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Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory Album Review

Vince Staples is a Californian rapper who's displayed quite a lot potential in recent years. After a handful of mixtapes and EP's, he released his debut album, a double album, 'Summertime '06' in 2015. So far Staples has displayed his...


The XX - I Dare You Video

The XX love Los Angeles and they sure prove it with the sun-soaked new party video for their single 'I Dare You'. They describe it as a 'love letter' to the Californian city and it's featured on their number one...

Posted 29 June 2017

The XX

Ride - Weather Diaries Album Review

Should we talk about the weather? Should we talk about the government? To an extent, Ride's fifth album "Weather Diaries" does both. It's very British to get all meteorological and very 2017 to get all political, so they're bang on...

By Jon Kean on 28 June 2017

Ride

Vince Staples - Big Fish Theory Album Review

Vince Staples is a Californian rapper who's displayed quite a lot potential in recent years. After a handful of mixtapes and EP's, he released his debut album, a double album, 'Summertime '06' in 2015. So far Staples has displayed his...

By Max Cussons on 27 June 2017

Vince Staples

The Wedding Present - Bristol O2 Academy 15.06.17 Live Review

Bristol's middle-aged moshpit, spurred on by some younger pogoing devotees, bounced their way through The Wedding Present's debut album "George Best" one last time in a live setting. Celebrating its thirtieth birthday, David Gedge was the only surviving member of...

By Jon Kean on 23 June 2017

The Wedding Present

Coldplay - All I Can Think About Is You [Lyric] Video

Coldplay release a beautiful lyric video for their new single 'All I Can Think About Is You', the animated footage was created and directed by illustrators I Saw John First. The track is featured on the band's new Kaleidoscope EP.

Posted 22 June 2017

Coldplay

Bogus Order - Zen Brakes Vol.2 Album Review

Bogus Order would probably need quite a lot by way of introduction, were they not in fact Coldcut, who should need none. Well OK then, just a bit: production duo Matt Black and Jonathan Moore began DJ'ing before your dad...

By Andy Peterson on 21 June 2017

'68 - Two Part Viper Album Review

'68 is the latest project of Josh Scogin, former frontman of The Chariot and Norma Jean. However, with this duo's 2014 debut 'In Humor And Sadness', it was arguably the scene legend's finest work put to wax. Whereas his previous...

By Max Cussons on 20 June 2017

'68

Parklife 2017 Festival Review

I was particularly excited to attend Parklife in Manchester this year, the line-up looked incredible and considering the recent trauma in Manchester, it's great to see the city is strong, resolute and still a leading authority musically in the UK....

By Tareck Ghoneim on 19 June 2017

The Parklife Weekender

Elbow - Forest Live 2017 Review

Surrounded by the twelve thousand tress of the stunningly beautiful Bedgebury Pinetum, and in front of the thousands that had come to hear them play, Elbow took to the stage just outside Royal Tunbridge Wells, in Kent. As part of...

By Andrew Lockwood on 19 June 2017

Elbow

Skrapz - Enemies Video

Enemies is the new single from upcoming Brit Rapper Skrapz. Having initially made a name for himself by creating a series of acclaimed mixtapes, Skrapz now shows us what he's really capable of with his debut album which features many...

Posted 19 June 2017

Dizzee Rascal - Space Video

Dizzee Rascal hasn't released an album in over four years but now the London based MC makes a welcome return with the new single 'Space' and news about his upcoming Sixth studio album 'Raskit'; this will be the second album...

Posted 16 June 2017

Dizzee Rascal

Lau - Decade - The Best of Lau 2007-2017 Album Review

When the good ship Lau was launched with "Lightweights and Gentlemen" in 2007 - the infectious-to-pandemic-proportions "Hinba" was the champagne effervescing across the bows.  In the ten years since that gobsmacking, 'what the folk?' epiphany, they've produced three more genre-busting...

