Elbow announce new 'album', xx are "adventurous" on Coexist, Elton John "wasted life" on drugs, new Thom Yorke single... Daily Hot List
Wednesday, 18 July
Elbow have announced they will release a new record on 27 August. The band's B-side collection, Dead In The Boot (Guy Garvey's sister's answer to Asleep In The Back), includes flipsides - and the odd non album track - from the band's debut Newborn EP onwards. "The band have always loved B-side land and this is a collection of our favourites," explained Garvey. "None of our B- sides are album rejects. It's a different space, usually just post finishing an album when all the members of elbow are chiming and feeling very creative. This gives Dead in the Boot a real late night vibe... Some of these songs are the favourites we have ever written. It was important to us that this collection be an album in its own right so for some fans it may seem like there are glaring omissions, but these songs are the ones that hung together perfectly."
The xx have described their new album, Coexist, as "adventurous". "We went into this second album and hardly any of it was premeditated," the band's Oliver Simm told Radio 1's Zane Lowe. "There weren't many discussions and we didn't go into it with very many limitations. We're still the same band. We weren't intentionally trying to sound like us. We had a good time and we were adventurous."
Pulp are set to headline a spin-off of California's Coachella festival which will take place on a cruise ship. SS Coachella will set sail in the Bahamas between 16-19 December, before heading to Jamaica between 19-23. Hot Chip, James Murphy, Warpaint and Yeasayer are among the other acts aboard.
Rihanna is designing a collection for River Island. "I find London really inspiring and River Island loves to have fun with clothes," she said of her collaboration with the UK retailer.
Watch Jack White joining First Aid Kit onstage in Paris earlier this month.
David Bowie's John, I'm Only Dancing will be released on a limited edition picture disc on 3 September to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the song's release. The seven-inch will feature the original version and a later take produced by Bowie himself.
Biffy Clyro will play this year's iTunes festival. The trio will headline at London's Roundhouse on 22 September.
The Q Festival Blog got the ultimate guide to this year's Reading And Leeds Festivals, from the event's boss Melvin Benn. Plus win tickets and a private gig from The Hives.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was told to remove a campaign ad that features rival Barack Obama performing Al Green's Let's Stay Together from Youtube... due to a copyright infringement.
Echo Lake, who have released a video for song In Dreams, and are collection donations for the British Heart Foundation following the death of drummer Peter Hayes.
Pitbull will have to go and "party" at Walmart's shop in Kodiak, Alaska after an online competition was hijacked. "You gotta understand, I will go anywhere in the world for my fans," he explained after the contest which involved the number of Facebook likes each branch of the chain got. "I want to invite that someone who thinks that it's a joke to Kodiak, Alaska, with me."
Former Rilo Kiley singer Jenny Lewis is scoring new film Very Good Girls. The singer is also halfway through a new solo album, the follow-up to 2008's Acid Tongue.
Read Eamonn Forde How Free Is Ruining Everything column which examines the impact of downloads and file sharing for musicians, and meets the "freetards" who believe pirated content is a human right (reprinted from Q311).
Part 1 and Part 2
Thom Yorke's Atoms For Peace will release a new single, which sees them remixing their own track Other Side and Oklahoma band Other Live's Tamer Animals, on 10 August.
Elton John says he wasted "a big part of my life" on drugs. The singer, who is publishing a new book Love Is The Cure: On Life, Loss And The End Of AIDS, said: "In the early 1980s and I was a drug addict and self-absorbed. You know, I was having people die right, left, and centre around me - friends. And yet I didn't stop the life that I had, which is the terrible thing about addiction. It's that bad of a disease."
Watch Paul Weller talking backstage at last weekend's Latitude Festival.
Scissor Sister will headline the Americas stage at the BT River Of Music, a weekend of free concerts taking place along the Thames to mark the Olympics. The band take to the stage outside the Tower Of London at 8pm (BST) on Saturday.
Pete Doherty has been asked to leave his Thai rehab for "therapeutic reasons". A spokesperson for The Cabin in Chiang Mai said they "look forward to the day when Pete decides to consider recovery again."
What could be a new song from Avalanches has been posted in a new online mixtape.
Today's Track Of The Day is Ellie Goulding's Hanging On featuring Tinie Tempah
That's it for today. More Hot List tomorrow at noon.
12:00 PM | 18/07/2012
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