Friday, December 17, 2010

Between Two Lungs? Oh, Florence!

"I want my music to sound like throwing yourself out of a tree, or off a tall building, or as if you're being sucked down into the ocean and you can't breathe"- Florence Welch

Florence And The Machine Official Website News Gigs Music Blogs - Biography

It's well worth a read and at the very least you should check it out just for the baby's head...

Thursday, December 2, 2010

World Domination? Peace and Cake

These boys already had the rest of the world in their back pockets by the time they fully turned their third eye to North America. It was only ever a MATTer of time before the States would be slid seamlessly into the dress-shirt pocket. For all their years of hard work and supermassive performances - and the rabid ravings of MUSErs the world over :D - they are finally starting to recieve the American recognition they have so long deserved.

The nominations for the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards were announced last night and MUSErs will be happy (but not surprised ;) to see the band nominated for three categories:

Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
READY TO START - Arcade Fire
I PUT A SPELL ON YOU - Jeff Beck & Joss Stone
TIGHTEN UP - The Black Keys

Best Rock Song
ANGRY WORLD - Neil Young, songwriter (Neil Young)
LITTLE LION MAN - Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford & Country Winston, songwriters (Mumford & Sons)
RADIOACTIVE - Caleb Followill, Jared Followill, Matthew Followill & Nathan Followill, songwriters (Kings Of Leon)
RESISTANCE - Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)
TIGHTEN UP - Dan Auerbach & Patrick Carney, songwriters (The Black Keys)

Best Rock Album
MOJO - Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers
LE NOISE - Neil Young

The awards will take place at the Los Angeles' Staples Center on Sunday, February 13th 2011. Congrats boys! As you told them last year: "we will be victorious!"

Here's to hoping that the, hem, interviews will be a little more aMUSEing a little less juvenile. Let's try and avoid this >.<