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Biffy Clyro - Leeds First Direct Arena, 4th December 2016 - Live Review

Biffy Clyro are basically a UK national treasure at this point and a worthy one too. They spent their first several years as post-hardcore/math-rock weirdos across albums like 'Vertigo Bliss' and 'Infinity Land', whereas records like 2007's 'Puzzle' and 2009's...


Kate Tempest - Bristol O2 Academy, 8.12.16 Live Review

Kate Tempest is a modern magus and the cityscape she invokes is compelling. She pulls no punches in her acclaimed 2016 work, Let Them Eat Chaos, showing that dystopia has moved out of fiction, into the harsh reality of contemporary living.

By Jon Kean on 09 December 2016

Kate Tempest

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic Album Review

Having reportedly sold over 100 million records, Bruno Mars must be considered amongst the elite of global pop superstars.  The release of this, his third album, will be supported by a huge UK tour starting in April 2017, which includes...

By Alex Lai on 08 December 2016

Bruno Mars

Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire - Swithering Album Review

Despite innovations like the Internet and the M6, something seems to have prevented Roddy Hart and the Lonesome Fire permeating south of Hadrian's Wall. Hart is well established in Scottish music, from radio broadcasting to curating at the Celtic Connections...

By Jon Kean on 08 December 2016

Elvis Presley - The Wonder of You Video

Kate Moss stars in the video for Elvis Presley's single 'The Wonder Of You'. This version of Elvis' 1970 hit has been re-worked with restored vocals and an accompaniment arranged and performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The song was...

Posted 09 December 2016

Elvis Presley Kate Moss

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Sick Love Video

Queen of alt cool Beth Jeans Houghton has directed a video for Red Hot Chili Peppers. Having previously shot many of her own videos, the musician and visual artist has now animated and directed the video for Red Hot Chili...

Posted 06 December 2016

Red Hot Chili Peppers

D.D. Dumbo - Utopia Defeated Album Review

It's been three years since Oliver Perry; AKA D.D. Dumbo released his self-recorded debut EP, Tropical Oceans. An EP which was a wonderful four-song-set of lo-fi blues and deconstructed pop. It was an exciting listen at the time and the...

By Eoin Hanlon on 08 December 2016

White Lies - Hold Back Your Love Video

White Lies return with the release of their new album 'Friends', the first track from the album 'Hold Back Your Love', lead songwriter and frontman Harry McVeigh says he has a deep connection to the track and whilst writing it...

Posted 06 December 2016

White Lies

The Last Shadow Puppets - This Is Your Life Video

For their new single, The Last Shadow Puppets have covered Glaxo Babies' 1979 single This Is Your Life. The track is featured on The Shadow Puppets new EP 'The Dream Synopsis' which the duo recorded in one day at New...

Posted 06 December 2016

The Last Shadow Puppets

Man and the Echo - Man and the Echo Album Review

With their self-titled debut album, Warrington's Man and the Echo have condensed modern Britain into forty minutes of stunning pathos. Lead singer and lyricist, Gaz Roberts, is clearly a wry observer, in the mould of Morrissey, Guy Garvey or Jarvis...

By Jon Kean on 05 December 2016

Biffy Clyro - Leeds First Direct Arena, 4th December 2016 - Live Review

Biffy Clyro are basically a UK national treasure at this point and a worthy one too. They spent their first several years as post-hardcore/math-rock weirdos across albums like 'Vertigo Bliss' and 'Infinity Land', whereas records like 2007's 'Puzzle' and 2009's...

By Max Cussons on 05 December 2016

Biffy Clyro

DJ Snake - Let Me Love You ft. Justin Bieber Video

James Lees has directed a video for DJ Snake's platinum selling single 'Let Me Love You' featuring Justin Bieber. The tack is featured on DJ Snake's debut album 'Encore' which was released in August and also features collaborations with Skrillex,...

Posted 02 December 2016

DJ Snake Justin Bieber

Laura Mvula - Ready or Not Video

Laura Mvula gives a new lease of life to The Delfonics classic song Ready or Not Here I Come (Can't Hide from Love) originally released in 1968. You might have heard the track recently as it's been used on a...

