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Wasuremono - Komedia, Bath - 12.3.17 Live Review

"Why you gotta waste Alan's time?" sings Wasuremono lead man, Will Southward on recent 6Music-lauded track "Alligator". Never mind just Alan, they are rapidly becoming many people's favourite waste of time, building a growing following from gig-going fans and DJs...


Lake - Forever Or Never Album Review

There are a lot of things that are re-imagined, re-interpreted or at least referenced in art, literature and music. Some of it works (Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo & Juliet', Soft Cell's 'Tainted Love' or even Banksie's take on Vermeer's 'Girl With...

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 May 2017

The Afghan Whigs - In Spades Album Review

For a band that have often spent their career acting as a cipher for exorcising singer Greg Dulli's personal demons, The Afghan Whigs' eighth album In Spades seems to spend a heck of a lot of time courting metaphysical ones,...

By Andy Peterson on 20 May 2017

The Afghan Whigs

Girlpool - Powerplant Album Review

Everything starts somewhere and nothing stays the same. Both of these observations are born out on the new Girlpool album, 'Powerplant'. Although only the band's second full length album it feels more like their 'difficult third'; it certainly sounds like...

By Andrew Lockwood on 19 May 2017

Dan Auerbach - Waiting On A Song Video

The video for Dan Auerbach's new single 'Waiting On A Song' harks back to high school memories in what is almost an ode to Richard Linklater / John Hughes of coming of age style of film making. The story follows...

Posted 19 May 2017

Dan Auerbach

(Sandy) Alex G - Rocket Album Review

Starting out as a bedroom artist in Philadelphia's DIY scene, (Sandy) Alex G - or Alex Giannascoli - has come a long way in the past few years. Following his breakthrough album, DSU, in 2014, he signed to Domino and...

By James Hopkin on 19 May 2017

Muse - Dig Down Video

Muse have launched a new single entitled 'Dig Down' alongside an action thriller of a music video starring Lauren Wasser. It's all about survival and comes two years after their last album release. They are set to tour North America...

Posted 18 May 2017

Muse

Wasuremono - Komedia, Bath - 12.3.17 Live Review

"Why you gotta waste Alan's time?" sings Wasuremono lead man, Will Southward on recent 6Music-lauded track "Alligator". Never mind just Alan, they are rapidly becoming many people's favourite waste of time, building a growing following from gig-going fans and DJs...

By Jon Kean on 18 May 2017

Wasuremono

Daniel Rachel - Walls Come Tumbling Down Interview

Author Daniel Rachel talks about his new book Walls Come Tumbling Down, a study of musicians at the forefront of Rock Against Racism in the 1970's and 1980's.

Posted 18 May 2017

The Cribs - O2 Academy Bristol 16.05.17 Live Review

Normally when an act embarks on an anniversary tour of a particular album, it is for one of two reasons: either that release is a truly exceptional work, or it seems pretty good when compared to the rest of their...

By Will Perkins on 17 May 2017

The Cribs

Royal Blood - Hook, Line & Sinker Video

Royal Blood return with the single 'Hook, Line & Sinker' and a new album 'How Did We Get So Dark' set for release through Warner Bros. Records on June 16 2017. According to the band, 'Hook, Line & Sinker' is...

Posted 17 May 2017

Royal Blood

Paramore - After Laughter Album Review

Paramore’s ascent to one of punk-rock’s most popular outfits has been against a background of line-up changes, particularly with founding members leaving and returning. Most recently, Zac Farro returned as drummer for this, album number five, which has already spawned...

By Alex Lai on 17 May 2017

Paramore

Manic Street Preachers - Send Away The Tigers (10 Year Collectors' Edition) Double CD and DVD Review

Manic Street Preachers have been around since the mid 1980's and over the course of those 30+ years they've always managed to find a way to re-invent themselves and keep their music current and relevant. However with this release, the...

By Mark Moore on 16 May 2017

Manic Street Preachers

Katy Perry ft. Migos - Bon Appetit Video

Only Katy Perry could make getting thrown into a big pot of soup sexy! The video takes place in a kitchen where a brigade of chefs begin to prepare Katy by basting and brushing on oil and making her body...

