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Our Guide To Record Store Day 2017


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Much has been made of the ‘vinyl revival’ in albums sales over the last five years or so, with old-fashioned records going ever upwards while CD sales and download sales plateau or tumble. The upsurge in the format’s popularity is in part because of Record Store Day.

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Taking place on a Saturday every April, RSD is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2017, after it was founded to help out struggling independent record stores that were struggling to compete with supermarkets and the likes of HMV (now, streaming and downloads).

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Bastille's Chris Wood Believes Music Is 'important' In Everyone's Lives


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Bastille's Chris Wood believes music is an ''important'' in everyone's lives.

The band's 31-year-old drummer has urged schools to put more emphasis on teaching music in schools because he thinks it plays a vital part in people's lives; whether a song can be a soundtrack for a momentous occasion or as a way to express one's feelings.

Speaking to the Plymouth Herald, he said: ''I'm obviously coming a very biased angle in that I pursued a career in music but I feel that the importance of creative arts cannot be underestimated.

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Bastille seen their award in the press room at the 2016 StubHub Q Awards. Bastille won the 'Best Track' award - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 3rd November 2016

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Bastille seen arriving at the 2016 StubHub Q Awards, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 2nd November 2016

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Bastille, (Will Farquarson, Kyle Simmons, Dan Smith and Charlie Barnes) seen arriving at the 2016 StubHub Q Awards, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Bastille, Will Farquarson, Kyle Simmons, Dan Smith and Charlie Barnes

Bastille seen at BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards held at the Wembley Arena, London, United Kingdom - Sunday 23rd October 2016

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Dan Smith and the rest of Bastille perform at a secret London show at the Shoreditch Courtyard Theatre. The show was advertised as: BAD STEEL presents Chaos Planet. - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 25th August 2016

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Bastille and Dan Smith
Bastille and Dan Smith
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Bastille and Dan Smith

"The Pound Kept Tumbling Down" Bastille Change Lyrics After Referendum Result


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British group Bastille have expressed their dismay over Britain choosing to leave the EU following yesterday’s referendum. The five piece even changed the lyrics to their hit ‘Pompeii’ this morning, during an appearance on BBC Radio One’s Live Lounge.

Dan Smith BastilleDan Smith has spoken of his shock over the EU referendum.

When performing ‘Pompeii’ frontman Dan Smith sang: “And the pound kept tumbling down on the weekend that we love.” Yesterday, ahead of the referendum vote, the band had spoken out in support of the remain campaign.

Continue reading: "The Pound Kept Tumbling Down" Bastille Change Lyrics After Referendum Result

Bastille , Dan Smith - BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend - Performances - Day 1 - Bastille at Powderham Castle - Exeter, United Kingdom - Saturday 28th May 2016

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Bastille , Dan Smith - BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend - Performances - Day 1 - Bastille at Powderham Castle - Exeter, United Kingdom - Saturday 28th May 2016

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Bastille and Dan Smith
Bastille and Dan Smith
Bastille and Dan Smith
Bastille and Dan Smith
Bastille and Dan Smith

Bastille - Breast Cancer Now's Annual Pink Ribbon Ball at Grand Connaught Rooms at Grand Connaught Rooms, - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 10th October 2015

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Grammy Newcommers Bastille Preparing For A Surreal Night


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So um, the Grammys are about to get really interesting this year – mostly because there are so many fresh faces on the nominees list. From Bastille to Sam Smith, you could call this the year of the young and angsty up-and-comers.

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The lads of Bastille are staying humble and supporting their fellow artists tonight.

Debutants Bastille, who are nominated in the Best New Artist category, are planning to spend the night ““awkwardly tripping down the red carpet and pulling our shirt collars,” per their interview with MTV. They certainly have a reason to be nervous, as the category also includes some of the biggest successes of 2014 - Iggy Azalea, Sam Smith, Brandy Clark and Haim.

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Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up Add Further Names To Line-up


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Reading & Leeds Festival goers will be happy to hear the line up for this year has been released, and it is already looking like an incredible weekend for music enthusiasts. The bank holiday weekend of 28th-30th August 2015 will be hosting one of the UK's biggest music festivals. Across the weekend, bands are being plucked up to offer one of the best line-ups for the festival yet. Mumford And Sons will be headlining alongside Metallica this year, four years after their last performance at the festival. They will be joined by Royal Blood, Bastille, Catfish And The Bottlemen, Hannah Wants, Rebel Sound ft. Chase & Status, Rage, David Rodigan and Shy FX, Years & Years, Wolf Alice, and plenty more yet to be announced.

