Friday, August 14, 2009

Kylie makes Calvin crap himself

Calvin Harris has revealed that his nerves got the best of him when he worked with Kylie on her last album, 'X', saying that he barely spoke and just 'tried not to offend her.' During the co-writing stage, Calvin was so overwhelmed that he just clammed up, and has terrible memories of Kylie's eyes 'glazing over.' However, Calvin has already said he is planning to work with the pop princess again next year - on a her new album perhaps? And to be fair, Calvin poses a good question: 'What do you do when you're in a room with Kylie?'

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Just Jack is not dead

But he's already making videos about the day he died. Okay so it's not terribly new - it came out a couple of weeks ago. But the new single, 'The Day I Died' is still very very good. The lead single from his new album 'All Night Cinema' failed to set the charts on fire (#17) so here's hoping this one does a little (lot) better because it is heartwarming and bittersweet and all the things a chav anthem is meant to be.

The single is out August 17 and the album on August 31, both on Mercury Records in the UK.

Simian Mobile Disco drink some bad blood :(

But that's ok because it results in a quite good song. It might even be better than the actual lead single from the album but this one doesn't have a video so despite winning the 'better' battle it loses the war.

Their new album is out August 17 on Wichita Records in the UK and sometime soon on Interscope in the US. Buy it. Thanks.

Update: Also catch Simian Mobile Disco on the Guardian's Music Weekly Podcast!