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This Week’s Gonzo – Alex welcomes Britpop legends Suede to the Gonzo couch

 
By on Friday, 5th November 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

This week’s Gonzo is really quite jam-packed with great stuff. For those of you who lived the ’90s Britpop revolution (or you are a big fan of that era of British music), Gonzo has a great treat for you tonight. Britpop legends Suede are Alexa’s guests tonight. Brett Anderson relates a story about Klaxons to Alexa, but we’re not sure where this is going… “We left Jamie from Klaxons lying down on a curb last night…don’t worry, he had a smile on his face.” Guess you’re going to have to watch this episode of Gonzo to find out!

Practically a resident advisor for Gonzo, Kele stops by for a birthday celebration and chats about the success of his solo album, ‘The Boxer’, released in June. Thanks to the wonders of the internet (and really, the even more wondrous Skype), American indie rockers We Are Scientists reach Alexa over the miles to say hello all the way from Texas. There’s even a chat with Everything Everything about the director’s cut of ‘Photoshop Handsome’, their newest (and most likely creepiest) video.

For the sci-fi fans out there, current Doctor Who heartthrob Matt Smith pops over to recommend a favourite song. There’s also a special performance by Chapel Club of their fab latest single, ‘All the Eastern Girls’.

Watch this week’s MTV Gonzo tonight at 7 pm on MTV Rocks, with a repeat at 9 pm on MTV.

 

WIN / Tickets to see Goldfrapp in Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester or Newcastle

 
By on Friday, 5th November 2010 at 11:00 am
 

We have two pairs of tickets for Goldfrapp‘s tour starting next week on the 9th in Bristol to give away to two lucky winners. Fancy your chances?

The tickets will be for their show at Birmingham O2 Academy (Sunday 14th November), Leeds O2 Academy (Tuesday 16th November), Manchester Academy (Wednesday 17th November) -OR- Newcastle O2 Academy (Saturday 20th November 2010) – winner’s choice. All you have to do is provide your name, which gig you wish to attend and your email address (so we can contact if you win). Entries to this contest must be received by Thursday 11 November, 5 PM GMT. Then we will choose two winners from the entries received. Good luck!

This competition is now closed. Winners will be contacted shortly.

 

This Week’s Gonzo – Klaxons have a visit with Alexa

 
By on Friday, 29th October 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

On tonight’s episode of MTV Gonzo, Klaxons spend some quality time with host Alexa Chung and reveal to us some little-known facts. Take this quote from Jamie Reynolds (who also guested as a panelist for Lammo’s Roundtable yesterday evening): “We asked Charlotte Church if she’d sing with us, she said she didn’t know who we were and she had a boyfriend.” Ooh, snap!

O Children from Liverpool make an appearance, as does Andy Serkis…you know him better as Gollum in the Lord of the Rings films and even more recently as Ian Dury in ‘Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll’. For a bit of a blast from the past, the recently reformed Suede provide you the viewers their ‘Greatest Hits for a Blagger’s Guide’, while London parody band the Midnight Beast boys point their fickle finger at ‘Pop Divas’. There’s even a performance by hotly-tipped Darwin Deez, playing his brilliant single ‘Constellations’. You won’t want to miss this episode of Gonzo.

Watch this week’s MTV Gonzo tonight at 7 pm on MTV Rocks, with a repeat at 9 pm on MTV.

 

This Week’s Gonzo – Graham Coxon, Magnetic Man, the Vaccines and more come by

 
By on Thursday, 21st October 2010 at 2:00 pm
 

This Friday’s new episode of MTV Gonzo promises to be a treat with some amazing guests. Graham Coxon, former (and perhaps continuing?) guitarist of seminal Britpop band Blur but now a solo artist in his own right, stops in for a visit with Alexa Chung, participating in an activity I’d never think of in a million years. The two personalities sketch each other!

Hot off the electronic scene, the talented chaps of dubstep act Magnetic Man also visit the Gonzo set. When confronted by the prospect of being up against Cliff Richard on the UK singles chart, band member Artwork proclaims, “Cliff Richard, I’ve got nothing against him I just want to beat him (in the charts)”. Not to be outdone, his bandmate Skream comments, “I just want to beat him up”. Yikes.

