“My favourite band in the world,” is how Bug funnyman Adam Buxton, the warm-up act here, describes Spoon before the quartet deliver a blistering showcase for their nimble new album, Hot Thoughts (released on 17 March). The Texans, however, are extremely revered (even Louis Theroux is here to appreciate them) and in 2010 they had the honour of being the most acclaimed band of the decade on Metacritic.
The TV and music mogul was left in fear for his family’s safety after the crime was committed in 2015.
A prolific thief who broke into Simon Cowell’s home and stole £1million in jewellery whilst he and his family slept has been sentenced to eight years behind bars. Isleworth Crown Court court also heard that just 10 days after the robbery on December 4, 2015, he mowed down and killed motorcyclist Kenneth Baldwin in a stolen car. February entered the Holland Park residence in west London through a patio door before he escaped with the huge stash and the 57-year-old music mogul has admitted the experience has left him with a “constant fear” for the safety of his partner Lauren Silverman 39, and their son two-year-old son Eric.
There’s a moment, almost exactly midway through her sixth album, when Laura Marling asks herself, “Lately I’m wondering if all my pondering is taking up too much ground”. Having expressed dissatisfaction with the self-produced Short Movie, Marling has this time engaged Blake Mills to oversee the recording. Mills, whose diverse credits include recent albums from John Legend and Jim James, specialises in the spaces and textures of sound, something immediately apparent as hand-drum and double bass establish the grounded, jazzy tone of “Soothing”, its limping groove draped with whirring keyboard drones and swelling strings, offset by the dull tinkle of thumb-piano.
Adele was joined on stage by her drag doppelgänger as she kicked off the Australia leg of her world tour. The duo bonded over their custom made gowns before documenting the moment with a picture – but Adele wasn’t happy. Feminem – who refers to herself as Perth's Favorite Drag Queen – also belted out the lyrics to Rumour Has It.
Can you picture Ginger Spice picking up a guitar and crooning about heartache and cheating and lying and scheming? Geri Horner has completed her transformation into a countryside goddess and signed up to Dolly Parton’s music management company. The former Spice Girl has embraced all things ‘country’ of late – just check out her Instagram page if you don’t believe us – and has been focused on relaunching her solo career with the backing of Dolly’s management CTK.
Singer-songwriter Kit Rice has praised Jennifer Hudson for giving him a “new lease of life”. The 24-year-old was picked by Hudson on the latest series of The Voice after impressing her with his rendition of Bill Withers’ Ain't No Sunshine, but was booted off after she opted to save Jack Bruley in the battle round. Speaking to the Standard he said: “Jennifer Hudson has always been one of my vocal idols.
Sweden's Johan Angergard has teamed up again with America's Rose Suau to put out the debut album from their projecty Djustin. The album, titled Voyagers, is released via Stockholm's Labrador Records in May. Right now, I'm really loving Henry Green and an artist called Emlyn who I secretly want to keep all to myself - it's so beautiful! For music to move to, I've been liking Fragrance and an artist called Trevor Something, Also, the new album by Sun Airway is pretty great and has the best lyrics.