Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja May Have Been Revealed To Be Banksy

Massive Attack’s Robert Del Naja May Have Been Revealed To Be Banksy

Last year an investigative journalist listed all the reasons why Massive Attack ‘s Robert “3D” Del Naja could be Banksy and now the speculation may finally have been confirmed.

Iconic British producer DJ Goldie let slip Banksy’s first name, during an interview with UK rapper Scroobius Pip, and it just happens to be Robert.

“Give me a bubble letter and put it on a T-shirt and write Banksy on it and we’re sorted. We can sell it now,” he said.

“No disrespect to Rob (or Robert), I think he is a brilliant artist. I think he has flipped the world of art over.”

Of course, there’s more than one person in the world named Robert but given the rumour mill was already churning, it’s a good piece of evidence to add to the list.

NME points out that he could also be referring to Bristol’s Robin Gunningham, an artist who has in the past also been linked to Banksy.

There’s a chance that it’s neither of them and there’s also a chance that Goldie is stirring the pot.

Listen below at around the 34 minute mark and decide for yourself who he is talking about.

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Here’s When To Expect Tash Sultana’s Debut Album

Here’s When To Expect Tash Sultana’s Debut Album

Tash Sultana may have one of the busiest touring schedule’s in the world but she’s somehow finding time to record a debut album.

The Aussie muso who placed third in the Hottest 100 with ‘Jungle’ has told Fairfax that he debut album is slated for release in April 2018.

“I’ve written all the songs because that’s all I’m good for,” she said.

“That’s easy.”

Fairfax added that the album is heading in a “soulful” direction.

She may be one of the busiest musicians going around right now but she does plan to take a break eventually, plotting time off after her second album.

I’m gonna do this album, tour that, do another album, tour that, and then when I’m 25 or 26 I want to step back and just f— off for a bit, do normal things,” she said.

Sultana released her Notion EP earlier this year. She also released a standalone track Murder To The Mind.

She’s due to play at this year’s Splendour In The Grass.

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Watch Radiohead’s Epic Glastonbury Headline Set

Watch Radiohead’s Epic Glastonbury Headline Set

Radiohead were the first headliners to step up at Glastonbury this weekend, performing a career-spanning, huge set.

The Brits performed at least one song from each of their nine records throughout the 25 song set.

As per usual, they performed multiple encores, packing the final one with fan favourites ‘Creep’, ‘Karma Police’ and ‘Lotus Flower’.

Unlike their Coachella headline set which was marred by technical problems, their Glasto set happened without a hitch.

It’s the first time Radiohead have graced the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury in 12 years and they didn’t let the opportunity go by without a jab at British Prime Minister Theresa May.

“See you later, Theresa, just shut the door on the way out,” Thom Yorke said after his performance of No Surprises.

Check out the full performance below and the set list.

Foo Fighters will headline the Saturday night of the festival with Ed Sheeran following on Sunday.

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Six People Taken To Hospital After Overdosing At Darling Harbour Club Last Night

Six People Taken To Hospital After Overdosing At Darling Harbour Club Last Night

A Sydney club was closed in the early hours of the morning after six patrons were taken to hospital with suspected overdoses.

NSW Police released a statement saying that around 1.30am police and emergency services were called to the Darling Harbour venue to treat six people, two men and four women believed to be in their 20s.

All six were taken to hospital, however, they are in a stable condition.

As Fairfax report, the nightclub owners made the decision to close the club early to deal with the situation. Patrons were all asked to leave the club.

The owners are yet to make a formal statement about the incident.

It is unknown what substance the club-goers took but the police will be talking to them to find out more information. They’ve also urged anyone with more information to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Queens Of The Stone Age Debut New Songs At First Show In Two Years

Queens Of The Stone Age Debut New Songs At First Show In Two Years

Queens Of The Stone Age has returned to the stage for the first time in two years with a career-spanning set.

The Josh Homme-fronted band took to the stage at the Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, New York and tore through 19 song set which included new music.

Two new songs from their forthcoming record Villains were played. They dropped first single The Way You Used To Do and also a previously unheard cut The Evil Has Landed.

Villains, their first album since 2013, will be released on 25th August, just after they visit Australia for Splendour In The Grass .

The setlist form the Niagra Falls show is no doubt a cheeky insight into what we can expect when they visit the country in under a month.

Let’s hope we get a taste of even more new music.

