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Shock Machine - Interview

Shock Machine is the exciting new project of James Righton, once the keyboard player of 2007 Mercury-Prize-winning nu-ravers, Klaxons. Earning possibly the coolest prize in Christendom can never be an out-and-out curse, but arguably, for Klaxons, it wasn't a sure-fire...

Maximo Park - Risk to Exist Album Review

It only takes a cursory glance at the news most evenings (or an hour in downtown Taunton on a Saturday night) to know that, in 2017, it's a risk to exist. Maximo Park's sixth studio album grasps the contemporary global...

By Jon Kean on 21 April 2017

Maximo Park

Kasabian - The O2 Forum Kentish Town, London (20.04.2017) Live Review

The O2 Forum Kentish Town is tonight's venue for the third and final London show as part of the Kasabian's intimate UK tour in preparation for the band's 6th studio album 'For Cryin Out Loud', released on April 28. Opening with...

By Chloe Dobinson on 21 April 2017


Mark Lanegan - Gargoyle Album Review

Up until quite recently, a Mark Lanegan release was a rare treat, but that is no longer the case as Gargoyle marks Lanegan's 4th studio album in 5 years. 5th if you count last year's Houston, 6th if you count...

By Ben Walton on 21 April 2017

Mark Lanegan

Kate Rusby - 2017 Interview

It becomes obvious after a short time in Kate Rusby's company that she has a lot to say. It's not a case of unfiltered, big-star pontifications. It simply stands to reason that when you've lived and breathed music for the...

Posted 19 April 2017

Kate Rusby

Alt-J - 3WW Video

Alt-J seem to be one of those bands for whom Mercury Prize success has not hung ominously like the Sword of Damocles. Highly-anticipated album three, "Relaxer" drops on June 2nd and "3WW", featuring Wolf Alice's Ellie Roswell, is a tender...

Posted 18 April 2017


Keaton Henson - Epilogue Video

Keaton Henson seems to be bidding farewell to something or someone in his new song, "Epilogue", but it remains to be seen exactly what its significance is. The haunting piano line and the plaintive cello-rich string section which dominates the...

Posted 18 April 2017

Keaton Henson

Chelsea Wolfe - Manchester, Gorilla, 17.04.17 Live Review

The difficult to define or pigeonhole Chelsea Wolfe is one of the most intriguing artists of recent years. Her sound threads together the most esoteric, harrowing and cathartic aspects of drone metal, folk, goth and occasionally electronic music. She's done...

By Max Cussons on 18 April 2017

Chelsea Wolfe

Marika Hackman - My Lover Cindy Video

'I'm a greedy pig,/ I'm gonna get my fill,/ I'm gonna keep my eyes on the prize/ And I'll suck you dry, I will,' sings rapidly-rising British singer/songwriter Marika Hackman on her new single, "My Lover Cindy". This is the...

Posted 17 April 2017

Marika Hackman

Royal Blood - Lights Out Video

Royal Blood have released the first single taken from their album "How Did We Get So Dark?", due out on June 16th. Compared to their self-titled debut album, front man Mike Keer has defined the new album as "way sexier,...

Posted 15 April 2017

Royal Blood

Sylvan Esso - Radio Video

What better way for Sylvan Esso to tempt us into the forthcoming album, than to hit us with the infectious electro grooves of "Radio"? The nocturnal urban video evokes a feeling of the kind of big night that would involve...

Posted 15 April 2017

Amp Fiddler - 2017 Interview

Joesph ‘Amp’ Fiddler is a legend amongst lovers of funk music whose first solo album ‘Waltz of A Ghetto Fly’ released in 2004 still stands out as a classic album. Amp Fiddler has been through a lot, both personally and...

Posted 14 April 2017

Amp Fiddler

Declan McKenna - Brazil Video

Declan McKenna has released his new video for 'new-but-not-new' forthcoming single, "Brazil". His album, "What Do You Think About The Car?" lands on 21st July via Columbia Records.If you've ever wanted to eat Corn Flakes with psychedelic animals, wear a...

Posted 14 April 2017

Declan McKenna

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - Han-Tyumi & The Murder Of The Universe Video

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have released a 13-minute video that trails their second of five scheduled albums of 2017, "Murder of the Universe", due out on June 23rd on Heavenly Recordings. The video represents the third 'chapter' of...

