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Alt-j, Noel Gallagher And Portishead To Headline Latitude Festival

3rd March 2015

alt-J, Noel Gallagher and Portishead will headline Latitude Festival.The annual music festival in Suffolk, south east England will feature the rockers, with alt-J eager to play at the event because it has ''always been so...

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Fascinating Fact: 4533845

13th January 2015

British singer Laura Marling is set to embark on a tour of tiny venues in the U.K. and will be distributing tickets via a lottery system. The folk star will shun big gigs to perform...

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Brit Awards 2014 Nominations: Disclosure, Bastille, Rudimental Emerge On Top

By Lauren James | 9th January 2014

The nominees have been announced for this year's Brit Awards, which will be presented live in a ceremony on ITV on the 19th February. The annual awards celebrate the year's biggest British music stars, in...

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David Bowie To Release 5 New Songs

30th September 2013

David Bowie is to release five new songs.The 66-year-old musician's new three-disc album 'The Next Day Extra' - the collectors issue of his acclaimed LP 'The Next Day', which was released in March - will...

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Mercury Prize Shortlist Announced, But Does It Even Matter Anymore?

By Joe Wilde | 14th September 2013

The Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize this week announce the shortlist for it's 12 favourite albums of the last 12 months, albums that it claims are "urgent" and are "reflective" of the evolving sound of contemporary...

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Mercury Music Prize List Has "More Good Albums...Than For A Very Long Time"

By Lauren James | 12th September 2013

This year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize could be one of the greatest lists of nominees in the awards history. 2013's nominees shortlist includes talent old and new, rock, pop, and dance with one thing to unite...

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David Bowie Leads The Pack In Mercury Prize Nominations

By Joe Wilde | 12th September 2013

David Bowie came back from his retirement/hiatus completely unannounced this January, when he released the video for the single 'Where Are We Now,' and managed to catch everyone off guard with his birthday announcement of...

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David Bowie Among Nominees For Mercury Prize

11th September 2013

David Bowie's 'The Next Day' and the Arctic Monkey's fifth album 'AM' are among the 12 albums nominated for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The 66-year-old legendary singer, whose latest offering was praised for its ''panache...

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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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Laura Marling Gave Up Chef Dreams After Criticism From Damon Albarn

18th July 2013

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Laura Marling gave up her dreams of becoming a top chef after serving an overcooked meal to Blur star Damon Albarn.The star, who once dated Mumford & Sons frontman Marcus Mumford, trained as...

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The Things They Say: 3767844

18th July 2013

"It's a bunch of c**p. Seven generations ago, they might have had a house like Downton Abbey, but it's all nonsense now." Singer/songwriter Laura Marling on the fact she's the daughter of Sir Charles William...

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The Voice Winner Andrea Begley Lobbies For Disabled Peoples' Experience At Gigs

By Lauren James | 28th June 2013

The partially sighted winner of 2013's singing talent show The Voice, Andrea Begley, has voiced her concerns over disabled fans' experience at gigs. "I have had some frustrating experiences at gigs and festivals," confessed Begley,...

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Laura Marling's 'Once I Was An Eagle' Soars With The Critics

By Contributor | 23rd May 2013

Laura Marling looks to have made a stunning return with her new album Once I Was An Eagle. The 23 year-old is already onto her fourth album and, if reviewers would have you believe, it...

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A Week In Music - Alicia Keys Girl On Fire Promotion Still Going, Cayucas Debut Makes For The Perfect Summer Listen And Latest Michael Jackson Court Case Begins

By Contributor | 7th May 2013

A Week In Videos... She might have just wrapped up her Set The World On Fire tour, but the promotional drive for Alicia Keys fifth album Girl On Fire rolls on, with the multi-million selling...

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Laura Marling Avoids Personal Lyrics

29th April 2013

Laura Marling removes herself from her own music.In the past, the folk star has claimed she doesn't write songs to get known, and revealed her lyrics are often detached from her own life and experiences.Speaking...

