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Stealing Sheep - Elsewhere, Margate 6.12.2019 Live Review

Stealing Sheep made their way down to Elsewhere in Margate to put on their wholly unique and utterly captivating live show.

Bastille - Margate Winter Gardens 10.12.2019 Live Review

Bastille rocked up at The Winter Gardens in Margate for their 'Doom Days Club Nights' tour, making sure they were playing in more unfamiliar towns and cities.

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 December 2019


Stealing Sheep - Elsewhere, Margate 6.12.2019 Live Review

Stealing Sheep made their way down to Elsewhere in Margate to put on their wholly unique and utterly captivating live show.

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 December 2019

Mumford and Sons - Blind Leading The Blind Video

It's Mumford without Sons in the video for Mumford and Sons' latest single Blind Leading The Blind, which features frontman Marcus Mumford going solo.

Posted 11 December 2019

Mumford And Sons

Feeder - Rock City, Nottingham 20.11.2019 Live Review

For the Nottingham date of Feeder's Tallulah tour, you just know before it even starts that it's going to be a banging show.

By Mark Moore on 05 December 2019


Tokyo Tea Room - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 30.11.2019 Live Review

Melting Vinyl brought local talent to the fore as it showcased a set by Tokyo Tea Room on the day of their latest EP release, 'Dream Room'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 03 December 2019

Holy Moly & The Crackers - The Studio at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury 31.11.2019 Live Review

Holy Moly & The Crackers journeyed down from their hometown of Newcastle Upon Tyne to play in Canterbury, where they thought they'd be playing to three people!

By Andrew Lockwood on 02 December 2019

The Weeknd - Heartless Audio

'Heartless' is a hard-hitting new track from The Weeknd and the lead single from his fourth studio album which is yet to be announced.

Posted 29 November 2019

The Weeknd

False Advertising - The Forum, Tunbridge Wells 20.11.2019 Live Review

False Advertising popped down to The Forum in Tunbridge Wells to showcase their incendiary live show.

By Andrew Lockwood on 25 November 2019

Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar Audio

We have a taste for Harry Styles this week thanks to his latest single release 'Watermelon Sugar', ahead of his second album, 'Fine Line'.

Posted 25 November 2019

Harry Styles

Billie Eilish - Everything I Wanted Audio

Ahead of her Where Do We Go? World Tour, Billie Eilish fans are super excited about her upcoming ventures, including brand new single 'Everything I Wanted'.

Posted 25 November 2019

Lewis Capaldi - Before You Go Audio

Grammy contender Lewis Capaldi's newest single 'Before You Go' from 'Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent' has us captivated this week.

Posted 25 November 2019

Lewis Capaldi

Squeeze - Leas Cliff Hall 19.11.2019 Live Review

Squeeze came to the South-East coast to entertain a packed out Leas Cliff Hall.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 November 2019


Kai Whiston - No World As Good As Mine Album Review

Kai Whiston is back already with his second album of his own 'No World As Good As Mine', and this time he has the help of organic instruments.

By Max Cussons on 14 November 2019

J Hus - Must Be Audio

Afroswing pioneer J Hus returns with a new single entitled 'Must Be'; his third track release since he launched his debut album 'Common Sense'.

Posted 11 November 2019

Feet - Ramsgate Music Hall 25.10.2019 Live Review

Feet are mid-tour and promoting their debut album, and tonight they played Ramsgate Music Hall with support from local band Malpractice.

By Andrew Lockwood on 11 November 2019

Lucy Spraggan - The Booking Hall, Dover 18.10.2019 Live Review

Famed for performing one of her own songs as her opening gambit on The X Factor, Lucy Spraggan rocked up at the Booking Hall as part of her UK and Ireland tour.

By Andrew Lockwood on 23 October 2019

Lucy Spraggan

Mark Lanegan - Somebody's Knocking Album Review

After nearly thirty years since his first solo record Mark Lanegan has just released one of his very best and there's not many artists who can claim that.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 October 2019

Mark Lanegan

Mallory Knox - The Booking Hall, Dover 12.10.2019 Live Review

For the first, and almost certainly last, time Cambridge indie rockers Mallory Knox performed at The Booking Hall in Dover.

By Andrew Lockwood on 14 October 2019

Starcrawler - Devour You Album Review

'Devour You' is a fantastic follow up to Starcrawler's debut album and represents a move on in terms of sound and, in part, direction.

