Listen: Arctic Monkeys drop new B-side track ‘Anyways’

Months after releasing their brand new album, the Arctic Monkeys have returned with a surprise new song. On Friday (Nov. 30), the English rock band unleashed their first new track since the release of their sixth studio album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. Titled “Anyways,” the new tune is the B-side track on the quartet’s recently released 7-inch vinyl pressing of the album’s title track, “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino.”

Listen to “Anyways” above.

As previously mentioned, “Anyways” is featured on the group’s “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” vinyl. The record is currently available for purchase on the band’s website. In addition to the 7-inch, fans will also receive a digital download of both songs.

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino was released in May through Domino. Upon the album’s release, it was met with generally positive reviews from critics and fans alike.

The album debuted at the number one spot on the UK Albums Chart, with combined sales of 86,000 copies. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino became the group’s sixth consecutive album to debut at number one in the United Kingdom. In the United States, the album debuted at number eight on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 47,000 units.

In addition to the new song, the band also released a short film called “Warp Speed Chic.” The video features live performance from their recent tour dates as well as behind-the-scenes and studio footage. Watch the 11-minute, Ben Chappell-directed video here.

Arctic Monkeys announce release of ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’

The Arctic Monkeys have officially returned.

After years of making fans wait, the group has finally confirmed the release of their sixth studio album. On Thursday (April 5), the Sheffield-founded group revealed that their new EP will be titled Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino and will see a release date of May 11 through Domino Records. The new record was co-produced by the band’s longtime collaborator James Ford and frontman Alex Turner. This will mark Turner’s first time co-producing an Arctic Monkeys’ full-length record.

Pre-orders for the new album can be found here. The band is currently offering two different versions of the new album; a special edition vinyl or CD. As with most new albums, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino will be available on digital streaming platforms as well.

The band made the formal announcement by posting a 40-second clip on YouTube. The short clip begins with the screen completely dark, but begins to come to light to show a white, futuristic looking item. About 30 seconds in, the title of the album appears on the screen as bluesy rock instrumentals play in the background. Watch the Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino teaser clips above.

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is the follow-up to the Arctic Monkey’s 2013 release, AM. The new record will also feature a total of 11 new tracks. The complete track listing for Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino can be seen below.

In addition to the new album, the Arctic Monkeys also unveiled plans to reissue their debut album, 2006’s Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. The reissue was made for vinyl subscription service Vinyl Me, Please. The reissue is Vinyl Me, Please’s “Record of the Month” for April 2018.

Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino Tracklist:

01. “Star Treatment”
02. “One Point Perspective”
03. “American Sports”
04. “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino”
05. “Golden Trunks”
06. “Four Out of Five”
07. “The World’s First Ever Monster Truck Front Flip”
08. “Science Fiction”
09. “She Looks Like Fun”
10. “Batphone”
11. “The Ultracheese”

Awful News: Two Men Arrested for Assaulting Woman at Reading and Leeds


What should be one of the most enjoyable weekends across the pond has turned into an awful one for one attendants.

The Guardian is reporting that two people were arrested during yesterday’s installation of Reading and Leeds and not for some petty crime charge like theft or drugs, but for something a lot more serious.

According to British press, a 14-year-old boy from Surrey and a 31-year-old man from London have been arrested on suspicion of raping a young woman and are currently being held by Thames Valley police.

The victim, a 19-year-old woman, reported being attacked Thursday night “in a caravan on the festival trader’s site.” The woman, said she had met the man and the boy earlier in the day near an ice-cream van near a mobile phone charging station in one of the campsite.

But for those attending this year’s event and are a little concerned about things like this being a norm, don’t worry because it appears that the police have things under control, according to Chief Inspector Dave Parker, who spoke directly with The Guardian about this possibly occurring again.

“There is currently a scene watch in place and I would like to reassure those attending the festival that crime levels remain low and crimes of this nature are very rare. Officers are patrolling the site to support on-site security and if anyone has any concerns, please feel free to approach our officers to discuss this.”

