Sunday 14th December 2014
David Plays Earls Court

Pink Floyd first played at Earls Court in May 1973 during the first year that rock bands started appearing there. David Gilmour was invited to appear at the last performance at the venue on Saturday 13th December by stepping out for two songs with Bombay Bicycle Club. Having given band member Jamie MacColl his first guitar as a young boy, he joined them to a rousing reception on lap steel guitar for Rinse Me Down and then took to acoustic guitar and vocals for Wish You Were Here. Bulldozers will now enter the site to raze this famous building to the ground.

The photograph, above, shows David with Bombay Bicycle Club's Jack Steadman at last night's Earls Court concert.



Wednesday 19th November 2014
Charting The Endless River

The Endless River is Number One in the album charts in: UK, Germany, France, Canada, The Netherlands, Belgium, Portugal, Hungary, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Norway, Ireland, New Zealand, Croatia, and Slovenia.

STOP PRESS: the album has debuted at No. 1 in a further three countries: Poland, Sweden, and the Czech Republic, while in Italy, Pink Floyd jump from No. 2 to knock local artist Vasco Rossi off the top slot. This takes the total of chart toppers to 20 countries*.

Other charts include: USA – 3; Australia – 3; Finland – 4; and Spain – 6.

*The Endless River is also the best-selling album in Romania, although there are no official charts there.



Sunday 16th November 2014
'The Endless River' Tops The Charts

Pink Floyd's new album The Endless River reached a milestone today, entering the Official UK Album Chart at Number One ... with a similar story in a number of other countries.



Tuesday 4th November 2014
Later... with Words

David guests tonight on the BBC TV progamme show Later... with Jools Holland, in an interview with Jools about the imminent release of The Endless River. We can expect there to be an exclusive extract from the promo video for Louder Than Words too, so it should be a memorable show.

The final live edition of the 45th series of the show is broadcast in the UK on BBC Two from 10.00 to 10.30pm, can be seen live via the Internet in the UK and again via the BBC UK-only iPlayer site. A longer version of the programme will be transmitted in the evening of Friday 7th November at 11.50pm UK time.



Friday 10th October 2014
'Louder Than Words' Gets First Radio Play

'Louder Than Words', the new song by Pink Floyd, had its first radio play yesterday on BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans show.

'Louder Than Words' is performed by Pink Floyd with lyrics by author Polly Samson.

David Gilmour said: "The music for Louder Than Words is from those final sessions, the three of us playing together on the houseboat Astoria with Rick's idiosyncratic keyboards reminding me now that you don't know what you've got until it's gone. At the start of the album I asked Polly [Samson] to write the lyrics. She felt that what I played her didn't need words, that hearing us play was more interesting. In the end she wrote just this one, which expresses, beautifully I think, the way the three of us, me, Nick and Rick have something when we play together, that has a magic that is louder than words".



Thursday 9th October 2014
David and Nick Talk About 'The Endless River'



In addition to the release of the interview, above, David and Nick chatted to BBC Radio 6 Music's Matt Everitt about the release of The Endless River.

This is available on the BBC iPlayer here.



Tuesday 23rd September 2014
Pink Floyd Announce New Album Details

Details about The Endless River, the new Pink Floyd album from David Gilmour, Rick Wright and Nick Mason, were revealed yesterday as the album artwork appeared on buildings in ten international cities, including an eight-metre lit installation on London's Southbank. The album will be released on Parlophone/Warner Music on 10 November and is produced by David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Youth and Andy Jackson.

David Gilmour said:
"The Endless River has as its starting point the music that came from the 1993 Division Bell sessions. We listened to over 20 hours of the three of us playing together and selected the music we wanted to work on for the new album. Over the last year we've added new parts, re-recorded others and generally harnessed studio technology to make a 21st century Pink Floyd album. With Rick gone and with him the chance of ever doing it again, it feels right that these revisited and reworked tracks should be made available as part of our repertoire."

Nick Mason said:
"The Endless River is a tribute to Rick. I think this record is a good way of recognizing a lot of what he does and how his playing was at the heart of the Pink Floyd sound. Listening back to the sessions, it really brought home to me what a special player he was."

The Endless River is mainly an instrumental album across 'four sides' with one song, 'Louder Than Words', with new lyrics by novelist Polly Samson.

Visit the new microsite here.
Novelist Polly Samson (lyricist for On An Island, The Division Bell and The Endless River) will see her novel The Kindness published in hardback on 12th March in the UK and on 5th May in Australia. Publication date in the USA is 21st July.

Early reviews have already described it as a 'beautifully-written and intricately-constructed piece of writing' and a 'gorgeously chilling novel about grief and betrayal'. You can pre-order The Kindness in the UK here, in Australia here, and in the USA here.

More information is available on her Website here.

Polly's most recent linked story collection, Perfect Lives, was a UK Sunday Times Fiction Choice Of The Year and was read on BBC Radio 4.