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The media and advertising industries are taking a "relaxed" view of government-backed plans to clamp down on sexualised imagery, including raunchy music videos.
The UK government has backed a report, the result of a six-month review, carried out by Mother's Union chief executive Reg Bailey in response to concerns over the commercialisation and sexualisation of children.
There had been the possibility of legislation to prevent the use and promotion of certain imagery. However, Bailey's report merely calls for voluntary regulation, according to The Guardian.
release their new record next month. It's called Skying and comes out through XL Records on July 11, which is just over a month to wait, for those of you not good with calendars and stuff like that.
Fans of the band will be pleased, then, to find out that the Southend-originating group have just confirmed a whole heap of shows for later in the year, October to be precise. October: 12 - London, Roundhouse
M83 "It's a double album. It's mainly about dreams, how every one is different, how you dream differently when you're a kid, a teenager, or an adult. I'm really proud of it. If you're doing a very long album, all the songs need to be different and I think I've done that with this one. Overall, it's pop — and very epic. Anyone who loved M83 before, they'll love this album even more. People that hated me, they're going to hate this, too."
Radiohead Oh, of course, it's finally time again for some more Radiohead news, this time concerning some The King of Limbs remixes. There will be a series of 12" remixes released throughout the Summer through XL/Ticker Tape. The first two tracks on the very first 12" release will be by Caribou who rework 'Little By Little' and Jacques Greene who works his magic on 'Lotus Flower'. Check out the artwork below. Sketchy.
That particular release comes out on July 4, available at selected independent record stores and through the band's official website. WAV formats will be available through Boomkat and also on radiohead.com.
Bjork will be undertaking a three week live residency at the Manchester International Festival.
Björk will be performing Biophilia which is "a multimedia project encompassing music, apps, internet, installations and live shows" and "celebrates how sound works in nature, exploring the infinite expanse of the universe, from planetary systems to atomic structure", which all sounds very interesting, although the words likely don't do it justice.
The residency will incorprate six live shows where she'll perform tracks from the new Biophilia album, with all kinds of musical accoutrements, musicians and collaborators. There is even talk of a 30-foot pendulum, which sounds awfully impressive. The Manchester shows will be the premiere of Biophilia but it will travel elsewhere to many other cities around the world, which is good news if you don't live in England or want to go to Manchester.
The shows take place on June 30 (20:30), July 3 (16:30), July 7 (20:30), July 10 (16:30) and July 16 (20:30). Tickets are priced at £45 and are available from here. Also playing at the MIF will be Damon Albarn, of Blur fame.