Jonathan Hatchman (@JonHatchman) picks out the sounds and stories that have been making headlines over the last seven days… and presents them all as a handy playlist
At the end of last week, Foals announced plans to release their forth album – What Went Down – in August, and earlier this week they premiered the album’s title track. Accompanied by a dramatic video directed by Niall O’Brien, What Went Down showcases the next phase for the band and an explosive, larynx-shredding chorus.
With Glastonbury Festival fast approaching, news has broke that the Foo Fighters will be unable to play their Friday night headline slot due to an on-stage accident that has culminated in frontman Dave Grohl breaking his leg. At short notice, Glastonbury have turned to Florence + the Machine.
The Maccabees recently revealed the audio for another cut from their new album Marks To Prove It in the form of Something Like Happiness.
It’s no secret that Josh Homme is one of the busiest men in Rock music. So when he’s actually available to drum with Eagles of Death Metal, these rare occasions become quite a big deal. Having joined the band during their set at London’s Koko this week, with plenty of famous faces in the audience, some fan-shot footage of the band’s I Got a Feeling (Just Nineteen) has appeared online.
Jonathan’s Pick of the Week Having already become renowned for their chaotic live shows, Arrows Of Love have recently revealed the psychedelic music video for new song Pretend Friends. One of the band’s most melodic single recordings, thus far, clocking in at just over two-minutes, Pretend Friends provides a cacophony of jagged, over-driven guitars and a sincerely sinister vocal delivery.