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Grimes - We Appreciate Power Lyric Video

'We Appreciate Power' is Grimes' first single in two years, with her forthcoming album set to follow three years after 'Art Angels'.

Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (20 Years Collectors' Edition) Album Review

By 1998, Britpop bands were on the decline yet for the Manic Street Preachers, the creative juices seemed to flow stronger than ever.

By Mark Moore on 12 December 2018

Manic Street Preachers

The Pere Ubu Moon Unit - Ramsgate Music Hall 7.12.2018 Live Review

On Friday, avant-garde group The Pere Ubu Moon Unit, which was founded back in 1975 in Cleveland by David Thomas, took to the stage of the Ramsgate Music Hall.

By Andrew Lockwood on 10 December 2018

Dalton Harris - The Power of Love ft. James Arthur Audio

The winner of this year's series of 'The X Factor', Dalton Harris, has hit number one with his debut single 'The Power of Love'.

Posted 10 December 2018

James Arthur

Ride - Dreamland, Margate 30.11.2018 Live Review

Celebrating thirty years of Ride with a special anniversary Unplugged tour, Oxfordshire's finest came to the seaside to play in the Ballroom.

By Andrew Lockwood on 04 December 2018


Arctic Monkeys - Anyways Audio

'Anyways' is the B-side to Arctic Monkeys' 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino'; the title single from their number one album released earlier this year.

Posted 03 December 2018

Arctic Monkeys

Nicki Minaj - Good Form ft. Lil Wayne Video

In her latest collaboration with Cash Money's Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj finally unveils the video for her 'Queen' single 'Good Form'.

Posted 30 November 2018

Nicki Minaj Lil Wayne

Reef - Dreamland, Margate 23.11.2018 Live Review

In the Hall By The Sea at Dreamland, Reef brought their Revelation tour to life as they delivered one of the best live sets I've had the privilege to witness this year.

By Andrew Lockwood on 26 November 2018


ASAP Rocky - Sundress Video

Six months after the release of his third studio album 'Testing', ASAP Rocky returns with a new single and video entitled 'Sundress'.

Posted 22 November 2018

ASAP Rocky

Mattiel - Patterns, Brighton 16.11.2018 Live Review

Mattiel Brown and her band put on an anything but plain performance at Patterns in Brighton.

By Andrew Lockwood on 19 November 2018

Crooked Man - Crooked House Album Review

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, Crooked Man treats us to a fabulous slice of sun-soaked House, Disco and Electro.

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 November 2018

Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next Audio

Less than 3 months after the release of her album 'Sweetener', Ariana Grande is set to return with a new record entitled 'Thank U, Next'.

Posted 06 November 2018

Ariana Grande

John Grant - Brighton Dome 29.10.2018 Live Review

With a fourth solo album having just dropped and his 50th birthday celebrations behind him, John Grant kicked off the UK leg of his latest tour in style at The Brighton Dome.

By Andrew Lockwood on 06 November 2018

John Grant

Marie Davidson - Working Class Woman Album Review

Marie Davidson's fourth album, 'Working Class Woman', in form reflects her history of work in projects at home and time spent in Berlin.

By Andy Peterson on 23 October 2018

The Lumineers - Walls Audio

The Lumineers honour their friend and hero Tom Petty with a sensational cover of his 1996 song 'Walls' from the 'She's the One' soundtrack.

Posted 19 October 2018

The Lumineers

Billie Eilish - When The Party's Over Audio

Up and coming LA singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has unveiled her fourth single of the year, 'When the Party's Over'.

Posted 19 October 2018

John Grant - Love Is Magic Album Review

The quality of the back-catalogue of the once-upon-a-time Czar, John Grant, is building to be the one of the most impressive set of albums released in the recent past.

By Andrew Lockwood on 11 October 2018

John Grant

Anna Calvi - All Saints Church, Hove 5.10.2018 Live Review

With the recent release of her third, very well received album 'Hunter' just behind her, Anna had plenty of relatively new songs to showcase.

By Andrew Lockwood on 09 October 2018

Anna Calvi

Lydia Cole - Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate 20.09.2018 Live Review

Lydia Cole came to play at not only one of the smallest theatres in the UK, but also one of the smallest in the world.

