In the Halloween podcast I put together today for BBC 6 Music...
Amy Winehouse album of unheard material announced, we hear from Michael Kiwanuka ahead of the Radio Festival Showcase and John Peel Lecture, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood unveils his 48 Responses To Polymorphia and Damon Albarn & Flea perform as Rocketjuice & The Moon.
Completely consumed by this video and song from Rihanna with Calvin Harris.
I keep watching it thinking, I want to see the whole movie!
Love it as well that she picked Dudley O'Shaughnessy, the boxer turned model turned actor hotty for her video, and now they are dating. Good work Ri Ri!
If you're not familiar with this Jess, you need to be.
She is the insanely stylish, super hot lady that has graced the festival stages with Breakage and Leftfield over the summer.
Live For What I’d Die For is the single video I've posted below and it follows on from the Vultures EP.On that was a cover of A Forest by The Cure and Fighting Fire, a track which I still cannot stop listening to months and months later.
All I can say is I'm excited about her debut album, due early next year I think and can't wait until it drops.
Check out this single and a video she did for Gigwise about her music below.
The Q Awards took place at London's Grosvenor House Hotel in London this afternoon.
I compiled this podcast for BBC 6 Music News with interviews from some of the winners and the rest of today's music news brought to you by the team.
In it Noel Gallagher reacts to Liam's hopes for a 2015 reunion...how about no!
Listen to it below:
Q Awards 2011 Winners list:
Breakthrough Artist: Ed Sheeran
Best New Act: WU LYF
Q Classic Songwriter: Gary Barlow
Best Track presented by Q Radio: Adele Rolling In The Deep
Q Innovation In Sound: Kaiser Chiefs
Q Inspiration: Fat Boy Slim
Q Next Big Thing: Lana Del Rey
Best Video presented by Q TV: Jessie J Do It Like A Dude
Best Album: Bon Iver Bon Iver
Best Live Act: Biffy Clyro
Q Classic Song: Snow Patrol Chasing Cars
Q Icon: Noel Gallagher
Q Best Male Artist: Tinie Tempah
Q Best Female Artist: Adele
Q Outstanding Contribution To Music: Siouxsie Sioux
Best Act In The World Today: Coldplay
Hall Of Fame: Queen
Greatest Act Of The Last 25 Years: Winner – U2
This is one of my favourite tracks that I'm playing on Amazing Breakfast my show on Amazing Radio at the moment.
It's called You Don't Know How Lucky You Are by 23 year-old singer-songwriter from London, Keaton Henson.
It's crazy to think that these songs might not have come to light; he originally recorded his first album in his bedroom with the intention of giving it to his best friend as a present I hear.
Eventually he posted some tracks online after some persuasion and watched as this track sold more than 4,000 copies and racked up more than 55,000 views. That's probably significantly more now.
Expect a follow-up release Dear in February of next year.
This is pretty much WOW.
This week we’ve been continuing our love affair with a band who I chose as my second ever Track of the Week – it’s Dry the River. Way back in 2010 we had their exceptionally beautiful song Shaker Hymns as a Track of the Week and a year later they return with Weights & Measures – it’s got a sound that’s at least quadrupled in size. In a good way, of course. Picking it as Track of the Week for this week was pretty much a no-brainer, as you can hear for yourself:
This week we’ve also had the pleasurable company of Craft Spells as our Artist of the Week. It’s hard not to be taken by their killer melodies and infectious synths, so we’ve played their awesome tracks across the week. DC’s favourite is After the Moment, but maybe you should listen to the lot here and pick your own? After you’ve done that, listen to my interview with Justin from the band here:
Thursday means TV craic with our Telegraph Telly Guru Patrick Smith, and this week we went undercover with Spooks and got all educated with Sir David Attenborough’s new documentary series Frozen Planet, which is set to be pretty astonishing, from what Patrick said. Hear Patrick and myself talking about it:
As ever, we’ve got some little extra tidbits for you. Spoiled, you are. When we’re not channeling Yoda, we’re talking about about the week’s new releases on a Monday, telling you what you should (and sometimes shouldn’t…) be checking out. This week saw the release of a new record from M83, so in addition to singing it’s praises, I dug deep into the archives of work I did for the show at Bestival and at my Other Job at BBC 6 Music, and came back with a neat little package, and wee chat with Zola Jesus. Listen to the whole shebang:
More? MORE? OK. We can do that for you. Some tunes we’ve been particularly digging this week are a hip-hop track by Frank Jackson and Rington called ‘Hindsight’, the massive synths on ‘Sirens (Novocaine)’ by Visions of Trees as well as Free Agent….which is a track by next week’s Artist of the Week Simian Ghost – check it out right now and get yourself all psyched for next week.
Thanks Dani Charlton, my awesome producer for putting this blog post together for the Amazing Tunes blog.
In today's BBC 6 Music News podcast that I made for the network all sorts of big news.
Stone Roses break records as reunion gigs sell out in 68 minutes
Liam Gallagher wants 2015 Oasis reunion
Brian Wilson completes The First Time season
And Huw Stephens' SWN festival honours Welsh music
Hear all about it below...
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I lovingly compiled this daily music news podcast for BBC 6 Music today.
Lots of big news. Big rumours are circling that the Stone Roses are to reunite.
Sonic Youth's future in doubt as it's over for Kim and Thurston - sigh :-(
Ash man Tim Wheeler does a u-turn on whether the album format is dead and says they will consider a new studio album.
Feist makes her live london return for three years.
And last but not least, Alice Cooper looks back at his early musical obsessions.