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James - Margate Winter Gardens 06.03.2019 Live Review

In the century old venue in front of two thousand fans, James put on quite a show; well, two shows actually.

Chai - Punk Album Review

'Punk' by Chai is a curious anomaly that will divide opinion but at its heart there is some musical magic.'Punk' by Chai is a curious anomaly that will divide opinion but at its heart there is some musical magic.

By Andrew Lockwood on 18 March 2019

Self Esteem - Ramsgate Music Hall 10.03.2019 Live Review

Slow Club's Rebecca Taylor, under her new moniker Self Esteem, began her latest tour at Ramsgate Music Hall.

By Andrew Lockwood on 15 March 2019

James - Margate Winter Gardens 06.03.2019 Live Review

In the century old venue in front of two thousand fans, James put on quite a show; well, two shows actually.

By Andrew Lockwood on 15 March 2019


Poppy Ackroyd - Attenborough Centre for the Creative Art, Brighton 22.02.2019 Live Review

If there was ever a reason for you to try something fresh and new then Poppy Ackroyd is surely it.

By Andrew Lockwood on 26 February 2019

The Unthanks - Lines Album Review

As projects go, you'd have to say that the latest one from The Unthanks draws together three remarkable strands under one ambitious umbrella, 'Lines'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 February 2019

The Unthanks

Feels - Post Earth Album Review

The eleven tracks that make up Feels' latest release combine a raw garage band authenticity with a self-assured swagger.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 February 2019

Peter Doherty & The Puta Madres - Fort Road Yard, Margate 14.02.2019 Live Review

Peter Doherty once again highlighted his talent as a musician, lyricist and performer during a very entertaining evening.

By Andrew Lockwood on 18 February 2019

Pete Doherty

Lou Doillon - Soliloquy Album Review

Doillon's latest release is self-assured, positive and empowered; it is not trying to be something it's not.

By Andrew Lockwood on 15 February 2019

Du Blonde - Lung Bread For Daddy Album Review

'Lung Bread For Daddy', a phrase appropriated from a friend and referring to a request for a cigarette, is a multi-faceted journey through the life of Du Blonde.

By Andrew Lockwood on 11 February 2019

Sleeper - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells 02.02.2019 Live Review

After a 21-year gap between albums and a full 19-year break as a band, Sleeper seem at last to be back in earnest.

By Andrew Lockwood on 06 February 2019


Beans On Toast - Dreamland, Margate 01.02.2019 Live Review

Jay McAllister - otherwise known as Beans On Toast - brings his raucous road show to Kent's infamous seaside town.

By Andrew Lockwood on 05 February 2019

Beans On Toast

Unloved - Heartbreak Album Review

Unloved are back with their second full-length album 'Heartbreak'. The trio of David Holmes, Keefus Ciancia and vocalist Jade Vincent are set to release the follow-up to 2016's 'Guilty Of Love' on February 1st.

By Andrew Lockwood on 31 January 2019

Stalker Miller - Homegrown By Joan Album Review

Stalker Miller have seen a will and determination come to fruition with the release of their debut album 'Homegrown By Joan'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 30 January 2019

The Vaccines - Brighton Dome 25.01.2019 Live Review

The rather regal elegance of The Brighton Dome played host to The Vaccines for the first time in years on January 25th to the delight of the sold-out crowd.

By Andrew Lockwood on 29 January 2019

The Vaccines

Toy - Happy In The Hollow Album Review

After ten years together, Toy are releasing their fourth full-length studio album. 'Happy In The Hollow' represents the band's first album for their new label Tough Love Records.

By Andrew Lockwood on 23 January 2019

Go Dark - Neon Young Album Review

The eleven tracks that make up 'Neon Young' combine an alternative electro backdrop with a hip-hop swagger and menacing undercurrent.

By Andrew Lockwood on 16 January 2019

Sam Smith, Normani - Dancing With A Stranger Audio

Sam Smith returns with a brand new single entitled 'Dancing with a Stranger' featuring Normani of Fifth Harmony.

Posted 15 January 2019

Sam Smith

RYD - RYD Album Review

RYD, aka North London producer Ryan Downie, is set to release his self-titled debut album under that moniker on 18th January.

By Andrew Lockwood on 14 January 2019

Billie Eilish - When I Was Older (Music Inspired By The Film Roma) Audio

Billie Eilish returns with a new song entitled 'When I Was Older' taken from the compilation 'Music Inspired by the Movie Roma'.