On the upside, there have only been 21 (reported) crimes committed since Wednesday; five alleged drug offenses and 13 suspected thefts.

This year’s line up of Reading and Leeds has quite roster with blink-182, Paramore, The Arctic Monkeys, Jimmy Eat World, Queens of the Stone Age, Imagine Dragons, You Me at Six and many (many, many) more.

Lollapalooza Release Webcast Schedule


Lollapalooza is set to be taking place this upcoming weekend at Chicago’s Grant Park and now festival organizers have revealed the artists that will participated during the live webcast of the festival. 

For those not fortunate enough to score tickets to the annual event, live webcasts will take place during the weekend on Redbull. TV. 

The list of artists include: OutKast, the Arctic Monkeys, Fitz and the Tantrums, The Airbourne Toxic Event, Kings of Leon, Interpol, Cut Copy, Jenny Lewis, Childish Gambino, Cage the Elephant, Young the Giant and many more. 

Keep in mind , that some of the performances may coincide with each other, so you might want to start planning accordingly to make the most of your “lost” Lollapalooza weekend. 

Friday, August 1st:
02:00 – Into It. Over It. (3)
02:15 – Wrestlers (1)
02:15 – Courtney Barnett (2)
03:00 – Bombay Bicycle Club (1)
03:00 – J. Roddy Waltson & The Business (2)
03:00 – Brillz (3)
04:00 – Jagwar Ma (2)
04:00 – Perry/Etty vs. Joachim Garraud (3)
05:00 – Interpol (1)
05:00 – Portugal. the Man (2)
05:00 – Blood Orange (3)
06:00 – CHVRCHES (1)
06:00 – Above & Beyond (2)
06:00 – Rudimental (2)
07:00 – Lorde (1)
07:00 – Broken Bells (3)
07:15 – The Glitch Mob (2)
08:00 – Lykke Li (3)
08:30 – Arctic Monkeys (1)
08:30 – Zedd (2)
09:00 – Phantogram (3)

Saturday, August 2nd:
02:15 – Wildcat! Wildcat! (1)
03:00 – Meg Myers (2)
03:00 – Kate Nash (1)
03:15 – Duke Dumont (3)
03:45 – The Temper Trap (2)
04:00 – Vance Joy (1)
04:45 – Grouplove (2)
05:00 – Fitz & The Tantrums (1)
05:15 – Smallpools (3)
05:45 – Manchester Orchestra (2)
06:00 – Gramatik (3)
07:00 – Foster the People (1)
07:00 – Martin Garrix (3)
08:00 – Jenny Lewis (2)
08:00 – The Head and the Heart (3)
08:15 – OutKast (1)
08:45 – Krewella (3)
09:00 – Cut Copy (2)

Sunday, August 3rd:
02:05 – Shy Girls (1)
02:05 – Bear Hands (2)
02:15 – Lindsey Lowend (3)
02:35 – Gemini Club (1)
02:45 – White Denim (2)
03:00 – GTA (3)
03:15 – Bleachers (1)
03:30 – Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue (2)
04:00 – Cage the Elephant (1)
04:00 – RAC (3)
04:30 – London Grammar (2)
05:00 – Chromeo (1)
05:00 – Glen Hansard (3)
05:30 – The 1975 (2)
06:00 – The Avett Brothers (1)
06:00 – The Airborne Toxic Event (3)
06:15 – Flosstradamus (2)
07:15 – Childish Gambino (1)
07:15 – Young the Giant (2)
07:45 – Flume (3)
08:30 – Kings of Leon (1)
08:30 – Skrillex (2)
08:45 – Chance the Rapper (3)

Invite some friends over or something as you watch all three channels (hence the 1, 2, 3 next to the artists) simultaneously. 

Lollapalooza begins this Friday, August 1 and wraps up on Sunday, August 3. Nice way to start saying good-bye to Summer 2014.