Posted 02 December 2016

Laura Mvula

Grandaddy - A Lost Machine Video

Grandaddy make a welcome return with the release of the new single 'A Lost Machine', the first track to be taken from their new album 'Last Place' set for release in March 2017 through 30th Century Records. It's been a...

Posted 02 December 2016

Grandaddy

Pixies - Brixton Academy, 28th November 2016 Live Review

It's easy to forget that Pixies ever were a band that left the circuit. However, their 2004 reunion tour proved to the world that a band could come back and return to mass fan appeal. During their reunion tour of...

By Eoin Hanlon on 02 December 2016

The Pixies

Savages - Brixton Academy 25.11.2016 Live Review

Savages are one of the most exciting contemporary post-punk bands knocking around at the moment. After a relentless tour supporting their most recent album Adore Life released earlier this year, they arrive at Brixton Academy to the biggest UK show...

By Eoin Hanlon on 30 November 2016

Savages Brixton Academy

Lady Gaga - Joanne Album Review

Lady Gaga has always managed to stay within the public consciousness due to her outlandish aesthetic, fantastical live performances and unusual and queer comments. However, most importantly her previous albums (particularly The Fame Monster and Born This Way) injected a...

By Eoin Hanlon on 30 November 2016

Lady GaGa

Nickelback And Other Music Used To Punish People

Police at the Canadian town of Kensington are using Nickelback to crack down on drink drivers over the holiday season, and are threatening to punish anyone caught driving under the influence with a fine, a criminal charge and a driving...

By Daily Vulture on 30 November 2016

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic [American Music Awards Performance] Video

Bruno Mars and his backing dancers/singer took his imitable dance moves to the stage at the 2016 American Music Awards where they performed the top 5 single '24K Magic' which is featured on Mars' third studio album of the same...

Posted 28 November 2016

Bruno Mars American Music Awards

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats - Out On The Weekend (Version 2) Video

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats have just finished a sold-out UK tour and the band now release the single 'Out On The Weekend' from their fantastic new EP 'A Little Something More From' which is out now through the...

Posted 28 November 2016

Nathaniel Rateliff

The Weeknd - M A N I A Video

As well as making an appearance at the 2016 American Music Awards, The Weeknd continues to promote his new album 'Starboy' with the release of M A N I A, a short movie (just under 12 minutes in length) which...

Posted 28 November 2016

The Weeknd

The Lemon Twigs - Do Hollywood Album Review

In the '70s, 'Brian and Michael' signified beards, flat caps and 'Matchstalk Men and Matchstalk Cats and Dogs.' In 2016, Brian and Michael means precocious teenage New Yorkers, the D'Addario brothers. This, their debut album on 4AD, is a clear...

By Jon Kean on 28 November 2016

The Lemon Twigs

The Courteeners - First Direct Arena, Leeds, 25th November 2016 Live Review

Having released their fifth album a month ago, The Courteeners are on the final date of their UK tour, before they head to Ireland and then mainland Europe.  Whilst not quite full to capacity, it is clear from the sizeable...

By Alex Lai on 28 November 2016

The Courteeners

Sinsaenum - Interview

Announced in 2016, Sinsaenum is a long-brewing musical experiment which ventures into extreme metal's darkest territories. Armed with music composed since the late 1990s, Dragonforce bassist (and Sinsaenum guitarist) Frédéric Leclercq assembled the "supergroup".

Posted 28 November 2016

Pentatonix - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Video

Pentatonix help us get in the festive spirit with the release of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. The classic Christmas Carol is a holiday favourite and is featured on their fourth studio album 'A Pentatonix Christmas' which is currently at...

Posted 23 November 2016

Pentatonix

Lion Babe - Got Body Video

Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman are Lion Babe and they release their new single 'Got Body' through Interscope Records, the track is featured on their debut album 'Begin' released at the start of the year.

