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Cabbage - The Bodega, Nottingham, 7/2/2017 Live Review

In a relatively short period, Cabbage have released a few EP's and continued to mesmerize a growing fan base with their incredible live shows while supporting the likes of The Coral. It comes as little of a surprise to learn...


Ryan Adams - Prisoner Album Review

Ryan Adams was eight in 1982. You can imagine him in his room, strumming his tennis racquet (not a euphemism) to "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake, or shadow-boxing to "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, especially when you hear...

By Jon Kean on 20 February 2017

Ryan Adams

Ed Sheeran - How Would You Feel (Paean) [Live] Video

Ed Sheeran's new album ÷ (divide) is set to be released at the start of March but before then, he's given fans yet another taster of what's to come with his new single 'How Would You Feel (Paean)', the video...

Posted 17 February 2017

Ed Sheeran

Vant - Interview

London-based four-piece, Vant, release their debut album, "Dumb Blood" on February 17th.

Posted 17 February 2017

Vant

Senhit - Interview

Meet Senhit, the Stage Superstar Turned Pop Star Who Is Ready to Be Pop's Next Big ThingBorn in Bologna, Northern Italy to Eritrean parents, Senhit is no stranger to the spotlight, previously wowing crowds throughout Europe in various blockbuster musicals,...

Posted 17 February 2017

Beyonce - Love Drought Video

In another incredible video from her landmark Grammy Award winning 'Lemonade' album from 2016, Beyonce explores the meaning of love in the ambient number 'Love Drought'. The singer may not have won Album of the Year at the 59th Grammys,...

Posted 17 February 2017

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce - Sandcastles Video

Beyonce gets poetic in the moving video for 'Sandcastles'; a piano ballad from her sixth studio album 'Lemonade'. A visual concept record and a surprise 2016 release, the album won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 59th annual Grammy Awards...

Posted 17 February 2017

Beyonce Knowles

Cabbage - The Bodega, Nottingham, 7/2/2017 Live Review

In a relatively short period, Cabbage have released a few EP's and continued to mesmerize a growing fan base with their incredible live shows while supporting the likes of The Coral. It comes as little of a surprise to learn...

By Mark Moore on 16 February 2017

Izzy Bizu - Talking to You Video

Pop princess Izzy Bizu was named as BBC Music's Introducing Artist of the Year and is currently promoting her new single 'Talking to You' taken from her debut album A Moment of Madness released in September through Epic Records. This is...

Posted 16 February 2017

Izzy Bizu

Rag'N'Bone Man - Grace [Live] Video

The Brits Critics' Choice Award winning Rag'N'Bone Man performs a sensational stripped back live rendition of the song 'Grace', accompanied by a pianist and acoustic guitarist. The track is taken from his recently released debut album 'Human' which, co-written by...

Posted 16 February 2017

Rag'n'Bone Man

Kings Of Leon - Reverend Video

Kings Of Leon unveil a mysterious sci-fi style short film for their newest single 'Reverend'; the second to be released from their 2016 number one album 'Walls'. It follows lead track 'Waste a Moment', which topp the US Alternative chart....

Posted 16 February 2017

Kings Of Leon

Gary Clark Jr. and William Bell - Born Under a Bad Sign [Live] Video

Gary Clark Jr. was joined by William Bell at the 59th Grammy Awards, where they performed a rendition of the blues staple 'Born Under a Bad Sign'. The song was originally written by Bell alongside Booker T. Jones back in...

Posted 16 February 2017

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Sturgill Simpson with The Dap Kings - All Around You [Live] Video

Sturgill Simpson teamed up with funk/ soul band The Dap Kings for a rousing live performance of his song 'All Around You' at the 59th Grammy Awards this February. The song is from his new record 'A Sailor's Guide To...

Posted 16 February 2017

Sturgill Simpson Grammy Awards

Blondie - Fun Video

Newly released is the video for Blondie's latest single 'Fun'; the lead track from her hugely anticipated, John Congleton produced forthcoming album 'Pollinator' which is due for release on May 5th 2017. Directed by Dikayl Rimmasch, the video features 'RuPaul's...

