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Sam Smith, Janelle Monae - The Unexpected Gems Of Bonnaroo Day 1

by Victoria Pavlova | News | Music / Festivals | 14th June 2014

Happy Bonnaroo weekend! The Tennessee-based arts and music festival effectively kicked off the season on Friday. Per USA Today’s recap, he weather was appropriately mild and the rain that threatened for the entire day never...

Tags: Sam Smith - Kanye West - Janelle Monae - Phoenix - CHVRCHES - Vampire Weekend

Music Midtown Festival Continues To Grow After Successful Rebirth

by Holly Williams | News | Music / Festivals | 5th September 2013

It looks like Atlanta's Music Midtown festival is on its way back up as 2013 brings us the biggest line-up since its return from a six year hiatus.We are back to where we started with...

Tags: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Journey - Queens Of The Stone Age - Imagine Dragons - Phoenix - Jane's Addiction

Made In America Festival 2013: One Of The Happier Memories Of The Festival Season

by Holly Williams | News | Music / Festivals | 3rd September 2013

The Budweiser Made in America Festival 2013 was jampacked with highlights from some of the most iconic artists of the age, as well as some of the best up-and-coming stars and the hidden talent you'd...

Tags: Beyonce Knowles - Haim - Deadmau5 - 2 Chainz - Emeli Sande - Rudimental

Austin City Limits 2013 Set To Return With A Stunningly Diverse New Line-Up

by Holly Williams | News | Music / Festivals | 30th August 2013

Austin City Limits Music Festival is set to hit Texas for its twelfth year, bringing with it two weekends of fabulous live music and family fun.The festival organisers first decided to spread the fun out...

Tags: Depeche Mode - Austin City Limits - The Cure - Muse - Kings Of Leon - Atoms For Peace

A Week In News: Batfleck, Miley Cyrus at VMA's, Taylor Swift's F-Bomb

by Michael West | News | Lifestyle / Showbiz | 29th August 2013

Batfleck: Well, Warner Bros caught us all off guard last week, announcing Ben Affleck as the new Batman for the Man of Steel 2 - and just as we were winding down for the week....

Tags: Ben Affleck - Miley Cyrus - Harry Styles - Taylor Swift - Michael Douglas - Vin Diesel

Phoenix Claim, "We Can Copy French Songs, People Think We're Geniuses"

by Michael West | News | Music / Festivals | 28th August 2013

Remember when everyone thought Phoenix was an American band, or a Scandinavian band? It was probably rather annoying for the Versailles rockers, though it seems as though there's one huge benefit of nobody being quite...

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Phoenix - Video Interview

Interview | 28th August 2013

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Weather-Worries Are Looking Few For Leeds and Reading Festival 2013

by Holly Williams | News | Music / Festivals | 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...

Tags: Leeds & Reading Festival - Biffy Clyro - Green Day - Eminem - Phoenix - Skrillex

Leeds Festival 2013 - Preview

by Tim Green | Review | 14th August 2013

Leeds Festival has been a not-to-miss date in our calendar for years. Over the past few years the UK has seen many boutique and independent festivals pop up and more people appear to be getting...

Tags: Leeds & Reading Festival - Phoenix - Alex Clare - Big Black Delta - DIIV - The Wytches

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

by Jack de Aguilar | News | Music / Festivals | 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...

Tags: Lollapalooza - Phoenix - Vampire Weekend - The Cure - Jake Bugg - Alt-J

Lollapalooza 2013: The Best New Bands Worth Checking Out

by Michael West | News | Music / Festivals | 1st August 2013

You, being a seasoned festival-goer, will know that it’s Lollapalooza 2013 in Chicago’s Grant Park this weekend (August 2 – 4, 2013), which promises to play host to some of the biggest acts in the...

Tags: Lollapalooza - Disclosure - DIIV - Smith Westerns - Wilco - Daft Punk

Outside Lands Festival 2013 To Bring You Much More Than Music This Year

by Holly Williams | News | Music / Festivals | 29th July 2013

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is back on August 9th - 11th 2013 bringing us the best in art and music as we see the likes of Paul McCartney, Nine Inch Nails and...

Tags: Sir Paul McCartney - Nine Inch Nails - Red Hot Chili Peppers - Pretty Lights - Phoenix - Kaskade

iHeartRadio Festival To Welcome Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and err, Queen

by Michael West | News | | 16th July 2013

Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry are among the names confirmed for the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas in September. The two-day festival, set to be held on...