Recent blogosphere darlings the Vaccines come by to introduce themselves to the MTV-watching public. Judging from the hype surrounding their first single released this summer, ‘If You Wanna’, you’d be advised to keep an eye on this London quartet. If you’re looking for tips from your favourite stars, Gonzo has you covered as well. The Midnight Beast offer their unique point of view on boybands, and Kele Okereke recommends a new band. And if that weren’t enough, the show will also premiere a brand new promo video from My Chemical Romance. Whew!

Watch this week’s MTV Gonzo tomorrow night, Friday, at 7 pm on MTV Rocks, with a repeat at 9 pm on MTV.

 

First-ever Gonzo with Alexa Chung – Carl Barat, Kings of Leon, Professor Green and the Ting Tings stop in

 
By on Friday, 15th October 2010 at 11:00 am
 

If you were worried that things had gone south when Zane Lowe presented his final episode of MTV Gonzo in April, have no fear, the series is back and it’s Friday night, all right! And with a new host, Alexa Chung.

Alexa will be welcoming some pretty big names to the famous couch tonight. Carl Barat will no doubt be coming along to talk about his new debut album just released on 04 October. From the goss we’ve heard, Carl said he likes the show so much that he’d love to work on it if he wasn’t making music.

Kings of Leon will also make an appearance just prior to their fifth studio album, ‘Come Around Sundown’, being released on Monday (18 October). Additional guests include Professor Green, who touched off a wee flame war with Kate Nash and Cribs fans on Twitter yesterday, and Manchester’s Ting Tings, who have returned to the music scene with a catchy new single, ‘Hands’.

Watch the new MTV Gonzo featuring Alexa Chung as presenter tonight at 7 pm on MTV Rocks, with a repeat at 9 pm on MTV.

 

Abbey Road Debuts (Pilot Episode) – Everything Everything perform and talk with Tom Ravenscroft

 
By on Thursday, 14th October 2010 at 12:00 pm
 

I am pleased to announce that on late Friday night (er…very early Saturday morning) Channel 4 will premiere a pilot for a possible new programme called ‘Abbey Road Debuts’. If you like ‘Live at Abbey Road’, it’s got a similar feel, but what the makers of this show are trying to go for is presenting new musical talent, bands you’ve probably never heard of because they have yet to get any broadcast or mainstream attention. Think of BBC Radio’s ‘In New Music We Trust’ segments but having a telly counterpart – beautifully shot telly with amazing sound in a historic place – and you have the general gist of what I’m talking about.

Interestingly, when this pilot was shot, they chose Manchester’s Everything Everything as their guests. At the time, almost no one knew who they were, as they had just signed to a record label. Fast forward to where we are in October and look at the band now: they just played a sold-out gig at home (Manchester Deaf Institute on Tuesday) and have been making waves all around the world on the strength of their debut album ‘Man Alive’ released in the UK in August (read my review here).

So I take their choice of Everything Everything as their first guests as a very good sign, a sign that the people behind ‘Abbey Road Debuts’ will take their jobs seriously if this is to become a regular show like ‘Live at Abbey Road’ and will present some amazing up-and-coming talent if given the opportunity.

The show is hosted by BBC 6music presenter and the late John Peel’s son Tom Ravenscroft, whose disarming and laidback demeanour is perfect as he speaks to the Manchester-based quartet as they get ready to perform for a very small (and may I add very lucky) group of fans in the round. The thought of being in one of Abbey Road’s studios with one of my favourite bands gives me chills. The effect is a visually and sonically stunning experience even more intimate than ‘Live at Abbey Road’, and I really like the idea behind the programme. Let’s hope it gets picked up for a series (fingers crossed).

Be sure and watch the pilot episode of ‘Abbey Road Debuts’ with Everything Everything on Channel 4 at 12.35 AM GMT on Friday night / Saturday morning.

 
 
 

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