Last.fm is a global source for music, featuring content from over 20 million artists and allowing users to discover more music to love through its personal recommendations and passionate community of music fans. Now they are showcasing a new feature that shines a light on original programming features and intimate artist experiences: Last.fm Originals.
The latest sessions on Last.fm Originals will be indie pop band the Noisettes who are about to release their next album Contact. The band have already had great success with their debut album Wild Young Hearts in 2009 selling 300,00 in the UK alone and featured their No.2 smash “Don’t Upset the Rhythm” and top 20 “Never Forget You”.
Noisettes have built an astonishing devoted following thanks to their enthralling performances and style - unconventional, fierce and daring, their energy is reminiscent of the true, legendary artists of the past, leading to them being described 'the best live band in Britain' by the Guardian last year. They are a perfect fit for the Originals sessions, which will see the band perform an intimate set for Last.fm along with an exclusive interview. The Noisettes session is set to go live on August 27th 2012.
Following shortly after and proving Last.fm are diverse and on the pulse as ever, Seattle based alt-rockers Minus The Bear have recorded a very special sessions for music fans, which comes just in time for the release of their latest album Infinity Overhead, out September 3rd 2012.
Since forming in Seattle in 2001, Minus The Bear has worked relentlessly over the past decade to build a large and devoted following worldwide with consistent releases and a non-stop touring regimen. With a back-catalogue that has seen them sell over 300,000 records, the band has played countless sold out tours throughout the world, in addition to unforgettable performances at huge US festivals, including Bonnaroo, Coachella, Lollapalooza and Sasquatch!.
Building on the huge success of Last.fm’s Originals sessions in the US, Last.fm HQ in London is embarking on a series of filmed sessions showcasing emerging and established artists. Last.fm’s Originals sessions are curated based on member listening data (‘scrobbles’), Hype Charts and label/artist partnerships. Shot in a number of diverse and visually compelling locations, they aim to reflect the personality of their showcased acts, as well as telling the story of their Last.fm journey through appropriate song choices. Last.fm UK’s first few Originals sessions with Bastille and Keaton Henson are live now.