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The Smashing Pumpkins - Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts) Video

In the spirit of Halloween, the Smashing Pumpkins have dropped a spooky video for their Rick Rubin-produced new single 'Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)'.

Marie Davidson - Working Class Woman Album Review

Marie Davidson's fourth album, 'Working Class Woman', in form reflects her history of work in projects at home and time spent in Berlin.

By Andy Peterson on 23 October 2018

The Lumineers - Walls Audio

The Lumineers honour their friend and hero Tom Petty with a sensational cover of his 1996 song 'Walls' from the 'She's the One' soundtrack.

Posted 19 October 2018

The Lumineers

Billie Eilish - When The Party's Over Audio

Up and coming LA singer-songwriter Billie Eilish has unveiled her fourth single of the year, 'When the Party's Over'.

Posted 19 October 2018

John Grant - Love Is Magic Album Review

The quality of the back-catalogue of the once-upon-a-time Czar, John Grant, is building to be the one of the most impressive set of albums released in the recent past.

By Andrew Lockwood on 11 October 2018

John Grant

Anna Calvi - All Saints Church, Hove 5.10.2018 Live Review

With the recent release of her third, very well received album 'Hunter' just behind her, Anna had plenty of relatively new songs to showcase.

By Andrew Lockwood on 09 October 2018

Anna Calvi

Lydia Cole - Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate 20.09.2018 Live Review

Lydia Cole came to play at not only one of the smallest theatres in the UK, but also one of the smallest in the world.

By Andrew Lockwood on 26 September 2018

Maribou State - Kingdoms In Colour Album Review

People who tell you that electronicists are merely pretenders who could be bothered to sit through a few how to use Pro Tools tutorials will find a rebuttal in Maribou State.

By Andy Peterson on 21 September 2018

Black Honey - Black Honey Album Review

Black Honey's eponymous debut has been three years in the making and is the culmination of a lot of hard work and determination on their part.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 September 2018

Wheels & Fins 2018 - Live Review

On a clifftop above a beautiful sandy beach, Wheels And Fins Festival sprang into life over the weekend

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 September 2018

The Libertines

Spiritualized - And Nothing Hurt Album Review

Spiritualized's eighth album comes twenty-six years after their first, and yet sounds as fresh and vibrant as if it were a debut.

By Andrew Lockwood on 07 September 2018


Idles - Joy As An Act Of Resistance Album Review

You wait around for a feral, untethered, vital, challenging and dynamic record to shock your senses and then two come along in the space of eighteen months, and both are by the same band. Idles released their debut album 'Brutalism'...

By Andrew Lockwood on 29 August 2018


Roni Size - Dreamland, Margate 25.08.2018 Live Review

Roni Size brought his party to the Scenic Stage of Margate's Dreamland over the weekend.

By Andrew Lockwood on 28 August 2018

Roni Size

Disclosure - Moonlight (Extended Mix) Audio

After a three-year hiatus, Disclosure returned this Spring with news of a new album project in the works and 'Moonlight' is their new single.

Posted 22 August 2018


Wye Oak - The Booking Hall, Dover, Kent 14.08.2018 Live Review

From one important seaport to another, Wye Oak came across the pond from Baltimore to Dover as they played at The Booking Hall.

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 August 2018

Wye Oak

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

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Jimmy Page Loans Tapestries To New Tate Exhibition

Jimmy Page loans tapestries to new Tate exhibition

Jimmy Page has loaned a pair of tapestries from his private collection to a new exhibition at the Tate. The...

Dizzee Rascal Among The Urban Music Awards Nominees

Dizzee Rascal among the Urban Music Awards nominees

Dizzee Rascal has been nominated for Best Music Video gong at this year's Urban Music Awards (UMA).The 34-year-old rapper -...

Download Festival: Def Leppard, Slipknot And Tool Confirmed As Headliners

Download Festival: Def Leppard, Slipknot and Tool confirmed as headliners

Def Leppard will headline Download Festival 2019 and play 'Hysteria' in fullThe first wave of bands have been announced for...

Giles Martin Lands New Job With Universal Music Group

Giles Martin lands new job with Universal Music Group

Fifth Beatle Sir George Martin's son Giles has been named Head of Audio and Sound at Universal Music Group.Grammy Award-winning...

Rak-su Have Vowed To Stay Sober While Touring

Rak-Su have vowed to stay sober while touring

Rak-Su have vowed to stay sober during their tour. The boy band - made up of Myles Stephenson, Mustafa Rahimtulla,...

Tom Grennan And Charli Xcx Writing In The Studio

Tom Grennan and Charli XCX writing in the studio

Tom Grennan has been working with Charli XCX.The 23-year-old musician - who appeared in the 'Boys' hitmaker's video last year...

Zara Larsson's Boyfriend Wants Her To Stop Writing About Her Ex

Zara Larsson's boyfriend wants her to stop writing about her ex

Zara Larsson's boyfriend wants her to stop writing about her ex. The 20-year-old singer wrote her latest single 'Ruin My...

Brit Awards 2019 Statues Designed By Sir David Adjaye

BRIT Awards 2019 statues designed by Sir David Adjaye

The BRIT Awards 2019 statues are being designed by Sir David Adjaye.The prestigious annual event - sponsored by Mastercard -...

Tony Hadley And Tim Peake Plan Space Duet

Tony Hadley and Tim Peake plan space duet

Tony Hadley and Tim Peake are planning to duet in space. The Spandau Ballet frontman has revealed the 46-year-old astronaut...

Fleetwood Mac Announce European Tour Dates

Fleetwood Mac announce European tour dates

Fleetwood Mac have announced a European tour.The 'Landslide' hitmakers - Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie -...

