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Feeder - Tallulah Album Review

On 'Tallulah', Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose seem to have that burning connection again.

Yacht - Chain Tripping Album Review

In terms of approach, 'Chain Tripping' takes some beating. To call Yacht's latest release conceptual would be underplaying its inspiration wildly.

By Andrew Lockwood on 13 August 2019

Feeder - Tallulah Album Review

On 'Tallulah', Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose seem to have that burning connection again.

By Mark Moore on 13 August 2019


Neverworld 2019 Review

With an eclectic mix of established acts, up and coming talent and resurgent household names, Neverworld once again offered up some superb musical entertainment.

By Andrew Lockwood on 08 August 2019

Craig David

Have Heart - The Stylus, Leeds 21.07.2019 Live Review

You couldn't have asked for a better performance from Have Heart.

By Max Cussons on 02 August 2019

Splendour In Nottingham 2019 - Live Review

No-one expected that we were in for a day of the four seasons weather-wise, but that is what we got.

By Mark Moore on 30 July 2019

Gomez - Liquid Skin (20th Anniversary Edition) Album Review

To celebrate twenty years since it was released, Southport's finest Indie band Gomez are re-releasing their second album, 'Liquid Skin'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 17 July 2019


Happy Mondays - Dreamland, Margate 13.07.2019 Live Review

Shaun Ryder and Bez took time out from their hilarious stint on Celebrity Gogglebox to join the rest of Happy Mondays as they brought their 'Pills 'N' Thrills And Bellyaches' tour to Dreamland in Margate.

By Andrew Lockwood on 17 July 2019

Happy Mondays

BABii - HiiDE Album Review

Throughout the course of 2019, enigmatic UK singer-songwriter/producer BABii has been creating a buzz for herself ahead of the release of debut album 'HiiDE'.

By Max Cussons on 05 July 2019

Joan As Police Woman - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 26.06.2019 Live Review

Folkestone bore witness to a mesmerising performance from Joan As Police Woman in celebration of a distinguished, if under appreciated, solo career.

By Andrew Lockwood on 03 July 2019

Joan as Police Woman

Tears For Fears/ABC - The Spitfire Ground, Canterbury 23.06.2019 Live Review

An excellent night of largely 80s nostalgia was brought back to life in spectacular style by two of the biggest bands of the time for a great evening's entertainment in Canterbury.

By Andrew Lockwood on 25 June 2019

Tears For Fears ABC

Friendly Fires - Silhouettes Audio

With their new album 'Inflorescent' set to be released in August via Polydor Records, UK indie band Friendly Fires unveils a new song called 'Silhouette'.

Posted 25 June 2019

Friendly Fires

Ed Sheeran - Cross Me ft. Chance The Rapper & PnB Rock Video

Ed Sheeran is set to release a collaborative album this summer entitled 'No.6 Collaborations Project'. The latest single from the record is 'Cross Me' featuring Chance The Rapper and PnB Rock.

Posted 25 June 2019

Ed Sheeran

Foster The People - Imagination Audio

LA trio Foster The People unveil their second single of the year, 'Imagination', following the previously released 'Style'.

Posted 25 June 2019

Foster The People

Forest Live 2019 Live Review

Forest Live, as with every year since the inception of these country wide events, did a damn fine job of selecting the artists for this year's performances.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 June 2019

Paul Weller

Noah Kahan - Busyhead Audio

Following the release of his first EP 'Hurt Somebody' last year, Noah Kahan is set to drop his debut album 'Busyhead' later this year.

Posted 17 June 2019

Liam Gallagher - Shockwave Audio

He's set to drop his second solo album 'Why Me? Why Not.' on September 20th 2019 and 'Shockwave' is the very first single from it.

Posted 14 June 2019

Liam Gallagher

Mattiel - Satis Factory Album Review

Mattiel follow their stunning eponymous debut album with a bold and brassy second, 'Satis Factory'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 05 June 2019

Slam Dunk 2019 - Leeds, Temple Newsam Park Live Review

It's Slam Dunk's hometown of Leeds we visited this year, following it to Temple Newsam Park for its biggest year yet!

By Max Cussons on 28 May 2019

Injury Reserve - Injury Reserve Album Review

On their self-titled debut album, it's really game time for jazz rappers Injury Reserve.

By Max Cussons on 22 May 2019

Phildel - Wave Your Flags Album Review

Phildel has gone back a step, in terms of her musical compositions, and returned to a style more reminiscent of her debut album with her latest release 'Wave Your Flags'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 May 2019

Aldous Harding - Concorde 2, Brighton 15.05.2019 Live Review

To promote the release of her latest album 'Designer', Aldous Harding has undertaken an extensive European tour. On Wednesday night Harding played to a sold-out Concorde 2 in Brighton.

