The Vulture Nest: Latest Music News
When Vulture heard the Spice Girls were reuniting for Spice Girls: the Musical – titled Viva Forever! – this was our reaction:
Then, the little primary school girl inside all of us proceeded to squeal hysterically. It’s no time to get carried away because this is not the reunion tour we were denied back in 2008, when “personal commitments” saw the group cancel a large chunk of their international tour. Viva Forever! was written by the comic genius behind Ab Fab, Jennifer Saunders and produced by Judy Cramer, the lass behind Mamma Mia, so it’s safe to say it’s in good hands.
Bodacious and curvaceous songstress Adele is pregnant with her boyfriend Simon Konecki (yeah we thought about the movie Grease, too). She recently made the announcement on her website; “Im [sic] delighted to announce that Simon and I are expecting our first child together. I wanted you to hear the news direct from me, obviously we’re over the moon and very excited but please respect our privacy at this precious time. Yours always, Adele xx”
Here are three things you may not have ever thought you’d see in the same sentence: M83, Tom Cruise, and science fiction film. The Playlist reports Anthony Gonzales, the dreamy Frenchman behind the dramatic sounding M83 will be composing the musical score for Oblivion. This sci-fi film features Tom Cruise as Jack Harper, one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Sounds dope. It’s directed by Joseph Kosinki, the same director behind the Daft Punk-scored Tron: Legacy and is due for release next April. You know what? We’re beginning to think this Joseph Kosinki has a fucking good taste in music. So much respect for you right now, Joseph Kosinki.
There’s some exciting stuff happening over at Tame Impala HQ, who suggest they have progressed their 70s psychedelia further into the realm of synth for their second album, although the details are still a little hazy at this stage. In an interview with Mess+Noise in 2010, front man Kevin Parker promised a “major departure” from the band’s 2009 debut Innerspeaker.
“On this next album, it’s going to open up completely what we can do sonically and songwriting [wise],” he said, “back when I was doing Innerspeaker, I felt like I should make an album with only guitars, and use no synths, because I felt like it was a compromise to what we do. But I now know that it’s not.” Watch the teaser here:
Another magazine bites the dust. Publisher of Brisbane’s streetpress Rave Magazine have called it quits on the print edition after 21 years and 1047 issues, but will retain its online presence, although online advertising would not generate enough revenue. In a statement made early last week, Colin Rankin said his staff will be paid full entitlements but does not rule out the possibility of a last-minute rescue. “The phones have been running hot this afternoon so if something suitable can be worked out there could be a reprieve of sorts,” he told the Brisbane Times online, “but I can’t say whether that will happen or not at this stage.” Maybe Gina Reinhart could help them out? #we’resuretheydratherdie.