News featuring Björk

The following news stories mention Björk. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 32324 hours ago.

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Tuesday 14th July

  • Viet Cong, Ought, Moon King to Play Edmonton's Up + Downtown Fest

    Organizers have just announced the initial lineup for the third edition of Edmonton's annual Up + Downtown Music Festival. The event hits various Edmonton venues from October 9 to 11 and will include over 70 performers. Now, we get a preview of what's to come with the first batch of acts. Artists confirmed for the 2015 edition of Up + Downtown include Viet Cong, Earthless, Ought, Humans, Brant Bjork, the Wet Secrets, Moon King, Jerusalem in My Heart, Slates, the Provincial Archive, the Sumner Brothers, Kalle Mattson, No Sinner, the Highway Kind, Duplekita, Artisan Loyalist, Chron...

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Thursday 9th July

  • Iness Mezel: Strong review – powerful vocals mix north Africa and Europe


    Iness Mezel knows how to choose a good producer, even if she seems less sure as to the direction her music should take. Brought up in Algeria and France, with a French-Italian mother and an Algerian father, she’s a singer-songwriter whose work reflects her upbringing, with songs in Berber/Amazigh, French and now English. Her 2011 album Beyond the Trance was an impressive affair, produced by Justin Adams and dominated by his gutsy, bluesy guitar work. Now she has turned to John Reynolds, of Björk and Sinéad O’Connor fame, for an album that is aimed at a more mainstream audience. It starts well, with Mezel in powerful voice on the upbeat Silent Waters and Izha Wuliw, on which she mixes north African styles and funk, backed by Reynolds on drums, bass and keyboards, along with guitar and Berber percussion. But then she drifts away into pleasant but far less distinctive…

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Wednesday 8th July

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Tuesday 7th July

  • Noel Gallagher dominates vinyl sales in the UK in 2015

    Gallagher’s High Flying Birds top sales of both albums and singles on vinyl during the first half of the year

    Let no one say the vinyl market is dominated by the dinosaurs of rock or their fans. Actually, scratch that – because it is. The Official Charts Company has released its lists of the bestselling vinyl albums and singles this year, and both are dominated by Men of Rock of a certain age.

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  • NPR's favorite music of 2015 so far (including G.L.O.S.S.)

    by Andrew Sacher

    It's that time again. We're about halfway through 2015, and music websites have been posting lists of their favorite music of the year so far. NPR posted their favorite albums, favorite songs and favorite new artists. As always, NPR's list is especially diverse. It has a lot of the artists that have ended up on mosts lists this year (Alabama Shakes, Bjork, Courtney Barnett, The Social Experiment, Kendrick Lamar, Sufjan Stevens, etc) but also jazz, classical, ambient, Cumbia, and less universally-acclaimed country and metal artists. There's definitely some cool stuff on there to check out. You can listen to their songs list here (over 100 songs, and you're allowed 6 skips) and look at the written list here. Albums here. New artists here.

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  • Björk review – singer shines in achingly personal, stripped down performance

    Castlefield Bowl, Manchester

    Icelandic superstar, sporting a DayGlo butterfly outfit, performs the intense Vulnicura, chronicling her break up with artist Matthew Barney

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