Mumford and Sons are due to perform at 2015's Reading and Leeds festivals
Mumford and Sons are due to perform at 2015's Reading and Leeds festivals

Mumford and Sons are proving to be a great choice for headline act this year. The bands last performance at Reading & Leeds was in 2010, where they played on the NME/ BBC Radio 1 stage. This will be their first live performance in two years, and with their stage upgraded to the Main stage, they are showing themselves to be a very worthy choice for headline act. 

Continue reading: Reading & Leeds Festival 2015 Line-Up Add Further Names To Line-up

Bastille Won't Be Enlisting Any "Big Producers", Opting To Go It Alone


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Bastille’s breakout success entitles them to their pick of the bunch. With such a stellar rep, they can attract some of the world’s top producers to their next project. But, as they did with their hugely popular debut album, ‘Bad Blood’, the band will look to work with Mark Crew again.

BastilleDan Smith of Bastille at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at Glasgow Green

“I think it's really important to us that we do it all ourselves. I think that's what makes our music a bit different from other people's. We've always been a tight-knit group,” singer Dan Smith told Digital Spy at Radio 1's Big Weekend in Glasgow. The band has revealed that they’d like to release a follow up album this year, but their label has – in a rare move – assured them there’s no need to rush anything.

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Experience Sun, Sand And Sensational Sounds At Hangout Festival 2014


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Alabama's sun-soaked, sold-out Hangout Music Fest begins officially today (May 16th 2014) following yesterday's kick-off party - and there's almost too much fun to take in.

Set against the glorious backdrop of Gulf Shores' pure white beaches, this festival truly is the place to 'hang out' this weekend with top headliners The Black Keys, The Killers, Outkast and Jack Johnson leading the talent-studded bill. Acts such as Jack Antonoff's latest project Bleachers, CLASSIXX and Bonobo's DJ set went down a storm at the Discover Great Thursday Kickoff Party, but don't worry if you missed it because things are getting even better over the rest of the weekend.

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Headliners The Black Keys open the festival today

Continue reading: Experience Sun, Sand And Sensational Sounds At Hangout Festival 2014

Lana Del Rey And Foster The People Headline Sweetlife 2014 This Weekend!


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Billed as 'a music and food festival', Sweetlife 2014 is set to offer the best of both with their single day event this weekend (May 10th 2014) at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland.

With the grand setting of masses of surrounding forestland, Sweetlife has developed into a much-loved annual party since its inception in 2010 when it was simply a small event held outside the Sweetgreen food destination in Dupont, Washington DC. And yet, it has maintained its solid ethics of green living and healthy eating, enforcing this with offers of local produce and green set-ups such as solar powered stages, composting waste disposal and recycling units. To make it even better, all proceeds from the event go to a very worthy charitable cause!

Continue reading: Lana Del Rey And Foster The People Headline Sweetlife 2014 This Weekend!

'Now That's What I Call Music 87' Released 7th April 2014

Posted on 04 April 2014

'Now That's What I Call Music 87' Released 7th April 2014

Somerset House Summer Series 2014 Featuring Kelis, Bastille, Franz Ferdinand, Little Dragon And More

Posted on 19 March 2014

Somerset House Summer Series 2014 Featuring Kelis, Bastille, Franz Ferdinand, Little Dragon And More

New Names In The Sziget Festival 2014 Line-Up Including The Prodigy And Lily Allen

Posted on 17 March 2014

New Names In The Sziget Festival 2014 Line-up Including The Prodigy And Lily Allen

More Artists Announced For Boardmasters 2014 Including The Cribs, 2manydjs And Duke Dumont

Posted on 05 March 2014

More Artists Announced For Boardmasters 2014 Including The Cribs, 2manydjs And Duke Dumont

V Festival 2014 Line Up Justin Timberlake, The Killers Confirmed To Headline Plus Many More..

Posted on 04 March 2014

V Festival 2014 Line Up Justin Timberlake, The Killers Confirmed To Headline Plus Many More..

