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Riz Ahmed - The Long Goodbye Video

Riz Ahmed explores a future of seemingly accepted racial violence for a post-Brexit UK in 'The Long Goodbye'.


Best Movie Musicals Of All Time

The Sound of MusicA huge commercial hit upon its original release back in 1965, this classic musical has continued to delight subsequent generations of viewers with its superb numbers and stellar performances.The events of the Second World War have inspired...

By Staff Writer on 30 May 2020

Top 10 Bingo Movies

You might think that Bingo is the past-time of your grandparents in the local care home, but nothing could be further from the truth. Bingo is so cool, so on-trend, so cutting edge that it has been the topic of...

By Staff Writer on 27 May 2020

Newsreader Sarah-Jane Mee Planning Home Birth Due To Coronavirus

Sky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee has revealed that she is planning to have a home birth because of the coronavirus pandemic.In an interview with Hello! magazine, she said that she wanted to make sure that her fiance Ben Richardson could...

By Staff Writer on 27 May 2020

Professor Green And Katie Piper To Speak In New Radio Mental Health Initiative

Rapper Professor Green and TV presenter Katie Piper are set to feature in a radio campaign to support the nation's mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.The 60 Second Support series will offer radio listeners advice on coping with their mental...

By Staff Writer on 27 May 2020

Race Across The World Winners Reveal Surprise Donation

Race Across The World winners Emon and Jamiul have pledged GBP 10,000 of their prize money to help children sleeping rough in the countries they passed through on their journey across South America.Business owner, Emon, 35, from Bradford and his...

By Staff Writer on 27 May 2020

Former Stars Of The Bill Reminisce About The Show’s Early Days In Video Call

Former stars of The Bill – including Trudie Goodwin, Eric Richard and Chris Ellison – have reunited in a video call.The actors got together to reminisce about the early series of the long-running police drama.Also joining them were Mark Wingett,...

By Staff Writer on 27 May 2020

Christopher Eccleston Says The A Word Has ‘connected’ Him With The Public

Christopher Eccleston has said that the BBC One series The A Word has "connected" him to the public.The drama tells the story of a family who have a son who has autism.The actor said that the programme resonates with viewers...

By Staff Writer on 27 May 2020

Stephen Fry, Grayson Perry And Nick Cave Back Calls To Support The Arts

Comedian Stephen Fry, artist Grayson Perry and musician Nick Cave are among the signatories to a letter calling for the Government to take action to prevent the UK becoming "a cultural wasteland".The letter, which was sent by the Creative Industries...

By Staff Writer on 27 May 2020

BBC To Air Documentary About Model-turned-war Photographer

The BBC is set to air a documentary about a woman who went from working as a model to capturing the liberation of Europe at the end of the Second World War as a photojournalist.Lee Miller: A Life On The...

By Staff Writer on 27 May 2020

Brad Pitt Plays US Health Expert In Saturday Night Live Sketch

Brad Pitt has played a US health expert in a sketch on Saturday Night Live.The Hollywood actor took several swipes at President Donald Trump during the segment on the programme, in which he impersonated Dr Anthony Fauci, the US director...

By Staff Writer on 27 May 2020

BBC Reports ‘record-breaking’ Start To New Education Service

The BBC has said it has had a "record-breaking" start to its new education service after its online learning resources were viewed 8.7 million times in the first four days they were available.The Bitesize Daily educational TV programmes have also...

By Staff Writer on 27 May 2020

Gemma Collins Compares Herself To Marilyn Monroe Ahead Of New TV Show

Gemma Collins has compared herself to Marilyn Monroe ahead of the launch of her new TV programme.Diva On Lockdown, a rebrand of the Only Way Is Essex star's Diva Forever, will capture her life at home using fixed-rig cameras set...

By Staff Writer on 27 May 2020

All-star Live Lounge Charity Song In Pole Position In Singles Chart

An all-star BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance featuring musicians including Dua Lipa, Chris Martin and Ellie Goulding is on course to become the second consecutive charity number one single.The song, which is a cover of the 2003 Foo Fighters...