Posted 11 January 2019

Steve Mason - About The Light Album Review

Steve Mason, along with producer Stephen Street, has given us his most 'open' and accessible album to date with 'About The Light'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 02 January 2019

Steve Mason

Manic Street Preachers - This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours (20 Years Collectors' Edition) Album Review

By 1998, Britpop bands were on the decline yet for the Manic Street Preachers, the creative juices seemed to flow stronger than ever.

By Mark Moore on 12 December 2018

Manic Street Preachers

The Pere Ubu Moon Unit - Ramsgate Music Hall 7.12.2018 Live Review

On Friday, avant-garde group The Pere Ubu Moon Unit, which was founded back in 1975 in Cleveland by David Thomas, took to the stage of the Ramsgate Music Hall.

By Andrew Lockwood on 10 December 2018

Dalton Harris - The Power of Love ft. James Arthur Audio

The winner of this year's series of 'The X Factor', Dalton Harris, has hit number one with his debut single 'The Power of Love'.

Posted 10 December 2018

James Arthur

Ride - Dreamland, Margate 30.11.2018 Live Review

Celebrating thirty years of Ride with a special anniversary Unplugged tour, Oxfordshire's finest came to the seaside to play in the Ballroom.

By Andrew Lockwood on 04 December 2018


Arctic Monkeys - Anyways Audio

'Anyways' is the B-side to Arctic Monkeys' 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino'; the title single from their number one album released earlier this year.

Posted 03 December 2018

Arctic Monkeys

Nicki Minaj - Good Form ft. Lil Wayne Video

In her latest collaboration with Cash Money's Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj finally unveils the video for her 'Queen' single 'Good Form'.

Posted 30 November 2018

Nicki Minaj Lil Wayne

Reef - Dreamland, Margate 23.11.2018 Live Review

In the Hall By The Sea at Dreamland, Reef brought their Revelation tour to life as they delivered one of the best live sets I've had the privilege to witness this year.

By Andrew Lockwood on 26 November 2018


ASAP Rocky - Sundress Video

Six months after the release of his third studio album 'Testing', ASAP Rocky returns with a new single and video entitled 'Sundress'.

Posted 22 November 2018

ASAP Rocky

Mattiel - Patterns, Brighton 16.11.2018 Live Review

Mattiel Brown and her band put on an anything but plain performance at Patterns in Brighton.

By Andrew Lockwood on 19 November 2018

Crooked Man - Crooked House Album Review

As the nights draw in and the temperature drops, Crooked Man treats us to a fabulous slice of sun-soaked House, Disco and Electro.

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 November 2018

Ariana Grande - Thank U, Next Audio

Less than 3 months after the release of her album 'Sweetener', Ariana Grande is set to return with a new record entitled 'Thank U, Next'.

Posted 06 November 2018

Ariana Grande

John Grant - Brighton Dome 29.10.2018 Live Review

With a fourth solo album having just dropped and his 50th birthday celebrations behind him, John Grant kicked off the UK leg of his latest tour in style at The Brighton Dome.

By Andrew Lockwood on 06 November 2018

John Grant

Marie Davidson - Working Class Woman Album Review

Marie Davidson's fourth album, 'Working Class Woman', in form reflects her history of work in projects at home and time spent in Berlin.

By Andy Peterson on 23 October 2018

The Lumineers - Walls Audio

The Lumineers honour their friend and hero Tom Petty with a sensational cover of his 1996 song 'Walls' from the 'She's the One' soundtrack.

Posted 19 October 2018

The Lumineers

Billie Eilish - When The Party's Over Audio

Up and coming LA singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has unveiled her fourth single of the year, 'When the Party's Over'.

Posted 19 October 2018

John Grant - Love Is Magic Album Review

The quality of the back-catalogue of the once-upon-a-time Czar, John Grant, is building to be the one of the most impressive set of albums released in the recent past.

By Andrew Lockwood on 11 October 2018

John Grant

Anna Calvi - All Saints Church, Hove 5.10.2018 Live Review

With the recent release of her third, very well received album 'Hunter' just behind her, Anna had plenty of relatively new songs to showcase.

By Andrew Lockwood on 09 October 2018

Anna Calvi

Lydia Cole - Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate 20.09.2018 Live Review

Lydia Cole came to play at not only one of the smallest theatres in the UK, but also one of the smallest in the world.

By Andrew Lockwood on 26 September 2018

Maribou State - Kingdoms In Colour Album Review

People who tell you that electronicists are merely pretenders who could be bothered to sit through a few how to use Pro Tools tutorials will find a rebuttal in Maribou State.

