Rufus Wainwright, whose highly-anticipated new pop album ‘UNFOLLOW THE RULES’ is out on July 10th, has today announced he will open the brand-new Royal Albert Home sessions with Royal Albert Hall. Royal Albert Home is a programme of free, nightly streamed shows, direct from artists’ living rooms and designed to keep the spirit of the venue alive while we’re closed. The season begins with Rufus Wainwright tomorrow evening, other acts confirmed to take part include Baxter Dury, Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Roddy Woomble, with more to be announced.
It’s only March and already it’s been a tough year for all live performers because of the COVID-19 pandemic. No less so than Jedward, who back in January announced their Voice Of A Rebel U.K. tour dates, to originally take place in May. Fast forward to just a few weeks later and the duo have had to reschedule. Today they announced the new dates for their tour.
Back in July last year we brought King Ropes to the attention of EP readers. The group, who describe themselves as a “psychedelic, hard country garage roots rock band” (what a mouthful!) will be releasing their latest album, ‘Go Back Where They Came From’, on May 22. The album comprises 12 songs, all tracks by legendary artists, some well known, others less so. The first single from the record is the Ray Charles track, ‘The Danger Zone’ – a timely song if ever there was one.
Bulgaria’s 2020 Eurovision act VICTORIA recently released her entry for the 2020 competition. ‘Tears Getting Sober’ – out now – is a beautifully produced piece of orchestral pop, full of magical strings reminiscent of a show-stopping Disney ballad. Ahead of the event, we asked Victoria some questions about Eurovision, her music, and her upcoming livestream.
UK indie-rockers Sea Girls will host a Netflix streaming party tonight (18th March). Fans able to vote on which film to watch together from the list below and interact with the band throughout the film. Lead singer Henry said ‘we love films, so want to watch one tonight, hang with as many of our fans as possible, have a convo and a good time together’.
So you’re in self-isolation because of COVID-19. Or maybe you’re just wanting to do a bit of social distancing and are staying in rather than eating out. Perhaps you’re like me you might have discovered that because of panic buying, you’re unable to get any food into the house, so you have to make do with what you have on hand.
YUNGBLUD will perform a concert in Los Angeles that will be live streamed on his YouTube channel on Monday, March 16, at 7:00 AM PDT. “Shit’s Weird Keep Calm and Carry On” will feature YUNGBLUD performing with his full band. In between songs, he’ll field questions from fans living in countries where he has had to postpone shows due to precautions being taken to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).