Archive for January 8, 2013


Listen/Watch: New Single From Thom Yorke's Atoms for Peace:

Thom Yorke and Nigel Godrich just dropped by Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show, where they premiered the new single from the Atoms for Peace project, “Judge Jury and Executioner”. It’s off their album Amok, which is out February 25 in the UK and February 26 in the U.S. via XL Recordings.

Atoms for Peace also features the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ Flea, Joey Waronker, and percussionist Mauro Refosco. Talking with Lowe, Yorke and Godrich said that they don’t have any shows planned at the moment, but they’re considering a European tour. They hinted that members of the group will probably play Glastonbury in some capacity. But according to Yorke, the full band “won’t have got our shit together by then.”

As for that Radiohead stuff recorded at Jack White’s Third Man Studio, Yorke said it will be released eventually, “but I have to pick the kids up from school first.”

The single is available for purchase on iTunes starting at midnight UK time or offered as a free download for those who pre-order the album.

There’s also an accompanying visual for the track, with imagery by Tarik Barri– watch it below:

–written by Carrie Battan and Amy Phillips for pitchfork.com. image from pitchfork.com

 

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Kiss You” is a song by English-Irish boy band One Direction, from their second studio album Take Me Home (2012). It was written by Kristoffer Fogelmark, Kristian Lundin, Albin Nedler, Rami YacoubSavan Kotecha and Carl Falk with a uptempo production helmed by Yacoub and Falk. The song utilizes a metronome and combines elements of dance-pop,power pop and teen pop. “Kiss You” was chosen as the second US single of Take Me Home, released digitally on 17 November 2012. A music video for “Kiss You” was directed by Vaughan Arnell. Arnell had previously directed One Direction’s music videos for “Live While We’re Young” and “Little Things“. According to band member Zayn Malik, the concept behind the upcoming music video is “bigger than anything” the group have done before.

Watch the video here:

 

Suede release new song 'Barriers' as free download

Photo: Andy Willsher/NME

Suede have given fans new song ‘Barriers’ as a free download today (Jan 7). The track is the first to be heard from the band’s brand new studio album, which will be titled ‘Bloodsports’.

‘Bloodsports’ will be Suede’s sixth studio album and their first since 2002. ‘Barriers’ is the first song to be lifted from the album, due out in March, and is available from their official website now. An official single, titled ‘It Starts And Ends With You‘, is due for release in February.

Speaking about the new Suede material, frontman Brett Anderson told NME: “After a year of sweating and bleeding over the record it’s finally finished so we wanted to get some music out there as soon as we could. ‘Barriers’ isn’t the first single but we are proud enough of it to just chuck it out there and thought that its pulsing, romantic swell somehow summed up the feel of the album quite nicely. The album is called ‘Bloodsports’. It’s about lust, it’s about the chase, it’s about the endless carnal game of love. It was possibly the hardest we ever made but certainly is the most satisfying. It’s ten furious songs have reclaimed for me what Suede was always about: drama, melody and noise.”

Suede will also perform a huge London show at Alexandra Palace to coincide with the release of ‘Bloodsports’ in March. The band will headline the venue on Saturday, March 30. Tickets are available now.

Listen and Download here below:

 

— articles and images taken from nme.com

The director on his all-time favourites from the genre

1, 2 & 3. The Dollars Trilogy

Clint Eastwood was laconically iconic as mysterious gunslinger The Man With No Name in mid-Sixties epics A Fistful Of DollarsFor A Few Dollars More and The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.

QT says: “Right at the top, it’s got to be Sergio Leone’s trilogy, especially The Good, The Bad And The Ugly – my absolute favourite movie and the greatest achievement in the history of cinema.”

4. Day Of Anger

Also known as Gunlaw and directed by Leone protégé Tonino Valerii, this drum-tight 1967 thriller sees a bullied street sweeper become a gunfighter.

QT says: “Another one of my favourite spaghetti westerns, it stars Lee Van Cleef, who I love. What a face. A real man. I dedicated Kill Bill: Volume 2 to him.”

5. One-Eyed Jacks

Also a favourite of Martin Scorsese and David Lynch, this 1961 gem sees a bank robber hunting down his double-crossing partner.

