Sampha is surprise winner of Mercury Prize
The Week UKSampha is surprise winner of Mercury Prize 2017The Week UKIn The Guardian, Ben Beaumont-Thomas noted that there has not been a female winner since 2011, when PJ Harvey claimed the prize for a second time. Beaumont isn't alone. Others took to Twitter to express their disappointment at the lack of female ...Mercury prize 2017: Sampha wins for Process – as it happenedThe GuardianGlass Animals are now the favourites to win the Mercury Prize 2017Dork MagazineSampha Wins 2017 Mercury PrizePitchforkDigitalSpy.com -Noisey -uDiscover Musicall 154 news articles »
Posted on 15 September 2017 | 6:26 am
Top 10 concerts for fall: The Weeknd's first
Minneapolis Star TribuneTop 10 concerts for fall: The Weeknd's first Twin Cities headliner, Angel Olsen's First Ave debutMinneapolis Star TribuneWith her PJ Harvey-like purr-to-wail voice and Lou Reed-ian guitar work, the St. Louis rocker jumped out of the buzz bin with impressive force last year with her third album, “My Woman,” anchored by the single “Shut Up Kiss Me” and other coolly aloof ...
Posted on 15 September 2017 | 6:00 am
Dave Grohl Says PJ Harvey Foiled Foo
Exclaim!Dave Grohl Says PJ Harvey Foiled Foo Fighters' Plans to Record in Front of a Live AudienceExclaim!"Then maybe eight months later, PJ Harvey sort of did something similar where she set up a recording studio — I think it was an instalment in an art museum where you could come and watch," Grohl said. "And I was like, 'That's sort of similar. Now I ...Dave Grohl Had A Cool Plan For Foo Fighters' New Album Until PJ Harvey Beat Him To ItStereogumDave Grohl Says Foo Fighters Were Going to Record Their New Album Live Until PJ Harvey Did It FirstSPINFoo Fighters: Concrete and Gold review – Beatles versus Slayer in ...The Guardiancleveland.com -Loudwire -Alternative Press -Loudwireall 111 news articles »
Posted on 11 September 2017 | 6:31 am
'Dark River' Review: Clio Barnard's Stirring
Variety'Dark River' Review: Clio Barnard's Stirring Yorkshire Farm Tragedy ...VarietyA severe, stoic but internally screaming third feature from gifted British writer-director Clio Barnard.and more »
Posted on 10 September 2017 | 5:31 pm
Foo Fighters Changed Album Recording Plans
PitchforkFoo Fighters Changed Album Recording Plans Because of PJ HarveyPitchforkIn a new interview with Metallica's Lars Ulrich on Beats 1, Dave Grohl revealed that he altered some ambitious recording plans for Foo Fighters because of PJ Harvey. Grohl said he booked a night at the Hollywood Bowl and planned to build a recording ...and more »
Posted on 10 September 2017 | 4:10 pm
Courtney Barnett: A voice you need to hear
The very best rock ’n’ roll is about living in the moment as if there might not be another—“be here now” to the extreme, and to the point where being anywhere else doesn’t even seem like an option. That’s how I felt when I first saw Australian guitarist, singer, and songwriter Courtney Barnett leading a hard-hitting trio through the last of her eight sets at SXSW 2015 . And that sense of ...
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 9:09 am
My Beauty Life: Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor on her mother's stage make-up, her beauty ethos and the icon that inspires her look
Posted on 27 March 2015 | 2:48 am
Perfume Genius Ready To 'Go A Little
The line between pop and avant-garde music can be breached by as little — or as much — as a change in tempo, a jagged chord change, an inscrutable lyric or a sudden, exaggerated sonic effect.
Posted on 17 March 2015 | 6:37 am
Estrella Morente and Carmen Consoli Were
Often compared to Ani DiFranco and PJ Harvey (by the dubious logic that says that artists who don’t sing in the English language must inevitably be compared with ones who do), Consoli performs punchy, hook-laden pop-rock that’s as instantly appealing ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 1:29 am
5 Concerts to Catch This Weekend
It didn't take them long to get noticed. Her major label debut, Kicker, came out earlier this year and it features her haunting vocals (think of a folk-y PJ Harvey). Tonight's show at the Grog will be her first-ever in Northeast Ohio. (Jeff Niesel), 8:30 ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:29 pm
Ed Skrein: Hoodlum, swimming coach, rapper,
But he also found the time to complete a degree in fine arts at Central Saint Martin’s College (alma mater of Alexander McQueen, Jarvis Cocker and PJ Harvey). “Yeah, that was such a wonderful time,” he says. “That was the beginning of my creative ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:14 pm
Ask Polly: Why Is Everyone Succeeding Except
Did I admire the world's most renowned academics and novelists, the world's most celebrated rock stars? No, I admired Matt Groening and PJ Harvey and Mike Judge and Kate Bush and David Foster Wallace and Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Björk. I admired determined ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 9:35 pm
Big Gigs for Aug. 28-Sept. 3: State Fair
Despite the challenges, her material is both amiable and alluring — she operates in a musical and philosophical zone between the pixie-dust of Björk and the hardscrabble of PJ Harvey while clearly being influenced by both. Her new, third CD ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:00 am