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David Bowie World Fan Convention: Liverpool, Friday 17th - Sunday 19th June 2022

David Bowie World Fan Convention: Liverpool, Friday 17th - Sunday 19th June 2022

David Bowie fans across the globe have something very special to celebrate today as it has just been announced that the worlds's first David Bowie Fan Convention will take place in Liverpool next year. The...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th June 2021

Album Of The Week: The 42nd Anniversary of Get The Knack by The Knack

Album Of The Week: The 42nd Anniversary of Get The Knack by The Knack

Back in 1979 The Knack were a very big deal; some critics had even predicted, rather foolishly, that they were going to be bigger than The Beatles. The LA based band, made up of Berton...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 11th June 2021

Hollis Lomax talk to us about fermenting Şalgam, jamming with neighbour Thurston Moore and headlining Glastonbury

Hollis Lomax talk to us about fermenting Şalgam, jamming with neighbour Thurston Moore and headlining Glastonbury

Hollis Lomax; consisting of Will Rowland (Keyboard/Vocals) Hugo Keays (Guitar) Will Ellis (Bass Guitar) and Rob Taylor (Drums), are excited about "reaching an audience who'd particularly enjoy our sound" now that lockdown restrictions look set...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 11th June 2021

Streaming until you're blue in the face: Are artists under paid each time you listen to one of their songs?

Streaming until you're blue in the face: Are artists under paid each time you listen to one of their songs?

In a recent open letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, major players in the UK music industry, including Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Tom Jones, have called for a major reform...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 7th June 2021

Liz Phair - Soberish album review

Liz Phair - Soberish album review

Whip-Smart artist Liz Phair has just released her first new full length album in over a decade with her latest record, Soberish. Phair's new album follows her independent release of Fun Style back in 2010...

Review posted on 7th June 2021

Album Of The Week The 19th Anniversary of 'Let Go' by Avril Lavigne

Album Of The Week The 19th Anniversary of 'Let Go' by Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne was only seventeen when she released her hugely successful debut album Let Go, back in 2002. The breakthrough album from the then young Canadian, not only brought her music and style to a...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 4th June 2021

IRJA talk to us about Colin's inspirational lasagne, the pressure fuelling their desires and their June EP, 'AURA' [EXCLUSIVE]

IRJA talk to us about Colin's inspirational lasagne, the pressure fuelling their desires and their June EP, 'AURA' [EXCLUSIVE]

After a chance meeting in a London bar two years ago, Colin Lanz and Basil Steiner formed IRJA (Meaning - peace, tranquility, harmony) to explore their love of electronic music. This year the duo have...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st June 2021

Up Coming Releases: "June is the gateway to summer" as well as a whole host of exciting new releases

Up Coming Releases: "June is the gateway to summer" as well as a whole host of exciting new releases

It's hard to believe that we are nearing the mid-point in the year but yet here we are. There's a lot to look forward to in the first summer month of 2021. Sadly there will...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th May 2021

May 2021 Favourites: 'The Sky Is Bleeding' but we're not 'SOUR' as 'Daddy's Home'

May 2021 Favourites: 'The Sky Is Bleeding' but we're not 'SOUR' as 'Daddy's Home'

Whilst Billie went Vogue in the UK, Ingenuity went rogue on Mars. Little Mix became the first all female group to pick up a BRIT award for Best Group and Taylor Swift became the first...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th May 2021

Album Of The Week: The Ninth Anniversary of 'Fall To Grace' by Paloma Faith

Album Of The Week: The Ninth Anniversary of 'Fall To Grace' by Paloma Faith

Like the most irresistible and lavish period drama, Fall To Grace has it all; intrigue, suspense, melodrama, theatrics and plenty of broken hearts. Paloma Faith's second album, released on May 28th 2012, is a stunning...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 28th May 2021

Biig Piig - The Sky Is Bleeding EP review

Biig Piig - The Sky Is Bleeding EP review

Jessica Smyth, aka Biig Piig, releases her biggest, and arguably best, collection of songs to date with her new six track EP, The Sky Is Bleeding. The Irish artist, who is now based in LA,...

Review posted on 25th May 2021

YINYANG talks to us about working with her "dream team" of Kendrick Lamar, M.I.A, James Blake and Missy Elliot and taking "caternity leave" to be with her kitten Elvis [EXCLUSIVE]

YINYANG talks to us about working with her "dream team" of Kendrick Lamar, M.I.A, James Blake and Missy Elliot and taking "caternity leave" to be with her kitten Elvis [EXCLUSIVE]

Lauren Hannan, aka YINYANG, is buzzing on the back of the release of her latest single, Poison Darts/Boyish Charms. The up and coming Irish Hip-Hop artist just can't wait to get back out into the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th May 2021

Album Of The Week: The 24th Anniversary of OK Computer by Radiohead

Album Of The Week: The 24th Anniversary of OK Computer by Radiohead

Radiohead pretty much shot to fame with the release of their debut single Creep in 1992. They quite quickly capitalised on the international success of the track with the release of their debut album, Pablo...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st May 2021

BRIDGES talk to us about their love of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, their new EP and delight at the prospect of touring again [EXCLUSIVE]

BRIDGES talk to us about their love of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, their new EP and delight at the prospect of touring again [EXCLUSIVE]

After releasing their latest single, Go Long, on the 5th May, BRIDGES are gearing up for the release of their new EP, Empty Galleries, and a tour later this year. The five piece Bridgwater band,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th May 2021

Album Of The Week: The 29th Anniversary of 'Bricks Are Heavy' by L7

Album Of The Week: The 29th Anniversary of 'Bricks Are Heavy' by L7

Following the release of their first two, developmental albums, LA's L7 released what was to be their most commercial and well received record, Bricks Are Heavy in 1992. Donita Sparks and Suzi Gardner formed L7...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th May 2021

The BRIT Awards 2021: In no particular order, the winners are.....

