Aug 23, 2011

COLDPLAY

    Coldplay is a British alternative rock band, formed in London, United Kingdom in 1997. The band comprises vocalist and pianist Chris Martin, lead guitarist Jonny Buckland, bassist Guy Berryman, and drummer Will Champion.

    Having released four successful albums, (all of which debuted at #1 on the UK album chart) Coldplay have also achieved great success with their singles, such as Yellow, Speed Of Sound, the Grammy-winning Clocks and the US and UK #1 single Viva La Vida.

    Frontman Chris Martin credits 1980s Norwegian pop band A-Ha for inspiring him to form his own band.

    Coldplay’s early material was often compared to that of Jeff Buckley and Radiohead, while also drawing comparisons to U2 and Travis. Since the release of the band’s debut album,Parachutes (2000), Coldplay has also drawn influence from other sources, including Echo and the Bunnymen and George Harrison on A Rush of Blood to the Head (2002) and Johnny Cash and Kraftwerk for X&Y (2005).

    Coldplay are one of very few current British music acts to achieve major success in North America. Despite their large worldwide popularity, the band has remained protective of how their music is used in the media, refusing its use for product endorsements. In the past, Coldplay had turned down multi-million dollar contracts from Gatorade, Diet Coke, and Gap, who wanted to use the songs “Yellow”, Trouble, and Don’t Panic respectively. According to Martin, “We wouldn’t be able to live with ourselves if we sold the songs’ meanings like that.” On the other hand, “Yellow” has been used to back TV trailers for “The Simpsons” and “Viva la Vida” from their latest album features on the current iTunes TV advert.

    Since 2002, Coldplay have been active supporters of various social and political causes. They have been visible advocates of Oxfam’s Make Trade Fair campaign and Amnesty International. The group has also performed at various charity projects such as Band Aid 20, Live 8, and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

    The band has released four albums: Parachutes (2000), A Rush Of Blood To The Head (2002),X&Y (2005), and more recently, Viva La Vida Or Death And All His Friends (2008).

    At the Brit Awards 2006, Chris Martin stated that fans would not see them for a long time, suggesting it would be some time before another studio album was released, if at all. However, the previous day on Valentine’s Day 2006, during UK Radio DJ Chris Moyles’ Breakfast show, Martin had said, “The next album is very good, and I know because it is already written”, and rumours were that the band would hire their own ‘HQ’ studio in the style of Kraftwerk’s Kling Klang base to record it, so it would seem there was more to come from Coldplay yet.

    Coldplay never intended to become England’s favorite rock & roll sons when their signature rock melodies ruled the charts throughout 2000. The quartet yearned to mess around a bit, plucking their own acoustics for fun while attending the University College of London. All had been playing instruments since their early teens and had been influenced by the likes of Bob Dylan, The Stone Roses, Neil Young, and My Bloody Valentine.

    They never imagined taking reign of the UK’s ever-changing rock scene. Each member had come from a solid household of middle-class parents who encouraged music. Martin, the eldest of five siblings, began playing the piano as a young child. He started playing in bands around age 15 and sought solace in the words of Tom Waits. Buckland, on the other hand, was into the heavy guitar work of Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix and was playing guitar by age 11. Scotland native Berryman was into funk instead of indie rock, therefore leaving him to play bass. The multi-instrumentalist Champion had not planned to be a drummer until he joined Coldplay. He favoured playing guitar, bass, and the tin whistle, but caught on to playing percussion when the band became official.

    When they burst onto the scene, Coldplay were heart-wrenching like Travis, passionate like Jeff Buckley, and as fresh as Oasis. They played their first gig at a festival for unsigned bands in Manchester, and the Safety EP was issued shortly thereafter. The Brothers & Sisters EP was issued by Fierce Panda and released a year later. (Both releases saw only 500 pressings.) Their sweet melodies and swooning lyrics landed Coldplay a UK deal with Parlophone in April 1999, and the five-track limited edition Blue Room EP followed that autumn. With nods from the media, the dream pop foursome was hailed as the next Travis, thanks to their simplistic acoustics and charming personas. Two more EPs, Shiver and Yellow, arrived in Spring 2000.

