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Paul Mccartney, Metallica And Florence And The Machine Lead Lollapalooza 2015 Line-up

By Stephanie Chase | 25th March 2015

Paul McCartney and Metallica have been announced as the headliners for this year's Lollapalooza Festival, taking place at Chicago's Grant Park on July 31st through to August 2nd. The legendary Beatle’s heading slot marks his...

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Alt J Shrug Off Noel Gallagher's Criticism As A "Rite Of Passage"

By Ed Biggs | 5th March 2015

Indie stars Alt-J have brushed off criticism from Noel Gallagher by saying that they felt that being slagged off by him is “a rite of passage to get a pasting from him.” The former Oasis...

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Alt-j's India Gig Cancelled Due To Heavy Rain

4th March 2015

Alt-J's set at a music event in India was cancelled after heavy rain threatened to flood the festival site.The British rockers had been due to perform at the Emerge Music and Art Festival in Delhi...

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Alt-j Fuel Noel Gallagher Feud

4th March 2015

British rockers Alt-J have fuelled a war-of-words with Noel Gallagher just months before they are due to headline a festival together.The former Oasis star started the feud by dismissing the band in a recent interview...

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Ed Sheeran And Sam Smith Win At Brit Awards

By Ed Biggs | 25th February 2015

Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith were the big winners at the Brit Awards. The annual music industry spectacular rewarded the two biggest-selling artists of last year by bestowing two trophies on each on Wednesday night...

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T In The Park 2015 Announces Killer Line-up For Its New Venue

By Ruth Buxton-Cook | 20th February 2015

Amazing acts have been announced to perform at this year's T in the Park including Kasabian, Avicii and Fatboy Slim. Despite notorious festivals to match up to, it is looking very likely that this year...

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Alt-j, The Libertines And The Jesus And Mary Chain Among Best Kept Secret 2015 First Announcements

By Holly Williams | 10th February 2015

The Netherlands' Best Kept Secret Festival won't be a secret for long if they keep introducing stellar acts such as this each year! The first line-up announcement includes alt-j, The Libertines and Noel Gallagher's High...

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Open'er Festival 2015 Continues To Grow With More Exciting Line-up Additions

By Holly Williams | 23rd January 2015

The newest additions to Open'er Festival 2015 arrive in the form of Flume and Tom Odell, who are joining an already stellar line-up including Alt-J and Kasabian for some fantastic Polish fun this summer. Further...

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The 15th Anniversary Line-up For Primavera Sound Is Finally Here!

By Holly Williams | 22nd January 2015

Fans and hopeful attendees of Barcelona's Primavera Sound were delighted to discover that the preview app they downloaded was a video game displaying the full line-up for the festival's fifteenth anniversary.Already announced were Friday and...

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Brit Awards 2015 Nominations Announced: Sam Smith, George Ezra And Royal Blood Are Major Contenders

By Holly Williams | 16th January 2015

The 2015 Brit Award nominations have finally been announced with, it seems, a few surprises alongside the obvious candidates. There's no prizes for guessing who's come out on top for this year's list of award-winning...

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Andrew Lockwood’S Top Albums Of 2014

By Staff Writer | 24th December 2014

10) Luke Sital-Singh - 'The Fire Inside'A mixture of previous EP releases and new material 'The Fire Inside' is a fully loaded debut album from the short listed 'Sound Of 2014' artist. Luke wears his...

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Alt-j's Marmite Fetish

22nd October 2014

Alt-J have a Marmite fetish. The indie group - made up of Joe Newman, Thom Green and Gus Unger-Hamilton - have confessed their deep love for the yeast extract product, with Gus admitting he especially...

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Alt-j Return With New Album 'This Is All Yours', Plus UK Tour

By Michael West | 10th June 2014

Alt-J have announced their return with second album This Is All Yours - the follow-up to 2012's Mercury Prize winning An Awesome Wave. The new record will be released on September 22 through Canvasback and...

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Alt-j To Continue As Trio After Bassist's Departure

3rd March 2014

British rockers Alt-J have decided to continue as a three-piece and not replace recently-departed bassist Gwil Sainsbury.The musician stepped down from the 2012 Mercury Prize winners in January (14), citing personal reasons for his exit,...

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Halt-j? No Way - Mercury Winners Alt-j Will Continue Despite Gwil Sainsbury Exit

By Jack de Aguilar | 13th January 2014

In an unexpected shakeup of one of 2013’s most talked-about bands, Gwil Sainsbury left Alt-J following their Mercury win; but that doesn’t mean the end for the now-three-piece formed in Leeds back in 2007, as...

