Author: Andrew Lockwood

Sports Team: 'Bus Trip All-Dayer' live at Dreamland in Margate

Sports Team: 'Bus Trip All-Dayer' live at Dreamland in Margate

Live music returned to Dreamland in Margate in spectacular fashion as Sports Team brought their Bus Trip All-Dayer back to the seaside town for the third time. At the end of a week where, finally,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th July 2021

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary of 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love' by My Chemical Romance

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary of 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love' by My Chemical Romance

Well before they enjoyed meteoric success with The Black Parade, My Chemical Romance started their musical journey with another concept album, I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love. Back in 2002 MCR...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd July 2021

Dreamland Summer Series: Sports Team's Bus Trip All-Dayer, 23rd July

Dreamland Summer Series: Sports Team's Bus Trip All-Dayer, 23rd July

Before it plays host to some iconic artists and acts, including Billy Ocean, The Specials, The Kaiser Chiefs and James (Among many others) Dreamland will open it's gates for the first major musical event it...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 20th July 2021

88/89 Talk to us about Myspace, Soundcloud, Instagram, TikTok, Twitch and hiding Englebert Humperdinck in Aladdin Sane [Exclusive]

88/89 Talk to us about Myspace, Soundcloud, Instagram, TikTok, Twitch and hiding Englebert Humperdinck in Aladdin Sane [Exclusive]

After spending almost the entire existence of their band's life under some sort of enforced lockdown restrictions 88/89 are now eager to get out and share their music with a live audience, and, they've already...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 17th July 2021

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary Of 'Diamond Life' by Sade

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary Of 'Diamond Life' by Sade

Diamond Life, released on the 16th July 1984, is not only a significant album in it's own right, it's a cultural touchstone and a near perfect representation of a particular moment in time. Sade not...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th July 2021

Rebekah Fitch talks to us about self-doubt, rejection, creative blocks and about being so intrigued by Jack Antonoff [EXCLUSIVE]

Rebekah Fitch talks to us about self-doubt, rejection, creative blocks and about being so intrigued by Jack Antonoff [EXCLUSIVE]

Rebekah Fitch kicked off her musical career back in 2016 with an upbeat and hook laden Stroke Of Genius. Since then the Irish singer-songwriter has developed her alt-pop creations as her sound and voice has...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th July 2021

Mike Walsh talks to us about the ordinary, the day-to-day and the down to earth before he delivers up non-stop surprises! [EXCLUSIVE]

Mike Walsh talks to us about the ordinary, the day-to-day and the down to earth before he delivers up non-stop surprises! [EXCLUSIVE]

Madrid's Mike Walsh has already been heard PICKINGFIGHTS in May and taking us for a RIDE in June (even though he confesses to not liking theme parks) and as of September he is promising a...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th July 2021

Stereo Club talk to us about Columbian drug lords, alien invasions and 'The End Of The F**king World' [EXCLUSIVE]

Stereo Club talk to us about Columbian drug lords, alien invasions and 'The End Of The F**king World' [EXCLUSIVE]

In between trying to harness the power of social media algorithms to their best effect Cardiff's Stereo Club are busy preparing for a year of new releases and live performances. Now that CoVID restrictions look...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th July 2021

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary of 'By The Way' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary of 'By The Way' by Red Hot Chili Peppers

After the phenomenal success of their previous album, Californication, it was hard to imagine that Red Hot Chili Peppers would surpass that, or even come close, with their next album - By The Way. The...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th July 2021

Monokino talks to us about Kraftwerk, Kooning, kitsch and creative control over his career [EXCLUSIVE]

Monokino talks to us about Kraftwerk, Kooning, kitsch and creative control over his career [EXCLUSIVE]

Dutch artist George van Wetering, aka Monokino, explores an alternative electro landscape on his latest single release, Your Underground. The machine gun lead, hyper-drive beat scores Wetering's layered vocal through an atmospheric and arresting track....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 6th July 2021

June 2021 Favourites: 'The Boy From Michigan' is here for a 'Blue Weekend' but it's no 'Lost Cause'

June 2021 Favourites: 'The Boy From Michigan' is here for a 'Blue Weekend' but it's no 'Lost Cause'

June saw summer start and Matt Hancock's reign as Health Secretary finish after he was caught breaking CoVID19 rules by kissing his aide at work. Wimbledon began for the first time in two years and...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th June 2021

