BIG THIEF Played New Staggering Unreleased Song ‘VAMPIRE EMPIRE’ On American TV Show

About a year ago Brooklyn’s folk pop-rockers BIG THIEF released their 5th album,
titled Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You. An enthralling 20-track record
with Adrienne Lenker‘s angelic voice as the heroine in the middle.

The band is on tour now and as they regularly do, they try out new songs live, before
recording them in the studio. One of them is a pearl called VAMPIRE EMPIRE which
they play for a while now on stage.

The Late Show with Colbert invited them to play that unreleased new one before their
audience. Wow! I was immediately struck by the energy and vitality of Vampire Empire
and its powerful performance. A staggering new gem by a staggering band.


BIG THIEF: Facebook – Instagram

Gorgeous Songstress ANGEL OLSEN Scores This Year’s Best Live Performance On The Telly

28 December 2022

The angel that sings gorgeous, sounds gorgeous, and looks gorgeous
released her new, heart-and-soul-and-mind touching LP Big Time last June.

Last August Olsen stopped at The Tonight Show on her promo tour, where
she played, with her big time band, that sublime country tearjerker of the


ANGEL OLSEN: Facebook – Instagram

Live at Paradiso Club in Amsterdam 15 October 2022 – photos by TUTV

BLOC PARTY On American TV With Rushing Rendition Of Single ‘TRAPS’ From Their Brand New Album

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25 May 2022

London’s indie warriors BLOC PARTY conducted by Kele Okereke came up with their
6th LP – Alpha Games – a couple of weeks ago. It was received by the press with mixed emotions, which I agree with.

But with single TRAPS they unleash their devils as they used to do in their early days.

And they showed they live on the American The Late Show.

Kele on a roll…

Alpha Games

BP: Facebook

British Hype YARD ACT From Nowhere To American TV

Last week the post-rap-punk gruppo YARD ACT out of Leeds, performed the title track
of their victorious debut LP on the popular American Tonight TV Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Until early last year, after a couple of singles, nobody ever heard about them (except me, of course). But halfway 2021, their name started to pop up here and there in the British media (the experts on hyping). A few months later they were suddenly the next big thing
of 2022 on multiple music websites/zines/blogs. And now they woke up Amercia up too.

Last January the debut LP The Overload landed and got euphoric reviews. Agreed, it’s a great debut, but after several plays it sounded too familiar with other British bands from the ongoing post-punk rebirth (Ditz, Crows, Life, Shame, Squid etc…) and therefore will not go in into history as one of the best debuts ever.

Anyways, from nowhere to American TV, here’s Yard Act


YARD ACT: Facebook

COURTNEY BARNETT Sings And Swings On American TV

Last month the top-notch Australian songstress COURTNEY BARNETT
released her third full-length Things Take Time, Take Time.

In between concerts on her current North-American tour she jumped into
the studio of the Jimmy Kimmel Live show this week to play one of the tracks
from the LP, the sticky lullaby called If I Don’t Hear From You Tonight.

Tap your feet right here…

Full album…


THE WAR ON DRUGS Sparkle On American TV

The by now world famous THE WAR ON DRUGS released their highly praised
fifth album I DON’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE at the end of last month.

Pitchfork said: “Every musical element from vintage synthesizers to even-more
vintage guitars is honed and cut clean, chipping off some of the hazier edges of
the band without losing the methodical and gorgeous production that Granduciel
and his co-producer, Shawn Everett, have mastered.”
Score: 8.5.

As usual, when a new album comes out it’s followed by all kinds of promo (TV/interviews/gigs). Same process for The War On Drugs who played on the
American TV Show Jimmy Kimmel Late two days ago, playing a sparkling version
of the LP’s title track…

Full LP on Spotify…

TWOD: Facebook