If Kanye West's new album really is called 'Yeezus' - and we know the single is 'I Am A God' - then he's unleashing the ego motherlode. It's been coming, let's be honest. The man has never had a low opinion of himself.
His face might not adorn a million posters and t-shirts like his old bandmate Jim Morrison, but all of today’s contemporary psychedelic explorers, from Temples to Jagwar Ma and even Palma Violet’s 60s garage-rock organ noise, owe a huge debt to the sound of Doors keysman Ray Manzarek. Ray departed for the great Whiskey Bar in the sky yesterday, but here’s five killer examples of the playing that will live forever:
So, The Great Escape is over for another year. London has been reinstated to its usual industry hub status, everyone has returned to waiting until at least midday to start drinking and Brighton's makeshift weekend venues have gone back to the pubs, car parks and front rooms they usually operate as. The beachside festival always throws up its fair share of treats and this year was certainly no exception. So, with a sepia-tinted air of reminiscence in our hungover hearts, here are the best ten things that happened at TGE 2013... [subhead]Superfood.
Over three days last week (16-18 May) Brighton played host to hordes of the most exciting new bands around - along with a few established names. The Great Escape 2013 saw Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs playing a blistering headline set on the NME Radar stage at the Corn Exchange on the first night, Everything Everything tearing it up at the Dome Concert Hall, name-making shows from Parquet Courts and Superfood, and a Palma Violets/Merchandise gig that almost saw the entire festival dissolve into chaos. Check out these vast images of a wild weekend.
Whether it's because you caught them live over the last couple of months or because you read this glowing review, it's perfectly understandable to be very excited indeed about hearing Charlie Boyer And The Voyeurs' debut record 'Clarietta'. It isn't released until next week, but because we can't wait that long, here's an exclusive stream of the entire album and a few lines from Charlie Boyer to introduce it. You're welcome. Charlie Boyer: [quote]"Clarietta is our first album.