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Ariana Grande - The Light Is Coming ft. Nicki Minaj Video

Ariana Grande has just dropped a mesmerising video for her infectious new dance single featuring Nicki Minaj, 'The Light Is Coming'.

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

Iceage - Pain Killer ft. Sky Ferreira Audio

With their new album 'Beyondless' arriving this Spring, Danish rockers Iceage have teamed up with singer and actress Sky Ferreira for the song 'Pain Killer'.Co-produced by Nis Bysted, 'Beyondless' follows 2014's 'Plowing Into the Field of Love' and also features...

Posted 02 March 2018

Iceage Sky Ferreira

Peggy Gou - Once EP Review

If any music community can define itself as truly global it's that of dance; Peggy Gou was born in Korea, lives in Berlin and has built her reputation throughout the last couple of years by playing in places as far...

By Andy Peterson on 21 February 2018

Tracey Thorn - Sister ft. Corinne Bailey Rae Audio

It's been six years since Tracey Thorn dropped her last solo album, and with her new release 'Record' she has teamed up with Corinne Bailey Rae for a soul-infused electronic number entitled 'Sister'.Tracey has launched the audio for the new...

Posted 20 February 2018

Tracey Thorn Corinne Bailey Rae

Lauv - Getting Over You Audio

What he describes as 'the first chapter' of his 'music and story', up and coming San Francisco singer Lauv unveils a new song entitled 'Getting Over You' in the form of an audio.'I met you when I was 18', he...

Posted 16 February 2018

Polica & Stargaze - Music For The Long Emergency Album Review

Although gleaning some of its initial inspiration from a 2005 book, 'The Long Emergency' by Howard Kunstler, this collaboration feels less like a soundtrack than a concept album. Kunstler is mapping out a future where oil production has peaked, economies...

By Andrew Lockwood on 15 February 2018


Ezra Furman - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 10.02.2018 Live Review

The day after his latest album release and three months ahead of him returning to play in venues up to ten times the size of tonight's feels like the opportune moment to come and see Ezra Furman live. Playing to...

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 February 2018

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Demi Lovato Says She's 'A New Person' After Emotional Performance

Demi Lovato says she's 'a new person' after emotional performance

Demi Lovato said she is ''a new person with a new life'' after her Rock in Rio performance on Sunday...

Adele To Release New Album At Christmas

Adele to release new album at Christmas

Adele is reportedly planning to release her next album around Christmas time. The 30-year-old singer hasn't dropped any new music...

Jessie J Wants To Sing In Vegas At 90

Jessie J wants to sing in Vegas at 90

Jessie J wants to be singing in a catsuit in Las Vegas at the age of 90. The 'Price Tag'...

Lily Allen Finds It Hard Working With Mark Ronson

Lily Allen finds it hard working with Mark Ronson

Lily Allen finds it ''quite hard'' to work with producer Mark Ronson.The 33-year-old singer teamed up with her friend again...

Neck Deep: Comparisons To Blink-182 Are Insane

Neck Deep: Comparisons to Blink-182 are insane

Neck Deep take being labelled the ''Blink-182 of the UK'' ''really proudly''.The pop punk band from Wrexham, North Wales, never...

Kasabian Rock Isle Of Wight Festival

Kasabian rock Isle of Wight festival

Kasabian rocked crowds at the Isle of Wight Festival on Friday (22.06.18).The Leicester based rockers - comprised of Tom Meighan,...

Liam Gallagher Insisted On Festival Swap

Liam Gallagher insisted on festival swap

Liam Gallagher refused to close the Isle of Wight festival because he wanted to watch football.The 'Wall of Glass' hitmaker...

Pantera's Vinnie Paul Dies

Pantera's Vinnie Paul dies

Pantera's Vinnie Paul has died.The 54-year-old drummer - who also performed with Hellyeah and Damageplan - has passed away, the...

The Struts: We Want To Give Foo Fighters A Run For Their Money

The Struts: We want to give Foo Fighters a run for their money

Foo Fighters' support act The Struts want to give Dave Grohl and co ''a run for their money''.The 'Body Talks'...

Gwen Stefani Gets Emotional With Old Songs

Gwen Stefani gets emotional with old songs

Gwen Stefani finds performing her old songs ''upsetting''.The 'Just a Girl' singer - who is dating Blake Shelton and has...

Taylor Swift Brings Out Special Guest Niall Horan At Wembley Stadium

Taylor Swift brings out special guest Niall Horan at Wembley Stadium

Taylor Swift surprised fans at her Wembley Stadium gig on Friday night (22.06.18) by bringing out Niall Horan.The One Direction...

Album Of The Week: The 25th Anniversary Of Liz Phair's 'Exile In Guyville'

Album Of The Week: The 25th Anniversary Of Liz Phair's 'Exile In Guyville'

This week's Album of the Week is a hugely respected indie record by the indomitable Liz Phair. Her debut album...

Goldie Announces Album Under New Alias Subjective

Goldie announces album under new alias Subjective

Goldie has joined forces with producer James Davidson, under the alias Subjective, for a new collaborative album.The drum and bass...

Foo Fighters Win Double At 2018 Kerrang! Awards

Foo Fighters Win Double At 2018 Kerrang! Awards

The 2018 Kerrang! Awards finally hit Islington Town Hall in London last night for a ceremony fuelled by some of...

