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Gabrielle Aplin Interview

It'd be ungentlemanly to mention a lady's age, and mightily crass to harp on about how well a young person has done for their age. Let's just say that Gabrielle Aplin has made two massive albums and is a global...


Gabrielle Aplin Interview

It'd be ungentlemanly to mention a lady's age, and mightily crass to harp on about how well a young person has done for their age. Let's just say that Gabrielle Aplin has made two massive albums and is a global...

Posted 17 August 2017

Gabrielle Aplin

Morrissey and Marshall - We Rise Album Review

Has anyone made the Smiths joke yet? Yes? Right, let's crack on then. Dublin duo Morrissey and Marshall give it some full-band, bold-as-brass bluster on their second studio album. By their own admission, they would have managed five albums by...

By Jon Kean on 17 August 2017

Bella McKendree - Waiting EP Review

Compact and bijou, the "Waiting" EP constitutes a shapely debut for Bella McKendree. Produced by Grammy-winning Brett Shaw (Florence and the Machine, Daughter), it showcases her crystalline, folk-tinged vocals and her songwriting poise, with plenty of highly-reputable influences detectable across...

By Jon Kean on 17 August 2017

Alice Merton - Interview

Since the release of her debut single 'No Roots' in January this year being a smash European on her own PaperPlane Record Label gaining 5million streams and 20+ video views, German based Alice Merton has now singed deals with Sony...

Posted 17 August 2017

Iglooghost - Bug Thief Single Review

UK electronic artist Iglooghost has been one of the most game changing producers of recent times, maybe even thee most game changing. His EP's 'Chinese Nü Yr' and 'Little Grids' have established his sound as one that manages to be...

By Max Cussons on 14 August 2017

Iglooghost

Arcade Fire - Lollapalooza 2017 Full Set

If you missed Arcade Fire at Lollapalooze festival in Chicago in August 2017, you can now catch up on their entire set with the official video. Their one hour 45 minute performance included a rendition of their 2010 song 'The...

Posted 11 August 2017

Arcade Fire

Lianne La Havas - Tokyo Video

Set against the bright lights of the Japan capital, 'Tokyo' is the brand new single from Lianne La Havas taken from her last album which she released two years ago. The video was directed and shot by Ravi Dhar (who...

Posted 11 August 2017

Lianne La Havas

P!nk - What About Us [Lyric] Video

P!nk has just dropped the lyric video for her brand new single 'What About Us', ahead of the release of her forthcoming album 'Beautiful Trauma' which is out on RCA Records in the Fall. It's a powerful dancefloor ballad produced...

Posted 11 August 2017

Pink

Gorillaz - Strobelite Video

The digital alter-egos of virtual experimental band Gorillaz hit the dancefloor in a live action setting in the video for their new single 'Strobelite', taken from their fifth studio album 'Humanz'. The song features vocals from Illinois musician Peven Everett.Similar...

Posted 11 August 2017

Gorillaz

JAY-Z - Moonlight Video

JAY-Z addresses race issues in the new video for his song 'Moonlight', named in honour of the triple Oscar winning movie of the same name. The track is from his number album '4:44' which he released earlier this year via...

Posted 11 August 2017

Jay Z

Mattu - Lightwaves Album Review

Mattu is an upcoming UK producer who's sound can largely be described as wonky and seems to come from the same school of approach as that of Rustie or Hudson Mohawke, with his tracks usually being an assault of vivid,...

By Max Cussons on 09 August 2017

Mt. Wolf Aetherlight Album Review

After an initial wave of critical acclaim following their 2012/2013 E.P's Mt. Wolf look set to melodically mesmerise all before them. Unfortunately for the remaining band members at the time, the then lead singer Kate Sproule, up and left. After...

By Andrew Lockwood on 08 August 2017

Leopallooza 2017 - The Wyldes, Cornwall Festival Review

Leopallooza was the festival the weather couldn't sink. On a weekend when other musical events were disappearing into their own swamps, or awash with health and safety crises, we partied on into the wee small hours of Monday in the...

By Jon Kean on 08 August 2017

Visions Festival 2017 Review

Various Venues, Hackney, London-5th of August 2017.Visions Festival is a yearly day-festival in Hackney, London that has a nice mix of different kinds of alternative music, be it dark electronica or twee indie. With the festival taking place across a...

