Lowlives Debut Video For New Track, ‘I Don’t Like You’

West Coast rockers Lowlives have debuted a video for their track, ‘I Don’t Like You’, following the premiere over on BBC Radio One’s Rock Show With Daniel P Carter.

It’s been released as part of a 3-track effort of the same name, including a b-side called ‘Church’ along with an acoustic version of ‘I Don’t Like You’.

Vocalist/guitarist Lee Downer had this to say about putting the song together.

“The writing process for ‘I Don’t Like You’ came about really fast. I’d had the main riff of the song for such a long time, it’s pretty much the first thing I play when I’m trying out guitars and I oddly never tried to work it into a song. At the time we had a huge batch of songs written that were all pretty fast tempo wise, but I really wanted to have one that had that quiet/loud Pixies kinda vibe where it’s pretty much the same riff throughout the whole song.”

Check out the video for the track below.

The three track ‘I Don’t Like You’ EP is available now.

You can purchase/download it via Bandcamp.

Dave Grohl Emails BBC Staff To Thank Them For Times Like These Charity Cover

So, it’s been a week after the BBC sent out a heartwarming ‘Times Like These’ cover into the world for charity and being the amazing human that he is, he has sent an email to the staff who were able to make the core happen, thanking them all for their support and for giving him “the chance to be a part of something so much bigger”.

Foo Fighters own Dave and Drummer Taylor Hawkins took part in addition with members from Biffy Clyro, Royal Blood and more to support “the global effort to stay safe and stay home during the coronavirus crisis”. The cover has been climbing the charts since where you can either download or stream it right here to help push it further!

To all of my friends at the BBC,” he writes.

What a crazy few months it’s been for all of us. And what an incredible honour to see and hear my song Times Like These transformed by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge Allstars for – well, for times like these. The response has been incredible and I wanted to thank you all for your support.

When my manager first called and explained the project to me, I literally had to fight back tears – that’s how flattered I was that the BBC would consider one of my songs for such an important cause.

To all those amazing artists who took the time to learn and sing the words that I scribbled on a bit of hotel stationery nearly 20 years ago – I am beyond humbled. You have no idea.

I hope this new version of the song helps lift people’s spirits a little, and that the proceeds we’re donating to Comic Relief and Children In Need reach as many people affected by COVID-19 as possible.

Thanks again, for giving me the chance to be a part of something so much bigger. I look forward to the day that we’ll all be back in a muddy field again, singing our hearts out together.

It’s times like these we learn to live again…”

BBC Radio Announce Location for Big Weekend 2017!

BBC Radio 1 have announced the location for 2017’s Big Weekend Festival!

The venue has been selected as Burton Constable Hall in Hull which will take place 27-28th May.

The first artists announced are Little Mix, Kings of Leon and Stormzy which more to be announced.

Tickets are given away over a two day period which are yet to be announced.

Here’s a few performances from last years festivals: