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Betty Who - Between You & Me Audio

She's set to drop her third album 'Betty' and 'Between You & Me' is an excellent preview of what's to come from Betty Who.

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

Wheels & Fins 2018 - Live Review

On a clifftop above a beautiful sandy beach, Wheels And Fins Festival sprang into life over the weekend

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 September 2018

The Libertines

Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt Album Review

Spiritualized's eighth album comes twenty-six years after their first, and yet sounds as fresh and vibrant as if it were a debut.

By Andrew Lockwood on 07 September 2018


Idles - Joy As An Act Of Resistance Album Review

You wait around for a feral, untethered, vital, challenging and dynamic record to shock your senses and then two come along in the space of eighteen months, and both are by the same band. Idles released their debut album 'Brutalism'...

By Andrew Lockwood on 29 August 2018


Roni Size - Dreamland, Margate 25.08.2018 Live Review

Roni Size brought his party to the Scenic Stage of Margate's Dreamland over the weekend.

By Andrew Lockwood on 28 August 2018

Roni Size

Disclosure - Moonlight (Extended Mix) Audio

After a three-year hiatus, Disclosure returned this Spring with news of a new album project in the works and 'Moonlight' is their new single.

Posted 22 August 2018


Wye Oak - The Booking Hall, Dover, Kent 14.08.2018 Live Review

From one important seaport to another, Wye Oak came across the pond from Baltimore to Dover as they played at The Booking Hall.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 August 2018

Wye Oak

Ash - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge 13.08.2018 Live Review

Tonight, Ash top off a perfect storm between band, audience and venue, resulting in a show which will live long in the memories of those in attendance.

By Alex Lai on 17 August 2018


Neverworld 2018 Live Review

Neverworld brought out the bright and the beautiful over a sun-drenched three days on John Darling's Farm in Kent.

By Andrew Lockwood on 08 August 2018

Bastille Clean Bandit

Gabe Gurnsey - Physical Album Review

Gabe's latest album is a solo release and as such features a wholly Gurnsey lead direction.

By Andrew Lockwood on 01 August 2018

Orbital - Dreamland, Margate, Kent 28.07.2018 Live Review

Orbital brought their spectacular show to the East Kent coast at the weekend to the delight of a variety of ravers.

By Andrew Lockwood on 31 July 2018


Childish Gambino - Summertime Magic Audio

As part of a double-song summer EP, Childish Gambino launches an audio stream for 'Summertime Magic'.

Posted 17 July 2018

Childish Gambino

Justin Timberlake - SoulMate Audio

Justin Timberlake has just unveiled the song of the summer in the shape of 'SoulMate'.

Posted 06 July 2018

Justin Timberlake

Soulwax - Essential Album Review

Last year Soulwax were invited to deliver their Essential Mix and for it they provided entirely new music produced by themselves, the first act ever to do so.

By Andrew Lockwood on 22 June 2018


Field Division - Dark Matter Dreams Album Review

Field Division have journeyed far and wide to facilitate the release of their debut album, 'Dark Matter Dreams.

By Andrew Lockwood on 22 June 2018

Starcrawler - The Haunt, Brighton 19.06.18 Live Review

Seeing and hearing Starcrawler live is an experience that will leave you speechless and will enliven your senses.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 June 2018

The Libertines - Meltdown Festival 2018 Live Review

Meltdown Festival is twenty-five this year and to celebrate its silver anniversary it is down to the one and only Robert Smith, of The Cure, to curate this year's event.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 June 2018

The Libertines

Paloma Faith - Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent 15.06.18 Live Review

The Forest Live series of ongoing open air concerts played host to the effervescent and vivacious Paloma Faith on Friday night.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 June 2018

Paloma Faith

Download Festival 2018 Live Review

Download Festival finally got the stunning weather it deserved, as over 100,000 fans descended with the likes of Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold.

By Adam Holden on 13 June 2018

Download Festival Guns N Roses

Angelique Kidjo - Remain In Light Album Review

Nearly forty years on, Angelique Kidjo re-works Talking Heads' 'Remain In Light' and sympathetically reflects it back on the sounds that gave rise to its inception.

By Andrew Lockwood on 06 June 2018

Angelique Kidjo

Ezra Furman - Brighton Dome 26.05.2018 Live Review

At the end of its near month-long festival, Brighton was lucky enough to play host to two extremely good acts: welcoming both Ezra Furman and Du Blonde.

By Andrew Lockwood on 29 May 2018

Ari Roar - Calm Down Album Review

Not yet a week since his Great Escape Festival performance in Brighton, Ari Roar is back on the Bella Union radar as he releases his debut album 'Calm Down'. Ari, real name Caleb Campbell, is, if you're not familiar, a...

