Wednesday, April 04, 2007

News: Glastonbury, Fridge, Lady Sov, Keith Richards

Now that we’ve all failed miserably to get tickets those swines at Glastonbury have started boasting about the line up… and what a line up. In addition to already confirmed acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, The Who and The Killers are Arcade Fire, Bloc Party, Amy Winehouse, Hot Chip, The Stooges, CSS, Paul Weller, Simian Mobile Disco, Pete Doherty, Kaiser Chiefs, Beirut, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Klaxons (who, we can exclusively reveal, will also be playing a special electronic live set in the dance tent). Full line up.

London post rockers Fridge – comprising of Kieran Hebden (Fourtet), Adem and Sam Jeffers – are taking a brief hiatus from solo success and have announced news of the completion of their latest album, their first in six years. Entitled ‘The Sun’, it will be released by NY label Temporary Residence (home to Explosions in the Sky, Tarentel, Grails and Cex, amongst others) on May 15th.

Tracklisting:

01. The Sun 

02. Clocks 

03. Our Place In This 

04. Drums Of Life 

05. Eyelids 

06. Oram 

07. Comets 

08. Insects 

09. Lost Time 

10. Years And Years And Years...


Poor old Lady Sovereign is in the wars. Not long since she last cancelled tour dates she’s been struck down again, postponing next week’s shows at Glasgow’s King Tut’s on April 10th and Birmingham’s England’s Academy 2 in order to undergo “treatment and recuperation”. In the words of the good lady herself: “I am gutted to have to postpone these shows, but I feel like shit.” Fair enough.

The Good The Bad & The Queen have picked the Tower of London as the venue for a special one-off show as a ‘celebration of London’s musical identity and history’. The gig will take place on July 9th and according to the band: “The album has been played live at many winter gigs around the UK and Europe but this Tower of London show will be the first outdoor gig in London, naturally the venue is of fitting historic significance sitting alongside the oft mentioned River Thames.”

Finally, Keith Richards – ever trying to up the ante when it comes to his drug intake – has admitted to snorting a line of his own dad! Talking to the NME he explained: "The strangest thing I've tried to snort? My father. I snorted my father. He was cremated and I couldn't resist grinding him up with a little bit of blow. My dad wouldn't have cared, he didn't give a shit. It went down pretty well, and I'm still alive." Rumours that Keef wishes his own ashes to be scattered from the side of speedboat in the Panama Canal, by DEA officials, remain unconfirmed.

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