There is this sign on a door not too far from the Warhols’ studio that reads “Impress your friends–Learn Icelandic!”
Critic favorite Sigur Ros took home the Shortlist prize at the November 19th award show at Hollywood’s Knitting Factory. Although The Warhols walked away empty handed, the band insists they were ‘just happy to be nominated.’
“Bohemian Like You” Debuts At Number One In Portugal”
Let us add another feather into our stocking cap, as The Dandy Warhols monster mega-hit “Bohemian Like You” rolls it’s way through the European continent, taking pop radio prisoners wherever they wake up. To the list of Britain, Ireland, France, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, and Germany, we add Portugal to the list of conquered countries, with “Bohemian” debuting numere um in Portugal.
Warhols to Appear At Shortlist Awards
The band will be flying south later in the week to perform at the Shortlist of Music Awards and party which is scheduled for November 19th at the Knitting factory in LA. The Warhols are nominated in the category “Shortlist Prize for Artistic Achievement”. Fellow nominees include PJ Harvey, Gorillaz, and Air.
Warhols Number Two On UK Radio
So I just happened to be walking past Pete’s the other day, when lo and behold, he’s home from Britain. He tells me that as of last week, “Bohemian Like You” has sold 44,000 copies and was number two in Top 40 radio airplay in the UK. “WHAT?!” I scream. It seems the band is, umm, huge. Cool .
UPDATE: Okay, I was wrong on one count…the Warhols were number 5 last week, but as Jen, the band’s manager, reports:
The single remains in the top 10 this week.
The single has sold over 65,000 copies in only 2 weeks.
The album sold over 11,000 copies last week alone – sales are over 50,000
total since it’s original release [UK].
The video is in the top 5 rotation at MTV Europe
In Europe, the Hit 100 airplay chart went from 40 (week 44) to 28 today(week 45). Looks like we may be dropping into some European territories early next year.
Warhols Appear On BBC 1
The Dandy Warhols stopped by BBC Radio One for a little get together with Jo Wiley. The band talked about the sudden success of “Bohemian” and the future of the band. Oh. And they played some tunes.
I can remember way ‘back in the day’ when the Warhols were first gigging around Portland, a lot of the local bands HATED them because the Warhols were rock stars before they ever set boot on stage. They acted totally against the stodgy psuedo-indie ethic that so many of the bands in this city still clung to like it was their mother’s breast. They hated the Warhols ’cause they were MADE to sell out, and continue to make no apologies for sticking with this game plan. Courtney speaks to UK magazine NME about the latest endeavour with UK’s Vodaphone.