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Mike Walsh talks to us about the ordinary, the day-to-day and the down to earth before he delivers up non-stop surprises! [EXCLUSIVE]

Mike Walsh talks to us about the ordinary, the day-to-day and the down to earth before he delivers up non-stop surprises! [EXCLUSIVE]

Madrid's Mike Walsh has already been heard PICKINGFIGHTS in May and taking us for a RIDE in June (even though he confesses to not liking theme parks) and as of September he is promising a...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th July 2021

Stereo Club talk to us about Columbian drug lords, alien invasions and 'The End Of The F**king World' [EXCLUSIVE]

Stereo Club talk to us about Columbian drug lords, alien invasions and 'The End Of The F**king World' [EXCLUSIVE]

In between trying to harness the power of social media algorithms to their best effect Cardiff's Stereo Club are busy preparing for a year of new releases and live performances. Now that CoVID restrictions look...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th July 2021

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary of 'By The Way' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary of 'By The Way' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

After the phenomenal success of their previous album, Californication, it was hard to imagine that Red Hot Chili Peppers would surpass that, or even come close, with their next album - By The Way. The...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th July 2021

Monokino talks to us about Kraftwerk, Kooning, kitsch and creative control over his career [EXCLUSIVE]

Monokino talks to us about Kraftwerk, Kooning, kitsch and creative control over his career [EXCLUSIVE]

Dutch artist George van Wetering, aka Monokino, explores an alternative electro landscape on his latest single release, Your Underground. The machine gun lead, hyper-drive beat scores Wetering's layered vocal through an atmospheric and arresting track....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th July 2021

June 2021 Favourites: 'The Boy From Michigan' is here for a 'Blue Weekend' but it's no 'Lost Cause'

June 2021 Favourites: 'The Boy From Michigan' is here for a 'Blue Weekend' but it's no 'Lost Cause'

June saw summer start and Matt Hancock's reign as Health Secretary finish after he was caught breaking CoVID19 rules by kissing his aide at work. Wimbledon began for the first time in two years and...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th June 2021

Upcoming Releases: A Spirit Of Independence Is Coursing Through Our Top 5 Favourite New Records For July

Upcoming Releases: A Spirit Of Independence Is Coursing Through Our Top 5 Favourite New Records For July

With CoVID restrictions beginning to ease and the prospect of live festival music no longer a distant dream there does seem to be a reserved air of optimism beginning to permeate into everyday life. As...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th June 2021

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary of 'Purple Rain' by Prince

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary of 'Purple Rain' by Prince

On the 25th June 1984 Prince released an album that would super-charge his popularity and elevate his status beyond imagination. Prince's sixth album, Purple Rain, would truly put Prince Rogers Nelson on the world stage...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th June 2021

Crawford Mack chats to us about his Jazz influences, reading the novels of Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón and necking Guinness [EXCLUSIVE]

Crawford Mack chats to us about his Jazz influences, reading the novels of Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón and necking Guinness [EXCLUSIVE]

After releasing his debut solo album in October last year Crawford Mack is back with his latest single, Kicks, ahead of the release of another "short" album later this year. The busy Glaswegian was disappointed...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th June 2021

John Grant - Boy From Michigan Album Review

John Grant - Boy From Michigan Album Review

11 years after he released his stunning debut solo album Queen Of Denmark, John Grant is back to his brilliant best with his fifth studio album, Boy From Michigan. It's been nearly three years since...

Review posted on 24th June 2021

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary of 'From Her To Eternity' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary of 'From Her To Eternity' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

The break-up of The Birthday Party may have been an acrimonious and messy affair but it wasn't long before Nick Cave was back in the studio with a new group and a new vision for...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 18th June 2021

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

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Dekker talks to us about writing with Jose Gonzales, making headway in the U.S and the difficulties associated with wearing a hat! [EXCLUSIVE]

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 solo album - Dekker, aka Brookln Dekker, took time out to let us know about the musical project he...

From The Tiger’s Mouth talks to us about cracking his TikTok dance, collaborating with The National and the origins of his nom de plume [EXCLUSIVE]

From The Tiger’s Mouth talks to us about cracking his TikTok dance, collaborating with The National and the origins of his nom de plume [EXCLUSIVE]

Former Bengal Lancer Harry Sullivan, aka From The Tiger's Mouth, has just released his first solo single - 'Morning News' under his new moniker.

LUIANNA talks to us about emotional support, encouragement, cheesy pop and social media distractions [EXCLUSIVE]

LUIANNA talks to us about emotional support, encouragement, cheesy pop and social media distractions [EXCLUSIVE]

Just ahead of the imminent release of her debut EP - 'Skiá', London born, Bristol and Berlin based singer-songwriter LUIANNA, says she'd like to...

Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful Album Review

Spiritualized - Everything Was Beautiful Album Review

Spiritualized continue where they left off with their last exquisitely crafted record - 'And Nothing Hurts', with yet another very impressive...

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Upcoming Releases: The five best new album releases that we're most excited to hear in March

Upcoming Releases: The five best new album releases that we're most excited to hear in March

The arrival of spring brings with it a plethora of fresh releases from artists both new and old.

Album Of The Week: The ninth anniversary of 'Push The Sky Away' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Album Of The Week: The ninth anniversary of 'Push The Sky Away' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

'Push The Sky Away', the fifteenth studio album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, was released on February 18th 2013 and represented a pivotal moment...

Adele wipes out the competition with three wins at the 2022 BRIT Awards

Adele wipes out the competition with three wins at the 2022 BRIT Awards

Here are the full winners from this year's BRIT Awards.

Upcoming Releases: The top five new albums set to delight your ears in February

Upcoming Releases: The top five new albums set to delight your ears in February

Unlike the Sue Gray report into alleged law breaking at Number 10, our five favourite forthcoming albums in February all have a confirmed date to be...

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