The Who’s Pete Townshend delivered the inaugural John Peel Lecture in Manchester, England yesterday, an event which was broadcast live on BBC 6 Music. The lecture can now be heard on demand on the BBC 6 Music Web site.
The Stone Roses announced at a London press conference yesterday that they will be reuniting for two shows in Manchester next June, which will be followed by a world tour.
The Slough, England-based quartet Brother is one UK band that is poised for success both in their home country and elsewhere.
The video for “The Last Living Rose,” the first from PJ Harvey’s forthcoming Let England Shake album, has premiered on her Web site. The video was directed by Seamus Murphy, who will create videos for every song on the album.
Last night’s broadcast on BBC Radio 2 of Squeeze’s concert at Newcastle City Hall in Newcastle, England can now be heard on demand on the station’s Web site.
Carl Barât of The Libertines just published a memoir and has his first solo album coming out on Monday in the UK.
The English singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding made her New York City concert debut on Thursday, September 30th with a very well-received show at the Hiro Ballroom in Chelsea.
Katie Melua and William Orbit, who produced Melua’s latest album, which is titled The House, did an excellent two-song live acoustic session for Absolute Radio last month.
Klaxons performed material from their new album, Surfing The Void, as well as songs from their 2007 Mercury Prize-winning album Myths Of The Near Future at their stellar September 20th concert at New York City’s Bowery Ballroom.
PJ Harvey appeared on the Sunday, April 18th edition of BBC-TV’s The Andrew Marr Show to be interviewed and to perform a new track called “Let England Shake.”