QT says: “This underrated movie both stars and is directed by Marlon Brando – the only film he ever directed.”

6. Navajo Joe

Filmed in Spain and starring a 30-year-old Burt Reynolds in his second leading role, as a lone rider on the trail of bandits who massacred his tribe.

QT says: “Directed by Sergio Corbucci, who did the original Django, this is one of the greatest revenge movies and has one of Morricone’s most memorable scores.”

7. The Hellbenders

Another Corbucci film, also known as The Cruel Ones, this stars Joseph Cotten as a Confederate officer planning to restart the Civil War with a coffin full of stolen money.

QT says: “The great thing is, this a western with no heroes in it. Everybody is the bad guy. There’s a gal in it who’s more of a victim, but everybody is f*cked-up.”

8. Winchester ’73

James Stewart reinvented himself as a tough guy by starring in this 1950 tale of a prized rifle, passed from one ill-fated owner to another.

QT says: “Anthony Mann is one of my favourite western directors and this is his best movie by far.”

9. Little Big Man

Neglected 1970 classic starring Dustin Hoffman as 121-year-old retired gunslinger looking back on his life being raised by Indians and fighting with General Custer.

QT says: “I’m a big fan. This has a kind of a sister kinship to Django Unchained.”

10. Dances With Wolves

Kevin Costner’s Oscar-gobbling epic about an exiled Civil War lieutenant who befriends wolves and Indians.

QT says: “Yeah, really. I think it’s the best western made in the past 30 years.”

 

–compiled by andrew burnett for shortlist.com

 

A TO Z OF 2012

From Korean pop sensations to rain-soaked flotillas, David Whitehouse presents our guide to a momentous year

A

APOCALYPSE

The Mayans believe that 21 December 2012 represents the end of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar, and thus the end of the world. If it’s now after that date and you are reading this, it turned out to be nonsense. If you’re not reading this, everyone you’ve ever loved is dead. Or you forgot to pick up ShortList.

B

BBC IN PIECES

BBC Director General George Entwistle resigned in November after just 54 days in charge of the Beeb, after Newsnight falsely implicated Lord McAlpine in a child sex abuse scandal. On ITV, Phillip Schofield hijacked the PM live on air with a list of people who might be paedophiles. The next day he was back talking about love triangles in Corrie.

C

CURIOSITY ROVER

On 6 August we put a car-sized robot on Mars. It studied rocks, took soil samples and prompted everyone on Twitter to make the same gag about Johnny Five from Short Circuit.

D

DANDY

On 4 December, legendary children’s comic The Dandy, home of Desperate Dan, printed its last issue after 75 years on newsagents’ shelves. In the Fifties, it sold two million copies, but figures had fallen to below 8,000. The final edition had an appearance by Sir Paul McCartney. Presumably he’d turned up just to blame the death of another British institution on Yoko Ono.

E

EROTIC FICTION

EL James’ Fifty Shades Of Grey series became a publishing phenomenon, selling 60 million copies worldwide and spawning far too many copycats. It became a commuting classic. And yet when ShortList writers flaunt their arousal publicly, they’re ejected from the swimming baths.

F

FRESCO JESUS

‘Ecce Homo (Behold The Man)’ by Elias Garcia Martinez was so stunning a painting of Jesus that it held pride of place in Sanctuary Of Mercy Church near Zaragoza for more than 100 years. Noticing it was suffering the deteriorating effects of moisture, octogenarian Cecilia Gimenez gave it an unauthorised touch-up. The results, which went viral, meant the world knew what the life of Christ would have looked like if filmed by Jim Henson’sCreature Shop.

G

GEORGE LUCAS SELLS STAR WARS

Star Wars fans everywhere were shaken by November’s news that George Lucas had sold Lucasfilm to Disney for $4bn. “How dare he sell out!” cried many, into mobile handsets currently advertised by Yoda.

H

HIGGS BOSON

They call it The God Particle, and something that might be it turned up in the Large Hadron Collider in July. Apparently, its existence will greatly enhance our understanding of the universe. Hang on, are we confusing this with a Dan Brown book?