Posted 16 May 2017

Katy Perry

Niall Horan - Slow Hand [Lyric] Video

A few days after Harry Styles released his debut album, his old boy band mate Niall Horan releases a lyric video for his latest single 'Slow Hands'. Whilst this isn't the official video, it has some good footage of Niall...

Posted 16 May 2017

Niall Horan

Halfnoise - The Velvet Face EP Review

If breaking up is hard to do, reuniting is even harderer, unless you're from that generation of ninteeez bands who've recently tuned in to the fact that their entire pension plan is a battered collection of gold discs and a...

By Andy Peterson on 15 May 2017

Rhino Bucket - The Last Real Rock N' Roll Album Review

When AC/DC were window shopping for a singer to replace Brian Johnson midway through the second leg of their Rock Or Bust world tour last year, it's a genuine shame that Georg Dolivo was overlooked. The Rhino Bucket frontman has...

By Stephen Miller on 15 May 2017

Rhino Bucket

John Mayer - The O2 Arena, London 12.05.17 Live Review

Mainstream acceptance may still be eluding John Mayer in the UK, but it's pleasing to see that without chart success this side of the pond that the 39 year-old can still effortlessly fill London's O2 Arena on two consecutive nights....

By Jim Pusey on 15 May 2017

John Mayer

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker - 2017 Interview

If life was a bowl of cherries, we'd all be surrounded by grinning idiots. If every day was halcyon, nourished by cakes and ale, we'd all sing silly songs and the radio would resound with such standards as Ken Dodd's...

Posted 15 May 2017

Kid Koala - Music To Draw To: Satellite ft. Emilíana Torrini Album Review

What's the furthest thing from noise? Silence, of course, especially the chill, ultimate stillness of the cosmos, it's endless walls running down dreams and stories until they're nothing. Eric San also used to make noise, mainly by taking pieces of...

By Andy Peterson on 13 May 2017

Kid Koala Emiliana Torrini

Hoops - Routines Album Review

There's a good tradition of naming your band after something curious: Francois and the Atlas Mountains (epic geography), Belle and Sebastian (cute children's story) and Arab Strap (ask your dad). Hoops assumed their moniker as an homage to the humble...

By Jon Kean on 12 May 2017

The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced? 50th Anniversary Album Review

It is often easy to forget that there was indeed more than just one member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Perhaps it is a pity that Hendrix has eclipsed the formidable talent of his rhythm section, in terms of their...

By David J. Lownds on 12 May 2017

Jimi Hendrix

Harry Styles - Harry Styles Album Review

I was hardly the right demographic for One Direction's oeuvre, so I was massively expecting, and perhaps hoping, to react to Harry's stylings with similar indifference, like that 'oh balls, here we go again' groan we all made when the...

By Jon Kean on 12 May 2017

Harry Styles

Poor Nameless Boy - Interview

After releasing his 2nd full length album 'Bravery' last year we sit down with Canadian Folk act Poor Nameless Boy to talk all thing album, his new video for 'Atlantic Ocean' and coming to the UK/ Europe this month to...

Posted 11 May 2017

Liverpool Disco Festival - Baltic Triangle, Liverpool, May 6th, 2017 Live Review

The organisers of Suncebeat in Croatia/Southport Weekender and the team behind Liverpool's Hustle have got together to form Liverpool Disco Festival. This May's event was made even more special as it marked 30 years since the first Southport Weekend. Liverpool being...

By Tareck Ghoneim on 11 May 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium [Anniversary] Album Review

In 2006 the Red Hot Chili Peppers released a 28-song double album - out of which they took a relatively large number of singles' - assisted by super-producer Rick Rubin. The former co-founder of Def Jam had also been at...

By David J. Lownds on 10 May 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Goodbye Angels Video

Red Hot Chilli Peppers released their number one selling album 'Stadium Arcadium' on this day back in 2006, eleven years on the band are still going strong and have just released a video for their most recent single 'Goodbye Angels'.Taken...

Posted 09 May 2017

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Fazerdaze - Morningside Album Review

In the 60s, we were regaled by the Singing Nun. In the 70s, we all got lashed on Blue Nun. From the 1980s, however, nun-related fun went turbo-charged and excitingly un-convent-ional with the advent of now-legendary New Zealand label, Flying...

By Jon Kean on 09 May 2017

Perfume Genius - No Shape Album Review

Two and a half years since the release of his last, very well received, album ,'Too Bright', Mike Hadreas, aka Perfume Genius, is back with his latest release, 'No Shape'. 'Too Bright' certainly raised the Perfume Genius profile exponentially and...

By Andrew Lockwood on 09 May 2017

Perfume Genius

Texas - Jump On Board Album Review

Texas are a band with an enviable history, even if they are perhaps not a favourite with critics. Approaching 30 years in the business, they have sold over 35 million records, which included three albums topping the charts. This is...

By Alex Lai on 07 May 2017

Texas

Wilkinson 2017 - Interview

After releasing his album Hypnotic last week, Wilkinson has announced a plethora of incredible Summer performances across the US, UK and beyond. With him being the man of the moment in DNB, we thought it only right to have a...

Posted 05 May 2017

Michael Kiwanuka - Live Review

In an industry where the allure of fast-click fame and fast bucks can make artists crave cheap retweets or knock out undernourished releases, Michael Kiwanuka does not strike as a man in a hurry. Critical acclaim surrounded the quiet magnitude...

By Jon Kean on 05 May 2017

Michael Kiwanuka

Mac DeMarco - This Old Dog Album Review

The thing that is most apparent about Mac DeMarco is that he smokes. A lot. Rarely seen without a cigarette, the master of slacker-rock (or "Jizz Jazz" as Mac describes his sound) chain-smokes through performances, has written a song in...

By Will Perkins on 04 May 2017

Mac DeMarco

Lovely Creatures: The Best of Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds (1984-2014) Album Review

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' new career spanning retrospective Lovely Creatures is a monolithic document of a monumental career in music. Covering the years from 1984 to 2014 (post-Birthday Party up to the Push the Sky Away LP) with...

By Ben Walton on 04 May 2017

Nick Cave

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Cast and Director Interviews

For his latest movie, Guy Ritchie, reinterprets the classic story of King Arthur and his legendary rise after retrieving the fames sword from the stone. Unlike many modern day movies, Richie decided to take an old school approach to developing and...

Posted 04 May 2017

Guy Ritchie Charlie Hunnam Jude Law Djimon Hounsou

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 Cast Interviews

The stars and director of Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2 talk about the long awaited sequel to the 2014 movie. The much loved ragtag crew consisting of Peter Quill (Star-Lord), Rocket, Groot, Gamora and Drax have just defeated Ronan...

Posted 04 May 2017

Chris Pratt Zoe Saldana Dave Bautista Karen Gillan Kurt Russell Pom Klementieff

Biffy Clyro - Friends and Enemies Video

Friends and Enemies is the sixth single from Biffy Clyro's seventh studio album 'Ellipsis' which was release last summer through Warner Bros. Records. A year on and the record is still delivering, so much so the band have been picked...

Posted 04 May 2017

Biffy Clyro

Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl Video

Saoirse Ronan helps her mate Ed Sheeran out by appearing in the video for Galway Girl. Given the topic of the lyrics, Ed and Saoirse took a trip to Dublin to shoot the video which is actually shot in first...

Posted 04 May 2017

Ed Sheeran Saoirse Ronan

At The Drive-In - Interalia Album Review

At the Drive-In's newest is an alternative album, knowingly so. At least some of its words seem inaudible and often appear to lack a clear meaning. The guitar lines unleash more corrosiveness, and a greater accompanying energetic buzz than the...

By David J. Lownds on 03 May 2017

At The Drive-In

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker - Shelley Theatre, Bournemouth 29.04.17 Live Review

Undoubtedly the high point of the Bournemouth Spring Folk Festival

By Jon Kean on 02 May 2017

Future Islands - Brighton Dome 30.04.2017 Live Review

In the Delhi Mosque inspired Prince Of Wales (King George IV) commissioned magnificence of the former stable house, The Brighton Dome, a band based in the U.S eastern coastal town of Baltimore came to enthral the audience on the south...

By Andrew Lockwood on 02 May 2017

Future Islands

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