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Mary and the Ram talk about their love of Trent Reznor and bandmate Kiran's leather pants [Exclusive]

Mary and the Ram talk about their love of Trent Reznor and bandmate Kiran's leather pants [Exclusive]

Darkwave quartet from York Mary and the Ram have us giggling non-stop in our recent interview where they obsess over Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor, explain the importance of not chasing fame and divulge their...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 28th January 2020

Album of the Week: The 15th anniversary of LCD Soundsystem's debut album

Album of the Week: The 15th anniversary of LCD Soundsystem's debut album

We can hardly believe it's been fifteen years since the release of New York rock collective LCD Soundsystem's critically acclaimed self-titled debut album. The iconic record was released through DFA Records, which frontman James Murphy...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th January 2020

Weekly Music Highlights: Ozzy battles Parkinson's, James Blunt makes us cry and emo kids go wild for My Chemical Romance

Weekly Music Highlights: Ozzy battles Parkinson's, James Blunt makes us cry and emo kids go wild for My Chemical Romance

This week has seen some sad news in the lives of Ozzy Osbourne, Ministry, Juice WRLD and James Blunt, but exciting news for 2000s emo kids who managed to get tickets to MCR and for...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th January 2020

The refreshing honesty of Cape Town's Desmond John aka DJ

The refreshing honesty of Cape Town's Desmond John aka DJ

Sometimes interviewing artists can get pretty repetitive and boring, but occasionally you'll come across someone rather quirky who just oozes honesty and shuns cliches. Cape Town's Desmond John is one such artist, and his candour...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd January 2020

How to get tickets for BTS' Summer 2020 shows in London

How to get tickets for BTS' Summer 2020 shows in London

Everyone's favourite K-Pop band BTS will be returning to the UK capital for the first time in a year and nine months for two epic shows at Twickenham Stadium in July 2020, as part of...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd January 2020

Album of the Week: Appreciating Sounds of Silence with Simon and Garfunkel

Album of the Week: Appreciating Sounds of Silence with Simon and Garfunkel

This week we celebrate 54 years since the release of Simon & Garfunkel's sensational second studio album Sounds of Silence, released through Columbia Records. It became their breakthrough release, reaching the top 20 in the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th January 2020

MeMe Detroit talks rebellion, chewing too loud and hints at an exciting unique project [Exclusive]

MeMe Detroit talks rebellion, chewing too loud and hints at an exciting unique project [Exclusive]

Having dropped her epic rock tune Can't Get You Out of My Mind almost two months ago, we caught up with MeMe Detroit - aka Maria Rodriguez - to talk about her journey so far,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th January 2020

Weekly Music Highlights: Billie Eilish does Bond, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced, and Eminem drops surprise album

Weekly Music Highlights: Billie Eilish does Bond, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees announced, and Eminem drops surprise album

Kicking off the first in our series of Weekly Music Highlights, we summarise the key events in the music industry this week. Over the last few days we've seen thrilling news in the next Bond...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th January 2020

Alex Bayly addresses the wild side of humanity on 'Animal'

Alex Bayly addresses the wild side of humanity on 'Animal'

We are facing our animal instincts with alternative-folk artist Alex Bayly's latest single Animal, taking from his debut album Ley Lines which was released in 2019. Following a successful crowd-funding campaign to release a vinyl...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th January 2020

Album of the Week: The Ramones' often overlooked sophomore release 'Leave Home'

Album of the Week: The Ramones' often overlooked sophomore release 'Leave Home'

We are enjoying some oldies this week as we celebrate 43 years since the release of punk icons the Ramones' second studio album 'Leave Home'. Released on Sire Records, the album saw the band take...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 10th January 2020

The Legend of David Bowie: The Birthday Playlist

The Legend of David Bowie: The Birthday Playlist

This Friday marks four years since the death of a legend, and the music world is still feeling the terrible loss. Today (January 8th 2020) though, we celebrate what would have been David Bowie's 73rd...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th January 2020

Majozi reflects on how his sound has developed over time

Majozi reflects on how his sound has developed over time

Blending his folksy sensibilities with a fresh new pop vibe, Majozi has been promoting his self-titled album tirelessly over the last year. Now he's working on a new project which has given him time to...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 7th January 2020

Album of the Week: Imelda May's No Turning Back was a rockabilly album worth remembering

Album of the Week: Imelda May's No Turning Back was a rockabilly album worth remembering

Rockabilly may be on the niche side of the genre spectrum, but with artists like Imelda May out there we're surprised that that's still the case. Today we're paying tribute to her debut album venture...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 3rd January 2020

Eight albums we're looking forward to in 2020

Eight albums we're looking forward to in 2020

It's a new year and a new decade, so we're hoping it gets off to a good start in the world of music. There are some pretty exciting upcoming releases for 2020, from some of...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 31st December 2019

Top 10 albums of 2019: The music that formed the soundtrack for a historic end to a decade

Top 10 albums of 2019: The music that formed the soundtrack for a historic end to a decade

