April 23, Supperclub, London Reggie Yates and Justin Bieber chat at the first UK album playback of Bieber’s forthcoming release, Believe.
THE TASTEMAKERS Today’s opinion formers predict tomorrow’s headline acts
ON THIS DAY
Tuesday, April 27 1999 The Verve announce they are splitting up. Leader Richard Ashcroft will go on to score a UK No.3 single with A Song For The Lovers in 2000 as well as a UK No.1 album with Alone With Everybody.
ANDY THRELFALL (DAILY STAR SUNDAY) Cocabelle • Never Wana See You Smile
Summoning up influ- ences as diverse as The Corrs, touches of
Genesis’ Ripples and even a snatch of Snow Patrol, Liverpool-born Cocabelle scores massively with this epic soundscape having already followed in the footsteps of those rather Fabulous Four by playing a set at The Cavern Club.
CHRIS HAWKINS (6 MUSIC) Dan Whitehouse • My Heart Doesn’t Age (It Just Gets Older) Tiger Dan Records
Here’s a simple song about staying young, delivered in a beauti-
fully warm way. It’s a delightful, wistful guitar track with neat vocal effects and lyrics which involuntar- ily swerve your gaze to the sky. In the case of this excellent debut sin- gle, one listen will leave you want- ing more and more.
KRISTAN J CARYL (FREELANCE) Claro Intelecto • Reform Club
A deeply immer- sive listen. Dubby techno frame- works are filled in
with stirring strings, smeared soft focus melodies and the most lus- cious of live key arrangements, with the result being a human, full blooded album that marries real mood with a subtle sense of motion.
MARTIN ASTON (FREELANCE) Tom Williams & The Boat • Teenage Blood Wire Boat/Moshi M
Nu-folk on Moshi Moshi? Maybe the label anticipates
Mumford-style success for Williams and his Boat crew, though their second album is a heavier, giddier slice of rock-roots grit in thrall to forgotten cult Australians The Triffids, with a dash of Tom Petty's Heartbreakers.
LMFAO • Sorry For Party Rocking
SINGLE A remix bundle of single Sorry For
Party Rocking (released April 16) offers seven tracks inspired by the song.
Sports Relief with a performance as well as performing on Jonathan Ross and the Let's Dance semi-final.
RADIO Party Rock Anthem was named
Scott Mills’ Record Of The Week as well as featuring on the A lists of both Kiss and Radio 1. Sexy And I Know It featured also featured on both Radio 1 and Kiss lists as well as being Greg James’ Record Of The Week. Champagne Showers appeared on the Radio 1 B list and Kiss.
PRESS So far, features have appeared in
FHM, Metro and Daily Mirror Ticket.
LIVE LMFAO are confirmed to open for Madonna at Hyde Park on July 17 as well as playing V Festival. The duo have played sold-out shows across the UK, including Islington Academy and Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
DIGITAL vs PHYSICAL Wk 12 Wk 13
20 40 60 80
0 DIG 29.8% CD 89.1% DIG 31.9% CD 89.1% Wk 14 Wk 15
The UK market share for all albums in the past five weeks