The Manic Street Preachers have been promoting their latest album, Postcards From A Young Man, by playing live sessions on XFM London, Absolute Radio, and BBC Radio 2.
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.
Klaxons recently stopped by the Leicester Square studios of XFM London to discuss their new album Surfing The Void with XFM DJ John Kennedy on Kennedy’s Xposure program.
Tom Jones has been very busy of late, doing interviews and performances to promote his latest album, Praise & Blame. The Praise & Blame album is a change of pace for Jones, as it features gospel and soul songs.
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.
One of the most interesting young artists emerging from the UK is Coco Sumner, the 19-year-old daughter of Sting. She records under the name I Blame Coco. Her recently released single, “Self Machine,” has gotten a considerable amount of airplay on UK music radio stations such as XFM London.
Feeder recently stopped by the Leicester Square studios of XFM London to talk about their new album, which is titled Renegades, and to perform a live set for an audience of special guests.
Paul McCartney’s show on Sunday, June 27th at London’s Hyde Park will be carried live on the BORN HIV FREE channel on YouTube. McCartney has allowed the broadcast to support the BORN HIV FREE initiative, which is headed up by France’s first lady, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy.
Kate Nash has released her latest single, “Kiss That Grrrl.” It’s the second single from her latest album, My Best Friend Is You.
Roger Waters recently spoke with XFM London about his upcoming tour which will revisit Pink Floyd’s landmark 1979 album The Wall. In the interview, Waters also discussed his views on social networking as well as the reunion of Pink Floyd for the 2005 Live 8 show in London’s Hyde Park.