By Max Cussons on 08 August 2017

Lianne Kaye - Interview

With over 80,000 Youtube subscribers and over 9 million views on your cover videos we caught up with lovely Youtube cover sensation, Lianne Kaye who continues her journey in Music with her anticipated first London headline show on 23rd August....

Posted 05 August 2017

Elrow at Amnesia Ibiza 2017 - Live Review

The synergy that joins Elrow and Amnesia, one of Ibiza's most popular clubs would seemingly be a match made in heaven - and for the most part it is, as revelers get to experience the most hedonistic heaven entwined with...

By Adam Holden on 03 August 2017

Declan McKenna - What Do You Think About The Car? Album Review

Four-year-old Declan McKenna was asked what he thought of the new family motor, by his camcorder-holding sister, Rosanna. Diddy Declan cursorily approved of said wagon, then swiftly moved on to more pressing matters, announcing that he was going to perform...

By Jon Kean on 28 July 2017

Declan McKenna

Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott - Crooked Calypso Album Review

Paul Heaton's thirty-five-year career has been securely founded on acutely-observed lyrics, allied with tunes that either make you want to sashay round the kitchen in your oven gloves, or hold a loved one close on the sofa. Jacqui Abbott entered...

By Jon Kean on 27 July 2017

Paul Heaton

Arcade Fire - Everything Now Album Review

Arcade Fire's fifth studio album has lofty ambitions, somewhere along the way though it definitely hits a glass ceiling. It's a record that's purpose-built for the digital age starting and finishing in exactly the same place. 'Everything Now (Continued)' bookends...

By Jim Pusey on 26 July 2017

Arcade Fire

Slaves - Dreamland Amusement Park Live Review

It's been a whirlwind five years for Slaves. Having this week celebrated their first half decade with a one off gig at The Tunbridge Wells Forum where they recorded their first E.P, 'Sugar Coated Bitter Truth', they ventured a little...

By Andrew Lockwood on 26 July 2017

This Is The Kit - Hotter Colder Video

It's from the new album "Moonshine Freeze" and it's called "Hotter Colder", so it's no surprise that it's another splash of chilled alt-folk from Bristol and Paris-based This Is The Kit.The new video definitely looks more on the moistly chilly...

Posted 24 July 2017

Kai Whiston - Fissure Price EP Review

Kai Whiston is a rising UK producer whose signature style is defined by erratic, freaking-out beats that are akin to chemicals having haywire reactions in a lab. Across records such as later year's 'Houndstooth' EP, 'Threads & Strings/Rubens' as well...

By Max Cussons on 21 July 2017

Sunn O))) - Leeds Stylus 19.07.2017 Live Review

Drone-metal kings Sunn O))) have spent the last few decades building their legacy with records such as 'Black One', 'Monoliths And Dimensions' and most recently 2015's 'Kannon.' Across these records Sunn O)))'s sound has been defined by incredibly slow pace,...

By Max Cussons on 21 July 2017

Latitude Festival 2017 Review

It was yet another successful weekend for Latitude Festival at Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk, which has been the home of the biggest ‘small festival’ in Britain since 2006.With their traditionally bold approach to their booking, including putting up-and-coming artists...

By Ed Biggs on 19 July 2017

Latitude Festival

The Wonder Stuff - Cheese and Grain, Frome 14.07.17 Live Review

While the "Theme from S'Express" was sitting proud at number one in April 1988, The Wonder Stuff first graced the charts at number seventy-two with "Give Give Give Me More More More". But did we gather at the Cheese and...

By Jon Kean on 19 July 2017

The Wonder Stuff

Shock Machine - Unlimited Love Video

You may have known him as the keyboardist for Mercury-winning noughties indie ravers, Klaxons, but ten years on, James Righton is forging a bold new identity as Shock Machine.The self-titled debut album is due for release on August 25th. It...

Posted 19 July 2017

Shock Machine

Broken Social Scene - Vanity Pail Kids Video

A lavatory, innocently, pristinely white, works hard in the recording studio, striving to make it big in the music industry. Soon he's pissing his fame away in a club, eyeing up a distinctly androgynous washbasin. We see our intrepid, prodigious...

Posted 19 July 2017

Broken Social Scene

Waxahatchee - Out in the Storm Album Review

On "Out in the Storm", Katie Crutchfield and her formidable band, including sister Allison on keys and percussion, and Sleater-Kinney touring guitarist, Katie Harkin on lead guitar, have created an elemental, cathartic release. It's an exorcism of perhaps the strongest...