Foo Fighters Lead Kerrang! Award Winners

Foo Fighters lead Kerrang! Award winners

Dave Grohl dedicated his Kerrang! Award to the late Chester Bennington.The Foo Fighters frontman gave a heartfelt tribute to the...

Nile Rodgers Axed Song About Prince From Chic Lp

Nile Rodgers axed song about Prince from Chic LP

Nile Rodgers axed a song he'd written about his late friend Prince from Chic's new album.The 65-year-old musician recorded a...

Trent Reznor: Kanye West's Album Sucked

Trent Reznor: Kanye West's album sucked

Trent Reznor says Kanye West's album 'Ye' ''sucked''.The Nine Inch Nails frontman has panned the rapper's seven-track LP, his first...

Little Mix Release Song With Edm Trio Cheat Codes

Little Mix release song with EDM trio Cheat Codes

Little Mix have released a track with electronic dance music trio Cheat Codes.The 'Touch' girl group have teamed up with...

Liam Gallagher Considering Little James Follow Up

Liam Gallagher considering Little James follow up

Liam Gallagher is thinking about recording a follow-up to his song 'Little James'.The track was the first he penned for...

Lewis Hamilton's Studio Sessions With Jess Glynne

Lewis Hamilton's studio sessions with Jess Glynne

Lewis Hamilton has been in the studio with Jess Glynne.The Formula One racing world champion is already said to have...

Kate Nash Slams Male Festival Bosses For Lack Of Diversity

Kate Nash slams male festival bosses for lack of diversity

Kate Nash has hit out at ''straight white male'' festival organisers for not enlisting enough women to play at big...

Lisa Marie Presley Duets With Father Elvis On New Posthumous Album

Lisa Marie Presley duets with father Elvis on new posthumous album

Elvis Presley's ''moving'' duet with his daughter Lisa Marie Presley features on a new posthumous album set for release in...

Dave Grohl Did Not Get Away With His Carpool Karaoke 'Slating'

Dave Grohl Did Not Get Away With His Carpool Karaoke 'Slating'

Fans may have loved to have seen Foo Fighters on Carpool Karaoke last year, but the ensuing controversy just wasn't...

Plans For Nick Cave Statue In Australian Hometown Edging Closer

Plans For Nick Cave Statue In Australian Hometown Edging Closer

Long standing rumours that a statue of rock icon Nick Cave will be erected in his Australian hometown look like...

Danny Goffey: Never Say Never To Supergrass Reuniting

Danny Goffey: Never say never to Supergrass reuniting

Danny Goffey would be up for Supergrass reuniting. The 44-year-old drummer hasn't ruled out the possibility of getting the rock...

Paul Mccartney: I'd Play Glastonbury If Asked

Paul McCartney: I'd play Glastonbury if asked

Sir Paul McCartney would ''probably'' headline Glastonbury if he were asked.The 76-year-old music legend has joked that he thinks his...

Akon To Build Senegalese City With New Crypto-currency

Akon To Build Senegalese City With New Crypto-Currency

In a bid to make a step towards a financially-secure future for Africa, award-winning singer Akon has announced that he...

Martin Kemp: I Could See Tony Wasn't Happy In Spandau Ballet

Martin Kemp: I could see Tony wasn't happy in Spandau Ballet

Martin Kemp could tell by Tony Hadley's body language that he didn't want to be in Spandau Ballet anymore.The 'Gold'...

Hacienda Classical Headline Liverpool International Music Festival

Hacienda Classical headline Liverpool International Music Festival

Hacienda Classical will headline the Sunday (22.07.18) of Liverpool International Music Festival.The project, which is curated by Peter Hook, Graeme...

Trent Reznor Slams Taylor Swift's Trump Silence

Trent Reznor Slams Taylor Swift's Trump Silence

Say what you like about Trent Reznor, but he's certainly not afraid to tell it like it is. He opened...

Dave Grohl's Growl Isn't Permanently Damaged

Dave Grohl's growl isn't permanently damaged

Dave Grohl says kissing his daughter Ophelia goodnight is to blame for his husky voice.The Foo Fighters frontman has reassured...

Paul Mccartney: Kanye Spent Co-writing Time Looking At Pictures Of Kim

Paul McCartney: Kanye spent co-writing time looking at pictures of Kim

Sir Paul McCartney says Kanye West spent ''a lot of time' looking at pictures of Kim Kardashian West whilst they...

Ed Sheeran Doesn't Use Streaming Services

Ed Sheeran doesn't use streaming services

Ed Sheeran doesn't use streaming services.The 27-year-old star might be one of the most-streamed artists on Spotify - with 2017's...

Graham Coxon Hints At New Blur Album

Graham Coxon hints at new Blur album

Graham Coxon has said there could be another Blur album.The 49-year-old guitarist quit the band in 2002 before reuniting with...

Paul Mccartney Announces New Album 'Egypt Station'

Paul McCartney Announces New Album 'Egypt Station'

Sir Paul McCartney has announced the upcoming release of a new solo album titled Egypt Station.The indefatigable former Beatle, now...

Foo Fighters Eye Adele Collaboration

Foo Fighters eye Adele collaboration

Dave Grohl wants to duet with Adele.The Foo Fighters frontman admitted he wishes rumours the 'Skyfall' hitmaker featured on the...

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