Tag: Fatboy Slim

David Byrne performs ‘Once in a Lifetime’ and ‘Toe Jam’ on SNL, joins ‘Airport Sushi’ sketch

David Byrne performs ‘Once in a Lifetime’ and ‘Toe Jam’ on SNL, joins ‘Airport Sushi’ sketch

David Byrne returned to “Saturday Night Live” last night for his third appearance in four decades, performing the Talking Heads classic “Once in a Lifetime” and the far more obscure cut “Toe Jam,” which he recorded in 2008 with Fatboy Slim’s The Brighton Port Authority project. Watch those clips and more right here.

New releases: Buzzcocks, The Vaselines, Big Country, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim

New releases: Buzzcocks, The Vaselines, Big Country, David Byrne & Fatboy Slim

This week’s releases include brand-new studio albums from the Buzzcocks, The Vaselines and Stiff LIttle Fingers, plus a reissue of Big Country’s “Steeltown” to marks its 30th anniversary, a collection of David Byrne/Fatboy Slim remixes from their stage production about Imelda Maros.

Fatboy Slim: ‘The Housemartins will only get back together if The Smiths reform’

Fatboy Slim: ‘The Housemartins will only get back together if The Smiths reform’

When The Housemartins split in 1988, the band vowed never to reunite. That remains as true, according to bassist Norman Cook, aka Fatboy Slim, who this morning told a BBC radio interviewer that it would take an equally unlikely reunion of The Smiths to spur his bandmates into action.

Kraftwerk joins New Order on first day of Miami’s Ultra Music Festival in March

Kraftwerk joins New Order on first day of Miami’s Ultra Music Festival in March

Kraftwerk will make a rare appearance on these shores when the group joins the newly reunited New Order at the electro-centric Ultra Music Festival in Miami next March as part of the first phase of the three-day fest’s lineup, which also includes Tiesto, Justice, FatBoy Slim, M83 and David Guetta.

Vintage Video: The Housemartins’ full ‘Hold Tight!’ TV special — first aired in 1986

Vintage Video: The Housemartins’ full ‘Hold Tight!’ TV special — first aired in 1986

For this week’s installment of Vintage Video we spotlight a band we don’t get to write about often enough on this site: The Housemartins, the self-declared ‘fourth best band in Hull.’ You can see the indie-pop band perform a 23-minute set for the ‘Hold Tight!’ program on the U.K.’s Granada Television in June 1986.

The Housemartins look back with ‘Happy Hour: The Collection,’ new 20-track best-of

The Housemartins look back with ‘Happy Hour: The Collection,’ new 20-track best-of

Although they only issued two studio albums during their mid-’80s career, The Housemartins — the UK’s self-proclaimed ‘fourth best band in Hull’ — this week will be anthologized with at least their fourth best-of album, although it’s not quite clear whether the new set features any previously unreleased material.