By Jon Kean on 16 June 2017

Lau

Melt-Banana - Brudenell Social Club-14.06.2017 Live Review

Melt-Banana are one of the finest bands Japan has to offer as well as one of the finest bands in noise-rock and experimental music as a whole. For over 20 years now the outfit have been delivering the highest order...

By Max Cussons on 15 June 2017

Camille - Oui Album Review

It is not without some degree of cliché(!) that we generally come to find French musical excellence. Daft Punk, Air, MC Solaar etc etc; they're all blessed with effortless cool, a French chic that goes hand in hand with their...

By Andrew Lockwood on 15 June 2017

Camille

Wild Life Festival 2017 Review

Successfully cementing its place in the festival calendar, Wild Life, in its third year, fortuitously flourished in the best weather since its inception, as hometown-legend Fatboy Slim played his biggest crowd in Brighton for over five years. Diversity amongst the music...

By Adam Holden on 15 June 2017

Wild Life Festival

Creamfields Steel Yard 2017 - Live Review

The Steel Yard returned to London for a second bank holiday two-day weekend extravaganza, with Axwell n Ingrosso and Eric Prydz headlining the evenings. With the latter also debuting his latest Epic Show 5.0, he would steal all the headlines...

By Adam Holden on 15 June 2017

Creamfields

Sheryl Crow - Halfway There Ft. Gary Clark Jr. Video

It's almost 25 years since Sheryl Crow released her first album 'Tuesday Night Music Club', since then she's become a household name and has released ten studio albums. The tenth release 'Be Myself' was released in April through Warner Bros....

Posted 15 June 2017

Sheryl Crow

Beach House - Chariot Video

Beach House have directed the video for their latest track 'Chariot' themselves. The single is one of two new tracks from their upcoming album 'B-Sides and Rarities' set for release in late June through Sub Pop/Bella Union. As well as...

Posted 14 June 2017

Beach House

Nyna - Interview

We catch up with Serbian Born, London based dark indie pop artist, NYNA. After amassing 130k soundcloud plays from her online covers she gets ready to release her debut single FACES on 9th June 2017. How did this single come...

Posted 14 June 2017

Kasabian - Bless This Acid House Video

Having released the track digitally at the start of May, Kasabian now make the video for their latest single 'God Bless This Acid House' available to watch. Kasabian's latest record 'For Crying Out Loud' is their sixth studio album and...

Posted 13 June 2017

Kasabian

Gorillaz - Sleeping Powder Video

2D takes us on a very Gorillaz comedown with the new single Sleeping Powder - obviously, knowing our favourite virtual band, the tempo doesn't remain that way for long and it develops into slightly more familiar territory.Sleeping Powder is a...

Posted 09 June 2017

Gorillaz

Manchester Orchestra - Gold Video

Manchester Orchestra are back with a new album and single. The Gold is the first single from their new album 'A Black Mile To The Surface' which will be released through Loma Vista Recordings at the end of July. This will...

Posted 09 June 2017

Manchester Orchestra

Phoenix - Ti Amo Album Review

Politically inter-country relations may have been a little strained in Europe of late, but culturally French four-piece Phoenix is bringing the love for their neighbours with a love letter to Italy. The title of the band's sixth album says it...

By Jim Pusey on 09 June 2017

Phoenix

Iron & Wine - Call It Dreaming Video

Iron and Wine makes his long awaited return with the new single 'I'll Call It Dreaming', the track perfectly accompanies the video which takes us on a saunter through the summer. It's been over four years since Iron & Wine...

Posted 08 June 2017

Iron & Wine

Plan B - In The Name Of Man Video

Plan B has launched a poignant new single entitled 'In The Name Of Man', accompanied by a heartbreaking video, exploring the complexities and atrocities of mankind. It's the first single from his long-awaited fourth studio album, the name of which...

Posted 07 June 2017

Plan B

Sufjan Stevens, Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, James McAlister - Planetarium Album Review

You can forget Guardians Of The Galaxy as the best soundtrack for an extraterrestrial adventure, there's a new indie rock super group that's eclipsed the competition. Originally conceived as a classical project in a live setting, Planetarium has evolved from...

