Exclusive Bombay Bicycle Club remix, Kevin Shields on Scotland Yard's 'role' in Loveless, Tom Morello leads Wall Street guitar army, Johnny Marr hearts The Smiths, Skrillex goes reggae... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 2 May
Fresh from their headline show at London's Alexandra Palace on Saturday, here's a Hot List exclusive from Bombay Bicycle Club, their song What You Want remixed by The Darcys.
My Bloody Valentine's Kevin Shields has described his label Sony as "sociopathic," accusing the company of hiding the master tapes to his group's iconic 1991 album Loveless after their legal ownership of the songs expired. "Only after I started threatening to get Scotland Yard involved did they magically, suddenly reappear," the frontman claimed. "The true story is as yet to be determined, but we'll fight that one out in the near future."
Tom Morello led a "guitarmy" march through New York yesterday to celebrate the May Day reactivation of the Occupy Wall Street movement. "It is an honour to march these streets with you, to sing these songs with you, letting the powers that be know that we will be heard," the Rage Against The Machine guitarist, who last year wrote a guest column for Q on his role in the Occupy movement, told protesters before later being joined by Das Racist for an impromptu concert in the city's Bryant Park. Morello also launches today his World Wide Rebel Tour documentary, a free-to-download documentary directed by US filmmaker Bobby Roth, which you can watch below.
Johnny Marr has revealed he still thinks fondly of his time in The Smiths, despite his apparent reluctance to reunite with his former bandmates. "I don't have any negative thoughts about the times back then or the times now, or the people in [the band,]" he explained, adding he can still "hear the love in it."
Twin Shadow returns on 9 July with a new album, Confess, inspired by a motorcycle crash he was involved in after the recording of 2010 album Forget. New song Five Seconds can be downloaded from his website now.
Here's another Hot List exclusive for you - watch the premier of Meg Myers' new video for Tennessee. The song features on her recent free-to-download EP, Daughter In The Choir, which is available on her website.
Diplo has confessed that Pon De Floor - the Major Lazer track sampled on Beyonce's 2011 single Who Run The World (Girls) - began as a joke. "I still think a lot of people don't even realise where that song came from," he explained. "That song never really had a push. It was a song we did, kind of like a funny kind of a joke song."
Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett's guest column for on the creed behind his label Communion.
Regina Spektor has posted up a new track from her forthcoming sixth studio album, Small Town Moon (via Vulture.com).
Metric singer Emily Haines has spoken about the dark inspiration behind her band's new single, Youth Without Youth. "It started as just one verse, a story, a very slow, sad story about the decaying social state through the eyes of a depraved child," she explained. "It was a pretty intense process making that song." The track will feature on the Candian band's fifth studio LP, Synthetica, out 11 June.
Watch the new Tenacious D video for Rize Of The Fenix now.
Listen to a new Bobby Womack song, The Bravest Man In The Universe, the title track from his forthcoming Damon Albarn-produced LP, released on 11 June, and check out our extended interview with the soul legend.
Bobby Vee has announced he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease but is continuing to work on a new album. "Needless to say it was a moment that stunned my family and myself to the core," the singer wrote in a post on his website. "Since this time I have chosen to remain private and to focus on what is most important to me: my family and my music."
Sigur Ros frontman Jonsi has warned fans to expect the unexpected on their new album, Valtari. "I think this is definitely a left turn," he explained, suggesting it a more sombre than their previous efforts. "It's quite scatter-brained, I think."
Listen to Make It Bun Dem, a new collaboration between Skrillex and Damien Marley. "It's staying true to the Rasta lingo," described Skrillex. "It's got a traditional dub vibe, but it's very dancefloor friendly. It caters to his vocals really well." (via Rollingstone.com).
Damon Albarn and St. Vincent were among the performing guests on this week's Later With Jools Holland, and now it seems you don't even need a telly to watch 'em.
Dave Grohl is to produce a new documentary about Sound City, the Californian recording studio where he and his Nirvana bandmates recorded Nevermind in 1991. The soundtrack is tipped to feature collaborations between members of Queens Of The Stoneage, Slipknot and Grohl himself. The film is slated for release in early 2013.
Depeche Mode are nearing the completion of their 13th studio album and plan to tour next year, according to singer Dave Gahan. "We've probably got 20 songs demoed," he explained. "Some of the songs are in really good shape, some need some work, but we're definitely on track."
Simon Cowell dismissed Britney Spears' chances of success prior to the release of her breakthrough single simply because of her name, according Tom Bower's upcoming biography of the Syco mogul, Sweet Revenge. Apparently he told Baby One More Time songwriter Max Martin that "no one can be successful with a name like that" and tried to steal the song for pop group Five, the book alleges.
Watch St Vincent and Tune-Yards' Merill Garbus the "awesomeness" of being women in rock music below.
Co-founders Groove Armada are to perform at London's Lovebox Festival, taking place between 15-17 June, as the weekender celebrates its 10th birthday. Other additions to the festival lineup include Crystal Fighters, Dot Rotten and Rita Ora.
A new Kanye West remix of Chief Keef's I Don't Like has appeared online... briefly. The track appeared as part of West's G.O.O.D. Music initiative yesterday but was pulled down due to copyright reasons. "I'm mad as fuck for the simple fact that they did not ask me to change up shit in my beat," explained the song's original producer, Young Chop, of the dispute. "These motherfuckers are playing me, and I don't give two fucks, I will sue the shit out of Kanye West."
Today's Track Of The Day is The Staves with The Motherlode.
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
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