Listen: Johnny Marr – “The Messenger”

Johnny Marr

Johnny Marr has released the title track from his upcoming solo debut album, The Messenger. The song finds the legendary Smiths guitarist merging his signature jangle with a danceable production not far removed from the likes of Interpol. It’s a both a fresh vibe from Marr and, arguably, a natural progression from his work with [...]

Live Review: Stars in Indianapolis – Deluxe at Old National Centre, 10/4/12


Let’s just put it out there up front:  On Thursday night, Stars delivered what is guaranteed to be one of the best performances to hit Indianapolis this year. Stars, who for more than a decade have been Montreal’s (if not North America’s) finest purveyors of exquisitely crafted heartbreak pop, were in the fullest command of [...]

Interview: Nina Diaz of Girl in a Coma

Girl in a Coma

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with Nina Diaz, guitarist/vocalist for San Antonio based three-piece band Girl in a Coma. Nina shared some insights on Girl in a Coma’s label, Blackheart Records, recording to tape, touring with like-minded musicians, and a healthy fascination with vinyl, cassettes, up-and-coming new bands and thrift store clothes. [...]

Morrissey Announces US Tour Dates


Despite not currently having a label, Morrissey; the legendary Smiths frontman, solo artist and professional hoarder of misery, has today announced an extensive US Tour for the coming fall/winter. The tour dates are located at the bottom of the article. The singer revealed the dates earlier today, with support coming from American singer-songwriter Kristeen Young [...]

Morrissey Remains Silent On Smiths Reunion


It was a U.K. trending topic on Twitter for most of yesterday (Thursday) and continues to be a talking point – a supposed reunion of Manchester indie behemoths, The Smiths. The rumours have since been strenuously denied by two of its former members, Johnny Marr and Mike Joyce, but one person in particular has remained [...]

Johnny Marr: Dissolve Government, I’ll Reform The Smiths

Former Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr has hyperbolically teased fans of the band by saying that he would revive the foursome – but only if the British coalition government steps down. Speaking at the NME awards yesterday evening (Wednesday 29th February) – in which The Smiths won the ‘Best Re-Issue’ for their complete collection – Marr [...]

David Cameron: I’m A Big Fan Of Lana Del Rey

David Cameron visits Berkshire

In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, British Prime Minister David Cameron has confessed his love for Lana Del Rey and Band of Horses, saying they are his new favourite artists. He also deemed Katy Perry and Bruno Mars “appalling”, but said they are “beginning to infect his iPod” due to his children being fans. [...]

Military Wives Choir Become Favorites For UK Xmas Number One


The stars of BBC 2′s The Choir have become the odds on favorites to take the UK Xmas number one spot this year, ahead of X Factor winners Little Mix and Nirvana. According to betting website William Hill, current odds for Military Wives Choir’s single ‘Wherever You Are’ to reach the top spot are at [...]