Daft Punk are not afraid to be ''ridiculous'' with their music, and thought the world was ready for 'Random Access Memories' to be a light-hearted record.
Daft Punk are not afraid to be ''ridiculous'' with their music.
The electro-pop duo - Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter - believe their latest album, 'Random Access Memories', has been such a huge hit because they took a risk by being upbeat and happy.
Thomas told Q magazine: ''We always want to break the system each time. Usually the punk-rock thing is 'no future'. But right now, the world is in a very pessimistic, depressed, big crisis - politically, artistically, socially. So in a cynical, insecure, 'no future' state, the most punk-rock thing to do is say, 'Future!' We're not afraid of doing something ridiculous.''
The 'Get Lucky' hitmakers also think the world was ready for more light-hearted music following recent global events, such as the financial crisis and war in the Middle East.
Thomas added: ''It's like people were in need of something to go towards. In a s****y state of reality, people want to laugh and party. You either stay in the s**t and be cynical or you take an opportunity to enjoy life. So we're just helping out. Take 'Get Lucky' to the beach and have fun.''
The 1969 session, including the only known recording of 'Sunshine Woman' by the band, will be included on a re-issue of 'The Complete BBC Sessions'...
The 55 year old actor joined Chris Martin and co. on stage in New Jersey to perform 'Earth Angel' and 'Johnny B. Goode'.
Bjork Digital comes to London's Somerset House in September, along with a single live show at the Royal Albert Hall.
Kim Kardashian released an audio excerpt from a phone call between Kanye and Taylor Swift over the lyrics of 'Famous' - but if it was recorded...
There's very much a strength of conviction in remaining what you were, but arguably more so in becoming what you want to be.
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.
Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.