I don't know what's worse, this intense heat or Paris Hilton's new track.
The number of World Cup songs in the chart this week is somewhat ridiculous. I haven't even heard of the Talksport Allstars one. Or the Trinidad & Tobago Tartan Army. More importantly though, Sandi Thom is finally deposed from the number 1 slot by Nelly Furtado of all people. Embrace make it to 3, while The Automatic get to number 4 with Monster. Hope Of The States sneak into the top 40 at number 39. Good. Fightstar, The Fratellis, The Vines and The Research all make it into the top 75.
Great. No sooner than we push Sandi Thom off the top of the singles chart, she's immediately at the top of the album chart. The Feeling, Ronan Keating, Paul Simon and Primal Scream make up this week's top 5 albums, all new entries in fact. Other than that, not much happening apart from Sonic Youth in at 64. There's a film about them showing at the National Film Theatre next month too, read more about it here.
Battle release their third Transgressive single Children today. You can buy all formats (1xCD, 2x7") for a miserly £3 in HMV and Virgin stores. Hear the Union Of Knives remix of Children on the Battle MySpace
The Strokes have teamed up with Pearl Jam and Josh Homme to cover Marvin Gaye's Mercy Mercy Me, read more at NME.com
Our local 'heroes' Boy Kill Boy tour the UK in October following the re-release of their other good song Civil Sin on July 31st. Check their MySpace for more details.
The 2006 UK festival season is now in full flow, with Download and the Isle Of Wight festivals taking place over the last weekend. Read the NME blogs on what happened if you so wish - IOW and Download.