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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

I am HER talk the importance of autonomy, juggling responsibilities and driving Thom Yorke [EXCLUSIVE]

I am HER talk the importance of autonomy, juggling responsibilities and driving Thom Yorke [EXCLUSIVE]

They dropped their latest single Big Monster last month and now UK punk band I am HER, featuring Julie Riley from 90s cult band Rosa Mota, are here talking to us about life as a...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st March 2020

SalaS opens up about what it means to be a "music labourer"

SalaS opens up about what it means to be a "music labourer"

Hailing from Hanoi, Vietnam and now living in Berlin, SalaS (Felipe Salas Sandoval) is a truly dedicated musician who has more or less devoted his entire life to writing, playing and producing music. His most...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 19th March 2020

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Inspiring covers of Irish folk songs [Playlist]

Happy St. Patrick's Day: Inspiring covers of Irish folk songs [Playlist]

You might not be going to the pub for a Guinness this year (thanks, Coronavirus!) but that doesn't mean you can't get into the spirit of St. Patrick's Day from the comfort of your own...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th March 2020

Weekly Coronavirus Updates: How has the virus outbreak affected music this week?

Weekly Coronavirus Updates: How has the virus outbreak affected music this week?

We are looking at a music industry in crisis as the fear surrounding the coronavirus hits the live circuit and beyond. Releases are being put back, gigs postponed, major events cancelled and a new trend...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th March 2020

Album of the Week: When Radiohead suffered with The Bends

Album of the Week: When Radiohead suffered with The Bends

Can you believe it's been 24 years since The Bends, Radiohead's sometimes overlooked second studio album released via Parlophone and Capitol Records, was unleashed unto the world? It certainly doesn't feel that old of an...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 13th March 2020

Deap Lips - Deap Lips Album Review

Deap Lips - Deap Lips Album Review

When Deap Vally and The Flaming Lips announced that they were recording a collaborative album under the portmanteau Deap Lips (ugh... we hate that name so much), we were a little surprised. But both these...

Review posted on 13th March 2020

How to save money when attending gigs

How to save money when attending gigs

If you're an avid gig bunny, you'll know only too well the financial issues attending concerts brings with it. Tickets, travel, hotel, merch and drinks all add up, and the next thing you know, you're...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 11th March 2020

How Balladin use Balkan folk influences to deliver messages of empowerment

How Balladin use Balkan folk influences to deliver messages of empowerment

Without doubt one of the most unique bands we've ever come across, Swiss trio Balladin are transforming traditional Balkan folk music into something altogether more fun and experimental. They're currently on a creative break, but...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 11th March 2020

Why women are campaigning for more female headliners at rock festivals

Why women are campaigning for more female headliners at rock festivals

Since it was revealed that a mere handful of female artists were scattered across the Reading & Leeds Festival line-up and the fast majority were male musicians, feminist music lovers have been expressing their annoyance...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th March 2020

Weekly Music Highlights: Musicians band together for Nashville, coronavirus cancels SXSW and Genesis announce comeback tour

Weekly Music Highlights: Musicians band together for Nashville, coronavirus cancels SXSW and Genesis announce comeback tour

The coronavirus seems to be affecting every area of our lives including music at the moment, so we've decided to give it its own section in our Weekly Music Highlights. Along with the Nashville tornado...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th March 2020

Riz Ahmed delivers a heart-stopping warning with his album and short film The Long Goodbye

Riz Ahmed delivers a heart-stopping warning with his album and short film The Long Goodbye

It might feel a little early to say at this point, but we have no doubt that Riz Ahmed's spoken word/rap album The Long Goodbye is one of the most important releases of 2020. It's...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th March 2020

Upcoming Releases: The January albums ringing in 2021

Upcoming Releases: The January albums ringing in 2021

These are the albums we're looking forward to most this month.

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People are re-sharing a 1983 interview on race with David Bowie and it's beyond iconic

People are re-sharing a 1983 interview on race with David Bowie and it's beyond iconic

David Bowie poses difficult questions about lack of racial diversity on MTV.

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.

The Pretty Reckless - 25 Video

The Pretty Reckless - 25 Video

Taylor Momsen radiates some seriously ethereal beauty in the video for The Pretty Reckless' latest single '25'.

From WAP to Say So: 10 pop songs that made our year

From WAP to Say So: 10 pop songs that made our year

The 2020 pop masterpieces that we've had on repeat.

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