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The 15th Anniversary Line-up For Primavera Sound Is Finally Here!

By Holly Williams | 22nd January 2015

Fans and hopeful attendees of Barcelona's Primavera Sound were delighted to discover that the preview app they downloaded was a video game displaying the full line-up for the festival's fifteenth anniversary.Already announced were Friday and...

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Bombay Bicycle Club Think Band Name Is 'Silly'

28th November 2014

Jack Steadman wishes Bombay Bicycle Club had a different name.The four-piece band formed under the name The Canals when Jack was just 15, but soon adopted their current name which the frontman now thinks is...

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Kwabs Wows London Crowd

17th October 2014

Kwabs performed a stellar set to a sell-out crowd at KOKO in London on Thursday (16.10.14).The rising star played for almost and hour at the iconic Camden venue in a one-off show during which he...

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Idris Elba Recruits Mumford & Sons For Mandela Album, Eyes Christmas Charts

24th September 2014

Actor-turned-musician Idris Elba has recruited Mumford & Sons and James Blake to work on an album dedicated to the memory of late civil rights icon Nelson Mandela.The Wire star began working on the project shortly...

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Atp Defend Themselves Over The Jabberwocky Fiasco

By Lenny Barksdale | 15th August 2014

We reported yesterday that two companies tied up in Jabberwocky-gate are taking legal action against ATP - Dash Tickets and The Zeitgeist Agency. But today, ATP have released their own retaliatory statement defending their position...

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Jabberwocky Update: Two Companies Kick Off Legal Proceedings Against Atp

By Lenny Barksdale | 14th August 2014

The debacle that is the Jabberwocky has taken a fresh new turn. In addition to the ballyhoo created by cancelling the festival at short notice (it was due to take place this weekend) two companies...

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James Blake Working With Kanye West

16th June 2014

James Blake has enlisted the help of Kanye West and Bon Iver for his third album. The 'Retrograde' singer, who is working on the follow-up to his successful second record 'Overgrown', which was released last...

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What Can We Expect From The New Xx Album?

By George Percival | 10th June 2014

The XX are a band who have achieved the rare accolade of matching their critical success with a commercial viability after the minimalist electronic strains of 2010’s self-titled record altered the face of popular music...

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Ivor Novellos Victory For London Grammar As Mercurys Snub Forgotten

By Lauren James | 23rd May 2014

London Grammar lead the honours at last night's 59th annual Ivor Novello awards in London. The trip-hop trio, Dominic Major, Hannah Reid and Daniel Rothman, won Best Song Musically and Lyrically for their track 'Strong.'...

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Tragedy At Tennis Star James Blake's Florida House Ruled A Murder-suicide

9th May 2014

Florida police officials have ruled the fire that destroyed retired tennis ace James Blake's mansion, killing four people, was part of a murder-suicide.According to Tmz.com, Darrin Campbell, who was renting the home at the time...

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Three Die In Blaze At Tennis Star James Blake's Florida Home

7th May 2014

A Florida mansion owned by retired tennis ace James Blake became a fiery death scene on Wednesday morning (07May14) after three bodies were found in a blaze at the property.Reports suggest fireworks were found strapped...

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Emeli Sandé And Arctic Monkeys Up For Ivor Novello Awards

24th April 2014

Emeli Sandé and the Arctic Monkeys have each been nominated for a prestigious prize at this year's Ivor Novello Awards.Emeli is up for the PRS for Music Most Performed Work award for her song 'Clown'...

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Keep Calm And Party On! London's Ten Most Exciting Festivals For 2014

By Holly Williams | 3rd April 2014

If you want a unique festival experience this year, London could be the place for you. Featuring a diverse range of events from the independent ethics of Jabberwocky to the mainstream attitude of Wireless, 2014...

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Kanye West Keen To Collaborate With James Blake

23rd February 2014

Rapper Kanye West has reached out to British singer/songwriter James Blake to discuss plans for a collaboration.The in-demand electronic music star reveals he has been in touch with West in recent weeks, but he is...