By Staff Writer on 27 May 2020

Mark Lanegan - Straight Songs Of Sorrow Album Review

Mark Lanegan's 'Straight Songs Of Sorrow' follows last year's release 'Somebody's Knocking' and is inspired by his own life and his memoir 'Sing Backwards And Weep'

By Andrew Lockwood on 04 May 2020

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Music To Your Ears: The Best Music For Meditation

Before you begin to meditate, you want to make sure that the atmosphere is perfect. You want to be in a space that allows you to go wherever your mind wants to take you, and you may be still for...

By Lenny Barksdale on 02 May 2020

Joan As Police Woman - Cover Two Album Review

Joan's 2020 release, 'Cover Two', includes artists from Neil Young to Blur and Talk Talk to Outkast.

By Andrew Lockwood on 30 April 2020

Joan as Police Woman

Our Favourite Songs About Gambling

Gambling, with its natural drama and underground appeal. has always worked excellently as a theme for song lyrics. From efforts by vintage crooners to those of Californian hardcore bands, there really is no shortage of tracks that use the pursuit of lady...

By Lenny Barksdale on 29 April 2020

Five Fun Facts About Aerosmith

 Aerosmith is arguably Boston’s most famous export since Sam Adams. Until wider circumstances brought things to a grinding halt, Steven Tyler and the boys were rocking Las Vegas in what is, incredibly, the 50th year of the band’s existence. Sure,...

By Staff Writer on 18 April 2020

Watch Live Shows Everyday With DiscovrTV's #HomeConcerts Series

One of the biggest disappointments about much of the world being on lockdown during this pandemic is not being able to enjoy live music. Thankfully though, determined artists have been doing their best to bring us live performances virtually, and...

By Holly Mosley on 09 April 2020

BC Camplight - Shortly After Take Off Album Review

On BC Camplight's latest album, 'Shortly After Take Off', he has once again tapped into his genius and produced some wonderfully weird and wonky songs.

By Andrew Lockwood on 09 April 2020

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Music To Inspire You To Experience Nature [Playlist]

As much as the majority of us are quarantined within the confines of our home, we are, at least, allowed to go out from some fresh air and exercise. And it's important that you take advantage of that, provided, of...

By Holly Mosley on 09 April 2020

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Seven Greatest British Music Films Of All Time

There's going to be a lot of movie nights over the coming weeks as the majority of us find ourselves lawfully confined to our homes. But with lists like this, we doubt you'll find too much to complain about...1. Bohemian...

By Holly Mosley on 09 April 2020

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Stay In And Rock Out: A Playlist To Get You Through Quarantine

You're probably stuck at home with little to do, no gigs to go to and no parties to attend, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. We've put together a completely inappropriate playlist of songs about self-isolation, sickness and the apocalypse so you can have your very own...

By Holly Mosley on 09 April 2020

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How the Mifo O5 PRO earbuds made us cordless converts [REVIEW]

The Mifo O5 PROs are some of the most durable wireless earbuds on the market and we can't recommend them enough.

By Holly Mosley on 09 April 2020

The Simple Guide To Buying The Right Headphones

When it comes to buying headphones, there is so much variation out there that it becomes a chore trying to decide what to buy. You don't want to waste money on a cheap product that's not going to last, but...

By Holly Mosley on 09 April 2020

Which Music Streaming Service Should You Subscribe To?

We wouldn't be surprised if the number of people subscribed to music streaming services shot up over the next few weeks while most of us are stuck at home. There's nothing like a good playlist to lift the spirits, but...

By Holly Mosley on 09 April 2020

Five Ways Struggling Musicians Can Make Money On Lockdown

It's safe to say that live performances are where the bulk of the cashflow comes from when it comes to being full-time musicians, particularly when you're a small-time artist. So what are we to do when the whole country's on...