Posted 13 April 2017

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard

Allan Rayman - Roundhouse 01 Album Review

'Roundhouse 01', Allan Rayman's latest album, about survival, escape and transformation, is the first in a trilogy by the isolationist Torontonian. He's not one for a big splurge, any razzmatazz, meet and greets or even just putting himself out there....

By Andrew Lockwood on 13 April 2017

Father John Misty - Pure Comedy Album Review

William Blake wrote, in "Auguries of Innocence", about mankind's potential 'To see a World in a grain of sand/ And a Heaven in a Wild Flower/ Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand/ And Eternity in an hour.' To...

By Jon Kean on 12 April 2017

Father John Misty

Parkway Drive - Leeds O2 Academy 10.04.2017 Live Review

Australian metalcore giants, Parkway Drive, have been quite the phenomenon the last decade or so. Since their inception in 2003 Parkway Drive have gone from strength to strength delivering milestones such as 2007's 'Horizons', 2010's 'Deep Blue' and most recently...

By Max Cussons on 11 April 2017

Parkway Drive

Shock Machine - Interview

Shock Machine is the exciting new project of James Righton, once the keyboard player of 2007 Mercury-Prize-winning nu-ravers, Klaxons. Earning possibly the coolest prize in Christendom can never be an out-and-out curse, but arguably, for Klaxons, it wasn't a sure-fire...

Posted 10 April 2017

Slugabed - Inherit The Earth Album Review

Slugabed is an emerging UK electronic music producer, whose sound is defined by minimal beats, wonky atmospheres and an overall wide-eyed, innocent playful approach. His newest album 'Inherit The Earth' has been a much-anticipated release since the lead single 'Infinite...

By Max Cussons on 10 April 2017


Yorkston/Thorne/Khan - Komedia Arts Cafe, Bath 05.04.17 Live Review

If words like 'fusion' and 'experimental' fill you with creeping dread, then you clearly haven't seen Yorkston/Thorne/Khan live. On paper, the prospect of melding folk, jazz and Indian music is a potentially trippy prospect. I mean, what could possibly go...

By Jon Kean on 10 April 2017

The Jesus And Mary Chain - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-On-Sea 06.04.17

From East Kilbride to East Sussex, from The Barrowland's Ballroom last week to Bexhill-On-Sea this, The Jesus And Mary Chain's biggest tour for decades played out its penultimate UK gig (until September) in the resplendence of The De La Warr...

By Andrew Lockwood on 10 April 2017

The Jesus And Mary Chain

Diet Cig - Swear I'm Good At This Album Review

Diet Cig's 2015's "Over Easy" EP was a rip-roaring, rough-and-ready, lo-fi, five-song strop. Alex Luciano and Noah Bowman's fizzy punk-pop also had a chunky, sh*t-kicking bolshiness, born of the carefree joy of being in a new band, making new music....

By Jon Kean on 10 April 2017

The Big Moon - Love In The 4th Dimension Album Review

"Big" is likely one of the first words that most people learn. It isn't sophisticated, it isn't elegant and it isn't complex, but that does not mean that it isn't sometimes the perfect word to describe something truly delightful. Formerly...

By Will Perkins on 10 April 2017

Homeboy Sandman - Veins Album Review

While there are plenty of raps out there that are not as deep as the writings of Aristotle, Dostoevsky or even your average student majoring in Philosophy, most hip-hop songs deliver one or more messages (such as "I'm better on...

By David J. Lownds on 09 April 2017

Homeboy Sandman

Summer Moon - With You Tonight Album Review

2017 appears to be for The Strokes what 1978 was for Kiss: a year in which you won't get one collaborative, focused album from the main band but instead several solo ventures from the band's constituent members. We've already had...

By Ben Walton on 09 April 2017

Pulled Apart By Horses - The Haze Album Review

There was a time when Pulled Apart By Horses were leading the charge of weirdo rock music in the UK. Their 2010 self-titled debut was an in-your-face, angular riff storm reinforced by oddball lyrics. Gradually, they became a smoother act,...

By Max Cussons on 08 April 2017

Pulled Apart By Horses

Wear Your Wounds - WYW (Self-titled) Album Review

Wear Your Wounds is the solo project of Converge frontman Jacob Bannon. Converge have arguably been the best hardcore band of the last two decades with the highest level of emotional intensity, the most visceral sonic textures and twisted experimentation....

