Arctic Monkeys set for "heavy" new album, Blur debut tracks, half of Girls quit, Band Of Horses new LP preview... Daily Hot List
Tuesday, 3 July
Arctic Monkeys say they're next album will be heavier than current LP Suck It And See. "We feel the strength of the last record is 'Don't Sit Down...', the other songs like that - Brick By Brick - the other side of it is fine, but I don't know how much more of that we can do," explained singer Alex Turner. I think we're going to go the direction of those heavier tunes. We did R U Mine?, and I think that's where it's going to be at for us for the next record."
Blur debuted two new songs last night, and Damon Albarn even hinted the band may do an album.
Listen to Dinosaur Jr's new single Watch The Corners, out 18 September.
Christopher Owens, singer of duo Girls, has er quit the band. "Dear all, this may come as a surprise to many and has been an issue of much thought for me. My decision was not easy to make I am leaving Girls. My reasons at this time are personal. I need to do this in order to progress," he wrote via Twitter. "I will continue to write & record music. More will be announced soon. I thank you all for everything." It's unclear if bandmate Chet "JR" White will continue without him.
Skrillex is set to score Harmony Korine's new film Spring Breakers which stars James Franco.
Watch a trailer, featuring a new track, from Band Of Horses new album which is due out in September.
Justin Bieber has finally graduated high school.
Liam Gallagher says he would have happily supported The Stone Roses at Heaton Park even if Oasis were still going. Listen to the full interview below.
Sales of digital music have grown by over 17 per-cent so far this year, according to the BPI, while physical album sales are down by 14 per-cent compared to last year. UK album sales currently stand at 43.6m compared 50.3m last June.
Here are the five interesting things to come from Katy Perry's Part Of Me 'movie'.
Maverick Sabre will perform at free gig at the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London on 12 July.
Patti Smith has joined the line-up for the End Of The Road Festival (31 August - 2 September).
Watch Florence + The Machine's new video for Breaking Down.
Four Tet will release a new album called Pink on 20 August which will bring together the band's one-off singles over the last 12 months.
Hot List exclusive, The Chevin's video for Blue Eyes.
Here our review of the likes of Bob Dylan, My Morning Jacket, Suede and more at this weekend's Hop Farm Festival.
The Smashing are re-releasing Pisces Iscariot on 16 July with bonus tracks.
The Q Festival Blog catches up with DJ Abrantee to discuss the Afrobeats night at this year's Somerset House Summer Series.
A video of the incident where Lamb Of God singer Randy Blythe allegedly pushed a fan off stage in Prague two years ago has appeared online. The fan died two weeks after the gig. According to Czech authorities Blythe was changed "the crime of bodily harm of the fourth degree resulting in the death of the fan" and was released on bail.
An American journalist is trying to hijack a marketing stunt to send Pitbull to Alaska. The Boston Phoenix's David Thorpe spotted the Walmart comp would send the singer to the store which received the most Facebook likes by 16 July and is encouraging people to like the chain's shop on Kodiak, a secluded island in Alaska. With the store gaining over 35,000 likes already, Pitbull has indicated he will honour the deal, tweeting "I hear there's bear repellant at Kodiak, Alaska."
Today's Track Of The Day is
Haim with Better Off (Q313 preview)
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 03/07/2012
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