In an interview discussing the musical highlights of the last year, the band's frontman, Dan Smith, told Billboard.com: ''I really love Damon Albarn's debut solo record. I love the fluidity with which he changes between really varying projects - yet it's nice to see him take the weight of an album release solely upon himself.''
Dan also admires Critics' Choice BRIT Award-winner Sam Smith's ability to write a killer tune and thinks 'Latch' was the catchiest song of the last 12 months.
He said: ''Sam Smith has a knack for writing brilliant hooks and I heard a stripped-back version of this song that made me listen to songwriting itself a lot more closely. But I love the Disclosure version and it gets lodged in my head on loop for weeks.''
Dan is proud a growing number of British artists are getting the recognition they deserve overseas and hopes it's a lasting trend.
He said: ''It's nice to see British music having continued success all over the world. And it's great to see more and more people seeming to buy music on vinyl.''
He'll be performing a new residency at an intimate theatre.
Queens of the Stone Age front man Josh Homme has described their new music as ''an experience''.
Vicky Cornell explains that they're planning to pay tribute with a sculpture.
It's their first foray into television.
Luc Besson has loved the Valerian story for many, many years.