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Bengal Lancers talk Josh Homme, sex robots and burlesque [Exclusive]

Bengal Lancers talk Josh Homme, sex robots and burlesque [Exclusive]

Indie four piece Bengal Lancers return to the musical fray having recently released thier latest single, Morning Light. The nostalgia driven track, harking back to simpler times, and "night's that you barely remember and some...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th November 2020

Camden Place share their collaborative dreams and future aspirations [Exclusive]

Camden Place share their collaborative dreams and future aspirations [Exclusive]

Contact Music caught up with Seán Silke from the electro dance act Camden Place ahead of their exciting period of imminent releases and future projects. Seán talks us through his writing process, his preference towards...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th November 2020

MC Salum talks to Contact Music following the release of his latest single, Kaiba [Exclusive]

MC Salum talks to Contact Music following the release of his latest single, Kaiba [Exclusive]

Following the recent release of his latest single, Kaiba, MC Salum talks to us about Drake, Dundee and desire among many other interesting things. Kaiba is Salum's third single this year and he's got plenty...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th November 2020

A.S. Fanning talks to Contact Music ahead of the release of his latest album, You Should Go Mad [Exclusive]

A.S. Fanning talks to Contact Music ahead of the release of his latest album, You Should Go Mad [Exclusive]

Ahead of the release of his second album Stephen Fanning talks exclusively to Contact Music about his music, his inspirations and his aspirations. The Dubliner, formally of Porn Trauma and The Last Tycoons, follows up...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th November 2020

Little Suspicions give the best description of their sound we've ever heard [EXCLUSIVE]

Little Suspicions give the best description of their sound we've ever heard [EXCLUSIVE]

British indie-rock four-piece Little Suspicions give a unique insight into their sound in a new interview with Contactmusic. They also open up about COVID-19 has affected their musical plans, and release a new single entitled...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th October 2020

Dan Sumner talks about his latest album 'Ebb and Flow' and being a control freak [Exclusive]

Dan Sumner talks about his latest album 'Ebb and Flow' and being a control freak [Exclusive]

We caught up with British indie singer-songwriter Dan Sumber to talk about his journey as a DIY musician, and what we can expect from his forthcoming album 'Ebb and Flow', featuring his newest single 'Let...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 28th September 2020

Kaia Vieira talks about her 90s inspirations, band break-ups and the problems with perfectionism [Exclusive]

Kaia Vieira talks about her 90s inspirations, band break-ups and the problems with perfectionism [Exclusive]

Trip hop artist Kaia Vieira dropped her debut EP Vikara earlier this year through These Furious Recordings, and now we release an interview with her discussing her biggest influences and how she's overcome creative challenges.Kaia...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 13th September 2020

Emily Magpie opens up about the difficulties of being a DIY musician and the importance of collaboration [Exclusive]

Emily Magpie opens up about the difficulties of being a DIY musician and the importance of collaboration [Exclusive]

Dream-pop artist Emily Magpie dropped her debut album Let's Talk About the Weather earlier this year, and we got to speak to her about her DIY aesthetic and how she's handled her creative ventures so...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th September 2020

Soumik Datta talks finding your tribe, Indian inspiration and his love of Marvel [Exclusive]

Soumik Datta talks finding your tribe, Indian inspiration and his love of Marvel [Exclusive]

Indian-electronica artist Soumik Datta opens up about the importance of autonomy in production and all the things that inspire his unique sound. Plus, he reveals how the pandemic has affected his creativity and productivity over...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 7th September 2020

Top 10 Bingo Movies

Top 10 Bingo Movies

You might think that Bingo is the past-time of your grandparents in the local care home, but nothing could be further from the truth. Bingo is so cool, so on-trend, so cutting edge that it...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 27th May 2020

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

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