Posted 16 February 2017

Blondie

George Harrison - What Is Life Video

A joyful new video for George Harrison's 1971 single 'What Is Life' taken from his number one third solo album 'All Things Must Pass', has been released as part of the release of a new vinyl collection. The new release...

Posted 16 February 2017

George Harrison

Bruno Mars - That's What I Like [Live] Video

A charming Bruno Mars serenades the ladies with the help of his backing singers with his latest single 'That's What I Like' live at the 59th Grammy Awards. The song is from his third album '24K Magic', released in November...

Posted 16 February 2017

Bruno Mars

Ed Sheeran - Shape of You [Live] Video

Ed Sheeran performed his new single 'Shape Of You' live on stage at the Grammy Awards. To record the track, Ed performed a series of live loops which include layered vocals and percussion effects using the body of his guitar;...

Posted 16 February 2017

Ed Sheeran Grammy Awards

Blossoms - In Da Club [Live] Video

Blossoms recently paid a visit to the Radio One Live Lounge studio where they performed their new single 'Honey Sweet' and also played a cover of 50 Cent's In Da Club, the band also manage to perform a little tribute...

Posted 16 February 2017

Blossoms Radio One

Rag'N'Bone Man - Freedom [Live] Video

Rag'N'Bone Man performs a sensational live cover of Beyonce's single 'Freedom' at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. The song, originally featuring Kendrick Lamar, was on her Grammy Award winning 2016 visual album 'Lemonade'. Meanwhile, Rag'N'Bone Man is celebrating the...

Posted 16 February 2017

Rag'n'Bone Man Radio One

Maroon 5 - Cold ft. Future Video

Adam Levine goes on a serious acid trip in the video for Cold. Maroon 5's frontman is seen having to visit Future at his house whilst the rapper is hosting a party, after someone slips Adam a few drops of...

Posted 16 February 2017

Maroon 5

Dawes - Roll With The Punches Video

Mandy Moore stars in the video for Dawes new single 'Roll With The Punches' with their frontman Taylor Goldsmith. The band have also announced details about their new album 'We're All Gonna Live' which consists of fifteen fan favourite live tracks...

Posted 15 February 2017

Dawes

Matt Damon and Pedro Pascal Video Interviews

Matt Damon stars in the Chinese fantasy epic 'The Great Wall', as a young orphan from the west who is raised to fight in the army, protecting the world from the beasts that live on the oppoiste side of the...

Posted 15 February 2017

Matt Damon Pedro Pascal

Jesca Hoop - Memories Are Now Album Review

Following last years critically acclaimed collaborative album, 'Love Letter For Fire', with Iron And Wire's Sam Beam, Jesca Hoop returns with a new solo album, 'Memories Are Now'. Jesca's new nine song release is her seventh album in ten years...

By Andrew Lockwood on 14 February 2017

Jesca Hoop

Loyle Carner - Bristol Motion 12.02.17 Live Review

Before Sunday's gig at Bristol Motion, a 'taxi dad' tweeted that he was dropping his son off at the Loyle Carner gig and had four hours to kill in Bristol. Within minutes Carner tweeted, "A pops should never have to...

By Jon Kean on 14 February 2017

Loyle Carner

Vant - Dumb Blood Album Review

Vant's debut album, "Dumb Blood", is awash with piss and vinegar. It surfs the tsunami of contemporary global spleen and seeks to awake a sleeping generation from its mute inertia. To say the band is 'impassioned' would be as much...

By Jon Kean on 14 February 2017

Vant

The Lemon Twigs - I Wanna Prove To You Video

Drector Nick Rooney's relationship with his grandparents might never be the same again after the D'Addario brothers four day stay with them. 'I Wanna Prove To You' is the opening track and one of the many highlights from The Lemon Twigs...

Posted 13 February 2017

The Lemon Twigs

Hard Times Presents - Todd Terry - Church, Leeds - 04.02.2016 Live Review

It's always a pleasure to witness talent grace us with their presence. Todd Terry is one such legend, a pioneer of Chicago House music, he's been playing since 1980 and still sounding fresh! Having played in Leeds on numerous occasions,...

