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The Vaccines - I Can't Quit Video

The Vaccines have released the first single, 'I Can't Quit', from their upcoming fourth studio album 'Combat Sports'. The accompanying view takes a dark turn, however, so if you're a huge fan of Árni Árnason, you may want to look...

Lauv - Getting Over You Audio

What he describes as 'the first chapter' of his 'music and story', up and coming San Francisco singer Lauv unveils a new song entitled 'Getting Over You' in the form of an audio.'I met you when I was 18', he...

Posted 16 February 2018

Polica & Stargaze - Music For The Long Emergency Album Review

Although gleaning some of its initial inspiration from a 2005 book, 'The Long Emergency' by Howard Kunstler, this collaboration feels less like a soundtrack than a concept album. Kunstler is mapping out a future where oil production has peaked, economies...

By Andrew Lockwood on 15 February 2018


Ezra Furman - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 10.02.2018 Live Review

The day after his latest album release and three months ahead of him returning to play in venues up to ten times the size of tonight's feels like the opportune moment to come and see Ezra Furman live. Playing to...

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 February 2018

The Damned - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone 6.2.2018 Live Review

The last time I saw The Damned play live was on a Summer's day some years ago(!) in August at Brockwell Park in London. The crowd of mainly teenagers and twenty-somethings had come out to support a one-day free festival...

By Andrew Lockwood on 08 February 2018

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Joan As Police Woman - Damned Devotion Album Review

Joan As Police Woman's latest album release 'Damned Devotion' sees the lyrically adroit soulstress delivering her best work in years. That's not to say she's been off form or put out some questionable material, it just means that this album...

By Andrew Lockwood on 06 February 2018

Joan as Police Woman

The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar - Pray For Me Audio

Ahead of the release of the official soundtrack to Marvel's 'Black Panther' (as well as the movie itself), a third single from the album has been unveiled entitled 'Pray For Me' by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar.It's their second collaboration,...

Posted 02 February 2018

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures Album Review

While there are a lot of bands that can't stay the distance and keep making great music without splitting up due to musical differences, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are thankfully not one of them. Despite court battles with record labels,...

By Mark Moore on 01 February 2018

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Skylar Grey - Stand By Me (Cover) Audio

Something about Skylar Grey's stunning acoustic cover of Ben E. King's 1961 song 'Stand By Me' has us completely hypnotised, and desperate to hear more from her in the way of re-recorded renditions of classic hits.The song has been covered...

Posted 30 January 2018

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James Blake - If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead Video

James Blake unveils a dreamlike electronic montage of sound with his newest single 'If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead' - and no, that's not your speakers glitching. The video, directed by Alexander Brown, focuses on the time-lapse journey of a...

Posted 30 January 2018

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Poppy Ackroyd - Resolve Album Review

Music never ceases to amaze me and I hope it never does. There are pivotal moments that hold firm in your head; game changers. The first time you hear Elizabeth Fraser sing a note, a Johnny Marr guitar riff, a...

By Andrew Lockwood on 30 January 2018

Sting & Shaggy - Don't Make Me Wait Audio

In perhaps what is one of the most unusual collaborations in recent music history, Sting has teamed up with Jamaican artist Shaggy for a new reggae inspired song called 'Don't Make Me Wait'. It's so weird that we actually can't...

Posted 29 January 2018

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Sia - Helium (Sia vs David Guetta & Afrojack) Audio

Sia teams up with David Guetta and Afrojack for a special remix of her song 'Helium' as part of the singer's new MAC Cosmetics x VIVA GLAM campaign. The original song dropped last year as part of the 'Fifty Shades Darker:...

Posted 29 January 2018

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Thirty Seconds To Mars - Dangerous Night Audio

Thirty Seconds To Mars drop their second new single 'Dangerous Night' via Interscope Records, five months after releasing the lead single from their yet to be announced fifth studio album.Co-written by Stevie Aiello and Jared Leto, with co-production from Zedd,...