By Andrew Lockwood on 26 September 2018

Maribou State - Kingdoms In Colour Album Review

People who tell you that electronicists are merely pretenders who could be bothered to sit through a few how to use Pro Tools tutorials will find a rebuttal in Maribou State.

By Andy Peterson on 21 September 2018

Black Honey - Black Honey Album Review

Black Honey's eponymous debut has been three years in the making and is the culmination of a lot of hard work and determination on their part.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 September 2018

Wheels & Fins 2018 - Live Review

On a clifftop above a beautiful sandy beach, Wheels And Fins Festival sprang into life over the weekend

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 September 2018

The Libertines

Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt Album Review

Spiritualized's eighth album comes twenty-six years after their first, and yet sounds as fresh and vibrant as if it were a debut.

By Andrew Lockwood on 07 September 2018


Idles - Joy As An Act Of Resistance Album Review

You wait around for a feral, untethered, vital, challenging and dynamic record to shock your senses and then two come along in the space of eighteen months, and both are by the same band. Idles released their debut album 'Brutalism'...

By Andrew Lockwood on 29 August 2018


Roni Size - Dreamland, Margate 25.08.2018 Live Review

Roni Size brought his party to the Scenic Stage of Margate's Dreamland over the weekend.

By Andrew Lockwood on 28 August 2018

Roni Size

Disclosure - Moonlight (Extended Mix) Audio

After a three-year hiatus, Disclosure returned this Spring with news of a new album project in the works and 'Moonlight' is their new single.

Posted 22 August 2018


Wye Oak - The Booking Hall, Dover, Kent 14.08.2018 Live Review

From one important seaport to another, Wye Oak came across the pond from Baltimore to Dover as they played at The Booking Hall.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 August 2018

Wye Oak

Ash - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge 13.08.2018 Live Review

Tonight, Ash top off a perfect storm between band, audience and venue, resulting in a show which will live long in the memories of those in attendance.

By Alex Lai on 17 August 2018


Neverworld 2018 Live Review

Neverworld brought out the bright and the beautiful over a sun-drenched three days on John Darling's Farm in Kent.

By Andrew Lockwood on 08 August 2018

Bastille Clean Bandit

Gabe Gurnsey - Physical Album Review

Gabe's latest album is a solo release and as such features a wholly Gurnsey lead direction.

By Andrew Lockwood on 01 August 2018

Orbital - Dreamland, Margate, Kent 28.07.2018 Live Review

Orbital brought their spectacular show to the East Kent coast at the weekend to the delight of a variety of ravers.

By Andrew Lockwood on 31 July 2018


Childish Gambino - Summertime Magic Audio

As part of a double-song summer EP, Childish Gambino launches an audio stream for 'Summertime Magic'.

Posted 17 July 2018

Childish Gambino

Justin Timberlake - SoulMate Audio

Justin Timberlake has just unveiled the song of the summer in the shape of 'SoulMate'.

Posted 06 July 2018

Justin Timberlake

Soulwax - Essential Album Review

Last year Soulwax were invited to deliver their Essential Mix and for it they provided entirely new music produced by themselves, the first act ever to do so.

By Andrew Lockwood on 22 June 2018


Field Division - Dark Matter Dreams Album Review

Field Division have journeyed far and wide to facilitate the release of their debut album, 'Dark Matter Dreams.

By Andrew Lockwood on 22 June 2018

Starcrawler - The Haunt, Brighton 19.06.18 Live Review

Seeing and hearing Starcrawler live is an experience that will leave you speechless and will enliven your senses.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 June 2018

The Libertines - Meltdown Festival 2018 Live Review

Meltdown Festival is twenty-five this year and to celebrate its silver anniversary it is down to the one and only Robert Smith, of The Cure, to curate this year's event.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 June 2018

The Libertines

Paloma Faith - Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent 15.06.18 Live Review

The Forest Live series of ongoing open air concerts played host to the effervescent and vivacious Paloma Faith on Friday night.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 June 2018

Paloma Faith

Download Festival 2018 Live Review

Download Festival finally got the stunning weather it deserved, as over 100,000 fans descended with the likes of Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold.

By Adam Holden on 13 June 2018

Download Festival Guns N Roses

Angelique Kidjo - Remain In Light Album Review

Nearly forty years on, Angelique Kidjo re-works Talking Heads' 'Remain In Light' and sympathetically reflects it back on the sounds that gave rise to its inception.

