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Friday, October 31, 2008

Lily Allen Takes On The Guardian

After a not so pleasant write up about the latest press release for Lily's new album "Its Not Me, Its You", Ms. Allen took it upon herself to reply to the article herself.

Check out the article HERE

Here is Lily's reply:

i think that what you wrote earlier was thoughtless and uncalled for. Murray was an all too easy target, he has a lot of respect for me and was only trying to be enthusiastic about something he feels passionate about. It's quite obvious the part of his press release you referred to was "tongue in cheek". As we all know, it would be ridiculous to compare me to Wordsworth or Bennett and your poking fun at his reference was cheap, really. Personally i don't care , i'm perfectly used to people poking fun at me, but Murray doesn't put himself in front of the camera, and in my opinion didn't deserve the ridicule. It's hard enough being my press officer at the best of times, and i don't think anyone would appreciate their friend or business associate being called "madam" by someone who had never met them. it's plain rude. i wonder if maybe there is some other agenda in the guardian blog office regarding myself, as it seems the things i have read there always tend to be quite negative? Well anyway , i hope we can put this all behind us and that you can move on to writing something else that makes other people feel stupid , and you feel more clever.
lily allen

p.s i wish you had called me earlier , I would have quoted Upon Westminster Bridge (maybe the most popular of Wordsworths poems,but arguably the best) down the phone at you word for word. it was the first poem i recited at school and has always stuck with me. It was, in fact the inspiration behind my song LDN . I have never been a massive fan of Bennett though.

I must say...the article was quite harsh.

Likely Looks: Meiko - Boys With Girlfriends

There is something about Meiko that takes her out of that typical "singer/songwriter" genre and makes her a little more unique.

With her first video for "Boys With Girlfriends", Meiko is caught running around LA and away from the girlfriend (aka a big giant pluhie bear dressed in pink).

I think I would have run away from a giant plushie as well...

Oh, and she's also on the Hotel Cafe tour if you want to catch her

Here are the dates:
October 2008
28 - Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
29 - Philadelphia, PA - World Cafe Live
30 - New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
31 - Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club

November 2008
1 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg
3 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts Front Room
5 - Chicago, IL - Park West
6 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater
7 - Madison, WI - High Noon Saloon
8 - Saint Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill
9 - Lawrence, KS - Liberty Hall
11 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater
12 - Salt Lake City, UT - Avalon Theater
13 - Boise, ID - Big Easy Concert House
14 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
15 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey
17 - San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
18 - Los Angeles, CA - Fonda Theater

and NOW for the video!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lily Allen Posts A New Song On MySpace

Lily Allen has posted a new song on her MySpace page called "Everyone's At It".

A little more rugged, a lot more sirens and of course I love it...

Listen now!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Radiohead Sell Approximately 3 Million Copies Of In Rainbows

Talk about sales for a self released album! Radiohead have revealed that their grand total of albums so far sold for "In Rainbows" is a whopping 3 million copies!

The stats were revealed at the You Are In Control conference in Iceland this month and here are the stats:

* In Rainbows has sold three million copies thus far, a figure that includes downloads from, physical CDs, a deluxe 2-CD/vinyl box set, as well as sales via iTunes and other digital retailers.

* The In Rainbows deluxe edition sold 100,000 copies via Radiohead fan service W.A.S.T.E.

* Radiohead made more money prior to In Rainbows' January 2008 physical release than its total take on 2003's Hail To the Thief.

* The physical release of In Rainbows entered both the US and UK charts at #1 in January, despite having been freely available since October 2007.

* In Rainbows was the first Radiohead album available on iTunes, where it went in at #1 in January, selling 30,000 in its first week.

Lesson of the day...self releasing your album is the way to go!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Kate Nash and Hot Chip = Moshi Moshi's 10th Birthday Celebration

For all of you readers across the pond...Saturday (October 18) should be a day of celebration! Moshi Moshi is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with performances from Kate Nash, Hot Chip, Florence and the Machine, Tilly and the Wall,and others at This Is Not London.