By Andy Peterson on 21 September 2018

Black Honey - Black Honey Album Review

Black Honey's eponymous debut has been three years in the making and is the culmination of a lot of hard work and determination on their part.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 September 2018

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Marina Was Worried About Working With Boyfriend Jack Patterson On New Music

Marina was worried about working with boyfriend Jack Patterson on new music

Marina vowed to never work with her boyfriend Jack Patterson again after her first collaboration with his band Clean Bandit.The...

Madonna Teases Potential Artwork For New Music

Madonna teases potential artwork for new music

Madonna appears to be teasing artwork for a new song or her album.The 60-year-old Queen of Pop has shared an...

Rak-su: We'd Never Ride A Trend To Top The Charts

Rak-Su: We'd never ride a trend to top the charts

Rak-Su would rather stay true to their roots than ''ride a trend'' just to top the charts.The popular four piece...

Take That To Capture Greatest Hits Tour With Polaroids

Take That to capture Greatest Hits Tour with Polaroids

Take That are planning to capture their 'Greatest Hits Tour' using a Polaroid camera.The 'Rule The World' hitmakers recently announced...

Marina's Clean Bandit Hit Baby Almost Didn't Happen

Marina's Clean Bandit hit Baby almost didn't happen

Marina's Clean Bandit hit 'Baby' almost didn't happen - due to her split from the band's multi-instrumentalist Jack Patterson.The 33-year-old...

Shawn Mendes Wins Big At Juno Awards

Shawn Mendes wins big at Juno Awards

Shawn Mendes took home the most awards the 2019 Juno Awards on Sunday night (17.03.19).The Canadian pop star scooped both...

Barry Manilow Doesn't Get Sick Of Singing His Famous Songs

Barry Manilow doesn't get sick of singing his famous songs

Barry Manilow never gets sick of singing his hit songs.The 'Mandy' hitmaker loves to perform his most famous tracks at...

Ringo Starr Working On New Album

Ringo Starr working on new album

Sir Ringo Starr is working on a new album.The Beatles drummer signed a publishing deal with BMG last year, following...

Tom Walker Won't Sing At His Wedding

Tom Walker won't sing at his wedding

Tom Walker won't sing at his own wedding.The 27-year-old musician popped the question to his long-term partner Annie last year...

George Michael's Art Collection Sold At Auction

George Michael's art collection sold at auction

George Michael's art collection has sold for £11.3 million at auction.The collection of the chart-topping pop star - who died...

Saara Aalto's Fans Feel 'Accepted' At Concerts

Saara Aalto's fans feel 'accepted' at concerts

Saara Aalto thinks her fans feel ''accepted'' when they attend her concerts. The 31-year-old Finnish singer - who came second...

The Raconteurs Finish Making Their New Album

The Raconteurs finish making their new album

The Raconteurs have told fans they've ''finished making the rock 'n' roll album you've been waiting for''.The rock supergroup -...

Migos To Release New Album Next Year

Migos to release new album next year

A new Migos album will be released next year.Fans have been eagerly awaiting a follow-up to 2018's 'Culture II' and...

Foals Were 'Rearing To Go' With Their New Album

Foals were 'rearing to go' with their new album

Foals' Jack Bevan says the band were ''raring to go'' with their new album. The indie rock band recently dropped...

Yungblud Called Mother For First Radio Play

Yungblud called mother for first radio play

Yungblud called his mother the first time he heard his music on American radio.The 20-year-old singer/songwriter could not believe that...

Gabrielle Wants Fans To Vote On Her Setlist

Gabrielle wants fans to vote on her setlist

Gabrielle wants fans to vote for which songs they want to hear. The 48-year-old singer thinks an online poll -...

Album Of The Week: The 20th Anniversary Of Blur's Experimental Album 13

Album of the Week: The 20th anniversary of Blur's experimental album 13

It's been 20 years since Britpop extraordinaires Blur unveiled their Mercury Prize nominated sixth album 13; a record which was...

Sadie Jemmett Made 'Massive Impact' With Don't Silence Me

Sadie Jemmett made 'massive impact' with Don't Silence Me

Sadie Jemmett ''didn't imagine'' her song 'Don't Silence Me' would have such a ''massive impact'' on so many people.The singer/songwriter...

Tina Musical Releases The Hunter From Soundtrack Album

Tina musical releases The Hunter from soundtrack album

'Tina' has released 'The Hunter' as the second single from the musical's upcoming original London cast recording.The new rendition of...

