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Grey Daze - Sometimes Video

Grey Daze remember their former frontman Chester Bennington in the iMessage video for their new song 'Sometimes'.

Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter Album Review

Laura Marling's latest album 'Song For Our Daughter' was due for release later this year, until Marling announced that she had decided to bring the release forward.

By Andrew Lockwood on 07 April 2020

Laura Marling

Machine Gun Kelly & Yungblud - Champagne Supernova (Oasis Cover) Video

In their latest collaboration, Machine Gun Kelly and Yungblud have remained in their respective homes to deliver a stunning cover of Oasis' 1996 single 'Champagne Supernova' .

Posted 07 April 2020

Machine Gun Kelly

Hayley Williams - Over Yet Lyric Video

'Over Yet' is the latest track from Hayley Williams upcoming debut solo album 'Petals for Armor', which is set for release on May 8th 2020.

Posted 07 April 2020

Hayley Williams

Grey Daze - Sometimes Video

Grey Daze remember their former frontman Chester Bennington in the iMessage video for their new song 'Sometimes'.

Posted 07 April 2020

Six Unexpected Things Musicians Are Doing To Help While Quarantined

Plenty of artists have been donating money to various organisations, and plenty more have been taking part in virtual concert series as we all do our best to navigate the uncertain, isolating waters of the coronavirus pandemic. But many musicians...

By Holly Mosley on 06 April 2020

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Laura Marling - Held Down Audio

'Held Down' is the first single from Laura Marling's forthcoming new album 'Song For Our Daughter' out this week.

Posted 06 April 2020

Laura Marling

Blanks Proves That Nothing Can Stop The Flow Of Creativity - Not Even Quarantine

Fresh off the back of previous success 'Sweaters', Blanks has popped back onto our YouTube feeds during quarantine to release a song inspired by the time he has been spending alone - and the feedback was so good that he's...

By Staff Writer on 05 April 2020

Frans Bak Compares Working On Movie Scores To Building A Solo Album [Exclusive]

Distinguished Danish film composer Frans Bak is set to release a melodic new album entitled simply 'Piano' this Spring. He opens up to Contactmusic about what working on this album has been like compared to working on movies ahead of...

By Holly Mosley on 04 April 2020

Purity Ring - I Like The Devil Lyric Video

Alongside the release of their dark ambient third album 'Womb', Purity Ring drop a lyric video for their poetically political track 'I Like the Devil'.

Posted 03 April 2020

Purity Ring

Frank Ocean - Dear April (Side A - Acoustic) Audio

More new songs from Frank Ocean following last year's 'In My Room'; he's now released the double A-side acoustic singles 'Dear April' and 'Cayendo'.

Posted 03 April 2020

Frank Ocean

Lonely The Brave - Bound Video

Lonely The Brave are back with a new single and a new vocalist as they gear up for their first project with Jack Bennett following David Jakes' departure.

Posted 03 April 2020

Lonely The Brave

Purity Ring - Womb Album Review

It's been five years since Purity Ring released Another Eternity, but little has changed in their overall sound and macabre lyrical themes now that they are here with Womb.

By Holly Mosley on 03 April 2020

Purity Ring

Why Artists Need To Stop Postponing Albums During The Coronavirus Crisis

You may have noticed, as you trawl through the coming releases for the year in a desperate bid to find something to look forward to, that many artists are postponing their album releases thanks to the effects of the COVID-19...

By Holly Mosley on 03 April 2020

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Upcoming Releases: What's Coming Out In April 2020?

It might not feel as though there's anything to look forward to at the moment, but we do still have new albums to listen to every week. Here are the six releases we're most excited about over the coming month.Mystery...

By Holly Mosley on 02 April 2020

Anna Burch - If You're Dreaming Album Review

Just over two years since the release of her vibrant debut album, Anna Burch is back with her second full-length album: 'If You're Dreaming'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 02 April 2020

March Favourites 2020: Childish Gambino, Conan Gray And The Weeknd Stand Out As Some Of The Best Albums Of 2020 So Far

It's been a terrible month for music with the coronavirus destroying the live circuit and condemning us to our homes, but it's not been all bad. We've had these incredible albums to listen to. Silver linings!Childish Gambino - 3.15.20Donald Glover's...

By Holly Mosley on 01 April 2020

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Five Ways Struggling Musicians Can Make Money On Lockdown

It's safe to say that live performances are where the bulk of the cashflow comes from when it comes to being full-time musicians, particularly when you're a small-time artist. So what are we to do when the whole country's on...

By Holly Mosley on 01 April 2020

Album Of The Week: Exploring The Wonders Of Acoustic Soul With India Arie

If you need an album to cheer you up during this bleak time of uncertainty, look no further than American R&B artist India Arie's debut studio album Acoustic Soul - her stunning first release on Motown Records released 19 years...

By Holly Mosley on 27 March 2020

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The Chats - High Risk Behaviour Album Review

The Chats' debut album High Risk Behaviour is the most punk thing we've heard in years.

By Holly Mosley on 27 March 2020

Music To Inspire You To Experience Nature [Playlist]

As much as the majority of us are quarantined within the confines of our home, we are, at least, allowed to go out from some fresh air and exercise. And it's important that you take advantage of that, provided, of...

