Saturday, May 16, 2015

Coldplay reveal unseen footage of Richard Ashcroft collaboration with online timeline

Coldplay have launched an online timeline documenting the history of the group, including unseen video of the band's rehearsal for Live 8 with Richard Ashcroft in 2005.

Entitled 'The Coldplay Timeline' the new feature on their official website charts their first rehearsal in 1998 right up to the present day.

The band's timeline includes behind-the-scenes footage from the 'Yellow' video shoot, never before seen photos from the band's 1999 Manchester Roadhouse show and new photos from the 2014 'A Sky Full Of Stars' video shoot in Australia.

The site also includes the first official Coldplay gigography, featuring every show that the band have played. Fans can also upload their own photos from any dates.

The band also posted a note confirming they are currently recording new LP 'A Head Full Of Dreams'.
  • Source: Damian Jones, NME

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Noel Gallagher: 'I should make a record with Richard Ashcroft'

Gallagher admits that any collaboration would cause 'war' between himself and Liam Gallagher

Noel Gallagher wants to make an album with Richard Ashcroft, stating that if nothing else the move would really annoy his brother, Liam.

Speaking in the new issue of NME, which is on newsstands now and available digitally, Gallagher talks briefly about the Verve frontman and expresses an interest in making music with him, though admits the pair are not in regular contact.

"I haven't seen Richard for ages but whatever he's doing I hope he's making a record. I don't know anyone who's got his phone number," Gallagher says. "The one he gave me he never answers. He lives in a fucking big stately home and I imagine he's just stoned, thinking, 'What is that fucking noise?' That United Nations Of Sound record [2010's 'United Nations of Sound'] was a fucking great record. I should make a record with him."

"Some songs I write I never follow through because I'm not a soul singer," he adds. "Would that upset Liam? Oh that would be war. More reason to do it! The fact that you've now put that in my head means I'm definitely going to follow that through. Hopefully he might give himself a black eye."

Gallagher recently reiterated that he finds Alex Turner boring and said that nobody he criticises should take offence as he never makes things personal. This followed comments he made in which he stated that he would "rather drink petrol from the nozzle" than listen to the Arctic Monkeys frontman give another interview.

Earlier this week (March 4) it was revealed that Alt-J said they have "made it" after being criticised by Gallagher for their facial hair choices.

Alt-J recently became the latest victims of Gallagher's sharp tongue with the former Oasis man admitting that he can't accept their choices in facial hair. Focusing in on what annoys him about the band the most, he added: "One of them's got a moustache, and that's unacceptable."

Noel Gallagher was recently announced as one of the headliners for T In The Park Festival and will also headline Latitude. The singer previously criticised the state of the current British music scene because of its lack of working class musicians.
  • Source: NME, by David Renshaw, photo by Press/Lawrence Watson
  • Kudos: count_bearula

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

"She's A Superstar" demo surfaces online

Paul O'Neill has put up an excerpt of the Verve demo for "She's A Superstar" on Soundcloud. The demo was recorded in 1992 at Splash Studios in Wigan and is presumably one of numerous demos recorded there. According to a poster on the Northern Souls forum, O'Neill had the only recording and rehearsal studio in Wigan at the time.
From 1998's Bittersweet Triumph published in Rolling Stone:
Imagination was all the Verve had to go on in 1990 and '91 – before they started making records, when they would play from sunset to sunup for nothing more than their own amusement and exhilaration in a small, dank rehearsal space at Splash Studios, in Wigan. 
"It had black curtains on all four walls; a low Seventies-polystyrene ceiling; a damp, tatty carpet," Jones, 25, says of that room, which the band members paid for with contributions from their unemployment checks. "It stunk; it was freezing. We tried taking heaters down there, but it never helped much...we'd just pick up our instruments," he says, "and without saying a word, just play what came out. Jamming. I can honestly say we never sat down."
  • Kudos: Permanent Starlight and ANorthernSoul 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

New Song: Black Submarine perform "Careless"

  • Recorded at The Louisiana in Bristol, UK on Friday, October 24, 2014
  • Kudos: TheProse

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Nick McCabe and Mig Schillace interview for BBC Radio Bristol

Nick McCabe & Mig Schillace of Black Submarine were recently interviewed by Richard Pitt for BBC Radio Bristol's Introducing in the West, a radio show which supports unsigned, undiscovered, and under the radar music. 

Introducing in the West airs tonight at 8 pm UK time and can be heard at this link or on BBC Radio Bristol, BBC Radio Gloucestershire, BBC Somerset or BBC Wiltshire.