Posted 29 January 2018

30 Seconds to Mars

Jack White - Corporation Audio

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming album 'Boarding House Reach', Jack White has unveiled yet another single entitled 'Corporation' - and there's a very infectious experimental funk vibe about it that we hope to see more of on the...

Posted 26 January 2018

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Paramore - Manchester Arena 19.01.2018 Live Review

Last year's excellent 'After Laughter' saw Paramore embrace and fulfil an evolution that had been hinted at on their previous couple of records. Unleashed from the shackles of the emo-rock sound that brought them to the fore, it was packed...

By Alex Lai on 22 January 2018


Frank Turner - The Booking Hall, Dover 19.01.2018 Live Review

Frank Turner has been to Dover many times before, he's even "got pi**ed in the pub next to the (Dover Priory) train station", but he's never played for an audience here. For gig 2,128, Frank took up the invite to...

By Andrew Lockwood on 22 January 2018

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Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus Album Review

There is no real need to give you a spoiler alert here, you've no doubt already clocked the stars accompanying the banner headline of this review, but I knew I was probably going to love this album upon hearing its...

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 January 2018

Young Fathers - In My View Video

Mercury Prize-winning Scottish band Young Fathers launch an emotionally-charged video for their new track 'In My View', with an apparent aim to make viewers think and, ultimately, make them care.The video is a montage of abstract imagery including two men...

Posted 18 January 2018

Young Fathers

The Chainsmokers - Sick Boy Video

The Chainsmokers have dropped their first single of the year this month and with it comes a visual spectacle of a video with some impressive effects. The song is the first from their upcoming second album project which is yet...

Posted 18 January 2018

The Chainsmokers

Bleachers - Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song) Audio

Bleachers have unveiled their first track from the forthcoming teen drama 'Love, Simon'; 'Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song)' is one of five tracks that frontman Jack Antonoff wrote for the movie, but 'Alfie's Song' is by far the...

Posted 18 January 2018


First Aid Kit - Ruins Album Review

It's very nearly eight years since the release of First Aid Kit's fully formed debut album 'The Big Black And The Blue', and just over three and a half since their biggest selling record to date, 'Stay Gold'. Rather incredibly,...

By Andrew Lockwood on 18 January 2018

First Aid Kit

Incubus - Loneliest Video

Last year, Californian alt-rock band Incubus launched their first album in six years, '8', which features their single 'Loneliest'. Now they unveil a beautiful new video to go with it and we can't take our eyes off these dancers.The video...

Posted 16 January 2018


Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? - Jazzbelle 1984/1988 Album Review

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? are full of the same boundless energy and enthusiasm with the release their sophomore album, 'Jazzbelle 1984/1988'. Their second album, following up 2015's 'Teenage Sweetheart', is a slightly crisper, better produced...

By Andrew Lockwood on 15 January 2018

Jono McCleery - Seeds Of A Dandelion Album Review

The press for 'Seeds Of A Dandelion' talks about Jono McCleery being one of the UK's "Best kept secrets", a position which - whilst it's undoubtedly true - when you're trying to put food on your own table is less...

By Andy Peterson on 09 January 2018

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Will Varley - Spirit Of Minnie Album Review

Will Varley's fifth album sees a step change in terms of delivery in more ways than one. Having seemingly tired of the odd comic ditty (you'll find nothing approaching 'Self Checkout Shuffle' or 'A Monkey On A Rock' on this...

By Andrew Lockwood on 09 January 2018

Will Varley

Chemical Brothers - Printworks, London 02.12.2017 Live Review

After a year of mostly hiding, Chemical Brothers returned to the DJ booth for a set of three gigs that highlighted their supreme popularity in the industry.  Despite only playing a 'DJ set' as opposed to their phenomenal 'Live Shows',...

By Adam Holden on 20 December 2017

Chemical Brothers

Gorillaz - Brighton Centre 27.11.2017 Live Review

Outstanding. Spectacular. Gorillaz first tour in nearly seven years was worth the wait. It was a superlative frenzy as Damon Albarn brought his massive musical assemble to Brighton.  With the Humanz tour selling out at the speed of light, so...

