Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Alex Turner Strikes Again OR The Return of The Walker Brothers?

Alex Turner from Arctic Monkeys teams up with Miles Kane from a new band called The Rascals -- built from the ashes of The Little Flames (pun intended), whose "Put Your Dukes Up, John" was covered by the Monkeys on their "Leave Before The Lights Come On" single -- in a project called The Last Shadow Puppets and the first single evokes The Walker Brothers in a magnificent way.


Friday, March 7, 2008

"From Feudal Serf to Spender..."

The Manic Street Preachers received the NME Godlike Genius award last week -- 02/28/08 in London -- and here are a few clips. I should have saved up money to go to the gig.

"Motorcycle Emptiness" remains one of my favorite songs of all time:

And "Your Love Alone Is Not Enough" with Cerys Matthews of Catatonia filling in for Nina Persson from The Cardigans is like a Welsh dream come true:

And here's Nicky Wire's impassioned acceptance speech:

And a few pictures for good measure!