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GORILLAZ: Song Machine Season 1 Episode 5 ‘PAC-MAN’ ft ScHoolboy Q

Song Machine
Season 1 Episode 5

PAC-MAN’
ft ScHoolboy Q


WATCH NOW!

FOLLOW SONG MACHINE HERE 

I’m a mad pac-man
Living in levelled world
Everywhere I go
I don’t know where I am

Watch
Listen

PAC-MAN is the fifth episode of Song Machine from Gorillaz. An audio-visual delight bursting with nostalgic sounds and sights, the track features the multiple Grammy-nominated American rapper ScHoolboy Q

Produced by Prince PaulRemi Kabaka Jr. and Gorillaz and recorded in London just before lockdown, PAC-MAN ft ScHoolboy Q comes on the 40th anniversary of the much-loved iconic game.  

The video for PAC-MAN sees the virtual band feel the effects of an arcade game machine procured for Kong Studios by Gorillaz bassist Murdoc Niccals in mysterious circumstances, resulting in some unexpected cartoon visitors. Watch NOW!   

Watch Episode 1 – Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves – here
Watch Episode 2 – Désolé ft Fatoumata Diawara – here
Watch Episode 3 – Aries ft Peter Hook and Georgia – here.
Watch Episode 4 – Friday 13th ft Octavian – here.

Follow Song Machine here to catch Machine Bitez – bite sized conversation between cartoon band members and collaborators, overheard in Kong Studios.  

www.gorillaz.com

Notes to Editors:

About Gorillaz:
Gorillaz are once again disrupting the paradigm and breaking convention in their round the back door fashion with Song Machine, the newest concept from one of the most inventive bands around. Song Machine – the cartoon music contraption which spits out brand new episodes fresh from the studio, as and when they happen – will see Gorillaz joined by an exciting and ever-evolving roster of as yet unannounced collaborators captured live in Kong Studios alongside the world’s most successful virtual band*. The cameras are rolling 24/7, the fourth wall is broken, the kettle is on, the chaos is real, the door is open… What’s coming next? Stay tuned. 

Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.

* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

About PAC-MAN:
Born on May 22, 1980, PAC-MAN immediately rose to meteoric popularity, first in video game arcades, then on the pop culture stage and through an array of branding and entertainment appearances throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s. With a brand recognition rate of 90% around the world, PAC-MAN’s image and brand continues to be one of the most beloved and recognized on the planet.  

To learn more about PAC-MAN’S 40th Anniversary celebrations, please visit:  https://www.pacman.com/en/. You can also follow PAC-MAN on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pacman/, on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/officialpacman?lang=en, or on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/officialpacman/?hl=en.

PAC-MAN™&©BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.

PAUL McCARTNEY: BEAUTIFUL NIGHT EP RELEASED TODAY

PAUL McCARTNEY

BEAUTIFUL NIGHT EP RELEASED TODAY
LISTEN HERE

NEWLY REMASTERED ‘BEAUTIFUL NIGHT’ MUSIC VIDEO
WATCH HERE

SET TO FEATURE ON THE FLAMING PIE ARCHIVE COLLECTION

LIMITED NUMBERED DELUXE EDITIONS TO INCLUDE REMASTERED ORIGINAL ALBUM, BONUS TRACKS, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL, EXCLUSIVE BOOKS, PHOTOS, ARTWORK, & MUCH MORE

TO BE RELEASED JULY 31 VIA MPL/CAPITOL/UMe

Paul McCartney today releases the ‘Beautiful Night’ EP as part of the forthcoming re-release of his acclaimed 1997 album, ‘Flaming Pie’. Due for release on July 31st, ‘Flaming Pie’ marks the thirteenth installment in Paul’s GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection.

The EP recreates the original 1997 ‘Beautiful Night’ maxi single, featuring the remastered Flaming Pie single, ‘Beautiful Night’, a 1995 demo of the song, an alternate ‘Run Through’ recording, and ‘Oobu Joobu Part 5’ – a medley of Beautiful Night-themed chat, alternate mixes and interview recordings of Paul and Ringo Starr speaking about the song.A newly remastered music video for Beautiful Night, originally filmed in 1997, is also released today. Watch HERE.

Beautiful Night marks one of the first collaborations between Paul and Ringo Starr since The Beatles. Speaking of his memories of that time, Paul said:

“I’d been saying to Ringo for years that it’d be great to do something, because we’d never really done that much work together outside The Beatles. One night Jeff Lynne suggested, “why don’t you get Ringo in?” and I said, “OK!” It just sort of happened.

I had this song Beautiful Night which I’d written quite a few years ago. I’d always liked it but I felt I didn’t quite have the right version of it.

