Today (May 17), Queens Of The Stone Age’s glorious leader, King Badass himself, the mighty Ginger Elvis, Josh Homme, turns 40. Josh will no doubt be celebrating with a fine barrel of aged tequila, a supersized baggie of psychedelics and a make-shift rifle range set up somewhere on the current promotional run for QOTSA’s eagerly awaited sixth album, ‘…Like Clockwork’. Annoyingly, our invite to the festivities seems to have been lost somewhere in the dusty desert plains, so instead, we’ll celebrate with a blog. Oh alright, and some tequila too.
A designer based in Brazil called Billy Butcher has taking his interest in popular culture to another level and turned his favourite artists into superheroes. "Ian Curtis or Johnny Rotten are as iconic to me as Superman or Batman," he explained.
Every few months it's reassuring to be reminded that Prince is still ridiculous, the most ridiculous of all the popstars, ever. A "rare" interview with the Star Tribune surfaced yesterday. It begins: [quote]Prince pounded his rhinestone-encrusted cane into the floor to make a point. “I don’t have time for old people,” he insisted.
Guess what? Disclosure have put their new single online, and it's very good. Following on from their shock number two chart success with the AlunaGeorge fronted 'White Noise', they've just debuted new single 'You And Me', this time with kook princess Eliza Doolittle getting her banger on, on vocal duties. And it’s got 'instant club classic' written all over it, doing the same awesome wobbles that made their name, but with a classic house warmth to it that once again sets it well ahead of the pack. 'You And Me' is the latest cut from the duo’s debut album 'Settle', due out June 3.
Mount Kimbie: good at music but also pretty clever at creating noises. New song 'You Took Your Time' starts with a burble that sounds like an underwater radio tuning in and ends with a robotic dog bark. It's the little details that give their output a gloss that sets them apart from their peers (among other aspects). As soon as King Krule's chilling vocals come in - "Now did you see me? I killed a man" he croons with a languid shrug - you know you're in for another Kimbie corker.