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Album of the Week: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hole's feminist album Live Through This

Album of the Week: Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Hole's feminist album Live Through This

The unforgettable second studio album of Courtney Love's epic riot grrrl band Hole was released 25 years ago today through DGC Records. Live Through This was their best-selling album by far, with more than two...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th April 2019

Album of the Week: Sade's Stronger Than Pride needs more recognition

Album of the Week: Sade's Stronger Than Pride needs more recognition

This week we acknowledge 31 years since the release of Grammy-winning soul band Sade's hugely underrated third studio album Stronger Than Pride on Epic Records. While it wasn't as well received as their first two...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th April 2019

Hana Piranha talk Trent Reznor, Shakespeare and dealing with self-doubt [Exclusive]

Hana Piranha talk Trent Reznor, Shakespeare and dealing with self-doubt [Exclusive]

It's hard to describe this British alternative band as anything other than goth-rock. Their sound is as dark as it is hard, and we're loving every minute of it. They dropped their new album Waiting...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd April 2019

Upcoming Releases: What we're looking forward to in April 2019

Upcoming Releases: What we're looking forward to in April 2019

Another exceptional month is coming up where we'll be welcoming back veterans, saying farewell to a beloved group and enjoying the debut albums of our some of our favourite artists' latest musical projects. Here are...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 31st March 2019

March Favourites: Billie Eilish and more female artists we adored this month

March Favourites: Billie Eilish and more female artists we adored this month

This month has been awash with incredible female artists including three stand-out debut albums. It's safe to say that girl power is at an all-time high right now, and here are just seven of our...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th March 2019

Album of the Week: How Suede kicked off the Britpop era

Album of the Week: How Suede kicked off the Britpop era

One of the greatest British bands of the 90s, Suede unveiled their debut album 26 years ago today on Nude Records - and it's still one of the most iconic albums that the country has...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th March 2019

Why music-lovers should be worried about the government's plans to raise beer tax

Why music-lovers should be worried about the government's plans to raise beer tax

In case you needed another reason to be disappointed in the UK government amid the mess that Brexit has caused, it seems that they are set on raising beer duty yet again. In other words,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th March 2019

Night House talks new album Everyone Is Watching From Afar and the importance of collaboration [Exclusive]

Night House talks new album Everyone Is Watching From Afar and the importance of collaboration [Exclusive]

Brighton's Night House - aka Nick Williams - released latest single Unfold earlier this month, taken from his debut album Everyone Is Watching From Afar. He worked with producer Dan Brown (whose credits include Massive...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th March 2019

Album of the Week: When Iron Maiden personified The Number of the Beast

Album of the Week: When Iron Maiden personified The Number of the Beast

A bit of heavy metal to round off your Friday as we acknowledge 37 years since the release of arguably Iron Maiden's most iconic album: The Number of the Beast, released through EMI and Harvest...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd March 2019

Seven non-headliners you'll be mad to miss at Lollapalooza 2019

Seven non-headliners you'll be mad to miss at Lollapalooza 2019

With the announcement of the Lollapalooza 2019 line-up, many are excited to see the likes of Ariana Grande, Childish Gambino, Twenty One Pilots and The Strokes topping the bill at the Chicago festival this year....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st March 2019

Album of the Week: The 20th anniversary of Blur's experimental album 13

Album of the Week: The 20th anniversary of Blur's experimental album 13

It's been 20 years since Britpop extraordinaires Blur unveiled their Mercury Prize nominated sixth album 13; a record which was very different sonically and thematically from their previous work, but nonetheless became their fourth consecutive...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th March 2019

Album of the Week: Celebrating 25 years of Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral

Album of the Week: Celebrating 25 years of Nine Inch Nails' The Downward Spiral

This week we are looking at the 25th anniversary of Nine Inch Nails' legendary second album. The Downward Spiral was noted by critics for its strong departure from their debut when it was released on...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th March 2019

10 greatest Prodigy songs of all time

10 greatest Prodigy songs of all time

In memory of the late Keith Flint, who took his own life yesterday (March 4th 2019) at the age of just 49, we've been listening to The Prodigy on repeat - and we're not tiring...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th March 2019

Keith Flint in pictures: Remembering the one and only twisted Firestarter

Keith Flint in pictures: Remembering the one and only twisted Firestarter

It was with an enormous amount of shock that we discovered today that we had lost another music legend to suicide. Keith Flint of The Prodigy was found dead at his home in Essex this...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 4th March 2019

Upcoming releases: What we're looking out for in March 2019

Upcoming releases: What we're looking out for in March 2019

For the first of our monthly previews, it looks like we're in for another stellar month for music as we go into the start of Spring. We'll see a number of eagerly anticipated debut albums,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 28th February 2019

February Favourites: This month brought us Ariana Grande, Ladytron, Sleaford Mods and more

