Rodrigo Leão, one of the most prominent Portuguese musicians with a sound international career, has just launched “Songs”, a record featuring all his songs in English and recorded with the collaboration on vocals of interatinal stars such as Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon, Portishead’s Beth Gibbons and Scott Mathew. To mark the occasion, Rodrigo Leão invited these three musicians and other guests to take to the stage with him and his band in Lisbon and Oporto of which we give you one video with the king of coll Neil Hannon.
This founding member of the iconic Portuguese band Sétima Legião would later be also one of the founding members of Madredeus, having embarked on a solo careers and released a dozen of remarkable records mixing electronica with classical music influences and tones and tunes from different parts of the world, e.g. Brazil or Argentina.
Aside from the collaboration with the three aforementioned artists, Rodrigo Leão worked together with Ryuchi Sakamoto, in “Cinema”, an album considered by the magazine Billboards as one of the best of 2004.
Listen to “Songs” to listen to “Cathy” with Neil Hannon and other songs in this album and check his bio and work at www.rodrigoleao.pt to have a clearer picture of the work by this composer.
Heritage shirt brand Fred Perry has just announced a brand new collaboration. After flirting with the music world in its Subculture collection, paying tribute to cyclist Bradley Wiggins and working together with Raf Simmons, who designed a summer collection for the brand, Fred Perry teams with pixel designer ten_do_ten and presents a brand new collection featuring the iconic Pac Man.
The collection comes in five colours featuring Pac Man eating around the Laurel Wreath shirt. The imagery of NAMCO BANDAI GAMES Inc. can be found in all models of this collection, either in full or in small details in the pockets or in the sleeves, redesigned to as to resemble the original pixel design. With this collaboration Fred Perry thus pay tribute to 30 years of this world acclaimed generational game.
These polo shirts will be available as of today un Fred Perry Authentic stores and in selected retailers and come in the original colours of this arcade game: red, yellow and White on black, according to the original colours of the game. Each shirt comes with a complimentary fabric bag and there is also the possibility of buying pins with the iconic Pac Man characters.