Lissie covers Gaga
Supporting Joshua Radin, country folk singer Lissie will play The Academy, Dublin on the 26th. Her cover of Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance proves she is one to watch. http://bit.ly/lissiegaga
The Joy Formidable
This Welsh three-piece will release their third album of lush, dense yet melodic rock this year and interest is growing thanks to recent killer single Popinjay. http://bit.ly/thejoyf
Derwin Panda is a lone electronic producer from the UK who appeared on the BBC Sound of 2010 poll and who is obsessed with Japan. His new EP, led by the sample cut and paste warm haze of You is out now. http://bit.ly/goldpanda
April Fools’ Day may just be one day a year but in internet terms, the jokes live on. In the week proceeding April 1st, a keen web user encounters dozens of crazy and fake news stories which persist on websites after they’ve served their ephemeral one-day use. It’s best just to mark “read all” in your feed reader and be done with it or you could end up reading with interest, about Coldplay’s plan to launch a new fragrance called Angst (with a bottle designed by Brian Eno) or Indaba Music’s remix prank without realising it.
The remix community site Indaba launched a remix competition on April 1st which gave users the opportunity to remix “one of the most important musical works of the 20th century”, 4’33 by composer John Cage. The site purported to offer stems of the track for remix purposes but of course, 4’33 is in fact, four minutes and thirty three seconds of silence. So you’d be a proper April fool to fall for it. (more…)
Bon Iver, Solid Gold, Megafaun, P.O.S. and a slew of Minneapolis musicians have united under Ryan Olsen’s supergroup to play soft rock music directly inspired by 10CC’s I’m Not In Love. It sounds dubious but judging by The Gaudy Side of Town, the album Relayted, out next month is worth investigation. Listen at Nialler9
Bob Dylan’s gonna knock you out
Dylan was joined by comedian Steve Merchant on his radio show recently and the two rapped through LL Cool J’s hip-hop classic Mama Said Knock You Out.