By Max Cussons on 07 April 2017

Desperate Journalist - 2017 Interview

The London-based post-punk four-piece band, Desperate Journalist, first caught my attention when I heard "Hollow" on the radio and immediately crested a majestic wave of Proustian 80s/90s reminiscence. That's not to say they're a throwback band at all. They are...

Posted 06 April 2017

Desperate Journalist

Sonar Festival Hong Kong 2017 - Live Review

The inaugural Hong Kong Sonar Festival went off without a hitch bringing some of the finest electronic talents the fragrant harbour has ever seen. Saturday April 1st saw the Hong Kong Science Park play host to the likes of DJ...

By Lauren Mullineaux on 06 April 2017

Sonar Festival

Teen Daze - Themes For Dying Earth Album Review

Angry times seem to have brought angrier music. The world we all share has in the last few years  become a turbulent vessel, the fate of which worryingly rests in the hands of men who care little for anything other...

By Andy Peterson on 06 April 2017

Teen Daze

Graeme Park - Interview

Graeme Park is about to go on tour with Hacienda Classical. Graeme’s contribution to dance music is legendary, his influence has spanned 33 years; having been a resident DJ at the Hacienda in Manchester during the summer of love, his...

Posted 04 April 2017

Aimee Mann - Mental Illness Album Review

When Aimee Mann kept hearing her songs pigeonholed as remorselessly miserable, she could have capitulated to peer pressure and started channelling her inner Pharrell. Instead she gave herself “permission to write the saddest, slowest, most acoustic record” possible. Entitling the...

By Jon Kean on 04 April 2017

Aimee Mann

Bjork - Notget Video

Those who have always regarded Björk as existing in an alternative reality won't be surprised to encounter the new video for 'Notget', from 2015's album, Vulnicura.Featuring an avatar of the outlandish Icelandic siren, it depicts her body as a combination...

Posted 04 April 2017


Future Islands - The Far Field Album Review

Whether it is with a sense of irony, just a happy coincidence or a chronological anomaly, 'The Far Field', Future Islands latest, and best, album to date, is packed full of potential singles. (The band's fifth album, and second for...

By Andrew Lockwood on 04 April 2017

Future Islands

Desperate Journalist - Louisiana, Bristol 29.03.17 Live Review

The upstairs room of the Louisiana pub in Bristol has hosted many a band on the early slopes of a mighty ascent. You only have to browse at the commemorative posters downstairs to see names like The White Stripes, Goldfrapp...

By Jon Kean on 04 April 2017

Desperate Journalist

The Jesus And Mary Chain - Damage And Joy Album Review

I think for me The Jesus And Mary Chain have always been more than just their songs. In many ways, although revered and critically acclaimed in many circles, they have had more of an influence and been more of an inspiration than...

By Andrew Lockwood on 04 April 2017

The Jesus And Mary Chain

At The Drive In - Hostage Stamps Video

At The Drive In will release their fourth studio album Inter alia on May 5th through Rise Records. For fans of the band, it's been a long 17 year wait for new material as their third album 'Relationship of Command'...

Posted 03 April 2017

At The Drive-In

A Tribe Called Quest - Dis Generation Video

Dis Generation is the second video from A Tribe Called Quest's farewell album 'We Got It From Here... Thanks 4 For The Memories'. It sees the fusion of veteran New York hip-hop and youthful 80s Brummie reggae, sampling Musical Youth's...

Posted 03 April 2017

A Tribe Called Quest

Michelle Branch - Hopeless Romantic Album Review

With chart success on both sides of the Atlantic and a double platinum album in North America, Michelle Branch was making a name for herself at the beginning of the millennium, but record company wrangling means this is her first...

By Alex Lai on 03 April 2017

Michelle Branch

Blaenavon - That's Your Lot Album Review

A little over a year ago at a gig at Bath's historic Moles club, upon entry to the particularly derelict toilets, I was met by the stern glares of three youthful bohemians. I got on with my business and thought...

