Brit Music: More News on Glastonbury 2013, also My Bloody Valentine’s new album.

Glastonbury, as seen from above.

Glastonbury, as seen from above.

 

Here I come, bearing news from the NME about the latest news of the Glastonbury festival.

First on the list; French electronica artists and possible robots Daft Punk are releasing their first album in eight years (that is, if you don’t count their soundtrack to Tron Legacy) in 2013, and this has led to fans speculating whether or not live performances will happen, and this has led to rumours of a Glastonbury performance. Emily Eavis took to twitter to deny it, and doesn’t even believe they will be touring at all. Quoth Eavis’ Twitter page: “They might be doing other stuff but they’re not playing here. Onwards.”

Second: The Stones have yet again teased about the possibility of headlining the festival, at a new NME interview. He says the lads in the band have been sifting through the many offers and opportunities that they could perform; Quoth Mick: “Well, I’m just looking at what offers are coming in for this year and sorting them out. I hate announcing things when they’re not booked. People are always like, ‘Yakety yak, you didn’t do that in the end’, and I say, ‘Well, yeah, we never really announced it!’ … All I’m doing at the moment is sifting through the possibilities, looking at the dates and how each one can fit in and so on. And then we’ll see what we can come out with.”

When asked if one of those possibilities could be Glastonbury, he said: “There are other things in the world, you know, apart from Glastonbury! But then again, Glastonbury is very important. It seems to be very important to my children – highlight of their year! But is it going to be rainy on the Sunday? Isn’t it nearly always rainy on the Sunday?””Are you going to play Glastonbury or not, Mick? This has to be the fourth article I’ve written about are you going to do it or not. I need more material to work with!

Third: This year’s Glastonbury Festival is to be live streamed for the first time with viewers able to watch different stages as they happen.  The BBC will provide comprehensive coverage from the festival across TV and radio and will use the latest digital technology to allow viewers to choose from simultaneous live streams from all the major stages.

And speaking of subjects I’ve been giving inordinate amounts of coverage to, My Bloody Valentine has finally released their third album. It is called MBV, and was actually released at 11:58 PM GMT on 2 February 2013, and its initial streaming release led to the band’s website crashing in the minutes after the release, and from what I’ve heard, it’s certainly worth the 20-year wait. It’s currently available on Youtube through  the band’s official channel, and it will be on a physical format starting 22 February.

Here’s the opening track, “she found now.”