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BBC to air documentary about model-turned-war photographer

BBC to air documentary about model-turned-war photographer

The BBC is set to air a documentary about a woman who went from working as a model to capturing the liberation of Europe at the end of the Second World War as a photojournalist.Lee...

News posted in on 27th May 2020

BBC reports ‘record-breaking’ start to new education service

BBC reports ‘record-breaking’ start to new education service

The BBC has said it has had a "record-breaking" start to its new education service after its online learning resources were viewed 8.7 million times in the first four days they were available.The Bitesize Daily...

News posted in on 27th May 2020

Gemma Collins compares herself to Marilyn Monroe ahead of new TV show

Gemma Collins compares herself to Marilyn Monroe ahead of new TV show

Gemma Collins has compared herself to Marilyn Monroe ahead of the launch of her new TV programme.Diva On Lockdown, a rebrand of the Only Way Is Essex star's Diva Forever, will capture her life at...

News posted in on 27th May 2020

All-star Live Lounge charity song in pole position in singles chart

All-star Live Lounge charity song in pole position in singles chart

An all-star BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge performance featuring musicians including Dua Lipa, Chris Martin and Ellie Goulding is on course to become the second consecutive charity number one single.The song, which is a cover...

News posted in on 27th May 2020

Brad Pitt plays US health expert in Saturday Night Live sketch

Brad Pitt plays US health expert in Saturday Night Live sketch

Brad Pitt has played a US health expert in a sketch on Saturday Night Live.The Hollywood actor took several swipes at President Donald Trump during the segment on the programme, in which he impersonated Dr...

News posted in on 27th May 2020

Race Across The World winners reveal surprise donation

Race Across The World winners reveal surprise donation

Race Across The World winners Emon and Jamiul have pledged GBP 10,000 of their prize money to help children sleeping rough in the countries they passed through on their journey across South America.Business owner, Emon,...

News posted in on 27th May 2020

Newsreader Sarah-Jane Mee planning home birth due to coronavirus

Newsreader Sarah-Jane Mee planning home birth due to coronavirus

Sky News presenter Sarah-Jane Mee has revealed that she is planning to have a home birth because of the coronavirus pandemic.In an interview with Hello! magazine, she said that she wanted to make sure that...

News posted in on 27th May 2020

Professor Green and Katie Piper to speak in new radio mental health initiative

Professor Green and Katie Piper to speak in new radio mental health initiative

Rapper Professor Green and TV presenter Katie Piper are set to feature in a radio campaign to support the nation's mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.The 60 Second Support series will offer radio listeners advice...

News posted in on 27th May 2020

Christopher Eccleston says The A Word has ‘connected’ him with the public

Christopher Eccleston says The A Word has ‘connected’ him with the public

Christopher Eccleston has said that the BBC One series The A Word has "connected" him to the public.The drama tells the story of a family who have a son who has autism.The actor said that...

News posted in on 27th May 2020

Stephen Fry, Grayson Perry and Nick Cave back calls to support the arts

Stephen Fry, Grayson Perry and Nick Cave back calls to support the arts

Comedian Stephen Fry, artist Grayson Perry and musician Nick Cave are among the signatories to a letter calling for the Government to take action to prevent the UK becoming "a cultural wasteland".The letter, which was...

News posted in on 27th May 2020

Former stars of The Bill reminisce about the show’s early days in video call

Former stars of The Bill reminisce about the show’s early days in video call

Former stars of The Bill – including Trudie Goodwin, Eric Richard and Chris Ellison – have reunited in a video call.The actors got together to reminisce about the early series of the long-running police drama.Also...

News posted in on 27th May 2020

Five fun facts about Aerosmith

Five fun facts about Aerosmith

Aerosmith is arguably Boston’s most famous export since Sam Adams. Until wider circumstances brought things to a grinding halt, Steven Tyler and the boys were rocking Las Vegas in what is, incredibly, the 50th...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 18th April 2020

Blanks proves that nothing can stop the flow of creativity - not even quarantine

Blanks proves that nothing can stop the flow of creativity - not even quarantine

Fresh off the back of previous success 'Sweaters', Blanks has popped back onto our YouTube feeds during quarantine to release a song inspired by the time he has been spending alone - and the feedback...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th April 2020

How a cancer diagnosis helped shape Rachel Sage's 'Character'

How a cancer diagnosis helped shape Rachel Sage's 'Character'

Rachael Sage is gearing up to release a career-defining album, Character. Written in the wake of a life-changing cancer diagnosis, treatment and recovery period, Rachael Sage was forced to ask herself, "what comprises character?" Throughout...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 26th March 2020

Introducing Bang Bang Romeo: Their new LGBTQ+ anthem sees frontwoman Stars at her fiercest

Introducing Bang Bang Romeo: Their new LGBTQ+ anthem sees frontwoman Stars at her fiercest

Meet Bang Bang Romeo, the fierce trio standing up for LGBTQ+ and women's rights, and taking the pop-rock world by storm. Fronted by Stars and her "Richter-Scale shaking vocal range that doesn't so much raise...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th March 2020

Catching up with Dictator following the release of their politically-charged single Anthem For A Doomed Youth [Exclusive]

Catching up with Dictator following the release of their politically-charged single Anthem For A Doomed Youth [Exclusive]

Scottish four-piece Dictator (not Dominators, as some would have you believe) recently dropped their epic new single 'Anthem For A Doomed Youth', and we caught up with them recently to find out more about their...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st December 2019

The Frampton Sisters talk taking things slow, having musical parents and growing up in the Orkney Isles [Exclusive]

The Frampton Sisters talk taking things slow, having musical parents and growing up in the Orkney Isles [Exclusive]

Christmas is coming and The Frampton Sisters admit they are keen to get celebrating. We caught up with the indie-folk duo to discuss their future plans following the release of their debut single 'Birds Of...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th November 2019

Kamora open up about the importance of social media in finding musical success [Exclusive]

Kamora open up about the importance of social media in finding musical success [Exclusive]

They released their debut single 'Wild Thing' this month, and now four-piece rock band Kamora are planning some exciting live appearances for next year as well as a steady release of yet more epic singles....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th November 2019

Mark Sharp and The Bicycle Thieves talk Lewis Capaldi, breaking apples and their dreams for bigger shows [Exclusive]

Mark Sharp and The Bicycle Thieves talk Lewis Capaldi, breaking apples and their dreams for bigger shows [Exclusive]

Indie Scots Mark Sharp & The Bicycle Thieves recently dropped their latest single 'Moonshine' and it certainly shows why they've had sell-out live success already. We caught up with them to talk about their journey...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th November 2019

Getting into the festive spirit with Susan Boyle [Christmas Q&A]

Getting into the festive spirit with Susan Boyle [Christmas Q&A]

We love the nostalgia of the Christmas season, whether it's the music, the food or the memories. Who better to give us a wholesome picture of this wonderful of year than operatic pop sweetheart and...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 26th November 2019

tameBERSERK takes us through his sonic inspiration and the pros and cons of creative control [Exclusive]

tameBERSERK takes us through his sonic inspiration and the pros and cons of creative control [Exclusive]

With his debut album 'Super Thinking' out now on Poster Boy Records after a two-year creative process, we had a thoroughly entertaining and illuminating chat with multi-instrumentalist James Pain as part of his new project,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 26th November 2019

IYEARA open up about pro-active music-making, unhappy neighbours and their hopes for going live [Exclusive]

IYEARA open up about pro-active music-making, unhappy neighbours and their hopes for going live [Exclusive]

Electronic trio IYEARA have already dropped their debut EP Consequences this Autumn, and we can expect their very first full-length album early next year. They may not have hit the live circuit yet, but we...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th November 2019

Five luxury headphones for your Christmas list this year

Five luxury headphones for your Christmas list this year

The Christmas shopping season is well underway and if you are tempted to add a new set of headphones to your most-wanted list, the minefield of options could leave you with a festive headache.Here is...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 18th November 2019

Dani Sylvia talks miserable pop, staying true to her art and divulging friends' secrets [Exclusive]

Dani Sylvia talks miserable pop, staying true to her art and divulging friends' secrets [Exclusive]

Ahead of her headline show in London this month, up-and-coming pop songstress Dani Sylvia talks to us about her journey making music so far. She released her latest single Lithium in September, and she's set...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th November 2019

Mipso talk endless touring, amazing wedding moments and their most inspiring artists [Exclusive]

Mipso talk endless touring, amazing wedding moments and their most inspiring artists [Exclusive]

Indie-Americana four-piece Mipso embark on an exciting UK and European tour this month, just weeks after releasing their incredible new single 'People Change' via AntiFragile. If you love the likes of Local Natives, Fleet Foxes...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th October 2019

Chloé Caroline on the difficulties of being a female in pop, acting ventures and ideal collaborations [Exclusive]

Chloé Caroline on the difficulties of being a female in pop, acting ventures and ideal collaborations [Exclusive]

Up-and-coming LA popstar Chloé Caroline dropped her latest single Forgive Me earlier this month through AWAL Records, and now she opens up to us about her broad genre-inspiration and the difficulties of making a career...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th September 2019

Hein Cooper talks financial troubles, human connections and his problem with aeroplanes [Exclusive]

Hein Cooper talks financial troubles, human connections and his problem with aeroplanes [Exclusive]

Following the release of his new album Underneath It All through AntiFragile Music, Aussie indie-pop artist Hein Cooper talks to us about his emergence into the music industry and his hopes for the future of...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 18th September 2019

Mexican Radio talk making a name for themselves, the power of Berlin and kissing Mark E. Smith [Exclusive]

Mexican Radio talk making a name for themselves, the power of Berlin and kissing Mark E. Smith [Exclusive]

With their second album release 'Destruction/Reconstruction' imminent, we spoke to Dyan Valdes, the vocalist and synth-player of Germany-based punk trio Mexican Radio, about their experience in the music industry and the aesthetic that they have...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th September 2019

Mark Butcher explains to ContactMusic how he moved from cricket to music [EXCLUSIVE]

Mark Butcher explains to ContactMusic how he moved from cricket to music [EXCLUSIVE]

He took centre-stage at cricket's historic venues for many years, yet Mark Butcher has always had a dream to perform under a very different spotlight.As an opening batsman in England's Test side between 1997 and...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 11th September 2019

Cafolla talks music from the soul, political influences and his caped exploits [Exclusive]

Cafolla talks music from the soul, political influences and his caped exploits [Exclusive]

As we await the new album from eclectic Scottish artist Cafolla, 'Cowboys and Africans', he speaks to us in an exclusive interview about his creative ventures so far. He released his latest single, '1985', alongside...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 10th September 2019

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