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Aphex Twin - T69 Collapse Video

With the announcement of his brand new EP 'Collapse', Aphex Twin drops the very first single entitled 'T69 Collapse'.

Ash - The Trades Club, Hebden Bridge 13.08.2018 Live Review

Tonight, Ash top off a perfect storm between band, audience and venue, resulting in a show which will live long in the memories of those in attendance.

By Alex Lai on 17 August 2018


Neverworld 2018 Live Review

Neverworld brought out the bright and the beautiful over a sun-drenched three days on John Darling's Farm in Kent.

By Andrew Lockwood on 08 August 2018

Bastille Clean Bandit

Gabe Gurnsey - Physical Album Review

Gabe's latest album is a solo release and as such features a wholly Gurnsey lead direction.

By Andrew Lockwood on 01 August 2018

Orbital - Dreamland, Margate, Kent 28.07.2018 Live Review

Orbital brought their spectacular show to the East Kent coast at the weekend to the delight of a variety of ravers.

By Andrew Lockwood on 31 July 2018


Childish Gambino - Summertime Magic Audio

As part of a double-song summer EP, Childish Gambino launches an audio stream for 'Summertime Magic'.

Posted 17 July 2018

Childish Gambino

Justin Timberlake - SoulMate Audio

Justin Timberlake has just unveiled the song of the summer in the shape of 'SoulMate'.

Posted 06 July 2018

Justin Timberlake

Soulwax - Essential Album Review

Last year Soulwax were invited to deliver their Essential Mix and for it they provided entirely new music produced by themselves, the first act ever to do so.

By Andrew Lockwood on 22 June 2018


Field Division - Dark Matter Dreams Album Review

Field Division have journeyed far and wide to facilitate the release of their debut album, 'Dark Matter Dreams.

By Andrew Lockwood on 22 June 2018

Starcrawler - The Haunt, Brighton 19.06.18 Live Review

Seeing and hearing Starcrawler live is an experience that will leave you speechless and will enliven your senses.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 June 2018

The Libertines - Meltdown Festival 2018 Live Review

Meltdown Festival is twenty-five this year and to celebrate its silver anniversary it is down to the one and only Robert Smith, of The Cure, to curate this year's event.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 June 2018

The Libertines

Paloma Faith - Bedgebury Pinetum, Kent 15.06.18 Live Review

The Forest Live series of ongoing open air concerts played host to the effervescent and vivacious Paloma Faith on Friday night.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 June 2018

Paloma Faith

Download Festival 2018 Live Review

Download Festival finally got the stunning weather it deserved, as over 100,000 fans descended with the likes of Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Avenged Sevenfold.

By Adam Holden on 13 June 2018

Download Festival Guns N Roses

Angelique Kidjo - Remain In Light Album Review

Nearly forty years on, Angelique Kidjo re-works Talking Heads' 'Remain In Light' and sympathetically reflects it back on the sounds that gave rise to its inception.

By Andrew Lockwood on 06 June 2018

Angelique Kidjo

Ezra Furman - Brighton Dome 26.05.2018 Live Review

At the end of its near month-long festival, Brighton was lucky enough to play host to two extremely good acts: welcoming both Ezra Furman and Du Blonde.

By Andrew Lockwood on 29 May 2018

Ari Roar - Calm Down Album Review

Not yet a week since his Great Escape Festival performance in Brighton, Ari Roar is back on the Bella Union radar as he releases his debut album 'Calm Down'. Ari, real name Caleb Campbell, is, if you're not familiar, a...

By Andrew Lockwood on 24 May 2018

Ash - Islands Album Review

After twenty-six years and six previous albums, Ash return with a new, fresh, twelve-track album that fizzes with a vibrancy more readily associated with youthful exuberance.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 May 2018


Artificial Pleasure - The Bitter End Album Review

When it comes to Artificial Pleasure you could be forgiven for thinking it sounds somewhat familiar but there is little else that's remotely like it around now.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 May 2018

Poppy Ackroyd - Komedia, Brighton 01.05.2018 Live Review

If you live in Brighton I guess there's no finer place to start your current tour than Komedia. For her first solo gig in her adopted town, Poppy Ackroyd chose the venue to kick off her British and European jaunt....

By Andrew Lockwood on 08 May 2018

Manic Street Preachers - First Direct Arena, Leeds 02.05.2018 Live Review

On the road to promote their much-acclaimed 13th album, which was a place shy of topping the UK charts, Manic Street Preachers showed they are far from becoming a heritage act.

By Alex Lai on 03 May 2018

Manic Street Preachers

Joan As Police Woman - The Old Market, Brighton 23.04.2018 Live Review

Joan Wasser brought her very particular brand of soulful music to a quiet corner of Brighton as she neared the end of the current tour.