By Andrew Lockwood on 24 May 2018

Ash - Islands Album Review

After twenty-six years and six previous albums, Ash return with a new, fresh, twelve-track album that fizzes with a vibrancy more readily associated with youthful exuberance.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 May 2018


Artificial Pleasure - The Bitter End Album Review

When it comes to Artificial Pleasure you could be forgiven for thinking it sounds somewhat familiar but there is little else that's remotely like it around now.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 May 2018

Poppy Ackroyd - Komedia, Brighton 01.05.2018 Live Review

If you live in Brighton I guess there's no finer place to start your current tour than Komedia. For her first solo gig in her adopted town, Poppy Ackroyd chose the venue to kick off her British and European jaunt....

By Andrew Lockwood on 08 May 2018

Manic Street Preachers - First Direct Arena, Leeds 02.05.2018 Live Review

On the road to promote their much-acclaimed 13th album, which was a place shy of topping the UK charts, Manic Street Preachers showed they are far from becoming a heritage act.

By Alex Lai on 03 May 2018

Manic Street Preachers

Joan As Police Woman - The Old Market, Brighton 23.04.2018 Live Review

Joan Wasser brought her very particular brand of soulful music to a quiet corner of Brighton as she neared the end of the current tour.

By Andrew Lockwood on 24 April 2018

Joan as Police Woman

Idles - Ramsgate Music Hall 12.04.2018 Live Review

Touted as an alternative to much that is wrong with the world, the antithesis of reality TV generated celebrity and the turgid, monotonous, boring and fake, Idles want to 'work hard' and give you an honest, no holds barred, heart...

By Andrew Lockwood on 17 April 2018


Manic Street Preachers - Resistance Is Futile Album Review

Just when you think they've about drifted away into the mist never to return, Manic Street Preachers kick back with another epic album. Unlucky for some, Manic Street Preachers release their thirteenth studio album today - rather appropriately, Friday the...

By Mark Moore on 13 April 2018

Manic Street Preachers

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Taylor Swift Signs With Universal Music Group

Taylor Swift signs with Universal Music Group

Taylor Swift has signed a new global recording agreement with Universal Music Group.The 28-year-old pop superstar has put pen to...

Ed Sheeran Sings Bieber Song At Music 4 Mental Health Show

Ed Sheeran sings Bieber song at Music 4 Mental Health show

Ed Sheeran treated fans to a rare rendition of Justin Bieber's 'Love Yourself' as he performed at the Music 4...

Ellie Goulding Almost Quit The Music Business

Ellie Goulding almost quit the music business

Ellie Goulding considered quitting the music business before finding love.The 'Burn' hitmaker decided to take a break from performing and...

Emma Bunton Working With Her Man Jade Jones On New Solo Lp

Emma Bunton working with her man Jade Jones on new solo LP

Emma Bunton has been working on her upcoming solo album with her fiancé Jade JonesAs well as performing a host...

The Streets Set To Release New Album

The Streets set to release new album

Mike Skinner has revealed The Streets are set to release an album.The 39-year-old frontman has been in the studio collaborating...

Tom Walker Wants To Work With Paolo Nutini

Tom Walker wants to work with Paolo Nutini

Tom Walker wants to make a collaborations EP next year - and top of his wish list of artists to...

Tom Grennan Will Disappear 'For Ages' To Work On New Album

Tom Grennan will disappear 'for ages' to work on new album

Tom Grennan says he's going to be ''away for ages'' working on his second record.The 23-year-old British singer/songwriter took to...

Lauren Jauregui Defends Little Mix

Lauren Jauregui defends Little Mix

Lauren Jauregui has defended Little Mix's decision to strip bare for their new single 'Strip'.The girl group - comprised of...

Music News Round-up: Stormzy Headlines Glastonbury, Hozier Returns, The Klf's Death Pyramid

Music News Round-Up: Stormzy Headlines Glastonbury, Hozier Returns, The KLF's Death Pyramid

STORMZY CONFIRMED AS FIRST GLASTO 2019 HEADLINERGrime superstar Stormzy has been named as the first headliner for the 2019 edition...

Mariah Carey Sets Song Deadline

Mariah Carey sets song deadline

Mariah Carey doesn't like to ''rush'' having to perform 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'.The 48-year-old singer knows she'll...

Wolf Alice's Awards Guilt

Wolf Alice's awards guilt

Wolf Alice felt ''guilty'' about winning the Mercury Prize.The 'Beautifully Unconventional' hitmakers - comprised of Ellie Rowsell, Joff Oddie, Joel...

Paul Weller Wants To Work With Robert Plant

Paul Weller wants to work with Robert Plant

Paul Weller wants to duet with Robert Plant.The 'Changingman' hitmaker is thinking ahead to his new album and has been...

The Beatles' 'The White Album' At 50 Years Old

The Beatles' 'The White Album' At 50 Years Old

It seems curiously fitting that, during the chaos and upheaval of 2018, we should be acknowledging the 50th anniversary of...

Cheryl Tweedy Would Reunite With Girls Aloud For 10m

Cheryl Tweedy would reunite with Girls Aloud for 10m

Cheryl Tweedy says Girls Aloud would only reunite for £10 million.The 35-year-old singer insisted that she has no plans to...

