“Brilliant” new Vampire Weekend album on its way, says label boss

“Brilliant” new Vampire Weekend album on its way, says label boss

With Vampire Weekend’s eagerly-awaited fourth album set to be released next year, the president of Columbia Records has claimed that the New Yorkers’ newbie will be “your favourite record next year”. Speaking to Music Week about the band’s as-yet untitled record, Ferdy Unger-Hamilton said: “The record’s brilliant, it’s going to go really well.” “It will be your favourite record next year – and they’ll come in and do some shows. Unger-Hamilton went on to say…

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Adele, Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran among the 500 ‘most influential’ people in Britain

Adele, Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran among the 500 ‘most influential’ people in Britain

Hitmakers Adele, Calvin Harris and Ed Sheeran have been named among the 500 ‘most influential’ people in Britain by experts at Debrett’s, which has been identifying the most influential people in our society for almost 250 years, with the help of experts and commentators. All the stars on the list either live or work in the UK, and have been selected “on the basis of their level of influence over the lives, choices and ideas…

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Interview: Mark Lettieri, Snarky Puppy

Interview: Mark Lettieri, Snarky Puppy

The funk. You just can’t get away from it these days. If people aren’t uploading their own dance routines to Mark Ronson’s Uptown Funk on YouTube, they’re hoping to Get Lucky on the dancefloor thanks to Daft Punk’s groove-laden, hit, inspired by the inclusion of Pharrell Williams and disco legend Chic’s Nile Rodgers. A little bit under the radar, however, bands like Grammy-winning jazz-funk juggernaut Snarky Puppy are just as important. The American collective might not…

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