By Holly Mosley on 09 April 2020

How Musicians Have Effectively Made Use Of Alternate Revenue Streams

The music industry is a fickle beast. One day you can be top of the pops, and the next you're yesterday's news. And that's just for those who are fortunate enough to make it to the top. There are thousands...

Posted 09 April 2020

Lloyd James Fay On The 'oversaturated' Music Industry And The Catharsis Of Songwriting [Exclusive]

With his new EP Fake Depth out on May 8th 2020 and a new single, 'Idiocracy', released recently, we spoke to Glaswegian singer-songwriter Lloyd James Fay about his efforts to navigate an over-saturated music scene, what songwriting means to him,...

By Holly Mosley on 09 April 2020

Six Unexpected Things Musicians Are Doing To Help While Quarantined

Plenty of artists have been donating money to various organisations, and plenty more have been taking part in virtual concert series as we all do our best to navigate the uncertain, isolating waters of the coronavirus pandemic. But many musicians...

By Holly Mosley on 09 April 2020

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Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter Album Review

Laura Marling's latest album 'Song For Our Daughter' was due for release later this year, until Marling announced that she had decided to bring the release forward.

By Andrew Lockwood on 07 April 2020

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Machine Gun Kelly & Yungblud - Champagne Supernova (Oasis Cover) Video

In their latest collaboration, Machine Gun Kelly and Yungblud have remained in their respective homes to deliver a stunning cover of Oasis' 1996 single 'Champagne Supernova' .

Posted 07 April 2020

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Hayley Williams - Over Yet Lyric Video

'Over Yet' is the latest track from Hayley Williams upcoming debut solo album 'Petals for Armor', which is set for release on May 8th 2020.

Posted 07 April 2020

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Grey Daze - Sometimes Video

Grey Daze remember their former frontman Chester Bennington in the iMessage video for their new song 'Sometimes'.

Posted 07 April 2020

Laura Marling - Held Down Audio

'Held Down' is the first single from Laura Marling's forthcoming new album 'Song For Our Daughter' out this week.

Posted 06 April 2020

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Waiting For Cannes 2020: A Look Back At The Flashy Fashion And Saucy Scandals Of 2019!

Among the plethora of events which are being pushed back due to the coronavirus epidemic, Cannes' long-awaited film festival, originally due to run May 12-23, has been postponed indefinitely. Organisers are still floating the possibility that the 73rd edition of...

By Lenny Barksdale on 06 April 2020

Celine Dion - The Courage World Tour 2020 Live Review

Celine Dion is an extremely successful singer, who built her career with the best-known hits and her unique characteristics. Ever since her first show and her first single, Celine Dion has been the most demanded Canadian artist on the big...

By Lenny Barksdale on 06 April 2020

Blanks Proves That Nothing Can Stop The Flow Of Creativity - Not Even Quarantine

Fresh off the back of previous success 'Sweaters', Blanks has popped back onto our YouTube feeds during quarantine to release a song inspired by the time he has been spending alone - and the feedback was so good that he's...

By Staff Writer on 05 April 2020

Frans Bak Compares Working On Movie Scores To Building A Solo Album [Exclusive]

Distinguished Danish film composer Frans Bak is set to release a melodic new album entitled simply 'Piano' this Spring. He opens up to Contactmusic about what working on this album has been like compared to working on movies ahead of...

By Holly Mosley on 04 April 2020

Purity Ring - I Like The Devil Lyric Video

Alongside the release of their dark ambient third album 'Womb', Purity Ring drop a lyric video for their poetically political track 'I Like the Devil'.

Posted 03 April 2020

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It's been five years since Purity Ring released Another Eternity, but little has changed in their overall sound and macabre lyrical themes now that they...

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Just over two years since the release of her vibrant debut album, Anna Burch is back with her second full-length album: 'If You're Dreaming'.

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The Chats' debut album High Risk Behaviour is the most punk thing we've heard in years.

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