Sharp darts

Kanye West has announced the title of his seventh solo studio album. No release date has been announced for So Help Me God, but recent weeks have seen the release of singles “All Day” – featuring Allan Kingdom, Theophilus London and Paul McCartney – and “Wolves” – featuring Sia and Vic Mensa.

Kendrick Lamar has announced the release date for his follow-up to the blockbuster good kid, m.A.A.d city. The apparently untitled album will be released on March 23rd and will include song of the year candidate “The Blacker the Berry”.

Modest Mouse have announced that they will be paying a visit to DCU – they play the Helix on July 11th. Tickets are €30+ from usual outlets.

Nile Rodgers and Chic are back in Dublin this summer, they play the Iveagh Gardens on July 9th. Tickets are €51.50 and go on sale Thursday 12th March.

Every song from Drake’s surprise mixtape If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late has charted on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart. The Canadian rapper also tied a 51-year-old record set by The Beatles by having 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart simultaneously.

The initial line-up announcement for Electric Picnic has been made. Stradbally, Co. Laois will play host to Florence + the Machine, Underworld, Future Islands and the War on Drugs amongst others.

In crap sells in large quantities news: 50 Shades of Grey has broken the $500 million grossing mark worldwide. In other 50 Shades news: the film has been banned in India, despite Universal submitting a censored version for consideration.

Odrán de Bhaldraithe and Stephen Keegan


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