On Tuesday (Apr. 8), British indie-rock stalwarts Wild Beasts announced a new collection of U.S. summer tour dates, and released a music video for "A Simple Beautiful Truth," from their excellent recent album "Present Tense."
Her five years off were packed with lows (meltdowns, label shakeups) and highs (marriage, kids), but with new album "Sheezus," pop's outspoken Brit is ready to put behind the "ego and narcissism" of her early work and prove what a nice person she is — but not before she shows you, as she says, how hard it is out there for a bitch.
"We wanted to stay under the radar for as long as we could -- now is the time for us to really show the world what we're about," says Ashton Irwin, the 19-year-old drummer of Australian pop-rock band 5 Seconds of Summer, which released its stateside debut EP, "She Looks So Perfect," April 1 on Capitol Records.
Calm and affable away from the microphone, Samuel Herring turns into an animal behind it. That's one of the reasons why the band, which released its fourth album "Singles" on Mar. 25, captivated David Letterman when it made its late-night TV debut on "The Late Show" on Mar. 3.