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The sharp post-hardcore-tinged tones of Scotland’s Biffy Clyro have been slowly eroding as the band’s popularity has soared. Opposites embraces a more accessible stadium-rock style compared to 2009‘s Only Revolutions, yet spreads Biffy a little too thinly over more than an hour’s worth of material, allowing only spurts of ambitious song-writing from frontman Simon Neil.

Opposites is at its strongest when it separates its uplifting phrases from its more melancholic ones. These two disparate vibes are too closely interlinked on ‘Different People’ and ‘The Thaw’, making for uneasy changes in tone. Once they are separated though, the band come into their anthemic element on ‘Sounds Like Balloons’, and create a haunting synth-backed lament on ‘Skylight’. Read more here: http://bit.ly/154CuDu

 

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Muse have revealed their new video for ‘Supremacy’ exclusively via NME.com – watch it above.

The video, which sees a group of goths heading to the beach and riding bikes while holding flaming swords, accompanies the fourth single to be released from Muse’s 2012 album ‘The 2nd Law’.

Muse are set to play this year’s perform at the BRIT Awards. They will also play a special charity show at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire for War Child in March.

Red Hot Chili Peppers are in the midst of slowly releasing eighteen tracks recorded while on the road promoting their most recent album I’m With You.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Beginning last August, the band scheduled a series of nine 7″ vinyl singles roll out over a six-month period with all tracks being available a digital package this April. Currently on the 6th release, the process of getting the songs to the fans has taken longer than expected reports NME.

Read more here: Red Hot Chili Peppers Debut 8-Minute Bluesy Riff “In Love Dying” « The World Famous KROQ – Alt Rock Music News, Photos, Videos, Concerts.

Today’s track, an 8-minute mid-tempo bluesy riff, titled “In Love Dying,” can be heard below and is available now for digital downloadfor $1.29.

Currently on tour in South Africa, Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline both of Coachella Sunday lineups, April 14 and 21.

 

by jay tillers, cbs local

 

Biffy Clyro score first ever Official UK Number One album

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Biffy Clyro have scored their first ever Official UK Album Chart Number One with ‘Opposites’. The Scottish rockers sixth studio album sold an impressive 75,000 copies in its first week, eclipsing the 43,000 previous album ‘Only Revolutions‘ sold, to debut in at the top, according to the Official Charts Company.

The double album is the highest selling new entry of 2013 so far and has knocked ‘Les Miserables: The Motion Picture Cast Recording’ down to Number Two in the Official UK Album Chart.

Meanwhile, thirty five years after its original release, Fleetwood Mac‘s ‘Rumours‘ is back in the charts. The seminal album, which has been reissued, enters the chart at Number 3. Emeli Sande‘s ‘Our Version Of Events’ is at Number Four and Justin Bieber‘s ‘Believe’ is at Number Five.

For more on Biffy Clyro and the story behind ‘Opposites’, pick up a copy of this week’s NME digitally or at newsstands now or read here: http://bit.ly/UjeXhg

Suede release new song 'Barriers' as free download

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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.

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— articles and images taken from nme.com

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