By Adam Holden on 19 December 2017


Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Video Interviews

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is finally upon us, and with it comes a returning cast of Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and others, as well as new additions to the cast such as Kelly Marie Tran and Laura...

Posted 18 December 2017

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Ed Sheeran - Perfect ft. Beyonce Audio

Ed Sheeran has already admitted that his new love song 'Perfect' is one of his favourite songs that he's written, so what better way to re-release it than by unveiling a brand new remix with a very special guest?The singer...

Posted 05 December 2017

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Miguel - Come Through and Chill ft. J. Cole and Salaam Remi Audio

Miguel has dropped the audio for a new song entitled 'Come Through And Chill' from his upcoming albumn, with featuring artists J. Cole and Salaam Remi. The track hasn't actually been released as a single, though it comes following the...

Posted 28 November 2017

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Kodak Black - Codeine Dreaming ft. Lil Wayne Audio

Fresh off the back of his debut album and a fifth mixtape, Kodak Black has dropped a new single entitled 'Codeine Dreaming' featuring Lil Wayne from yet another mixtape project entitled 'Project Baby 2: All Grown Up'.'All Grown Up' is...

Posted 27 November 2017

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Craig David - I Know You ft. Bastille Audio

Craig David has teamed up with London indie band Bastille for his new song 'I Know You', taken from his upcoming seventh studio album 'The Time Is Now'. It's the second single to be released from the album, after September's...

Posted 27 November 2017

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Sia - Santa's Coming For Us Video

Sia gets a string of Hollywood stars involved in her latest music video, a festive number entitled 'Santa's Coming For Us' from her newly released album 'Everyday Is Christmas'.

Posted 24 November 2017


Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso - Let Me Go ft. Florida Georgia Line and Watt Video

Hailee Steinfeld reflects on romantic trysts with her former lover as she seats at her vanity table ahead of a show, glad in pink lingerie and a dressing gown for the video for her new single with Alesso 'Let Me...

Posted 24 November 2017

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Green Day - Back In The USA Video

Green Day have long been known for having political undertones in their music, and their new song 'Back In The USA' is no different. With the video for the track, they reverse the concept of rose-tinted spectacles by inventing shades...

Posted 23 November 2017

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Morrissey - I Bury the Living Audio

Morrissey has unveiled the official audio stream of a new and rather controversial song entitled 'I Bury The Living'. Taken from his newly released album 'Low In High School', the lyrics contain themes that might be uncomfortable for many to...

Posted 21 November 2017


Frank Turner - Songbook Album Review

2017 marks ten years since the release of Frank Turner's debut solo album 'Sleep Is For The Week'. A timely point then to look back and assess the work of one of our most prolific singer-songwriters as he himself has...

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 November 2017

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Fall Out Boy - Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Audio

A new edition to your Christmas playlist will surely be Fall Out Boy's infectious new song 'Yule Shoot Your Eye Out'. It's released as part of Island Records latest festive compilation 'This Is Christmas', which dropped in November.The compilation also...

Posted 21 November 2017

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Eminem - Walk On Water/Stan/Love The Way You Lie ft. Skylar Grey (Live From SNL) Video

Having recently won the award for Best Hip Hop at the MTV European Music Awards, Eminem brought quite the surprise to 'Saturday Night Live' when he appeared on the show to do a live medley of his latest single 'Walk...

Posted 20 November 2017

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Father John Misty - London Hammersmith Live Review

A staple at Glastonbury over the last few years, Father John Misty's UK tour proved sound evidence of his prominence. He added two more London Hammersmith shows to his schedule, finishing off on the south coast in Brighton. After the release...

By Adam Holden on 16 November 2017

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Naughty Boy Wants To Pen Song For Spice Girls

Naughty Boy wants to pen song for Spice Girls

Naughty Boy has penning a song for the Spice Girls on his bucket list.The 33-year-old producer has worked with the...

Anne-marie: Ed Sheeran Makes Everybody's Day Better

Anne-Marie: Ed Sheeran makes everybody's day better

Anne-Marie says Ed Sheeran brings positive vibes to the studio no matter what.The 26-year-old pop star toured with the 'Shape...

