Cracked Actor captured David Bowie at “a fragile stage” in his life. His relationship with his wife, Angie, was beginning to falter, there was business problems looming, and he was addicted to cocaine, which caused “severe physical debilitation, paranoia and emotional problems.” Filmed during Bowie’s legendary “Diamond Dogs Tour” in 1974, Alan Yentob’s film revealed […]
In 1976 four young men from ruined, post-industrial Manchester, England went to see the Sex Pistols. They formed a band, Joy Division. Three years later it was a matter of art, life and death. Now thirty years later, they are enjoying a larger audience and more influence than ever before with a profound legacy that […]
No Distance Left to Run is a documentary film about the British rock band Blur, released in cinemas on 19 January 2010. Following the band during their 2009 reunion and tour, the film also includes unseen archive footage and interviews. It was released on DVD on 15 February 2010 region free and the recording of […]
Jus†ice is served in this new music video ‘Civilization’. Yep you’ve guessed it right, French synth-distorters Jus†ice is back to destroy! Directed by Edouard Salier, the epic visual displays iconic statues and monuments such as Christ the Redeemer, Mount Rushmore, Stonehenge falling to destruction as buffaloes stampede toward the end of the world. If there’s a […]
When You’re Strange is a 2009 documentary about the life of The Doors. It is written and directed by Tom DiCillo and for the first time makes material from Jim Morrison’s 1969 film fragment HWY: An American Pastoral publicly available. A look at the late ’60s and early ’70s rock band The Doors, including rare […]
Three music icons – Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, The Edge of U2 and Jack White of the White Stripes – get together, talk about music and put on a concert/jam session. This documentary was directed by Davis Guggenheim, who made the Oscar-winning film, An Inconvenient Truth. Categories: Documentary, Music. Year: 2008.
Swirling, textural landscapes meld with the fizzing momentum of an otherworldly melody in the video for I Break Horses‘ ‘Hearts’. The musical nucleus of I Break Horses is Stockholm based Maria Lindén. Working with musical partner Fredrick Balck, Lindén welds visionary sound-scapes into songs that hijack the synapses and connect with something in a way that’s […]
Rhyme & Reason is a 1997 documentary film about rap and hip hop. Documentary filmmaker Peter Spirer interviewed over 80 significant artists in rap and hip hop music. This documentary explores the history of hip hop culture, how rap evolved to become a major cultural voice (and a multi-billion dollar industry), and what the artists […]
Domino Records has announced the full release of a ’Franz Ferdinand – Covers EP’. There are five tracks on the EP with different artists performing Franz Ferdinand songs, all from the most recent album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. The artists include LCD Soundsystem, Peaches, ESG, Stephen Merrit (from Magnetic Fields) and Debbie Harry. Here, Peaches puts her usual electro, sexyasfuck twist on […]
Singapore’s very own The Observatory tackled The Beatles ‘White Album’ recently during The Singapore Arts Festival. Playing tracks such as Yer Blues, Sexy Sadie, Dear Prudence, Mother Nature’s Son. In the upcoming video, we have them covering George Harrison’s ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’. The Observatory – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Returning indie stars Kaiser Chiefs have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Little Shocks’. The track is the first to be taken from the band’s as yet untitled fourth album, which they have spent the last year recording. The LP is expected to be released this summer, though the band have yet to confirm when […]
Legendary hip-hop DJ Jason Mizell, aka Jam Master Jay, is gunned down in his Queens studio. Security tapes of the incident mysteriously disappear, the five witnesses are uncooperative and no one is talking…until now. 2 TURNTABLES AND A MICROPHONE documents the investigation of the unsolved murder of Jam Master Jay, RUN- DMC’s groundbreaking DJ and […]
“Teardrops” is a pop song on Womack & Womack’s fourth studio album, Conscience (1988). The songwriters were listed as Dr Rue & The Gypsy Wave Banner, a pseudonym of Cecil and Linda Womack, who also served as the producers of the track alongside Chris Blackwell. Released as the album’s lead single during the third quarter […]
Wu-Tang Saga is the ultimate documentary spanning over the last 2 years of the Wu-Tang Clan and over 9 Wu-Tang Clan concerts including the last 2 times, perhaps the last times, the whole Clan performed live together along with the 8 diagram tour. Also includes a tour of Staten Island, Exclusive Freestyles, album Photoshoots, a […]
BASSWEIGHT is a feature length documentary that offers an unparalleled insight into the subterranean world of Dubstep. Charting the genre’s growth from its obscure origins in south London to global recognition today, the film features in-depth interviews with many of the DJ’s, producers and promoters who have been instrumental in Dubstep’s ongoing evolution. This highly […]
“A simple music player interaction. Just keep track of cards. No mouse, no screen. Antidote to point and click. Facilitates cooperative interaction. A three year old can use it,” said Bob Hartmann, engineer, musician and ‘master tweaker of all things resistive and transmissive’ check it out HERE.
RISE UP: STORIES FROM JAMAICA’S UNDERGROUND RiseUp showcases Jamaica’s underground music community and the struggles, dreams, and aspirations of three young artists vying for their shot at success. It features Turbulence, a charismatic lyrical master from a Kingston ghetto; Ice, the privileged songwriter from uptown St. Andrew, and Kemoy, a shy, angelic songstress from Clarendon, […]
REGGAE BRITANNIA BBC Four examines the influence of reggae music throughout Great Britain in their documentary titled Reggae Britannia. The influential form of music captivated a massive audience which would eventually see itself become a cornerstone of other musical genres including punk. Music Director Dennis Bovell assembles a big band which includes some of the most […]
‘ISAM: Control Over Nature’ is a collaboration between artist British artist Tessa Farmer and Brazilian-born musician Amon Tobin. The former is famous for her minuscule intricate sculptures and was asked to make work in reaction to ISAM, a record by the world renowned electronic musician Amon Tobin. “We’re both re-arranging and augmenting natural elements to make something […]
A mashup is a song created by blending two or more other songs. The more complex a mashup gets, the harder it is to distinguish the parts that are being used to create what you’re hearing. This visualisation of the song “Definitive Daft Punk” by Cameron Adams dissects a mashup in realtime to show you […]
The full set from Jane’s Addiction‘s special performance at the Google I/O After Hours party has been made available online by YouTube. The 42-minute set consists of classic Jane’s tracks, as well as “End To The Lies” from the band’s forthcoming new album ‘The Great Escape Artist’, which is due out this August through Capitol Records.
Featuring over 40 great bands and artists from 18 countries in seven Clarke Quay bars, clubs and Fountain Square, Music Matters Live with HP takes place between May 26th to 28th 2011. All of the bands are in town for one reason; to be discovered by the music industry and new fans. The Music Matters […]