Cover image by Reuben Cox
- Belle and Sebastian have released the REAL album cover of their latest album (a false one was released last week), Belle and Sebastian Write About Love, due for release 11/12 October 2010. Head on over to their website for a snippet of one of the songs from BASWAL (hehe, that’s quite a good acronym), ‘I Want The World To Stop’. It sounds lovely, very B&S, and the video is suitably vintage, so all the usual boxes have been ticked so far. After a four-year break from touring, Belle and Sebastian are playing quite a few gigs this year throughout Europe, the USA, Canada and South America. See the full list here.
- Gasp! For approximately 10 seconds it seemed as if the Guns’n'Roses headline gig at the Reading & Leeds Festival was in jeopardy when Axl Rose’s official Twitter account suddenly announced that all upcoming shows were cancelled. However, it was soon proven to be naught but a case of Twitter hacking (no doubt by some teenage hacker desperate to stop the flood of GNR covers that have begun to surface). Eagle-eyed fans noticed the tweet used the British spelling of ‘cancelled’ and thus accurately surmised that Axl would NEVER be caught dead using The Queen’s English. So sleep well tonight, people, safe in the knowledge that GNR are still out there somewhere, together, in Paradise City, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty….
- I’ve been waiting for this one – the video for ‘Madder Red’, the latest single from Yeasayer’s Odd Blood. Starring Kristin Bell and an, ahem, unusual pet: