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Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now Album Review

Spoiler alert: Pissed Jeans just like picking up that dirty ol' snake of conformity by the tail and giving it a shake. Why Love Now is their fifth album, one that seemingly marks an ever-diminishing quantity of f***s being given...


Temples - Strange Or Be Forgotten Video

Brit four-piece Temples launch the video for 'Strange Or Be Forgotten' - the second single from their forthcoming second album 'Volcano', out March 3rd 2017 through Heavenly and Fat Possum records. The video, directed by James Beale, features a number...

Posted 24 February 2017

Temples

Feeder - Another Day on Earth Video

Feeder are embarking on their 'All Bright Electric' tour in March in support of their 2016 album of the same name released on Cooking Vinyl. It comes following the newly released video for their song 'Another Day On Earth', directed...

Posted 24 February 2017

Feeder

The Chainsmokers & Coldplay - Something Just Like This [Lyric] Video

In a surprise move, The Chainsmokers have teamed alongside none other than Coldplay for a new single entitled 'Something Just Like This'; a song which both parties performed for the first time at the 2017 Brit Awards in London. The...

Posted 24 February 2017

Coldplay

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - Flying Microtonal Banana Album Review

On "Flying Microtonal Banana", King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have created the soundtrack to the end of the Earth, or to that episode of The Magic Roundabout when Zebedee forgot to take his beta blockers and got munted on...

By Jon Kean on 24 February 2017

The Little Kicks - Shake Off Your Troubles Album Review

The 10 LP album has a versatile yet intriguing sound from Scottish four piece The Little Kicks. Opening track Theme is a 2 and a half minute instrumental track preparing listeners to take a journey full of genres and musical...

By Chloe Dobinson on 24 February 2017

Katy Perry - Chained To The Rhythm ft. Skip Marley Video

Katy Perry enters a fifties-style futuristic amusement park straight out of a dystopian movie in the video for her latest single 'Chained To The Rhythm' featuring Bob Marley's grandson Skip Marley. The song, which has reached number four in the...

Posted 24 February 2017

Katy Perry

Future - Draco Video

After an astounding two album release period where he dropped 'Future' and 'Hndrxx', Future unveils a single for his new song 'Draco'. The song, produced by DJ Spinz, features on the rapper's self-titled release, which came out on February 17th...

Posted 24 February 2017

Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill & Shape Of You feat. Stormzy [Live from the Brit Awards 2017] Video

Stormzy teamed up with Ed Sheeran for a remix rendition of the latter's latest single 'Shape Of You' in a live performance at the 2017 Brit Awards in February. Ed also performed his other new single 'Castle On The Hill';...

Posted 24 February 2017

Ed Sheeran Stormzy

Wilsen - Garden Video

Brooklyn-based Tamsin Wilson - aka Wilsen - teams up with interpretive dancer Alyssa Forte and 'The American West' actor Samuel Dunning for her new video 'Garden' directed by Stephen Michael Simon. The song is taken from her forthcoming album 'I...

Posted 24 February 2017

Worriedaboutsatan - Wharf Chambers, Leeds 17.02.17 Live Review

Worriedaboutsatan are an electronic duo from Manchester, consisting of Gavin Miller and Thomas Ragsdale. They largely go down the ambient avenue of the electronic realm delving in ethereal waves of foggy drones and pulsing, surfacing beats. Last year's 'Blank Space'...

By Max Cussons on 23 February 2017

Band of Horses - Bristol O2 Academy 21.02.17 Live Review

"Well, hello there, you beautiful bastards, how are you?" greeted Ben Bridwell as he took to the stage at the O2 Academy, like he'd entered a bar full of familiar faces. And so the smooth Seattle Southern-rockers began, wry, unassuming...

By Jon Kean on 22 February 2017

Band Of Horses

Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now Album Review

Spoiler alert: Pissed Jeans just like picking up that dirty ol' snake of conformity by the tail and giving it a shake. Why Love Now is their fifth album, one that seemingly marks an ever-diminishing quantity of f***s being given...

By Andy Peterson on 22 February 2017

Pissed Jeans

Touché Amoré - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 21.02.17 Live Review

In a few decades' time when people like back on who were the best bands of this decade, Touché Amoré are going to be firmly up there with the best of them. Arguably the finest and most important punk band...

By Max Cussons on 22 February 2017

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. Annie Mac has bestowed five of their songs with the accolade 'Hottest Record in the World' on Radio 1 and they have just headlined a BBC Introducing bill...

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

Gary Clark Jr William Bell Grammy Awards

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

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Chris Martin Denies Coldplay 'Peace' Concerts In Israel And Palestine

Chris Martin Denies Coldplay 'Peace' Concerts In Israel And Palestine

The 39-year-old frontman took to Twitter and Instagram on Friday (24Feb17) to share a selfie with guitarist Jonny...

John Legend Laughs Off Twitter Hack

John Legend Laughs Off Twitter Hack

The 38-year-old singer uploaded his own messages on Friday (24Feb17) after realising what had happened. "Someone just...

Stormzy Nervous For His Mother To Hear New Album

Stormzy nervous for his mother to hear new album

Stormzy is nervous about his mother hearing his new album.The 23-year-old grime artist unveiled his LP 'Gang Signs & Prayer'...

Foo Fighters Confirmed As Second Glastonbury Headliners

Foo Fighters Confirmed As Second Glastonbury Headliners

Foo Fighters have been confirmed as this year’s Glastonbury headliners, two years after being forced to pull out of the...

Shania Twain's Divorce Inspired New Tracks

Shania Twain's divorce inspired new tracks

Shania Twain reflects on the breakdown of her marriage in her new music.The 51-year-old singer has revealed how splitting up...

Alison Krauss: Dolly Parton Is 'Naturally Perfect'

Alison Krauss: Dolly Parton is 'naturally perfect'

Alison Krauss thinks Dolly Parton is ''so naturally perfect''.The 'Windy City' singer gushed about collaborating with the '9 To 5'...

Gavin Rossdale's Secret Love For One Direction

Gavin Rossdale's secret love for One Direction

Gavin Rossdale is a secret One Direction fan.The Bush rocker - who has three sons, Kingston, 10, Zuma, eight, and...

Selena Gomez Cheers On The Weeknd On Tour

Selena Gomez Cheers On The Weeknd On Tour

The singer/actress has been linked to The Weeknd, real name Abel Tesfaye, since January (17), when they were...

Ed Sheeran Lands A New One-two Atop British Singles Chart

Ed Sheeran Lands A New One-two Atop British Singles Chart

The British pop star had been enjoying a one-two run at the top of the countdown for a...

Camila Cabello To Perform At Kids' Choice Awards

Camila Cabello To Perform At Kids' Choice Awards

The 19-year-old walked away from the hit girl group in December (16), and made her live debut as...

Robin Thicke And Paula Patton's Restraining Order Trial To Be Private

Robin Thicke And Paula Patton's Restraining Order Trial To Be Private

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

Bobby Blotzer To Undergo Back Surgery

Bobby Blotzer To Undergo Back Surgery

The drummer has been experiencing back issues for several years and has scheduled his procedure for next month...

Rick Derringer Pleads Guilty To Carrying Loaded Gun On Flight

Rick Derringer Pleads Guilty To Carrying Loaded Gun On Flight

The Hang on Sloopy singer was charged with unlawfully entering an airport's secure area after the gun was...

Martin Garrix Partners With Sos Children's Village Organisation

Martin Garrix Partners With Sos Children's Village Organisation

The DJ recently visited an SOS Village in Cape Town, South Africa to learn how organisers help orphans...

Lionel Richie's Knee Surgery Forcing Tour Delay - Report

Lionel Richie's Knee Surgery Forcing Tour Delay - Report

The All Night Long hitmaker is due to kick off a 35-date trek with Mariah in Baltimore, Maryland...

Normani Kordei Named American Cancer Society Global Ambassador

Normani Kordei Named American Cancer Society Global Ambassador

The singer has partnered with charity bosses to raise awareness about breast cancer screenings and HPV (human papillomavirus)...

Diy Network Bosses Poised To Save Aretha Franklin's Childhood Home

Diy Network Bosses Poised To Save Aretha Franklin's Childhood Home

The Soulsville area pad, where the Queen of Soul was born in 1942, has been boarded up and...

The Lumineers Donating Texas Show Profits To Planned Parenthood

The Lumineers Donating Texas Show Profits To Planned Parenthood

The Ho Hey hitmakers will perform in the city on Tuesday (28Feb17), and frontman Wesley Schultz wanted to...