By Andrew Lockwood on 14 October 2019

Salvation Jayne - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 4.10.2019 Live Review

Salvation Jayne's third birthday bash was a riot of colour and a celebration of a band very much enjoying what they do.

By Andrew Lockwood on 09 October 2019

Gloo - XYZ Album Review

Gloo is a new supergroup consisting of UK mystic-beat producers Iglooghost and Kai Whiston as well as nu-pop singer/producer BABii.

By Max Cussons on 25 September 2019

Charli XCX - Charli Album Review

'Charli' sees Charli XCX continue to innovate, never being afraid to get honest and show her vulnerability.

By Max Cussons on 20 September 2019

Charli XCX

Sam Fender - Hypersonic Missiles Album Review

Angel of the north Sam Fender has finally graced our ears with his highly anticipated debut album Hypersonic Missiles.

By on 20 September 2019

JPEGMAFIA - All My Heroes Are Cornballs Album Review

JPEGMAFIA is back already with his newest record 'All My Heroes Are Cornballs' and we doubt anyone could've seen this coming.

By Max Cussons on 18 September 2019

Pixies - De La Warr Pavillion, Bexhill-On-Sea 12/09/2019 Live Review

Pixies kicked off the European leg of their latest tour in the sleepy retirement town of Bexhill-On-Sea.

By Andrew Lockwood on 16 September 2019

The Pixies

Slaves - Dreamland, Margate 7.9.2019 Live Review

Kent punk duo Slaves held up their pledge to headline a gig on the Kent coast this weekend when they once again took to the Hall By The Sea stage at Dreamland in Margate.

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 September 2019


Brockhampton - Ginger Album Review

'Ginger' is the kind of album that sees Brockhampton coming to terms with what they've been through.

By Max Cussons on 10 September 2019

Jar Jar Jr - Free Parking on Sundays EP Review

Irish beatmaker jar jar jr returns to the airwaves with a new EP guaranteed to lower your blood pressure.

By on 09 September 2019

Miley Cyrus - Slide Away Audio

With her seventh studio album 'She Is Miley Cyrus' set to be released at some point later this year, Miley Cyrus now drops the first single 'Slide Away'.

Posted 21 August 2019

Miley Cyrus

Emma Frank - Come Back Album Review

Buoyed by the success of last year's 'Ocean Av', Boston-born Brooklynite Emma Frank releases her fourth album 'Come Back'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 August 2019

Yacht - Chain Tripping Album Review

In terms of approach, 'Chain Tripping' takes some beating. To call Yacht's latest release conceptual would be underplaying its inspiration wildly.

By Andrew Lockwood on 13 August 2019

Feeder - Tallulah Album Review

On 'Tallulah', Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose seem to have that burning connection again.

By Mark Moore on 13 August 2019


Neverworld 2019 Review

With an eclectic mix of established acts, up and coming talent and resurgent household names, Neverworld once again offered up some superb musical entertainment.

By Andrew Lockwood on 08 August 2019

Craig David

Have Heart - The Stylus, Leeds 21.07.2019 Live Review

You couldn't have asked for a better performance from Have Heart.

By Max Cussons on 02 August 2019

Splendour In Nottingham 2019 - Live Review

No-one expected that we were in for a day of the four seasons weather-wise, but that is what we got.

By Mark Moore on 30 July 2019

Gomez - Liquid Skin (20th Anniversary Edition) Album Review

To celebrate twenty years since it was released, Southport's finest Indie band Gomez are re-releasing their second album, 'Liquid Skin'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 17 July 2019


Happy Mondays - Dreamland, Margate 13.07.2019 Live Review

Shaun Ryder and Bez took time out from their hilarious stint on Celebrity Gogglebox to join the rest of Happy Mondays as they brought their 'Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches' tour to Dreamland in Margate.

By Andrew Lockwood on 17 July 2019

Happy Mondays

BABii - HiiDE Album Review

Throughout the course of 2019, enigmatic UK singer-songwriter/producer BABii has been creating a buzz for herself ahead of the release of debut album 'HiiDE'.

By Max Cussons on 05 July 2019

Joan As Police Woman - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 26.06.2019 Live Review

Folkestone bore witness to a mesmerising performance from Joan As Police Woman in celebration of a distinguished, if under appreciated, solo career.