By Andrew Lockwood on 24 April 2018

Joan as Police Woman

Idles - Ramsgate Music Hall 12.04.2018 Live Review

Touted as an alternative to much that is wrong with the world, the antithesis of reality TV generated celebrity and the turgid, monotonous, boring and fake, Idles want to 'work hard' and give you an honest, no holds barred, heart...

By Andrew Lockwood on 17 April 2018


Manic Street Preachers - Resistance Is Futile Album Review

Just when you think they've about drifted away into the mist never to return, Manic Street Preachers kick back with another epic album. Unlucky for some, Manic Street Preachers release their thirteenth studio album today - rather appropriately, Friday the...

By Mark Moore on 13 April 2018

Manic Street Preachers

Thirty Seconds To Mars - America Album Review

It's been five years since Thirty Seconds To Mars released their last album; in the interim period, Jared Leto has seen his acting abilities recognised with an Academy Award, while also taking a turn at the iconic role of The...

By Alex Lai on 13 April 2018

30 Seconds to Mars

The Vaccines - Combat Sports Album Review

The Vaccines make a welcome return with their fourth album in seven years, and first in three, with the release of their latest record 'Combat Sports'. After the odd hiccup and wavering trajectory along the way, The Vaccines seem to...

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 April 2018

The Vaccines

Public Service Broadcasting - The Hall By The Sea, Dreamland, Margate 8.4.2018 Live Review

From the summit of the world to the ominous realities of the war room, through the vastness of space and into the mining shafts of Wales, Public Service Broadcasting have strived to inform, educate and entertain. Tonight they came to...

By Andrew Lockwood on 10 April 2018

Public Service Broadcasting

Ross From Friends - Aphelion Album Review

April 1st is traditionally a time for the media to throw out some gems of deceit with which to bait their audience; the problem is that in the clickbait/fake news avalanche that is our now daily lives sorting fact from...

By Andy Peterson on 06 April 2018

Project Pablo - There's Always More At The Store EP Review

Dance music is so much in the ear of the beholder; one artist's genius to some, to the rest wallpaper. This subjectivity tends to have an effect on some producers, persuading them to try too hard in the hope of...

By Andy Peterson on 04 April 2018

Cabbage - Nihilistic Glamour Shots Album Review

It's been a difficult year for the up-and-coming Mossley band Cabbage, make no mistake, but they have been turning things around for 2018 with a string of EPs and now their debut album 'Nihilistic Glamour Shots' is finally here. For...

By Mark Moore on 29 March 2018

Feeder - Rock City, Nottingham 16.03.2018 Live Review

Twenty-five years and still going strong, Feeder prove their lasting relevance by showcasing their distinctive back catalogue at Rock City, Nottingham. Following their stellar latest album 'All Big Electric', maybe it is just the right time for a "Best Of"...

By Mark Moore on 26 March 2018


Gwenno - Ramsgate Music Hall 17.03.2018 Live Review

Kent took quite a big hit from the first bout of snow, courtesy of The Beast From The East, so when its mini mate hit this weekend many plans were cancelled or at least disrupted. Making your way to a...

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 March 2018

The Boxer Rebellion - Ghost Alive Album Review

It is hard to believe that The Boxer Rebellion have been around for seventeen years, yet album number six is set to drop in the shape of 'Ghost Alive', released on the band's own label. This is said to be...

By Mark Moore on 20 March 2018

The Boxer Rebellion

Charlie Puth - Done For Me ft. Kehlani Audio

Charlie Puth has another infectious single out with the help of Kehlani. 'Done For Me' is the self-produced third single from his forthcoming sophomore album 'Voicenotes', and unusually draws inspiration from 80s pop acts like Wham. He's already dropped two Platinum-certified...

Posted 16 March 2018

The Knocks - Ride Or Die ft. Foster The People Audio

New York electronic duo The Knocks team up with Foster The People for funk-laden number entitled 'Ride Or Die'. It's very much classic FTP, and has definitely given us the bug for more collaborations.The Knocks drop their eagerly anticipated second...

Posted 16 March 2018

Foster The People

Baloji - 137 Avenue Kaniama Album Review

Belguim's Baloji's stardom is clearly on the rise with the release of his fourth full-length solo album. Fusing a blend of soul, funk, jazz, afro beats, hip-hop and spoken word, Baloji offers up a largely upbeat fourteen tracks. There's a...

By Andrew Lockwood on 15 March 2018

Lily Allen - Three Audio

Lily Allen is set to drop her first album in four years 'No Shame' this summer, and with the news comes an audio of the first promotional single, 'Three'.The song is a touching piano ballad about the relationship the singer...

Posted 14 March 2018

Lily Allen

Jason Derulo - Colors (Coca-Cola Anthem for the 2018 FIFA World Cup) Audio

Jason Derulo sings the official new Coca-Cola Anthem for the 2018 Fifa World Cup entitled 'Colors'. He drops the audio for the new track, which will also appear on his forthcoming album.The track has been produced by Sermstyle and ISM,...

