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Video(s) of the Moment #288: Fyfe Dangerfield

 
By on Friday, 25th June 2010 at 9:00 am
 

TGTF favourite and Guillemots frontman Fyfe Dangerfield recently posted a link on his twitter feed to a professionally shot live video of his cover of Girls Aloud‘s ‘Call the Shots.’ It’s gritty and raw and intense and everything you never knew you wanted a Girls Aloud song to be. Covers really shouldn’t be allowed to be this good. Check out the fantastic black and white video below and let us know what you think!

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZ1e2wEjHTM[/youtube]

And speaking of Fyfe Dangerfield and cover songs, here is the official video for his cover of Billy Joel’s ‘She’s Always A Woman,’ as featured on the John Lewis TV ad.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yATtdheYPzg[/youtube]

 

The Brit Awards 2009 – The Nominations

 
By on Monday, 26th January 2009 at 4:42 pm
 

Coldplay's new album cover

Ahh…The Brits. Perhaps more famous for Jarvis Cocker’s stage invasion, or Arctic Monkey‘s drunken speeches rather than for it’s showcasing of the best of British music. Either way, every year it certainly proves an interesting watch and this 2009, the controversial show will be presented by disco diva, Kylie Minogue and Gavin and Stacey stars, Mathew Horne and James Corden. There will be performances from Kings of Leon, U2 and Take That to name but a few. You can catch all the action live on ITV1 on February 18th, but if you can’t wait till then, There Goes The Fear is here to tell you about the successful nominees that were announced earlier this week.

The artists leading the way with the highest amount of nominations this year are Welsh songstress, Duffy and Coldplay – both tallying up a total of four nods. Both artists had number 1 albums last year – Duffy with ‘Rockferry‘ and Coldplay with ‘Viva la Vida‘ (pictured right) – so are unsurprisingly up for Mastercard’s Best British Album alongside Elbow, Radiohead and The Ting Tings. Duffy’s ‘Mercy’ and Coldplay’s ‘Viva la Vida’ will also be going head to head in Best British Single category alongside the likes of Estelle‘s ‘American Boy’, Adele with ‘Chasing Pavements’ and the X Factor Finalists’ ‘Hero’.

Duffy also features in the Best British Female Solo Artist category alongside Adele, Beth Rowley, Estelle and MIA, while the nominees in male counterpart include Ian Brown, James Morrison, Paul Weller, Streets and Will Young. Best British Group has seen the nomination of the ever-popular Coldplay, Elbow, Radiohead, Take That and Girls Aloud.

New music recieving nods in this year’s Best British Breakthrough Act include Last Shadow Puppets and Scouting For Girls, while 2009’s Best British Live Act showcases everyone from Iron Maiden and The Verve, to Elbow.

Singer-songwriter, Florence and the Machine (who we featured here), is tracing the footsteps of 2008 winner Adele through gaining the coveted Critics Choice Award which recognises upcoming music talent. Meanwhile, Pet Shop Boys have been intriguingly awarded the Outstanding Contribution Award, following on from Beatle Sir Paul McCartney’s win last year.

Band’s receiving nods in the international categories including Best International Group and Best International Album are Kings of Leon, The Killers, AC/DC, MGMT and Fleet Foxes. Solo artists featuring in the categories honouring oversea talent include Katy Perry, Gabriella Cilmi, Seasick Steve, Beck and Kanye West.

To see the nominations in full, check out the official Brits website.

 

Bands to Watch #63: Little Boots

 
By on Monday, 5th January 2009 at 1:19 pm
 

Little BootsDisco queen, Victoria Hesketh, better known as Little Boots, is rapidly taking the music scene by storm with her sweet electro beats. She’s been labelled the British Kylie and Little Boots’ synth-based pop is certainly a Minogue chart contender.

Born in Blackpool, Hesketh has quite a colourful music past. She’s been a Pop Idol contestant, a former member of dance band Dead Disco and has recently blagged Joe Goddard of Hot Chip as her new musical producer. In fact Joe – who’s personal hits include Over and Over and and Ready For The Floors – is so fond of Little Boots that he’s hailed Victoria as the future of British pop. Quite a claim – but it’s certainly a worthy one. Little Boots has expressed her love for current chart pop, such as Sugababes and Girls Aloud, but she believes her music is injected with more personality. And Victoria certainly is a glittery character.

A particularly exciting thing about Little Boots is her use of a range of mystical instruments when creating her sparkly sounds – including the Dubreq Stylophone, made popular by the genius that is Rolf Harris, and a Tenori-O, a super cool LED switch based invention allowing for the creation of “visible music”. Check out Little Boots acclaimed kooky performance using said instruments, on Jools Holland, below:

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktYM10hkVlo]

Little Boots is yet to release an album, although one is pretty much guaranteed out this year thanks to the critical acclaim she is currently lapping up – including a BBC Sound of 2009 nomination. In the meantime though, never fear, as you can purchase her digital, 3 track EP over at Amazon now for just £1.69.The EP includes the track you just saw Victoria performing, Meddle, and 2 other tunes – Stuck on Repeat and Love Kills. If you want to learn more about Little Boots in general, check out her MySpace here

 

Girls Aloud / April and May 2009 UK Tour

 
By on Wednesday, 12th November 2008 at 12:27 pm
 

Girls Aloud have announced another arena jaunt for next spring, playing one of their biggest tours to date.

Cheryl, Kimberley, Nadine, Nicola and Sarah will be hitting the road for close to a month, with possibly more dates to be added to the list to fill in the gap. (That’s me saying that, not Girls Aloud’s PR people)

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday morning at 9am (14th November).

Catch the girls at:

Thursday 30th April 2009 – Belfast Odyssey Arena
Saturday 2nd May 2009 – Dublin O2
Tuesday 5th May 2009 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Friday 8th May 2009 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Monday 11th May 2009 – Nottingham Trent FM Arena
Friday 15th May 2009 – Sheffield Arena
Saturday 16th May 2009 – Manchester MEN Arena
Tuesday 19th May 2009 – Liverpool Arena
Wednesday 20th May 2009 – Birmingham NIA
Saturday 23rd May 2009 – London O2 Arena

 
 
 

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