I love it when I find this kind of shit on the interwebs: a bunch of Radiohead fans have collaborated to bring a crowd-sourced video take on Radiohead’s 2009 live show. The band themselves provided the audio so you’re almost guaranteed NOT to hear some audience member bemoan how he got stoned and crashed his car on the way to the gig. You can find out more and download the show in its entirety (in a plethora of formats) right here. Just wonderful.
(And whilst I have your attention, a swift reminder that Britpop’s 3rd Birthday goes down at The Gladstone Hotel tomorrow night. We’ve got a few balloons and the crappiest bubble machine imaginable. Therefore, it will be epic.)
The band that refuses to quit/die, the Manic Street Preachers are giving away a free, non-album track via their Soundcloud page. It hits your download folder ahead of new album Postcards From A Young Man which hits your nearest CD/mp3 store on 20th September (or thereabouts).
The Manics tour Australia this coming spring:
“When we were young…” is the oft-lampooned and well-trodden hallmark of a spent songsmith (Whipping Boy excepted)….but….but…but…The Hours transcend cliche with a straight-down-the-line, catchy-as-all-hell single “Big Black Hole”. How the fuck did this pass us by in 2009?
Get yer ya-ya’s out British indie fiends, it’s birthday party time. Britpop notches up three massive years on its indie bedpost. THREE YEARS! How did we get here? By keeping the indie-rock quotient high and delivering unpretentious parties month after month, that’s how!
Turning tricks in The Mighty Booth for our 3rd Birthday celebrations we have THE best indie DJ in Sydney (El Mariachi), the irrepressibly charismatic Andrew P Street (even his very name exudes charm and wit!) and the Bryan-Ferry-Eddie-Argos genetic splice of Johnny Segment. Come 3am, The Gladstone’s dancefloor will be ribbons.
Expect to hear: The Smiths / Joy Division / The Cure / Bloc Party / Depeche Mode / The Beatles / Radiohead / Blur / Oasis / New Order / The Libertines / Pulp / David Bowie / The Arctic Monkeys / Editors etc.
Entry: $10. FREE before 8pm
Happy Hour: $10 jugs & $4 spirits before 10pm
THE GLADSTONE HOTEL – SATURDAY 28th AUGUST 2010
A three minute stroll from Central Station
The Facebook event is here.
Dan Snaith brings his PhD in Mathematics – and his magical Caribou wurlizter - to bear on Hot Chip‘s song “Brothers”. It’s streaming exclusively on Stereogum – click here. (Yes, we know it’s not a download per se but expect someone clever soul to HypeMachine it very soon). No doubt this a favour-swap since Hot Chip remixed Caribou’s “She’s The One” back in 2007.
Hot Chip’s We Have Remixes EP hits 12″ racks and download providores in early September.
Wild Beasts have stretched their towels out to bask in the after-glow of their Mercury Music Prize nomination – surely they must be favourites to win? Dog, meet bone: here’s a free mp3 of “Through The Iron Gate” [via Stereogum]. The band have also just dropped a 10″ single that features a understated-but-killer remix of “Two Dancers” by Jon Hopkins; he of Eno/Coldplay collaborative fame.
Out of the blue comes a brand new single from The Cribs. It’s a non-album single and the film clip is being showcased at NME.com right about now. You can watch “Housewife” here. You can also purchase said single from iTunes…UK iTunes. Boo.
BBC6 Music have (briefly!) interviewed Ryan Jarman about said single here.
At Britpop.com.au we’re not afraid to ask the BIG questions. In the most recent JJJ Hottest 100 Of All Time list, Joy Division scored No.4 with “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and Radiohead snagged the fifth spot with “Paranoid Android”. Are these really the best British songs of all time? Personally, I think there are better Radiohead songs and better Joy Division songs: ”Idtioteque” anyone? ”Transmission”?
We want YOUR opinion: what IS the best British song of all time? Hit us up in the comments section below.
(We’ll send a prize pack out to the author of the most interesting post.)
Some never-seen-until-now footage of Bowie’s tour with Nine Inch Nails has surfaced online. Way back in 1995, David Bowie was promoting Outside No.1 and teamed up with Trent and Co. for a dark, industrial trawl across the USA. Here’s “Hallo Spaceboy”, proshot and sounboard-mixed. Sweet.