Posted 23 November 2016

Lion Babe

Meilyr Jones - Return To Life Video

Return To Life is the new single from Meilyr Jones' solo debut album '2013', released in March through Moshi Moshi. Speaking about how he came about writing the song Meilyr explains, "about someone who is leading a boring life going...

Posted 23 November 2016

OK Go - The One Moment Video

OK Go add another fantastic video to their repertoire with the release of The One Moment. The video was directed by the band's own Damian Kulash and shot in 4.2 seconds but when it's slowed down, it reveals a series...

Posted 23 November 2016

Ok Go

Cass McCombs - Run Sister Run Video

Cass McCombs has shot a video for his single 'Run Sister Run' taken from his eighth full-length album Mangy Love.

Posted 23 November 2016

Cass McCombs

Pentatonix - Hallelujah Video

Pentatonix are the latest musical group to perform Leonard Cohen's much loved song Hallelujah. Many other musician (including Jeff Buckley, Rufus Wainwright, Alexandra Burke and Justin Timberlake) have released versions of the song and now Pentatonix have arranged a version...

Posted 23 November 2016

Pentatonix

The Veronicas - On Your Side Video

Twin sisters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso (AKA The Veronicas) have shot a video for their single One Your Side. To shoot the music video, the duo turned to Jess's partner Ruby Rose who wrote the treatment and directed the video....

Posted 23 November 2016

The Veronicas Ruby Rose

The XX - Hold On [Live] Video

The XX were asked to perform on SNL and the band performed their new single 'Hold On', this is the first taster of what to expect from the trio's third studio album I See You which the band will release...

Posted 22 November 2016

The XX

Kate Bush - And Dream of Sheep [Live] Video

Kate Bush paid a visit to Pinewood studios to film the video for her single 'And Dream Of Sheep' the artist floated in a dark water tank whilst wearing an orange life vest to create the footage.Kate's new album Before...

Posted 22 November 2016

Kate Bush

Panic! At The Disco - Starboy [Live] Video

Brendon Urie and the rest of the guys from Panic! At The Disco have recorded a live version of The Weeknd's single 'Starboy'. The track was recorded as part of their Live Lounge session for BBC Radio 1; the band...

Posted 22 November 2016

Panic At The Disco

Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis, The Haunt, Brighton 18th November 2016 Live Review

From Brooklyn to Brighton, via sleet and snow, Joan As Police Woman and Benjamin Lazar Davis came to the Haunt in Brighton to showcase their latest collaborative album, 'Let It Be You', Thankfully the weather in Brighton was a lot...

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 November 2016

Joan as Police Woman Benjamin Lazar Davis

Illum Sphere - Glass Album Review

Despite his début album making Contact's top picks of 2014, Sphere-head Ryan Hunn remains something less than a household name.

By Andy Peterson on 18 November 2016

Illum Sphere

Jay Daniel - Broken Knowz Album Review

It takes some front to refer to the Detroit house scene dismissively as "Kinda wack", especially when well, you're an on-the-rise house DJ from.. Detroit. Such is the reputation that Jay Daniel has built up over the last five years...

By Andy Peterson on 18 November 2016

Romare - Love Songs: Part Two Album Review

We have two things to thank Archie Fairhurst (AKA Romare) for: the first was making us aware of his artistic inspiration and namesake, the inspirational African-American artist Romare Bearden and the second was for his magical, genre-hopping début Projections.

By Andy Peterson on 18 November 2016

Josienne Clarke and Ben Walker - Overnight Album Review

Seasoned fans of this BBC-Folk-Award-winning duo will be accustomed to the melancholia in which Josienne Clarke's songwriting and Ben Walker's musical arrangement is steeped. Their songs dwell upon what Josienne herself labels, "The general agony of existing." Having scaled up...

By Jon Kean on 18 November 2016

Manuel Medrano And Carlos Vives & Shakira Are Double Winners At 2016 Latin Grammy Awards

The 17th annual Latin Grammy Awards took place in Las Vegas last night (November 17th 2016) and saw a number of Latino artists walk the red carpet and go on to win multiple prizes at the ceremony. Plus, guests included...