Shaun Ryder 'Stayed Away' From Love Songs

Shaun Ryder 'stayed away' from love songs

Shaun Ryder ''stayed away'' from writing love songs because they would be ''hard'' to perform live.The Happy Mondays and Black...

Tom Grennan Says Ed Sheeran Has Changed Perception Of Male Pop Stars

Tom Grennan says Ed Sheeran has changed perception of male pop stars

Tom Grennan says Ed Sheeran has changed the way record labels look at male pop stars.The 'Found What I've Been...

'Poperatic' Elvin Talks About The Importance Of Autarky, Her Love Of Bjork And Faking Latin [Exclusive]

'Poperatic' Elvin talks about the importance of autarky, her love of Bjork and faking Latin [Exclusive]

Laura Elvin is an up-and-coming London-born singer-songwriter who is going against the grain with her new EP The Garden. It's...

Emeli Sande Releases Emotional Comeback Single Sparrow

Emeli Sande releases emotional comeback single Sparrow

Emeli Sande has released her hotly-anticipated comeback single 'Sparrow'.Writing the rousing ballad was a ''spiritual'' experience for the 'Read All...

Post Malone's Monster Nando's Order For O2 Shows

Post Malone's monster Nando's order for O2 shows

Post Malone ordered 500 ''hot'' chicken wings from Nando's for his London shows.The heavily-tattooed rapper certainly knows a thing or...

Jenny Lewis Brands Ryan Adams Abuse Allegations 'Upsetting And Disturbing'

Jenny Lewis brands Ryan Adams abuse allegations 'upsetting and disturbing'

Jenny Lewis has branded the accusations of abuse made against Ryan Adams as ''upsetting and ''disturbing''.The 'Wonderwall' singer was accused...

The Killers And The Cure Will Headline Glastonbury 2019

The Killers and The Cure will headline Glastonbury 2019

The Killers and The Cure will headline Glastonbury festival.Brandon Flowers and co and the 'Friday I'm In Love' hitmakers join...

Katy Perry 'Open' To Taylor Swift Collaboration

Katy Perry 'open' to Taylor Swift collaboration

Katy Perry is ''open'' to collaborating with former rival Taylor Swift.The 'Teenage Dream' singer and the 29-year-old pop star had...

Ariana Grande Honoured By Iheartradio Music Award Wins

Ariana Grande honoured by iHeartRadio Music Award wins

Ariana Grande was ''so honoured'' to be named Artist of the Year at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Thursday (14.03.19)...

Rolling Stones To Release Greatest Hits Album

Rolling Stones to release greatest hits album

The Rolling Stones are set to release a new greatest hits compilation album called 'Honk'.The 'Satisfaction' hitmakers will drop their...

James Arthur To Support Take That At Teenage Cancer Trust Gig

James Arthur to support Take That at Teenage Cancer Trust gig

Take That will be supported by James Arthur at their Teenage Cancer Trust show.The 'Shine' hitmakers - Gary Barlow, Mark...

Metallica's Next Album Coming 'Sooner' Than Fans Think

Metallica's next album coming 'sooner' than fans think

Metallica's new album will arrive ''sooner'' than fans expect. The Grammy-winning heavy metal band's bassist Robert Trujillo - who is...

Circa Waves Announce Brexit Lock-in At Their Own Pop-up Tavern

Circa Waves announce Brexit lock-in at their own pop-up tavern

Circa Waves have announced a lock-in to escape the madness of Brexit.The Liverpool rockers will take over their very own...

Unheard Michael Hutchence Recordings Set For Mystify Doc

Unheard Michael Hutchence recordings set for Mystify doc

Unheard recordings by the late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence will feature on the soundtrack for the forthcoming documentary 'Mystify'.The movie,...

Jack Savoretti Wants To Pen Western Musical Soundtrack

Jack Savoretti wants to pen Western musical soundtrack

Jack Savoretti hopes to pen a Spaghetti Western movie soundtrack.The 'Catapult' singer has been inspired by the works of the...

Macklemore To Be Honoured At Musicares Concert For Recovery

Macklemore to be honoured at MusiCares Concert For Recovery

Macklemore will be honoured with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the MusiCares Concert For Recovery.The 'Thrift Shop' hitmaker -...

Una Healy Pours Heartbreak Into Song

Una Healy pours heartbreak into song

Una Healy has channeled her heartbreak over the end of her marriage into a new song.The former Saturdays star split...

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