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My Morning Jacket Return To Louisville For Forecastle Festival 2015 Alongside Sam Smith

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Locals My Morning Jacket lead the line-up for Forecastle Festival 2015, as the first selection of acts entice more and more towards a sun-soaked weekend in Louisville, Kentucky this July. The band will also be joined by Brit singer Sam Smith.

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Hot on the heels of their latest album announcement 'The Waterfall', My Morning Jacket return to their hometown for a jam down by Waterfront Park this summer, alongside British superstar Sam Smith who is looking at his most successful year yet with four Grammy wins, a sell-out tour and a number one already with his re-released debut single 'Lay Me Down' featuring John Legend.

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Cage The Elephant - A variety of stars from the music industry all turned out in style to attend the 57th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 9th February 2015

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Interview with Cage The Elephant February 2014

Contact Music caught up with Cage The Elephant to talk a little about their new album 'Melophobia' out February 10th 2014. After a busy last few years of touring and recording their first two albums, the Kentucky five-piece are looking forward to bringing the rock-pop experimentalism to the stages once again. Hi Jared, how are you doing?
Jared Champion:  Yeah I'm good thanks man, just going to get the bus up to the venue and wait around for a sound check, not too busy today. 

CM: Your third album 'Melophobia' is released in the UK very soon, what can you tell us about it?
JC: The album has kind of been a long process for us; we took a bit of time off before writing it. We'd been constantly touring the last two albums, so we spent some time with family and stuff. When we got back to writing, we spent a lot more time in the studio developing the songs. On the last two albums had most of the songs ready with bridges, and breakdowns and choruses and stuff; with this album we didn't. It has been a little longer process than the other two albums. 

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Cage The Elephant Saturday 14th May 2011 BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend 2011 in Carlisle - Performance Cumbria, England

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Cage The Elephant, Thank You Happy Birthday Album Review

Thank You Happy Birthday, Cage The Elephant's long-awaited second album, evidences a band that are entirely in control of their multiple personalities; a band that mix gentle considered melodies with the psychotic, boisterous punk aggression that they determinedly fuel into their style.

Opening track 'Always Something' crunches in with a menacing amalgamation of fuzzy guitars, dance beats and a sparse bass line emphasising beats every now and again; undeniably similar ground to their previous, self-titled album. The result is a kind of dance-infused Libertines style with a melodic, funky bass line punctuating their indie meets garage meets punk blend; the introduction to the following track, 'Aberdeen' also brings Blur to mind, not least because of its' prominent bass lines and catchy chorus. 'Indy Kidz', meanwhile, immediately drives forward with an edgy, Queens Of The Stone Age-like, anxious determination; definitely one of the more piss-taking, noisy, attitude-ridden punk blasts on the album. 'Shake Me Down', on the other hand, provides instant contrast as a down-tempo number which opens only with guitars and vocals, with bass adding another layer to the second verse. To start with, drums drop and in and out, emphasising here and there, before the track plunges into a much more familiar, safe-territory indie crunch and back out again to end as it began.

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Read our album review of Cage The Elephant's self-titled album released on Relentless.

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