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Kanye, Elton, Jack And Lionel: Say Hello To Bonnaroo Festival's Line-up 2014

By Lauren James | 20th February 2014

The line-up for this year's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been announced and looks to be more impressive than ever with Elton John, Kanye West, Lionel Richie, Jack White and Vampire Weekend all gracing...

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Laura Mvula Not A Good Pop Star

17th February 2014

Laura Mvula doesn't think she's a good pop star. The 27-year-old singer-songwriter narrowly missed out on winning a Mercury prize last year after James Blake claimed the honour and she's now in the running to...

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Kendrick Lamar Wants To Meet Lorde

18th January 2014

Kendrick Lamar is looking forward to meeting Lorde at the Grammy Awards. The 'Swimming Pools' rapper was very impressed by the teenage singer - who came from nowhere in 2013 to score a huge international...

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James Blake And Chance The Rapper To Live And Work Together

10th January 2014

British singer/songwriter James Blake and Chance The Rapper are planning to move in together in Los Angeles so they can work on new music.The pair previously teamed up to record a remix of Blake's song...

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Brit Awards 2014 Nominations: Disclosure, Bastille, Rudimental Emerge On Top

By Lauren James | 9th January 2014

The nominees have been announced for this year's Brit Awards, which will be presented live in a ceremony on ITV on the 19th February. The annual awards celebrate the year's biggest British music stars, in...

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Hayley Fox's Top Albums Of 2013

By Staff Writer | 23rd December 2013

Darkside 'Psychic' - After an EP in 2011, Darkside released their debut album this year. The duo - the project of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington - gave as good as they got on 'Psychic',...

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Contactmusic.com's Top Albums Of 2013

By Joe Wilde | 23rd December 2013

Vampire Weekend 'Modern Vampire in the City' - 'Modern Vampires in the City' makes it three for three for the New Yorkers and their latest release could very well be their best yet. It shows...

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Grammy Awards 2014 Nominations: Who Are The Notable Absentees On The Nominee's List

By Joe Wilde | 9th December 2013

The 2014 Grammy Awards will take place in January 2014, with the full list of nominees being revealed over the weekend. Jay-Z was the most capped nominee, with nine nods in total, whilst Macklemore &...

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Rudimental Praise James Blake On Mercury Win

2nd November 2013

Rudimental's album of the year is James Blake's 'Overgrown'.The 'Waiting All Night' hitmakers were beaten to this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize by the singer's album 'Overgrown' on Wednesday night (30.10.13), however, they have no bad...

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James Blake Wins Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2013

1st November 2013

James Blake has won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2013.The 25-year-old star was delighted to receive recognition for his second album 'Overgrown' - which was released in April this year and reached number eight in the...

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James Blake: 'Mercury Win Is Surreal'

31st October 2013

Singer/songwriter James Blake has been left stunned by his Mercury Prize triumph, admitting, "It's very surreal."The British star scooped the prestigious honour for his album Overgrown at a ceremony in London on Wednesday night (31Oct13),...

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James Blake Wins Mercury Music Award: So, Who The Heck Is He?

By Joe Wilde | 31st October 2013

James Blake took home the celebrated Mercury Music Prize last night (30 October) for his second album, Overgrown. Released to wide-spread critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, Blake got his start as a...

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James Blake Wins Mercury Prize For 2nd Studio Album 'Overgrown'

By Nick Hill | 31st October 2013

James Blake earns the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for his second studio album 'Overgrown'.The annual trophy is awarded to an artist from the UK with the best album from the past year.James Blake received the...

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James Blake Wins Mercury Prize

30th October 2013

Singer/songwriter James Blake has won Britain's 2013 Mercury Prize for his album Overgrown.The electronic music star was named as the recipient of the prestigious $30,000 (£20,000) award for the most groundbreaking record of the last...

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David Bowie To Release 5 New Songs

30th September 2013

David Bowie is to release five new songs.The 66-year-old musician's new three-disc album 'The Next Day Extra' - the collectors issue of his acclaimed LP 'The Next Day', which was released in March - will...

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James Blake Postpones U.s. Tour Dates

19th September 2013

Music producer James Blake has postponed five U.S. tour dates in October (13) to attend the Mercury Prize ceremony in London.The British star, who has been shortlisted for the prestigious honour for his album Overgrown,...

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