By Tareck Ghoneim on 12 February 2017

Depeche Mode - Where's the Revolution Video

'Where's the Revolution' is the first single from Depeche Mode's album 'Spirit' which will be released March 17th through Columbia Records. Spirit is the fourteenth studio album from Dave Gahan and co and follows on from their 2013 release 'Delta...

Posted 10 February 2017

Depeche Mode

Slow Club - Champion Video

Having released their album 'One Day All Of This Won't Matter Anymore' in August last year, the band now release their new single 'Champion', available now via Moshi Moshi Records.Piers Dennis directed the video and commented on how he had...

Posted 10 February 2017

Slow Club

M.I.A. - P.O.W.A Video

P.O.W.A is the new single from M.I.A, the song was actually recorded whilst M.I.A. was in the studio recording her 2016 album AIM. The video was directed by M.I.A.

Posted 10 February 2017

Mia

Desperate Journalist - Resolution Video

Desperate Journalist's new single Resolution is featured on the bands new album 'Grow Up' which will be released March 24th through Fierce Panda Records. The band will then embark on a tour around the UK and Europe.Live dates: Wednesday 29th...

Posted 10 February 2017

Goldfrapp - Anymore Video

Fuerteventura might be known mainly as a bit of a tourist trap with not much on offer but Goldfrapp decided to use the dunes on the island as the setting for the video for their new single 'Anymore'. The track...

Posted 10 February 2017

Goldfrapp

Grimes ft. Janelle Monáe - Venus Fly Video

Grimes proves she's a woman of many ever developing talents with the video for her new single 'Venus Fly' as she not only stars in the footage but she's also directed it. The Canadian musician recruited lady of the moment,...

Posted 10 February 2017

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Lady Gaga - John Wayne Video

Jonas Akerlund is a long time Gaga collaborator and the director has put his own indubitable style into the video for John Wayne. The video might start out as quite a sedate affair but it soon picks up into an...

Posted 10 February 2017

Lady GaGa

The Staves - Tired As F*** Video

The Staves return with a new double a-side single. 'Tired As F**k' and 'Train Tracks' will be released to coinside with their 2017 which will see the sisters tour the US extensively and conclude the dates with a night in...

Posted 10 February 2017

The Staves

Sampha - Process Album Review

Political Twittery aside, Sampha Sisay is the big news of 2017 so far. Quiet is the new loud. Modesty is the new egotism. For someone who's been around since 2010, was 4th on the BBC 'Sound of 2014' list and...

By Jon Kean on 09 February 2017

Wild Beasts - Alpha Female Video

Wild Beasts have shot the video for their latest single 'Alpha Female' against the rich backdrop of Bangalore, India with direction from Sasha Rainbow; it explores the journey of Girl Skate India founder Atita Verghese. The song is from the...

Posted 07 February 2017

Wild Beasts

Mariah Carey - I Don't ft. YG Video

Mariah Carey shows off her body in white lingerie and skimpy latex while burning her wedding dress in the video for her new song 'I Don't'. The singer teamed up with rapper YG for the track, which she first premiere...

Posted 07 February 2017

Mariah Carey

Yuksek - Live Alone Video

To film the video for his new single, Yuksek recruited his friend, astronaut Thomas Pesquet, to provide footage shot on the International Space Station and the results are truly magnificent. Thomas is currently on board the space station as part...

Posted 07 February 2017

Yuksek

Elbow - Little Fictions Album Review

On 2008's "The Seldom Seen Kid", a solemn Guy Garvey sings 'love you, mate', on "Friend of Ours" - a heart-rending tribute to his late friend, Bryan Glancy. "One Day Like This" reminds us how love can (weirdly) make us...

By Jon Kean on 06 February 2017

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Gucci Mane: 'Music And Writing Kept Me Sane In Prison'

Gucci Mane: 'Music And Writing Kept Me Sane In Prison'

The hip hop star, real name Radric Davis, walked free from prison in May (16) after spending almost...

