Monday, May 16th, 2005
I Want A Warning
Losing Today, whom I can never tell if they’re actually still publishing a magazine or not, has an interview with Idlewild’s (relatively) new addition, bassist Gavin Fox. Covering the other members of the band, Left Lion has a chat with the other new kid in the band, second guitarist Allan Stewart, BBC spends some time with first guitarist Rod Jones and SoundsXP draw’s singer Roddy Woomble’s interview straw. Last but not least, Heathen Angel has an interview with drummer Colin Newton. Bet you thought no one wanted to talk to the drummer, eh?
Their new album Warnings/Promises, which has been getting middling reviews, will be released in North America on August 16, touring presumably to follow. You can preview some of the album here and check out some of the videos from the new record:
Billboard re-acquaints North America with Manic Street Preachers by talking to James Dean Bradfield about the parallels between their two latest releases – new album Lifeblood and the re-release of The Holy Bible.
Under The Radar talks to Petra Haden about her a capella cover album of The Who Sell Out and about joining The Decemberists. I have been mesmerized by her cover of Kate Bush’s “Wuthering Heights” which she has been performing at Decemberists shows – I do hope it’s a regular part of the set and I’ll get to hear it Saturday.
This is the start of crazy concert week for me. Doves and Mercury Rev tonight, British Sea Power tomorrow, Rilo Kiley/Nada Surf/The Brunettes on Thursday and then Decemberists on Saturday. Then, thankfully, things are a lot lighter through June.
np – Spoon / Gimme Fiction