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Mabel, 24kGoldn - Overthinking Video

Mabel is "burning the candle from both sides" and getting a questionable rep on her latest collaborative single with 24kGoldn - 'Overthinking'.


Five Songs About Casinos And Gambling

When a composer sits down to write what will hopefully be a hit, there are many themes to choose from. Gambling and casinos are definitely a couple that are full of good source material. There’s lots of stories to be...

By Lenny Barksdale on 24 June 2022

How To Create Social Media Video Content That Stands Out

The world of social media keeps expanding. People want to see a different kind of content than they used to. Video content has taken the lead, and many individuals and brands alike invest heavily into this.There is no denying that...

By Lenny Barksdale on 06 June 2022

Mimi Webb - Goodbye Video

Mimi Webb has followed up her biggest hit to date with an emotionally charged, impassioned ballad called - 'Goodbye'.

Posted 01 June 2022

Pretty Fierce Talk To Us About Collaborating With Doja Cat, Emetophobia, Arena Tours And Staying "true To Yourself" [EXCLUSIVE]

Sheffield's very own all girl group Pretty Fierce are still on a high after the recent release of their debut single - 'Ready For Me'. The new track, released via Mark Morrison's ('Return Of The Mack') record label - Mack...

By Andrew Lockwood on 01 June 2022

Russ Millions - BABA (Toma Tussi) Video

After previewing the song earlier this year on both Instagram Live and TikTok, 'Reggae & Calypso' artist Russ Millions has finally shared his track - 'BABA (Toma Tussi)', as his latest single.

Posted 01 June 2022

Måneskin - SUPERMODEL Video

A week after a triumphant win for Ukraine in the Eurovision 2022 finals, 2021 winners Måneskin have shared the video for their latest single - 'SUPERMODEL'.

Posted 01 June 2022

WYSE Talks To Us About Her "form Of Synaesthesia", Collaborating With Radiohead's Thom York And The Prospect Of Touring With A Band [EXCLUSIVE]

With only a few days to go before Portsmouth based songstress and producer WYSE releases her new single, 'Belladonna', we caught up with her to find out a little more about the "powerhouse of sound". June the 10th will see...

By Andrew Lockwood on 01 June 2022

What Is Bingo Music?

After all these years, Bingo is still one of the most popular and played games there is. And somehow it keeps getting renovated and updated with new mechanics. That is in part because of its simplicity. In recent years, fans...

By Lenny Barksdale on 27 May 2022

Lena Hessels Talks To Us About Abstract Pop, Becoming "Holland's Biggest International Popstar" And Collaborating With Jack Antonoff [EXCLUSIVE]

Hot on the heals of her latest single release - 'my baby's belly', wannabe international popstar Lena Hessels had a chat with Contact Music about her dreams, her aspirations and her vision for the future. 'my baby's belly', Lena's lead...

By Andrew Lockwood on 25 May 2022

Mabel, 24kGoldn - Overthinking Video

Mabel is "burning the candle from both sides" and getting a questionable rep on her latest collaborative single with 24kGoldn - 'Overthinking'.

Posted 24 May 2022

FOALS - 2001 Video

With less than a month to go before they drop their new album Foals get "lost in a sugar rush" on their latest single - '2001'.

Posted 24 May 2022

Foals

Bay Bryan Talks To Us About Being A "wee Queer Ginger", Singing With Laura Marling And Being Inspired By Matilda [EXCLUSIVE]

Colorado raised, Glasgow educated and Manchester based Bay Bryan is nothing if not a multi-talented, multi-faceted artist performing as both themselves and their somewhat more flamboyant alter ego, drag queen - Queen Bayard. Both are in the entertainment industry, both...

By Andrew Lockwood on 24 May 2022

Five Songs About Slot Games You’ve Probably Never Heard

While slot games, i.e. online slots like Wizard Slots or even slot machines, are often music themed - there haven’t been too many hits that pay direct homage to these classic games. However, they definitely exist.These tracks focus on slot machines,...

By Lenny Barksdale on 23 May 2022

The Perfect Playlist To Enjoy While Playing Online Casino Games

Sometimes when you settle down for an evening of roulette, poker, blackjack or any number of other casino games, the right music can really get you into the gambling mood and even boost your performance.Whether you’re in an online casino...

By Lenny Barksdale on 23 May 2022

How Music Influences Your Gambling

It doesn’t take a genius to understand that gambling habits can be accelerated for better, with the right music tracks playing in the background. Casinos and gambling facilities have been using the music tactic for decades, and for very good...

By Lenny Barksdale on 23 May 2022

Five Popular Music-Themed Online Casino Slots

Do you have a passion for music? Or maybe you just want to find a good slot where you don’t have to mute the soundtrack? Either way, you’re in the right place. When it comes to online entertainment, nothing can...

By Lenny Barksdale on 20 May 2022

How Popular Culture Influences Slot Machine Design

People's perceptions of the world are influenced by pop culture. It not only reflects what society thinks of itself, but it may also be used to affect social change. Today, we'll look at the gambling industry and how pop culture has...

By Lenny Barksdale on 20 May 2022

Album Of The Week: The 45th Anniversary Of 'In The City' By The Jam

1977 was quite a remarkable year for album releases that have since reached seminal status and one of those surely has to be the debut album by The Jam - 'In The City'. In the same year that Paul Weller,...

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 May 2022

The Jam

Will Varley & Jack Valero - The Astor Theatre Deal Live Review

Three nights before the end of his current tour Will Varley returned to his home town of Deal to delight a sold out crowd in The Astor Theatre.

By Andrew Lockwood on 19 May 2022

Will Varley

Kendrick Lamar - N95 Video

Glastonbury 2022 headliner Kendrick Lamar has shared his video for 'N95', a song included on his recent 18 track album, 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers'.