'Bbc Radio 1's Live Lounge 2013' Album Is Released On 28 October 2013 With Appearances From Rudimental, Bastille Plus Many More

Posted on 11 October 2013

'Bbc Radio 1'S Live Lounge 2013' Album Is Released On 28 October 2013 With Appearances From Rudimental, Bastille Plus Many More

Samsung Launches 'Galaxy Studio Live' Music Events With Biffy Clyro, Laura Mvula Plus Many More

Posted on 11 October 2013

Samsung Launches 'Galaxy Studio Live' Music Events With Biffy Clyro, Laura Mvula Plus Many More

Leeds Festival 2013 Flooding Fails To Bring The Rapturous Crowd Down


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Leeds Festival 2013 may not have brought with it the best weather of the year, with torrential downpours and heavy flooding putting a damper (pardon the pun) on everyone's camping weekend, but the line-up was enough to put a smile on everyone's mud spattered face!

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Biffy Clyro drew in a rapturous audience on the Friday and Green Day had a smaller but dedicated audience on Saturday, but that was nothing compared to Eminem's fantastic closing performance which drew the biggest audience of the whole weekend. Other bands had a few surprises up their sleeves, with Fall Out Boy managing to get Foxes up on stage to perform their collaborative track 'Just One Yesterday' (Pete Wentz' favourite song from their new album) and The Lumineers taking crowd participation to a new level by playing in the middle of their audience.

Continue reading: Leeds Festival 2013 Flooding Fails To Bring The Rapturous Crowd Down

French Consul Mr. Axel Cruau, Clara-Lisa Kabbaz and Gabor Szabo - Los Angeles "Bastille Day" French Independence 2013 - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Sunday 14th July 2013

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Bastille and French Consul Mr. Axel Cruau
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Dan Smith and Bastille - London based indie-pop band Bastille performing live at Shepherds Bush Empire - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 28th March 2013

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Dan Smith and Bastille

SXSW Movers And Shakers: The Biggest Names And Best New Acts At South By Southwest 2013


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As the annual South by Southwest festival heats up over there in Austin, Texas, we’ve cast a jealous eye over the line-up and picked out five of some of the bigger names that you really should start queuing nice and early for and thrown in five hype bands for you, too, so you can get all hip with your friends, upon your return and start laying down all those “saw them first lines,” when they blow up next year.

First up, the acts that have already broken, that you really need to check out, or at least pretend that you did, if you were stuck in that queue for BBQ wings…

1. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – their ‘Thrift Shop’ song really blew up, especially online, where they challenged Carly Rae Jepsen’s chart record for ‘Call Me Maybe.’ No one can predict whether or not Macklemore’s going to be a one hit wonder or whether he’s got more up his sleeve, he’s known for putting on a good show, and all six of their shows are likely to be rammed.

Continue reading: SXSW Movers And Shakers: The Biggest Names And Best New Acts At South By Southwest 2013

Reading And Leeds Festivals Return With Green Day Headliner And More On 23rd-25th August 2013

Posted on 12 March 2013

Reading And Leeds Festivals Return With Green Day Headliner And More On 23rd-25th August 2013

Bestival Line Up And Ticket Information - 5-8th September 2013

Posted on 31 January 2013

Bestival Line Up And Ticket Information - 5-8th September 2013

A Week In Music - The Cribs Look Back Over A Decade, Palma Violets Cause A Stir, Adam Ant's Awkward Return, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Hitting The Road


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A Week in Video... Wakefield’s indie rockers The Cribs release ‘Leather Jacket Love Song,’ a nostalgic look back at their last decade of existence as a band. The video inter-splices archive footage of one of the brothers’ early gigs at Ossett Town Hall in Yorkshire, with the Cribs circa 2013 observing their younger selves. The Cribs’ sounds hasn’t altered a great deal over time, but their popularity seems to show no signs of wavering; their commitment to their DIY roots remains strong and even with Ryan breaking out with his new band Exclamation Pony, we reckon there’s a few years left in The Cribs yet.

Palma Violets have been causing a stir, with their accessible, psych-tinged garage rock. The video for ‘Step Up For The Cool Cats’ is a vaguely trippy, home-video style shoot; footage of the band playing is mixed with footage of them driving around in a car together, looking like it’s being played back on an old TV set. The band have gained a lot of attention since playing recent slots with London based Savages. It looks like 2013 could well be their year.

Continue reading: A Week In Music - The Cribs Look Back Over A Decade, Palma Violets Cause A Stir, Adam Ant's Awkward Return, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Hitting The Road

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