Glastonbury offer unsigned act chance to play main stage, Phoenix name album, Thom Yorke releases new mix, MGMT play songs to cat... Music News Daily
Thursday, 17 January
The Glastonbury Festival is offering a new act the chance to play the Pyramid Stage at this year's festival. The event's Emerging Talent Competition opened for submissions this morning and up and coming artists can enter before 5pm (GMT) on next Thursday (24 January). Entries will be whittled down to eight finalists who will perform at a live final in April in front of judges including organisers Michael and Emily Eavis.
Phoenix have revealed that their new album will be called Bankrupt via flashing screen on their website, which nods heavily to the opening credits of Gaspar Noe's Enter The Void. The record is expected to be released in April.
Listen to a new mix by Thom Yorke featuring Radiohead, Liars and more.
Suede will release new album Bloodsports on 18 March. The band have also revealed the names of the ten tracks that will feature on the comeback record including It Starts And Ends With You, For The Strangers and recent free download Barriers.
Prince has booked out the Dakota Jazz Club in home town Minneapolis to play six last minute, surprise shows this week, plus he'll audition for a new drummer at the first soundcheck.
Watch Ty Segall's new video for Thank God For Sinners.
MGMT have premiered songs for their third album... to their cat. See what the kitten made of it via their tweet.
Frank Turner has announced he will release his fifth solo album, Tape Deck Heart, on 22 April.
in other fifth album news, Dizzee Rascal's next release will be called The Fifth. The rapper described the record as "big league".
Kylie Minogue is to appear in a new comedy for Sky Arts. The singer, who recently said she was taking a break from singing to concentrate on acting, will be in Hey Diddy Dee, a whodunit around the staging of a play about Andy Warhol.
Watch Suuns new video for Edie's Dream. The band release second album Images Du Futur in March.
Backwards dressing teen rap duo Kris Kross will reunite for a So So Def Recordings 20th anniversary concert later this year. No word yet if a Bowie-like new album is to follow...
Henry Rollins believes so many musicians supported the West Memphis Three's cause - the trio were wrongly convicted of murder - because they identified with the individuals involved. "I think a lot of people saw themselves in those three guys," he explained of the artists who took up the cause in the 1990s. "I'm not the guy on the roof of the water tower picking off students, but I'm not going to the party. I'd rather have a rock and roll record and a book and a caffeinated liquid at home alone, thank you very much. I'm not a party guy. But I'm not a danger to you." A documentary, West Of Mephis, about the case is released later this month and features the likes of Eddie Vedder, Nick Cave, Patti Smith, Marilyn Manson and more on the soundtrack.
Primal Scream are set to headline Scotland's The Wickerman festival on 26 July.
Read an interview with former Arab Strap man, now releasing as L. Pierre, Aidan Moffat.
50 Cent is leading Justin Timberlake in the race to Number 1 in the UK singles chart this week, while the soundtrack from the new Les Miserable is on course to be the top album, according to the official midweeks.
Today's Track Of The Day is The Men with Electric
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12:00 PM | 17/01/2013
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