By Will Perkins on 03 April 2017

Run The Jewels - Albert Hall, Manchester-31.03.2017 Live Review

Run The Jewels have been one of the most essential and thrilling hip-hop groups of the last few years. Consisting of Killer Mike and EL-P, two highly respected rappers for their solo efforts, the duo formed after EL-P produced Mike's...

By Max Cussons on 03 April 2017

Run The Jewels

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Paramore Almost Split

Paramore almost split

Hayley Williams wanted to disband Paramore two years ago.The 28-year-old singer admits in-fighting including the public criticisms and accusations of...

Mystery Jets Make Different Music

Mystery Jets make different music

Mystery Jets never want their albums to sound similar.The 'Young Love' hitmakers are working on the follow-up to 2016's 'Curve...

George Michael Tribute Show In Doubt

George Michael tribute show in doubt

Plans for a George Michael tribute concert have been thrown into doubt because his family haven't approved the show.The late...

Aled Jones Wants Mainstream Classical Stars

Aled Jones wants mainstream classical stars

Aled Jones thinks more classical artists should compete on TV talent shows.The 46-year-old singer believes programmes such as 'Britain's Got...

Kendrick Lamar To Release More Music

Kendrick Lamar to release more music

Kendrick Lamar has some more music coming out. The chart-topping rap star only dropped his third album 'Damn' - the...

The Courteeners' Daily Rows

The Courteeners' daily rows

The Courteeners argue every day.The group members - Liam Fray, Daniel 'Conan' Moores and Michael Campbell - met when they...

James Bay's Hat Box

James Bay's hat box

Frances has revealed James Bay has a special box for his hats on his tour bus.The 'Under Our Feet' hitmaker...

Sean Paul Wows Fans At London Gig

Sean Paul wows fans at London gig

Sean Paul urged his fans to sing along with him during his gig in London on Friday (21.04.17) because he...

Jonas Blue Unveiled As Vevo Lift Act

Jonas Blue unveiled as Vevo LIFT act

Jonas Blue has been unveiled as Vevo's latest LIFT act. The DJ and producer follows stars including Sam Smith, James...

The Cast Of 13 Reasons Why Praise Selena Gomez For Netflix Series

The cast of 13 Reasons Why praise Selena Gomez for Netflix series

The cast of '13 Reasons Why' have praised Selena Gomez for making sure the Netflix series was portrayed in the...

Jennifer Paige Set To Return To The UK For First Show In 10 Years

Jennifer Paige set to return to the UK for first show in 10 years

Jennifer Paige will return to the UK for the first time in 10 years this July.The 43-year-old singer is best...

Beverley Craven Sees Music As A Hobby Now

Beverley Craven sees music as a hobby now

Beverley Craven sees writing music as more of a hobby than a career now.The 'Promise Me' hitmaker has taken a...

Kraftwerk To Release Trailblazing Collection '3-D The Catalogue' This Summer

Kraftwerk To Release Trailblazing Collection '3-D The Catalogue' This Summer

Electronic music pioneers Kraftwerk are bringing their trailblazing 3-D concert to the whole world with their brand new all-encompassing DVD...

Steps To 'Pay Homage' To Videos On Tour

Steps to 'pay homage' to videos on tour

Steps are going to be paying ''homage'' to their videos when they go on tour.The reunited group - comprised of...

The Kooks To Move Label

The Kooks to move label

The Kooks are signing to a new record label.The 'Naive' hitmakers are gearing up for the release of their greatest...

Steve Aoki To Headline Jbl Dance Arena At V Festival

Steve Aoki to headline JBL Dance Arena at V Festival

Steve Aoki is headlining the JBL Dance Arena at V Festival.The EDM superstar - who recently teamed up with Louis...

Kiefer Sutherland Joins Glastonbury Line-up

Kiefer Sutherland joins Glastonbury line-up

Kiefer Sutherland is playing Glastonbury's Field of Avalon stage.The 'Lost Boys' actor and country musician joins the bill along with...

Don Cheadle Didn't Recognise Kendrick Lamar's Tribute To Him On 'Dna'

Don Cheadle Didn't Recognise Kendrick Lamar's Tribute To Him On 'DNA'

Don Cheadle has opened up about his latest onscreen role as Kendrick Lamar's interrogator on his video for 'DNA'. It...