By Andrew Lockwood on 06 June 2018

Angelique Kidjo

Ezra Furman - Brighton Dome 26.05.2018 Live Review

At the end of its near month-long festival, Brighton was lucky enough to play host to two extremely good acts: welcoming both Ezra Furman and Du Blonde.

By Andrew Lockwood on 29 May 2018

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Little Mix Want Selena Gomez Collaboration

Little Mix want Selena Gomez collaboration

Little Mix's Jesy Nelson would love the band to collaborate with Selena Gomez.The 'Woman Like Me' hitmaker has revealed the...

Lewis Capaldi Hints At Niall Horan Collaboration

Lewis Capaldi hints at Niall Horan collaboration

Lewis Capaldi has hinted he's working with Niall Horan as he admits he has the ''best smelling hair ever''.The latter...

Stevie Nicks Wants To Inspire Women

Stevie Nicks wants to inspire women

Stevie Nicks hopes she can pave the way for more women to join her in becoming a two-time Rock &...

Matty Healy Teases Week-long The 1975 Residency-style Shows

Matty Healy teases week-long The 1975 residency-style shows

Matty Healy has teased a week-long residency paying homage to each era of The 1975.The 'Chocolate' hitmaker took to Twitter...

Dave Davies And Dolores O'riordan Had Planned Collaboration

Dave Davies and Dolores O'Riordan had planned collaboration

Dave Davies and Dolores O'Riordan had planned to collaborate on music together before she died.The Kinks guitarist was close friends...

Music News Round-up: Kanye Asks Dylan For Collaboration, Avril Lavigne Returns, Rock Hall Of Fame Inductions

Music News Round-Up: Kanye Asks Dylan For Collaboration, Avril Lavigne Returns, Rock Hall Of Fame Inductions

KANYE AND BOB DYLAN COLLABORATION?In what must be the most unlikely prospective musical alliance in pop history, Kanye West has...

Toby Keith Inspired By Clint Eastwood

Toby Keith inspired by Clint Eastwood

Toby Keith's 'Don't Let the Old Man In' was inspired by Clint Eastwood.The singer/songwriter revealed he was inspired by a...

Michael Buble Had No Choice To Take Break

Michael Buble had no choice to take break

Michael Buble had ''no choice'' in putting his career on hold when his son was diagnosed with cancer.The 43-year-old singer...

Slash: Rock Got Boring

Slash: Rock got boring

Slash thinks rock music has been ''dull and boring'' for the last decade.The Guns n' Roses guitarist believes commercial forces...

Van Morrison Performs With The Pretty Things

Van Morrison performs with The Pretty Things

The Pretty Things were joined on stage by Van Morrison and Pink Floyd's Dave Gilmour on Thursday (13.12.18) evening.After 55...

Example And Tom Grennan Have Collaborated

Example and Tom Grennan have collaborated

Example and Tom Grennan have collaborated on a song.The 'Kickstarts' rapper has revealed he enjoyed one of his ''favourite'' studio...

Liam Gallagher Dusts Off Cast No Shadow For Shelter Gig

Liam Gallagher dusts off Cast No Shadow for Shelter gig

Liam Gallagher performed 'Cast No Shadow' for the first time in 16 years at his Union Chapel gig for Shelter...

Blossoms Close Tour With Scintillating Sold-out Show

Blossoms close tour with scintillating sold-out show

Blossoms concluded their tour with a scintillating sold-out show at London's O2 Brixton Academy on Thursday night (13.12.18). The indie...

Dua Lipa And Calvin Harris's One Kiss Is Mtv's Top Music Video

Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris's One Kiss is MTV's Top Music Video

Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris' 'One Kiss' has been named MTV's Top Music Video for this year's MTV Video Play...

Jonas Blue Wants To Make Unique Music

Jonas Blue wants to make unique music

Jonas Blue wants to make ''unique'' music.The 'Polaroid' hitmaker says his main focus is creating music which is a little...

Marina And The Diamonds To Release New Music In January

Marina and the Diamonds to release new music in January

Marina and the Diamonds will be releasing new music in January.The 'How to Be a Heartbreaker' singer has confirmed she...

Justin Bieber's 'Baby' No Longer The Most Disliked Video On Youtube

Justin Bieber's 'Baby' No Longer The Most Disliked Video On YouTube

Justin Bieber fans have clearly been busy online, with the odd revelation that the most disliked YouTube video of the...