David Bowie Fans Launch Campaign For Lightning Bolt Memorial

David Bowie Fans Launch Campaign For Lightning Bolt Memorial

The artwork will be inspired by the make-up Bowie's Aladdin Sane character wore. The statue will be...

Ailing David Cassidy Thanks Fans For Support

Ailing David Cassidy Thanks Fans For Support

The former The Partridge Family star revealed he had recently been diagnosed with the memory loss condition on...

New Emails Allege Dr. Luke Supported Kesha While Her Team Insulted Her

New Emails Allege Dr. Luke Supported Kesha While Her Team Insulted Her

The producer’s legal team has released emails that reveal the singer’s team made crude comments about her weight and mental...

Chris Brown Heading Out On Tour With 50 Cent

Chris Brown Heading Out On Tour With 50 Cent

The troubled R&B star has just announced a spring trek he's calling The Party Tour. It will...

Robin Thicke Loses Lawyer In Paula Patton Custody Case

Robin Thicke Loses Lawyer In Paula Patton Custody Case

The Blurred Lines hitmaker has been at war with his ex-wife since the start of the year (17),...

Avenged Sevenfold Cancel Milan Show As Singer Fights Laryngitis

Avenged Sevenfold Cancel Milan Show As Singer Fights Laryngitis

The concert at Mediolanum Forum in Milan was axed hours before show time in a bid to save...

Rihanna Breaks U.s. Chart Tie With Michael Jackson

Rihanna Breaks U.s. Chart Tie With Michael Jackson

Love on the Brain has jumped up five spots to number eight on the new countdown, breaking a...

Sisqo Taking Legal Action Against Fashion Week Impostor

Sisqo Taking Legal Action Against Fashion Week Impostor

Sources told Page Six the doppelganger, who had been attending sought-after shows as the Thong Song hitmaker, was...

David Cassidy's Dementia Struggle Clear In Awkward Tv Interview

David Cassidy's Dementia Struggle Clear In Awkward Tv Interview

Producers at Access Hollywood Live opted to scrap plans to air the taped chat on Friday (17Feb17) when...

Andre 3000 Lands New Creative Director Role At Tretorn

Andre 3000 Lands New Creative Director Role At Tretorn

The Ms. Jackson singer will also appear in a global brand campaign for the company later this year...

Chris Brown Accused Of Threatening To Kill Ex-girlfriend

Chris Brown Accused Of Threatening To Kill Ex-girlfriend

Model and TV personality Tran filed her request for the protection order in a U.S. court earlier this...

Paulina Rubio Victorious In Dispute Against Spanish Tv Bosses

Paulina Rubio Victorious In Dispute Against Spanish Tv Bosses

The singer filed a complaint in 2010, claiming her right to privacy was violated when her sex life...

Mariah Carey: 'I Blame Dancers And Myself For New Year's Eve Disaster'

Mariah Carey: 'I Blame Dancers And Myself For New Year's Eve Disaster'

The We Belong Together singer was left red-faced during a live performance from Times Square in New York...

Country Star Drake White Delights Fans With In-flight Gig

Country Star Drake White Delights Fans With In-flight Gig

The musician, currently touring with the Zac Brown Band, teamed up with bosses at Southwest Airlines to provide...

Campaign For David Bowie 'Thunderbolt' Memorial In Brixton Launched

Campaign For David Bowie 'Thunderbolt' Memorial In Brixton Launched

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched with the aim of installing a permanent memorial to the late music icon David...

Lana Del Rey Explores The Stars In Retro 'Love' Video

Lana Del Rey Explores The Stars In Retro 'Love' Video

We really didn't have to wait long for Lana Del Rey's accompanying video for new single 'Love', which came out...

Drake Has A Lot Of Love For Rihanna As He Wishes Her A Happy Birthday

Drake Has A Lot Of Love For Rihanna As He Wishes Her A Happy Birthday

Drake and Rihanna’s relationship has always seemed complicated, but there’s no doubt the on/off couple have a lot of love...