Posted 17 May 2022

Kendrick Lamar

Keelan X Talks To Us About Staying True To "your Creative Vision", Collaborating With Giorgio Moroder And Being "a Yoga Nut" [EXCLUSIVE]

Former Marigolds band member Keelan Cunningham has rediscovered his love of music with his new solo project Keelan X. Keelan, still honing his own sound, but very much embracing a "band vibe", says that - "Over the years, I’ve had...

By Andrew Lockwood on 17 May 2022

OneRepublic - I Ain’t Worried (From “Top Gun: Maverick”) Video

Following Lady Gaga's lead single - 'Hold My Hand', OneRepublic release - 'I Ain't Worried' as the second track to be featured from the soon to be released - 'Top Gun: Maverick' movie.

Posted 13 May 2022

One Republic

Lissy Taylor - Young Video

Lissy Taylor shares her first new music of the year with her uplifting and anthemic new single - 'Young'.

Posted 13 May 2022

Pale Waves - Lies Video

Manchester's indie rockers Pale Waves make a welcome return with - 'Lies', the band's first single in nearly ten months.

Posted 13 May 2022

My Chemical Romance - The Foundations of Decay Visualiser

'Famous Last Words' emo rockers My Chemical Romance have delighted and surprised their army of fans with the release of their new single - 'The Foundations Of Decay'.

Posted 13 May 2022

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Luke De-Sciscio Talks To Us About Having The Courage To Be Yourself, Forgiving That Which Is Outside Of One's Control And Following Whims [EXCLUSIVE]

Wiltshire singer-songwriter Luke De Sciscio, formally known as Folk Boy, is set to release is latest album - 'The Banquet' via AntiFragile Music on 24th June. De Sciscio has embraced a broader soundscape on his new project and has incorporated...

By Andrew Lockwood on 13 May 2022

Kendrick Lamar - The Heart Part 5

Ahead of the release of his new album - 'Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers', Pulitzer Prize winner Kendrick Lamar has shared his new single - 'The Heart Part 5' together with a deep fake video.

Posted 10 May 2022

Kendrick Lamar

Mattiel - Live at Lafayette in London Review

"Are you ready London?" - Mattiel Brown asked a sold out crowd at London's Lafayette before she and Jonah Swilley launched themselves into a 23 track setlist that dipped into every part of their back catalogue, including their 2020 covers EP.

By Andrew Lockwood on 10 May 2022

Doja Cat - Vegas (From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ELVIS) Audio

Ahead of it's Cannes premier Doja Cat has shared - 'Vegas', a song from the hotly anticipated Baz Luhrmann biopic 'Elvis'.

Posted 06 May 2022

Annie Elise Talks To Us About The Challenges A Female Producer Has To Face And "going Through A Year Of Grief And Sickness" [EXCLUSIVE]

Electronic music pioneer and producer Annie Elise says that the release of her first EP - 'Breathe In, Breathe Out' feels "both vulnerable and empowering". The 20 year old classically trained violin player first started to share her music in...

By Andrew Lockwood on 05 May 2022

Lady Gaga - Hold My Hand (From “Top Gun: Maverick”) Audio

With only a few weeks to go until the biggest movie premier of the year - 'Top Gun: Maverick', Lady Gaga releases the first track from it's soundtrack - 'Hold My Hand'.

Posted 05 May 2022

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Jamie T - The Old Style Raiders Video

'The Old Style Raiders', Jamie T's new single and first fresh music since 2016, is the lead track from his upcoming album - 'The Theory of Whatever'.

Posted 05 May 2022

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PSY - That That (feat. SUGA of BTS) Video

Whether you're ready or not - "it's 2022 and PSY is coming back", with his brand new single - 'That That', produced by and featuring SUGA from BTS.

Posted 04 May 2022

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Holly Humberstone - Sleep Tight Video

Holly Humberstone takes time out of her very busy schedule, touring with Olivia Rodrigo in the U.S, to drop her new single - 'Sleep Tight'.

Posted 30 April 2022

Dekker Talks To Us About Writing With Jose Gonzales, Making Headway In The U.S And The Difficulties Associated With Wearing A Hat! [EXCLUSIVE]

Ahead of the imminent release of his second full length solo record  - Dekker, aka Brookln Dekker, took time out to let us know about the musical project he started back in 2019. 'I Won’t Be Your Foe', set for...

By Andrew Lockwood on 29 April 2022

Alesso - Words (Feat. Zara Larsson) Video

Alesso turns his attention from Katy Perry to Zara Larsson as they hook up to deliver their collaborative new track - 'Words'.

Posted 29 April 2022

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Sam Smith - Love Me More Video

Whilst conspiracy theorists are still mulling over whether Adele and Sam Smith are in fact the same person, Smith has decided that a dose of self-love is in order on their latest single - 'Love Me More'.

Posted 29 April 2022

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Justin Bieber - Honest (feat. Don Toliver) Video

Justin Bieber drops his second video in as many days as he once again teams up with Don Toliver on his new single - 'Honest'.

Posted 29 April 2022

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Heddlu Talks To Us About Existential Dread, Service Station Samosas And About Being 2" Shorter Than He Once Was! [EXCLUSIVE]

After "being diagnosed with hearing loss, tinnitus and severe sensitivity to noise" following the break up of his former band Estrons, Rhodri Daniel, aka heddlu, couldn't be in "the same room as other people, leave the house or play music...

By Andrew Lockwood on 27 April 2022

PinkPantheress ft. WILLOW - Where you are Video

The BBC's Sound of 2022 winner and 'Just For Me' artist PinkPantheress, and 'Wait A Minute!' singer WILLOW, sizzle and shine on their latest collaborative single - 'Where you are'.

Posted 25 April 2022

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