In a wide-ranging video interview with NME.com that was posted in two parts this week, PJ Harvey discussed the themes of and the inspirations behind her forthcoming Let England Shake album.
Newcomers The xx have been named as winners of this year’s Mercury Prize for their self-titled debut album during ceremonies held tonight (Tuesday, September 7th) at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London.
The shortlist for the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize was announced this past Tuesday, July 20th, at The Hospital Club in London. BBC 6 Music DJ Lauren Laverne did the honors. The Mercury Prize is an annual event that honors an album picked by a committee of music-business people as the top album in the UK.
The funeral for punk impresario Malcolm McLaren was held on Thursday, April 22nd, in north London. McLaren died on April 8th of cancer at age 64.