seeming to confirm both he and his brother will be playing Glastonbury next year. Referring to his brother as “the beige boy,” Liam said Noel was “begging to play Glastonbury” before adding that Noel didn’t want to play “before or after” him for fear of embarrassment. Gallagher wrote: “So I hear the beige boy… READ MORE… Source link Straight from the NME UPCOMING FESTIVALS

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NME Festival blog: Jack White donates $30,000 to restore iconic house from 1980s film ‘The Outsiders’

The building has been bought by House of Pain founder Danny O’Connor Jack White has donated $30,000 to help preserve the iconic house featured in classic 1983 Francis Ford Coppola film ‘The Outsiders’. The house in Tulsa, Oklahoma has been the focus of a fundraising appeal to transform it into The Outsiders House Museum. The Press Herald revealed that it was White’s gift that helped meet the $75,000 fundraising goal. In a brilliant twist, the building was bought in 2015 by Danny O’Connor for $15,000, the founding member of House of Pain – the group behind 90s classic ‘Jump Around’. The Official website of The Outsiders House Museum has launched. Built by Tulsa’s own Jeff Barnes. Stay Gold. https://t.co/s9Uf2TUipB pic.twitter.com/UpYhD8MX7o — Danny Boy O’Connor […]

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NME Festival blog: New Joy Division book announced, with three decades of interviews

‘This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division – The Oral History’ is out in spring 2019 Former NME journalist and England’s Dreaming author Jon Savage has collected an extensive oral history of Joy Division, to be released in spring 2019. This Searing Light, the Sun and Everything Else: Joy Division – The Oral History is out on March 7 2019 in the UK, with an American release date on April 23 via Faber & Faber. The book is a collection of over three decades-worth of interviews with key characters involved with the iconic post-punk band’s history. Here is the book cover below: Author and fanboy Savage has a strong connection to the band, his 2007 documentary ‘Joy Division’ tracked the band through archive clips, newsreel, […]

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