Here are the full details:

Moshi Moshi Records 10th Birthday featuring…

Hot Chip (live)
Florence and the Machine (live)
Kate Nash (live) + Tilly and the Wall (live)
James Yuill (live)
Slow Club (live)
The Mae Shi (live)
The Wave Pictures (live)
Greco-Roman Soundsystem with Ross Allen
Joe Hot Chip and Drums of Death (live)

Ifs you've got some extra cash to spare (and this one is well worth it) tickets are £18.50 and available HERE

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Oasis Hit #5 on the Billboard Charts

Oasis have hit #5 on the Billboard charts selling 53,000 copies!

Its their best debut on the U.S. charts since "Be Here Now" hit #2 in 1997.

Of course, they hit #1 in the UK as well as Italy and Japan. They also charted in the top 10 in ten other countries including:

Ireland #2
Switzerland #2
Sweden #8
France #4
Belgium #9
Australia #5
New Zealand #6
Germany #8
Argentina #3
Canada #5

Now for the tour with Ryan Adams...and no Canadian douchebags allowed on stage pushing Noel Gallagher thank you very much.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Kings Of Leon Are Playing Madison Square Garden

The Followill brothers (and cousin!) have come a long way in the past few years. From playing Radio City Music Hall last time as their biggest NYC show to date, the Tennessee boys have upgraded to Madison Square Garden to support their new album "Only By The Night"

The show will take place on January 29, will go on sale october 24th at 10AM.


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

OKOBOS Music Festival - Ticket Giveaway

The Likely Broads is able to offer our readers a pair of tickets for the upcoming OKOBOS Music Festival on Saturday, October 11 at Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

You've got two days to enter and until the weekend to figure out travel so get crackin'! Just send an email to and we will select a winner at random. The winner will be announced Thursday so if you entered be sure to check your in boxes.

Scheduled to perform are:

Death Cab For Cutie
M. Ward
Ben Harper And The Innocent Criminals
Ben Folds
Ingrid Michaelson
…and more

Friday, October 03, 2008

Dirty Pretty Things Split Up

Its just been announced that Dirty Pretty Things have split up after only two albums!

“It's been a glorious three years which we all would gladly live out again, but it is time for us to try new things. (not The Libertines),” Carl Barrett said in a statement.

The good news is that they will be committed to their upcoming UK dates so if you have tickets consider it the last time you'll ever see them.

Here are the remaining dates:
Oct 4 2008 ABC Glasgow
Oct 4 2008 Bunker Bar (DPT DJ Set and Aftershow) Glasgow
Oct 5 2008 Old Picture House Edinburgh
Oct 7 2008 Academy 2 Manchester
Oct 8 2008 Metropolitan University Leeds
Oct 9 2008 Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton
Oct 10 2008 Propaganda @ Gatecrasher (Carl DJ Set) Birmingham
Oct 11 2008 Keele University Newcastle
Oct 11 2008 Glasshouse Republic (DPT DJ Set) Leeds
Oct 12 2008 The Junction Cambridge
Oct 12 2008 Soul Tree (Didz and Gary DJ Set and Aftershow) Cambridge
Oct 13 2008 UEA Norwich
Oct 14 2008 The Roundhouse London, London and South East
Oct 16 2008 Academy Oxford
Oct 18 2008 Guildhall Southampton
Oct 18 2008 Soul Cellar (Didz and Gary DJ Set and Aftershow) Southampton
Oct 23 2008 Hertfordshire University Hatfield
Oct 24 2008 Propaganda @ Academy Bristol (Carl DJ Set) Bristol
Nov 1 2008 University of Essex Student Union Essex
Nov 2 2008 Mandela Hall Belfast
Nov 3 2008 The Academy Dublin
Nov 5 2008 Cyrprus Avenue Cork
Nov 6 2008 Greystones Theatre Wicklow
Nov 7 2008 Roisin Dubh

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Likely Looks: Katy Perry - Hot N Cold

I am not going to lie...I absolutely love Katy Perry. She's cute, she writes great pop songs and she's definitely got 80's influence running through her veins.

Her new single and video, 'Hot N Cold' is one of those upbeat tracks that will give you a little daily pickup. Enjoy!

Hot N Cold