SIGUR ROS SOUNDTRACK THE SIMPSONS

Sigur Rós soundtrack The Simpsons on 19 May.

The episode will feature a new Sigur Rós track as well as their version of the Simpsons theme song. The band has written and performed more original music for The Simpsons than any other outside band in the show’s history.

KIRIN J CALLINAN VIDEO PREMIERE AND TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT

Kirin J Callinan, Australia’s most charismatic and confronting musician reveals the video for his latest single ‘EMBRACISM’. The title track of his long-awaited debut, it has already drawn critical praise and intrigue from international and local media for its dangerous lyrics and intense guitar work.

Directed by Cara Stricker, the video for ‘EMBRACISM’ is an evolution from Callinan’s triple j award winning clip for song  ‘Way II War’.  It provides a challenging and intoxicating visual piece that demands attention. Daring in its physicality, it follows Callinan in his morning routine.

Catch Kirin launch the album Embracism nationally on Wednesday 26 June at Yours & Owls in Wollongong, Thursday 27 June at Terrace Bar in Newcastle, Friday 28 June at The Standard in Sydney, Saturday 29 June at The Zoo in Brisbane, Wednesday 3 July at a unique location in Melbourne, Thursday 4 July at Northcote Social Club in Melbourne, Saturday 6 July at Jive in Adelaide, Friday 19 July at The Bakery in Perth, and Saturday 20 July at Mojos in Fremantle.

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VAMPIRE WEEKEND LIVE FROM MAIDA VALE

Vampire Weekend dropped into Maida Vale Studios to perform a session for Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1.
Playing to a select audience of fans, the band recorded a near hour-long set including several new songs from Modern Vampires Of The City.

The setlist was:
Holiday
White Sky
Obvious Bicycle
Everlasting Arms
Step
Ya Hey
Diplomat’s Son
Unbelievers
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
A-Punk
Diane Young

You can listen back to the session for the next 7 days on the Radio 1 website, and check out the photos of the band in action below.