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August 24th, 2011
Although it’s still a few weeks until their second album, Portamento, sees a release, indie pop phenom The Drums are already talking about putting down their guitars for their third album. Speaking with NME, frontman Jonathan Pierce said the recent purchase of a vintage Korg PS-3100 synth has changed their musical perspectives completely. “I feel like it’s making me fall in love with analogue circuitry all over again,” he said. “We might be going back to completely electronic music. But I don’t want to make a big degree because we might end up breaking my own rules and end up looking like a fool. I wouldn’t mind starting an Italo disco album or a cold wave one.” (Via NME)
Former Oasis and current Beady Eye frontman Liam Gallagher has dropped the lawsuit against his brother and ex-bandmate Noel. The lawsuit was over a “lie” Noel told in which he claimed Liam had cancelled the band’s 2009 V Festival performance because he was hungover. Liam has denied the claim, stating that he was fighting laryngitis at the time. In a recent webchat, Noel cleared up the air, admitting, “For the record, it is a fact that he was diagnosed with laryngitis and it is a fact that he had a doctor’s note to prove it.” After saying, “I tried to resolve this amicably but have been left with no choice but legal action. All I want is an apology,” Liam has lived up to his words. (Via Metro)
And in anticipation of Nevermind‘s upcoming 20th anniversary, Rolling Stone has gone behind the album’s recording in an interview with producer Butch Vig and Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic. Some of the more candid revelations include Vig commenting on the band’s hygiene (“They rolled up in a van and they probably hadn’t taken a bath or shower in three or four days”) and how Kurt Cobain wasn’t the easiest guy to work with (“Kurt would come and say, ‘Turn all the treble off. I want it to sound more like Black Sabbath.’ It was kind of a pain in the ass.”) (Via Rolling Stone)Tweet