Check out the setlist below and a few clips from the show, including a recording of the new song The Evil Has Landed.

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Music Feeds Faves – 23/06/17

Music Feeds Faves – 23/06/17

The Music Feeds team is ready to wax lyrical about tunes we’re digging and show how ~cool~ we are when dropping that new music knowledge. Here we’ve wrangled together the fresh new songs that made an impact on us, for the ultimate new music playlist. It’s Music Feeds Faves!

Radiohead – ‘Man Of War’

A new old (new old?) Radiohead song dropped today, as part of the 20th-anniversary reissue of the band’s 1997 album OK Computer.

The rereleased version of the record is titled OKNOTOK and contains the previously unreleased song ‘Man Of War’, which bounces around on weighty piano chords and feels kinda similar to the unused theme song the band wrote for the James Bond film Spectre.

‘Man Of War’ has been given its own paranoia-inducing video that’s straight out of Black Mirror and the lyrics are timeless too, despite the song being recorded two decades ago.

“You’re my man of war / Yeah, the worms will come for you, big boots,” Thom Yorke sings, backed by a piano and strings combo that almost foreshadows what Radiohead would achieve on the icier sections of their latest album A Moon Shaped Pool.

OKNOTOK is out today and is dedicated to Thom Yorke’s former partner Rachel Owen, who died late last year at the age of 48 . / Tom Williams, News Editor

Noire – ‘Real Cool’

The days are getting shorter, the mornings and evenings decidedly cooler and my mood is following suit. When wallowing listelessly in winter-induced languor, I find it’s always nice to indulge in some dreamy, lush, well crafted indie pop and, on this, Sydney duo Noire have delivered the goods with ‘Real Cool’.

“Real Cool is a tribute to Air,” one half of the duo, Jessica Mincher, says of the track. By that she means the Parisian band renown for their downtempo ‘trip hop’ electronica, but you could also mistake the track as a tribute to the air we breathe too. Mincher’s vocals float effortlessly into the ether over tenderly sculptured production and ever so lightly reverberating instrumentation.

“It’s about the things you tell yourself when you think the one you love doesn’t feel the same anymore,” Mincher says of the track. Winter is coming, it seems.

Noire’s debut album Some Kind of Blue is due to be released in September. / Nastassia Baroni, Managing Editor

Molly & The Krells – ‘Relationshit’

Sydney punk rats Molly & The Krells have announced themselves upon the world with their give-no-fucks debut single ‘Relationshit’ (possibly the most punk rock name ever). The awesome foursome have their roots planted firmly in ’70s punk but their ripping new tune has the catchier melodic hallmarks of more modern punk acts like Sum 41. Their rollicking tongue-in-cheek breakup anthem is the sound of ejecting that special someone from your life with a big fat smile on your face and two middle fingers raised in their general direction. / Emmy Mack, Senior Staff Writer

HAIM – ‘Want You Back’ (video)

For the last few weeks, I’ve been strutting down streets with HAIM’s ‘Want You Back’ stuck in my head in a beautiful loop, and now, courtesy of its new video, I have a few new moves to throw in. HAIM just can’t help but make struttable music. / Nastassia Baroni, Managing Editor

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Royal Blood On Their “Sonic Identity” And Favouring Refinement Over Reinvention

Royal Blood On Their “Sonic Identity” And Favouring Refinement Over Reinvention

“It was one of the best shows we’ve ever done,” says an admittedly exhausted but cheerful Mike Kerr, one-half of British rock outfit Royal Blood. The band are, somewhat, fresh off a 1 am club show at Brooklyn venue Warsaw, ahead of an anticipated set at New York City’s Governors Ball festival. The venue, it turns out, is inside a Polish community centre that sports my favourite tagline to date: “Where pierogies meet punk.”

“It’s great,” quips Kerr. “It smells like sausages, you know, in a good way.”

Chatting to Music Feeds at the New York festival, just a few weeks away from the release of their second album, the wryly titled How Did We Get So Dark?, out now, the band seemed buoyed by the excitement of having new material to play live. They had, after all, been touring off the back of their hugely successful eponymous debut for over two years.

“It’s nice to have new shit to play,” says singer, bassist Kerr. “I don’t know, before we were, like, milking a 33-minute record. So this time, there’s more dynamics in the set. It feels good. The more people get to know the new stuff, the better the shows are getting.”

