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Album Of The Week - The 37th anniversary of 'Reckoning' by R.E.M.

Album Of The Week - The 37th anniversary of 'Reckoning' by R.E.M.

Four years after R.E.M. had formed, and seven before they would release their true breakthrough album, Out Of Time, the band released their second full length studio album, Reckoning. By the time 1984 came around...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th April 2021

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Raf Rundell - O.M. Days Album Review

Raf Rundell - O.M. Days Album Review

Just over three years since the release of his first full length solo album, Stop Lying, Raf Rundell makes a very welcome return with his latest, O.M. Days. Rundell's new ten track album sees him...

Review posted on 5th April 2021

March 2021 Favourites: Justin delivered Justice to the world whilst Selena was a Revelación!

March 2021 Favourites: Justin delivered Justice to the world whilst Selena was a Revelación!

We've only had three months of the year and yet it's already proving to be a creative period as musicians, singers, songwriters, performers and directors all seem to be flexing their artistic muscles. We've already...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd April 2021

Album Of The Week: The Fourteenth Anniversary of 'Because Of The Times' by Kings Of Leon

Album Of The Week: The Fourteenth Anniversary of 'Because Of The Times' by Kings Of Leon

Having formed in 1999, Kings Of Leon went on to release their debut album, Youth & Young Manhood in 2003, but it was in April 2007 when they released their third full length record that...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 2nd April 2021

Harry Gardner talks to us about running around in the school playground, collaborating with Finneas and playing the O2 [EXCLUSIVE]

Harry Gardner talks to us about running around in the school playground, collaborating with Finneas and playing the O2 [EXCLUSIVE]

Buoyed by the joy of releasing his second single this year, singer-songwriter Harry Gardner talks to us about his inspirations and influences. Harry's latest single, Oblivious, is a follow up to his January release, Invisible...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 31st March 2021

Upcoming Releases: You'd be foolish not to check out our April highlights

Upcoming Releases: You'd be foolish not to check out our April highlights

Can you believe we're nearly into the fourth month of the year? So much has happened in such a short period of time. We have a new (stumbling) US president, the old stumbling US president...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th March 2021

Album Of The Week: The twentieth anniversary of the eponymous debut album by Gorillaz

Album Of The Week: The twentieth anniversary of the eponymous debut album by Gorillaz

Two decades ago the popular musical landscape was changed substantially by a creation that embraced a cohesive fusion between music and virtual reality in a way that had not been explored on such a scale...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 26th March 2021

Album Of The Week: The 31st Anniversary of Violator by Depeche Mode

Album Of The Week: The 31st Anniversary of Violator by Depeche Mode

Depeche Mode's seventh studio album was a game changer for the band, not only in terms of how they went about recording it, but also how it would position them as a global band. The...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 19th March 2021

The Grammy Awards 2021: Beyoncé  Wins Four But Sir Elton John Might Still Hit Someone

The Grammy Awards 2021: Beyoncé Wins Four But Sir Elton John Might Still Hit Someone

On a night when barely anything was normal at the 63rd Grammy Awards, history was made as Beyoncé not only won four awards but also became the most decorated female artist of all time...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 15th March 2021

Album Of The Week: The Fourteenth anniversary of Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem

Album Of The Week: The Fourteenth anniversary of Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem

Arriving seemingly fully formed and creatively fertile just after the turn of the century, LCD Soundsystem shifted the world of dance and electronic music with their innovative sound. By the time the band were only...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th March 2021

Tom Odell announces his new album, 'Monsters', will be released on June 25th

Tom Odell announces his new album, 'Monsters', will be released on June 25th

Another Love singer Tom Odell has just announced details of his fourth album, due for release in June this year. On the same day that he drops his latest single, monster v.1, Tom has said...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th March 2021

Wild Spelks talk to us about bubblegum power-pop melodies, undiluted vision and The Pink Panther [EXCLUSIVE]

Wild Spelks talk to us about bubblegum power-pop melodies, undiluted vision and The Pink Panther [EXCLUSIVE]

Having formed in April 2020, Newcastle's Wild Spelks have only existed during the current CoVID19 global pandemic. The band, as much as they may have wanted to, have never played on stage to a live...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 11th March 2021

The Most Underrated Music in Movies and Games

The Most Underrated Music in Movies and Games

A fantastic soundtrack can elevate a movie or game from simply good to great. Think about all your favourite movie or game and try to remember their soundtracks. There’s a good chance that they include...

News posted in Videogames / Gaming on 6th March 2021

Upcoming Releases: The pick of March's music that we're all set to be haring after

Upcoming Releases: The pick of March's music that we're all set to be haring after

As life gets one step closer to normality for those affected by the impact of the CoVID19 pandemic we take a look forward to what's fresh, new and exciting in the world of music. As...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd March 2021

February 2021 favourites: We took our Medicine At Midnight but still succumbed to Death By Rock and Roll and Carnage!

February 2021 favourites: We took our Medicine At Midnight but still succumbed to Death By Rock and Roll and Carnage!

The normally uneventful month of February saw a lot more activity than the norm as 2021 saw significant signs of hope and optimism begin to appear. The United States Of America welcomed incoming president Joe...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 1st March 2021

Album Of The Week: The nineteenth anniversary of Come Away With Me by Norah Jones

Album Of The Week: The nineteenth anniversary of Come Away With Me by Norah Jones

Nineteen years ago, at the age of just 22, Norah Jones released her stunning debut album Come Away With Me to a largely unsuspecting audience of listeners. The daughter of world renowned musician Ravi Shankar...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 26th February 2021

Maximo Park - Nature Always Wins Album Review

Maximo Park - Nature Always Wins Album Review

Maximo Park return with their first full length studio album in nearly four years as they release Nature Always Wins. It's close to 16 years since Maximo Park released their stunning, Mercury nominated, debut album,...

