In what can only be described as an act similar to firing a starter pistol into the gaping maw of infinite blackness, Channel 4 has commissioned a new series of TFI Friday after a gap of 15 years that will once again be presented by Chris Evans.
The new series will begin broadcasting from 12 June with a 90 minute special and the first guests booked to appear include Liam Gallagher, Blur, Ian Broudie from The Lightning Seeds, Mani from Stone Roses and ex-Oasis drummer Zak Starkey.
The motivation behind this move is to reassure everyone over the age of 40 that everything is just the way it has always been, Radio One is still as influential as ever, the music industry is perfectly stable, guitar music is still the best music genre of all time, computers are only used by nerds, Carling tastes great, cocaine is plentiful and Melanie Sykes will definitely have sex with you one day.
I'm sure a lot of readers will have a few questions about this, so I'll answer them for you now as best as I can...
Health's new album Death Magic
is confirmed for release on August 7, and the news single 'New Coke' is available to watch on the HEALTH website
. Now on with the only slightly out of date news story...
Popdin and Death Grips have had a difficult but lengthy relationship which finally came to an end last summer. What began as an exciting if occasionally terrifying affair, soon turned to bitter acrimony as Death Grips began sharing pictures of its huge genitalia around the internet, arguing with its bosses at work, swearing in front of Popdin's mum and generally acting in an unpredictable, sweaty manner. It was never going to last.
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Grimes has fired off another "poorly recorded mess" that was "never meant to be heard by anyone" and in doing so has, for the third year in a row, released one of the best tracks of the year.
Last year Grimes released 'Go', a song originally written for and subsequently rejected by Rhianna. Un...
In trying to be a useful, considerate blog I have decided to make our first post of 2015 a useful, considerate one. Rather than the usual smarmy derision here’s a list of brilliant albums you can look forward to hearing in the next few months. I’ve even removed any snark from the entry on Noel Gallagher’s second solo album and replaced it with a sense of shaky optimism. Things are looking up kids! A whole new year, a whole new start and a whole 12 months worth of new albums (less the dead six weeks in summer and all of December) which will eventually grind me back into the wizened, hunched-over shrew I really am.
Eric and Ernie displayed more relaxed eroticism in their dressing gowns and slippers than these four ‘hard-rocking men of the world’.
Congratulations to Young Fathers on winning the 2014 Mercury Prize. Don't worry lads, it turned out alright for Pulp.
UPDATE: Sleater-Kinney's official website now has worldwide tour dates listed (including UK gigs) kicking off from February 2015, confirmation of the new album No Cities to Love to be released 19 Jan UK and 20 Jan USA and you can download the new single from the above link. Triple score!
SURPRISE! Sleater-Kinney are back together. I'm not one for aggrandising minor events to ridiculously exaggerated levels but not since this fucking unbelievably wonderful news
has their ever been such fucking unbelievably wonderful news. Things are going to change around here. There'll be no more moping around, lashing out at innocent bands
just because they're not Sleater-Kinney. You're going to see a much cheerier Popdin from now on. (Bets on how long this will last? I'll put £5 on 'till next Wednesday').
Here's what we know so far...