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Four Tet - Parallel and 871 Album Review

Four Tet - Parallel and 871 Album Review

Four Tet, aka Kieran Hebden, has been a busy boy this year, he's already released a 16 track album, Sixteen Oceans, as well as the 4T Recordings EP and Baby single. Earlier in the year...

Review posted on 30th December 2020

Wonder Women 1984: Musical Icons Of Their Age.

Wonder Women 1984: Musical Icons Of Their Age.

As Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman 1984 seems to be everywhere at the moment we thought we'd take a look back at the wonder women of music back in 1984. DC Comics inspirational character is strong,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 29th December 2020

Playboi Carti - Whole Lotta Red Album Review

Playboi Carti - Whole Lotta Red Album Review

Playboi Carti decided that Christmas Day was the day to give all of his fans a present rather than his own son Onyx as he released his latest album, Whole Lotta Red just as Santa...

Review posted on 26th December 2020

2020's Most Searched For Artists On Google

2020's Most Searched For Artists On Google

After a crazy year of CoVID19 enforced lockdowns this year's most searched for things on Google were likely to have been skewed somewhat by the abnormality of the circumstances. Joe Wicks certainly got people interested...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 22nd December 2020

Short Songs For The Shortest Day: When brevity is a necessity you'll want this playlist

Short Songs For The Shortest Day: When brevity is a necessity you'll want this playlist

When time is of the essence and you need a quick fix you require some succinct songs to get you through the day. On the shortest day of the year your time is precious but...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 21st December 2020

The Long Goodbye: A Brexit inspired playlist.

The Long Goodbye: A Brexit inspired playlist.

As we reach the death throws of the protracted Brexit negotiations between The United Kingdom and Europe we thought we'd compile our own little playlist to mark the occasion. Break-ups can be messy affairs in...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 16th December 2020

St Andrew's Day: We Bring You Eight Of The Best Andrews In Music

St Andrew's Day: We Bring You Eight Of The Best Andrews In Music

As it's St Andrew's Day we thought we'd have a bit of fun and find the best Andrews in music. There's not as many movers and shakers as you may think but we're sure you'll...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 30th November 2020

Banned Music Videos: What's all the fuss about?

Banned Music Videos: What's all the fuss about?

It's thirty years ago this week that MTV banned Madonna's Justify My Love video. Back in 1990 it was deemed that chicly shot, arty portrayals of men and women enjoying a bit of casual BDSM...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 26th November 2020

Thanksgiving: The best musically inspired thank yous and songs of appreciation we could find

Thanksgiving: The best musically inspired thank yous and songs of appreciation we could find

Thanksgiving is upon us once more. In fact in many countries, including Canada, The Netherlands and St Lucia it has already been celebrated. The forth Thursday in November though is arguably the biggest, best known...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th November 2020

Freddie Mercury: Gone but never forgotten

Freddie Mercury: Gone but never forgotten

Sadly, it was on this day back in 1991 that Queen's iconic front man, Freddie Mercury, passed away at the age of forty five. The very definition of a showman, Mercury could not win his...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th November 2020

Christmas 2020: This year's freshest tunes for the festive season

Christmas 2020: This year's freshest tunes for the festive season

As the holiday season is fast approaching we thought we'd do a round up of this years new songs that have all been released in time for Christmas. The bin men of Wolverhampton have sadly...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th November 2020

Fibonacci Day: Inspiring a numerically based playlist that really adds up

Fibonacci Day: Inspiring a numerically based playlist that really adds up

As it's Fibonacci Day we thought we'd engage the left side of our brains to come up with a sequence of numerically based tunes that hopefully won't divide opinion. Mathematics, rather like music itself, is...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd November 2020

Album Of The Week: A Celebration of nineteen years of Missundaztood by Pink

Album Of The Week: A Celebration of nineteen years of Missundaztood by Pink

On the 20th November 2001 Pink released her second album, Missundaztood. It remains her best selling album to date having shifted more than thirteen million physical copies globally. It is widely seen as Pink's breakthrough...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 20th November 2020

Beaujolais Nouveau: A corker of a playlist inspired by wine

Beaujolais Nouveau: A corker of a playlist inspired by wine

As it's the third Thursday in November it's time to usher in this years batch of Beaujolais Nouveau so we here at Contact Music thought we'd put together a little wine inspired playlist for you...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 19th November 2020

Ace Of Spades: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Motorhead's most iconic album

Ace Of Spades: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Motorhead's most iconic album

