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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

Bubbatrees talk image vs. output, their love of Grimes and their first ever band [Exclusive]

Bubbatrees talk image vs. output, their love of Grimes and their first ever band [Exclusive]

We spoke to frontman Andy Gibb of Glaswegian experimental four-piece Bubbatrees as they prepare to take to the road on tour in the not too distant future. The group released an epic new single entitled...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th August 2019

Galileo's Fan open up about the importance of musical quality and their challenges so far [Exclusive]

Galileo's Fan open up about the importance of musical quality and their challenges so far [Exclusive]

With their new album release 'I Won't Be Found' coming this Autumn, Scottish siblings Galileo's Fan talk to us about their successes so far. Their next single 'Arranging Time' is set to be released this...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th August 2019

Bridges discuss what it's like to be a DIY band and their album plans [Exclusive]

Bridges discuss what it's like to be a DIY band and their album plans [Exclusive]

Currently doing the summer festival rounds, indie-rock five-piece Bridges are set to hit the road for a string of UK-wide dates in October and November. They're are hoping to release their debut album next year,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th August 2019

Gallery 47 talks the importance of self-worth and his nostalgic love of controversial rockstars [Exclusive]

Gallery 47 talks the importance of self-worth and his nostalgic love of controversial rockstars [Exclusive]

This month we're excited to hear the debut album from alternative folk soloist Gallery 47 (aka Jack Peachey). Chaos Ensued is set to be released on 23rd August 2019 through Bad Production Records, but ahead...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd August 2019

Upcoming releases: Taylor Swift, Sleater-Kinney and more albums to look forward to in August 2019

Upcoming releases: Taylor Swift, Sleater-Kinney and more albums to look forward to in August 2019

So far August is looking a lot better for music than July has been, and there really is a lot to look forward to whether you're a pop junkie or a die hard rocker. Taylor...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd August 2019

July Favourites: Sum 41 and Purple Mountains are the saving grace of a poor month for music

July Favourites: Sum 41 and Purple Mountains are the saving grace of a poor month for music

Whenever we say "it's been a great month for music" we truly mean it. We mean it as much as we mean it when we say that THIS month has been pretty poor. Reviews across...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th July 2019

Album of the Week: The 25th anniversary of Marilyn Manson debut Portrait of an American Family

Album of the Week: The 25th anniversary of Marilyn Manson debut Portrait of an American Family

It's hard to believe it's been 25 years since Marilyn Manson, alongside his band of the same name, released the debut album Portrait of an American Family through John Malm Jr. and Trent Reznor's Nothing...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 19th July 2019

Melissa Bel talks industry challenges, Avril Lavigne and her least favourite word [Exclusive]

Melissa Bel talks industry challenges, Avril Lavigne and her least favourite word [Exclusive]

Toronto native Melissa Bel recently dropped her new single 'Cotton Candy', and now this vibrant budding popstar is here to talk to us about her journey into the music industry so far. Melissa Bel -...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th July 2019

St. Martiins talks wonky sad pop, getting to a happier place and immature fall-outs [Exclusive]

St. Martiins talks wonky sad pop, getting to a happier place and immature fall-outs [Exclusive]

Alt-pop duo St. Martiins dropped their epic new single Want God earlier this year through LAB Records; a poignant exploration of faith, anxiety and naivete. They've supported the likes of The Temper Trap, We are...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th July 2019

Seven artists that made me: Tamtam

Seven artists that made me: Tamtam

With inspiring songs under her belt the likes of arranged marriage anthem 'Rise', Saudi-born and LA-based singer-songwriter Tamtam is an empowering force to be reckoned with. She reveals the seven artists that most inspired her...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th July 2019

Independence Day Sing-A-Long: Seven most iconic songs about America

Independence Day Sing-A-Long: Seven most iconic songs about America

Happy 4th of July one and all; it's the most patriarchal day of the year for Americans and, while that might divide opinions due to the colonialist history of the holiday, America is certainly a...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 4th July 2019

Glastonbury Highlights: The most iconic performances at Glasto 2019

Glastonbury Highlights: The most iconic performances at Glasto 2019

Another edition of Britain's most spectacular festival has once again come and gone, and while we're sad to see it go as we get back to mundane reality, we do at least have many incredible...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st July 2019

Upcoming releases: What to look forward to in July 2019

Upcoming releases: What to look forward to in July 2019

It's going to be an indie heavy month, plus a couple of stand-out releases from Ed Sheeran and Chance the Rapper, but it certainly feels like we're going to be basking in some more uplifting...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th June 2019

June Favourites 2019: A month of legendary comebacks from Madonna, Springsteen and more

June Favourites 2019: A month of legendary comebacks from Madonna, Springsteen and more

This month has been one of absolute nostalgia as we revisit some music icons, some music geniuses, and one music hero who we'll sadly never hear again. Here are seven albums that have been released...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th June 2019

Quiz Corner: Can you guess the festival by the emojis?

Quiz Corner: Can you guess the festival by the emojis?

As Glastonbury goers rejoice in the blessed heatwave that has struck the UK this weekend, those who didn't bag a ticket may be feeling a little resentful. But the summer is far from over as...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 28th June 2019

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