Tags: Justin Timberlake - Bruno Mars - Katy Perry - Elton John - Keith Urban - Queen

A Week In Music - Daft Punk Get Lucky, Lana Del Rey Soundtracks Gatsby And Rod Stewart Shocks Us All

by Contributor | News | Music / Festivals | 20th May 2013

This Week In Albums... There was only album anyone was really talking about wasn't there? Daft Punk's much anticipated fourth LP Random Access Memories was streamed early after it leaked on the internet allowing the...

Tags: Daft Punk - Phoenix - Rudimental - Treetop Flyers - Lana Del Rey - King Krule

Phoenix - Bankrupt! Album Review

by Jim Pusey | Review | 13th May 2013

Phoenix's new album Bankrupt! is a more complicated record than it may seem at first glance. Yes, opener 'Entertainment' has the expected and heady mix of synths and guitars that have propelled the French quartet...

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Phoenix Thrill Fans Once Again As They Hit London On Their World Tour [Photos]

by Holly Williams | News | Music / Festivals | 23rd April 2013

Phoenix performs at London's Shepherds Bush EmpirePhoenix took to London's Shepherds Bush Empire last night (April 22nd 2013) as part of their major world tour which is set to continue until the end of the...

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Phoenix Stun Coachella With Live R. Kelly Collaboration

by Contributor | News | Music / Festivals | 15th April 2013

We love Phoenix here at Contactmusic but we certainly couldn’t have predicted this: the French band, making their much-anticipated comeback this year with new album Bankrupt!, played the first weekend of Coachella on Saturday night...

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Phoenix And R Kelly, Not Daft Punk, Rock Coachella

by Victoria Pavlova | News | | 14th April 2013

Coachella is pretty much in full swing now and one of the headlining acts this year is the French indie rock band Phoenix.The Grammy award-winning band were joined onstage by none other than R&B singer...

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Ahead Of Coachella, Phoenix Announce New Album, 'Bankrupt'

by Hayley Avron | News | Music / Festivals | 19th February 2013

The French alt rock band Phoenix are planning to release their new album Phoenix and have revealed to NME that it was recorded on the very same console upon which Michael Jackson recorded his 1982...

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Coachella Festival 2013; Who To See?

by Contributor | News | Music / Festivals | 25th January 2013

Today saw the announcement of the Coachella Festival 2013 line-up, to be run on the weekends of April 12, 2013 and April 19, 2013, and as expected it’s another smorgasbord of musical taste, with everyone...

Tags: Blur - Ben Gibbard - Savages - The XX - Phoenix

What, No Holograms? Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Coachella 2013

by Hayley Avron | News | | 25th January 2013

How do you top having a dead man headline your festival? Well, in all honestly, you’re not going to. Coachella’s talent bookers must have been scratching their heads in bewilderment when it came to topping...

Tags: Coachella - Blur - Stone Roses - Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Modest Mouse - Lou Reed

Primavera Line Up Revealed: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Phoenix, My Bloody Valentine and The Postal Service Stand Out

by Lorna Greville  | News | Music / Festivals | 23rd January 2013

The full Primavera lineup has been released, with The Postal Service, Jesus And Mary Chain and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds all set to rock Barcelona on 22nd to 26th May 2013.Saint Etienne...

Tags: Primavera Sound Festival - The Postal Service - Blur - Nick Cave - Phoenix - Metz

Phoenix - Its Never Been Like This

by Tommy Shotton | Review | 9th May 2006

Phoenix Its Never Been Like This Album ReviewYou have to admire a band whose press release begins with the statement, Phoenix are one more time into extreme relevance. That's exactly the kind of skewed translation...

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Phoenix - Long Distance Call

by Dom Gourlay | Review | 10th April 2006

PhoenixLong Distance CallVirgin/EMIReleased: 20th MarchSingle ReviewFrench soft rockers Phoenix have been plugging away for what seems like an eternity now trying to make ends meet with their inoffensive brand of radio-friendly r'n'r, that the saccharine...

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Phoenix - Everything is Everything

by Tareck Ghoneim | Review | 22nd July 2004

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28th August 2013

Thomas Mars and Laurent Brancowitz of French quartet Phoenix talked to us at Leeds Festival...

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