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Day February 16, 2009

Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ the top selling global album of 2008

Coldplay’s Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends was the best-selling album of 2008 globally according to new figures from IFPI, the body that represents the recording industry worldwide. The band’s fourth studio album sold 6.8 million units worldwide, achieving greater sales than High School Musical 2 did to top the chart in [...]

Starsailor: new single, ‘Tell Me It’s Not Over’, released 2nd March 2009

New album, ‘All The Plans’, released 9th March 2009 2nd March 2009 sees the release of Tell Me It’s Not Over the new single from Starsailor. “Tell Me It’s Not Over – is a taut, evocative number that’s undoubtedly one of the finest things Starsailor have ever written.” (James Oldham 2008) The song is already [...]

Hockey: debut single ‘Too Fake’ released March 2nd 2009, 7″ inch only

UK tour with Passion Pit Feb 17-27 Hockey, who hail from Portland, Oregon release their debut single Too Fake through Virgin Records on March 2nd 2009. The first single will be a limited edition 7″ only. The band’s debut album will be out later this year. What does Hockey sound like? Imagine a spoonful of [...]

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce festival appearances for 2009

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds announce the first of a string of summer festival appearances. The band, featuring Ed Kuepper on guitar, will headline at German festivals Southside (Neuhausen Ob Eck) and Hurricane (Scheesel) in June, Scotland’s T in the Park on 10th July and Oxegen Festival in Ireland on 11th July. Kuepper, formally [...]

Peter Doherty releases debut solo album on March 16th

New single out March 9th Peter Doherty releases his debut solo album entitled, Grace/Wastelands on March 16th on Parlophone Records. The first single released from the album is entitled, Last of The English Roses out on March 9th. The album was recorded at Olympic Studios in London last autumn and is produced by legendary producer [...]