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Clean Bandit, Sam Smith And Fka Twigs Nominated For The Ivor Novellos

Clean Bandit lead the nominations for the 2015 Ivor Novello Awards.The shortlist for the 60th Anniversary of the prestigious songwriting ceremony was announced this morning (21.04.15), and it was revealed the group's 'Rather Be' has...

Headliner Bjork To Bring 'Vulnicura' To Oxfordshire's Wilderness Festival 2015

Bjork has become the latest headline announcement for Wilderness Festival 2015, set to hit Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire, UK from August 6th to 9th following the release of her acclaimed ninth album 'Vulnicura' early this...

Ben Howard: Your Guide To Modern Folk's Emerging Icon

If there's any artist you should be excited about this year, it's London-based singer-songwriter Ben Howard, whose brand of seriously immersive indie-folk is capturing the hearts of many on an international scale.While he was nominated...

One Direction Confirmed For Band Aid 30

One Direction have been announced for Band Aid 30.The 'Steal My Girl' hitmakers will perform charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' alongside several other as-yet unnamed acts to raise money for the Ebola crisis,...

English Singer Ben Howard Scores First Number One Album On U.k. Music Charts

English singer Ben Howard has scored his first number one album in the U.K. with I Forget Where We Were.Howard's second studio record has beaten out Slipknot's comeback album 5: The Gray Chapter to claim...

Ben Howard Was Indecisive About Second Album

Ben Howard was ''racked with indecision'' over his new album.The 'Only Love' hitmaker wanted to record longer songs for his forthcoming second LP, but he admits he was hesitant about it for a while beforehand...

Ben Howard: Fame Is Unhealthy

Ben Howard looks at fame as ''unhealthy''.The laid-back folk-singer won two BRIT Awards for British Breakthrough Act and British Solo Male Artist earlier this year, but shunned the glamorous ceremony's afterparties to celebrate with his...

Jake Bugg Pays No Mind To People's Opinions

Jake Bugg doesn't care what people think about his outspoken opinions.The 'Seen it All' singer has recently spoken out against boy band One Direction and Mumford and Sons - who he called ''posh farmers with...

Will Alt J Add An Ivor Novello Award To Their Mercury Gong?

Mercury Music Prize winners Alt-J could well be adding an Ivor Novello award to their collection of gongs, NME announced today (April 17, 2013). The band have been nominated in the Best Contemporary Song category...

Ben Howard Happy To Be Unknown

Ben Howard still wants to remain anonymous despite winning two BRIT Awards.The singer-songwriter scooped the prizes for British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act at last week's ceremony and while a lot of people...

Brit Awards 2013 - Why They Were The Blandest Brits, And Who Should Have Won...

Awards ceremonies are supposed to make you laugh. They’re supposed to make you cry. They’re supposed to make you angry. They’re supposed to shock the living daylights out of you. They are supposed to provide...

Elton Calmed Ed Sheeran With Penis Joke

Ed Sheeran says Sir Elton John calmed his nerves at the Grammys by making a penis joke.The 21-year-old singer duetted with the legendary musician for a rendition of his hit 'The A Team' at the...

Double Ben Howard Brit Awards Success; But Just Who Is He?

You should always be wary of a man with two first names; certainly Ben Howard’s Brits competitors should have been anyway, after the unassuming folk troubadour walked away with both the British breakthrough act and...

Ben Howard Proud Of UK's Diverse Music

Ben Howard says the ''diversity in British music is something to be proud of''.The singer-songwriter scooped two BRIT awards last night (20.02.13) - British Male Solo Artist and British Breakthrough Act - and is proud...

The Blandest Brits In Years? Ben Howard Provides Only Real Surprise With Double Win (Pictures)

Last night’s Brits ceremony could well have been the blandest Brits in years. Aside from a frisson of post-breakup tension between Harry Styles and Taylor Swift (who took to the stage wearing a sexy black...

Emeli Sande And Ben Howard Triumph At Brits 2013

Emeli Sande and Ben Howard triumphed at the BRIT Awards 2013, taking home two awards each.Scottish singer Emeli triumphed by scooping the British Female Solo Artist and Mastercard British Album of the Year trophies for...

Lianna La Havas Wants Damon Albarn Collaboration

Lianne La Havas wants to work with Damon Albarn on her next album.The 'Lost & Found' songstress is hoping to collaborate with the Blur and Gorlliaz musician on her next record after being awestruck by...

Jessie Ware 'Flattered' By Brit Nominations

Jessie Ware is ''flattered'' by her Best Female Solo Artist BRIT Awards nomination.The 'Wildest Moments' singer is up for the gong as well as British Breakthrough Act and is overwhelmed to be nominated after such...

A Brief Run Down Of The Mercury Prize Favourites

The Mercury Prize is set to be awarded tomorrow (1st Nov. 2012), and true to form and tradition, many of the artists in the nomination lists are ones that you may never have heard, or...

Is It A Sign? Spotify Users Vote Alt-j Favourites For Mercury Music Prize

This Thursday (November 1, 2012), the winner of the Mercury Music will be announced. As a precursor to the official event, Spotify have taken a look at the streaming figures for all of the nominees,...

Plan B Wants To Change Lives With Barclaycard Mercury Prize

Plan B hopes to change people's lives if he wins the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The 28-year-old rapper - real name Ben Drew - has been nominated for the prestigious prize for his album 'Ill Manors'...

Plan B Up For Mercury Prize

Plan B's 'Ill Manors' and Jessie Ware's 'Devotion' are among the albums nominated for the 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The two artists face stiff competition from LPs by Django Django, Alt-J, Ben Howard, Field Music, Lianne...

Friendly Fires Close Beach Break Live

Friendly Fires brought Beach Break Live festival to a close yesterday evening (17.06.12). The 'Jump in the Pool' group concluded the music event by blasting out hits including 'Hawaiian Air', 'Live Those Days Tonight' and...

Latitude Festival 2012: Lana Del Rey And Ben Howard Join The Line-up

Latitude Festival has announced the addition of Lana Del Rey and Ben Howard to their line-up. They will be joining the likes of Paul Weller; Metronomy; Bat For Lashes and Laura Marling at the event,...

Beach Break Live Announce Huge Initial Line-up

Beach Break Live have announced their biggest ever line up of acts for 2012. Chase And Status, Dizzee Rascal and Friendly Fires will be playing the Dell Main Stage, as will Nero, LABRINTH, Wretch 32...

Ben Howard's Singer-songwriter Frustration

Ben Howard finds it "frustrating" to be compared to other singer-songwriters. The 'Keep Your Head Up' hitmaker is often talked about in the same light as a number of other singer-songwriters, but he just puts...

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