Posted 14 March 2018

Jason Derulo

Tom McRae - Revelation, Ashford 9.03.2018 Live Review

'I told myself that I would never dress in black and stand in front of a slightly bored congregation in church', was how Tom McRae described the situation he found himself in as he performed at Revelation St Mary's, in...

By Andrew Lockwood on 13 March 2018

Tom Mcrae

Stereophonics - First Direct Arena, Leeds 10.03.2018 Live Review

With their tenth studio album narrowly missing out on being a chart-topper, Stereophonics are in the midst of another largely sold-out UK arena tour. Their itinerary will then see them head to Australia, before returning to these shores for the...

By Alex Lai on 12 March 2018


Nathan Fake - Sunder Album Review

There's a lot to be said for cutting things back to their elemental least; in an era where many of us yearn for simpler times, it's easy to bridge the gap between simplicity and reassurance. Nathan Fake's career has been somewhat...

By Andy Peterson on 06 March 2018

Jack White - Over And Over And Over Audio

To follow his previous four singles, Jack White drops a new song entitled 'Over And Over And Over'. Collectively, all singles will be available as instant downloads when fans pre-order the new album 'Boarding House Reach'. For now, check out...

Posted 05 March 2018

Jack White

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Lana Del Rey Defends Israel Performance

Lana Del Rey defends Israel performance

Lana Del Rey has defended her decision to perform in Israel. The 33-year-old singer is set to play at the...

Cardi B Has 'So Much To Do' On New Album

Cardi B has 'so much to do' on new album

Cardi B still has ''so much work to do'' on her album. The 'Bodak Yellow' hitmaker only gave birth to...

Music News Round-up: Aretha Franklin Tributes, Katy Perry In The Studio, Lily Allen's Book

Music News Round-Up: Aretha Franklin Tributes, Katy Perry In The Studio, Lily Allen's Book

ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTES POUR IN The world of music is in mourning this weekend, following the passing of legendary singer...

Shawn Mendes Can't Drink And Sing

Shawn Mendes can't drink and sing

Shawn Mendes insists it's ''physically impossible'' for him to drink alcohol while on tour.The 20-year-old pop star feels he has...

Rihanna Documentary Coming Soon

Rihanna documentary coming soon

A Rihanna documentary will be released in two months.The 'Work' hitmaker is the subject of a new film by Peter...

Rod Stewart Blasts Bob Dylan

Rod Stewart blasts Bob Dylan

Rod Stewart ''had a good laugh'' at Bob Dylan's album of Frank Sinatra covers.The 'Maggie May' singer has always counted...

From Wicked To Dreamgirls: Essential Numbers For Your Showtunes Playlist

From Wicked to Dreamgirls: Essential Numbers For Your Showtunes Playlist

After watching Ariana Grande and James Corden's beautiful rendition of 'Suddenly, Seymour' on Carpool Karaoke' and their musical theatre version...

Rip Aretha Franklin - Seven Of Her Most Captivating Songs

RIP Aretha Franklin - Seven Of Her Most Captivating Songs

Aretha Franklin, one of popular music’s most enduring icons and known as the Queen of Soul, passed away this week...

Michelle Williams: Aretha Franklin Gave Me Confidence In My Voice

Michelle Williams: Aretha Franklin gave me confidence in my voice

Michelle Williams says Aretha Franklin gave her confidence in her voice.The Destiny's Child singer was originally worried that her voice...

Nicki Minaj: 'Drake Collaboration Almost Featured On Queen

Nicki Minaj: 'Drake collaboration almost featured on Queen

Nicki Minaj has revealed that there was almost a Drake collaboration on 'Queen'. The pair - who are both signed...

You Me At Six Fuse The Weeknd With Rock Music On New Album Vi

You Me At Six fuse The Weeknd with rock music on new album VI

You Me At Six's forthcoming sixth album 'VI' sounds like ''The Weeknd being smacked in the face with rock music''.The...

Jess Glynne's Musical 'Therapy'

Jess Glynne's musical 'therapy'

Jess Glynne found writing with Ed Sheeran to be like a ''therapy'' session.The 28-year-old singer teamed up with the 'Castle...

Dinah Jane Lands Solo Deal

Dinah Jane lands solo deal

Dinah Jane has signed a solo record deal with L.A. Reid's Hitco label.The 21-year-old Fifth Harmony singer has followed in...

Tony Hadley To Work With Beyonce's 'If I Was A Boy' Writer For Next Album

Tony Hadley to work with Beyonce's 'If I was a Boy' writer for next album

Tony Hadley is working with Beyoncé's 'If I Was a Boy' writer for his next album. The 58-year old former...