So I got this song out for when Ringo was coming in, and right away it was just like the old days.”

Originally released May 5, 1997, Flaming Pie ended a four-year gap between McCartney studio albums. Recorded largely in the wake of Paul’s involvement in the curation and release of The Beatles Anthology series, Flaming Pie was shaped and inspired by that experience, with Paul remarking at the time “(The Beatles Anthology) reminded me of The Beatles’ standards and the standards that we reached with the songs. So in a way it was a refresher course that set the framework for this album.” 

Produced by Paul, Jeff Lynne and George Martin and featuring a supporting cast of family and friends including Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, Linda McCartney and son James, Flaming Pie is equal parts a masterclass in songcraft and a sustained burst of joyful spontaneity. With highlights ranging from the uplifting and inspirational opener ‘The Song We Were Singing’ to the raucous title track (named for a quote from an early John Lennon interview on the origin of The Beatles’ name: “It came in a vision – a man appeared on a flaming pie and said unto them, ‘from this day on you are Beatles with an A.’”) to the pensive ‘Calico Skies,’ and featuring singles ‘Young Boy,’ ‘The World Tonight’ and ‘Beautiful Night,’ Flaming Pie would represent yet another pinnacle in Paul’s solo catalogue: Released to rapturous reviews, the album would be Paul’s most commercially successful release of the ‘90s, achieving his highest chart positions since the ‘80s and would receive gold certifications in the US, UK, Japan and more.

Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions. Pre-orders are available HERE.


‘Beautiful Night’ EP Tracklisting

  1. Beautiful Night (Main Album – Remastered)
  2. Beautiful Night (1995 Demo)                                 
  3. Beautiful Night (Run Through)                               
  4. Oobu Joobu Part 5:

1. And Now (Jingle)
                  2. Oobu Joobu Main Theme
                  3. Beautiful Night Chat
                  4. Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr Chat About ‘Beautiful Night’
                  5. Ringo Starr Chat
                  6. Beautiful Night (Flaming Pie Mix)
                  7. Beautiful Night (Original Version)
                  8. Goodbyes
                  9. Oobu Joobu Main Theme

METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M2 LIVE ALBUM AND DOCUMENTARY AUGUST 28

METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M2

LIVE ALBUM AND VIDEO DOCUMENTING SEPTEMBER 6 & 8 SHOWS AT SAN FRANCISCO’S CHASE CENTER 

TO BE RELEASED AUGUST 28, WITH PREORDERS BEGINNING TODAY

VIEW THE NEW S&M2 TRAILER HERE

Metallica and San Francisco Symphony’s September 6 & 8, 2019 S&M2 concerts were historic on multiple levels: They served as the grand opening of San Francisco’s Chase Center, reunited the band and Symphony for the first time since the 1999 performances captured on the Grammy-winning S&M album, and featured the first-ever symphonic renditions of songs written and released since those original S&M shows.

The sold out shows were rapturously received by the 40,000 fans who traveled from nearly 70 countries, as well as the media: Rolling Stone raved “the group proved that anything was possible,”Variety noted an atmosphere “buzzing with excitement,” while the Mercury News witnessed “a concert that fans will be talking about for decades to come,” and Consequence of Sound hailed “a true celebration of Metallica and their musical prowess.” 

On August 28, S&M2 comes to life once more with the release of Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2. S&M2 will be available in a staggering array of formats, ranging from a digital album on all leading streaming outlets, to 4LP vinyl, 2CD, DVD and Blu-ray versions, to a limited edition color vinyl 4LP + 2CD + Blu-ray Deluxe Box featuring sheet music, guitar picks, poster and more, all the way up to a Metallica.com exclusive Super Deluxe Box, limited to 500 copies, each featuring actual sheet music used by the Symphony during the shows and hand-signed by all four band members (in addition to including everything in the Deluxe Box). With this long-awaited Blackened Recordings release, S&M2 can be fully experienced by others beyond those who squeezed into the Chase Center over those two unforgettable evenings. 

S&M2 is a landmark release in the Metallica catalogue, both sonically and visually. Produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the S&M2 live album captures more than two and a half hours of James, Lars, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo joining forces with the nearly 80-strong SF Symphony, legendary Music Director of the orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, and conductor Edwin Outwater. The concert film is a brand-new edit done by Joe Hutching (Through The Never) and both the audio and visuals have been taken to the next level from the October 2019 theatrical version that played in over 3,700 cinemas worldwide 

S&M2 is available for pre-order now, preceded by the S&M2 versions of “All Within My Hands” and “Nothing Else Matters,” both now available across digital platforms. See below for track listing and detailed list of configurations, and stay tuned to metallica.com/sm2 for further information.

METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: S&M2

Configurations:
– Deluxe Box (limited edition 4LP color vinyl, exclusive photobook, 2CDs, Blu-ray, sheet music, five guitar picks, poster, download card) 
– Super Deluxe Box (all of the above + original sheet music signed by the band. Limited to 500 via Metallica.com)
– Black 4LP set w/photobook and download card
– Color 4LP set w/photobook and download card (exclusive to indie retail + Metallica.com)
– 2CD set w/36-page booklet
– 2CD/Blu-ray set w/36-page booklet
– 2CD/DVD set w/36-page booklet
– Blu-Ray
– DVD
– Digital Album
– Digital Movie 

Track Listings:

LP 1 / SIDE ONE
     1 The Ecstasy of Gold
     2 The Call of Ktulu
     3 For Whom the Bell Tolls
 LP 1 / SIDE TWO
     1 The Day that Never Comes
     2 The Memory Remains
     3 Confusion
LP 2 / SIDE THREE
     1 Moth Into Flame
     2 The Outlaw Torn
LP 2 / SIDE FOUR
     1 No Leaf Clover
     2 Halo on Fire
   LP 3 / SIDE FIVE
     1 Intro to Scythian Suite
     2 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God and the Dance of the Dark Spirits 
     3 Intro to The Iron Foundry
     4 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19
     5 The Unforgiven III
LP 3 / SIDE SIX
     1 All Within My Hands
     2 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth
     3 Wherever I May Roam
LP 4 / SIDE SEVEN 
     1 One
     2 Master of Puppets
LP 4 / SIDE EIGHT
     1 Nothing Else Matters
     2 Enter Sandman

   CD 1  
     1 The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
     2 The Call of Ktulu (Live)
     3 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
     4 The Day That Never Comes (Live)
     5 The Memory Remains (Live)
     6 Confusion (Live)
     7 Moth Into Flame (Live)
     8 The Outlaw Torn (Live)
     9 No Leaf Clover (Live)
     10 Halo on Fire (Live)
 
     CD 2 

     1 Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
     2 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
     3 Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
     4 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
     5 The Unforgiven III (Live)
     6 All Within My Hands (Live)
     7 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
     8 Wherever I May Roam (Live)
     9 One (Live)
     10 Master of Puppets (Live)
     11 Nothing Else Matters (Live)
     12 Enter Sandman (Live)

DVD / BLU-RAY  
     1 Menu (features “Moth Into Flame”)
     2 Intro (features “Wherever I May Roam” and “All Within My Hands”)
     3 The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
     4 The Call of Ktulu (Live)
     5 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
     6 The Day That Never Comes (Live)
     7 The Memory Remains (Live)
     8 Confusion (Live)
     9 Moth Into Flame (Live)
     10 The Outlaw Torn (Live)
     11 No Leaf Clover (Live)
     12 Halo on Fire (Live)
     13 Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
     14 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
     15 Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
     16 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
     17 The Unforgiven III (Live)
     18 All Within My Hands (Live)
     19 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
     20 Wherever I May Roam (Live)
     21 One (Live)
     22 Master of Puppets (Live)
     23 Nothing Else Matters (Live)
     23 Enter Sandman (Live)
     24 Credits
     25 Behind the Scenes: Making of the Show
     26 All Within My Hands Promo

DIGITAL FILM
     1 Intro (features “Wherever I May Roam” and “All Within My Hands”)
     2 The Ecstasy of Gold (Live)
     3 The Call of Ktulu (Live)
     4 For Whom the Bell Tolls (Live)
     5 The Day That Never Comes (Live)
     6 The Memory Remains (Live)
     7 Confusion (Live)
     8 Moth Into Flame (Live)
     9 The Outlaw Torn (Live)
     10 No Leaf Clover (Live)
     11 Halo on Fire (Live)
     12 Intro to Scythian Suite (Live)
     13 Scythian Suite, Opus 20 II: The Enemy God And The Dance Of The Dark Spirits (Live)
     14 Intro to The Iron Foundry (Live)
     15 The Iron Foundry, Opus 19 (Live)
     16 The Unforgiven III (Live)
     17 All Within My Hands (Live)
     18 (Anesthesia) – Pulling Teeth (Live)
     19 Wherever I May Roam (Live)
     20 One (Live)
     21 Master of Puppets (Live)
     22 Nothing Else Matters (Live)
     23 Enter Sandman (Live)
     24 Credits

IDIOT PRAYER: NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE TRAILER

IDIOT PRAYER

NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE 

Global Streaming Event
Thursday 23 July

WATCH THE TRAILER HERE:
https://nickcave.lnk.to/idiotprayertrailerPR

IDIOT PRAYER: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace – Nick Cave performs solo at the piano in a film shot this June, at the iconic London venue. Join the global live streaming event on 23 July 2020.