February Favourites: This month brought us Ariana Grande, Ladytron, Sleaford Mods and more

It's been an excellent month for music, which is just what we needed to start our end-of-the-month series of album favourites. We'll be exploring the best albums of every month, with no genre left unturned....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 27th February 2019

We need to talk about Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga at the Oscars

We need to talk about Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga at the Oscars

The internet is going wild over Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's performance at the 91st Academy Awards. They sang Shallow from their 8-times nominated movie A Star Is Born and it was an incredible duet...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th February 2019

Album of the Week: Pablo Honey and the birth of Radiohead

Album of the Week: Pablo Honey and the birth of Radiohead

It's difficult to believe that it's been 26 years since Radiohead dropped their debut studio album, but Pablo Honey was the start of something great - even if it made people sceptical at first.Produced by...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd February 2019

Seven most spectacular moments from the 2019 BRIT Awards

Seven most spectacular moments from the 2019 BRIT Awards

The BRITS are over for another year and what a memorable show it was. Some well-deserved winners, performances of epic proportions and some hilarious moments made the 2019 BRIT Awards one of the best events...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st February 2019

Keelie Walker unveils video for new song This Is What It's Like [Exclusive Premiere]

Keelie Walker unveils video for new song This Is What It's Like [Exclusive Premiere]

Most people's dreams are still well out of reach when they reach 15-years-old, but for Keelie Walker, hers are already starting to become a reality. Last year she supported Jason Derulo on the UK leg...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st February 2019

Rae Stewart drops new video for Making Love [Exclusive Premiere]

Rae Stewart drops new video for Making Love [Exclusive Premiere]

Today's premiere on ContactMusic is from this vibrant urban artist from Manchester. Rae Stewart has just dropped her video for Making Love; a track produced by Birmingham sound-man Triple B (of 2000&Triple ENT); and we're...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 19th February 2019

Album of the Week: The 20th anniversary of The Creatures' Anima Animus

Album of the Week: The 20th anniversary of The Creatures' Anima Animus

Siouxsie Sioux might be well known as an 80s goth icon thanks to her work with Siouxsie and the Banshees, but few remember the work she did afterwards with her side-project The Creatures. Anima Animus...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th February 2019

Ultimate bedroom anthems for Valentine's Day [Playlist]

Ultimate bedroom anthems for Valentine's Day [Playlist]

Happy Valentine's Day! Lots of couples will celebrating this cheesy AF but lovely day, and will most likely celebrate well into the night too. To help you get your evening off to a good start,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th February 2019

Gypsy Circus on influences, fencing and their dream collaboration [Exclusive]

Gypsy Circus on influences, fencing and their dream collaboration [Exclusive]

Edinburgh four-piece Gypsy Circus have recently dropped their new EP Holy Lights And Shadows; a sensational blend of blues, indie and rock sounds. They recently embarked on a short tour of Scotland, performing in Glasgow...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th February 2019

10 weirdly romantic songs for Valentine's Day [Playlist]

10 weirdly romantic songs for Valentine's Day [Playlist]

As it's almost Valentine's Day, you'll be looking for that perfect romantic playlist to set a dinner date to, right? Well, instead of all the corny classics, why not opt for some of the most...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 13th February 2019

Grammy Awards 2019: The big winners and the big surprises of the night

Grammy Awards 2019: The big winners and the big surprises of the night

What an incredible night at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards! With mind-blowing performances, impassioned acceptance speeches and a surprise appearance from Michelle Obama, we're excited to see many of our predictions come true, as well...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 11th February 2019

Album of the Week: 3 Doors Down debut The Better Life was the soundtrack to our millenium

Album of the Week: 3 Doors Down debut The Better Life was the soundtrack to our millenium

It doesn't feel like we're delving too deep into the past with this alt-rock gem, but it has been 19 years since Mississippi's 3 Doors Down dropped their debut album The Better Life on Republic...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th February 2019

Grammy Awards 2019: Our predictions for the big winners

Grammy Awards 2019: Our predictions for the big winners

With the 61st Grammy Awards fast approaching, we have revised the long list of nominees once again and think we've made up our mind about who will be taking home the big prizes this year....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th February 2019

Album of the Week: How Green Day's Dookie saved punk rock

Album of the Week: How Green Day's Dookie saved punk rock

Today (February 1st) marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Green Day's third album and major label debut Dookie. The legendary Diamond-certified release was the band's first ever record on Reprise Records; a label...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st February 2019

Emma Watson Hits Mexico With Her Wealthy New Flame

Emma Watson Hits Mexico With Her Wealthy New Flame

It seems the ever private Emma Watson has found herself a new flame in data tech businessman Brendan Wallace. The pair were seen canoodling over dinner at a restaurant in Mexico over the weekend, though...

News posted in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 17th October 2018

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