Motorhead's fourth studio album, their first to be released in the U.S., turned 40 years old this week. Sadly the main protagonist of the band, and its characterful lead singer Lemmy is no longer with...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 9th November 2020

Top NBA Players Who Also Rap

Top NBA Players Who Also Rap

Professional sports are not what they used to be. They were once just that: sports. They played the games. Fans consumed them, and rooted for their favorite players and teams. There was a time...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 25th October 2020

The most relaxing music for studying: students opinion

The most relaxing music for studying: students opinion

A lot of students say that listening to relaxing music helps them study. Probably, it makes the learning process more productive because music activates both the left and right brain hemispheres at the same time...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th October 2020

Fenne Lily - Breach Album Review

Fenne Lily - Breach Album Review

Nearly two and a half years since the release of her arresting debut album 'On Hold', Fenne Lily returns with her second album 'Breach'. The mesmerising melancholy of the first album is very much in...

Review posted on 7th September 2020

Most popular Las Vegas bands

Most popular Las Vegas bands

Who are the most popular Vegas Entertainers of all time? It’s anyone’s guess these days. But there have been talented musicians that have graced the stages of Sin City for many years. We’ll unveil...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 18th August 2020

Best Movie Musicals Of All Time

Best Movie Musicals Of All Time

Music plays a major role in making movies memorable, and big screen musicals go even further in their use of tone and melody to enrapture audiences.Of course not all movie musicals are classics, so if...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 29th June 2020

Four of the best car songs to Listen to while you cruise

Four of the best car songs to Listen to while you cruise

Being cooped up in your house or engrossed in tiresome work, especially during quarantine times, certainly brings out a new perspective about the world right outside our cozy & homey estate. It goes without saying,...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 20th June 2020

Top modern classic movies to binge on

Top modern classic movies to binge on

For obvious reasons, people around the world are engaging in a lot more screen time than usual. This might mean more online gaming and series watching for some, but for many of us, this is...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 17th June 2020

Mark Lanegan - Straight Songs Of Sorrow Album Review

Mark Lanegan - Straight Songs Of Sorrow Album Review

Mark Lanegan's prolific output shows no signs of abating as he releases his second album in less than seven months. 'Straight Songs Of Sorrow' follows last year's release 'Somebody's Knocking' and is inspired by his...

Review posted on 4th May 2020

Joan As Police Woman - Cover Two Album Review

Joan As Police Woman - Cover Two Album Review

Eleven years since Joan Wasser reinterpreted songs by artists including Britney Spears, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and even Adam & The Ants she returns on 'Cover Two' with another eclectic mix of song choices. This...

Review posted on 30th April 2020

BC Camplight - Shortly After Take Off Album Review

BC Camplight - Shortly After Take Off Album Review

BC Camplight releases his third and final album in the 'Manchester Trilogy' and says this one is "An examination of madness and loss". Brian Christinzio, the linchpin and creative force behind BCC, himself quite open...

Review posted on 9th April 2020

Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter Album Review

Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter Album Review

Whilst a lot of things have been postponed, held off indefinitely, rescheduled or even cancelled due to the current coronavirus pandemic, a select few things have been brought forward. One of them is Laura Marling's...

Review posted on 7th April 2020

Anna Burch - If You're Dreaming Album Review

Anna Burch - If You're Dreaming Album Review

Just over two years since the release of her vibrant debut album 'Quit The Curse', Anna Burch is back with her second full-length album: 'If You're Dreaming'. The Motor City musician, formerly of Failed Flowers...

Review posted on 2nd April 2020

James Righton - The Performer Album Review

James Righton - The Performer Album Review

'The Performer' is the either the debut solo album from Klaxons' James Righton, or it's the follow-up to his previous album as Shock Machine. It's certainly the first album by Righton to take his name...

Review posted on 19th March 2020

Frank Turner, Micah Schnabel, Jess Guise - Leas Cliff Hall 03.03.2020 Live Review

Frank Turner, Micah Schnabel, Jess Guise - Leas Cliff Hall 03.03.2020 Live Review

For the opening night of his latest UK tour Frank Turner packed out Leas Cliff Hall for his first gig in Folkestone. Playing a solo tour, with no Sleeping Souls for the "first time in...

Review posted on 10th March 2020

Blossoms - Margate Winter Gardens 08.03.2020 Live Review

Blossoms - Margate Winter Gardens 08.03.2020 Live Review

From (Greater) Manchester to Margate, from Stockport to the South-Coast, The Winter Gardens saw Blossoms in the Spring as the band brought their 2020 tour to the seaside to promote their third album, 'Foolish Loving...

Review posted on 10th March 2020

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