Amazon Music UK Unveils Ones To Watch For 2019

Amazon Music UK unveils Ones to Watch for 2019

Amazon Music UK have unveiled their Ones to Watch for 2019.The music streaming platform and online music store have compiled...

Sir Paul Mccartney's London Home Targeted By Burglars

Sir Paul McCartney's London Home Targeted By Burglars

Sir Paul McCartney’s London home has been targeted by thieves, just a matter of days before his hotly awaited homecoming...

Ariana Grande Unveils Imagine

Ariana Grande unveils imagine

Ariana Grande has unveiled her new song 'imagine'.The 25-year-old singer dreams of the perfect romance on her new track, which...

Jennifer Lopez Felt She Had To Be Quiet

Jennifer Lopez felt she had to be quiet

Jennifer Lopez felt she ''had to be quiet'' when she started out in music.The 'On The Floor' hitmaker - who...

Kanye West Reignites Feud With Drake

Kanye West Reignites Feud With Drake

Just when it looked like Kanye West might have reached some kind of stability regarding his social media output, he’s...

Dave Lee Roth Hints At Van Halen Stage Return

Dave Lee Roth hints at Van Halen stage return

Dave Lee Roth has hinted Van Halen will return to the stage in 2019. The 'Jump' hitmakers have been inactive...

Matthew Morrison Fulfils Singing Dream

Matthew Morrison fulfils singing dream

Matthew Morrison fulfilled a ''dream'' when he performed at London's Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday (11.12.18).The former 'Glee' actor was...

Taylor Swift Used Facial Recognition Technology At California Gig

Taylor Swift Used Facial Recognition Technology At California Gig

Taylor Swift’s concert at the Rose Bowl in California earlier this year was monitored by a facial recognition system, designed...

Tom Odell Doesn't Drink Much Before He Performs Anymore

Tom Odell doesn't drink much before he performs anymore

Tom Odell doesn't drink much on stage anymore because he used to get through ''half a bottle'' per show. The...

The Cure, Radiohead And Janet Jackson Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees For 2019

The Cure, Radiohead And Janet Jackson Among Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees For 2019

Radiohead, Janet Jackson and The Cure are among the big names to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall...

Janet Jackson Leads Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Class Of 2019

Janet Jackson leads Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2019

Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks and Radiohead are being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.The class of 2019...

The Fizz's Jay Aston Says UK Will Never Win Eurovision Again

The Fizz's Jay Aston says UK will never win Eurovision again

The Fizz star Jay Aston doesn't believe the UK can ever win the 'Eurovision Song Contest' ever again.Jay and her...

Newton Faulkner Marks Decade In Music With Festive Song

Newton Faulkner marks decade in music with festive song

Newton Faulkner is marking a decade in music with the release of his new festive single 'Wish I Could Wake...

Final Ruling In Robin Thicke 'Blurred Lines' Copyright Case Delivered

Final Ruling In Robin Thicke 'Blurred Lines' Copyright Case Delivered

A final ruling has been handed down in the long-running copyright dispute case concerning ‘Blurred Lines’, with its creators Robin...

Kanye West Reaches Out On Twitter For Bob Dylan Collaboration

Kanye West Reaches Out On Twitter For Bob Dylan Collaboration

Kanye West has reached out on social media to none other than Bob Dylan, apparently in the hope of scoring...

Keith Richards Reveals He's Giving Up Drinking

Keith Richards Reveals He's Giving Up Drinking

As essentially the human embodiment of the rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle for over half a century, it’s long been assumed...

Kanye West Calls Out Bob Dylan

Kanye West calls out Bob Dylan

Kanye West has ''called out'' to Bob Dylan for a possible collaboration.The 41-year-old rapper posted an open invite to the...

The Vaccines Explain Why They Have Such Short Songs

The Vaccines explain why they have such short songs

The Vaccines write such short songs because they're part of the ''iPod generation''.The 'Wreckin' Bar (Ra Ra Ra)' hitmakers -...

Ariana Grande's Imagine Single To Focus On Her 'Failed Relationships'

Ariana Grande's Imagine single to focus on her 'failed relationships'

Ariana Grande's ''failed relationships'' will be the focus of her new song 'Imagine'. The 25-year-old singer is due to drop...

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