By Jim Pusey on 06 June 2017

Sufjan Stevens

Field Day 2017 - Festival Review

Field Day is a yearly London festival, which is on its 10th year now. The festival specialises in electronic music, hip-hop, pop, indie and some other things here and there. This year the festival has some of the best artists...

By Max Cussons on 05 June 2017

Field Day Aphex Twin John Cooper Clarke Flying Lotus

Hazel English - 2017 Interview

Is it any surprise that an Australian, living in California, makes tunes that feel balmy and sun-kissed? Is it any surprise, furthermore, that someone whose surname is English should make summery songs that have a few ominous and tempestuous dark...

Posted 05 June 2017

Radiohead - I Promise Video

Radiohead are well on their way to releasing their special 20th anniversary re-release of their landmark 1997 album 'OK Computer' which they have named 'OKNOTOK'. Now they unveil an eeries new video for one of the previously unheard tracks, 'I...

Posted 02 June 2017

Radiohead

Prophets of Rage - Unf**k The World Video

Tom Morello led supergroup Prophets Of Rage have just unveiled 'Unf**k The World' - the lead track from their newly announced self-titled album, which is set to be released in the Fall. Plus, an accompanying video has also been launched...

Posted 01 June 2017

Foo Fighters - Run Video

Foo Fighters return with a surprise new single entitled 'Run', accompanied by a hilarious, if not a little disturbing, video directed by their own lead singer. Details of their forthcoming ninth studio album are yet to be announced, but this...

Posted 01 June 2017

Foo Fighters

Liam Gallagher - Wall Of Glass Video

Oasis fans around the world rejoice as the band's frontman, Liam Gallagher, finally releases his much anticipated debut single. It's been a long wait for fans of the younger Gallagher brother as his last record 'Be' recorded with his band...

Posted 01 June 2017

Liam Gallagher

Gorillaz - Humanz Album Review

Seven years might seem a long time between albums, however, if your two creative protagonists (Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett) have somewhat of a major falling out in the interim, one of them reforms their original band (Blur), and decides...

By Andrew Lockwood on 31 May 2017

Gorillaz

Slam Dunk Festival 2017 - Festival Review

Slam Dunk Festival has been a highlight of the year for moshers across the UK for over a decade now. Having started in 2005, just taking place at Leeds’ Millenium Square, the festival is now a city takeover with its...

By Max Cussons on 31 May 2017

Slam Dunk Festival

Ho99o9 - United States Of Horror Album Review

Ho99o9 (pronounced 'horror') are a New Jersey experimental hip-hip outfit, who have been one of the ones to look out for in recent years. Across various EP's as well as 2015's 'Dead Bodies in the Lake' mixtape, they've moulded a...

By Max Cussons on 31 May 2017

Amber Arcades - Cannonball EP Review

When Annelotte de Graaf emerged in 2016 with her self-recorded album "Fading Lines", there was pleasant happenstance that brought her to the fore. She had money saved up, and rather than spend it on transient things, she decided to invest...

By Jon Kean on 31 May 2017

Goo Goo Dolls - You Should Be Happy EP Review

Having released their eleventh studio album last year, Goo Goo Dolls return with the under-utilised EP format, containing four new tracks and a remix of the title cut from ‘Boxes’. The Buffalo natives set out on an extensive North American tour...

By Alex Lai on 30 May 2017

Goo Goo Dolls

Maximo Park - Dreamland, Margate, Kent 27.05.17 Live Review

Following the release of Maximo Park's sixth studio album, 'Risk To Exist', almost a month ago, and just ahead of a heavy schedule of festival dates, the band ushered in a new season of thrills and spills at Dreamland Pleasure Park in Margate....

By Andrew Lockwood on 30 May 2017

Maximo Park

Dauwd - Theory Of Colours Album Review

Dauwd's profile for an artist/producer held in such high esteem by so many is minimalist – a rare podcast here, a few sponsored words as part of an Ableton teach in here – but his pull is obvious, having released...