    Their full-length debut, Parachutes, earned the band a Mercury Music Prize nomination in the UK. It saw a US release in November 2000, and a month later “Yellow” was chosen as the theme song for all promo spots for the American TV network ABC. The well-received hype surrounding Coldplay continued throughout 2001 as well; they were nominated for three Brit Awards and embarked on a sold-out ten-date tour of the US. Rumours of a split consumed most of the US tour. Martin frequently battled nasty colds and voice exhaustion, which led Coldplay to cancel a series of American dates and scrap a European tour. With all gossip aside, Coldplay resumed playing in Summer 2001 and earned additional success with second single “Trouble”.

    By the autumn, they had headed into the studio for a second album. Rumour had it that it might be Coldplay’s last album, since the band members felt they might not capture such brilliance again. A Rush of Blood to the Head was released in August 2002. The CD/DVD package Live 2003 was issued a year later. Capturing the band’s show at the Horden Pavilion in Sydney, Australia, it highlighted Coldplay’s monumental success worldwide with A Rush of Blood to the Head. Martin specifically earned a higher notch on the celebrity scale by marrying actress Gwyneth Paltrow in December 2003. Paltrow gave birth to the couple’s first daughter, Apple Blythe Alison Martin, the following April.

    Fatherhood did not stop Martin from working, as Coldplay began recording material for a third album within weeks. Previously recorded material with longtime producer Ken Nelson was scrapped early on, while producer Danton Supple (Morrissey, The Cure) joined Coldplay to complete the recording of X&Y. “Speed of Sound” marked Coldplay’s first single from their long-awaited third effort in Spring 2005; the album followed in June, topping the charts around the world, including America and Britain.

    Coldplay’s fourth album Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends was released on June 12, 2008 in the United Kingdom, with the first single Violet Hill having been previously released as a free download through their official website for a week from April 29, 2008.

    The latest album is currently being given lots of positive feedback for its originality in melodic acoustics and slightly less ‘synth-dependent’ riffs. It offers a great insight into how significantly the band’s music has adapted and developed to themselves and the public.

    Viva la Vida was produced by Brian Eno, mixed by Markus Dravs, and drew influence from the time the group spent in South America. 

    Barely a week before the album was released, a duo with Kylie Minogue which was intended to be used was scrapped with the comment that ‘it was too sexy’. However, they plan to release it as a single or on a deluxe album expected at around Christmas 2008.

    On Dec 1, 2008, Coldplay released “Lhuna” with Kylie Minogue at the launch of the(RED)WIRE™ website to mark World AIDS Day 2008. This is the world premiere of the song.

Official website: www.coldplay.com












Aug 17, 2011

MY TIGER MY TIMMING









    My Tiger My Timing are brother and sister Anna Vincent (vocals) and James Vincent (guitar, bass), Jamie Harrison (guitar, bass), Seb Underhill (keys) and Gary Drain (drums), and formed in London in 2008.


    They have been described by The Guardian as “deliciously upbeat and groove-laden post-punk” and by Clash as “alternative pop with a dark heart that’s bursting with desire”, and were recently named Beck’s European Newcomer 2010, CMJ’s Spotlight Artist and NME’s Breakthrough Artist of the Week.


    The band have released two singles - This Is Not The Fire and I Am The Sound - and an EP, with material produced by New Young Pony Club and Hot Chip and featured on samplers from Kitsuné, Pure Groove and Modular Records.


     Inspired by rainy grey holidays spent in the city, wishing back to the never-ending sunshine of the past, the band’s third single Endless Summer combines irresistible schoolyard singsong with hypnotic drums, shimmering electronics and angular guitars, to create a perfect slice of modern leftfield pop, which has already been playlisted on BBC 6 Music. They are currently finishing their debut album, with the single released through their own Snakes & Ladders Records on August 1st 2011.


    The band played the John Peel Stage at this summer’s Glastonbury, with other live highlights including slots on the BBC Introducing stage at Radio 1′s Big Weekend, at the Isle of Wight and V Festival and supporting Phoenix and The Ting Tings in Germany. They tour the UK and Europe this autumn.










