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Electro duo Goldfrapp are writing the music for a new London stage adaptation of Greek tragedy Medea.
The Ooh La La hitmakers are overseeing the score of the National Theatre's new take on Euripides' story of loss and revenge.
Alison Goldfrapp took to Twitter.com to announce the collaboration, writing, "Hi! Wanted to let you know we're writing the music for National Theatre's production of #Medea directed by Carrie Cracknell."
Continue reading: Goldfrapp To Pen Score For Helen Mccrory's Turn As Medea
Alison Goldfrapp wants to ''create narrative and atmosphere'' with her work, to take listeners on ''emotional journeys''.
Alison Goldfrapp wants to take her fans on an ''emotional journey''.
The Goldfrapp singer has produced a short film inspired by her latest album 'Tales of Us' and says working on music and film both come from a desire to ''create narrative and atmosphere''.
She said: ''For me personally, they both come from a similar desire to create narrative and atmosphere, and to take the listener/viewer on an emotional journey.
Continue reading: Alison Goldfrapp Wants To Inspire 'emotional Journeys'
Lady Gaga will face off against Sir Elton John and Vampire Weekend for the Outstanding Music Artist prize at the GLAAD Media Awards this spring.
Lady GaGa has been nominated for the Outstanding Music Artist prize at the GLAAD Media Awards.
The 'Applause' singer has been recognised by the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender organisation for her long-standing support of gay rights, reflected in her new album 'ARTPOP'.
Continue reading: Lady Gaga Nominated For GLAAD Media Award
'AM" shot straight to the top of the album charts after shifting more than 157,000 units in it's first week
The Arctic Monkeys have done it again! Their fifth album to date has entered the chart at number one after a strong week of sales since last week's release, with AM racking up more than 157,000 in sold units in only a few days. What's more, the band have made history by being the first indie band to achieve the feat of earning five No. 1 albums back-to-back, making the feat all the more impressive.
The Arctics have assumed their place among rock royalty
AM, which was released via Domino Record on Monday, 9 September, is now the second most successful album of 2013 in terms of units sold in the first week. It sits behind only Daft Punk's Random Access Memories, which sold more than 165,000 copies during its first week of release in May, according to the Official Charts Company. The Sheffield band's fifth number one entry is also frontman Alex Turner's sixth number one entry, after his cinematic side project The Last Shadow Puppets topped the charts at the first time of asking with 2008's The Age of the Understatement.
Continue reading: Arctic Monkeys Make History With Their Fifth Consecutive Number One
Singer/songwriter Polly Scattergood insists she would sell her kidneys for a ticket to see her idol David Bowie perform live, and admits it would be a dream come true to take to the stage with him one day.
The singer/songwriter - who is supporting Goldfrapp for the Summer Series at London's Somerset House on Saturday night (20.07.13) - says it would be a dream come true to see the 66-year-old star live in concert and she would be even more overjoyed if she could perform alongside him one day.
She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: ''The absolutely dream to collaborate with would be Bowie. I heard a few rumours he was going to go out and play at Glastonbury. I would literally sell my kidneys to go and see him.''
Continue reading: Polly Scattergood Would Sell Kidneys For Bowie Gig
The east London festival boasts an all-star line up
LoveBox is quickly emerging as one of thr most popular festivals in the U.K, as easier to reach, cheaper and less muddy inner-city festivals take precedent over trekking to the countryside and losing all your money in a puddle.
This year, Lovebox will see the likes of Plan B, Goldfrapp, Azealia Banks, Jurrassic 5, Flying Lotus, Hurts, Rudimental, Paul Kalkbrenner, Aluna Georgem Wiley and Foreign Beggars descend upon Victoria Park. Saturday's headliner, Plan B said: “Lovebox at Victoria Park! My home crowd of East London right on my doorstep – I can't wait.” DJs confirmed for the summer festival so far include A-Trak and Mark Ronson while Noisey, Heidi, Red Bull Academy, Hot Creations and Annie Mac, who will each host stages at the festival. Banks said, "I love UK crowds, so it's going to be amazing to play a festival in London." Speaking about their excitement at closing the Sunday session Goldfrapp said: “I am so honoured to have been asked to play at this year's Lovebox festival. It’s a really special festival and I’m excited to get back on stage in front of what is always one of the best crowds!”
Continue reading: Lovebox Line Up Features Plan B, Goldfrapp, Azelia Banks
Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory have been providing us with perfectly pitched high quality pop for nearly thirteen years now. Their output has always been extraordinarily reliable and has evolved through time to seemingly be just that much further forward than the mainstream, making them both interesting, pioneering and influential. They may not be as well known as the household names they have laid a musical path for but they have certainly been responsible in aiding the breakthrough of many of today's more high profile acts.
Continue reading: Goldfrapp, The Singles Album Review
Elbow, Marina and the Diamonds and Goldfrapp are among artists to sign up for this year's Little Noise Sessions.
The artists have the joined the bill for the annual intimate charity concerts, which see artists play special stripped back sets in London to aid charity Mencap.
Guy Garvey of Elbow - who will open the sessions, which are curated by radio DJ Jo Whiley - said: "We are dead proud to be added to the list of amazing bands that have done the Little Noise Sessions for Jo Whiley and Mencap.
Continue reading: Elbow And Goldfrapp Sign Up For Little Noise Sessions
Will Gregory has revealed Goldfrapp are starting to work on their sixth album.
Goldfrapp are starting work on their sixth album.
Musician Will Gregory finds getting back together with bandmate Alison Goldfrapp "refreshing" following his recent work on opera 'Piccard in Space'.
He told Radio station BBC6 Music: "I am ready to do it now, to get back to Goldfrapp will be a very refreshing change.
Continue reading: Goldfrapp Starting New Album
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