KASABIAN Is Dead! Long Live KASABIAN! New Album ‘THE ALCHEMIST’S EUPHORIA’ Out Now

14 August 2022

Two years ago flamboyant frontman Tom Meighan left KASABIAN following personal problems. The announcement came via this statement from the band: “Tom Meighan is stepping down from Kasabian by mutual consent. Tom has struggled with personal issues that have affected his behavior for quite some time, and now wants to concentrate all his energies on getting his life back on track.”


(Serge Pizzorno – photo by Turn Up The Volume)

The band’s songwriter Serge Pizzorno, who occasionally
sang Kasabian songs in the past, is the new vocalist, on the
new full length, baptized THE ALCHEMIST’S EUPHORIA,
released 2 days ago.

NME says: “The band’s seventh album – and first with Serge Pizzorno on the mic – is a space-inspired recalibration that still boasts old-school anthems aplenty. Kasabian have always been about having a good fucking time, and although this is understandably their most introspective record yet, it does point to euphoria ahead. Back in May, the frontman told NME: “This album was just us saying, ‘Let’s see what we can do – let’s see where we can take this’. On the evidence of this surprising, eclectic and intimate record – which still finds time for the anthems of old – the answer is: as far as they want to”. Score: 4/5.

TUTV: Without rock frontman Tom Meighan I guess the band’s mastermind Serge Pizzorno made/released the synth-pop-symphonic orientated album he already had in his head for a long time, but was afraid to share it under the old Kasabian banner – the rock gang. So here it’s now. And hats off to Pizzorno for doing the bold thing: not looking back at the good old rock days, and instead re-start with a new(er) sound, the one he would have developed some time, anyway. On the other hand, honestly, I liked the first Kasabian version better.

Singles/clips: ALYGATYR / SCRIPTVRE / CHEMICALS

– ALYGATYR –

– SCRIPTVRE –

– CHEMICALS –

Stream the full album here…

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KASABIAN: Facebook – Instagram

TOM WAITS Shares Live Versions Of Two 20 Year Old Songs

14 Augustus 2022

Twenty years ago on the same day, on 7 May 2002, master crooner
TOM WAITS released two albums. ALICE and BLOOD MONEY.

And just out of the blue the sandpaper voice dropped live versions
of 1 track of each album. Seems like the harbinger for more to come.

– ALL THE WORLD IS GREEN –
(From ‘Blood Money’ – recorded in Milan, Italy in 2008)

– FISH AND BIRD –
(From ‘Alice’ – recorded in
London in 2004)

TOM WAITS: Bio – Discography

Soulful Blues Sunday With The Immortal BUDDY GUY

Reveries for the laziest day of the week

Immortal blues man BUDDY GUY (born 86 years ago in Lettsworth, Louisiana) launches
his 34th studio album, named THE BLUES DON’T LIE on 30 September. More info here.

Guy had different guests with him in the studio such as Mavis Staples, Elvis Costello, and James Taylor.

Singer-sonwgriter Jason Isbell was also one of the invitees. Together they did a song callesd Gunsmoke Blues. Actually a sad one, about the school shootings in America.

Hear it here…

No retirement yet for the 86-years-old blues here.

BUDDY GUY: Bio – Discography

Waking Up… To Go To A Festival On The Hottest Day Of The Year

Works better than caffeine

14 August 2022

Today, Sunday 14 August, I’m about to leave for HEAR HEAR,
a brand new one-day festival in Hasselt, Belgium.

No real news for my beloved followers who know I’m a live/concert/gig/show/festival freak. But (there’s always a ‘but’) today will be the hottest day of the current heatwave in Belgium (and the rest of Europe). I’m crazy, right? I know, can’t help it, I was born that way.

Whatever, this is the top 3 on my watch list.

– LIAM GALLAGHER –

– WOLF ALICE-

– PARQUET COURTS –

Mega Rap-Waterfall Star MEGAN THEE STALLION Has Her New Second Album ‘TRAUMAZINE’ Out’

13 August 2022

Artist: MEAGN THEE STALLION
Who: Houston based rapper born Megan Jovon Ruth Pete 27 years ago

New album: TRAUMAZINE
Released: 12 August 2022 – order info here

Rolling Stone says: “On her new album, the rap superstar comes up with just the right balance of slick bops and searing confessionals. Traumazine is a thrill ride of a listen, a
motley mix of slick bops and searing confessionals that wonderfully encapsulate all of
her various vibes.”
Score: 4/5.

TUTV says: Megan is a spectacular artist in sound and vision, in rap and hip-hop,
in clips and pictures. Traumazine will be her 2nd millionseller.

Singles/clips: Pressurelicious / Sweetest Pie

– PRESSURELICIOUS –

– SWEETEST PIE –

Stream full album on Spotify

MEGAN: Website – Instagram