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Will Varley - Spirit Of Minnie Album Review

Will Varley's fifth album sees a step change in terms of delivery in more ways than one. Having seemingly tired of the odd comic ditty (you'll find nothing approaching 'Self Checkout Shuffle' or 'A Monkey On A Rock' on this...


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

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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

Polica

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

The Damned - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone 6.2.2018 Live Review

The last time I saw The Damned play live was on a Summer's day some years ago(!) in August at Brockwell Park in London. The crowd of mainly teenagers and twenty-somethings had come out to support a one-day free festival...

By Andrew Lockwood on 08 February 2018

The Damned

Joan As Police Woman - Damned Devotion Album Review

Joan As Police Woman's latest album release 'Damned Devotion' sees the lyrically adroit soulstress delivering her best work in years. That's not to say she's been off form or put out some questionable material, it just means that this album...

By Andrew Lockwood on 06 February 2018

Joan as Police Woman

The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar - Pray For Me Audio

Ahead of the release of the official soundtrack to Marvel's 'Black Panther' (as well as the movie itself), a third single from the album has been unveiled entitled 'Pray For Me' by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar.It's their second collaboration,...

Posted 02 February 2018

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures Album Review

While there are a lot of bands that can't stay the distance and keep making great music without splitting up due to musical differences, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club are thankfully not one of them. Despite court battles with record labels,...

By Mark Moore on 01 February 2018

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Skylar Grey - Stand By Me (Cover) Audio

Something about Skylar Grey's stunning acoustic cover of Ben E. King's 1961 song 'Stand By Me' has us completely hypnotised, and desperate to hear more from her in the way of re-recorded renditions of classic hits.The song has been covered...

Posted 30 January 2018

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James Blake - If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead Video

James Blake unveils a dreamlike electronic montage of sound with his newest single 'If The Car Beside You Moves Ahead' - and no, that's not your speakers glitching. The video, directed by Alexander Brown, focuses on the time-lapse journey of a...

Posted 30 January 2018

James Blake

Poppy Ackroyd - Resolve Album Review

Music never ceases to amaze me and I hope it never does. There are pivotal moments that hold firm in your head; game changers. The first time you hear Elizabeth Fraser sing a note, a Johnny Marr guitar riff, a...

By Andrew Lockwood on 30 January 2018

Sting & Shaggy - Don't Make Me Wait Audio

In perhaps what is one of the most unusual collaborations in recent music history, Sting has teamed up with Jamaican artist Shaggy for a new reggae inspired song called 'Don't Make Me Wait'. It's so weird that we actually can't...

Posted 29 January 2018

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Sia - Helium (Sia vs David Guetta & Afrojack) Audio

Sia teams up with David Guetta and Afrojack for a special remix of her song 'Helium' as part of the singer's new MAC Cosmetics x VIVA GLAM campaign. The original song dropped last year as part of the 'Fifty Shades Darker:...

Posted 29 January 2018

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Thirty Seconds To Mars - Dangerous Night Audio

Thirty Seconds To Mars drop their second new single 'Dangerous Night' via Interscope Records, five months after releasing the lead single from their yet to be announced fifth studio album.Co-written by Stevie Aiello and Jared Leto, with co-production from Zedd,...

Posted 29 January 2018

30 Seconds to Mars

Jack White - Corporation Audio

Ahead of the release of his forthcoming album 'Boarding House Reach', Jack White has unveiled yet another single entitled 'Corporation' - and there's a very infectious experimental funk vibe about it that we hope to see more of on the...

Posted 26 January 2018

Jack White

Paramore - Manchester Arena 19.01.2018 Live Review

Last year's excellent 'After Laughter' saw Paramore embrace and fulfil an evolution that had been hinted at on their previous couple of records. Unleashed from the shackles of the emo-rock sound that brought them to the fore, it was packed...

By Alex Lai on 22 January 2018

Paramore

Frank Turner - The Booking Hall, Dover 19.01.2018 Live Review

Frank Turner has been to Dover many times before, he's even "got pi**ed in the pub next to the (Dover Priory) train station", but he's never played for an audience here. For gig 2,128, Frank took up the invite to...

By Andrew Lockwood on 22 January 2018

Frank Turner

Ezra Furman - Transangelic Exodus Album Review

There is no real need to give you a spoiler alert here, you've no doubt already clocked the stars accompanying the banner headline of this review, but I knew I was probably going to love this album upon hearing its...