“Idiot Prayer’ evolved from my ‘Conversations With…’ events, performed over the last year or so. I loved playing deconstructed versions of my songs at these shows, distilling them to their essential forms—with an emphasis on the delivery of the words. I felt I was rediscovering the songs all over again, and started to think about going into a studio and recording these reimagined versions at some stage—whenever I could find the time.

Then, of course, the world went into lockdown. The Bad Seeds’ global 2020 tour was postponed. Studios shut down. Venues shut down. And the world fell into an eerie, self-reflective silence.

It was within this silence that I began to think about the idea of not only recording the songs, but also filming them – and so we started to assemble a small team, including the great cinematographer, Robbie Ryan, sound man, Dom Monks, and editor, Nick Emerson, with the intention to film as soon as it became feasible to get back to business in some way.

Meanwhile, I sat at home working out how to play more songs in the ‘Conversations’ format—new songs and songs from the Ghosteen album, Grinderman songs and early Bad Seeds stuff, and everything in between.

We worked with the team at Alexandra Palace – a venue I have played and love – on securing a date to film just as soon as they were allowed to re-open the building to us. We had an amazing production team and crew, and what they did within this extraordinary situation was a marvel. Surrounded by Covid officers with tape measures and thermometers, masked-up gaffers and camera operators, nervous looking technicians and buckets of hand gel, together we created something very strange and very beautiful that spoke into this uncertain moment, but was in no way bowed by it.

‘Idiot Prayer’ serves as the final film in a trilogy— along with ’20,000 Days on Earth’ and ‘One More Time with Feeling’—and is its luminous and heartfelt climax. ‘Idiot Prayer’ is a prayer into the void—alone at Alexander Palace. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it.”

Nick Cave

In this very special show, audiences around the world will see Cave play his songs in a rarely seen stripped back form. From early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen, Cave will perform over 20 songs from his extensive catalogue. 

The performance was filmed by award-winning Cinematographer Robbie Ryan (The Favourite, Marriage Story, American Honey) in Alexandra Palace’s stunning West Hall. It was edited by Nick Emerson (Lady Macbeth, Emma, Greta). 

Tickets are now on sale to view the film online, which will be streamed at three times globally: 

Australia & Asia: 8pm AEST
UK & Europe: 8pm BST / 9pm CEST
North & South America: 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT

For tickets and information on your local time visit DICE.

Important information:

• The film will be streamed as a live experience, and will not be available to view online following the event.

• Please note during the event you will not be able to pause, rewind or fast forward the stream.

• The streams will not be restricted to the territories above, these are indicators to help determine which time zone is best for viewers.
• Run time: Approx 1 hr 30

On Nick Cave live:

‘His singing is also extraordinary in this intimate setting…takes your breath away.’ – The Guardian

‘One of the greatest living performers’ – Brooklyn Vegan

‘The greatest living songwriter’ – NME

‘Part rock god, part therapist, part poet, part spokesperson for rock… a brilliant showman, one of the best in music right now…’ – Forbes

‘Cave, one of the all-time-great performers, can bring any setting into his hypnotic orbit’ – Consequence of Sound

nickcave.com
 

Crew Credits: 

Cinematographer Robbie Ryan 
Sound Recording and Production, Sound Mix Dom Monks 
Editor Nick Emerson 
Creative Director Susie Cave 
Producer Peter Knowles 
Production Company Ros & Lawrence 
Executive Producers Fiona Crombie & Alice Babidge 
Production Manager Peter Arboine 
1st Assistant Director James Sharpe & Clara Paris 
Runner Ayokunle Delano 
Camera Operator Deepa Keshvala 
Focus Puller Lami Okrekson 
Clapper Loader Connor Travis-Hunter 
Clapper Loader Jomar O’Meally 
Camera trainee Esther Edusi 
Key Grip Andy Woodcock 
Dolly Grip Ian Ogden 
Crane Grip Charlie Wall 
Crane Technician Christian Maguire 
Remote Head Technician George Powell 
DIT Ash Daniyan 
Gaffer Andy Cole 
Desk Operator Candy Jackson 
Master Rigger Jerome Rosling 
Standby Art Director Dan Bryant 
Additional Engineering Robin Baynton 
Post Production Black Kite Studios 
Colourist George K 
Post Production Producers Julie Evans & Tamara Mennell

BECK Receives Khruangbin Remix of “No Distraction” for his Birthday

BECK Receives Khruangbin Remix of “No Distraction” for his Birthday

To commemorate Beck’s July 8 birthday, Khruangbin is gifting the seven-time GRAMMY-winner with a singular interpretation of a beloved song from his lauded catalogue:

“No Distraction (Khruangbin Remix)” features the Houston TX trio reconstructing this deep cut from Beck’s Best Alternative Music Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical GRAMMY-winning 2017 album Colors. The track is available now across digital platforms.

