David Byrne curates this years edition of the Meltdown festival to take place in London from Agust 17 - August 30 2015. Since 1993 some of the world most distinguished musicians have been the guest directors of Meltdown. From John Peel through to Massive Attack, via David Bowie, Patti Smith, Morrissey and more, Meltdown has given seminal artists the chance to pick their favourite artists to play and exhibit their work at Southbank Centre.
"This is going to be exciting! I plan to invite performers I've seen – and I do get out – and others I've missed or have dreamed of seeing. It's going to be a bit of fun puzzle solving I imagine – seeing who's interested, who is available and what venues at Southbank Centre are appropriate. I really hope to find things that take this beyond sit-down concerts as well – but of course I'm speaking way too early as I'm still working on my wish list.", Byrne said in a statement on the Meltdown website.
One of the confirmed names for the 2015 line-up of the festival is Atomic Bomb!, an all-star band celebrating the music of William Onyeabor. Onyeabor's music has been released on Luaka Bop in a beautiful boxset last year. The Atomic Bomb! band uses a different line-up of musicians for each of their rare shows, and it's likely Byrne will join the band on stage during Meltdown, like he did earlier in New York City.
Other confirmed names for Meltdown 2015 include Anna Calvi, Sunn O))), Benjamin Clementine and Young Marble Giants. More info on Meltdown and tickets on the Meltdown website.
Aishlin and Jerry Harrison - Heaven (for Tom)
Thursday, 19 February 2015 20:06
Last year, Jerry Harrison, along with his daughter Aishlin, recorded a new version of the Talking Heads song "Heaven" in memoriam of Tom, a close friend of the Harrison family. Jerry asked to share the track with the world here on Talking-heads.net, where you can stream it and also read Jerry's note on the new version: 'Heaven (for Tom)' and Jerry's personal note.
Video for Chris und Tina's 'Incognito'
Monday, 29 December 2014 11:00
Chris und Tina is the name of the new electronic music project of Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth. They recently recorded brand new material which is expected for release in 2015. Meanwhile, Los Angelos based videographers Laura and Isabella Sfez produced a video for the track 'Incognito'. The song was originally released on the Chicks on Speed all-girl-only electro compilation 'Girl Monster' in 2006. The song was released as a Tina Weymouth solo track, but involved Chris as well.
Sin Mucho Sentido: a latin Tribute to Stop Making Sense
Monday, 24 November 2014 14:21
Brooklyn based label Ponk Records released “Sin Mucho Sentido: A Tribute to Talking Heads” on November 21st. The album celebrates the 30th anniversary of the iconic concert film and album “Stop Making Sense” with ten covers recorded by some of the finest Latin indie artists on the label.