By Jon Kean on 18 July 2017

Waxahatchee

Chris T-T - The Best Of... Album Review

Since 1999, Brighton based folk singer and songwriter Chris T-T has been entertaining crowds with pointed political barbs and left-wing social commentary set to accessible, often stripped back musical arrangements, slowly gaining a loyal, if not especially sizeable fanbase. All...

By Ben Walton on 18 July 2017

Chris T-T

Vance Joy - Lay It On Me Video

Vance Joy is back with a romantic new single and video entitled 'Lay It On Me'. It marks the first song from his forthcoming second album, for which we are yet to hear a title or a release date.Directed by...

Posted 14 July 2017

Vance Joy

Alt-J - Deadcrush Video

Alt-J are back this year with their third album entitled 'Relaxer', with 'Deadcrush' being the latest single and comes accompanied with a dark video featuring interpretive dance. Directed by Young Replicant with choreography from Darcy Wallace, it sees a group...

Posted 14 July 2017

Alt-J

Kesha - Woman ft. The Dap-Kings Horns Video

Kesha is back and she is killing it. Her new video for promotional single 'Woman' sees her don a stetson, cruise around the neighbourhood in an old cadillac and party the house down while singing about the power of femininity....

Posted 14 July 2017

Kesha

Lapalux - Ruinism Album Review

One of Ruinism's promotional shots is of Stuart Howard - for it is he that is Lapalux - dressed in a baseball cap, sweatshirt and a pair of jogging bottoms. In many other contexts for anyone processing that image some...

By Andy Peterson on 12 July 2017

Lapalux

Lucy Rose - Something's Changing Album Review

Lucy Rose's third studio album is a more delicate and stripped-down affair than her previous records, the title says it all really; Something's Changing. The 29 year-old, who's probably also best known for her occasional contributions to Bombay Bicycle Club,...

By Jim Pusey on 12 July 2017

Lucy Rose

Tony Bennett - Bridgewater Hall, Manchester 05.07.17 Live Review

The labelling of legends has become overly familiar, but in the case of Tony Bennett, it would be difficult to successfully argue it as hyperbole. A veteran of World War 2, his first album was released in 1952 and paved...

By Alex Lai on 10 July 2017

Tony Bennett

Public Service Broadcasting - Every Valley Album Review

'Britons are building, hewing out of their native rock the foundations of the future,' booms a stentorian voice from a mid-Twentieth-Century broadcast. You know it's not true when you hear it. The plug was pulled on the Welsh mining industry...

By Jon Kean on 07 July 2017

Public Service Broadcasting

Green Day - Sheffield Arena, 03.07.17 Live Review

Green Day need little to no introduction, but just in case, here's a quick recap. Being arguably the most key band to pop-punk with their 90's records 'Dookie', 'Insomniac' and 'Nimrod' they became instant legends and one of the biggest...

By Max Cussons on 05 July 2017

Green Day

David Gedge - Interview

The Wedding Present first charted with "Kennedy" in October 1989, from their second album, "Bizarro". They were gruff, brusque, exhilaratingly Motorhead-loud and faster than a pharmaceutically-fuelled Olympic 100m final. Leading the sonic assault from the front was David Gedge, lyricist,...

Posted 04 July 2017

The Wedding Present

Beach House - B-Sides And Rarities Album Review

In 2003 The Manic Street Preachers released a compilation album subtitled 'A Secret History'. It's a title that Baltimore Dream Pop duo Beach House should have considered for their first compilation album, which encompasses additional material that hasn't appeared on...

By Jim Pusey on 03 July 2017

Beach House

Arcade Fire - Creature Comfort Video

Arcade Fire rock out in semi-darkness for the video for their new single 'Creature Comfort' - which also features the lyrics on screen and has been directed by Tarik Miko. The single was officially released on June 16th 2017 through...

Posted 03 July 2017

Arcade Fire

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Peter Andre Plotting Duet With Son

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Miley Cyrus Channels Elvis In Music Video For Younger Now

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Mike D Rules Out Dj Restaurant Role

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Robert Plant Unveils Solo Album 'Carry Fire'

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Little Mix Releasing Spanish Track With Cnco

Little Mix releasing Spanish track with CNCO

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Royal Blood's Surreal Encounter With Brad Pitt

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Bonnie Tyler's Total Eclipse Of The Heart Eclipse Gig

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