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Ed Sheeran To Perform New Track With Guest At Brits

Ed Sheeran to perform new track with guest at BRITs

Ed Sheeran is to debut a brand new song at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday (22.02.17) with a special guest.The...

Rag'n'bone Man: Why I'm Only Human After All

Rag'N'Bone Man: Why I'm Only Human After All

Rag'N'Bone Man is the artist on everybody's lips at the moment and it's not just his awe-inspiring voice that's got...

Elton John To Return To Australia With Once In A Lifetime Tour

Elton John To Return To Australia With Once In A Lifetime Tour

The music icon is to play in Queensland at the BB Print Stadium MACkay in Queensland and the Cazaly's Stadium...

Howard Donald Missed Gala Night Of Gary Barlow's Musical For Baby Arrival - Report

Howard Donald Missed Gala Night Of Gary Barlow's Musical For Baby Arrival - Report

Gary's stage adaptation of the 2003 film Calendar Girls, The Girls, debuted at London's Phoenix Theatre on Monday...

David Cassidy's Co-star Urges Fans To Support Him During Dementia Battle

David Cassidy's Co-star Urges Fans To Support Him During Dementia Battle

The 66-year-old told People on Monday (20Feb17) that he was battling with the memory loss disease and he...

Jennifer Lopez Teams With Julien Macdonald For Las Vegas Residency Wardrobe

Jennifer Lopez Teams With Julien Macdonald For Las Vegas Residency Wardrobe

The Welsh designer is known for his glitzy red carpet dresses, and has outfitted everyone from Kylie Minogue to Selena...

Chris Brown And Soulja Boy Fight Called Off

Chris Brown And Soulja Boy Fight Called Off

The feuding stars challenged each other to the fight in January (17) after a war of words online...

Iheartradio Music Awards Release Best New Artist Finalists

Iheartradio Music Awards Release Best New Artist Finalists

The annual awards show take place next Sunday (5Mar17) with Katy Perry, Ed Sheeran and Bruno Mars all lined up...

Soulja Boy Says Boxing Match With Chris Brown Is No Longer Happening

Soulja Boy Says Boxing Match With Chris Brown Is No Longer Happening

Soulja Boy has said his boxing match with rival Chris Brown is no longer happening.According to the ‘Crank That (Soulja...

Solange Knowles For Lovebox Festival

Solange Knowles for Lovebox festival

Solange Knowles is set to perform at this year's Lovebox festival. The 30-year-old musician - who is the younger sibling...

Ed Sheeran Excited To Experiment With Set List On Tour

Ed Sheeran excited to experiment with set list on tour

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Solange Knowles Will Perform At This Year's Lovebox Festival

Solange Knowles will perform at this year's Lovebox festival

Solange Knowles is set to perform at this year's Lovebox festival. The 30-year-old musician has been confirmed as one...

Kate Nash 'Taken Advantage Of' By Men Before

Kate Nash 'taken advantage of' by men before

Kate Nash has been ''taken advantage of'' by men in the music industry in the past.The 'Pumpkin Soup' hitmaker is...

Matt Healy: I'm Not From The Brits World

Matt Healy: I'm not from the BRITs world

Matt Healy doesn't feel his band The 1975 belong in the ''BRIT Awards world''.The 'Love Me' singer and his band...

Eric Church Tackles Ticket Scalpers By Cancelling Questionable Tour Purchases

Eric Church Tackles Ticket Scalpers By Cancelling Questionable Tour Purchases

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Rapper Jeezy Hit With Breach Of Contract Lawsuit After Concert No-show

The Soul Survivor star was a no-show for a scheduled gig at The Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas...

Drake Wishes Rihanna Happy Birthday During Dublin Concert

Drake Wishes Rihanna Happy Birthday During Dublin Concert

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Mel B Breaks Character To Sing Spice Girls During Broadway Show

Mel B Breaks Character To Sing Spice Girls During Broadway Show

The former Spice Girl sent fans wild when she interrupted her scripted scene to begin her rap from...

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