By Andrew Lockwood on 20 May 2019

Injury Reserve - The Victoria, London 16.05.2019 Live Review

Injury Reserve have spent the last few years rising to the top of underground hip-hop and becoming one of the most exciting acts in the whole genre.

By Max Cussons on 20 May 2019

Charli XCX - Blame It On Your Love ft. Lizzo Audio

Charli XCX teams up with Lizzo on a new single entitled 'Blame It On Your Love'. She has been working on her upcoming third studio album.

Posted 16 May 2019

Charli XCX

Four Tet - Alexandra Palace, London 08.05.2019 Live Review

Kieran Hebden, AKA Four Tet, hits London's Alexandra Palace for a one-of-a-kind show.

By Max Cussons on 15 May 2019

Four Tet

The Luka State - The Forum Basement, The Sussex Arms, Tunbridge Wells 11.05.2019 Live Review

From the salt mining town of Winsford in Cheshire, The Luka State came to play in the underground confines of The Forum Basement.

By Andrew Lockwood on 15 May 2019

Finley Quaye - The Ballroom, Dreamland, Margate 10.05.2019 Live Review

Friday night The Ballroom at Dreamland in Margate played host to Finley Quaye, the Brit Award winner of Best Male Artist of 1998.

By Andrew Lockwood on 13 May 2019

Finley Quaye

Skepta - Greaze Mode ft. Nafe Smallz Audio

With his new album 'Ignorance Is Bliss' set to drop, Skepta unveils a new song entitled Greaze Mode, featuring London rising star Nafe Smallz.

Posted 13 May 2019


Atari Teenage Riot - Islington O2 Academy, London 02.05.2019 Live Review

ATR hit Islington's O2 Academy tonight to fully display their importance to thrilling effect.

By Max Cussons on 07 May 2019

Atari Teenage Riot

Banks - Gimme Audio

Banks returns with a new song entitled 'Gimme' - a hard-hitting, ultra dark anthem that has us seriously mesmerised.

Posted 01 May 2019

Daughters - The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds 19.04.2019 Live Review

Daughters in the current climate are stronger than ever following last year's You Won't Get What You Want.

By Max Cussons on 01 May 2019

The Unthanks - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 28.04.2019 Live Review

Rachel, Becky and Niopha; The Unthanks, 'Unaccompanied, As We Are'; returned to Kent in their latest incarnation to sing songs old and new in their purest form.

By Andrew Lockwood on 30 April 2019

The Unthanks

Two Door Cinema Club - Satellite Audio

'Satellite' is the new single from Two Door Cinema Club, who recently announced their fourth album 'False Alarm', scheduled to be released on June 14th 2019.

Posted 26 April 2019

Two Door Cinema Club

Stealing Sheep - Big Wows Album Review

Stealing Sheep's eleven track album is a shimmering piece of bright and bold pop that translates a day-glo and glitter imagination into a sparkling electro hybrid.

By Andrew Lockwood on 23 April 2019

Nouvelle Vague - The Ballroom, Dreamland, Margate 20.04.2019 Live Review

Nouvelle Vague are master craftsmen and women breathing new life into old songs by way of inspired arrangements.

By Andrew Lockwood on 23 April 2019

Nouvelle Vague

Marissa Nadler - Prince Albert, Brighton 16.04.2019 Live Review

Before taking her tour to the far reaches of Europe and beyond, Marissa Nadler took up a brief residence in the upstairs room of The Prince Albert.

By Andrew Lockwood on 23 April 2019

Marissa Nadler

Amy Odell - The Tom Thumb Theatre, Margate 13.04.2019 Live Review

In one of the tiniest theatres, on one of the smallest stages, and playing to a diminutive audience, the petite Amy Odell played a tremendous gig with an intense passion.

By Andrew Lockwood on 16 April 2019

Eyre Llew / In The Endless Zanhyang We Are - Carrier Split EP Review

After a successful debut album, 'Atelo', Eyre Llew have returned to collaborate with Korean shoegaze band In The Endless Zanhyang We Are for joint EP 'Carrier'

By Mark Moore on 12 April 2019

Cage The Elephant - Goodbye Audio

With their new album 'Social Cues' set to arrive on April 19 through RCA Records, Cage the Elephant unveil their latest track from it entitled 'Goodbye'.

