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Billie Eilish is the latest star to speak out with an anti-Trump message

Billie Eilish is the latest star to speak out with an anti-Trump message

With the 2020 US presidential election drawing ever closer, the politically minded celebrities of the day have been more and more eager to use their platform to urge fans to vote - and many of...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 20th August 2020

Be Kind: Songs to inspire compassion in a world of conflict [Playlist]

Be Kind: Songs to inspire compassion in a world of conflict [Playlist]

It's amazing that we can live in a world that produces trending hashtags like #BeKind and #AllLivesMatter one minute, and then expresses outrage at an "invasion" of desperate migrants in dinghies the next. It's astounding...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th August 2020

Album of the Week: We're joining Deee-Lite's World Clique

Album of the Week: We're joining Deee-Lite's World Clique

They may be considered one-hit-wonders, but in truth that is an unfair representation of this dance trio. Deee-Lite truly delighted critics with their brand of feel-good house music following the release of their self-produced debut...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 7th August 2020

Meme of the Week: The best "I'm secretly listening to" posts on Twitter

Meme of the Week: The best "I'm secretly listening to" posts on Twitter

We've all done it; tried our best to look cool strutting down the street with our AirPods in (Just kidding - I don't own AirPods) pretending to be musical connoisseurs while secretly feeling grateful that...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th August 2020

Seven greatest movie soundtracks of the 90s

Seven greatest movie soundtracks of the 90s

The 90s feels like a hundred years ago now, but the movies and music of the decade still stick in our minds, and we still revisit them year after year with a stronger and stronger...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th July 2020

Does One Direction still have a place in a DIY decade of music? [Opinion]

Does One Direction still have a place in a DIY decade of music? [Opinion]

Fans are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the formation of British boyband One Direction, while simultaneously Tweeting #18MonthsMyAss in reference to their scheduled hiatus which they announced in 2016. They're hoping their pop heroes are...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd July 2020

Album of the Week: Paolo Nutini takes us back to 'These Streets'

Album of the Week: Paolo Nutini takes us back to 'These Streets'

We're going back to the mid 00s this week with the catchy pop-rock of Paolo Nutini and his infectious debut album These Streets, which was released 14 years ago today through Atlantic Records. It really...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th July 2020

Wear a mask! These are the songs anti-maskers need to hear [Playlist]

Wear a mask! These are the songs anti-maskers need to hear [Playlist]

With the news that face masks are now becoming mandatory in shops and supermarkets in the UK (as in many countries), it's plain to see that the world is still divided on the issue. Most...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th July 2020

10 black female artists who shaped pop music

10 black female artists who shaped pop music

Black culture has without doubt had a monumental influence on the world of pop music since as far back as the 1920s. And while the likes of Chuck Berry, Ray Charles, Bob Marley and Michael...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 10th July 2020

World UFO Day: The alien soundtrack to your life

World UFO Day: The alien soundtrack to your life

The truth is out there... and what better way to get your nerd on than by getting in the alien mood with our World UFO Day playlist? Artists have been singing about space and other...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd July 2020

Guess Who's Back: Songs to play when you're returning to work

Guess Who's Back: Songs to play when you're returning to work

People everywhere are beginning to return back to work this month after long periods at home on the government's furlough scheme during the coronavirus pandemic. To some, it's the end of a holiday, but to...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st July 2020

Watch live shows everyday with DiscovrTV's #HomeConcerts series

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...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th April 2020

Music to inspire you to experience nature [Playlist]

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...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th April 2020

Seven greatest British music films of all time

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...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th April 2020

Stay In and Rock Out: A playlist to get you through quarantine

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...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th April 2020

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

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

I'll be honest; when it comes to listening to music, I've never been down for spending money on earbuds. When you're partially deaf in one ear, you know you're never going to get the full...

Review posted on 9th April 2020

The simple guide to buying the right headphones

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...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th April 2020

Which music streaming service should you subscribe to?

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...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th April 2020

Five ways struggling musicians can make money on lockdown

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...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th April 2020

Lloyd James Fay on the 'oversaturated' music industry and the catharsis of songwriting [Exclusive]

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,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th April 2020

Six unexpected things musicians are doing to help while quarantined

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...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th April 2020

Frans Bak compares working on movie scores to building a solo album [Exclusive]

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...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 4th April 2020

Purity Ring - Womb Album Review

Purity Ring - Womb Album Review

It's been five years since Canadian electronic duo Purity Ring released their second album Another Eternity, but little has changed in terms of their overall sound and macabre lyrical themes now that they are here...

Review posted on 3rd April 2020

Why artists need to stop postponing albums during the coronavirus crisis

Why artists need to stop postponing albums during the coronavirus crisis

You may have noticed, as you trawl through the coming releases for the year in a desperate bid to find something to look forward to, that many artists are postponing their album releases thanks to...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd April 2020

Upcoming Releases: What's coming out in April 2020?

Upcoming Releases: What's coming out in April 2020?

It might not feel as though there's anything to look forward to at the moment, but we do still have new albums to listen to every week. Here are the six releases we're most excited...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd April 2020

March Favourites 2020: Childish Gambino, Conan Gray and The Weeknd stand out as some of the best albums of 2020 so far

March Favourites 2020: Childish Gambino, Conan Gray and The Weeknd stand out as some of the best albums of 2020 so far

It's been a terrible month for music with the coronavirus destroying the live circuit and condemning us to our homes, but it's not been all bad. We've had these incredible albums to listen to. Silver...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st April 2020

Album of the Week: Exploring the wonders of Acoustic Soul with India Arie

Album of the Week: Exploring the wonders of Acoustic Soul with India Arie

If you need an album to cheer you up during this bleak time of uncertainty, look no further than American R&B artist India Arie's debut studio album Acoustic Soul - her stunning first release on...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th March 2020

The Chats - High Risk Behaviour Album Review

The Chats - High Risk Behaviour Album Review

It's difficult not to feel just a little bit excited when a new punk album comes out; this is one of those genres that has changed so much over the years that rarely do we...

Review posted on 27th March 2020

Weekly Coronavirus Updates: Virtual gigs, Rihanna's donation and Gal Gadot's incredible Imagine video

Weekly Coronavirus Updates: Virtual gigs, Rihanna's donation and Gal Gadot's incredible Imagine video

Seeing as there's no live music going on, we're going to be talking about the virtual music events that have been going on lately, as well as the stand-out charitable efforts supporting those who have...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd March 2020

The Mother's Day Playlist: The best songs devoted to the mothers of the world

The Mother's Day Playlist: The best songs devoted to the mothers of the world

Give your mother something else to think about during these troubling times with our heartfelt Mother's Day playlist. Get her flowers as well though - we imagine she's expecting more than a few nice songs....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd March 2020

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