Musical Documentaries have spanned decades. Probing insight into the world of Rock N Roll, various Bands or Live Performances and Albums, the list is endless as to how many artists have been interrogated and filmed and here we have the Top Ten Music Documentaries Of All Time.
It’s been a little while since LCD Soundsystem released this cover of Franz Ferdinand’s “Live Alone” as part of a Record Store Day vinyl compilation, the band, who has since split, recently dropped the song’s accompanying video. Watch the Lustix-directed video down below.
Everybody is talking about Slow Moving Millie, but somehow the name doesn’t sound that familiar does it? That’s because people are talking about her without even knowing. Social networking sites have been inundated with comments and links about the John Lewis Christmas ad and the song that has everyone swooning.
It’s been a funny old twelve months with as much great music as terrible news but we here at bandcrunch aren’t one to dwell and with the bell ringing out signaling the end to yet another year, instead of looking to the past we’re looking to the future and wondering what’s in store? Short answer is a lot of good music and the long answer is a list of the top 10 Irish acts to look out for in 2012.
We all love a bit of nostalgia and no better era than the early ’90s. There was simply an abundance of influential music released in 1991. Interesting however to see Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ finish behind R.E.M.’s Out of Time and U2′s Achtung Baby. Also amazing to see some classics not included: Primal Scream’s Screamadelica, Cypress Hill’s self-titled debut and Mercury Rev’s Yerself Is Steam.
Over the weekend, Lana Del Rey performed a stripped down version of new single “Born To Die” poolside at L.A. celeb temple Chateau Marmont during a party sponsored by L.A. fashion label Mulberry. Check it out below.
Last week, Vevo released some footage of Amy Winehouse performing at Ireland’s Other Voices festival in 2006. Her breakthrough album, ‘Back to Black,’ had only been out for a couple of months and just a handful of lucky fans attended the intimate performance.
Hailing from New Jersey but based in Brooklyn, NY, Real Estate are currently enjoying rave reviews of their second album Days, released on 17th and 18th October in the UK and US respectively. Formed in 2008 in Ridgewood, New Jersey the singer-songwriters have been attracting massive interest on the indie-rock scene since the release of their self-titled debut LP in 2009.
So Rolling Stone, the ‘iconic’ music magazine, has just unveiled its year-end top-50 albums list. There’s a lot to pick through here. The magazine named Adele’s 21 as its #1 album of the year…. a pretty good album, we can’t complain there.
The rest of the list, however…. well let us know what you think!
Since the early 1980′s when music video’s became mainstream and with the launch of the channel MTV entering most homes, artists and producers saw this as as an avenue to further the popularity of a song and push more boundaries. With Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ video released in 1983 this set entire new standards for the industry. Pretty much since then we have seen music video’s that have furthered the success of a song or artist and the use of shock value has aided this enormously.