By Andy Peterson on 30 May 2017

Margate Wonderland - Dreamland Amusement Park, Margate, Kent, 28.05.17 Live Review

Following a £25Million investment, Dreamland Amusement Park re-launched over bank holiday weekend to the delight of the many who passed through the gates. With new rides, a new layout, new bars and a new stage to boot the heritage theme...

By Andrew Lockwood on 30 May 2017

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Liam Gallagher Unveils Track-listing For As You Were

Liam Gallagher unveils track-listing for As You Were

Liam Gallagher has unveiled the track-listing for his debut solo album 'As You Were'.The former Oasis frontman has taken to...

Kanye West Reportedly Set To Resume Touring In 2018

Kanye West Reportedly Set To Resume Touring In 2018

Following a lengthy absence from the music scene after his hospitalisation late last year, Kanye West is reportedly preparing to...

Arcade Fire Reveal Track-list For Everything Now

Arcade Fire reveal track-list for Everything Now

Arcade Fire's new album 'Everybody Now' features three versions of the title song.The Canadian rockers teased back in April that...

Lana Del Rey Tells Stevie Nicks Her Music Is 'Present'

Lana Del Rey tells Stevie Nicks her music is 'present'

Lana Del Rey has described her music as ''present'' in an interview with Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks.The 32-year-old star...

Pharrell Williams Producing Ariana Grande And Justin Timberlake's Lp's

Pharrell Williams producing Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake's LP's

Pharrell Williams has confirmed he's working on ''amazing'' albums with Ariana Grande and Justin Timberlake.The 44-year-old producer spilled the news...

Lana Del Rey: Lust For Life Is The 'Opposite' Of Born To Die

Lana Del Rey: Lust For Life Is The 'Opposite' Of Born To Die

Lana Del Rey insists her new album is the ''complete opposite'' of 'Born To Die'. The 32-year-old musician released her...

Thomas Rhett Confirms Selena Gomez Duet

Thomas Rhett confirms Selena Gomez duet

Thomas Rhett has confirmed he has recorded a duet with Selena Gomez.The 27-year-old musician and the 'It Ain't Me' hitmaker...

Matt Terry Turns Latin For Debut Lp

Matt Terry turns Latin for debut LP

Matt Terry has teamed up with Latin producers for his debut album.The 24-year-old singer has been busy writing for his...

Adele Confirms London Shows May Be Her Last

Adele Confirms London Shows May Be Her Last

Ahead of the final stretch of huge gigs that wrap up her massive world tour, Adele has shared a personal...

Rita Ora Says 2 Chainz Is 'The Coolest'

Rita Ora says 2 Chainz is 'the coolest'

Rita Ora and 2 Chainz share ''the best friendship ever''.The 26-year-old beauty has worked with the rapper on her long-awaited...

John Mayer's Music Is More 'Me'

John Mayer's music is more 'me'

John Mayer believes his music is more ''me''. The 39-year-old singer songwriter has admitted throughout his career at the helm...

UK Singles Chart Changes Rules To Prevent 'Ed Sheeran Effect'

UK Singles Chart Changes Rules To Prevent 'Ed Sheeran Effect'

Ed Sheeran shattered all sorts of chart records earlier this year when his latest album Divide was released, with all...

Shane Filan Announces New Album

Shane Filan announces new album

Shane Filan has announced his third solo album is coming out this year.The former Westlife star has had two successful...

The Foo Fighters Will Perform A Special Gig At The O2 This Year

The Foo Fighters Will Perform A Special Gig At The O2 This Year

The Foo Fighters have announced they will perform a special gig at The O2 this year to celebrate the venue's...

Phil Collins Needs Golf Buggy

Phil Collins needs golf buggy

Phil Collins will rely on a golf buggy to get to the stage for his gig in London's Hyde Park...

Nine Inch Nails Make Twin Peaks Cameo Performance

Nine Inch Nails Make Twin Peaks Cameo Performance

The revival of David Lynch's 'Twin Peaks' is turning out to be quite the ride, with some epic moments in...