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 January 2018

Young Fathers - In My View Video

Mercury Prize-winning Scottish band Young Fathers launch an emotionally-charged video for their new track 'In My View', with an apparent aim to make viewers think and, ultimately, make them care.The video is a montage of abstract imagery including two men...

Posted 18 January 2018

Young Fathers

The Chainsmokers - Sick Boy Video

The Chainsmokers have dropped their first single of the year this month and with it comes a visual spectacle of a video with some impressive effects. The song is the first from their upcoming second album project which is yet...

Posted 18 January 2018

The Chainsmokers

Bleachers - Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song) Audio

Bleachers have unveiled their first track from the forthcoming teen drama 'Love, Simon'; 'Alfie's Song (Not So Typical Love Song)' is one of five tracks that frontman Jack Antonoff wrote for the movie, but 'Alfie's Song' is by far the...

Posted 18 January 2018

Bleachers

First Aid Kit - Ruins Album Review

It's very nearly eight years since the release of First Aid Kit's fully formed debut album 'The Big Black And The Blue', and just over three and a half since their biggest selling record to date, 'Stay Gold'. Rather incredibly,...

By Andrew Lockwood on 18 January 2018

First Aid Kit

Incubus - Loneliest Video

Last year, Californian alt-rock band Incubus launched their first album in six years, '8', which features their single 'Loneliest'. Now they unveil a beautiful new video to go with it and we can't take our eyes off these dancers.The video...

Posted 16 January 2018

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Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? - Jazzbelle 1984/1988 Album Review

Have You Ever Seen The Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? are full of the same boundless energy and enthusiasm with the release their sophomore album, 'Jazzbelle 1984/1988'. Their second album, following up 2015's 'Teenage Sweetheart', is a slightly crisper, better produced...

By Andrew Lockwood on 15 January 2018

Jono McCleery - Seeds Of A Dandelion Album Review

The press for 'Seeds Of A Dandelion' talks about Jono McCleery being one of the UK's "Best kept secrets", a position which - whilst it's undoubtedly true - when you're trying to put food on your own table is less...

By Andy Peterson on 09 January 2018

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Will Varley - Spirit Of Minnie Album Review

Will Varley's fifth album sees a step change in terms of delivery in more ways than one. Having seemingly tired of the odd comic ditty (you'll find nothing approaching 'Self Checkout Shuffle' or 'A Monkey On A Rock' on this...

By Andrew Lockwood on 09 January 2018

Will Varley

Chemical Brothers - Printworks, London 02.12.2017 Live Review

After a year of mostly hiding, Chemical Brothers returned to the DJ booth for a set of three gigs that highlighted their supreme popularity in the industry.  Despite only playing a 'DJ set' as opposed to their phenomenal 'Live Shows',...

By Adam Holden on 20 December 2017

Chemical Brothers

Gorillaz - Brighton Centre 27.11.2017 Live Review

Outstanding. Spectacular. Gorillaz first tour in nearly seven years was worth the wait. It was a superlative frenzy as Damon Albarn brought his massive musical assemble to Brighton.  With the Humanz tour selling out at the speed of light, so...

By Adam Holden on 19 December 2017

Gorillaz

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Video Interviews

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is finally upon us, and with it comes a returning cast of Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and others, as well as new additions to the cast such as Kelly Marie Tran and Laura...

Posted 18 December 2017

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Ed Sheeran - Perfect ft. Beyonce Audio

Ed Sheeran has already admitted that his new love song 'Perfect' is one of his favourite songs that he's written, so what better way to re-release it than by unveiling a brand new remix with a very special guest?The singer...

Posted 05 December 2017

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Miguel - Come Through and Chill ft. J. Cole and Salaam Remi Audio

Miguel has dropped the audio for a new song entitled 'Come Through And Chill' from his upcoming albumn, with featuring artists J. Cole and Salaam Remi. The track hasn't actually been released as a single, though it comes following the...

Posted 28 November 2017

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Kodak Black - Codeine Dreaming ft. Lil Wayne Audio

Fresh off the back of his debut album and a fifth mixtape, Kodak Black has dropped a new single entitled 'Codeine Dreaming' featuring Lil Wayne from yet another mixtape project entitled 'Project Baby 2: All Grown Up'.'All Grown Up' is...

