Peter Serafinowicz and Robert Popper take a look at the old markets of Britain which featured a murderer’s bell, an antique sex robot and a barking machine.
It’s the biggest destination for music on the internet and Youtube has finally recognised that fact with the launch of a dedicated music section. The revamped youtube.com/musicnow shows you recommended videos and artists based on existing videos you are watching, a list of upcoming local concerts using Songkick gig data and the most relevant music chart of all, a Youtube top 100 for the week highlighting the songs that are being watched globally (Nicki Minaj’s Super Bass currently sits on top).
In the coming weeks, Youtube is teaming up with curators like Vice Magazine, SPIN, XLR8R and music vloggers like The Needle Drop to offer daily playlists for further exploration. Youtube have promised these services before but this music transformation is their most complete yet.
One video sitting high in the Youtube chart is Kanye West and Jay-Z’s Otis from the Watch The Throne album. The album broke the iTunes one-week sales record with 290,000 downloads in a week. As outlined by Billboard (bit.ly/securitywtt)., this feat was made possible by the extraordinary measures the duo put in place to ensure that the album DID NOT leak.
- Flavorwire’s 30 harshest musician-on-musician insults in history list.
- Forget regular wedding photos, go with a zombie attack instead.
- Youtube’s automatic audio disabling tool has a sense of humour.
- What happens when you take fashion poses into the real world.
- How British dance music became the next big thing in America during the ’90s.
NME’s 25 New Bands You Have to Hear
The magazine curates a mixtape of its favourite new sounds, which includes Gross Magic, Outfit, TEED, Iconapop, King Krule and Howler.
Abel Tesfaye follows up his House Of Balloons debut mixtape with the second part of the trilogy Thursday for free download. In doing so, Tesfaye cements his reputation as R&B brightest new star, a specialist in creating sultry and alluring post-nightlife music. Canadian rapper Drake pops up to show his support.
Brighton music blog The Recommender introduces us to Ms Mr, a promising young pop band from New York who would prefer to stay anonymous for the moment. Their songs which recall Florence Welch and Adele and a hint of Sophie Ellis-Bextor are anything but. Here’s a Patrick Wolf cover…
Ireland’s answer to the Tumblr-loving, attitude-filled, no compromise mindset of Odd Future has been found in the debut rap of Dublin’s Lecs Luther.
Shut Up Bands
Silly things that bands say in the pursuit and promotion of their art.
The Horse’s Mouth
Five Irish guys get together, have some banter and then animate it for the web.
An entire hour of Radiohead performing ten tracks from their latest album The King Of Limbs, as well as two new songs Staircase and Daily Mail.
Seriously, how did it take so long for this to happen?