By Andrew Lockwood on 03 July 2019

Joan as Police Woman

Tears For Fears/ABC - The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury 23.06.2019 Live Review

An excellent night of largely 80s nostalgia was brought back to life in spectacular style by two of the biggest bands of the time for a great evening's entertainment in Canterbury.

By Andrew Lockwood on 25 June 2019

Tears For Fears ABC

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Harry Styles Jokes About Needing Therapy To Cope With One Direction Fame

Harry Styles jokes about needing therapy to cope with One Direction fame

Harry Styles has joked that he could wake up in his forties with deferred mental health problems from his dizzying...

Noel Gallagher Won't Make Another Album Until 2021

Noel Gallagher won't make another album until 2021

Noel Gallagher is going to take 2020 off and not start work on his next High Flying Birds album until...

Brian Mcfadden And Westlife Have 'Talked About' A Reunion But It's Happening

Brian McFadden and Westlife have 'talked about' a reunion but it's happening

Brian McFadden has ''talked about'' reuniting with Westlife - but it won't happen.The 39-year-old singer quit the group in 2004...

Harry Styles' Emotional Solo Tour

Harry Styles' emotional solo tour

Harry Styles' first solo tour changed him ''emotionally''.The 25-year-old singer admitted that seeing how fans reacted to the deeply personal...

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...

Guns N' Roses Announce London Stadium Show For 2020

Guns N' Roses announce London stadium show for 2020

Guns N' Roses have announced a London stadium show as part of their European 2020 tour.Axl Rose and co will...

Rosalia Calls On Billie Eilish To Complete Collaboration They Started

Rosalia calls on Billie Eilish to complete collaboration they started

Rosalia has teased that she and Billie Eilish have an unfinished song they wrote together.The 'Malamente' singer won the Rising...

Billie Eilish Would Be Down For A Justin Bieber Collaboration

Billie Eilish would be down for a Justin Bieber collaboration

Billie Eilish wants to collaborate with Justin Bieber.The 'bury a friend' hitmaker is a self-professed Belieber, and after finally meeting...

Harry Styles Was Inspired By David Bowie Whilst Working On Fine Line

Harry Styles was inspired by David Bowie whilst working on Fine Line

Harry Styles has revealed how David Bowie's wise words made him realise that it's OK to feel ''uncomfortable'' by a...

Dua Lipa Drops 'Playful' Album Title Track Future Nostalgia

Dua Lipa drops 'playful' album title track Future Nostalgia

Dua Lipa has released ''playful'' album title track 'Future Nostalgia'.The 'New Rules' hitmaker dropped the vibrant upbeat number - which...

Paul Mccartney Recorded Secret Christmas Album Just For Family

Paul McCartney recorded secret Christmas album just for family

Sir Paul McCartney has recorded a Christmas album - but he's never going to release it.The Beatles legend - who...

Billie Eilish Feels 'Weird' Receiving Billboard Women Of The Year Award

Billie Eilish feels 'weird' receiving Billboard Women of the Year Award

Billie Eilish admits it feels ''really weird'' to have been named Billboard's Woman of the Year at the age of...

Nicki Minaj Clarifies Retirement Stance

Nicki Minaj clarifies retirement stance

Nicki Minaj won't take herself ''completely away'' from music.The 'Anaconda' hitmaker claimed in September she was retiring from her chart...

Pat Sharp Thinks People Need To Live In The Moment

Pat Sharp thinks people need to live in the moment

Pat Sharp thinks people care more about being seen at concerts than they do living in the moment.The 'Fun House'...

Harry Styles Would Collaborate With Lady Gaga If It 'Made Sense'

Harry Styles would collaborate with Lady Gaga if it 'made sense'

Harry Styles would love to collaborate with Lady Gaga - but only if it ''makes sense''.The former One Direction star...

Liam Gallagher Could Face $250k Fine After Melbourne Gig Runs Over Curfew

Liam Gallagher could face $250K fine after Melbourne gig runs over curfew

Liam Gallagher was left fuming after being threatened with a hefty $250,000 fine for running over the curfew at his...

Stormzy To Address Maya Jama Split On New Song Lessons

Stormzy to address Maya Jama split on new song Lessons

Stormzy reportedly addresses his split from long-term girlfriend Maya Jama on ''heartfelt'' new song 'Lessons'.The 'Vossi Bop' hitmaker is believed...