We're ready to say goodbye to 2019 now that Christmas is over, but not without reflecting on what has been a wonderful year for the world of music. Whether your a pop lover or you...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th December 2019

From Bad Guy to Old Town Road: The 10 best singles of 2019

From Bad Guy to Old Town Road: The 10 best singles of 2019

This year has marked quite an explosive end to a decade in terms of music, as we appear to be looking at a future of young musicians doing exactly what they want, how they want,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 28th December 2019

Nuala declares a war on negativity with her resolutely joyful tunes

Nuala declares a war on negativity with her resolutely joyful tunes

Music is one of the most expressive forms out art out there, powerful enough to move listeners to change their lives. Music can motivate us, cheer us up and unite us, and that's what we...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th December 2019

Yungblud tackles loneliness in candid short film [Video]

Yungblud tackles loneliness in candid short film [Video]

When we think of loneliness, we often think of old people and people without romance in their lives, but truthfully it's something so much deeper. It's a feeling we all get, and one that not...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th December 2019

Seven best Christmas Songs of 2019

Seven best Christmas Songs of 2019

Every year a handful of new festive tunes flood the airwaves, and some are better than others. This year has been no different, and while we'll always have our favourite Christmas standards like 'Fairytale of...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 13th December 2019

Aiko wants to teach us how to find peace in solitude

Aiko wants to teach us how to find peace in solitude

Here at Contactmusic, we love a good new artist and Czech pop songstress Aiko is just what we needed to hear this week. She has an hypnotic new single entitled 'Down' taken from her forthcoming...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 10th December 2019

Upcoming releases: What's on our playlist for December 2019?

Upcoming releases: What's on our playlist for December 2019?

The final albums before the year ends is an interesting selection of debuts, long-anticipated returns and new musical directions. Stormzy and The Who are the ones we're probably most excited about, but we're sure the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st December 2019

November Favourites 2019: A British takeover with FKA Twigs, Coldplay and Michael Kiwanuka

November Favourites 2019: A British takeover with FKA Twigs, Coldplay and Michael Kiwanuka

This month our favourite albums include a lot of British talent (apart from the wonderful Beck), and releases from both the brand new and the highly established. We love an exciting blend of genres and...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th November 2019

Eliza Shaddad talks creative freedom, winning pageants and Australia tour dreams [Exclusive]

Eliza Shaddad talks creative freedom, winning pageants and Australia tour dreams [Exclusive]

Having released her epic new single Girls last month via Big Indie Records, alternative pop artist Eliza Shaddad is looking forward to working on the follow-up to her 2018 debut album Future. We spoke to...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th November 2019

What does Coldplay mean by 'environmentally beneficial' touring?

What does Coldplay mean by 'environmentally beneficial' touring?

With their new album set to hit this weekend and early reviews looking very positive, Coldplay fans will be likely disappointed to hear that the band will not be hitting the road to support it...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st November 2019

September Favourites: Sam Fender's debut, the return of Liam Gallagher and a stunning masterpiece from Charli XCX

September Favourites: Sam Fender's debut, the return of Liam Gallagher and a stunning masterpiece from Charli XCX

It's been a surprisingly excellent month for music with plenty of enjoyable albums to choose from. In fact, picking out our top seven has been far from an easy job. The theme of nostalgia is...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th September 2019

Album of the Week: The 25th anniversary of Veruca Salt's painfully underrated debut American Thighs

Album of the Week: The 25th anniversary of Veruca Salt's painfully underrated debut American Thighs

We celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the coolest records from the 90s Chicago alternative rock scene, Veruca Salt's debut album American Thighs which was first released through Minty Fresh Records. It might not...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th September 2019

The Ultimate Autumn Playlist: Songs to get us in the Fall mood

The Ultimate Autumn Playlist: Songs to get us in the Fall mood

There's something special about Autumn; it's a time of year ripe with nostalgia, melancholy and dismal weather. But still, there's something comforting about getting your big coat out again and enjoying pumpkin spiced everything.Photo Credit:...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 13th September 2019

Album of the Week: The 15th anniversary of The Libertines' greatest work

Album of the Week: The 15th anniversary of The Libertines' greatest work

It's been 15 years since the release of one of the most iconic albums of the 2000s: The Libertines' self-titled second album and the record that landed them the number one spot in the UK...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th August 2019

August Favourites: Bon Iver, Slipknot and more end the summer on a high note

August Favourites: Bon Iver, Slipknot and more end the summer on a high note

It's been an epic month for all genres, with some of our favourite artists at the top of their game. We're ending the Summer with some absolute masterpieces, and the Fall is looking just as...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th August 2019

Album of the Week: Machine Head released debut Burn My Eyes 25 years ago

Album of the Week: Machine Head released debut Burn My Eyes 25 years ago

It doesn't feel like 25 years since Machine Head began, but that's when they unveiled their epic debut album Burn My Eyes via Roadrunner records; becoming the label's best-selling debut until Slipknot's self-titled album five...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th August 2019

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