Ed Sheeran Announced European Tour

Ed Sheeran announced European tour

Ed Sheeran has announced a huge 2018 stadium tour.The 'Castle on the Hill' hitmaker will embark on a number of...

Chas Hodges Invites Cancer Medics To Comeback Gig

Chas Hodges invites cancer medics to comeback gig

Chas Hodges has invited the doctors who saved his life to see Chas and Dave's comeback gig.The 73-year-old musician was...

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The Black Eyed Peas' Comeback Will Be In Virtual Reality Form

The Black Eyed Peas' comeback will be in virtual reality form

The Black Eyed Peas will make their comeback in the ''medium of augmented reality''. The hip hop group, which is...

Iggy Azalea Hits Out At Halsey For 'Moron' Comments

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Britney Spears Slams Lip-syncing Accusations

Britney Spears slams lip-syncing accusations

Britney Spears doesn't think she gets the credit she deserves for her on-stage performances.The 35-year-old star has slammed suggestions she...

Five Sets From Glastonbury Festival Well Worth Re-watching

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There aren't many weekends of the year that most of the country pray for rain, all except the fortuitous 250,000...

Dj Khaled Proud That Pop Has Made His Dreams Come True

DJ Khaled proud that pop has made his dreams come true

DJ Khaled is proud that his music career is allowing him to fulfil all of his dreams - including owning...

Kiefer Sutherland: Glastonbury Set Was An Honour

Kiefer Sutherland: Glastonbury set was an honour

Kiefer Sutherland says playing at Glastonbury was one of the ''greatest honours'' of his life.The '24' actor performed a country...

No, Ed Sheeran Was Not Using A Backing Track At Glastonbury

No, Ed Sheeran Was Not Using A Backing Track At Glastonbury

Despite the fact that he has just completed an excellent closing set at Glastonbury Festival, Ed Sheeran has still found...

Camila Cabello To Support Bruno Mars

Camila Cabello to support Bruno Mars

Camila Cabello is going on tour with Bruno Mars.The former Fifth Harmony singer is ''so excited'' to announce her debut...

Ian Brown Set To Release Solo Material

Ian Brown set to release solo material

Ian Brown is reportedly recording new solo material.The 54-year-old singer - who has just wrapped up a series of massive...

Zayn Malik Cancels Japanese Concerts

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Liam Gallagher: Don't Look Back In Anger Is The 'Song For The Moment'

Liam Gallagher: Don't Look Back In Anger is the 'song for the moment'

Liam Gallagher performed 'Don't Look Back In Anger' at Glastonbury because he believes it's the ''song for the moment''.The former...

Nile Rodgers Scraps Song About Prince On Chic's New Album

Nile Rodgers scraps song about Prince on Chic's new album

Nile Rodgers scrapped a song about the late Prince on his upcoming Chic album following his death last year. The...

Beyonce And Chance The Rapper Reigned At Bet Awards 2017

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Beyonce was the big winner at the BET Awards 2017, with five awards to her name, while Chance The Rapper...

Glastonbury 2017: Foo Fighters, Johnny Depp And The Killers Among The Highlights

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Nile Rodgers Tells Glastonbury Crowd He's Still Cancer-free

Nile Rodgers tells Glastonbury crowd he's still cancer-free

Nile Rodgers confirmed that he is still ''cancer-free'' as he spoke to the crowd at Glastonbury on Sunday (25.06.17).The legendary...

Chas And Dave Play First Gig For Six Months

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Chas and Dave have played together for the first time in six months since singer Chas Hodges was diagnosed with...

Sir Paul Mccartney's Song Blackbird Fills Stella With Nostalgia

Sir Paul McCartney's song Blackbird fills Stella with nostalgia

Sir Paul McCartney's song 'Blackbird' reminds his daughter Stella of ''freedom'' and family. The 45-year-old fashion designer is proud of...

Dua Lipa Does A 'Secret Handshake' Before She Goes On Stage

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Dua Lipa does a ''secret handshake'' before she goes on stage. The 21-year-old singer has admitted she has certain rituals...

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