Emeli Sande & Ben Howard win at 2013 Brits, Kevin Ayers RIP, David Bowie "50-50" to tour... Music News Daily
Thursday, 21 February
BRITs 2013 Winners on MUZU.TV.
Emeli Sande and Ben Howard were the big winners at this year's Brit Awards. Sande picked up Best Female Solo Artist and Album Of The Year - EMI's last awards as an independent label before it is taken over, it seems - while singer-songwriter Howard won Breakthrough Act and Male Solo artist despite some stiff competition. Adele, (British Single), The Black Keys (International Group) and Coldplay (Live Act) were also won, while Muse, Justin Timberlake and Mumford & Sons were among the acts to perform at the ceremony at London's O2 Arena.
Soft Machine's Kevin Ayers, has died aged 68. A pioneer of British psychedelia, he passed away in his sleep at home in Montolieu, France. A active on the 60s "Canterbury scene", he formed Soft Machine with Robert Wyatt but left the band in 1968 after their first album going on to work with the likes of Brian Eno and John Cale during an influential career, which lead John Peel to once declare of his talent that is was "so acute you could perform major eye surgery with it". Ayers is survived by two daughters.
David Bowie's guitarist says there's a "50-50" chance of the singer touring again. "A couple of times, when we played back one of the more kick-ass tunes from the new record, he'd be like, This would be great live! Of course, everyone was like, What? Did he just say that?" explained Gerry Leonard. "But other times he'd just roll his eyes if someone brought up playing live."
Listen to Hot Chip's remix of Foal's My Number.
M.I.A is claiming the Grammy's pinched her "style" for their tribute to Bob Marley last week. The singer has compared her January show in Sydney with the award's stage set.
Yeah Yeah Yeahs will release single Sacrilege on Monday.
Apparently The Staples Centre in Los Angeles won't be going vegetarian for Morrissey's show there after all, despite the singer's claims. Meat products are still on the menu for the show on 1 March.
Here's Junip's new video for Line Of Fire.
The Walkmen are acting as backing band for Quentin Stolzfus' new project Light Heat. The band perform on the album of the same name that's released on 24 June.
Soundtrack artist Simon Fisher Turner has announced a collaboration with Factory Floor at the ICA in London. He will rework the band's forthcoming album, along with his own, at a special performance at the gallery on 14 March.
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds are on course to have their highest ever charting album. Push The Sky was leading Emeli Sande to Number 1 by 6,500 in yesterday's official's midweeks, though it is expected her win at the Brits could have an impact on the race. One Direction look set to top the singles chart with their Comic Relief single, a Blondie/ Undertones medley entitled One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks).
Today's Track Of The Day is Brit Award winners Mumford & Sons with Lover Of The Light
That's it for today. Music News Daily returns tomorrow at lunchtime.
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