HERE’S LORDE SOUNDING GLOOMY FOR THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY I

Yellow Flicker Beat is due to be the soundtrack’s lead song, and was co-produced by Joel Little (who was hugely instrumental in writing and producing Lorde’s debut Pure Heroine) and Paul Epworth.

Lorde’s curating the entire soundtrack herself, which is certainly more pop-culture power than most of us can say we held at 17. Fair enough.

LISTEN TO NOIR-POP ARTIST ZOLA JESUS’ NEW ALBUM, TAIGA
via the New York Times’ early Press Play stream. Zola Jesus takes her dark pop on tour in the US, UK and Europe from 8 October, so click away to find out more.

LISTEN TO NOIR-POP ARTIST ZOLA JESUS’ NEW ALBUM, TAIGA

via the New York Times’ early Press Play stream. Zola Jesus takes her dark pop on tour in the US, UK and Europe from 8 October, so click away to find out more.

WE GAVE AN INITIAL VERDICT ON THOM YORKE’S NEW SURPRISE ALBUM

Keep in mind: this is the perspective from a handful of our writers, after their first listen, NOT a full review. Jump into the comments section on the site to let us know what you think of the album so far.

SLOW CLUB HAVE A NEW SINGLE, (APTLY TITLED) EVERYTHING IS NEW

The Sheffield duo have transformed their sound on record Complete Surrender, though this track sees them return to the stripped-back sound that launched their career. We’re taking a break from the new Thom Yorke (have we reached overkill levels there already?) to enjoy it.

Slow Club are currently touring North America, and releasing Everything is New on 17 November.

THOM YORKE’S RELEASING HIS NEW ALBUM ON BITTORRENT, HOLY SHIT
We’re too excited to type, but read the official statement here – if you’re a fan, get on it. If not, maybe just marvel at his free movement dancing anyway.

THOM YORKE’S RELEASING HIS NEW ALBUM ON BITTORRENT, HOLY SHIT

We’re too excited to type, but read the official statement here – if you’re a fan, get on it. If not, maybe just marvel at his free movement dancing anyway.

WE MADE A QUIZ ABOUT POP STARS’ VIEWS ON FEMINISM

Because, more often than not, they seem scared of the word “feminist.”

In light of Meghan ‘All About that Bass’ Trainor distancing herself from feminism this week, can you guess the pop musician from her quote on the genre’s other f-word? Have a gander at this.

UM, IDRIS ELBA IS MAKING AN ALBUM, INSPIRED BY HIS MANDELA ROLE

Parlophone will be releasing the album, which apparently features input from Johannesburg’s Spoek Mathambo and vocals from James Blake, Mumford & Sons (??) and Maverick Sabre.

The album, Mi Mandela, is out on 24 November, and you can pre-order it here. You do you, Idris. You do you.

NEW DAMIEN RICE SINGLE. ‘NUFF SAID, REALLY

As we breathlessly posted earlier this month, Damien Rice is back. Here’s I Don’t Want to Change, off his forthcoming album.

Pre-order My Favourite Faded Fantasy here if you’re also excited about his return.

NEW, NOTICEABLY POPPY, CUTS FROM KENDRICK LAMAR AND AZEALIA BANKS

Lamar teased the release of single ‘i’ on Twitter last week, and has dropped the self-affirming track today.

After playing London’s Brixton Academy over the weekend, Harlem’s Banks (who, to be fair, most people have given up on since her failure to release her debut album yet) also placed her single Chasing Time on SoundCloud.

Both artists are taking a decidedly more pop direction on these songs, which would make for interesting results with their fanbases. Have a listen, and see what you think.

NEW DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR PINK FLOYD’S FORTHCOMING ALBUM
We heard murmurs of a new release in July, and now Columbia Records have confirmed them:

"It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson."

The album’s called the Endless River, with its cover art above, and is due out on 10 November. There’s more information on the band’s official site for the record.

NEW DETAILS ANNOUNCED FOR PINK FLOYD’S FORTHCOMING ALBUM

We heard murmurs of a new release in July, and now Columbia Records have confirmed them:

"It is an album of mainly ambient and instrumental music based on the 1993/4 Division Bell sessions which feature David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright. The album is produced by David Gilmour with Phil Manzanera, Youth and recording engineer Andy Jackson."

The album’s called the Endless River, with its cover art above, and is due out on 10 November. There’s more information on the band’s official site for the record.

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