Album Of The Week: Conquering 'Stage Fright' With The Band

Album of the Week: Conquering 'Stage Fright' with The Band

This week we're revisiting the stellar third album from Toronto roots rock group The Band. 'Stage Fright' was released on...

Stormzy Announces Cambridge University Scholarship For Black British Students

Stormzy Announces Cambridge University Scholarship For Black British Students

Stormzy has announced he’s established a scholarship at Cambridge University, which will fund two black British students to go to...

Prince's 23 Albums Released On Streaming Services

Prince's 23 albums released on streaming services

Prince's estate have released 23 of the late music icon's albums on major streaming services today (17.08.19).The 'Purple Rain' singer...

Dave Davies: Me And Ray Need To Iron Out A Few Kinks Before Making Music

Dave Davies: Me and Ray need to iron out a few kinks before making music

Dave Davies insists he and his rival brother Sir Ray Davies still need to ''iron out a few'' kinks before...

Katy Perry Working With Zedd On Collaboration

Katy Perry working with Zedd on collaboration

Katy Perry and Zedd are working on a song together.The chart-topping DJ - who has worked with the likes of...

Little Mix's Perrie Edwards Undergoes Throat Surgery

Little Mix's Perrie Edwards Undergoes Throat Surgery

Little Mix star Perrie Edwards has revealed she’s undergone surgery on her throat, after years of dealing with problems with...

Madonna Surpassed Label's Expectation For Like A Virgin

Madonna surpassed label's expectation for Like a Virgin

Madonna's record label never expected 1984's 'Like a Virgin' to sell three million copies - let alone 28 million.Chic legend...

Rod Stewart And Bonnie Tyler To Release Duets Album

Rod Stewart and Bonnie Tyler to release duets album

Sir Rod Stewart and Bonnie Tyler are reportedly set to release an album of duets.The 'Maggie May' hitmaker, 73, and...

George Ezra Wants Acting Lessons

George Ezra wants acting lessons

George Ezra wants to turn his hand to acting ''one day''.The 'Shotgun' hitmaker has revealed he has a desire to...

Liam Payne To Release New Single Next Weekend

Liam Payne to release new single next weekend

Liam Payne is set to release a new single next weekend.The former One Direction singer hasn't released any new material...

The Libertines Announce Break From Performing

The Libertines announce break from performing

The Libertines have announced they are taking a break from touring for the ''foreseeable future''. The indie rockers - who...

Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has Died

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin has died

The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, has passed away.The 76-year-old music icon died surrounded by her family at her home...

Stefflon Don Drops Future Collaboration

Stefflon Don drops Future collaboration

Stefflon Don has released a collaboration with Future from her highly-anticipated mixtape 'Secure'.The 26-year-old rapper - whose real name is...

Ariana Grande And James Corden's Broadway Duet Is The Best

Ariana Grande And James Corden's Broadway Duet Is The Best

It's been a long time coming, but Ariana Grande finally showed up on James Corden's 'Carpool Karaoke' this week and...

Selena Gomez Has Finished Her Album

Selena Gomez has finished her album

Selena Gomez has confirmed she's finished her album.The 'Wolves' hitmaker appeared on a live stream on her close model pal...

Stormzy Launches University Of Cambridge Scholarship

Stormzy launches University of Cambridge scholarship

Stormzy has unveiled his own scholarship at the University of Cambridge for British black students.The 25-year-old grime star is going...

Little Mix Tease New Girl Power Anthem

Little Mix tease new girl power anthem

Little Mix have teased a new song about independence.The chart-topping girl group - comprised of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne...

Professor Green Focusing On Music Career Now

Professor Green focusing on music career now

Professor Green has shifted his focus to his music career because it's what makes him ''happy'' the most.The 'Just Be...

Paul Mccartney Not Worried If Fuh Isn't Played On Radio

Paul McCartney not worried if Fuh isn't played on radio

Sir Paul McCartney isn't worried if his latest single 'Fuh' doesn't get played on the radio because of its rude...

Sir Paul Mccartney's New Single 'Fuh You' Is A 'Raunchy Love Song'

Sir Paul McCartney's new single 'Fuh You' is a 'raunchy love song'

Sir Paul McCartney's new single 'Fuh You' is a ''raunchy love song.''The 76-year-old rocker dropped his new song on Wednesday...

Swedish House Mafia Are Working On New Music

Swedish House Mafia are working on new music

Swedish House Mafia are working on new music. The EDM stars - Axwell, Sebastian Ingrosso and Steve Angello - poignantly...

Travis Scott Gives Away $100k To Fans On Twitter

Travis Scott gives away $100K to fans on Twitter

Travis Scott has been sharing $100,000 among his fans.The 26-year-old rapper - who has sixth-month-old daughter Stormi Webster with his...

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