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Wiz Khalifa's Sister Dies At 32

Wiz Khalifa's Sister Dies At 32

Dorien 'Lala' Thomaz, who was allegedly transgender, died on Monday (20Feb17). A cause of death has not been...

Stormzy Goes Down A Storm At Surprise Camden Gig

Stormzy goes down a storm at surprise Camden gig

Hundreds of Stormzy fans descended on London's Camden for a surprise gig on Friday (24.02.17) afternoon.The rising grime star -...

Calvin Harris Teams Up With Migos And Frank Ocean For Summer Anthem 'Slide'

Calvin Harris Teams Up With Migos And Frank Ocean For Summer Anthem 'Slide'

Calvin Harris has launched his first single of the year in the form of 'Slide', featuring Frank Ocean and Georgia...

Record Executive Ilene Berns Dead At 73 - Report

Record Executive Ilene Berns Dead At 73 - Report

erns passing was confirmed in a statement to Vintage Vinyl News on Friday (24Feb). She was one of the few...

Drake's Mass Burger Order After Birmingham Gigs

Drake's Mass Burger Order After Birmingham Gigs

The Hotline Bling singer played two shows, bringing on special guests Lil Yachty and Giggs at the city's Barclaycard Arena...

Charli Xcx Vents Frustration Over Mixtape Release

Charli Xcx Vents Frustration Over Mixtape Release

The Boom Clap singer announced at the start of February (17) that she would be releasing a free...

Adele Wishes Stormzy 'Good Luck' As He Releases New Album

Adele Wishes Stormzy 'Good Luck' As He Releases New Album

The Shut Up rapper released his highly anticipated new record, titled Gang Signs and Prayer, on Friday (24Feb17). Showing...

Drake White: 'I'm Only Just Beginning My Music Career'

Drake White: 'I'm Only Just Beginning My Music Career'

The American country singer was snapped up by Dot Records in 2015 and has enjoyed chart success with singles It...

Nicole Scherzinger: 'Cats Helped Me Through Lewis Hamilton Split'

Nicole Scherzinger: 'Cats Helped Me Through Lewis Hamilton Split'

The couple ended things in February 2015 during her run in the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical at the London Palladium,...

Depeche Mode Denounce Richard Spencer, Who Described Them As

Depeche Mode Denounce Richard Spencer, Who Described Them As "Official Band Of The Alt-Right"

Following recent statements by the alt-right poster-boy Richard Spencer, veteran electro-rock act Depeche Mode have swiftly moved to distance themselves...

Nostalgic Studio Shots Unveiled Featuring Paul Mccartney And Elvis Costello

Nostalgic Studio Shots Unveiled Featuring Paul McCartney And Elvis Costello

Some old studio images of Sir Paul McCartney working alongside Elvis Costello and late long-time collaborator Sir George Martin have...

Blossoms Want To Be As Big As Oasis

Blossoms want to be as big as Oasis

Blossoms want to be as huge as Oasis and say Liam and Noel Gallagher have taught them to think big...

Damon Albarn Tells Fan Gorillaz Lp Is 'Finished'

Damon Albarn tells fan Gorillaz LP is 'finished'

Damon Albarn has told a fan that Gorillaz' new album is complete and they are ''rehearsing'' for live shows.The 48-year-old...

Rag 'N' Bone Man Thought About Quitting Music

Rag 'n' Bone Man thought about quitting music

Rag 'n' Bone Man was tempted to quit music before having success with his big blues voices.The 'Human' hitmaker had...

Adam Levine Has Enjoyed The 'Longest Love Affair' With Blake Shelton

Adam Levine Has Enjoyed The 'Longest Love Affair' With Blake Shelton

The pair enjoy a close friendship on the NBC show, which has spilled over into real life, and even fellow...

Justin Bieber Pokes Fun At Wet Crotch Pictures

Justin Bieber Pokes Fun At Wet Crotch Pictures

The Sorry singer was snapped while stepping out in West Hollywood on Wednesday and many fans noticed he...

Marvin Gaye Collaborator Leon Ware Dies Aged 77

Marvin Gaye Collaborator Leon Ware Dies Aged 77

While the cause of his death is unknown, the Detroit-born writer and composer had received treatment for prostate cancer in...

John Mayer: 'I'd Never Find Love On The Bachelor'

John Mayer: 'I'd Never Find Love On The Bachelor'

The 39-year-old musician opened up about his obsession with the dating programme, which follows hopeful women as they compete to...

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