January 21st 2008 sees the release of 'Chasing Pavements' - the first full single from Adele. Born in Tottenham and raised in Brixton, 19 year old Londoner Adele has been songwriting and playing guitar since she was 14.
Blues tinged and melancholic, Adele describes 'Chasing Pavements' as 'It's me being hopeful for a relationship that's very much over. The sort of relationship you hate when you're in it, but miss when you're not'. A hymn to lost love and regret, 'Chasing Pavements' follows Adele's first limited edition single 'Hometown Glory'.
Citing her influences as diverse as Etta James, Jill Scott, Bjork, Dusty Springfield, Billy Bragg, Billie Holiday, Jeff Buckley, The Cure and Peggy Lee, Adele also recently completed her first solo UK tour, having toured previously with the likes of Jack Penate, Jamie T, Raul Midon, Amos Lee and Devendra Banhart. She will be playing a selection of dates between now and January.
'Chasing Pavements' will be available on CD, 7' vinyl and download and will be released on XL Recordings. The single will include Adele's version of the Sam Cooke track 'That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On'. Both 'Chasing Pavements' and 'Hometown Glory' are featured on her debut album '19', which is released on Monday January 28th.
'Chasing Pavements' is released as a download on Sunday 13th January and on CD, 7' vinyl on Monday January 21st on XL Recordings.
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.