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LDBR PICKS

Starting this morning with some LDBR picks of the week. Here is a little collection that we've put together to improve your #mondaybluescure.

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Ukraine’s 2021 Eurovision entry to perform at Glastonbury

Ukraine’s 2021 Eurovision entry to perform at Glastonbury

kraine’s 2021 Eurovision entry Go-A are set to play Glastonbury Festival next month, according to the band. The electro-folk band were selected to represent their country in 2020, but competed in 2021 instead after the previous competition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. They placed fifth at the event in Rotterdam with their song ‘SHUM’.

The Smile – ‘A Light For Attracting Attention’: free and easy Radiohead side-project

The Smile – ‘A Light For Attracting Attention’: free and easy Radiohead side-project

“Don’t bore us – get to the chorus,” pines Thom Yorke on The Smile’s ‘A Light For Attracting Attention’ gem ‘Open The Floodgates’. “We want the good bits / without the bullshit / And no heartache”. Sound familiar? It knowingly sounds like the plea of that tiresome breed of Radiohead fan who would rather they keep bashing out ‘Creep’ and bangers from ‘The Bends’. Of course, second-guessing is all part of the parcel when it comes to following Radiohead, and no one saw this side-project coming when

Listen to My Chemical Romance’s new song ‘The Foundations Of Decay’

Listen to My Chemical Romance’s new song ‘The Foundations Of Decay’

The reunited emo legends are set to kick off a UK and European tour next week, including massive shows in Milton Keynes with Placebo With Fever and more. Ahead of those huge gigs, the band have shared their first new material in eight years with the track ‘The Foundations Of Decay’. The song starts as a slow-burning and emotive number, with frontman Gerard Way softly singing: “See the man who stands upon the hill, he dreams of all the battles won / but fate had left its scars upon his face, wit

Abbey Road Studios announce winners of first ever Music Photography Awards

Abbey Road Studios announce winners of first ever Music Photography Awards

Announced back in February, the first ever MPAs celebrated the best music photography of 2021, with awards voted for by a panel including Moses Sumney, Shygirl and David Bowie photographer Rankin. Among the winners of last night’s ceremony, held at Abbey Road, was Eric Johnson, who won the Icon Award for his legendary photographs of the late ’90s and early ’00s New York hip-hop scene, including famous shots of Biggie Smalls, Aaliyah, Nas, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill and many more.

Kendrick Lamar drops beautifully complex ‘N95’ video

Kendrick Lamar drops beautifully complex ‘N95’ video

Directed by Kendrick and longtime business partner Dave Free, there’s a lot to unpack in the video for ‘N95’. Jam packed with beautiful imagery that sees Kendrick take on a number of different roles, one minute he plays Jesus floating in crucifix fashion over the ocean; the next he’s a crazed rapper crawling the halls of an abandoned building with Baby Keem. Elsewhere in the video he’s a piano-playing crooner in a luxurious apartment flanked by women; a pigeon keeper who does hardcore workouts

Watch Florence + The Machine’s dramatic ‘King’ performance on ‘Fallon’

Watch Florence + The Machine’s dramatic ‘King’ performance on ‘Fallon’

The London band appeared on the US chat show for the second night after playing ‘My Love’ during Wednesday’s instalment (May 11), which also included an interview with frontwoman Florence Welch. Welch and co. delivered a dramatic live rendition of the Jack Antonoff co-produced/co-written song, the first to be lifted from F+TM’s fifth album ‘Dance Fever’ (out today, May 13).

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