“Now you’ve met The London Boys, things seem good again” & “New York’s A Go-Go” As the David Bowie Estate launches Bowie 75, a year-long celebration marking David Bowie’s 75th birthday, with the openings of two curated experiential pop-up shops – one at the site of the earliest confirmed Ziggy Stardust sighting, and one in the adopted hometown where Bowie’s final album ★ (pronounced “Blackstar”) was created.
Mention Moby and I can guarantee that you will instantly have running through your head his song, ‘Natural Blues’, from his 1999 album, ‘Play’. Back then the track featured a sample vocal from folk singer, Vera Hall, singing ‘Trouble So Hard’, which Moby found on a boxed set of folk music, collected by field recorder, Alan Lomax.
Culture Club frontman Boy George, Pretty Reckless bandleader Taylor Momsen, Award-winning comedian and After Life star Ricky Gervais, and Ground Control supergroup with Dave Navarro(Jane’s Addiction), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction) and six-time Ivor Novello Award winner Gary Barlow (Take That) will take the virtual stage for “A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!”, the global streaming concert bringing together a dazzling array of artists who worked with David Bowie or who were inspired and influenced by his work — for a celebration of what would have been his 74th birthday and the weekend of the fifth anniversary of his passing. Presented by Mike Garson, David Bowie’s longest-standing band member, the concert will stream on January 8 beginning at 6pm PT.
If you’ve missed the recent drama over Jedward’s debut single, ‘Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)’, then we’ll quickly bring you up to speed. Last Friday Jedward were made aware that their debut single had been removed from Spotify and all other streaming media, and not only that, the music video, along with its more than 6 million views, had also disappeared. The single, which had been their only release under the Sony label back in 2010, just happened to vanish at the same time as Simon Cowell stepped down from Syco Music. Coincidence? Well Jedward certainly don’t think so!
Daphne Guinness releases a new single, ‘Looking Glass’, the latest to be lifted from her forthcoming third album, ‘Revelations’ due out on August 14, 2020 via Agent Anonyme/Absolute. Daphne recorded the album at Les Studios Saint Germain, Paris – working once again with David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, also at the helm for Guinness’ previous two critically-acclaimed albums, ‘Optimist in Black’ and ‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’. Stream the new video for ‘Looking Glass’ here:
Future West returns with ‘See What I See’, the follow up to ‘Human’, which was released back in February. Out yesterday, June 14, ‘See What I See’ is a retro-tinged synth-led track which sees Future West imploring an unknown other person to skip town with them. It’s a full-on bop with a super-catchy chorus.
Influenced by the likes of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, KC started playing guitar and piano from an early age, and at the age of 16 he taught himself how to use music writing software, setting himself on a path to become his career a professional musician. Always different, KC uses his imagination to empower all races, genders, and orientations, with every track and video telling a story. He’s set to release his debut EP, ‘Hyperion’, with the first track, ‘Zero Gravity’. The EP is a collection of songs illustrating his journey of self-discovery and self-love. ‘Zero Gravity’ takes a look into the darkness, space, and harmonies that KC creates.
Italian artist Aurora Kuda explores the conflict and confusion which are parts of the highs and lows of chasing and holding onto love, with her latest song, and accompanying video, ‘Vivo Persa’. The title roughly translates into English as meaning, ‘Life Is Lost’, and tells a tale which will be instantly recognisable to anyone who has experienced the complications implicit with their desire to be wanted and needed.