“Tonight’s musical guest is so hip, their backup band is TV On The Radio.” That’s how The Late Show‘s new host, Stephen Colbert, introduced influential rap duo Run The Jewels before they collaborated with their buddies TVOTR for a rousing performance on last night’s Late Show. Run The Jewels’ Killer Mike and El-P took to
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A joint supergroup venture between Faith No More frontman Mike Patton, TV On The Radio singer Tunde Adebimpe and rapper Adam “Doseone” Drucker – collectively known as Nevermen – has reportedly been years in the making and now the trio are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album this year. To give you an
TV On The Radio have covered some TV on stage during their currently unfolding tour of Australia, beginning their Brisbane encore with an oddly chill rendition of the Game Of Thrones theme song. (*spoiler alert*) Fan-shot footage of the gig shows the Brooklyn band busting out a 90-second dub version of the HBO show’s theme,
The late Woody Guthrie once sang that “there ain’t nobody who can sing like [him],” but it’s not a stretch to take that idea one step further to suggest there ain’t nobody who performs like Kirin J Callinan. At once a playful, childlike figure and an imposing, immediate threat, the gaunt guitarist makes his presence
On April 20, 2011, Gerard Smith lost a lengthy battle with lung cancer. This well could have spelled out the end for TV on the Radio, the band for which he had played bass and keyboards for since 2005. It was a devastating and untimely loss, one that resonated throughout the indie-rock realm and one
American art punk mashers TV On The Radio are extending their Australian stay beyond Sydney, announcing an extra pair of headlining tour dates across the East Coast. On top of their recently announced performance at Sydney’s Vivid LIVE 2015, the New York-to-LA beard-sporters will also play shows in Brisbane and Melbourne this June, armed with
Vivid LIVE‘s huge 2015 lineup has been unveiled, with performances from the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Johns, TV On The Radio, The Drones, Flume and The Preatures joining Morrissey on the event’s official program. This year’s Vivid LIVE will include 10 nights of Australian exclusive performances in the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, also
Actress Scarlett Johansson is going “super pop” fronting a new all girl supergroup called The Singles featuring Este Haim of HAIM and singer-songwriters Holly Miranda, Julia Haltigan and Kendra Morris. The Singles have also shared their first, ah, single, the saccharine electro-pop track Candy, which was produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. “The
A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of NSW warns that the rising tide of facial hair threatens to consume us all, or at least our love for hirsute handsomeness. The study indicates that society may have reached “peak beard” and will soon fall out of love with the facial appendage. “It appears
New York City’s Governors Ball has just dropped its lineup announcement for the 2014 instalment of the festival and it’s a corker – apart from the previously announced Outkast, this year’s festivities will be graced by Jack White, The Strokes, Vampire Weekend, Phoenix and TV on the Radio. Wowzers. If that wasn’t enough for you,
When we last heard from TV On The Radio, the band had cut ties with their previous record label Interscope and at that time, they confirmed they would be hitting up the studio. Although the band were coy about hinting at a new album they did assure fans that fresh material would be surfacing soon.
TV On The Radio have remained relatively quiet since the tragic passing of bassist/producer Gerard Smith in April 2011. Now at last, some two years after silence shrouded the Brooklyn indie-rocker’s camp, new music and live appearances are on the horizon. In an interview with SPIN, singer Tunde Adebimpe offered a timely update on the
Brooklyn-based experimental rockers TV On The Radio have announced sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne for the Harvest Festival tour in November.
TV on the Radio have announced that they will release a live EP titled World Cafe Live on September 6th. The EP, which was recorded during the band’s set for online radio station NPR’s World Cafe, will get a physical release on CD as well as 12″ vinyl. The EP will include 3 songs from
Veteran rockers Jane’s Addiction are to be recognised by the ‘establishment’ with their induction into Hollywood’s Rock Walk.
This morning TV On The Radio announced the cancellation of shows and the death of their keyboard and bass player Gerard Smith through a heartfelt statement on their website. “We are very sad to announce the death of our beloved friend and bandmate, Gerard Smith, following a courageous fight against lung cancer. Gerard passed away
TV on the Radio performed on David Letterman show playing a 41 minute set for the show’s “Live on Letterman” concert series.
New York Experimental rock band TV on The Radio have released their new album Nine Types of Light along with a movie that is meant to be a visual re-imagining of the record. It includes a music video for every song on the album. The band personally asked their friends and the filmmakers they admired
Update: TV On The Radio bass player had died of lung cancer Unfortunately, today we have not just one news story about a musician contracting cancer, but two. As well as Fenech Soler‘s Ben Duffy being diagnosed with testicular cancer, across the Atlantic reports have surfaced that Gerard Smith of TV On The Radio is
“I don’t know what neo-soul is? TV on the Radio’s Gerard Smith (bass/keyboards/sampling)