Greggs Sends Ed Sheeran A Huge Box Of Sausage Rolls At Newcastle Gig

Greggs Sends Ed Sheeran A Huge Box Of Sausage Rolls At Newcastle Gig

Ed Sheeran received an unusual gift when his Divide World Tour rolled in to Newcastle this week – a massive...

Scouting For Girls Reissue Debut Lp For 10th Anniversary

Scouting for Girls reissue debut LP for 10th anniversary

Scouting for Girls are reissuing their debut LP to mark its 10th anniversary. The indie band - comprised of Roy...

Gem Archer Joins Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds?

Gem Archer joins Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds?

Former Oasis guitarist Gem Archer has joined Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, according to the band's Wikipedia page.The 50-year-old musician...

Royal Blood Were Hospitalised Following Debut Lp

Royal Blood were hospitalised following debut LP

Royal Blood were ''hospitalised twice'' after the release of their debut album for exhaustion. The rock duo - comprised of...

Kasabian's Album Cured Tom Meighan's Heartbreak

Kasabian's album cured Tom Meighan's heartbreak

Tom Meighan says Kasabian's new album made him ''better'' following his split from his girlfriend. The 36-year-old rocker went through...

Celine Dion Likens Labrinth To Denzel Washington

Celine Dion likens Labrinth to Denzel Washington

Celine Dion says Labrinth reminds her of Denzel Washington.The 49-year-old star is a self-confessed fan of the London-born rapper, and...

Jennifer Lopez Shares Sweet Snap Of Her And Alex Rodriguez's Daughters Together

Jennifer Lopez Shares Sweet Snap Of Her And Alex Rodriguez's Daughters Together

While it seems just a few short months ago that Jennifer Lopez was dating rapper Drake, in showbiz time that...

Take That Announce Wonderland Cinema Experience

Take That announce Wonderland cinema experience

Take That's 'Wonderland' show will be streamed to hundreds of cinemas around the UK.Fans who missed out a chance to...

Roger Waters Unveils Tracklist For New Album Is This The Life You Really Want?

Roger Waters unveils tracklist for new album Is This The Life You Really Want?

Roger Waters' first studio album for 25 years will be released on June 2.The former Pink Floyd singer-and-bassist has confirmed...

Bruce Springsteen Releases Anti-donald Trump Protest Song

Bruce Springsteen Releases Anti-Donald Trump Protest Song

Never one to stay silent about political affairs, veteran rocker Bruce Springsteen has unleashed another protest song aimed at U.S....

Sigma To Give Cambridge University Speech

Sigma to give Cambridge University speech

Sigma are set to speak at Cambridge University.The popular dance music duo - comprised of Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie...

Bono: I've Learned How To Sing Recently

Bono: I've learned how to sing recently

Bono believes he's ''learned how to sing'' in recent years.The 56-year-old is known for providing the vocals for the rock...

Nicki Minaj Causes A Stir With  New Music Video No Frauds

Nicki Minaj causes a stir with new music video No Frauds

Nicki Minaj has caused a stir with her new music video 'No Frauds'.The 34-year-old rapper shot the accompanying artistry for...

New Prince Ep 'Deliverance' Pulled From Streaming Services After Lawsuit From Estate

New Prince EP 'Deliverance' Pulled From Streaming Services After Lawsuit From Estate

A new EP of unreleased Prince material that was announced in time to mark the first anniversary of the late...

N-dubz Star Fazer A Big Deal In Asia

N-Dubz star Fazer a big deal in Asia

N-Dubz star Fazer insists he is a big deal in Asia.The rapper - who was joined by bandmates Tulisa and...

Iron Maiden Launch 'Legacy Of The Beast': An Interactive Mobile Game Starring Shaman Eddie

Iron Maiden Launch 'Legacy of the Beast': An Interactive Mobile Game Starring Shaman Eddie

Iron Maiden are expanding their 'Book of Souls' project with a mobile gaming app that encompasses the feel and artwork...

Stormzy Doesn't Get The 'Elite Force In British Music'

Stormzy doesn't get the 'elite force in British music'

Stormzy doesn't understand why there is an ''elite force in British music''.The 'Big Up Your Boots' hitmaker has opened up...

Little Mix Want Ed Sheeran To Write For Them

Little Mix want Ed Sheeran to write for them

Little Mix want Ed Sheeran to write them a song.The girl group - comprised of Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie...

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