The Boomtown Rats Announce First Album In 36 Years

The Boomtown Rats announce first album in 36 years

The Boomtown Rats have announced their first album in 36 years.Bob Geldof and co will release the 10-track LP 'Citizens...

Machine Gun Kelly Pens Song For Daughter For When He Passes

Machine Gun Kelly pens song for daughter for when he passes

Machine Gun Kelly has penned a song for his 11-year-old daughter Casie to listen to when he passes on.The 29-year-old...

Migos May Release Posthumous Juice Wrld Collaboration On New Album

Migos may release posthumous Juice WRLD collaboration on new album

Offset says a track Migos recorded with late rapper Juice WRLD may feature on their upcoming album.The trap star took...

Sam Fender Cancels Remainder Of Tour Due To Laryngitis

Sam Fender cancels remainder of tour due to laryngitis

Sam Fender has cut his UK tour short on the advice of doctors.The 'Play God' hitmaker was already forced to...

Pussycat Dolls Film Mtv Special About Reunion

Pussycat Dolls film MTV special about reunion

The Pussycat Dolls are set to feature in an MTV special about their reunion.The 'Dont Cha' hitmakers - Nicole Scherzinger,...

Justin Bieber Teases Something Big For 2020

Justin Bieber teases something big for 2020

Justin Bieber has teased he has something big lined up for 2020.The 'Never Say Never' hitmaker took to Twitter to...

Yungblud and Inhaler make BBC Music Sound of 2020 longlist

Yungblud and Inhaler make BBC Music Sound of 2020 longlist

Yungblud, Inhaler, Celeste and more have made the longlist for the BBC Music Sound of 2020.The 'hope for the underrated...

Nme Awards To Return In 2020 After Break

NME Awards to return in 2020 after break

The NME Awards will be back in 2020 after a year off.One of the most rock 'n' roll ceremonies in...

The 1975 Reschedule European Tour To Focus On Album

The 1975 reschedule European tour to focus on album

The 1975 have rescheduled their European tour to focus on finishing upcoming album 'Notes On A Conditional Form'.Matty Healy and...

Ne-yo Is On His Own Love-making Playlist

Ne-Yo is on his own love-making playlist

Ne-Yo confessed he's on his own love-making playlist.The 'Closer' hitmaker - who has four children, sons Roman, 17 months, Shaffer,...

Jack Black Compares Jack White's Studio To Elvis' Graceland

Jack Black compares Jack White's studio to Elvis' Graceland

Jack Black says Jack White's studio is like going to Elvis' Graceland.The 'School of Rock' actor and the 'Seven Nation...

Halsey Dedicates Without Me To Juice Wrld

Halsey dedicates Without Me to Juice Wrld

Halsey dedicated 'Without Me' to Juice Wrld at her Brooklyn concert on Tuesday night (10.12.19).The US pop star performed the...

Drake Teases He's 'Finishing Up' New Album

Drake teases he's 'finishing up' new album

Drake is ''finishing up'' his new album.The Toronto rapper was a special guest during DaBaby's set when his 'The Kirk...

Chester Bennington's Old Band Grey Daze To Release Album In His Honour

Chester Bennington's old band Grey Daze to release album in his honour

Chester Bennington's old band Grey Daze are releasing an album in the late rocker's honour.Long before the 'In The End'...

Ed Sheeran Crowned UK's Official Number 1 Artist Of The Decade

Ed Sheeran crowned UK's Official Number 1 Artist of the Decade

Ed Sheeran has been crowned the UK's Official Number 1 Artist of the Decade.The 28-year-old pop megastar - who was...

Robbie Williams Jokes Ayda Field Didn't Make The Cut For Christmas Duet

Robbie Williams jokes Ayda Field didn't make the cut for Christmas duet

Robbie Williams says his wife Ayda Field ''didn't quite make it'' onto new album 'The Christmas Present'.The 'Let Me Entertain...

Tom Walker Says Songwriting Is Like 'Therapy'

Tom Walker says songwriting is like 'therapy'

Tom Walker says songwriting is like ''therapy'' for him.The 27-year-old Scottish musician released his debut studio LP 'What a Time...

Per Gessle Pays Tribute To Late Roxette Bandmate Marie Fredriksson

Per Gessle pays tribute to late Roxette bandmate Marie Fredriksson

Per Gessle has paid a heartfelt tribute to his Roxette bandmate Marie Fredriksson following her death.The 60-year-old guitarist thanked his...

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...

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