Posted 27 November 2017

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Craig David - I Know You ft. Bastille Audio

Craig David has teamed up with London indie band Bastille for his new song 'I Know You', taken from his upcoming seventh studio album 'The Time Is Now'. It's the second single to be released from the album, after September's...

Posted 27 November 2017

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Sia - Santa's Coming For Us Video

Sia gets a string of Hollywood stars involved in her latest music video, a festive number entitled 'Santa's Coming For Us' from her newly released album 'Everyday Is Christmas'.

Posted 24 November 2017

Sia

Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso - Let Me Go ft. Florida Georgia Line and Watt Video

Hailee Steinfeld reflects on romantic trysts with her former lover as she seats at her vanity table ahead of a show, glad in pink lingerie and a dressing gown for the video for her new single with Alesso 'Let Me...

Posted 24 November 2017

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Green Day - Back In The USA Video

Green Day have long been known for having political undertones in their music, and their new song 'Back In The USA' is no different. With the video for the track, they reverse the concept of rose-tinted spectacles by inventing shades...

Posted 23 November 2017

Green Day

Morrissey - I Bury the Living Audio

Morrissey has unveiled the official audio stream of a new and rather controversial song entitled 'I Bury The Living'. Taken from his newly released album 'Low In High School', the lyrics contain themes that might be uncomfortable for many to...

Posted 21 November 2017

Morrissey

Frank Turner - Songbook Album Review

2017 marks ten years since the release of Frank Turner's debut solo album 'Sleep Is For The Week'. A timely point then to look back and assess the work of one of our most prolific singer-songwriters as he himself has...

By Andrew Lockwood on 21 November 2017

Frank Turner

Fall Out Boy - Yule Shoot Your Eye Out Audio

A new edition to your Christmas playlist will surely be Fall Out Boy's infectious new song 'Yule Shoot Your Eye Out'. It's released as part of Island Records latest festive compilation 'This Is Christmas', which dropped in November.The compilation also...

Posted 21 November 2017

Fall Out Boy

Eminem - Walk On Water/Stan/Love The Way You Lie ft. Skylar Grey (Live From SNL) Video

Having recently won the award for Best Hip Hop at the MTV European Music Awards, Eminem brought quite the surprise to 'Saturday Night Live' when he appeared on the show to do a live medley of his latest single 'Walk...

Posted 20 November 2017

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Rihanna Breaks Chart Record

Rihanna breaks chart record

Rihanna has become the first-ever artist to earn eight number ones from one album in the history of Billboard's Dance...

Ja Rule Joins Protest In New York

Ja Rule joins protest in New York

Ja Rule protested against the quality of public housing in his home state of New York on Tuesday (20.02.18).The rap...

Sir Tom Jones Announces Two Nights At Hampton Court Palace Festival

Sir Tom Jones announces two nights at Hampton Court Palace Festival

Sir Tom Jones will perform two nights at Hampton Court Palace Festival.The 77-year-old music legend shows no signs of slowing...

Mark Ronson Working With Florence + The Machine On Comeback

Mark Ronson working with Florence + The Machine on comeback

Mark Ronson has been recruited by Florence + the Machine to help launch their comeback.The 'Uptown Funk' hitmaker - who...

Frank Ocean Sues Producer

Frank Ocean sues producer

Frank Ocean is suing a producer who claims to have co-written a number of his songs.The 30-year-old singer has taken...

Young Thug Changes Name To Sex?

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Young Thug has told his fans he's changed his name to 'SEX'.The 'Pick Up The Phone' rapper - whose birth...

Andrew Lloyd Webber To Be Honoured With Live At Chelsea Concert

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Jesy Nelson Opens 'Cultural Appropriation' Debate Over Dreadlocks

Jesy Nelson Opens 'Cultural Appropriation' Debate Over Dreadlocks

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Remy Ma Hails The Rise Of Female Rappers

Remy Ma hails the rise of female rappers

Remy Ma thinks the landscape is changing for female rappers.The 37-year-old American star is a veteran of the hip-hop industry...

Fergie Insists She 'Tried Her Best' After National Anthem Backlash

Fergie Insists She 'Tried Her Best' After National Anthem Backlash

After a catastrophic performance of the national anthem at the NBA All-Stars game over the weekend, Fergie has released a...

Muse Reveal Their Unusual Musical Inspiration

Muse reveal their unusual musical inspiration

Muse's classic single 'Plug In Baby' was inspired by an Argos catalogue.Frontman Matt Bellamy has opened up about the origins...

