Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Don't Believe The Truth

Photo via Homeroom

Poor Noel Gallagher. Thanks to the injuries sustained a couple weeks back when this chump attacked him onstage here in Toronto – injuries that are considerably more serious than initially reported – Oasis has had to cancel a number of European dates on top of the scrapped North American tour earlier this month. Assuming Gallagher gets his health back in order sooner rather than later, Oasis should be back in North America in December since that’s when they’ve said the cancelled London, Ontario show would be made up. Whether they risk another visit to Toronto at that time remains to be seen.

It’s a much healthier and happier Gallagher who shows up in this Spin interview, talking about the making of Dig Out Your Soul, due out October 7 (or already out if you know where to look), and the various feuds attributed to him over the years. Not as hilariously profane as this Exclaim! piece from a couple years back, but still a good read.

And speaking of Dig Out Your Soul, The Quietus reports that the album has the Ryan Adams seal of approval – for what that’s worth – but preferring to form their own opinion, they’ve given the record a listen and assembled a track-by-track review of their own.

And also to be filed under meaningless endorsements, Simon Jones of The Verve tells Spinner that their new material got the thumbs up from Liam Gallagher. He also insists to Undercover that the band won’t split again. Honest.

NME reports on the never-ending yet probably never-resolving prospects of a Blur reunion. In this chapter – Graham Coxon, the man who essentially split the band in the first place and who has generally resisted overtures to give it another go, says that Damon Albarn has no rights to say that the band are done. And Alex James and Dave Rowntree discover they’re actually twins, separated at birth.

Prefix has an interview with Portishead’s Geoff Barrow about the usual Portishead topics – their absence, their new record, their reluctance to tour, et cetera, et cetera.

Peter Hook discusses a myriad of topics, including the forthcoming New Order reissues coming September 30, with Drowned In Sound.

Scott Hutchison of Frightened Rabbit writes about the band’s successes in America versus the UK and life on the road for The Guardian. They’ll be at Lee’s Palace on October 21.

PitchforkTV invites The Futureheads to a New York City rooftop to play some songs for them in a two-part video feature. Adelaide Now has an interview and the band tells BBC that another record is in the works for next year.

Leeds’ Sky Larkin – whom I blogged about last month – have released a new video from their still way-off debut album, due February 2009 or so.

Video: Sky Larkin – “Fossil, I”

In chatting with Billboard, Guy Garvey of Elbow reveals that they’ll be following up their Mercury Prize-winning album The Seldom Seen Kid with a record FOR kids, seldom seen or otherwise. That project will actually happen in parallel with their proper fifth album, presumably skewed towards adults.

MTV UK has details on the next star-studded edition of the War Child benefit album, entitled Heroes and out November 25 in North America. While it’s a shame that these records continue to be necessary, at least the talent assembled means that they’ll sell a ton and help the cause.

By : Frank Yang at 8:32 am
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  1. danieljosef says:


    Have you heard any tremors about a Toronto Bon Iver show in December?

  2. Frank says:

    I’ve got nothing on that right now. But sure, why not?

  3. danieljosef says:

    Looks like he’s doing a couple dates in the North West (NYC, Boston) with Tallest Man on Earth, hope someone books them into Toronto.

  4. Scott says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for the Ra Ra Riot recommendations a while back… took me a while to finally listen, but I’m now SERIOUSLY hooked… thanks!