Aug 14, 2011

THE WHITEST BOY ALIVE







BerlinGermany (2003 – present)
The Whitest Boy Alive is a musical group based in Berlin. The band comprises singer/guitarist Erlend Øye, who is also a member of the band Kings Of Convenience, bassist Marcin Öz, drummer Sebastian Maschat, and Daniel Nentwig on Rhodes piano and Crumar. Erlend Øye is from Norway, while the rest of the band is German.

They started as an electronic dance music project in 2003 in Berlin, but have since slowly developed into a band with no programmed elements. Their German record label is Bubbles. Their debut album Dreams was released on June 21, 2006 in Germany. In July 2007, Modular Records signed them to their UK imprint and the band played their first UK performance with New Young Pony Club at the London Astoria in September 2007. The album was released in the UK with the single Burning in November 2007. The Band released their second album Rules in March 2009. It was recorded in a newly built studio located on Punta Burros, Nayarit, Mexico.

The band will start The Whitest Boy Alive + The New Wine tour in April, 2009 (Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden).

http://www.whitestboyalive.com











Aug 9, 2011

LEGEND 13 DE AGOSTO









LEGEND MUSIC & BAR
13 AGOSTO | SÁB 22HS

Show com
VIÚVA NEGRA

Discotecagem
D.A.V.I (Factory/Ritual Ritmico)

Aug 7, 2011

WHITE LIES






    London, United Kingdom (2007 – present)




    A three-piece London indie band formed from the ashes of Fear of Flying in late 2007. The line-up consists of singer/guitarist Harry McVeigh, bassist/lyricist Charles Cave and drummer Jack Brown. Unfinished Business (released April 29th 2007) was their first single, released on Jack Brown’s label Chess Club Records. This single was released on a vinyl 7” format only and was limited to 500 copies. Death followed next (released Sept 22nd 2007). It peaked at #52 in the UK singles chart and was available on 2 x 7” and CD format. On December 29th 2008 From The Stars became the next release from White Lies, although this time only on digital release through iTunes.


     Their debut album, To Lose My Life, was released on January 19th 2009, preceded by the album title track and fourth single To Lose My Life one week earlier. The album was recorded in the summer of 2008 in Brussels with producers Max Dingel and Ed Buller.


    Ritual, their second album, was released on January 17th, 2011. Album has been produced by Alan Moulder (ex-Depeche Mode).


More info:
http://www.whitelies.com
http://www.myspace.com/whitelies










Aug 4, 2011

MANIFESTO TONHO CROCCO







Manifesto against censorship and freedom of expression


Manifesto against censorship and freedom of expression




Porto Alegre, August 2, 2011


I, Antonio Carlos Crocco, Crocco Tonho stage name, and a resident of the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre / RS'm being sued by an action on the Justice Department sent on behalf of former President of the Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Sul and Current Congressman PDT GIOVANI Cherin for crimes against honor.
The preliminary hearing will take place on August 22, 2011, Monday at 15h in the Central Forum of Porto Alegre / RS.


Explaining the situation:
On December 21, 2010, 36 state representatives voted for an increase of 73% of their own salaries.
The replacement of Bill 352/2010, raised the salaries of parliamentarians to R $ 11,564.76 R $ 20,042.34.
In less than 24 hours could write and record the video protest "Gang Headquarters" which has received over 37,000 views on YouTube and is available for download on www.tonhocrocco.com
For those who did not, here's a link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SukPLNWgY7M


The assembly, at the time represented by Mr. Cherin GIOVANI forwarded to prosecutors representation of illegality, calling action, in which I was summoned and charged with CRIMES AGAINST HONOR.
Article 138, 139 and 140 of the penal code stipulates a sentence of 1 month to 2 years' imprisonment.


This action would not be a form of censorship to freedom of expression?
There would be the honorable Representative or to whom he represented acting truculent?
Are we going back to the times of dictatorship?
Could it be that we are a democracy?


My real fear is that a precedent curbing the political rally, especially those who use peaceful means and art as a form of expression.
I would greatly appreciate the support and mobilization of those who agree with this philosophy. Not only the artistic but all people who share this vision.


Transfer and disclose this manifesto.
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