Review posted on 23rd February 2021

Lost Horizons - In Quiet Moments Album Review

Lost Horizons - In Quiet Moments Album Review

Yes, I know, it's far too early to call out contenders for the Top Ten Albums of 2021 but, if In Quiet Moments by Lost Horizons doesn't feature I'll be more than a tad amazed....

Review posted on 22nd February 2021

Alberteen talk to us about inventing their own genre and their mixed emotions over The Beatles [EXCLUSIVE]

Alberteen talk to us about inventing their own genre and their mixed emotions over The Beatles [EXCLUSIVE]

After more than a decade together Alberteen have just released their fourth album, Lowenva via their own label, 'Rhythm and Noir'. It's the band's first release in nearly two years and follows Alberteen vs Comma...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st February 2021

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Gets the Vote to Go Ahead

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Gets the Vote to Go Ahead

Yes, the confirmation is real. Rotterdam Eurovision Song Contest will commence on Tuesday 18th of May, with the final taking place Saturday 22nd. Here you will learn more about the competition and the build-up as...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 20th February 2021

Smith & Burrows - Only Smith and Burrows is Good Enough Album Review

Smith & Burrows - Only Smith and Burrows is Good Enough Album Review

Smith & Burrows may sound like a hardware store in a remote, timeless village somewhere in deepest darkest Yorkshire, the sort of place that hasn't changed for the best part of fifty years but that...

Review posted on 15th February 2021

Motorhead Slot by NetEnt | Rocking Success on the Slots

Motorhead Slot by NetEnt | Rocking Success on the Slots

Is it too clichéd to make the obvious connection regarding Motorhead and casinos? Well, we will let it pass by and not mention the song title that is in all our heads right now. Suffice...

News posted in Videogames / Gaming on 15th February 2021

Valentine's Day 2021: Music to soundtrack your day, in an altogether less obvious way!

Valentine's Day 2021: Music to soundtrack your day, in an altogether less obvious way!

If you're struggling to express your feelings, finding it difficult to choose a gesture, a gift or even a card for the object of your desire then music always has the answer. Whilst Steve Wright's...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th February 2021

Bryan Adams - The Forty First Anniversary Of Bryan Adams Self-Titled Debut Album.

Bryan Adams - The Forty First Anniversary Of Bryan Adams Self-Titled Debut Album.

Way, way back in the February of 1980 one twenty year old Bryan Adams released his eponymous debut album, paving the way for the start of his illustrious and plentiful career in music. Having already...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th February 2021

How music can help with pregnancy (and what to listen to)

How music can help with pregnancy (and what to listen to)

There are untold health benefits of listening to music, whatever your current situation. Music can be a mood booster, which in turn can help your immune system, it can help your heart regulate its blood...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 12th February 2021

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Gets the Vote to Go Ahead

The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 Gets the Vote to Go Ahead

Yes, the confirmation is real. Rotterdam Eurovision Song Contest will commence on Tuesday 18th of May, with the final taking place Saturday 22nd. Here you will learn more about the competition and the build-up as...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 8th February 2021

A A Williams - Songs From Isolation Album Review

A A Williams - Songs From Isolation Album Review

A A Williams follows up last year's album 'Forever Blue' with her latest release, 'Songs From Isolation', a collection of songs she recorded during the first lockdown of 2020. Williams' third album is a record...

Review posted on 8th February 2021

Album Of The Week: The Fourteenth anniversary of 'Life In Cartoon Motion' by Mika

Album Of The Week: The Fourteenth anniversary of 'Life In Cartoon Motion' by Mika

Back in February 2007 Mika released his debut, breakthrough album, Life In Cartoon Motion. The flamboyant, theatrical and playful record was a sensational introduction to a formidable talent. Michael Holbrook Penniman Jr, aka Mika, was...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th February 2021

January 2021 Favourites: From Selena Gomez to Goat Girl and Shame to Spare Ribs, we've got it covered

January 2021 Favourites: From Selena Gomez to Goat Girl and Shame to Spare Ribs, we've got it covered

The first month of the year has already packed a punch both via the events that have taken place around the World and the music that has been released. We have a new President of...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 3rd February 2021

Upcoming Releases: The February albums we're sure you're going to fall for

Upcoming Releases: The February albums we're sure you're going to fall for

As the second month of 2021 gets ever nearer we take a look at the new releases that are set to delight our ears over the coming weeks. It may have been a slowish start...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th January 2021

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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

From Her To Eternity is the foundation stone that paved the way for Your Funeral...My Trial, Henry's Dream, Murder Ballads, Push The Sky Away,...

Sorry Noel Gallagher! Here are six do-gooders people DO like

Sorry Noel Gallagher! Here are six do-gooders people DO like

Noel Gallagher reckons no-one likes a do-gooder. He’s so wrong.

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...

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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...

Megan Thee Stallion - Thot S**t Video

Megan Thee Stallion - Thot S**t Video

Megan Thee Stallion pulls no punches and is unapologetically outspoken on her latest single, 'Thot S**t'.

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...

Billie Eilish - Lost Cause Video

Billie Eilish - Lost Cause Video

There is nothing more uplifting in this world than watching Billie Eilish - the face of moody teen angst - having so much fun in the video for her...

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