Upcoming Releases: A Spirit Of Independence Is Coursing Through Our Top 5 Favourite New Records For July

Upcoming Releases: A Spirit Of Independence Is Coursing Through Our Top 5 Favourite New Records For July

With CoVID restrictions beginning to ease and the prospect of live festival music no longer a distant dream there does seem to be a reserved air of optimism beginning to permeate into everyday life. As...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th June 2021

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary of 'Purple Rain' by Prince

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary of 'Purple Rain' by Prince

On the 25th June 1984 Prince released an album that would super-charge his popularity and elevate his status beyond imagination. Prince's sixth album, Purple Rain, would truly put Prince Rogers Nelson on the world stage...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th June 2021

Crawford Mack chats to us about his Jazz influences, reading the novels of Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón and necking Guinness [EXCLUSIVE]

Crawford Mack chats to us about his Jazz influences, reading the novels of Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón and necking Guinness [EXCLUSIVE]

After releasing his debut solo album in October last year Crawford Mack is back with his latest single, Kicks, ahead of the release of another "short" album later this year. The busy Glaswegian was disappointed...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th June 2021

John Grant - Boy From Michigan Album Review

John Grant - Boy From Michigan Album Review

11 years after he released his stunning debut solo album Queen Of Denmark, John Grant is back to his brilliant best with his fifth studio album, Boy From Michigan. It's been nearly three years since...

Review posted on 24th June 2021

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary of 'From Her To Eternity' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary of 'From Her To Eternity' by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

The break-up of The Birthday Party may have been an acrimonious and messy affair but it wasn't long before Nick Cave was back in the studio with a new group and a new vision for...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 18th June 2021

David Bowie World Fan Convention: Liverpool, Friday 17th - Sunday 19th June 2022

David Bowie World Fan Convention: Liverpool, Friday 17th - Sunday 19th June 2022

David Bowie fans across the globe have something very special to celebrate today as it has just been announced that the worlds's first David Bowie Fan Convention will take place in Liverpool next year. The...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th June 2021

Album Of The Week: The 42nd Anniversary of Get The Knack by The Knack

Album Of The Week: The 42nd Anniversary of Get The Knack by The Knack

Back in 1979 The Knack were a very big deal; some critics had even predicted, rather foolishly, that they were going to be bigger than The Beatles. The LA based band, made up of Berton...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 11th June 2021

Hollis Lomax talk to us about fermenting Şalgam, jamming with neighbour Thurston Moore and headlining Glastonbury

Hollis Lomax talk to us about fermenting Şalgam, jamming with neighbour Thurston Moore and headlining Glastonbury

Hollis Lomax; consisting of Will Rowland (Keyboard/Vocals) Hugo Keays (Guitar) Will Ellis (Bass Guitar) and Rob Taylor (Drums), are excited about "reaching an audience who'd particularly enjoy our sound" now that lockdown restrictions look set...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 11th June 2021

Streaming until you're blue in the face: Are artists under paid each time you listen to one of their songs?

Streaming until you're blue in the face: Are artists under paid each time you listen to one of their songs?

In a recent open letter to the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, major players in the UK music industry, including Sir Mick Jagger, Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Tom Jones, have called for a major reform...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 7th June 2021

Liz Phair - Soberish album review

Liz Phair - Soberish album review

Whip-Smart artist Liz Phair has just released her first new full length album in over a decade with her latest record, Soberish. Phair's new album follows her independent release of Fun Style back in 2010...

Review posted on 7th June 2021

Album Of The Week The 19th Anniversary of 'Let Go' by Avril Lavigne

Album Of The Week The 19th Anniversary of 'Let Go' by Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne was only seventeen when she released her hugely successful debut album Let Go, back in 2002. The breakthrough album from the then young Canadian, not only brought her music and style to a...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 4th June 2021

IRJA talk to us about Colin's inspirational lasagne, the pressure fuelling their desires and their June EP, 'AURA' [EXCLUSIVE]

IRJA talk to us about Colin's inspirational lasagne, the pressure fuelling their desires and their June EP, 'AURA' [EXCLUSIVE]

After a chance meeting in a London bar two years ago, Colin Lanz and Basil Steiner formed IRJA (Meaning - peace, tranquility, harmony) to explore their love of electronic music. This year the duo have...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st June 2021

Up Coming Releases: "June is the gateway to summer" as well as a whole host of exciting new releases

Up Coming Releases: "June is the gateway to summer" as well as a whole host of exciting new releases