Beck’s current album Hyperspace was released November 22, 2019 on Capitol Records, and has been uniformly hailed as yet another in a series of nearly 30 years of creative peaks. The ASSOCIATED PRESS raved “There is not a boring moment on the entire album,” USA TODAY added “14 albums into his career, Beck has rarely been better than he is on Hyperspace,” while David Fricke of ROLLING STONE’s 4-star lead review likened Beck’s voice on the album’s lead single “Uneventful Days” to “David Bowie’s Major Tom checking in from distant orbit.”

IDIOT PRAYER: NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE

IDIOT PRAYER

NICK CAVE ALONE AT ALEXANDRA PALACE 

Global Streaming Event
Thursday 23 July

Nick Cave performs solo at the piano in Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace, a film shot at the iconic London venue this June. Join the online streaming event on 23 July 2020.

In this unique performance, audiences around the world will have the chance to watch Cave play songs from his extensive back catalogue, including rare tracks that most fans will be hearing for the first time. The songs are taken from across the breadth of Cave’s career, including early Bad Seeds and Grinderman, right through to the most recent Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds album, Ghosteen.

The performance was filmed by award winning Cinematographer Robbie Ryan (The Favourite, Marriage Story, American Honey) in Alexandra Palace’s stunning West Hall. It was edited by Nick Emerson (Lady Macbeth, Emma, Greta).

Tickets to view the film stream online are now available at three times globally:

Australia & Asia: 8pm AEST
UK & Europe: 8pm BST / 9pm CEST
North & South America: 7pm PDT / 10pm EDT

The film will be streamed as a live experience, and will not be available to view online following the event.

Please note during the event you will not be able to pause, rewind or fast forward the stream.

For tickets and information on your local time click HERE.

On Nick Cave live:

‘His singing is also extraordinary in this intimate setting…takes your breath away.’– The Guardian

‘One of the greatest living performers’– Brooklyn Vegan

‘The greatest living songwriter’– NME

‘Part rock god, part therapist, part poet, part spokesperson for rock… a brilliant showman, one of the best in music right now…’– Forbes

‘Cave, one of the all-time-great performers, can bring any setting into his hypnotic orbit’– Consequence of Sound

nickcave.com

RADIOHEAD: AT HOME #WITHME SERIES Les Eurockeenes de Belfort Festival 1997

RADIOHEAD

Les Eurockéennes de Belfort Festival, 4th July 1997

AT HOME #WITHME SERIES OF STREAMING LIVE SHOWS CONCLUDES (FOR NOW)

ALL SHOWS (AND MORE) ARCHIVED HERE

As they say, all good things… And the At Home #WithMe weekly series of live shows streamed from the Radiohead vaults is no exception. This Thursday, July 2, Radiohead will premiere the final (for now) installment of these concerts liberated from the Radiohead Public Library archives: A festival set from Les Eurockéennes de Belfort, filmed July 4, 1997 while the band was barely two months into the “Against Demons” Tour supporting their brand spanking new third album OK Computer.

The Les Eurockéennes 1997 performance will live alongside the full playlist of At Home #WithMe shows at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLukmsaXDPJieeGOZ5Wp7yrHyHoiBkp6TR

Subscribe to be alerted to regular updates to the channel, and/or check out the existing playlist:

Live in St. Gallen (July 2016)
Live in Saitama (October 2008)
Live in São Paulo (April 2018)
In Rainbows From the Basement (April 2008)
Live at the Astoria (May 1994)
The King Of Limbs From the Basement (December 2011)
Live at Summer Sonic (August 2016)
Live at Bonnaroo (June 2006)
Live from Coachella (April 2012)
Live in Buenos Aires (March 2009)
Live in Berlin (September 2016)
Live From A Tent In Dublin (October 2000)


For further information:
Youtube
Twitter
Instagram
Radiohead.com

WOODKID: NEW SINGLE “PALE YELLOW” AVAILABLE NOW

NEW SINGLE

“PALE YELLOW”

AVAILABLE NOW

Named one of TIME Magazine’s Best Songs of April, Woodkid’s “Goliath” single raised real questions about individual and collective responsibility in the world we create every day. Woodkid returns with his newest offering: “Pale Yellow,” this time questioning the notion of intimacy and the inner struggle of escaping addiction, drawing on the strength of body and mind to react and overcome a difficult situation.

