So, do you fancy starring in the forthcoming NWA biopic? This was posted onto Facebook today. And word has it, it’s 100% legit too:
I love a bit of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, even if it’s just him babbling over a trippy groove pieced together by London tripsters The Orb – check out new video, Hold Me Upsetter below:
Hold Me Upsetter is available as a free download from The Orb website here – and it’s the first track taken from the brand new album The Orb featuring Lee Scratch Perry presents “The Orbserver In The Star House.” The album will be released on Cooking Vinyl on 3rd September.
Here’s the latest tune to come off Death Grips‘ The Money Store album, and a new video to go with it.
Double Helix is a self-directed video filmed entirely from the inside of a Toyota Prius using just the rearview camera. I love a nice bit of lo-fi visuals:
Lovers of all things Mighty Boosh (and fans of the peculiar 2009 film Bunny & The Bull) will be pleased (and mildly suprised) to hear that director Paul King‘s next film will be an adaptation of beloved children’s TV show, Paddington.
King has assured fans of Michael Bond‘s books and the original TV series’ that Paddington will stay true to the bear’s original design and feel, telling Empire magazine recently that, “he will be dressed correctly in a Peruvian bush hat and blue duffle coat.”
Paddington is currently in pre-production and will be released some time in 2014.
The tracklist is as follows:
01 New Lands (Original)
02 New Lands (Live)
03 New Lands (Falcon Remix)
04 New Lands (A-Trak Remix)
05 New Lands (Sebastian remix)
…And you can listen to the Falcon and A-Trak remixes below:
First it looked there would be something new released, with Graham Coxon making positive sounds whilst promoting his A&E solo album, then Damon Albarn was quoted in The Guardian saying that new material seemed ‘unlikely’.
Just a few days after that interview, Albarn seemed to make a slight u-turn in an interview with the NME, saying, “Some days I feel one way and other days I feel the other. If you don’t see something as a career but an important part of your life, you don’t know how you’re going to feel about it.” Before going on to add, “nothing’s been said between us about the beginning or the end”.
Well, the Albarn u-turn is now complete, and new material is imminent – as rumour has it that the band are releasing two new songs as early as next week.
The Puritan and Under The Westway will be released on the 2nd of July if subtle tweets from the Blur are anything to go by. The band recently posted a number of tweets and instagram photos on their Twitter account, hashtagging #ThePuritan and #UnderTheWestway, along with the date July 2nd and the times 6:15pm and 7:15pm. Check out the tweets below:
The two tunes have already been premiered in various guises. The Puritan was first heard as an acoustic performance from Albarn at a London poetry festival on 14th June. Listen to it below:
While Under the Westway was debuted at the Brit Awards War Child benefit show back in February. Check out that performance below:
On first listens I think The Puritan has a slightly whimsical Syd Barrett-esque feel to it and Under The Westway sounds a bit like Procol Harum‘s A Whiter Shade Of Pale. But maybe that’s just me.
In further Blur news, the band will go out on a short tour at the beginning of August as a warm-up for the Hyde Park Concert on the 12th August.
A boxed-set called 21 will also be released on 30th July. The set includes all of the group’s seven studio albums plus five hours of previously unreleased material, three DVDs, a Seymour 7” and a collector’s booklet.