It’s midway through my interview with Richard McNamara, the Embrace guitarist, and I make a pretty desperate pitch ahead of their headline slot at this weekend’s Stendhal festival near Limavady, Co Londonderry. We’re talking about Embrace’s likely set list and much to my dismay (and perhaps his), Richard confirms that just two of the tracks from this year’s Love is a Basic Need, are likely to make the cut. There’s a sound reasoning for this of course. A festival crowd won’t be full of die-head Embrace fans like me. I might be obsessed with hearing one of my favourite albums of 2018 in almost its entirety but it’s front man Danny McNamara, Richard’s brother, who chooses the set lists, and apparently he will need some last-minute persuading. “I think we are going to do ‘Never’ and ‘Wake Up Call’ (from the current album),” Richard said. “I would prefer to do ‘All That Remains’ and … [Read more...] about Embrace: Richard McNamara on Love is a Basic Need, festivals, divorce and a new album
Britnet spears new album
IT’S a bright and breezy early summer morning when I pitch up at Damon Albarn’s discreet Studio 13. I make my way to the top floor and glimpse the Westway scything through Ladbroke Grove on its way into central London. Emerging from the kitchen area is the mercurial music maker, sporting a pale pink polo shirt, black jeans and baby blue Reebok trainers. Damon greets me with a friendly hug (we go back a long way!) but I can tell he’s nursing the mother of all hangovers. His, shall we say, unguarded mood makes for an intense hour in which he doesn’t pull his punches about a range of subjects including Brexit and the Grenfell Tower fire. “I got marched into staying up late last night,” he sighs. “Personally, I prefer to maintain my routine because I’m 50 and a bit set in my ways.” Damon reached his half century in March but has produced a lifetime of music . . . . . . for Blur, Gorillaz, The Good The … [Read more...] about Gorillaz’s main man Damon Albarn talks new about his ‘fresh’ new album The Now Now – from politics to melancholic tunes
0 Comments Praise for Kanye West’s new album Ye after listening party launch BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Kanye West’s new album has been largely praised by fans despite the rapper’s recent controversial moments, including his comment about slavery being a “choice”. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/music/news/praise-for-kanye-wests-new-album-ye-after-listening-party-launch-36968132.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/music/news/article36968119.ece/b5666/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_10488ad2-629d-4b10-94fe-07e5fa480d47_1 Email Kanye West’s new album has been largely praised by fans despite the rapper’s recent controversial moments, including his comment about slavery being a “choice”. West played the seven-track LP, called Ye, at a star-studded livestreamed event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, overnight on Thursday, and the album became available to stream and download across various platforms hours later. … [Read more...] about Praise for Kanye West’s new album Ye after listening party launch
We’ve made no secret of the fact that we’re huge Ariana Grande fans here at HuffPost, and like the rest of the world, we’ve been waiting with bated breath for her return to the music scene, following her smash 2016 album, ‘Dangerous Woman’. Fortunately, 2018 is the year Ariana blesses us with a new release. Here’s everything we know so far about what the chart-topping singer has up her sleeve... When is Ariana Grande’s new album out? So far, a release date is yet to be revealed, but we can make an estimated guess based on her past offerings. There was a two-month gap between the UK release of ‘Problem’ and the album ‘My Everything’, and the same amount of time between the song ‘Dangerous Woman’ and the album of the same name. Given that the lead single from the album came mid-April, we can probably expect the whole thing to drop around June time, which would be perfect, as we’re anticipating … [Read more...] about Ariana Grande’s New Album: 2018 Release Date, Tracklisting And Everything We Know So Far
THE Backstreet Boys are celebrating their 25th anniversary together. The nineties pin-ups revealed last year they have epic plans to perform in the UK but will there be a tour and are they releasing a new album? Here's all you need to know... Is there a Backstreet Boys UK tour? As of yet, there have been no official dates confirmed for a Backstreet Boys UK tour. However, Kevin Richardson revealed the groups will be hitting the road next year for a world tour to celebrate their 25th anniversary, which was April 20, 2018. "Next year will be a big one for us and we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary by going out around the world across Europe and everywhere really. "It is going to be huge for us and our way of saying thanks to the fans for their support. We will be looking forward to putting on one hell of a show." Are the Backstreet Boys releasing a new album? The Backstreet Boys have recently finished their mammoth residency performing in Las Vegas but they haven't released … [Read more...] about Is there a Backstreet Boys UK tour, are they releasing a new album and what are their hit songs?