Sitting here, with watered down eye lashes, a ten minute session of adding extreme blackness to ones lashes has degraded them into a three day bender status. I wish I could say I spent the day sniffing onions, but no. I can confirm I was attacked, not by an actual human being, but by a gust of wind, a fate far worse than being punched for my flashy gadgets.
My mission: to secure a mascara promotion deal, failed. I hate you February, so do my ankles. March please.
Arctic Monkeys have been nominated for not one, not
four but seven NME nominations, including Best British Band, Best Live Band, Best Album, Best Track (‘The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala’), Best Video (‘Suck It And See’), Best Album Artwork, Most Dedicated Fans, while Alex Turner is also up for Hero Of The Year. It’s fair to say, The Monkeys hype has well and truly returned, that, or they have massively managed to blackmail NME, I believe that latter more so, well I hope so.
In other NME Awards new, Alison Mosshart is not up for hottest female, I shall not be in attendance this year, how dare thee.
Rumour has it Florence and The Machine and The Horrors will be doing a collaboration on the night, interesting much? Not a rumour, actually the truth. Lets all prepare to amazed.
NME Awards are to be hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall at O2 Academy Brixton on February 29th. Cool story for you, a dear very drunken person I know, once screamed in Jack’s face in the middle of Soho ‘I know you, I f**king know you’, he looked absolutely disgusted, as did his female companion, as did I. Cool true story?
Is the Lana Del Rey buzz, already plummeting? The world went crazy for ‘Video Games’, some went as far as claiming Lana was the next Nancy Sinatra or gangsta (she wishes). She claims to be ‘wild at heart’, but every performance and interview tells us differently.
Reviews, not all, but some are describing Born To Die as average, boring, lame and safe. To be honest, I could have told anyone this before listening to any single bar of ‘Video Games’, now buzz off back to YouTube with those luscious lips and bring out Lizzy Grant.
The Vaccines are heading into the studio with Kings Of Leon producer Ethan Johns next month (March) to record the follow up to What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?, with the album definitely being released before the end of the year. The Vaccines for Christmas number one, you read it here first.
Moving to France seems to have created a brand new Peter Doherty, not only were his first gigs of 2012 at the Jamm a huge success, he has been uploading new demos. Go on Peter, always knew you had it in you.
Song Of The Week:
Jack White - Love Interruption
Jack White finally got down to the nitty grity and recorded on his lonesome, it had to happen sooner than later, did it not? ‘ Love Interruption’, happens to have arrived literally a year after The White Stripes declared the end of their beautiful partnership via the power of their website.
”I didn’t really even think of recording under my own name for a long time, I thought ‘I’ve got the rest of my life to do that”
‘Love Interruption’ is husky blues with a full set of vocals form Mr White and backing harmonies from fellow Nashvillie singer Ruby Amanfu. Jack White has never been shy about making a love song, twisted and bitter, with a sense of ‘death’, we’re pretty sure ‘Love Interruption’ was written about his recent divorce from Karen Elson, who I am sure is singing about a certain Alison Mosshart on ‘Cruel Summer‘, *must stop reading the lines as gossip*.
Perhaps the divorce suddenly gave Jack a rush of material to write? Either way I, like many, am more than happy for a fresh dose of Jack, it’s not like he has a new super group to work with now is it?
Solo album Blunderbuss, is due through XL/Third Man Records on 23 April
California X – Sucker
‘Sucker’ is the debut single from Amherst, Massachusetts based band California X, due to be released on a split 7″ double sided ‘Sucker/Mummy’ due out March 12 via The Sounds Of Sweet Nothing, who signed the band after their very first gig in November last year.
Produced by Justin Pizzoferrato of Sonic Youth and Dinosaur JR fame. ‘Sucker’ is grinding in 90′s grunge infested growling angry thrash guitars, if Milk Music are currently on your radar, then California X should be right up your street.
Until next time,
Each and every record mentioned above is worth a trip to your local record store/itunes for, If you don’t go, I may just haunt you, I can do this. I am special. Honestly you won’t regret it (the buying I mean, not me haunting you.)