“I will rise again slow
I will fix the pain on my own”

Woodkid a/k/a Yoann Lemoine adds, “If Goliath, the first single from my new album, summons the massive, the titanesque, Pale Yellow is more about the machine inside, the inner monster. This is a song about the shape of chemical addiction and the power of resilience against self-destruction.”

“Pale Yellow” is the second song to be released from Woodkid’s forthcoming sophomore album. The new album will end a 7 year stretch since his highly acclaimed first album THE GOLDEN AGE (800K sold worldwide, Platinum certified in both France and Germany, 200 shows around the world, 2 Grammy nominations and one French music academy award to name a few). “Goliath,” the first single from the new album was released April 24 to worldwide acclaim, and was visually realized by Woodkid in collaboration with Adaptive Minerals in a video that has been viewed more than 2 million times.

“Pale Yellow” Music Video HERE
Stream “Pale Yellow” HERE
For more info please visit www.woodkid.com

PAUL MCCARTNEY: Flaming Pie Archive Collection

PAUL McCARTNEY

FLAMING PIEARCHIVE COLLECTION
LIMITED NUMBERED DELUXE EDITIONS TO INCLUDE REMASTERED ORIGINAL ALBUM, BONUS TRACKS, PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MATERIAL, EXCLUSIVE BOOKS, PHOTOS, ARTWORK, & MUCH MORE

TO BE RELEASED JULY 31 VIA MPL/CAPITOL/UMe

PRE-ORDERS LIVE NOW

All Pre-Orders Include YOUNG BOY EP

Paul McCartney proudly announces the thirteenth installment in his GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection: On July 31, Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, being released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions.

All digital pre-orders for the Archive Collection release of Flaming Pie will include YOUNG BOY. Also available as a stand-alone for digital download & streaming, the EP recreates the 1997 “Young Boy” maxi single and features the remastered Flaming Pie single “Young Boy,” a home-recorded version of the song, the original B-side “Looking For You,” and excerpts of “Oobu Joobu Part 1,” also from the original single. The two music videos for the track have been restored and will also be published on the same day.

Two additional EPs will be available with “The World Tonight” arriving on June 26 and “Beautiful Night” on July 17. 

Originally released May 5, 1997, Flaming Pie ended a four-year gap between McCartney studio albums. Recorded largely in the wake of Paul’s involvement in the curation and release of The Beatles Anthology series, Flaming Pie was shaped and inspired by that experience, with Paul remarking at the time “(The Beatles Anthology) reminded me of The Beatles’ standards and the standards that we reached with the songs. So in a way it was a refresher course that set the framework for this album.” Produced by Paul, Jeff Lynne and George Martin and featuring a supporting cast of family and friends including Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, Linda McCartney and son James, Flaming Pie is equal parts a masterclass in songcraft and a sustained burst of joyful spontaneity. With highlights ranging from the uplifting and inspirational opener “The Song We Were Singing” to the raucous title track (named for a quote from an early John Lennon interview on the origin of The Beatles’ name: “It came in a vision – a man appeared on a flaming pie and said unto them, ‘from this day on you are Beatles with an A.’”) to the pensive “Calico Skies,” and featuring singles “Young Boy,” “The World Tonight” and “Beautiful Night,” Flaming Pie would represent yet another pinnacle in Paul’s solo catalogue: Released to rapturous reviews, the album would be Paul’s most commercially successful release of the ‘90s, achieving his highest chart positions since the ‘80s and would receive gold certifications in the US, UK, Japan and more.

As the thirteenth release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, Flaming Pie will be available in formats including a numbered, limited seven-disc (5CD/2DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set comprised of the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks including unheard home recordings and demos, alternative studio recordings, rough mixes and B-sides including selections from Oobu Joobu parts 1-6, Flaming Pie At The Mill CD (Paul’s hour-long tour of his studio), video content including the In The World Tonight documentary, original music videos, EPKs, interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes material, a 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album written by Chris Heath – including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, studio notes, handwritten lyrics, the 1997 Flaming Pie issue of Club Sandwich, the official newspaper of the Paul McCartney Fanclub, downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio, and more.

4LP/5CD/2DVD Collector’s Edition — strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies issued in a cloth wrapped two-piece collector’s box — will feature everything in the Deluxe Edition plus a marbled art print portfolio of six silkscreened Linda McCartney art prints, exclusive vinyl versions of the remastered album cut at half speed across 2LPs in an exclusive gatefold sleeve, an LP of home recordings in a hand-stamped white label sleeve, and “The Ballad of the Skeletons” – Paul’s 1996 collaboration with Allen Ginsberg, also featuring Philip Glass and Lenny Kaye – released for the first time on vinyl and cut at 45 RPM with vinyl etching and poster.