Liam Gallagher: Rita Ora Is Not Good Enough To Work With Me

Liam Gallagher: Rita Ora is not good enough to work with me

Liam Gallagher thinks Rita Ora is ''amazing'' - but not good enough to work with him.The former Oasis frontman was...

Liam Gallagher's Three Day Celebrations

Liam Gallagher's three day celebrations

Liam Gallagher spent three days celebrating his NME Awards win.The 'Wall of Glass' hitmaker picked up the Godlike Genius award...

Shirley Manson Heaps Praise On Dua Lipa And Charli Xcx

Shirley Manson heaps praise on Dua Lipa and Charli XCX

Shirley Manson has heaped praise on Charli XCX and Dua Lipa.The Garbage frontwoman was crowned an Icon at the NME...

Solange Knowles To Receive Harvard Foundation 2018 Award

Solange Knowles to receive Harvard Foundation 2018 award

Solange Knowles will receive the Harvard Foundation 2018 Artist of the Year Award.The 31-year-old singer - who released her third...

Liam Gallagher's No Yoga Star

Liam Gallagher's no Yoga star

Liam Gallagher once walked out of a yoga class after getting ''stuck'' in an awkward position.The former Oasis frontman -...

Kurt Cobain's Daughter Frances Bean Cobain Confesses Addiction Struggles

Kurt Cobain's Daughter Frances Bean Cobain Confesses Addiction Struggles

Frances Bean Cobain has made the brave move of informing her social media followers of her past struggle with substance...

Michael Stipe Not Ready For Solo Record

Michael Stipe not ready for solo record

Michael Stipe still isn't ready to make a solo album.The 58-year-old singer - whose band REM disbanded in 2011 -...

Liam Gallagher Has Not Made Up With Noel Gallagher

Liam Gallagher Has NOT Made Up With Noel Gallagher

It was an exciting moment at Christmas when it looked like Liam Gallagher and his brother Noel Gallagher were back...

Emily Eavis Announces Plastic Bottle Ban From Glastonbury Festival In 2019

Emily Eavis Announces Plastic Bottle Ban From Glastonbury Festival In 2019

Glastonbury Festival is conspicuous by its absence from the calendar of the British summer of 2018. However, its organiser Emily...

Professor Green Drops Rowdy Song Unruly

Professor Green drops rowdy song Unruly

Professor Green has released rowdy new song 'Unruly'.The 'Just Be Good To Green' rapper teased fans that the new track...

Grimes Shatters Fans' Hopes New Album Is On The Way

Grimes shatters fans' hopes new album is on the way

Grimes has shattered fans hope of new music arriving soon.The 29-year-old pop star - whose real name is Claire Boucher...

Frank Ocean Enchants Fans With 'Moon River' Cover

Frank Ocean Enchants Fans With 'Moon River' Cover

Frank Ocean has unveiled a surprise contemporary cover of the pop standard 'Moon River' this week, and the internet has...

Dita Von Teese Unveils Her First Single 'Porcelaine'

Dita Von Teese Unveils Her First Single 'Porcelaine'

Dita Von Teese has swapped the burlesque stage for the studio as she prepares to unveil her self-titled debut album...

Liam Gallagher Worried He'd Have To Swap Singing For Sewing

Liam Gallagher worried he'd have to swap singing for sewing

Liam Gallagher has joked if his album had ''bombed'' he would have needed to start working as a seamstress at...

The Smashing Pumpkins Announce Summer Tour

The Smashing Pumpkins announce summer tour

Three-quarters of The Smashing Pumpkins' classic line-up are to tour North America this summer.The popular rock band have confirmed they...

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Release Film

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds release film

Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are releasing a new concert film - which will be shown in cinemas for...

Aaron Carter's Ex Inspired New Music

Aaron Carter's ex inspired new music

Aaron Carter's new music was inspired by his ex. The 30-year-old singer - who hasn't released a studio album since...

Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour For Summer 2018

Smashing Pumpkins Announce Reunion Tour For Summer 2018

Following weeks of teasing the possibility of a reunion, Smashing Pumpkins have at last confirmed details of an in-depth tour...

Muse Tease Tour Of Epic Proportions

Muse tease tour of epic proportions

Muse have promised fans their next tour will be unlike anything they've witnessed before.The British rockers were crowned Best Festival...

Muse Want Stormzy To Headline Reading And Leeds Festival

Muse want Stormzy to headline Reading and Leeds Festival

Muse think Stormzy should headline Reading and Leeds Festival in the future.The 'Time Is Running Out' stars - who have...

Warped Tour Comments On My Chemical Romance Rumours

Warped Tour comments on My Chemical Romance rumours

My Chemical Romance will not be reuniting for the final Warped Tour, according to festival reps.The 'Welcome To The Black...

Courtney Barnett Reveals New Album Details, Shares New Single

Courtney Barnett Reveals New Album Details, Shares New Single

After she teased new music earlier this week, Courtney Barnett has finally announced details of her next studio album, as...

James Bay To Collaborate With Professor Green?

James Bay to collaborate with Professor Green?

James Bay wants to collaborate with Professor Green after bonding with him at the NME Awards.The 'Hold Back The River'...

2018 Nme Awards: Liam Gallagher A Godlike Genius, And Ariana Grande A Hero

2018 NME Awards: Liam Gallagher A Godlike Genius, And Ariana Grande A Hero

It was a big night for the 2018 VO5 NME Awards, which this year saw the likes of Ariana Grande...

Liam Gallagher: I Should Have Won Godlike Genius When Noel Did

Liam Gallagher: I should have won Godlike Genius when Noel did

Liam Gallagher says he deserved to win NME's Godlike Genius Award when his brother Noel won it in 2012.The former...

Brix Smith Start Says The Fall Were 'Under-appreciated'

Brix Smith Start says The Fall were 'under-appreciated'

Brix Smith Start says The Fall were massively ''under-appreciated''.The 55-year-old musician was the post-punk band's lead guitarist and key songwriter...

Liam Gallagher Amused By Blossoms' Joe Donovan's Face-licking Confession

Liam Gallagher amused by Blossoms' Joe Donovan's face-licking confession

Liam Gallagher thought it was hilarious Blossoms' Joe Donovan wanted to lick his face.The 'Honey Sweet' sticksman previously joked how...

Metallica Honoured With Sweden's Polar Music Prize

Metallica Honoured With Sweden's Polar Music Prize

Metallica are set to receive the music industry's answer to the Nobel Prize this Spring; that is, the coveted Polar...

Kanye West Settles Lawsuit Over Saint Pablo Tour Cancellation

Kanye West Settles Lawsuit Over Saint Pablo Tour Cancellation

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with the insurance company Lloyd’s of London concerning the sudden cancellation of his Saint...

Kasabian: We Wouldn't Be A Band Without Liam Gallagher

Kasabian: We wouldn't be a band without Liam Gallagher

Kasabian have admitted they wouldn't be a band if it wasn't for Liam Gallagher.The Indie rock titans picked up Best...

Fifth Harmony Axe Australian Tour Amid Split Fears

Fifth Harmony axe Australian tour amid split fears

Fifth Harmony have axed their Australian tour amid fears the band are on the verge of splitting up.The foursome -...

Shirley Manson: Longevity Is The Prize

Shirley Manson: Longevity is the prize

Shirley Manson says longevity is more important than winning awards.The Garbage singer was handed one of the biggest accolades of...

Dua Lipa Becomes Youngest Female Artist To Pass 1 Billion Youtube Views

Dua Lipa Becomes Youngest Female Artist To Pass 1 Billion YouTube Views

Dua Lipa has made music history, becoming the youngest ever female artist to register over one billion views for a...

Prince Songwriting Credit Up For Sale

Prince songwriting credit up for sale

A songwriting credit on Prince's first solo single is for sale on eBay.The 'Diamonds and Pearls' hitmaker - who passed...

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