Damon Albarn soundtracked film set for cinemas, Flaming Lips to cover Stone Roses' debut, Mumford & Sons staging own festival, exclusive Fionn Regan video... Music News Daily
Wednesday, 6 February
Damon Albarn soundtracked British film Broken, directed by his Dr Dee collaborator Rufus Norris, is set for a cinema release on 8 March. The Blur man has contributed via musical collective Electric Wave Bureau. "Damon is part of a group, the Electric Wave Bureau, and I worked with them all on Broken," explained the director. "I've worked with Damon and Mike Smith before and that was very useful in terms of establishing a working language very quickly. All four members of EWB have children the same age as [main character] Skunk, so we were like a creatively concerned parents' collective, working out how to tell this story of our worst fears through music. Music was my way into the arts so it's a very important and vibrant area for me, and I'm hugely fortunate that EWB came on board to bring a very distinctive sound to it."
The Flaming Lips look like they're covering The Stone Roses' self-titled debut. The band frequently engage in extra curricular projects, including a cover of Dark Side Of The Moon in the past, have hinted they are celebrating Ian Brown and co's return to the US - they play this year's Coachella festival - in a series of messages online. "Doin vocals for She bangs The Drum hopin to get Channy [Leaneagh] of Polica to sing on it too!!!!" wrote frontman Wayne Coyne on Instagram.
Here is a video exclusive, Mercury-nominated Fionn Regan's new clip for 67 Blackout. The single is out now.
Mumford & Sons are to stage their own mini festival. The band will host Gentle Of The Road Stopover shows on 19 and 20 July at Convent Fields in Lewes, Sussex. Vampire Weekend will headline the first night, with the band topping the bill on the second. The likes of The Vaccines and The Mystery Jets will also play the event, with details set to be confirmed soon. Tickets go on sale on Friday at 9am (GMT).
Prosecutors are asking a judge to revoke Chris Brown's probation saying there is no evidence he has completed the community service he was ordered to undertake after being sentenced for beating girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. Brown's lawyers have countered by saying the request is "frivolous and defamatory".
Watch the trailer for HBO's film on Phil Spector. Al Pacino is playing the homicidal producer.
The Amy Winehouse Foundation is set to stage its first gala event on 21 March.
Phoenix have announced a series of dates for this year. So far the French band have only confirmed North American shows and a series of festival slots, but with a set at Rock En Seine confirmed for 24 August, it seems fairly likely they will be playing the UK Reading And Leeds Festivals the same weekend.
David Bowie's Aladdin Sane is set to be reissued on 15 April to celebrate the album's 40th anniversary.
Meanwhile Morrissey's Kill Uncle is getting the same treatment on 8 April. A picture disc of The Last of The Famous International Playboys is also set for release.
Justin Timberlake has suggested his forthcoming album is akin to a film. "It more or less came out of I was playing some of the stuff for my friends ... and my best friend said, This is music you can see," he explained of the title The 20/20 Experience.
Watch Bat For Lashes performing Laura in session.
Kashmir's first all female rock band have disbanded following death threats. The teenage members of Pragaash were the subject of a fatwa from a local Muslim cleric, who declared their music "un-Islamic".
Jamie N Commons has been sampled by Eminem for the rapper's new single. Details of the track are yet to be announced, but it understood the song uses one of the British singer-songwriter's songs for its chorus.
Watch Unknown Mortal Orchestra's full video for former track of the day, So Good At Being In Trouble. The band's album II is out now.
Blur, My Bloody Valentine, James Black, Grizzly Bear, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and more are set to the Primavera's Portuguese festival, Optimus, in Porto on 30 May - 1 June.
Sony are to stop making MiniDisc players.
Foals will play the closing party of this year's Ibiza Rocks on 18 September. Jack Bugg and Example are among the acts also playing this summer.
Today's Track Of The Day is Coves with Last Desire
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