I

IPHONE 5

According to Bing, the most searched term of 2012 was ‘iPhone 5’. Apple addicts were disappointed that it couldn’t project solid holograms that it was possible to make love to. To be honest, we’d probably still buy it if it bullied our dog.

J

JIMMY SAVILE

Wrestler, DJ, presenter, grotesque.

K

KATE MIDDLETON’S BABY

Within days, its existence had indirectly led to the tragic death of a nurse. A reminder the monarchy still has power, just in a different form.

L

LEVESON

Lord Leveson (played by a friendly, sleepy bear) was asked to conduct an inquiry into media ethics. Everyone came, even Hugh Grant (played by a Hugh Grant impressionist) and Rupert Murdoch (played by a testicle). Lord Leveson found that some people have been treated disgustingly by the press. David Cameron (played by a moist piece of ham) decided to ignore his recommendations anyway.

M

MARK ZUCKERBERG FLOATS FACEBOOK

On 17 May, Facebook achieved the largest valuation to date for a newly listed public company – $104bn. Finally, a price had been placed on that most primal human instinct… the urge to see your ex’s new partner and confirm they’re fat. Worth every penny.

N

NEW YORK

Hurricane Sandy showed up in New York in October, part of a journey that would take 253 lives and cause damage costing $65.6bn. So, around half a Facebook. Once more, a city we’re used to seeing decimated in films looked like so many CGI versions of itself. We were disappointed the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man didn’t turn up.

O

OLYMPICS

Olympians, Paralympians and the great British public conspired to create something beautiful, enormous and inspiring, something it was impossible to moan about. For a second, we even quite enjoyed dressage, a sport in which a horse looks like it’s trying to make a difficult decision. Strange times.

P

PUSSY RIOT

On 21 February, Russian feminist punk-rock collective Pussy Riot performed an anti-Putin song at a Moscow cathedral. Two members were eventually sent to prison. Huw Edwards almost went into spasm as he was forced to say the word ‘pussy’ over and over again on BBC News.

Q

QUEEN’S JUBILEE

Gary Barlow waved a final goodbye as he disappeared into the Queen’s bottom. Music by Brian May.

R

RACISM IN FOOTBALL

As the beautiful game was dragged through the court, an ugly head was reared. From some angles it looked like John Terry’s.

S

SYRIA

A nation kills its own. The world watches.

T

TAX AVOIDANCE

We could all learn lessons in saving money from the following in these times of austerity, who, thanks to legal loopholes, allegedly haven’t been paying as much tax as they should. Step forward Amazon, Starbucks, Jimmy Carr, Chris Moyles, Gary Barlow and many more. Three cheers, guys.

U

US ELECTION

Barack Obama scraped into four more years as US president, surprising many Republicans. They shouldn’t have been that shocked: their nominee had been filmed dismissing 47 per cent of the population, and some of their congressmen had 18th-century opinions on rape. In a sensible world, Obama would have been voted in with a landslide even if he’d had experimental breast implants.

V

VATICAN MEETS TWITTER

The Pope appeared on Twitter as @pontifex. For a while he said nothing, and as such there was no evidence that he actually exists. Seemed apt.

W

WIGGINS

In 2012, Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France and Olympic gold, then got knocked off his bike going past a garage. British achievement will always be weighted by a sense of Some Mothers Do ’Ave ’Em.

X

X-RATED ROYALTY

August, and phone pics emerged of Prince Harry naked at a party in Las Vegas. A month later, topless pictures of Kate Middleton were published in France. At the time of writing, the completion of a Royal Nudity Golden Triumvirate is yet to

be completed, with Prince Edward’s purple ruddy arse still under wraps.

Y

YOUTUBE’S BIGGEST EVER VIDEO

South Korean pop star PSY’s Gangnam Style, would have made an excellent soundtrack to a You’ve Been Framed video of a dog fruitlessly humping the air. Instead it reached more than one billion YouTube hits and is still raising the number of calls made to Dignitas.

Z

ZIPWIRE BORIS

New York’s mayor tackles crime and nudges the city to recovery after a superstorm. London’s gets dangled from a zipwire he’s too fat to use like a piñata fill of bon mots.

 

— articles and image taken from shortlist.com

 

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