Posted 10 April 2019

Cage The Elephant

Joep Beving - Henosis Album Review

Joep Beving's latest album 'Henosis' is an epic affair of more than twenty tracks and follows his 2018 release 'Conatus'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 08 April 2019

O'Hooley and Tidow - Astor Theatre, Deal Live Review

On the South-East coast O'Hooley And Tidow treated the people of Deal to an evening of fabulous folk music.

By Andrew Lockwood on 08 April 2019

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French Montana Says His Friendship With Drake Is 'Organic'

French Montana says his friendship with Drake is 'organic'

French Montana thinks he and Drake are like ''brothers in a past life''.The 34-year-old rap star and Drake, 32, are...

Keith Urban Hails Taylor Swift's 'Artistry'

Keith Urban hails Taylor Swift's 'artistry'

Keith Urban has taken to Twitter to express his admiration of Taylor Swift.The 51-year-old singer heaped praise on the blonde...

Frank Turner: No Man's Land Is Going To Save Social Life

Frank Turner: No Man's Land is going to save social life

Frank Turner says his new album 'No Man's Land' is going to ''save his social life''.The 37-year-old singer-songwriter released his...

Craig David Dreams Of A Justin Bieber Collaboration

Craig David dreams of a Justin Bieber collaboration

Craig David hopes to one day collaborate with Justin Bieber.The 38-year-old singer - who is one of the UK's best-selling...

Them Crooked Vultures May Return

Them Crooked Vultures may return

Dave Grohl has teased possible new music from Them Crooked Vultures.The 50-year-old artist - who was also part of Nirvana,...

Ariana Grande: Singing Is My Gift

Ariana Grande: Singing is my gift

Ariana Grande thinks her singing talents are a ''gift''.The 26-year-old pop star - who is one of the world's best-selling...

Snoop Dogg: I Fill A Void In The Music Industry

Snoop Dogg: I fill a void in the music industry

Snoop Dogg thinks he fills a ''void'' in the music industry.The 47-year-old rap legend has just released a new album,...

Natasha Bedingfield 'Worried About Returning To Work After Baby'

Natasha Bedingfield 'worried about returning to work after baby'

Natasha Bedingfield was ''worried'' about returning to work after having her son.The 37-year-old singer - who has 18-month-old Solomon with...

Liam Gallagher Drops Gospel-tinged Single One Of Us

Liam Gallagher drops gospel-tinged single One Of Us

Liam Gallagher has released gospel-tinged single 'One Of Us' featuring his son Gene on bongos and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick...

You Me At Six Flex 'Creative Muscles' On New Track What's It Like

You Me At Six flex 'creative muscles' on new track What's It Like

You Me At Six have released new single 'What's It Like'.After frontman Josh Franceschi promised new music was arriving this...

Dave Grohl Didn't Expect Foo Fighters To Be As Big As Nirvana

Dave Grohl didn't expect Foo Fighters to be as big as Nirvana

Dave Grohl ''didn't expect'' Foo Fighters to ''pick up where Nirvana left off''.The 50-year-old rocker has admitted he was against...

Mahalia Is Inspired By Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner

Mahalia is inspired by Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner

Mahalia is inspired by Arctic Monkeys' frontman Alex Turner.The rising Neo soul star, who lives in Birmingham but is from...

Jonas Brothers To Perform At Mtv Video Music Awards

Jonas Brothers to perform at MTV Video Music Awards

The Jonas Brothers are set to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).The 'Cool' hitmakers will perform from a...

Matt Healy Thinks The 1975 Are Banned From Dubai After Kissing Male Fan

Matt Healy thinks The 1975 are banned from Dubai after kissing male fan

Matt Healy thinks The 1975 are banned from Dubai after he kissed a male fan at their show.The 'Love Me'...

Justin Timberlake And Lizzo To Collaborate?

Justin Timberlake and Lizzo to collaborate?

Justin Timberlake and Lizzo appear to have a collaboration in the works.The 'Cry Me A River' hitmaker and 'Truth Hurts'...

Taylor Swift Releases Lover And Announces New Music Video

Taylor Swift releases Lover and announces new music video

Taylor Swift will release the video for 'Lover' next Thursday (22.08.19).The 29-year-old singer has just released the romantic track -...

Skunk Anansie's Skin Was 'More Irritated' At Beyonce Over Glastonbury Claim

Skunk Anansie's Skin was 'more irritated' at Beyonce over Glastonbury claim

Skunk Anansie's Skin was ''more irritated'' when Beyonce declared herself the first black artist to headline Glastonbury than when Stormzy...