The BRIT Awards 2021: In no particular order, the winners are.....

With a great deal of excitement, a lot of relief and some anxiousness, the biggest night on the UK's musical calendar went ahead as the BRIT's 2021 celebrated the stars and artists that have made...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th May 2021

Album Of The Week: The 20th Anniversary of 'Asleep In The Back' by Elbow

Album Of The Week: The 20th Anniversary of 'Asleep In The Back' by Elbow

There have been plenty of bands who've had a Mercury Prize nomination for their debut album; Elastica, Leftfield, Oasis, Tricky, Coldplay, The Streets, Editors, Bat For Lashes and Laura Marling etc were all nominated but...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 7th May 2021

Upcoming Releases: Check out the top 5 new albums that we can't wait to hear in May

Upcoming Releases: Check out the top 5 new albums that we can't wait to hear in May

As 'normal life' seems to be a few steps closer, as the first experimental music events take place, and as everyone gears up for a summer of festivals and fun, we take a look ahead...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd May 2021

The Ghibertins talk to us about work on a new concept album, their dream of working with Justin Vernon and always trying to be empathetic [EXCLUSIVE]

The Ghibertins talk to us about work on a new concept album, their dream of working with Justin Vernon and always trying to be empathetic [EXCLUSIVE]

Having just released their first music for more than two years, The Ghibertins are set fair to embark on the next stage of their musical career. The Ghibertins released their promising, well received, debut album...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd May 2021

April 2021 Favourites: We found 'Californian Soil' to be sublime, 'Introvert' extraordinary and 'Fight For You' a fitting Oscar winner

April 2021 Favourites: We found 'Californian Soil' to be sublime, 'Introvert' extraordinary and 'Fight For You' a fitting Oscar winner

April 2021 may have been one of the coldest in 60 years, but there were still enough hot releases to warm our hearts and fuel our fires. Taylor Swift released the first of six albums...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd May 2021

Girl In Red - 'if i could make it go quiet' album review

Girl In Red - 'if i could make it go quiet' album review

Girl In Red has been sharing her brand of DIY Scandi-Indie-Pop for just over four years now and with each subsequent release she seems to be getting a bigger and bigger following. With the release...

Review posted on 30th April 2021

Billie Eilish - Your Power single review

Billie Eilish - Your Power single review

Billie Eilish is a phenomenon; she is immensely talented, artistic, creative, bold, individual and inspiring. Why then has she chosen to set most of those characteristics and qualities to one side on her latest single,...

Review posted on 30th April 2021

Album Of The Week: The 45th anniversary of High Voltage by AC/DC

Album Of The Week: The 45th anniversary of High Voltage by AC/DC

As a new, vital, immediate and pivotal era in music was just about to break, AC/DC signed a record deal that would see them launch their incredible international career. Whilst the new "fad" of Punk...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th April 2021

Castells talk to us about being in rival bands, their first headline show and a possible future collaboration with Sigrid [EXCLUSIVE]

Castells talk to us about being in rival bands, their first headline show and a possible future collaboration with Sigrid [EXCLUSIVE]

After releasing their first single of 2021, Falling For You, Kent based band Castells are excited to be sharing a new EP, Viola, on May 5th. The latest release from the promising four piece band...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th April 2021

Emily Loizeau - Working Class Hero single review

Emily Loizeau - Working Class Hero single review

Taking on a song that is so deeply cherished by an artist that is so fondly remembered and revered is not an easy ask. Fans of the original will often be dismissive and derogatory about...

Review posted on 27th April 2021

Album Of The Week: The 50th Anniversary of Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones

Album Of The Week: The 50th Anniversary of Sticky Fingers by The Rolling Stones

Way, way back when Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were in the prime of their life, at the ripe old age of 27, the pair of them, together with fellow band mates Bill Wyman, Charlie...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd April 2021

London Grammar - Californian Soil Album Review

London Grammar - Californian Soil Album Review

London Grammar are back sounding bigger, better and bolder than ever with their first album in nearly four years, Californian Soil. The new twelve track album, which includes a dramatic two minute intro, is the...

Review posted on 20th April 2021

AJ Tracey: Stupid, Naive, Ill-Informed or just Badly Managed?

AJ Tracey: Stupid, Naive, Ill-Informed or just Badly Managed?

AJ Tracey started this Sunday intending to go ahead with three free meet and greet appearances despite Government rules which say such gatherings and events breach current CoVID19 guildlines. The three appearances were supposed to...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 20th April 2021

Album Of The Week: The 30th Anniversary of Temple Of The Dog by Temple Of The Dog.

Album Of The Week: The 30th Anniversary of Temple Of The Dog by Temple Of The Dog.

The performance, and even raison d'être, of most so called supergroups has always been questionable but back in 1991 Temple Of The Dog bucked the trend with their one and only album. Whilst the motives...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th April 2021

Album Of The Week - The 37th anniversary of 'Reckoning' by R.E.M.

Album Of The Week - The 37th anniversary of 'Reckoning' by R.E.M.

Four years after R.E.M. had formed, and seven before they would release their true breakthrough album, Out Of Time, the band released their second full length studio album, Reckoning. By the time 1984 came around...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th April 2021

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