San Fran’s Outside Lands Festival Announces Acts


The Outside Lands Festival isn’t slated to happen until August, but the organizers have already unveiled who will be performing at this year’s event and like many of the festivals happening this Summer, it’s one that you do not want to miss. 

Headlining the event will be Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers who will make history by being the only performer to headline the show twice. Kanye West, the Killers, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, the Arctic Monkeys and Tiësto will round out the headlining spots when the three-day event returns to Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. 

But if you though that the headlining line-up were impressive then you are in for a surprise because the supporting acts are just as good as those taking the main stage. Supporting acts will include:  Death Cab for Cutie, the Flaming Lips, Disclosure, Ray LaMontagne, Kacey Musgraves, Spoon, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Tegan & Sara, Haim, Chromeo, Duck Sauce, Cut Copy, Atmosphere, Lykke Li, Capital Cities, Ben Howard, SBTRKT, Jenny Lewis, Local Natives, Phosphorescent, Chvrches, Paolo Nutini, John Butler Trio, Boys Noize, Christopher Owens, Run the Jewels (El-P and Killer Mike), Warpaint, Deer Tick, Holy Ghost!, Big Freedia, Dum Dum Girls, Bleachers, The Kooks and Mikal Cronin.

The Outside Lands festival is scheduled to take place during the weekend of August 8-10 while pre-sales will go up on April 10th at 10 a.m. PDT on the Outside Lands website. Aside from all the cool musical acts, the festival will also host 200 gourmet food and drink options including their Wine and Beer Lands, Choco Lands, and Cheese Lands.

Lollapalooza Officially Announces 2014 Acts


Lollapalooza has finally come out and announced all the acts that will performing at the annual festival. Last week, a source had confirmed to the Chicago Tribune that Eminem, Kings of Leon, Skrillex and the Arctic Monkeys would be headlining.

Today, the festival confirmed the previously announced acts will in fact be headlining the weekend alongside Lorde, Calvin Harris and OutKast who can add this show to their long list of festival performances.

The rest of the 130-acts who will be taking the stage during the weekend long festival include: Nas, Lykke Li, Spoon, Interpol, Chance the Rapper, CHVRCHES, Broken Bells, Run the Jewels, Blood Orange, Jenny Lewis, Darkside, Chromeo, Warpaint, Courtney Barnett, Parquet Courts, Phosphorescent, Ratking, the 1975, Phantogram, Duke Dumont, Rich Homie Quan, Jhené Aiko, Vic Mensa, White Denim, Flosstradamus, the So So Glos, Jagwar Ma, the Head and the Heart, Kate Nash, the Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Young the Giant, Portugal. the Man, Childish Gambino, and many more.

The festival is set to return to its usual spot of Grant Park in Chicago during the weekend of August 1st-3rd. Sadly, for those individuals who would like to attend all three days of the festival, the three-day passes have already sold out for general admission.

Individual day tickets, though, are set to go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Central, but if you are still interested in getting three-day passes, VIP and Platinum ones are still available.


Paramore and Queens of the Stone Age to Headline Reading and Leeds


After months of revealing who will be taking the stage at the annual Reading and Leeds festival in the United Kingdom, festival organizers have revealed who will be the headlining acts for this year’s event. Taking the role of headliners will be Paramore who at that time will be fresh off their “MONUMENTOUR” with Fall Out Boy and Queens of the Stone Age. Also added to the long list of performers for the weekend will be Basement, Jimmy Eat World and just a couple of more.

The announcement was made during The Zane Lowe show where the BBC Radio 1 DJ was given the honor of unveiling the new artist. Just last month it was announced that The Arctic Monkeys and blink-182 would be taking the stage at the annual event as well as  Of Mice & Men!, Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy, Wilkinson, I Am Legion, Warpaint with Pusha T, Royal Blood, The 1975, SBTRKT, You Me At Six, The Courteeners, Netsky, Krept & Konan, Issues, Hozier, Architects and Annie Mac.

The full line-up can be seen on the official flyer below as well as when exactly each act is scheduled to perform.