Additional Flaming Pie Archive Collection formats will include 2CD (remastered album + 21 tracks of bonus audio), 2LP (remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in gatefold sleeve with booklet), and 3LP (remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in gatefold sleeve with booklet, plus single 180g LP of unreleased home recordings in hand-stamped white label sleeve both housed in a slipcase). The release will also be available on streaming platforms. The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 GRAMMY for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 50 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.

FLAMING PIE – PAUL McCARTNEY ARCHIVE COLLECTION

DELUXE EDITION

  • Numbered cloth wrapped clam shell box
  • CD portfolio containing 5CDs and 2DVDs
  • 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album – including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, written by Chris Heath. 
  • Facsimiles of John Hammel studio notebook, Club Sandwich Magazine, Flaming Pie plectrum, and envelope containing handwritten lyrics for 8 tracks and The Flame newspaper

CD1 – Remastered Album

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna
  4. Somedays
  5. Young Boy
  6. Calico Skies
  7. Flaming Pie
  8. Heaven On A Sunday
  9. Used To Be Bad
  10. Souvenir
  11. Little Willow
  12. Really Love You
  13. Beautiful Night
  14. Great Day

CD2 – Home Recordings

  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]
  6. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  7. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  8. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  9. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  10. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  11. Great Day [Home Recording]

CD3 – In The Studio

  1. Great Day [Acoustic]
  2. Calico Skies [Acoustic] 
  3. C’mon Down C’mon Baby
  4. If You Wanna [Demo]
  5. Beautiful Night [Run Through]
  6. The Song We Were Singing [Rough Mix]
  7. The World Tonight [Rough Mix]
  8. Little Willow [Rough Mix]
  9. Whole Life [Rough Mix]
  10. Heaven On A Sunday [Rude Cassette]

CD4 – Flaming Pies

  1. The Ballad Of The Skeletons
  2. Looking For You
  3. Broomstick
  4. Love Come Tumbling Down
  5. Same Love
  6. Oobu Joobu Part 1
  7. Oobu Joobu Part 2
  8. Oobu Joobu Part 3
  9. Oobu Joobu Part 4
  10. Oobu Joobu Part 5
  11. Oobu Joobu Part 6

CD5 – Flaming Pie At The Mill

DVD1 – In The World Tonight

DVD2 – Bonus Film

  1. Beautiful Night
  2. Making Of Beautiful Night
  3. Little Willow
  4. The World Tonight [Dir. Alistair Donald]
  5. The World Tonight [Dir. Geoff Wonfor] 
  6. Young Boy [Dir. Alistair Donald]
  7. Young Boy [Dir. Geoff Wonfor]
  8. Flaming Pie EPK 1
  9. Flaming Pie EPK 2
  10. In The World Tonight EPK 
  11. Flaming Pie Album Artwork Meeting
  12. TFI Friday Performances

Plus downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio

COLLECTOR’S EDITION

  • All the contents of the Deluxe Edition plus:
  • Numbered cloth wrapped two-piece collector’s box
  • 4LPs including: exclusive remastered album cut at half speed across 2LPs; hand-stamped white label vinyl featuring home recordings; exclusive “The Ballad Of The Skeletons” 12” single with vinyl etching and poster
  • Exclusive marbled art print portfolio housing six Linda McCartney art prints
  • Watch the unboxing video here

LP1 – Remastered Album

Side 1

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna

Side 2

  1. Somedays
  2. Young Boy
  3. Calico Skies
  4. Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album

Side 3

  1. Heaven On A Sunday
  2. Used To Be Bad
  3. Souvenir

Side 4

  1. Little Willow
  2. Really Love You
  3. Beautiful Night
  4. Great Day

LP3 – Home Recordings

Side 1

  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]

Side 2

  1. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  2. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  3. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  4. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  5. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  6. Great Day [Home Recording]

LP4 – The Ballad Of The Skeletons

Side 1

  1. The Ballad Of The Skeletons

Side 2

  • Vinyl etching

3LP FORMAT

LP1 – Remastered Album

Side 1

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna

Side 2

  1. Somedays
  2. Young Boy
  3. Calico Skies
  4. Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album

Side 3

  1. Heaven On A Sunday
  2. Used To Be Bad
  3. Souvenir

Side 4

  1. Little Willow
  2. Really Love You
  3. Beautiful Night
  4. Great Day

LP3 – Home Recordings

Side 1

  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]