It's hard to believe that we are nearing the mid-point in the year but yet here we are. There's a lot to look forward to in the first summer month of 2021. Sadly there will...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th May 2021

May 2021 Favourites: 'The Sky Is Bleeding' but we're not 'SOUR' as 'Daddy's Home'

May 2021 Favourites: 'The Sky Is Bleeding' but we're not 'SOUR' as 'Daddy's Home'

Whilst Billie went Vogue in the UK, Ingenuity went rogue on Mars. Little Mix became the first all female group to pick up a BRIT award for Best Group and Taylor Swift became the first...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th May 2021

Album Of The Week: The Ninth Anniversary of 'Fall To Grace' by Paloma Faith

Album Of The Week: The Ninth Anniversary of 'Fall To Grace' by Paloma Faith

Like the most irresistible and lavish period drama, Fall To Grace has it all; intrigue, suspense, melodrama, theatrics and plenty of broken hearts. Paloma Faith's second album, released on May 28th 2012, is a stunning...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 28th May 2021

Biig Piig - The Sky Is Bleeding EP review

Biig Piig - The Sky Is Bleeding EP review

Jessica Smyth, aka Biig Piig, releases her biggest, and arguably best, collection of songs to date with her new six track EP, The Sky Is Bleeding. The Irish artist, who is now based in LA,...

Review posted on 25th May 2021

YINYANG talks to us about working with her "dream team" of Kendrick Lamar, M.I.A, James Blake and Missy Elliot and taking "caternity leave" to be with her kitten Elvis [EXCLUSIVE]

YINYANG talks to us about working with her "dream team" of Kendrick Lamar, M.I.A, James Blake and Missy Elliot and taking "caternity leave" to be with her kitten Elvis [EXCLUSIVE]

Lauren Hannan, aka YINYANG, is buzzing on the back of the release of her latest single, Poison Darts/Boyish Charms. The up and coming Irish Hip-Hop artist just can't wait to get back out into the...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th May 2021

Album Of The Week: The 24th Anniversary of OK Computer by Radiohead

Album Of The Week: The 24th Anniversary of OK Computer by Radiohead

Radiohead pretty much shot to fame with the release of their debut single Creep in 1992. They quite quickly capitalised on the international success of the track with the release of their debut album, Pablo...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st May 2021

BRIDGES talk to us about their love of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, their new EP and delight at the prospect of touring again [EXCLUSIVE]

BRIDGES talk to us about their love of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, their new EP and delight at the prospect of touring again [EXCLUSIVE]

After releasing their latest single, Go Long, on the 5th May, BRIDGES are gearing up for the release of their new EP, Empty Galleries, and a tour later this year. The five piece Bridgwater band,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th May 2021

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Sports Team: 'Bus Trip All-Dayer' live at Dreamland in Margate

Sports Team: 'Bus Trip All-Dayer' live at Dreamland in Margate

Live music returned to Dreamland in Margate in spectacular fashion as Sports Team brought their 'Bus Trip All-Dayer' back to the seaside town for the...

Mercury Prize 2021: With a shortlist like this, it’s truly anybody’s game

Mercury Prize 2021: With a shortlist like this, it’s truly anybody’s game

Wolf Alice are nominated for the third time and Arlo Parks is an unsurprising first-time nominee.

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary of 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love' by My Chemical Romance

Album Of The Week: The 19th Anniversary of 'I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love' by My Chemical Romance

Well before they enjoyed meteoric success with 'The Black Parade', My Chemical Romance started their musical journey with another concept album, 'I...

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‘Whip My Hair’ Off: How shaving their heads empowered these women in music

‘Whip My Hair’ Off: How shaving their heads empowered these women in music

Willow Smith and more rocked a buzzcut for so many reasons.

Normani - Wild Side ft. Cardi B Video

Normani - Wild Side ft. Cardi B Video

Normani and Cardi B dispense with the need to maintain any resemblance of social distancing as they get up-close and personal in the video their...

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary Of 'Diamond Life' by Sade

Album Of The Week: The 37th Anniversary Of 'Diamond Life' by Sade

'Diamond Life', released on the 16th July 1984, is not only a significant album in it's own right, it's a cultural touchstone and a near perfect...

From Amyl and the Sniffers to The Jacklights: Six upcoming punk albums you must not miss

From Amyl and the Sniffers to The Jacklights: Six upcoming punk albums you must not miss

The resurrection of punk presents an exciting year for music.

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