Elbow announce intimate UK theatre shows

Elbow have announced six intimate theatre shows for February 2015.

The live dates comprise three-night residencies at Manchester’s O2 Apollo and London’s Hammersmith Eventim Apollo.

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Flume discusses work on new album: ‘It’s way bigger’

Flume has said that his second album is under way and will sound “way bigger” than his debut.

Speaking to Digital Spy, the 22 year-old – real name Harley Streten – explained that his debut album seems “amateur” in comparison to the new material he’s been working on.

Watch Britney Spears talk David Lucado split on stage in Las Vegas

Britney Spears has addressed her recent split from boyfriend David Lucado on stage in Las Vegas.

The ‘Perfume’ singer briefly spoke about being single in between songs at her ‘Piece of Me’ show at Planet Hollywood on Sunday (August 31).

She expressed her excitement about the prospect of meeting someone new, saying: “The best thing about your boyfriend cheating on you is that you get to go on another first date.”

The crowd cheered in support of Spears, who reportedly discovered Lucado’s infidelity via a video recording.

After asking if there were any “hot guys” in the audience, she was joined on stage by Perez Hilton, who was tied up and walked on a lead for a performance of ‘Freakshow’.

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Thom Yorke confirms collaboration with SBTRKT

Back in 2012, SBTRKT dropped a remix of “Hold On” by an artist named Sisi BakBak. At the time, it was rumored that Thom Yorke was behind the mysterious moniker; now, two years later, Radiohead’s website has confirmed it as such.

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Pharrell Williams Hits the Stage at Rain-Soaked Made In America Festival 2014 [VIDEO]

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After torrential rains and lighting halted the Budweiser Made in America festival for a couple of hours on Sunday (Aug. 31), Pharrell Williams brought sunshine to the Philadelphia event with his set of upbeat hits.

The hitmaker, donning a red bandana and matching Bee Line x Timberland boots, had the crowd dancing in puddles to buoyant tracks like ‘Lose Yourself to Dance,’ ‘Come and Get It Bae’ and ‘Flirtin’.’

According to Philly.com, Skateboard P took a moment to honored the Philadelphia musicians and producers who helped developed the Philly soul sound.

“The best musicians in the word come from Philadelphia,” he said. “From Philadelphia International Records all the way up to the Roots to everyone in the band up here tonight, they all have Philly ties.”

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Ash frontman Tim Wheeler announces debut solo album

Ash frontman Tim Wheeler has announced plans to release his debut solo album.

Lost Domain will be brought out on November 3 via Sony Red, and will contain new track ‘First Sign of Spring’.

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Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke dismisses anniversary tour as ‘cringey’

Kele Okereke has dismissed the notion of a Bloc Party anniversary tour, calling the idea ‘cringey and cynical’.

The frontman explained to Music Feeds that a tour in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the band’s debut album Silent Alarm isn’t the best way to honour Bloc Party.

 Bloc Partys Kele Okereke dismisses anniversary tour as cringey

“I don’t think that sort of thing does much good for artists. I always cringe a little bit when you hear about bands going around just touring on a kind of anniversary record. I feel that it just seems a little bit cynical,” Okereke said.

The 32 year-old added that, if anything, the future of the band will revolve around making new music.

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