24 November 2020
After hitting the scene 10 years ago and releasing multiple albums
WILL TOLEDO and his band CAR SEAT HEADREST are indie stars.
The most recent LP Making A Door Less Open came out in the
early lockdown so the band had to cancel their promotion tour.
But this weekend they took the opportunity to
play live on American’s The Tonight Show.
Their performance’s location was pretty special with the band packed
into a small bedroom while playing new single Can’t Cool Me Down.
CAR SEAT HEADREST: Facebook
18 November 2020
If there’s one bass player you always recognize when he pulls his strings it’s PETER
HOOK also known as HOOKY. The man who created a sound that was fundamental and
essential for Joy Division as well as New Order. Playing it like he has six strings instead of four Hooky‘s resonance is unique and ageless as he still proves for years now with his band The Light on stages around the globe. A perfect example is that magnetic (long) intro of NO‘s debut single. Nothing less than awesome…
Can’t get enough…
– DEAD SOULS –
– ARIES –
(A superb song by Gorillaz with Hooky here on vocals instead of
Damon Albarn. It’s on their new Song Machine album)
– LOVE WILL TEAR US APART –
Check all 2021/22 live dates here.
PETER HOOK & THE LIGHT: Facebook
(photo on top by Turn Up The Volume!)
Sisters in crime Debbie Harry and Shirley Manson together on tour in the UK in 2021
DEBBIE: “We’ve toured with Garbage before and I adore them. We met Shirley early on when she was in the band Goodbye Mr Mackenzie. Back in those days, we were managed by Gary Kurfirst at the same time, so our paths have crossed over the years. She inducted Blondie into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. So total respect and admiration for Garbage and for Shirley, and I love the music. We have a great show – I think it’s the dark side and the light side, and it makes for an interesting contrast. We tend to be a little more poppy and Garbage is more on the heavy street-rock side.”
SHIRLEY: “We are thrilled to be joining Blondie on this tour of the UK. They have been an enormous influence and inspiration to all of us in Garbage and it is always an honour to share the stage with such trailblazers.”
It’s not the first time that Oklahoma mavericks THE FLAMING LIPS stunt. Their live shows always have been a colorful, carnaval-esque, and terrifically eye-catching spectacle with wizard/frontman Wayne Coyne frequently squeezing himself in a plastic bubble and rolling over the crowd while performing a song, which I experienced myself a few times.
No wonder they have the expertise to organize a real bubble concert with the audience in a diaphanous cocoon. They already did a try-out recently, playing Assassins Of Youth and Brother Eye, two of the highlights from their recent American Head album.
– ASSASSINS OF YOUTH –
– BROTHER EYE –
THE FLAMING LIPS: Facebook
Watch your head, Amyl…
AMYL AND THE SNIFFERS: Facebook
THE (short) TRAILER
LIAM GALLAGHER: Facebook
THE KILLS release a career-spanning B-sides/rarities collection, also including
covers and stray-runoffs, on 11th December.
The compilation is called LITTLE BASTARDS. One of the tracks is a demo of RAISE ME,
a song written back in 2009 and previously unreleased. A vintage The Kills blues-rock cracker with Alison – I still love you – giving it all, as usual. They played it recently live
on an American TV Show.
Watch here, starting here with a short interview…
LITTLE BASTARDS out 13th December