By Holly Mosley on 26 March 2020

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How A Cancer Diagnosis Helped Shape Rachel Sage's 'Character'

Rachael Sage is gearing up to release a career-defining album, Character. Written in the wake of a life-changing cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery period, Rachael Sage was forced to ask herself, "what comprises character?" Throughout the revelatory 12-song collection, Sage...

By Staff Writer on 26 March 2020

The Simple Guide To Buying The Right Headphones

When it comes to buying headphones, there is so much variation out there that it becomes a chore trying to decide what to buy. You don't want to waste money on a cheap product that's not going to last, but...

By Holly Mosley on 25 March 2020

The Weeknd - In Your Eyes Video

The Weeknd's latest music video, 'In Your Eyes', follows on from the disturbing events of previous video 'After Hours' - the title track of his newest album.

Posted 24 March 2020

The Weeknd

Nothing But Thieves - Is Everybody Going Crazy? Lyric Video

'Is Everybody Going Crazy?' feels like one hell of an appropriate song for Nothing But Thieves to release at this moment in time.

Posted 24 March 2020

Nothing But Thieves

The Killers - Caution Video

The official video for The Killers' newest single 'Caution' has arrived, ahead of the release of their upcoming album 'Imploding the Mirage'.

Posted 24 March 2020

The Killers

Passenger - The Way That I Love You Video

With his eleventh studio album 'The Way That I Love You' set to drop this year, Passenger has unveiled a video for the album's title track.

Posted 24 March 2020


Enter Shikari - T.I.N.A Video

'T.I.N.A' is the latest release from Enter Shikari's new album, which is set to drop on April 17th 2020.

Posted 24 March 2020

Enter Shikari

Seven Greatest British Music Films Of All Time

There's going to be a lot of movie nights over the coming weeks as the majority of us find ourselves lawfully confined to our homes. But with lists like this, we doubt you'll find too much to complain about...1. Bohemian...

By Holly Mosley on 24 March 2020

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The Benefits Of Providing A Project For Free

For the vast majority of people looking to make the move into professional entertainment, the main problem is that of visibility. While established creators can launch to millions of sales, beginners might pour their hearts and souls into something that...

By Lenny Barksdale on 24 March 2020

Weekly Coronavirus Updates: Virtual Gigs, Rihanna's Donation And Gal Gadot's Incredible Imagine Video

Seeing as there's no live music going on, we're going to be talking about the virtual music events that have been going on lately, as well as the stand-out charitable efforts supporting those who have been effected by the coronavirus...

By Holly Mosley on 23 March 2020


How Music Is Used By Industry To Create Demand

Music has a defining role in influencing and manipulating human behavior. There is scientific data and also numerous instances in our daily lives as proof. You see music being used in a number of activities and businesses, be it physical exercise,...

Posted 23 March 2020

The Mother's Day Playlist: The Best Songs Devoted To The Mothers Of The World

Give your mother something else to think about during these troubling times with our heartfelt Mother's Day playlist. Get her flowers as well though - we imagine she's expecting more than a few nice songs. And offer to do her...

By Holly Mosley on 22 March 2020

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I Am HER Talk The Importance Of Autonomy, Juggling Responsibilities And Driving Thom Yorke [EXCLUSIVE]

They dropped their latest single Big Monster last month and now UK punk band I am HER, featuring Julie Riley from 90s cult band Rosa Mota, are here talking to us about life as a 100% DIY band, while still...

By Holly Mosley on 21 March 2020

James Righton - The Performer Album Review

James Righton's latest album is well-produced, well-arranged and put together very proficiently and professionally.

By Andrew Lockwood on 19 March 2020

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SalaS Opens Up About What It Means To Be A "music Labourer"

Hailing from Hanoi, Vietnam and now living in Berlin, SalaS (Felipe Salas Sandoval) is a truly dedicated musician who has more or less devoted his entire life to writing, playing and producing music. His most recent release is the single...

By Holly Mosley on 19 March 2020

Stay In And Rock Out: A Playlist To Get You Through Quarantine

You're probably stuck at home with little to do, no gigs to go to and no parties to attend, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. We've put together a completely inappropriate playlist of songs about self-isolation, sickness and the apocalypse so you can have your very own...

By Holly Mosley on 19 March 2020

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Happy St. Patrick's Day: Inspiring Covers Of Irish Folk Songs [Playlist]

You might not be going to the pub for a Guinness this year (thanks, Coronavirus!) but that doesn't mean you can't get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day from the comfort of your own home by getting a keg...

By Holly Mosley on 17 March 2020

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Weekly Coronavirus Updates: How Has The Virus Outbreak Affected Music This Week?

We are looking at a music industry in crisis as the fear surrounding the coronavirus hits the live circuit and beyond. Releases are being put back, gigs postponed, major events cancelled and a new trend of live show streaming has...

By Holly Mosley on 17 March 2020

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The Killers - Caution Audio

'Caution' is the first single from The Killers' forthcoming sixth album 'Imploding the Mirage', which is out on May 29th.

Posted 16 March 2020

The Killers

OneRepublic - Didn't I Video

With their fifth album 'Human' set to be released on May 8th 2020, we are loving the provincial vibes of OneRepublic's cello-heavy 'Didn't I' video.

Posted 16 March 2020

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