Police issued this statement, but does not name Winehouse: "On arrival officers found the body of a 27-year-old female who was pronounced dead at the scene. . .....
I got a chance to listen to Paloma Faith's sophomore album, Fall to Grace, today. I really like it, her voice reminds me of Taylor Dayne or Duffy. She has a soulful voice that people can't get enough of (see Adele, Amy Winehouse, or Emeli Sande for example). As of this writing, Fall to Grace was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.
I thought the title was pretty clever/funny. It's in reference to Lucifer falling from grace, but also a line taken from her song "Agony."
Generally the album is quite pop with some soul. My personal favorite is "Blood, Sweat & Tears", which has a bit of a pop song intro. The two singles ("Picking Up the Pieces" and "30 Minute Love Affair") have similar love/lost themes that comes across in many of her songs.
The review copy I received did not include the bonus INXS cover "Never Tear Us Apart", which kind of annoyed me because that song is also included on the US and reissue of Fall To Grace. You can watch the official music video for "Never Tear Us Apart" on YouTube.
As far as I know, she only did a tiny promotional tour in September with a David Letterman and a few local New York dates in December. This is what her tour itinerary looks like in 2013:
01/21/13 Dublin, Ireland Vicar Street
01/23/13 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
01/24/13 Manchester, UK O2 Apollo Manchester
01/25/13 Nottingham, UK Royal Concert Hall
01/27/13 Leeds, UK O2 Academy Leeds
01/28/13 Glasgow, UK O2 Academy Glasgow
01/31/13 Newcastle, UK O2 Academy Newcastle
02/01/13 York, UK York Barbican
02/02/13 Wolverhampton, UK Civic Hall
02/04/13 Brighton, UK The Brighton Centre
02/05/13 Portsmouth, UK Portsmouth Guildhall
02/07/13 London, UK HMV Hammersmith Apollo
02/08/13 Southend-On-Sea, UK Cliffs Pavilion
02/09/13 Cardiff, UK Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
02/11/13 Sheffield, UK O2 Academy Sheffield
02/12/13 Leicester, UK De Montfort Hall
02/13/13 Blackpool, UK Opera House
02/15/13 Plymouth, UK Plymouth Pavilions
02/16/13 Reading, UK The Hexagon
02/17/13 Cambridge, UK Cambridge Corn Exchange
HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS
Have you heard of How to Destroy Angels? This is the new Trent Reznor project, teaming up with Mariqueen Maandig, Atticus Ross, and Rob Sheridan.
Their debut EP is called An Omen and was released November 13th on Columbia Records.
You can watch "Keep It Together" on vimeo.com.
Angels in the Dark is the debut EP from the Fires, consisting of brothers Danny and Ryan Nicoletto.
Their biography lists a 90s influence (Butthole Surfers, Urge Overkill), so if you're into that alt-rock sound, you definitely need to check out this Chicago duo.
Popstrangers' debut full-length, Antipodes, comes out February 26th on Carpark Records. The New Zealand band recently unveiled their music video for "Heaven", directed by Luke McPake, at YouTube (via Spin.com). You can listen to the audio at Soundcloud.
Antipodes Track Listing:
2. In Some Ways
3. Witches Hand
4. What Else Could They Do
5. Cat's Eyes
6. Full Fat
8. Roy Brown
Hotel Carolina is a singer/songwriter weekend music festival, taking place on February 1-2, 2013, at the Postcard Inn in St Pete Beach, Florida (note: not in North or South Carolina).
The lineup looks really good, we've covered a few of these artists before: