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Album Of The Week: The 30th anniversary of 'diVINYLS' by Divinyls.

Album Of The Week: The 30th anniversary of 'diVINYLS' by Divinyls.

Controversy in music has taken many forms over the years from Elvis' hips through to Bowie's make-up, Madonna's breasts, Frankie's Relax and beyond but in 1990/91 it was Divinyls who caused a stir with...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th January 2021

Baio - Dead Hand Control Album Review

Baio - Dead Hand Control Album Review

Chris Baio, renowned Vampire Weekend bassist, follows up his critically acclaimed 2017 album, Man Of The World, with his third full length solo release, Dead Hand Control. Whilst Man Of The World dealt with the...

Review posted on 27th January 2021

Goat Girl - On All Fours Album Review

Goat Girl - On All Fours Album Review

Goat Girl follow up their terrific eponymous debut album from 2018 with their second, On All Fours. The South London former Post-Punk quartet comprised of Lottie, Holly, Naima and L.E.D. delighted critics and fans alike...

Review posted on 23rd January 2021

Katie Kittermaster - Lukewarm Lover Single Review

Katie Kittermaster - Lukewarm Lover Single Review

Katie Kittermaster, a twenty year old singer-songwriter from The Garden Of England, releases her latest single, 'Lukewarm Lover' on Revanche Records this week. Following on from Katie's acoustic version of her own song, 'The Problem',...

Review posted on 22nd January 2021

Glastonbury 2021 Cancelled: The first of many festivals, or just the biggest casualty?

Glastonbury 2021 Cancelled: The first of many festivals, or just the biggest casualty?

"With great regret, we must announce that this year's Glastonbury Festival will not take place," came the not altogether unexpected announcement from the Glastonbury organisers. For the second year in a row the biggest festival...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd January 2021

Album Of The Week: The 25th anniversary of Boys For Pele by Tori Amos

Album Of The Week: The 25th anniversary of Boys For Pele by Tori Amos

Twenty five years ago Tori Amos released her third full length album, Boys For Pele. It remains one of her most successful albums to date, even though it was by no means a conventional album;...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd January 2021

Gaming Sound: Madlord Premium Audio Productions Review

Gaming Sound: Madlord Premium Audio Productions Review

Winning Audio by Madlord Premium Audio ProductionsSound is all around us, a cliché notion but very much true. It captures emotions, it describes what is around us, it inspires, and it sets the tone of...

News posted in Videogames / Gaming on 18th January 2021

UK music festivals in 2021 – will they go ahead?

UK music festivals in 2021 – will they go ahead?

The arrival of several COVID vaccines in the UK has lifted hopes in the middle of an extremely serious third wave of infections. As people look ahead to better times, there has been talk about...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th January 2021

LUMER - Disappearing Act EP Review

LUMER - Disappearing Act EP Review

Hull has given up many a surprising star turn over the years; Mick Ronson, The Housemartins, The Red Guitars, Two Jags! and more recently, FEVER. Joining them on the rosta of notable entertainers is Post-Punk...

Review posted on 15th January 2021

Shame - Drunk Tank Pink Album Review

Shame - Drunk Tank Pink Album Review

Almost three years to the day that Shame released their visceral debut album Songs Of Praise they are releasing the follow up, Drunk Tank Pink. After years on the road, the prospect of no gigs...

Review posted on 11th January 2021

Album of the Week: The 5th anniversary of David Bowie's Blackstar

Album of the Week: The 5th anniversary of David Bowie's Blackstar

Five years ago, on the day of his 69th birthday and two days before his death, David Bowie released his 25th, and final studio album, Blackstar. The album's release came as somewhat of a surprise...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th January 2021

Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs Album Review

Sleaford Mods - Spare Ribs Album Review

Spare Ribs, Sleaford Mods sixth full length studio album, is a thirteen track record born out of a social commentary that forms the very ethos of the band. Sick of Tory rule, monetary policy, inept...

Review posted on 7th January 2021

The KLF: The Return Of The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu

The KLF: The Return Of The Justified Ancients Of Mu Mu

Nearly twenty nine years since they famously deleted their entire back catalogue The KLF have re-emerged to upload their songs onto streaming sites, including Spotify. For five glorious years from 1987 through to May 1992...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 4th January 2021

Four Tet - Parallel and 871 Album Review

Four Tet - Parallel and 871 Album Review

Four Tet, aka Kieran Hebden, has been a busy boy this year, he's already released a 16 track album, Sixteen Oceans, as well as the 4T Recordings EP and Baby single. Earlier in the year...

Review posted on 30th December 2020

Wonder Women 1984: Musical Icons Of Their Age.

Wonder Women 1984: Musical Icons Of Their Age.

As Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman 1984 seems to be everywhere at the moment we thought we'd take a look back at the wonder women of music back in 1984. DC Comics inspirational character is strong,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th December 2020

Playboi Carti - Whole Lotta Red Album Review

Playboi Carti - Whole Lotta Red Album Review

Playboi Carti decided that Christmas Day was the day to give all of his fans a present rather than his own son Onyx as he released his latest album, Whole Lotta Red just as Santa...

Review posted on 26th December 2020

2020's Most Searched For Artists On Google

2020's Most Searched For Artists On Google

After a crazy year of CoVID19 enforced lockdowns this year's most searched for things on Google were likely to have been skewed somewhat by the abnormality of the circumstances. Joe Wicks certainly got people interested...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd December 2020

Short Songs For The Shortest Day: When brevity is a necessity you'll want this playlist

Short Songs For The Shortest Day: When brevity is a necessity you'll want this playlist

When time is of the essence and you need a quick fix you require some succinct songs to get you through the day. On the shortest day of the year your time is precious but...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st December 2020

The Long Goodbye: A Brexit inspired playlist.

The Long Goodbye: A Brexit inspired playlist.

As we reach the death throws of the protracted Brexit negotiations between The United Kingdom and Europe we thought we'd compile our own little playlist to mark the occasion. Break-ups can be messy affairs in...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th December 2020

St Andrew's Day: We Bring You Eight Of The Best Andrews In Music

St Andrew's Day: We Bring You Eight Of The Best Andrews In Music

As it's St Andrew's Day we thought we'd have a bit of fun and find the best Andrews in music. There's not as many movers and shakers as you may think but we're sure you'll...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th November 2020

Banned Music Videos: What's all the fuss about?

Banned Music Videos: What's all the fuss about?

It's thirty years ago this week that MTV banned Madonna's Justify My Love video. Back in 1990 it was deemed that chicly shot, arty portrayals of men and women enjoying a bit of casual BDSM...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 26th November 2020

Thanksgiving: The best musically inspired thank yous and songs of appreciation we could find

Thanksgiving: The best musically inspired thank yous and songs of appreciation we could find

Thanksgiving is upon us once more. In fact in many countries, including Canada, The Netherlands and St Lucia it has already been celebrated. The forth Thursday in November though is arguably the biggest, best known...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th November 2020

Freddie Mercury: Gone but never forgotten

Freddie Mercury: Gone but never forgotten

Sadly, it was on this day back in 1991 that Queen's iconic front man, Freddie Mercury, passed away at the age of forty five. The very definition of a showman, Mercury could not win his...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th November 2020

Christmas 2020: This year's freshest tunes for the festive season

Christmas 2020: This year's freshest tunes for the festive season

As the holiday season is fast approaching we thought we'd do a round up of this years new songs that have all been released in time for Christmas. The bin men of Wolverhampton have sadly...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th November 2020

Fibonacci Day: Inspiring a numerically based playlist that really adds up

Fibonacci Day: Inspiring a numerically based playlist that really adds up

As it's Fibonacci Day we thought we'd engage the left side of our brains to come up with a sequence of numerically based tunes that hopefully won't divide opinion. Mathematics, rather like music itself, is...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd November 2020

Album Of The Week: A Celebration of nineteen years of Missundaztood by Pink

Album Of The Week: A Celebration of nineteen years of Missundaztood by Pink

On the 20th November 2001 Pink released her second album, Missundaztood. It remains her best selling album to date having shifted more than thirteen million physical copies globally. It is widely seen as Pink's breakthrough...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 20th November 2020

Beaujolais Nouveau: A corker of a playlist inspired by wine

Beaujolais Nouveau: A corker of a playlist inspired by wine

As it's the third Thursday in November it's time to usher in this years batch of Beaujolais Nouveau so we here at Contact Music thought we'd put together a little wine inspired playlist for you...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 19th November 2020

Ace Of Spades: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Motorhead's most iconic album

Ace Of Spades: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Motorhead's most iconic album

Motorhead's fourth studio album, their first to be released in the U.S., turned 40 years old this week. Sadly the main protagonist of the band, and its characterful lead singer Lemmy is no longer with...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th November 2020

Top NBA Players Who Also Rap

Top NBA Players Who Also Rap

Professional sports are not what they used to be. They were once just that: sports. They played the games. Fans consumed them, and rooted for their favorite players and teams. There was a time...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th October 2020

The most relaxing music for studying: students opinion

The most relaxing music for studying: students opinion

A lot of students say that listening to relaxing music helps them study. Probably, it makes the learning process more productive because music activates both the left and right brain hemispheres at the same time...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th October 2020

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

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Jack Antonoff's solo project Bleachers is set to return with a new album entitled 'Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night' this summer, with 'Stop...

Seven queer artists that will help shape a decade of music

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Why we love Martin Garrix's UEFA Euro 2020 collaboration with Bono and The Edge

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