Talk about suspense. Further to the news that Prince is soon releasing PLECTRUMELECTRUM, his first album with all-female rock trio 3RDEYEGIRL, a short teaser for their track "PRETZELBODYLOGIC" went up on YouTube this week. Warning: blink and you'll miss it. The album was written and recorded in Prince's Paisley Park recording studio in Minneapolis, London and New York. Meanwhile, at time of writing, we are still waiting to know exactly which "iconic venues in and around London" Prince will be playing on the Hit and Run Tour any time from Monday. Keep your diary clear…
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Sunday 26 June 2011
Had enough of silly love songs?
Friday 24 June 2011
It reads like a Woody Allen short and has one of the most instantly recognisable drum intros in pop.
Tuesday 26 April 2011
Sir Elton John has announced he will find out who his son's biological father is.
Sunday 10 April 2011
Another month, another nice boy called Jamie/James to somehow find room for.
Monday 04 April 2011
The Independent Online exclusively unveils the latest video for PJ Harvey's new album 'Let England Shake' for the song 'Hanging in the Wire'.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Nothing in Diane's previous albums of guitar-led psych-folk will have prepared listeners for the poppy direction that has come with enlisting her husband and father to her backing band and luring Scott (REM, Nirvana) Litt out of "retirement" to produce.
Friday 01 April 2011
Sunday 20 February 2011
The trouble with boasting a number of singer-songwriters within the same band is one of identity: a problem that didn't hinder Rhode Island's the Low Anthem on their breakthrough album Oh My God, Charlie Darwin in 2009 but does here.
Sunday 16 January 2011
This dream-team amalgam of Brazilian singer-songwriter Cantuaria with genius-guitarist Frisell makes music that's as close to Ry Cooder as it is to jazz.
Sunday 16 January 2011
It is almost certainly for the best that, although longlisted for the BBC's Sound of 2011 confection, 28-year-old Londoner Anna Calvi did not make the top-five cut.
Sunday 28 November 2010
Azure Ray is the some-time project of singer-songwriters Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink.
Friday 19 November 2010
Co-written and produced with veteran songsmith Albert Hammond, Endlessly does exactly what is required by ratcheting up Duffy's sophistication without sacrificing the immediacy of "Mercy".
Friday 15 October 2010
Sunday 10 October 2010
The advance buzz on Stevens' sixth album proper was that the banjo-toter had gone digital.
Friday 08 October 2010
This year's Mercury Prize nominee and singer-songwriter Conor J O'Brien is an expert storyteller. From the minute he appears on stage, the packed Scala crowd are hushed in charmed fascination and stand rigidly, as though they daren't move in case they break their trance.
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