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Coachella Festival 2013; Who To See?

Today saw the announcement of the Coachella Festival 2013 line-up, to be run on the weekends of April 12, 2013 and April 19, 2013, and as expected it’s another smorgasbord of musical taste, with everyone...

What, No Holograms? Stone Roses, Blur, Phoenix, Red Hot Chili Peppers Headline Coachella 2013

How do you top having a dead man headline your festival? Well, in all honestly, you’re not going to. Coachella’s talent bookers must have been scratching their heads in bewilderment when it came to topping...

Brit Awards 2013 Nominees Announced: Diverse? Or Just Weird?

This year’s BRIT Awards nominations look as though they were concocted by a group of strangers, with wildly different cultural backgrounds, on a drunken night out. Is this a sign that the mainstream music world...

Wait, Did The Rolling Stones Just Confirm A Brit Awards Performance?

The Brit Awards 2013 nominations were announced on Thursday (January 10, 2013), being somewhat overshadowed by the Oscars stuff going on across the pond. We already know James Corden is back on-board as host, and...

The Show Must Go On? David Letterman Props Up Entertainment Industry During Hurricane Sandy

The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg has been making sure that the city's residents were fully prepared for Hurricane Sandy, which hit New York last night. And whilst the majority of New York citizens...

The Xx Axe U.s. Tour As Hurricane Sandy Heads Towards East Coast

British rockers The Xx have scrapped the remaining dates on their current U.S. tour due to the impending threat of Hurricane Sandy hitting America's East Coast.The trio, which won the U.K.'s prestigious Mercury Music Prize...

Bob Dylan Beaten To Billboard No.1 Spot By The Dave Matthews Band

Bob Dylan’s Tempest could only manage No.3 on The Billboard 200 Chart this week, with The Dave Matthews Band claiming the top spot. Their album, Away from the World moved 266,000 copies, making it their...

The Xx Score First Number One Album In U.k.

British rockers The Xx have beaten The Script and Bob Dylan to score their first number one in the U.K. albums chart.The trio's sophomore release, Coexist, rocketed to the top of the countdown, forcing Irish...

The Xx Give Fans Early Stream Of New Album

The Xx are giving fans the opportunity to listen to their new album, Coexist nearly a week before it's full release, reports the Nme.The London band follow up their hugely successful, award winning self-titled LP...

The Xx Want To Write For Beyonce

British rockers The Xx are hoping to line up a collaboration with superstar singer Beyonce as they dream of writing pop songs.The cult band, who are preparing to release their second album, Coexist, the follow-up...

Alt-j Installed As Favourite For Mercury Music Prize 2012

Nominees for this year's Mercury Music Prize have yet to be announced but the odds for the 2012 Album of the Year going to indie rockers Alt-J and their debut album 'An Awesome Wave' have...

The Xx 'Dream' Of Writing For Beyonce

The xx ''dream'' of writing a song for Beyonce. The 'Crystalised' band were honoured to meet their Pop Idol earlier this year, and would love to contribute a track to one of her future albums.Bass...

The Xx Confirm UK Shows, No Longer Feel "Cripplingly Shy"

Former Mercury Music Award winners The Xx have increased momentum for their much anticipated comeback by announcing that they'll be playing three UK shows in September, the news coming just a week or so after...

The Xx's 'Sad' Album

The xx have based their new album on ''sad'' dance music. The 'Islands' group are returning with their second record, 'Coexist', in September and wanted to capture the same energy as on their favourite up...

The Xx's New Album ''Better'' Than Debut

The xx's new album is ''like the old stuff, only better.''The Mercury prize winning group are set to release their second album later this year, and while they have been secretive about its sound, friends...

Optimus Primavera Sound 2012: Suede Among The Final Acts To Be Announced

M83; Suede and The Weeknd are among the final acts to be announced for the inaugural Optimus Primavera Sound Festival at Parque da Cidade in Portugal. They will join previously announced acts The Xx; Bjork;...

New Order To Headline Saturday At Bestival

Fresh from announcing their initial line up last week, Bestival have revealed that the critically acclaimed Manchester dance act New Order will be headlining the festival on Saturday 8th September 2012. Bestival founder Rob Da...

Drake Collaborates With Stevie Wonder

Drake has collaborated with Stevie Wonder on his new album.The hip-hop star is a huge fan of the Motown singer and was honoured when he agreed to work with him on six tracks of his...

Diana Vickers Denies Being 'Dropped' By Label

Diana Vickers has recently split with label RCA, but has claimed that it was amicable and for reasons ".based purely on a creative level." Diana Vickers, who shot to fame after appearing on The X...

Drake Excited By Bootleg

Drake was excited when he first saw bootleg copies of his raps. The '' rapper remembered how he was in New Orleans when he was approached for the first time to buy an illegally made...

Plan B Up For Two Ivor Novello Awards

Kylie Minogue, Tinie Tempah and Plan B are all up for Ivor Novello awards.Plan B and Everything Everything lead nominations with two each, and will square off in the songwriting awards' Best Album category. Plan...

Drake Praises The Xx

Drake says The xx's Jamie Smith is "one of the most exciting producers" he's heard.The 'Forever' rapper confirmed he is working with the indie musician on his second album, 'Take Care', as well as another...

The Xx Furious At British Leader's 'Unauthorised Use' Of Song

Mercury Prize winners THE XX have blasted British Prime Minister DAVID CAMERON - for using their music without permission during a political rally.The British band is furious that organisers of the Conservative Party's annual conference...

The Xx Not Ready For Second Album

The xx have "no plans" to record a second album.The British trio - who won the coveted Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their self-titled debut album last week (07.09.10) - have revealed while they intend to...

Brandon Flowers Tops The UK Album Chart

BRANDON FLOWERS, frontman of rock band THE KILLERS, is set to release his solo album 'Flamingo' in the US tomorrow, and the record is already topping the charts in the UK, going straight in at...

The Prodigy Close Bestival

The Prodigy brought Bestival festival to a close last night (12.09.10) with a greatest hits set, which ended with a bonfire and fireworks display. The dance group - made up of Keith Flint, Liam Howlett...

The Xx Want To Go Into Hiding

Shy rockers THE XX have no plans to embrace the spotlight following their Mercury Prize win - the band wants to disappear for a year to record another album.The London trio has already seen sales...

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