The Vaccines, Ellie Goulding and Palma Violets have joined the lineups of this year's Ibiza Rocks and Mallorca Rocks festivals, bolstering a list of performers that already included Jake Bugg, Foals and Example.
History is littered with forgotten British indie-rock bands. Anyone remember the Farm? How about Space Monkeys? Or the Dylans? Exactly. For every Blur or Oasis that manages to make a dent in the collective consciousness of music fans, there are dozens of groups that everyone talks about for about six months before erasing them from their memory, presumably to make room for the next buzz band.
He may only have a couple of albums and a handful of minor U.K. hits to his name, but Vaccines guitarist Freddie Cowan definitely knows what kind of music he likes -- and the list doesn't include Rihanna or Coldplay.
Good news for Keane fans: 'Strangeland,' the forthcoming fourth studio album, has the same vibe as the band's early efforts, singer Tom Chaplin says.
As for the sonic attributes of 'Strangeland,' pianist Tim Rice-Oxley credits another British group's initial album for the direction Keane chose.