By Daily Vulture on 18 November 2016

Britney Spears - Slumber Party Ft. Tinashe Video

Britney Spears and Tinashe get up-close and personal on the Colin Tilley directed video for their new single 'Slumber Party'. This is the second single from Britney's latest studio album 'Glory' which follows on from her 2013 album Britney Jean.

Posted 18 November 2016

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Louis Tomlinson Will Perform New Track On X Factor In Tribute To His Late Mum

Louis Tomlinson Will Perform New Track On X Factor In Tribute To His Late Mum

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Madonna Champions Freedom For Women In Blistering Awards Speech

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Former Suicidal Tendencies Bassist Suing Over Royalties

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Madonna Gives Powerful Speech On Sexism After Being Named Billboard's 'Woman Of The Year'

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John Legend: 'I Won't Match All Of Me Success'

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Rolling Stones Score Their First UK Number One Album In Over 20 Years

Rolling Stones Score Their First UK Number One Album In Over 20 Years

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Tom Odell's Disaster Date Excuse

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Tom Odell claimed his house had burned down to get out of a bad date.The 26-year-old singer admits he hasn't...

Nick Jonas Teased For Being A Shania Twain Fan

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Nick Jonas used to get teased at school for singing Shania Twain songs.The 24-year-old singer is a huge fan of...

Mcfly Growing As A Band

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Harry Judd thinks McFly's break will make them a better band.The 'All About You' group - which also features Tom...

Zendaya: 'Slaughterhouse Animal Conditions Made Me Give Up Meat'

Zendaya: 'Slaughterhouse Animal Conditions Made Me Give Up Meat'

In a new post on her app, the 20-year-old explains she was just 11 when she and her...

Neil Young Drops His 37th Album 'Peace Trail' Recorded In Just Four Days

Neil Young Drops His 37th Album 'Peace Trail' Recorded In Just Four Days

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Adele Fight Back Against Ticket Touts

Adele fight back against ticket touts

Adele is taking a stand against ticket touts. The 28-year-old singer has joined forces with Twickets, a fan-to-fan ticket resale...

Taylor Swift Gifts $100,000 To Dolly Parton's Wildfires Recovery Fund

Taylor Swift Gifts $100,000 To Dolly Parton's Wildfires Recovery Fund

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Olly Murs: 'Hopefully I'll Meet Someone And Have Children'

Olly Murs: 'Hopefully I'll Meet Someone And Have Children'

The 32-year-old singer split from girlfriend Francesca Thomas at the end of 2015, after a three-year relationship. And while he...

Shakira Celebrates Chantaje's 100 Million Vevo Views

Shakira Celebrates Chantaje's 100 Million Vevo Views

The track, which features Maluma, is now Vevo Certified after reaching the viewing milestone, and according to Billboard,...

Doug E. Fresh Sues Over Empire Song Use

Doug E. Fresh Sues Over Empire Song Use

The hip-hop veteran has teamed up with Wonderboy Entertainment boss Rasheed Rahan Wonder and songwriter Unique Mecca Hall...

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Chris Stapleton And Locash Added To Dolly Parton's Wildfires Telethon

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Frank Turner Documentary 'Get Better' In Cinemas For One Night Only Ahead Of 2000th Gig

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Robbie Williams: 'I'm Burnt Out'

Robbie Williams: 'I'm Burnt Out'

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Liam Payne Pens Lengthy Tribute To Louis Tomlinson After Mum's Death

Liam Payne Pens Lengthy Tribute To Louis Tomlinson After Mum's Death

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Nicole Scherzinger Slams Simon Cowell For 'Playing Dirty' On The X Factor

Nicole Scherzinger Slams Simon Cowell For 'Playing Dirty' On The X Factor

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Rita Ora In Awe Of Ashley Graham's Plus-size Battles

Rita Ora In Awe Of Ashley Graham's Plus-size Battles

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Jack White's First Ever Live Video Of 'The Rose With The Broken Neck'

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