Lorde - Royals
I know this is getting played alot on radio at the moment but it hasn’t got to the point where it annoys me, I still like it everytime. I think its because I can’t quite get all the words to sing along :)
The remaining former members of Lostprophets have released a statement regarding the news vocalist Ian Watkins pleaded guilty to committing a series of disturbing child sex crimes.
In the statement the band state in recent years their personal relationships with Watkins had deteriorated, and working with him was a challenge due to his use of drugs and egotistic behaviour.
The band last month announced they would splitting up. Watkins will be sentenced on on 18th December.
"Earlier this week, we learned that the allegations of child sexual abuse against Ian were true, and that he would not be contesting them in court. Until then, we found them extremely difficult to believe and had hoped it was all a mistake. Sadly, the true extent of his appalling behaviour is now impossible to deny.
Many of you understandably want to know if we knew what Ian was doing. To be clear: We did not. We knew that Ian was a difficult character. Our personal relationships with him had deteriorated in recent years to a point that working together was a constant, miserable challenge. But despite his battles with drugs, his egotistic behaviour, and the resulting fractures and frustrations within our band, we never imagined him capable of behaviour of the type he has now admitted.
We are heartbroken, angry, and disgusted at what has been revealed. This is something that will haunt us for the rest of our lives. Being in a band has always been a labour of love and a platform to inspire people, not to take advantage of them. It’s still hard to believe this is happening and that someone we were once so close to has destroyed so many lives, lying every step of the way.Our hearts go out to Ian’s family, the fans and friends he betrayed, and most importantly, the victims of his crimes and others like them. We hope for justice, but also that Ian will truly take responsibility for what he’s done. We would urge any other victims to contact the authorities.
Jamie, Lee, Luke, Mike and Stu”
Due to public demand, Arcade Fire have announced a second show at London’s Earl Court on 7th June.
06 London, Earls Court
07 London, Earls Court
Tickets are on sale now.
The bands new video for 'Afterlife' can be viewed by clicking read more.
Fuck yeah and I just managed to get tickets for it. Woop Woop!
LLAMA FARMERS ALBUM FOR A QUID, ANYONE?
It’s a curious truth that in many smaller UK towns, the nearest thing there is to a record shop is now Poundland’s CD section, where they sell “pre-owned” albums (which always seem to be in mint condition) for £1 each. And what’s surprising is how obscure many of the titles on offer are.
In this photo above from the Hitchin branch, you’ll notice albums by 90s/00s indie darlings Catatonia, the Llama Farmers, Idlewild and Mull Historical Society. At least three of those albums are very good (the Llama Farmers perhaps less so). And you can get all four of them and still have change from a fiver. CS
Interesting. And that is an awesome Idlewild album!