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Laura Marling Quit Music For Chef Training

25th April 2013

Folk star Laura Marling secretly quit music last year (12) to train as a chef.The singer/songwriter was plunged into a deep depression after ending a dysfunctional relationship, and she was gripped with crippling self-doubt about...

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Laura Marling's Midnight Dip For Magical Powers

25th April 2013

Folk singer Laura Marling plunged into an icy lake in the dead of night after a mysterious 'shaman' told her the water had magical powers.The British star embarked on a road trip across the U.S....

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Laura Marling Writes Music For Shakespeare Play

24th April 2013

British singer/songwriter Laura Marling is venturing into the world of theatre by composing the music for a new production of a William Shakespeare play.The 23-year-old star admits she was "daunted" when she was approached by...

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The Stranglers And Fazer To Perform At Bbc Proms

19th April 2013

British classical concert event The Bbc Proms will feature rap and punk stars for the first time in its 118 year history.The annual eight-week concert season, founded in 1895, celebrates the best of international classical...

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A Week In Music - Bowie's 'The Next Day' Album Was Worth The Wait, Sigur Ros Back At Their Spectacular Best, Everything Everything Take Another Step Into The Mainstream With 'Duet'

By Hayley Avron | 11th March 2013

Albums of Note... David Bowie’s return to the shelves of our local record shops (well, the few that still exist) has been met with a grateful and adulatory fanfare, across the board and it’s been...

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

23rd March 2012

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,...

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Latitude Festival 2012: Bon Iver To Play Only UK Festival Date At Latitude

8th March 2012

Latitude Festival has announced its initial line-up for 2012. Due to headline will be Bon Iver; Elbow and Paul Weller. This year, the seventh Latitude Festival will take place from 12-15th July, at Henham Park...

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Elbow, Paul Weller And Bon Iver To Headline Latitude

6th March 2012

Elbow, Paul Weller and Bon Iver will headline Latitude Festival 2012.The Grammy award-winning folk band will take to the stage for their only UK festival appearance this year on Friday July 13, with the 'One...

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Adele Shows No Signs Of Throat Problems With UK Return At Brits

21st February 2012

Adele returned to the UK stage on Tuesday evening (21 February 2012), with a thumping rendition of her smash-hit 'Rolling in the Deep' at the Brit Awards, at London's O2 Arena. Wearing an elegant black...

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Adele Wins Best British Female At Brit Awards

21st February 2012

As many predicted, Adele scooped the award for Best Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday (21 February 2012). The award was presented by Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue.The...

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Adele Set To Repeat Grammys Success At Brit Awards

21st February 2012

Following on from her phenomenal success at this year's Grammys awards, Adele looks set for a repeat performance at tonight's Brit awards. On February 12, 2012, Adele walked away from the Grammy awards with an...

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Laura Marling Hands Producer Early Brit Award

17th February 2012

British singer/songwriter Laura Marling presented her producer with a Brit Award days before the big event in London after he won the top prize at the Music Producers Guild (Mpg) honours.The folk star handed Ethan...

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Florence And The Machine To Perform At Nme Awards But 'Ceremonials' Is Snubbed

31st January 2012

Florence And The Machine (aka Florence Welch) has been announced as one of the live performers at this year's Nme Awards shows. And, whilst the Best British Band category is dominated by men, Florence faces...

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Jack White's Debut Solo Album 'Blunderbuss' Set For April Release

31st January 2012

Jack White is due to release his debut solo album, according to The Guardian, today (January 31, 2012). Blunderbuss scheduled for release on April 24, 2012. The White Stripes, DEAD WEATHER and The Raconteurs star...

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Brit Awards Nominations: Ed Sheeran Rules The Roost

12th January 2012

The main honours at this year's Brit Awards are likely to be contested by Ed Sheeran, who scooped four nominations and Adele and Jessie J, who both scored three nominations when the shortlist was announced...

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