“We’re excited,” adds drummer Ben Thatcher. “Excited to have the album out. Excited to play today. We’ll get a boost of energy and adrenaline before we get on stage, I’m sure. Last night we played a show, at 1 in the morning and then we partied a bit afterwards. So we’re a little bit fragile.”

With How Did We Get So Dark?, Royal Blood now have around another 34 and a half minutes of material to play with on stage, and while the record doesn’t deviate far from their sonic home turf, that is by design. Royal Blood know they’re onto a good thing, and they’re not about to mess with it.

MF: There’s quite a lot going on in the new album, production-wise. How are you translating that live?

Mike: Ben has some triggers on his kit that he’s like firing shit off and then I’m still, kind of, doing a bit of voodoo, having loads of pedals turning on and off. But, apart from that, it’s the same as we did on the first one, really.

Music Feeds: You had a bit of an insane trajectory though over the last few years – album success wise and also hanging with some of rock music’s greats: Jimmy Page, Lars Ulrich, opening for Foo Fighters and The Pixies. Did that change the way you approached doing this next record?

Mike: No, I think it just kept us on the same trajectory. I think it was a vote of confidence that our instincts, as a band, were good. So, it was more about continuing to follow our gut and our instincts on what was good music. I don’t think it changed our mentality at all.

Music Feeds: You’ve kept that core Royal Blood sound, which is, basically, the two of you. Is that intentional?

Mike: It’s all intentional. I mean, we have a sound, which is ours, so it’s OK to own it and refine it, sharpen it. A lot of bands don’t have their own sound. They have their own songs but they don’t have their own sound. We have a sonic identity. So it was just about preserving that and seeing if we could enrich it, rather than reinvent it.

Music Feeds: Still, you can hear the influences of other genres in there. ‘She’s Creeping’, for example, has a Weezer meets hip hop groove. Was that reflection of things you were listening to? Or were you deliberately trying to enrich the record with other sounds and genres?

Mike: I think every song on the album has its own set of influences. We never design songs. We never sit down over a drawing board thinking: “Wouldn’t it be cool if we made a hip hop, Weezer tune?” We just start writing and start fishing for ideas and as they come together we follow our nose with it until it’s completed. It’s not really until we have hindsight that we realise we were influenced by that or by that. We don’t, sort of, flick through the filing cabinet of influences and try and build something. Everything just happens naturally.

Music Feeds: Are you constantly refining songs as you’re in the recording process.

Mike: Yeah. I definitely think this album, more so than the first one, we spent time refining the songs by either demoing them or giving them time to breathe and just to sit with them for a bit. And that proved to be pretty productive, a lot of the songs really went to another level by that process.

Music Feeds: Do you feel like you’ve honed in on a good process then?

Mike: Kind of. I don’t really believe in having a process because that feels like you’ve got a method and you’re just running through the motions. It feels contrived. So I think it’s about doing whatever you need to do to feel creative and excited and then when you stumble across something that feels like it has potential, then it’s just cherishing that. Being respectful of it and seeing where it can take you.

Music Feeds: Do songs then change when you play them live?

Mike: Yeah. The songs, for our band, when they’re written they’re captured. And when they go out on the road, they’re growing and developing and changing. Sometimes they speed up, sometimes they slow down a bit. They swing a bit or they change key. Sometimes a whole new section gets put in there. It’s more about… we’re still trying to improve the songs the whole time.

Music Feeds: Does that ever make you want to go back a re-record something?

Mike: No. Because it’s supposed to be set in stone at some point. Records are just references of that time period. The band’s like a living, breathing thing that’s constantly changing and evolving.

Music Feeds: Do you always write songs with playing them live in mind?

Mike: Definitely. I mean there is an element of practicality to what we do. We probably wouldn’t put a string orchestra with what we do unless we thought we’d be able to have a full string orchestra up there [on stage]. But I think those practical limitations, or those decided limitations, are what keep us being us. I think as soon as you throw a couple of guitars on there, my bass would just sound quieter and the drums would sound quieter and we’d just sound like every other rock band.

It’s like, if we were a cuisine we’d be Italian food. Wholesome ingredients…

Ben: You know what you’re going to get.

Music Feeds: Do you use music as a form of escapism or as a way to vent?

