For the day that's in it, we've a couple of songs for The Donald...
We know this is the grimmest day in the history of mankind – sadly, there were no responses to our, “WANTED for short-term let. DC book depository within walking distance of grassy knoll” small ad – but Free Music Friday is refusing to let the yellow-haired bastard grind us down.
While his inauguration guests thrill to the sound of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, we’ve another genre-straddling collection of downloads, streams, vids and trailers to ease the pain.
Fiona Apple sums the mood up nicely/nastily with ‘Tiny Hands (Women’s March Chant)’
We’re counting down the hours until we get our first live sighting of Margo Price who’s playing Dublin’s Button Factory on Sunday. The real dirt under the fingernails country deal, she’s interviewed in the special Hot For 2017 Hot Press. Prep yourself with this free Newport Folk Festival gig download and fan footage of her duetting on ‘Me And Bobby McGee’ with Kris Kristofferson at the same shindig.
To New Orleans next where 4AD-esque alt. rockers Hooray For The Riff Raff treat you to five classics and two new songs from March 11’s The Navigator album.
Flo Morrissey and Matthew E. White are letting you have a pre-release listen to their new covers album, which includes a stunning take on Leonard Cohen’s ‘Suzanne’.
DJ Champion has released a 2010-2016 sampler, which contains a particularly awesome Royal-T collaboration.
Screened recently by BBC3, the “lost” Leonard Cohen documentary, Bird On A Wire, will soon be getting a cinematic release. Travelling with him from Dublin to Tel Aviv on a highly eventful tour, it’s a highly intimate and revealing portrait of the artist as a young-ish man.
Vancouver duo Japandroids return with a visceral punk rock thrill of an album. Play it loud and watch the neighbour’s lawn shrivel up and die.
The trailer has been released for Eagles Of Death Metal: Nos Amis, the Bataclan doc that Colin Hanks has assembled for HBO, and which includes Bono among its contributors.
Benjamin Clementine guests on ‘Hallelujah Money’, the first new Gorillaz song, which is dedicated to The Donald.
Myles O’Reilly has shot this immense time-lapse video for ‘After We Meet’, one of the standouts from I Have A Tribe’s equally stellar Beneath A Yellow Moon album.
James Hetfield has narrated Addicted To Porn: Chasing The Cardboard Butterfly, a new doc that will soon be doing the film festival rounds.
“Like it or not, porn is here and it is harmful,” reads the sales pitch. “In this controversial film, award-winning filmmaker Justin Hunt dissects the impact of pornography on societies around the globe, from how it affects the brain of the individual, to how modern technology leads to greater exposure to youth, to watching it literally tear a family apart. In what may well be one of the most devastating issues in modern culture, this film will break down the damage that porn is doing to us a human race and leave you thinking that it's clearly time that we start taking porn addiction much more seriously.”
The Metallica man previously worked with Hunt on 2011’s Absent, which turned the camera of disengaged fathers.
The xx were all sorts of awesome last week when they performed ‘Say Something Loving’ on Jimmy Fallon.
“Like a tall glass of sweet tea in the late-morning sun,” is how American NPR describe Georgia’s Brent Cobb and they’ve got a point!
Hot Press is getting really psyched for the debut Gypsies On The Autobahn album, Born Brief, which drops on February 23. Judging by lead single, 'Hidden', it's going to be immense.
The Gorillza hype machine went into overdrive in Limerick yesterday when a local music shop and an artists got together to create a monster sized mural of the band's Noodle on a giant wall in the city docks.Read More
In the run up to the release of their highly anticipated new album Humanz, this week also sees Gorillaz launch a mixed reality app that allows fans a glimpse inside the weird and wonderful universe of the world’s most successful virtual band for the very first time.Read More
Gorillaz held a secret gig in London where they premiered songs from their newest album Humanz, and invited guests such as Danny Brown, Kelela and former rival Noel Gallagher onstage.Read More
The world’s most successful virtual band, who have just uploaded a new music video on social media, have also just announced details about their highly anticipated new studio album titled 'Humanz', to be released by Parlophone Records on 28 April.Read More
New music to be released ahead of fourth albumRead More
Gorillaz make their return with new Anti-Trump song and video 'Hallelujah Money'.Read More
Originally set for a 2016 release the new album from the Blur frontman's animated band should be ready soon but a date has yet to be announced.Read More
The news comes from a Gorillaz fan site.Read More
Damon Albarn has promised a new record from the fictional band by the end of the year.Read More
Gorillaz founder and animator Jamie Hewlett posted the photo below on Instagram entitled 'Bad David'.Read More
Damon Albarn announced yesterday that he plans to start recording a new Gorillaz album come SeptemberRead More
Founders of the virtual band says they will return in 2016.Read More
It's a collaboration for ConverseRead More
We've got the Irish exclusive...Read More
Christmas freebie from the cartoon band gets proper releaseRead More
The Fall is set to hit stores next monthRead More
The Fall will be available as a free download on Christmas DayRead More
DAMON ALBARN just can’t sit still. When he’s not fronting the most ambitious rock group in recent memory or touring with one of the best-loved bands of the ‘90s, there’s always another charity project, musical score or supergroup to be getting on with. And then there’s a planet that needs saving... the busiest man in rock makes time for a chat with Dave Fanning to talk collaborations, protests and his new sixteenth century operRead More
Come December, this is going to be on a lot of ‘Gig of the Year’ lists.Read More
Damon Albarn and his animated mates rock D1Read More
Group secures all-star line-up.Read More
Hopefully this will keep you going until they play their rescheduled O2 date in November.Read More
You can now catch them in November.Read More
Following the news of Bono's back injury, speculation was rife as to who would replace U2 in their headlining slot on Glastonbury pyramid stage this year...Read More
2D, Murdoc & Noodle are heading over on September 22.Read More
Sincerest apologies for the Damon Albarn overload, but there are more than enough talent cats storming the stage for this Later With Jools Holland performance to take your mind off the busy Britpopper. Cartoon band my eye.Read More
Fans can watch exclusive highlightsRead More
Impressive third album from the animated quartet.Read More
Gorillaz are, in many ways, the pub conversation that went too far. On the back of a beer-mat, it’s certainly a perky conceit: a comic-strip band whose songs muddle genres with cartoonish chutzpah. In execution however, Damon Albarn’s pet endeavour has too often tended towards debilitating smugness. Toxically pleased with itself, Gorillaz’s self-titled 2001 debut felt like an open-top tour of Albarn’s ego.Read More
Back in the saddle with their eagerly anticipated second album Demon Days, subversive animated quartet Gorillaz here talk to Paul Nolan about striking out against celebrity culture, what went wrong with the Gorillaz movie, collaborating with Shaun Ryder, Roots Manuva and Dennis Hopper, and why they didn’t vote Labour. Oh, and Mexican brothels.Read More
Deborah Harry, Ike Turner, Shaun Ryder and De La Soul are among the guest artists on the forthcoming album by GorillazRead More
Gorillaz are inviting bedroom DJs to remix ‘Clint Eastwood’ for an upcoming compilation that’s being assembled by London indie station, XFM.Read More
Hurry down doomsday ‘cos the cartoons are taking over.Read More
Gorillaz have more onstage presence tonight than any virtual or non-virtual band on the blockRead More
In case you haven't already heard, here's the lowdown. Two years ago, former flatmates Damon Albarn of Blur and Tank Girl creator Jamie Hewlett came up with the notion of creating the UK's first virtual band.Read More