Lamont Dozier: Motown Music Creates Love

Lamont Dozier: Motown music creates love

Lamont Dozier believes the enduring power of the music of Motown is that it brings people together.The 77-year-old musician was...

Bono's Charity Single

Bono's charity single

Bono has joined forces with a host of Irish musicians to record a new charity single.The U2 frontman has collaborated...

Kimberley Walsh Is Open To Reuniting With Girls Aloud

Kimberley Walsh is open to reuniting with Girls Aloud

Nadine Coyle still believes Girls Aloud will reunite ''when the time is right''.The 33-year-old singer - who recently admitted she...

Ed Sheeran Says New Album Won't Be Out Until 'Late 2020'

Ed Sheeran says new album won't be out until 'late 2020'

Ed Sheeran won't release his next album until ''late 2020'' as he plans another long break.The 'Castle On The Hill'...

Cheryl Wants Cardi B Collaboration

Cheryl wants Cardi B collaboration

Cheryl wants to collaborate with Cardi B on a new song.The 'Love Made Me Do It' hitmaker is currently working...

Mumford And Sons Went Folk Out Of Necessity

Mumford and Sons went folk out of necessity

Mumford & Sons' signature folk sound was born out of necessity.The 'Little Lion Man' group - made up of Marcus...

Michael Buble Says Son's Cancer Put Life Into Perspective

Michael Buble says son's cancer put life into perspective

Michael Bublé says that dealing with son's cancer battle put his life into perspective.The 43-year-old singer was left devastated when...

Stormzy Will Headline Glastonbury 2019

Stormzy will headline Glastonbury 2019

Stormzy will headline Glastonbury Festival in 2019.The grime superstar has been confirmed as the first act set for the prestigious...

Damon Albarn Wants France Move Over Brexit Vote

Damon Albarn wants France move over Brexit vote

Damon Albarn wants to quit the UK over Brexit.The former Blur musician has been left bitterly disappointed by the way...

Diplo Teases John Mayer Collaboration

Diplo teases John Mayer collaboration

Diplo has teased he has ''new music'' with John Mayer on the way.The 40-year-old studio wizard - who along with...

Little Mix Hit Out At Music Industry Sexism

Little Mix hit out at music industry sexism

Little Mix have hit out at sexism in the music industry - admitting each band member has considered quitting over...

Zayn Malik Reveals He's Stopped Identifying As A Muslim

Zayn Malik Reveals He's Stopped Identifying As A Muslim

Former One Direction star and super solo artist Zayn Malik has revealed he no longer identifies as a Muslim because...

Kimberley Walsh: Girls Aloud Were Friends

Kimberley Walsh: Girls Aloud were friends

Kimberley Walsh has disputed Nadine Coyle's claim that Girls Aloud were never friends.Earlier this month on 'Celebrity Juice' the Irish...

Chris Stapleton Wins Big At Cma Awards

Chris Stapleton wins big at CMA Awards

Chris Stapleton was the big winner of the night at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, picking up three prizes....

Eagles Of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes Can't Return To Batalcan For Anniversary After Accident

Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes can't return to Batalcan for anniversary after accident

Jesse Hughes won't be able to attend the third anniversary of the Bataclan attack after being hit by a car.The...

Robbie Williams Releasing New Single Before Christmas

Robbie Williams releasing new single before Christmas

Robbie Williams will release a new single before Christmas.The 'Candy' hitmaker has teamed up with French DJ Bob Sinclar on...

Kate Brush Replaces Rolf Harris On Lp Remaster

Kate Brush replaces Rolf Harris on LP remaster

Kate Bush has replaced Rolf Harris on the remastered version of her 2005 album 'Aerial'.The singer has taken the disgraced...

Alesha Dixon: Mis-teeq Were Told They'd Fail Because They Are Black

Alesha Dixon: Mis-Teeq were told they'd fail because they are black

Alesha Dixon claims Mis-Teeq were told they'd fail because they are black.The star has opened up about the racism the...

Jonas Blue Wants Cheryl Collaboration

Jonas Blue wants Cheryl collaboration

Jonas Blue wants to work with Cheryl on new material.The superstar DJ may have recently worked with the former Girls...

Katy Perry Releases Surprise Christmas Song

Katy Perry releases surprise Christmas song

Katy Perry has surprised fans with the release of an original Christmas song.The 34-year-old pop megastar dropped 'Cozy Little Christmas'...

Calvin Harris Slams Current Edm Scene

Calvin Harris slams current EDM scene

Calvin Harris has slammed the current EDM scene as being full of ''sad slow songs''.The 34-year-old DJ has insisted that...

Spice Girls Spread Girl Power Across More Dates

Spice Girls Spread Girl Power Across More Dates

Girl Power blasted back into people's consciousness earlier this month when four out of the five 'Spices' announced they were...

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