Robyn's New Album To Drop In 2018

Robyn's new album to drop in 2018

Robyn is set to release a new album this year.The 38-year-old Swedish singer spilled on Twitter that she is planning...

Rita Ora Joins Shirley Bassey And Petula Clark In The Record Books

Rita Ora joins Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark in the record books

Rita Ora has joined Shirley Bassey and Petula Clark as one of the British female artists with the most UK...

Jonny Greenwood To Release His You Were Never Really Here Soundtrack

Jonny Greenwood to release his You Were Never Really Here soundtrack

Radiohead member Jonny Greenwood is releasing his score for new film 'You Were Never Really Here'.The 46-year-old guitarist has created...

Conor Maynard Tips Dua Lipa For Brits Success

Conor Maynard tips Dua Lipa for BRITs success

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Emily Eavis On Whether Liam Gallagher Could Headline Glastonbury

Emily Eavis on whether Liam Gallagher could headline Glastonbury

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Rita Ora And Liam Payne To Duet At Brits

Rita Ora and Liam Payne to duet at BRITs

Rita Ora and Liam Payne will perform a duet of their song 'For You' at the BRITs.The pair recorded the...

2 Chainz Announces New Album

2 Chainz announces new album

2 Chainz announced his latest album title, 'Rap or Go to the League', on a huge blimp. The 40-year-old rapper...

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Janelle Monae Unveils Inspired Trailer For Her 'Dirty Computer' Album

Janelle Monae unveils Inspired Trailer For Her 'Dirty Computer' Album

Janelle Monae is back is she's fusing her two big loves; music and film; with this unique album trailer in...

Star 'Strangled' Banner: Fergie's Disastrous Nba Appearance

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Liam Gallagher Alleges Police Pulled Out His Front Teeth

Liam Gallagher Alleges Police Pulled Out His Front Teeth

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Kendrick Lamar Thinks He Shares Similarities With Kobe Bryant

Kendrick Lamar thinks he shares similarities with Kobe Bryant

Kendrick Lamar sees similarities between himself and NBA legend Kobe Bryant.The chart-topping rapper and the former Los Angeles Lakers star...

Iggy Azalea Is Loving The Winter Olympics

Iggy Azalea is loving the Winter Olympics

Iggy Azalea is loving watching the Winter Olympics on TV.The Australian rap star has revealed via her Twitter account that...

Khalid Steps Into Crowd To Comfort Crying Fan At Manchester Gig

Khalid steps into crowd to comfort crying fan at Manchester gig

Khalid stopped his concert at Manchester Academy on Saturday (17.02.18) to comfort a crying fan.The 'Young Dumb & Broke' hitmaker...

Foo Fighters Desperate For Liam Gallagher Duet

Foo Fighters desperate for Liam Gallagher duet

Foo Fighters are desperate to land a collaboration with Liam Gallagher.The US stadium rockers have previously expressed their admiration for...

David Guetta And Shawn Mendes Headline Fusion Festival 2018

David Guetta and Shawn Mendes headline Fusion Festival 2018

David Guetta and Shawn Mendes will headline Fusion Festival 2018.The EMD superstar and the 'There's Nothing Holding Me Back' hitmaker...

Kendrick Lamar: Music Videos As Important As The Songs

Kendrick Lamar: Music videos as important as the songs

Kendrick Lamar has admitted his videos are just as important to him as his music.The 'All The Stars' hitmaker grew...

Naughty Boy Wants To Pen Song For Spice Girls

Naughty Boy wants to pen song for Spice Girls

Naughty Boy has penning a song for the Spice Girls on his bucket list.The 33-year-old producer has worked with the...

Anne-marie: Ed Sheeran Makes Everybody's Day Better

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Anne-Marie says Ed Sheeran brings positive vibes to the studio no matter what.The 26-year-old pop star toured with the 'Shape...

Liam Gallagher: Rita Ora Is Not Good Enough To Work With Me

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Liam Gallagher thinks Rita Ora is ''amazing'' - but not good enough to work with him.The former Oasis frontman was...

Liam Gallagher's Three Day Celebrations

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Solange Knowles To Receive Harvard Foundation 2018 Award

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Michael Stipe Not Ready For Solo Record

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Michael Stipe still isn't ready to make a solo album.The 58-year-old singer - whose band REM disbanded in 2011 -...

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