Mike: It depends really. That isn’t a constant feeling. It would be impossible for me to say that every time we play. It’s so circumstantial. But I’d say more times than not, we get a kick out of playing live and there’s the sort of risk element of playing in front of people. So I’d say yeah it does bring an element of, like, adrenaline and it’s fun to do. I don’t know if we vent anything. Because, I think, any emotion you wrap up in a song kind of dies when you record it, and after

I don’t know if we vent anything. Because, I think, any emotion you wrap up in a song kind of dies when you record it and after that, you’re putting on some kind of performance. It’s put over what you meant. You’re kind of acting really, you can’t forever feel like that. With a breakup song, you write it and you feel really sad. You record it and you feel a little bit less sad than when you wrote it.

Ben: And then you meet a new girl…

Mike: And then you meet a girl and three years later you’re playing it on stage, there’s no way you’re feeling as sad as when you fucking wrote it. There’s no way, at that point you’re acting.

Music Feeds: So there’s always that element of performance?

Mike: Absolutely. Music is performance. Live music is performance.

Music Feeds: Do events like the attacks in Manchester or in Paris at the Bataclan Theatre weigh on you as performers and as touring musicians?

Mike: No. I think those things affect everyone. In all walks of life. I think you’ve just got to carry on. I think playing music is something that can’t be held back or stopped. At times, being a musician or a performer can seem kind of pointless. Like, what does it actually do? What does it serve? There are real problems in the world that need practical solutions and, meanwhile, bands are just kind of being a distraction. But I think they’re important distractions sometimes. [Music is] like a relief, sometimes, from thinking or worrying about these things. So I think it’s crucial and vital to be kept alive. It can’t hold anyone back. Like, what happened in London the other day, doesn’t mean I’m going to stop crossing bridges. What happened at some shows over the last couple of years, doesn’t mean we’re going to stop playing gigs, or going to them.

Music Feeds: Are you thinking beyond? Are you thinking of the next album?

Mike: I think we’re always looking forwards. So, whether that’s another album or just the next song. Or our careers as movie stars, we’re not sure yet. But we are just looking forward.

Music Feeds: Careers as movie stars?

Mike: I mean, that’s just one example. That’s just forwards, isn’t it? ‘Cos it’s something we haven’t done before. Maybe we’ll get into origami or something.

Music Feeds: Like that guy who’s challenging himself to make the smallest origami crane he can?

Ben: I’m going to do the world’s biggest origami! It’s going to be called the Origami Fest. But you can’t get in because the origami is too big…

‘How Did We Get So Dark’ is out now. Royal Blood return to Australia next month for Splendour In The Grass and a one-off Sydney sideshow

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Stone Sour Guitarist Responds To Chad Kroeger’s “Nickelback Lite” Diss

Stone Sour Guitarist Responds To Chad Kroeger’s “Nickelback Lite” Diss

The Stone Sour vs. Nickelback saga continues, with another member of Stone Sour now speaking out about Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger after he called the band “Nickelback Lite” and challenged them to “write a hit song” in the schoolboy diss of the year.

In a new interview with Musik Universe , Stone Sour guitarist Josh Rand spoke about Kroeger’s comments, but didn’t retaliate against them like his bandmate Corey Taylor did .

“To be quite honest… there’s no sense in me tearing into him,” Rand said. “I mean, obviously [Kroeger’s] been drinking the entire time he’s doing the interview.

“For him to basically say we’re ‘Nickelback Lite’ is… I don’t know if I can fire back with anything. [Laughs]

“He’s kind of come up with the ultimate insult, so how do I…? I mean… I don’t know what else to say… the interviewer mentioned us and it sounded like he kinda snapped. I mean, it is what it is.”

Rand’s comments come after Taylor responded to Kroeger’s remarks by calling him an “idiot” with “a face like a foot” . Smash Mouth also chimed in for some reason , backing up Taylor and his other band Slipknot (who Kroeger also insulted).

Kroeger is yet to respond to Taylor and Smash Mouth’s comments, but we’re really hoping he does.

Until next time on ‘Stone Sour vs. Nickelback’…

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Hawthorne Heights Announce 2017 Australian Tour

Hawthorne Heights Announce 2017 Australian Tour

American post-hardcore outfit Hawthorne Heights have announced their return to Australia for an extensive headline tour later this year, and they’ll be playing two of their albums in full.

Arriving down under this August for seven new shows, Hawthorne Heights will perform their first two albums (The Silence In Black And White and If Only You Were Lonely) in their entirety at venues in Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Newcastle, Sydney, Brisbane and The Gold Coast.