Reading and Leeds, like the flyer says, is set to take place during the weekend of August 22 through the 24. For more information about the show or line-up, you can head on over to their website.

2014 BRIT Award Winners List


The BRIT Awards have called it a night and all the winners of this evening’s award show can be seen below. This year’s winners include Bruno Mars for International Male Solo Artist, Bastille for British Breakthrough Act, Lorde for International Female Artist and many more.

The full list of winners can be seen below and we’ll be posting videos from the performances as soon as they start making their way onto the internet, like Beyoncé’s performance.


British Female Solo Artist: Ellie Goulding

British Male Solo Artist: David Bowie

British Breakthrough Act: Bastille

British Group: The Arctic Monkeys

British Single: “Waiting All Night,” Rudimental feat. Ella Eyre

British Video: “Best Song Ever,” One Direction

International Female Solo Artist: Lorde

International Male Solo Artist: Bruno Mars

International Group: Daft Punk

Global Success: One Direction

Critic’s Choice: Sam Smith

MasterCard British Album of the Year: AMThe Arctic Monkeys

2014 BRIT Award Nominees and Streaming


The BRIT Awards are just about to beginning across the pond at London’s O2 Arena which celebrates some of the biggest stars that invaded Britain’s music scene. The night will include performances by some of radio’s hottest artists at thee moment including some American acts like Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams, Beyonce, Bruno Mars and of course some home-grown artists such as The Arctic Monkeys, Ellie Goulding, Rudimental, and Bastille.

The full show can be streamed here and don’t forget to keep tabs on those who win with the full nominees list below.


British Male Solo Artist
David Bowie
Jake Bugg
James Blake
John Newman
Tom Odell

British Female Solo Artist
Ellie Goulding
Jessie J
Laura Marling
Laura Mvula

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
One Direction

British Breakthrough Act
London Grammar
Laura Mvula
Tom Odell

British Single of the Year
Bastille – Pompei
Calvin Harris and Ellie Goulding – I need your love
Disclosure – White Noise
Ellie Goulding – Burn
John Newman – Love me again
Naughty Boy – La, La, La
Olly Murs – Dear Darlin’
One Direction – One Way or Another
Passenger – Let Her Go
Rudimental – Waiting All Night

MasterCard British Album of the Year
Arctic Monkeys – AM
Bastille – Bad Blood
David Bowie – The Next Day
Disclosure – Settle
Rudimental – Home

International Male Solo Artist
Bruno Mars
John Grant
Justin Timberlake

International Female Solo Artist
Janelle Monae
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

International Group
Arcade Fire
Daft Punk
Kings of Leon
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

First Two Performers for Brit Awards Revealed


The Brit Awards, one of Britain’s top music industry awards, doesn’t peahen until February 2014, but they have already announced two of the performers that will be taking the stage during the show.

Katy Perry and Sheffield’s own Arctic Monkeys have already been confirmed for the bill. For fans of the Arctic Monkeys this might come as a surprise because the band have not had a good relationship with the awards show in the past.

In 2006, they refused to attend even though they did proceed to win “Breakthrough Act.” In 2007, the band sent in a mocking video message with the members of the band dressed up as characters from The Wizard of Oz. In 2008, they did attend the award ceremony to accept their award in person, but dressed as country squires and made a really drunk “acceptance speech” even though they were given the award by Gandalf himself, Sir Ian McKellan; the video can be seen here.

Media outlets are reporting that the band have finally come to peace with the awards show after they came to terms with the fact that they have become one of the U.K.’s biggest band; you really can’t get bigger than headlining Glastonbury Festival or performing at the opening ceremonies of the London Summer Olympics last year.

As for Katy Perry, the American pop star said, It’s an honor to play at such a prestigious event where musicality shines at its brightest.”

While those in the United States might not privy to see the show since it is a British-based award show, those in the U.K. will be able to watch the show on ITV. Taking hosting duties once again will be Tony-award winning actor turned presenter and writer, James Corden. The organizers for the event have also reveal that this will be Corden’s fifth and last time taking over the hosting duties.