Side 2

  1. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  2. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  3. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  4. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  5. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  6. Great Day [Home Recording]

2LP FORMAT

LP1 – Remastered Album

Side 1

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna

Side 2

  1. Somedays
  2. Young Boy
  3. Calico Skies
  4. Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album

Side 3

  1. Heaven On A Sunday
  2. Used To Be Bad
  3. Souvenir

Side 4

  1. Little Willow
  2. Really Love You
  3. Beautiful Night
  4. Great Day

2CD FORMAT

CD1 – Remastered Album

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna
  4. Somedays
  5. Young Boy
  6. Calico Skies
  7. Flaming Pie
  8. Heaven On A Sunday
  9. Used To Be Bad
  10. Souvenir
  11. Little Willow
  12. Really Love You
  13. Beautiful Night
  14. Great Day

CD2 – Bonus Audio

  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]
  6. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  7. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  8. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  9. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  10. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  11. Great Day [Home Recording]
  12. Beautiful Night [Run Through]
  13. Whole Life [Rough Mix]
  14. Heaven On A Sunday [Rude Cassette]
  15. Great Day [Acoustic]
  16. Calico Skies [Acoustic]
  17. C’mon Down C’mon Baby
  18. Looking For You
  19. Broomstick
  20. Love Come Tumbling Down
  21. Same Love

GORILLAZ: Song Machine Season 1 Episode 4 ‘Friday 13th’ ft Octavian

Song Machine
Season 1 Episode 4
‘Friday 13th’

ft Octavian
WATCH NOW!

FOLLOW SONG MACHINE HERE

Friday 13th is the fourth episode of Song Machine from Gorillaz. A hypnotic meditation featuring French-British rapper and singer Octavian (winner of the coveted BBC Sound of 2019) with video appearances by Octavian2DNoodleMurdoc and Russel all self-filmed at home during lockdown. Watch Friday 13th ft Octavian NOW!  

“Every day starts in the dark, and ends in the dark, but in the middle there is light.” – Russel Hobbs

The virtual band have reacted to current real life events with a statement on their socials about playing a part in the fight for justice and equality and information on how we can all listen, learn and take action. #bethechange 

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” – James Baldwin

2D recently took time out from contemplation to beam a socially distanced performance of Song Machine Episode 3 Aries into Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch here

Watch Episode 1 – Momentary Bliss ft. slowthai and Slaves – here
Watch Episode 2 – Désolé ft Fatoumata Diawara – here
Watch Episode 3 – Aries ft Peter Hook and Georgia – here

Follow Song Machine here to catch Machine Bitez – bite sized conversation between cartoon band members and collaborators, overheard in Kong Studios.  

www.gorillaz.com

Notes to Editors:

About Gorillaz:
Gorillaz are once again disrupting the paradigm and breaking convention in their round the back door fashion with Song Machine, the newest concept from one of the most inventive bands around. Song Machine – the cartoon music contraption which spits out brand new episodes fresh from the studio, as and when they happen – will see Gorillaz joined by an exciting and ever-evolving roster of as yet unannounced collaborators captured live in Kong Studios alongside the world’s most successful virtual band*. The cameras are rolling 24/7, the fourth wall is broken, the kettle is on, the chaos is real, the door is open… What’s coming next? Stay tuned. 

Virtual band Gorillaz is singer 2D, bassist Murdoc Niccals, guitarist Noodle and drummer Russel Hobbs. Created by Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, their acclaimed eponymous debut album was released in 2001. The BRIT and Grammy Award winning band’s subsequent albums are Demon Days (2005), Plastic Beach (2010), The Fall (2011), Humanz (2017) and The Now Now (2018). A truly global phenomenon, Gorillaz have achieved success in entirely ground-breaking ways, touring the world from San Diego to Syria, winning numerous awards including the coveted Jim Henson Creativity Honor.

* The band are recognised by The Guinness Book Of World Records as the planet’s Most Successful Virtual Act.

About Octavian:
With two acclaimed mixtapes to his name (2018’s SPACEMAN and 2019’s Endorphins) and a debut album coming this year, 24 year old London rapper Octavian is one of the most exciting new voices in UK music. Having collaborated with the likes of Skepta, A$AP Ferg, Mura Masa and Diplo, the BET Award-nominated Essie Gang founder has toured with acts as diverse as Christine and the Queens and Travis Scott as well as walking the catwalk for Virgil Abloh’s revitalised Louis Vuitton. Described by i-D Magazine as “the most original and exciting musician to emerge from London’s genre-defying rap scene”, Octavian also won the BBC’s coveted Sound Of award in 2019.