Supporting the tour will be Silverstein’s Shane Told under his solo moniker River Oaks, and he’ll be playing both solo stuff and Silverstein material. Sydney’s Sienna Skies will also be supporting, as will Spitalfield frontman Mark Rose in solo mode.

Catch all the dates and ticket details, below.

Hawthorn Heights 2017 Australian Tour

Supported by River Oaks, Sienna Skies and Mark Rose

Tickets on sale 9am Tuesday, 27th June

Monday, 28th August
Amplifier Bar, Perth*
Tickets: Destroy All Lines

Tuesday, 29th August
Fowlers Live, Adelaide (Lic/AA)
Tickets: Destroy All Lines

Thursday, 31st August
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets: Destroy All Lines

Friday, 1st September
Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Tickets: Destroy All Lines

Saturday, 2nd September
The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney
Tickets: Destroy All Lines

Sunday, 3rd September
The Zoo, Brisbane
Tickets: Destroy All Lines

Monday, 4th September
Shark Bar, Gold Coast*
Tickets: Destroy All Lines

* Sienna Skies not appearing

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Love Letter To A Record: Tempus Sun’s Ed Borromeo On Holy Holy’s ‘Paint’

Love Letter To A Record: Tempus Sun’s Ed Borromeo On Holy Holy’s ‘Paint’

Many of us can link a certain album to pivotal moments in our lives. Whether it’s the first record you bought with your own money, the chord you first learnt to play on guitar, the song that soundtracked your first kiss, the album that got you those awkward and painful pubescent years or the one that set off light bulbs in your brain and inspired you to take a big leap of faith into the unknown – music is often the catalyst for change in our lives and can even help shape who we become.

In this new series , Music Feeds asks artists to reflect on their relationship with music and share with us stories about the effect music has had on their lives.

Here are their love letters to records that forever changed their lives.

Dear Paint,

Damn you’re sexy. Like, stupidly sexy.

You may not know me, so I hope you don’t mind me writing you a love letter, but I gotta admit it. God! You’re stunning in so many ways!

As I said, we haven’t met but I have met your older sibling When the Storms Would Come back in 2015. We used to chat heaps. We used to get real cozy, too.

Anyway, I think what staggers me is that when a set of parents birth such a magnificent work for the first time, it’s really unfortunate and extremely common that the second child is dog ugly. Paint, my love, you are the exception. This is great because I’m a second child and I’m a knockout too, so we really have a lot in common already.

I (and a lot of people) have been waiting for something like you to come along for a long time. You’re a rare mythical creature in the music industry these days, one that used to roam the world all the time. The beast I am referring to is a strong and consistent start-to-finish album, in which every song has a purpose and the same amount of love poured into it. Beasts such as you have been near extinct for some time, but occasionally there is a sighting out in the wild.

A number of things about you stand out. Simplicity is one. “Keep it simple” is a phrase used a lot in songwriting, but to be ‘simple’, engaging, progressive, attractive, surprising and enticing all at once is a real challenge and you’ve nailed it. The second is your use of space. Producers, songwriters and an extreme number of people love cutting out unnecessary space that has ‘no purpose’. This might be why we don’t have artists like Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Queen or Elton anymore; music is getting shaved because of ‘purpose’. Holy Holy have that sound, sonic space, and breathing room that the listener can just sink into and get lost. Tame Impala also execute this very well and look at their success. That takes confidence and guts in this day and age.

Having seen Holy Holy live, I know to some extent the playing capabilities of guitarist Oscar Dawson. One of my favourite things about the album is his ability to keep his lead guitarist capabilities in check and flex his arranging and songwriting muscle to compliment the songs. His diversity in playing, creating parts and effects is staggering.

His ability to add a minimalist touch that is still so effective is a rare trait to have. ‘True Lovers’ is a great example, he doesn’t shut up the whole song but every part works so well, then he has a cheeky little go around the 2.45-minute mark, which is sick too. This extends across the band, the bass lines and runs are just so on point, with the keys solo in ‘December’ being another great example.

Paint; you are such a relief. To see a great band back up a fantastic first release with real character, diversity, love, and honesty is so exciting. It makes me hopeful and grateful. I don’t know the lads but I somewhat feel proud. So, ‘Send My Regards’.

Lots of love,
Ed Borromeo – Tempus Sun

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Tempus Sun’s debut single ‘Owls’ is out now . They will play a single launch show at The Toff In Town on June 30th. Holy Holy are currently on a national ‘Paint’ tour.

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