Boyzone Have More Male Fans Than Female Now

Boyzone have more male fans than female now

Boyzone get more attention from male fans than their female admirers. The pop group's fan base has changed over the...

Elton John Can't Do Teenage Cancer Trust Shows Because Of Vegas Residency

Elton John can't do Teenage Cancer Trust shows because of Vegas residency

Sir Elton John hasn't been able to do any Teenage Cancer Trust shows because of his Las Vegas residency.The 71-year-old...

Swedish House Mafia Confirm Huge Hometown Reunion Show

Swedish House Mafia confirm huge hometown reunion show

Swedish House Mafia will reunite with brand new music for a special Stockholm show in 2019.The EDM stars - who...

Paula Abdul Falls Off Stage During Live Show

Paula Abdul falls off stage during live show

Paula Abdul fell off stage during a concert over the weekend.The 56-year-old star was singing her 1991 single 'The Promise...

Ozzy Osbourne Looking Forward To Live Return

Ozzy Osbourne looking forward to live return

Ozzy Osbourne is already excited to return to the stage after cancelling tour dates due to a hand infection.The 69-year-old...

Bring Me The Horizon Confirm Grimes Collaboration

Bring Me The Horizon confirm Grimes collaboration

Bring Me The Horizon have collaborated with Grimes on a song on their new album 'amo'.Oli Sykes and co unveiled...

Beastie Boys 'Became What They Had Always Hated'

Beastie Boys 'became what they had always hated'

The Beastie Boys became what they had ''always hated'' following the success of '(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to...

Six More Huge Albums Still To Come In 2018

Six More Huge Albums Still To Come In 2018

The nights are drawing in and the clocks are about to go back, meaning that the year is coming to...

Spandau Ballet Want To Release New Music

Spandau Ballet want to release new music

Spandau Ballet hope to release ''new music'' in the near future.The 80s pop band recently replaced Tony Hadley, 57, with...

Ghetts Calls For Grime Star To Headline Glastonbury

Ghetts calls for Grime star to headline Glastonbury

Ghetts says it's time for a British rapper to headline Glastonbury.The 34-year-old grime star - whose latest album 'Ghetto Gospel:...

Miles Kane: Last Shadow Puppets Could Reform

Miles Kane: Last Shadow Puppets could reform

Miles Kane would ''never say never'' to another Last Shadow Puppets reunion.The 32-year-old rocker - who recently released his third...

Jess Glynne's Control Issues

Jess Glynne's control issues

Jess Glynne has ''real issues'' about control.The 28-year-old singer is a ''big fat perfectionist'' and struggles to let go of...

Music News Round-up: Britney Spears' Vegas Residency; Bob Dylan Movie; Blossoms Homecoming Gig

Music News Round-Up: Britney Spears' Vegas Residency; Bob Dylan Movie; Blossoms Homecoming Gig

BRITNEY SPEARS ANNOUNCES NEW LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY Britney Spears has announced details of a second Las Vegas residency, following the...

Zara Larsson Worries New Single With Encourage Toxic Relationships

Zara Larsson worries new single with encourage toxic relationships

Zara Larsson doesn't want her new single to encourage bad relationships. The 20-year-old singer has returned with her latest track...

Britney Spears' 'Hip-hop' Residency

Britney Spears' 'hip-hop' residency

Britney Spears' new Las Vegas residency show will have ''an urban, street, hip-hop vibe''. The 'Toxic' hitmaker recently announced her...

Madonna Shares New Song

Madonna shares new song

Madonna has shared a clip of her new collaboration with Quavo.The 60-year-old singer has joined forces with the Migos rapper...

Mike Campbell Reflects On Tom Petty's Death

Mike Campbell reflects on Tom Petty's death

Tom Petty ''couldn't communicate'' in his final days.The 'I Won't Back Down' hitmaker passed away in October 2017 at the...

Caplin And Massiah Thrilled With All You Success

Caplin and Massiah thrilled with All You success

Caplin & Massiah are delighted their anti-Donald Trump anthem is soaring up the charts.The duo - comprising former Haysi Fantayzee...

Joe Alwyn Has Come Out In Support Of His Girlfriend Taylor Swift

Joe Alwyn Has Come Out In Support Of His Girlfriend Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift and her boyfriends have, in the past, been in the news for hook-ups, break-ups, lyrics and awkward t-shirts...

Sir Paul Mccartney Announces Archive Collection Releases

Sir Paul McCartney announces Archive Collection releases

Sir Paul McCartney has announced the details of two more Archive Collection releases.The iconic musician and his band Wings have...

Prince William Is A Fan Of Little Mix

Prince William is a fan of Little Mix

Prince William is a fan of Little Mix. The 36-year-old royal made the unlikely confession to BBC Radio host Greg...

Nicki Minaj Set To Perform At Mtv Europe Music Awards

Nicki Minaj set to perform at MTV Europe Music Awards

Nicki Minaj is to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November.The 35-year-old rap star - who released her...

Britney Spears To Get Second Las Vegas Residency

Britney Spears To Get Second Las Vegas Residency

Britney Spears has announced details of a second Las Vegas residency, following the resounding success of her Piece Of Me...

Tom Delonge Will Not Be Rejoining Blink 182

Tom DeLonge Will NOT Be Rejoining Blink 182

The recent internet rumours concerning Blink 182’s upcoming tour – namely, that lead singer Tom DeLonge might be about to...

Nile Rodgers Wants Musical Made Of His Life

Nile Rodgers wants musical made of his life

Nile Rodgers wants a musical made about his life.The legendary guitarist has enjoyed an incredible five-decade spanning career which has...

Richard Ashcroft Respects Ed Sheeran

Richard Ashcroft respects Ed Sheeran

Richard Ashcroft respects Ed Sheeran because he has earned his success through hard work.The former Verve frontman is always disappointed...

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