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2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize Shortlist Includes Laura Mvula, Celeste, And Arlo Parks

Laura Mvula, Celeste, Arlo Parks and Wolf Alice are among the acts shortlisted for the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize.The 12 albums in contention for the prestigious accolade were unveiled at a launch event hosted by...

Michael Kiwanuka Joins 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize Judging Panel

Michael Kiwanuka has joined the judging panel for the 2021 Hyundai Mercury Prize.The 34-year-old British singer/songwriter beat the likes of Dua Lipa, Charli XCX and Stormzy to be crowned the winner of the prestigious accolade...

Michael Kiwanuka Reveals What He Learnt From Supporting Adele

Michael Kiwanuka says Adele showed him you can be "shy" and still "sound good" on stage.The Mercury Prize-winner was a support act for the 'Hello' hitmaker when he started out in 2011, and he's explained...

Michael Kiwanuka To Open Studio With Mercury Prize Winnings

Michael Kiwanuka wants to use some of the money from his Hyundai Mercury Prize win to create a studio where young people can come and make music.The 33-year-old British singer/songwriter beat the likes of Dua...

Michael Kiwanuka Wins The 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize

Michael Kiwanuka has won the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize.The 33-year-old musician was announced as the winner of the prestigious annual music accolade for his third album, 'Kiwanuka', which was released to critical acclaim in November...

Dua Lipa And Charli Xcx Lead 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize Shortlist

Dua Lipa, Stormzy and Charli XCX lead the 12 albums shortlisted for the 2020 Hyundai Mercury Prize.The pop superstar's second album 'Future Nostalgia' is among the records in contention for the prestigious Album of the...

Andy Peterson's Top Ten Albums Of 2016

2016 certainly wasn't a renaissance one for British guitar songs, as another 12 months slipped by without the much longed for Oasis reunion, but whilst the brothers feuded theatrically solo artists of one persuasion or...

Jon Kean's Top Ten Albums Of 2016

Those from across the pond, will probably write it off as the year they ended up hiring a billionaire, tiny-handed, Shredded-Wheat-haired fanny-grabber as Commander-in-Chief. Oh, brave new world, that has such people in it...Praise be,...

David Bowie, Radiohead And Skepta Included On 2016 Mercury Music Prize Shortlist

Radiohead, Skepta, The 1975 and the late David Bowie are the big names to have been shortlisted for the 2016 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize, with Adele and previous winner James Blake the notable absences.The 12-strong...

Jack White Produces Michael Kiwanuka Song

Jack White has produced a single for London singer Michael Kiwanuka. The former White Stripes frontman has worked on the 'Home Again' hitmaker's new song 'You've Got Nothing to Lose', which is part of Jack's...

Haim Named Bbc Sound Of 2013

Haim have been named the BBC's Sound Of 2013.The Californian trio of sisters beat AlunaGeorge, Angel Haze, and twelve other acts to claim the top spot in the broadcaster's annual list of bands to watch.the...

Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2012: Our Predictions

As the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize 2012 draws near, we have a look at the shortlist and the likelihood of each act actually walking away with the prize. There’s no such thing as a done...

A Brief Run Down Of The Mercury Prize Favourites

The Mercury Prize is set to be awarded tomorrow (1st Nov. 2012), and true to form and tradition, many of the artists in the nomination lists are ones that you may never have heard, or...

Is It A Sign? Spotify Users Vote Alt-j Favourites For Mercury Music Prize

This Thursday (November 1, 2012), the winner of the Mercury Music will be announced. As a precursor to the official event, Spotify have taken a look at the streaming figures for all of the nominees,...

Plan B And Emeli Sande Lead Nominations For Mobo Awards 2012

Plan B and Emeli Sande have both received 5 nominations for the 2012 Mobo awards, making them the joint leading nominees, reports The Telegraph. Having already been nominated for the 2012 Mercury Prize for...

Lollapalooza Day 1 Round Up: Sabbath And Keys Paint It Black

Day one of Lollapalooza went by yesterday and was a massive success as the headline slots on the Bud Light and Red Bull Soundstage stages were black as night, with veteran rockers Black Sabbath and...

Paul Weller Wants Damon Albarn Collaboration

Paul Weller wants to collaborate with Damon Albarn.The 'That Dangerous Age' singer is a big fan of the Blur singer and after hearing his latest work - an opera, 'Dr Dee' - he is eyeing...

Military Wives Topple Bruce Springsteen To Land No.1 Album

The debut album from the Military Wives' Choir has gone straight to number one in the UK. According to the Official Charts Company, their album In My Dreams beat last week's chart topper, Bruce Springsteen's...

Elbow, Paul Weller And Bon Iver To Headline Latitude

Elbow, Paul Weller and Bon Iver will headline Latitude Festival 2012.The Grammy award-winning folk band will take to the stage for their only UK festival appearance this year on Friday July 13, with the 'One...

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Sports Team: 'Bus Trip All-Dayer' live at Dreamland in Margate

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Live music returned to Dreamland in Margate in spectacular fashion as Sports Team brought their 'Bus Trip All-Dayer' back to the seaside town for the...

Mercury Prize 2021: With a shortlist like this, it’s truly anybody’s game

Mercury Prize 2021: With a shortlist like this, it’s truly anybody’s game

Wolf Alice are nominated for the third time and Arlo Parks is an unsurprising first-time nominee.

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary of 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love' by My Chemical Romance

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Well before they enjoyed meteoric success with 'The Black Parade', My Chemical Romance started their musical journey with another concept album, 'I...

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‘Whip My Hair’ Off: How shaving their heads empowered these women in music

‘Whip My Hair’ Off: How shaving their heads empowered these women in music

Willow Smith and more rocked a buzzcut for so many reasons.

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Normani and Cardi B dispense with the need to maintain any resemblance of social distancing as they get up-close and personal in the video their...

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary Of 'Diamond Life' by Sade

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary Of 'Diamond Life' by Sade

'Diamond Life', released on the 16th July 1984, is not only a significant album in it's own right, it's a cultural touchstone and a near perfect...

From Amyl and the Sniffers to The Jacklights: Six upcoming punk albums you must not miss

From Amyl and the Sniffers to The Jacklights: Six upcoming punk albums you must not miss

The resurrection of punk presents an exciting year for music.

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