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Alt-j Assure Fans Of Band's Future After Guitarist Quits

13th January 2014

The remaining members of British rock act Alt-J have promised fans they will continue performing together after bassist Gwil Sainsbury quit the band.The group, which landed the prestigious Mercury Prize for debut album An Awesome...

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Alt-j Guitarist Quits The Band

12th January 2014

British rockers Alt-J have announced guitarist and bassist Gwil Sainsbury has quit the band.The 2012 Mercury Prize winners dropped the news on their Twitter.com account on Saturday (11Jan14), insisting Sainbury's decision to leave was for...

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Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2013: This Year’S Nominees For Album Of The Year

By Lauren James | 11th September 2013

The Barclaycard Mercury Prize nominations have come round again, designed to celebrate this year's best British musical offerings. Last year we saw Alt-J with An Awesome Wave take home the coveted music industry prize and...

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Weather-worries Are Looking Few For Leeds And Reading Festival 2013

By Holly Williams | 20th August 2013

It may be nearing the end of the summer but Leeds and Reading Festival 2013 goers don't have much to worry about in terms of the unpredictable English weather this weekend (August 23rd - 25th).The...

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Nick Cave And Vampire Weekend Lead Aim Awards Nominations

8th August 2013

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, The Xx and Alt-J look set to be the big winners at this year's (13) AIM Independent Music Awards after landing a slew of top nominations ahead...

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“This Is Something Different” - Phoenix Close Lollapalooza 2013 In Style

By Jack de Aguilar | 5th August 2013

As Thomas Mars – the lead singer of Phoenix – explained, "Usually on Sunday night people are really tired.” He was talking about festivals, and he was right, bit he and his band had something...

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Lollapalooza Packs Up For Another Year: What Did Day 3 Bring?

By Lauren James | 5th August 2013

"If they pull the plug on this song, you'll have to keep on singing," ordered The Cure's Robert Smith, preparing to play 'Boys Don't Cry' at the end of an ecstatically-received, hit-filled set. The British...

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David Cameron Gives Romantic Mixtape To G8 Leaders, Who's On It?

By Lauren James | 31st July 2013

Prime Minister David Cameron has promoted young British musicians by giving all the G8 leaders a 10-track USB stick containing songs from Alt-J, Conor Maynard, Laura Mvula and Gabrielle Aplin with a very prominent theme...

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Lollapalooza 2013 To Be Equipped For All Weathers For Another Memorable Weekend

By Holly Williams | 26th July 2013

Get ready for a magnificent time as Chicago brings you another rollicking year of Lollapalooza with a legendary line-up of mixed genre music from The Cure to Mumford & Sons.Since it's revival in 2003, Lollapalooza...

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As Fans Gather For 'T In The Park,' Police Crack Down On Drugs

By Lauren James | 12th July 2013

The sun is shining, the line-up is terrific; T in the Park 2013 is about to celebrate its 20th anniversary with thousands of fans and seven stages. Performers during the three day festival will include...

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Haim Bassist 'Almost Died' During Glastonbury Set

29th June 2013

Haim's bassist claims she ''almost died'' during their Glastonbury set.Este Haim had to leave the stage mid-set during the band's performance on the Pyramid Stage at the festival in Somerset, South West England, yesterday afternoon...

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Alt-j Kick Off Glastonbury Festival With Surprise Set

28th June 2013

Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J kicked off Britain's legendary Glastonbury festival on Thursday night (27Jun13) by playing a surprise set for revellers.The Something Good hitmakers staged a secret show at the William's Green stage, and...

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A Week In Music, Daft Punk Make Triumphant Return With Get Lucky, Chvrches Ep Precedes Anticipated Album, Vampire Weekend Interviewed At Coachella

By Hayley Avron | 22nd April 2013

A Week in Videos... Undoubtedly the most eagerly-anticipated video of the week comes from Daft Punk, who return to the scene with ‘Get Lucky.’ Featuring Pharrell on vocals and the legend that is Nile Rogers...

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Emeli Sande To Add An Ivor Novello To Her Brit Collection?

By Holly Williams | 18th April 2013

Emeli Sande may be adding to her growing list of accolades as she is newly nominated for two different awards at the 58th Ivor Novello awards.Her UK number 2 hit 'Next To Me' is nominated...

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