Our top albums of the month.
May has been a triumph for artists both new and well-established as we look at their respective genre-bending latest efforts. Whether it's the rap game or the indie-folk category, these are May's best album releases; records that will leave an impression for the rest of the year ahead.
Big Thief - U.F.O.F.
This Brooklyn band's new album is their 4AD Records debut and it's everything we could want from an indie-rock album. Female-led bands have become a very welcome trend of late, and Big Thief have already received widespread critical acclaim for their uplifting brand of modern folk that makes for essential summer listening.
He'll be touring the country following Camp Flog Gnaw.
The support his latest album 'Flower Boy', Tyler The Creator has announced a series of US tour dates which he will headline from October to November. He'll kick things off with an appearance at Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival in Los Angeles before travelling the length of the country.
Tyler The Creator embarks on his US tour in October
The 26-year-old rapper topped the US rap charts with his new album 'Flower Boy', and now the nation will get to hear it all live as he embarks on a run of 19 dates starting with his very own event Camp Flog Gnaw on October 28th to 29th. It's the sixth annual event, taking its name from his clothing label Golf Wang but spelt backwards, and will also feature artists like 2 Chainz, A$AP Rocky, Earl Sweatshirt, Kid Cudi, Lana Del Rey, Migos, Solange, Vince Staples, Willow Smith and Jaden Smith.
Continue reading: Tyler The Creator Hits The Road With New US Fall Dates
The rapper is quite the character when it comes to chat shows.
One of alternative hip hop's most eccentric entertainers Tyler The Creator proved to be quite the guest to remember when he appeared on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' this week, cheekily grabbing the host's butt and neglecting to wear pants for his interview.
Tyler The Creator performing live
The rapper briefly lid his hand to Stephen Colbert's rear as he greeted him with a hug, then proceeded to deny he did such a thing. In fact, Stephen was forced to replay the footage in slow motion, to which Tyler broke his deadpan expression with a mischievous grin.
Continue reading: Tyler The Creator Is Hilariously Weird On Stephen Colbert
New album 'Flower Boy' comes later this summer.
With his fourth album 'Flower Boy' coming soon, Tyler The Creator has shared his latest single entitled 'Boredom' as he gears up to appear at a handful of summer festivals, as well as his own Camp Flog Gnaw event. It also follows his new deal with Converse.
Tyler the Creator to unveil new album 'Flower Boy'
'Boredom' is an ambient summer anthem with vocals from English singer Rex Orange County, Norwegian artist Anna Of The North and soul crooner Corinne Bailey Rae, as well as guitar from Austin Feinstein of LA indie band Slow Hollows. It comes following his double-single release '911/ Mr. Lonely' and lead single 'Who Day Boy' which shot to number two in New Zealand.
Continue reading: Tyler The Creator Drops New Single 'Boredom' Ahead Of Album Release
The rapper was denied entry to Britain on August 26th.
Rapper Tyler The Creator has spoken out after he was denied entry to the UK last week over song lyrics which he had penned as his alter-ego. The rapper, real name Tyler Gregory Okonma, told The Guardian he had been treated “like a terrorist” after being handed a three to five-year ban by the Home Office.
Tyler the Creator has been banned from entering the UK.
When Okonma tried to enter Britain on August 26th he was told he would not be able to enter the country for three to five years, with the Home Office claiming his presence would “not be conducive to the public good”.
Continue reading: Tyler The Creator Speaks Out On UK Ban
The rapper had cancelled his Reading & Leeds Festival performances earlier this week, citing "circumstances", which he's now detailed via social media.
The American star, who is in the middle of a solo tour having founded the hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (often simply referred to as Odd Future), says he is not allowed to enter the UK for “three to five years” because of “lyrics written in 2009”, writing on Twitter on Wednesday night (August 26th).
Tyler, The Creator cancelled his Reading & Leeds performances earlier this week
Continue reading: Tyler, The Creator Says He's Banned From Entering The UK For "3-5 Years"
The 'Life of the Party' singer has risen from internet fame to land a Number 1 record at his first attempt.
Internet sensation Shawn Mendes has completed his rise from a cult following on Vine to chart-topping sensation, as his full-length debut album has entered at Number 1 in the Billboard Top 200. Handwritten sold 119,000 units, including track and streaming album equivalent sales, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
16 year old Mendes is the youngest person to top the American album charts since 2010, when Justin Bieber – six months younger then than Mendes is now – spent a month at Number 1 with My World 2.0.
Shawn Mendes has scored his first Number 1 album with his debut 'Handwritten'
Continue reading: Shawn Mendes Scores US Chart Topper With Debut Album 'Handwritten'
Kendall and her famous friends have hit the annual music festival, but Tyler The Creator doesn't appear to be a fan.
Kendall Jenner is living the dream of many a 19 year old by spending the weekend partying at the Coachella festival, surrounded by friends including Hailey Baldwin and Justin Bieber. But while Kendall and her friends seemed to be having the time of her life at the desert festival, the reality star later incurred the wrath of rapper Tyler The Creator, who called her out in a foul mouth rant during his set.
Kendall has been partying at Coachella this weekend.
Performing on day two of the festival’s first weekend Tyler interrupted his set to address the V.IP. section of the audience telling them, “Y'all the n---as that got money and paid extra. F--k all y'all, y'all boring.”
The 24-year-old rapper will be performing on 44 dates across 2 continents on his upcoming tour, which kicks off in April.
Better late than never! Two months before his first show is scheduled, Tyler, The Creator has just announced that he will be heading out on a huge three month-long international tour that will span over North America and Europe.
Tyler will be playing 44 shows across two continents
The upcoming tour, which is 44-dates long, will kick off on 6th April at The Marquee in Tempe, Arizona, and will then see the 24-year-old rapper play concerts in New Orleans, Jacksonville, Miami Beach, Richmond and Detroit, as well as two shows at Coachella Music Festival.
Continue reading: Tyler, The Creator Announces Dates For Huge International Tour
Coachella 2015 brings some fantastic artists - new and old - to Indio, California.
It's that time of year again as the full line-up announcement for Coachella 2015 arrives following some spectacular headliners: AC/DC, Jack White and Drake will all top the bills at the two-weekend event in April.
Well known for its diverse collection of rock, pop, electronic, hip hop and indie artists from around the world, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is yet again set to arrive at the Empire Polo Club fields in Indio, California. Kicking off with the first event from Friday April 10th - 12th, the festival will repeat the following week from April 17th - 19th.
Date of birth
6th March, 1991