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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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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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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, 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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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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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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Mercury Prize Shortlist Announced, But Does It Even Matter Anymore?

By Joe Wilde | 14th September 2013

The Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize this week announce the shortlist for it's 12 favourite albums of the last 12 months, albums that it claims are "urgent" and are "reflective" of the evolving sound of contemporary...

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Mercury Music Prize List Has "More Good Albums...Than For A Very Long Time"

By Lauren James | 12th September 2013

This year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize could be one of the greatest lists of nominees in the awards history. 2013's nominees shortlist includes talent old and new, rock, pop, and dance with one thing to unite...

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David Bowie Leads The Pack In Mercury Prize Nominations

By Joe Wilde | 12th September 2013

David Bowie came back from his retirement/hiatus completely unannounced this January, when he released the video for the single 'Where Are We Now,' and managed to catch everyone off guard with his birthday announcement of...

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Latitude Festival Closes It's Gates After Another Successful Year In Southwold [Pictures]

By Joe Wilde | 22nd July 2013

Henham Park in Southwold, Suffolk once again held the coming together of music, comedy, arts and more in it's scenic woodland surroundings to a rapturous reception from the many revellers who travelled to see the...

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Is James Blake Looking To Strengthen His Hip Hop Connections With A Kendrick Lamar Collaboration?

By Joe Wilde | 5th April 2013

On his upcoming second album, Overgrown, UK electronic saviour James Blake includes a collaborative effort with Wu Tang Clan pack leader RZA in what is a stand out track on an album filled with stand...

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A Week In Music - James Blake Still Seeking His Niche, Yeah Yeah Yeahs Triumph With Lily Cole Video, Eels Stage A Love-in In Bournemouth

By Hayley Avron | 2nd April 2013

Albums of Note... It’s been a long two years since James Blake released his debut eponymous album and now, the pioneering producer returns with Overgrown, album number two. Peppered with quality collaborations, with hip-hop legend...

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Taylor Swift's New Single: Can She Ever Really Be Mixed With Dubstep?

By Michael West | 9th October 2012

Jelly and chicken nuggets, Marmite and skittles, gravy and cherry pie. Like food items, there are a few words that should never be put together. Of course, occasionally there are mixtures, like chips and milkshake,...

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