Charli Xcx's Collaboration With Sky Ferreira Dropping This Week

Charli XCX's collaboration with Sky Ferreira dropping this week

Charli XCX is dropping new track 'Cross You Out' featuring Sky Ferreira on Friday (16.08.19).The 27-year-old star has teamed up...

Simply Red Announce First Album In Four Years

Simply Red announce first album in four years

Simply Red have announced their first album in four years, 'Blue Eyed Soul'.Mick Hucknall and co have released lead single...

Kelly Jones 'Felt Like Quitting' Stereophonics After 2018 World Tour

Kelly Jones 'felt like quitting' Stereophonics after 2018 world tour

Kelly Jones ''felt like quitting'' Stereophonics after their 2018 world tour.The 'Maybe Tomorrow' hitmaker has revealed that he contemplated calling...

Gary Barlow Announces New Orchestral Solo Album

Gary Barlow announces new orchestral solo album

Gary Barlow is preparing a solo record of original songs featuring an orchestra.The Take That star has revealed his as-yet-untitled...

Jay-z Talks Super Bowl Halftime Show

Jay-Z talks Super Bowl halftime show

Jay-Z wants to change the ''fractured'' process of choosing the headliner for the Super Bowl halftime show.The '99 Problems' hitmaker...

Haim Have 'Many More Jams' Dropping In 2019

Haim have 'many more jams' dropping in 2019

Haim have ''many more jams'' coming out this year.The trio - comprised of sisters Danielle, Alana an Este Haim -...

The Clash's Destroyed  London Calling Guitar Set For Exhibit

The Clash's destroyed London Calling guitar set for exhibit

The Clash bassist Paul Simonon's smashed Fender bass guitar is going on display 40 years after he destroyed it on...

Ariana Grande Has Been Busy In The Studio

Ariana Grande has been busy in the studio

Ariana Grande has been hard at work in the studio.The prolific pop star has not long dropped new single 'Boyfriend'...

Cardi B And Anitta Hit The Studio

Cardi B and Anitta hit the studio

Cardi B has been in the studio with rising Brazilian star Anitta.The pair have been teasing fans about a potential...

Hayley Williams Unsure About Paramore's Future

Hayley Williams unsure about Paramore's future

Hayley Williams ''doesn't know'' what the future holds for Paramore.The 'Misery Business' hitmakers have been on hiatus since last year,...

Gabrielle Aplin 'Begged' To Write For Little Mix

Gabrielle Aplin 'begged' to write for Little Mix

Gabrielle Aplin ''begged'' to write for Little Mix.The 26-year-old singer/songwriter has revealed she asked their former record label Syco if...

Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X And Lizzo Among Mtv Vma Performers

Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X and Lizzo among MTV VMA performers

Camila Cabello, Lil Nas X, and Lizzo will be among the performers at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs).The network...

Lynyrd Skynyrd Postpone Shows After Guitarist's Heart Valve Surgery

Lynyrd Skynyrd postpone shows after guitarist's heart valve surgery

Lynyrd Skynyrd have postponed two shows as guitarist Gary Rossington recovers from heart valve surgery.The 'Sweet Home Alabama' hitmakers have...

The Fureys Speak To Contactmusic About Their Love Of Touring, A Scary Heart Surgery And Their Special Friendship With Billy Connolly [Exclusive]

The Fureys speak to ContactMusic about their love of touring, a scary heart surgery and their special friendship with Billy Connolly [EXCLUSIVE]

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Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry Hits Back At Critics Of Her 'Revealing Outfits'

Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry hits back at critics of her 'revealing outfits'

Chvrches' Lauren Mayberry has vowed to continue ''dressing like a gothic Powerpuff Girl with Big Witch Energy'' after being criticised...

Louis Tomlinson Teases There Is 'Not Long Now' Until He Releases New Music

Louis Tomlinson teases there is 'not long now' until he releases new music

Louis Tomlinson has teased fans that there is ''not long now'' until he releases new tunes.The One Direction star took...

Rudimental's Dj Locksmith Tips Lewis Hamilton For Music Success

Rudimental's DJ Locksmith tips Lewis Hamilton for music success

Rudimental's DJ Locksmith says Lewis Hamilton's music is ''really good''.The Formula One racing world champion is already said to have...

You Me At Six Dropping New Music This Week

You Me At Six dropping new music this week

You Me At Six are releasing new music this week.The Josh Franceschi-fronted pop rock group took to Twitter to tease...

Disclosure Have 'Over 100 Songs' Ready For Third Album

Disclosure have 'over 100 songs' ready for third album

Disclosure have ''over 100 songs'' ready for their long-awaited third studio album.The electronic music duo - comprised of brothers Guy...

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