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Andrew Lockwood’s Top Albums of 2014

Andrew Lockwood’s Top Albums of 2014

10) Luke Sital-Singh - 'The Fire Inside'A mixture of previous EP releases and new material 'The Fire Inside' is a fully loaded debut album from the short listed 'Sound Of 2014' artist. Luke wears his...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th December 2014

Jim Pusey's Top Albums of 2014

Jim Pusey's Top Albums of 2014

I'm still unsure what this decade will be seen as in years to come with regard to music, 2014 despite offering up some seriously great records has done little to cement a trend that will...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd December 2014

Dom Gourlay's Top Albums of 2014

Dom Gourlay's Top Albums of 2014

10) Soft Walls - No TimeMulti-talented musician-cum-producer Dan Reeves divides his time playing in several bands with running a record label. This effort, his second as Soft Walls ranks as his finest collection to date....

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd December 2014

Jordan Dowling’s Top Albums of 2014

Jordan Dowling’s Top Albums of 2014

10) Royksopp – The Inevitable EndRoyksopp's final full-length is a worthy farewell to the traditional album format for the Norwegian duo. Backed by a range of guest vocalists, most notably The Irrepressibles' Jamie McDermott, it...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd December 2014

Ben Walton's Top Albums of 2014

Ben Walton's Top Albums of 2014

10) Grant Nicholas - Yorktown HeightsFeeder's Grant Nicholas went down the familiar lead-singer-does-a-solo-album route this year, and the results weren't too bad in the end. Yorktown Heights is a more sombre and acoustic take on...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd December 2014

Andy Peterson's Picks Of The Year 2014

Andy Peterson's Picks Of The Year 2014

10) Illum Sphere - Ghosts of Then & NowFormer occasional turntablist for those funky divas Radiohead, Ryan Hunn created a record that blended jazz, drum & bass, hip-hop and soul amongst many others, channelling his...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd December 2014

Sam Bennett's Top 10 Hip Hop Albums of 2014

Sam Bennett's Top 10 Hip Hop Albums of 2014

10) Cracker Jon & 2Late - You Can Take The Cracker Out Of Croydon:Cracker Jon and 2Late have been tearing down festivals and shows for a good few years, and 2014 finally saw the release...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd December 2014

David Gray On His Voyage Of Rediscovery With Latest Album 'Mutineers'

David Gray On His Voyage Of Rediscovery With Latest Album 'Mutineers'

David Gray is set to release his new album 'Mutineers' later this month (17 June 2014) but, as the title suggests, it wasn't all plain sailing. 'Mutineers' is Gray's first album in four years, following...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 4th June 2014

The Great Escape Festival 2014: Which Bands Shone Brightest?

The Great Escape Festival 2014: Which Bands Shone Brightest?

Brighton's Great Escape Festival took place over the weekend and, as the UK's largest street festival, gave music fans a very enjoyable weekend as it does every year. Over 400 acts played, giving the punters...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 14th May 2014

The Lego Movie Set For Release Later This Week

The Lego Movie Set For Release Later This Week

Danish company The Lego Group have partnered up with Warner Brothers for the first feature length Lego film, The Lego Movie, set to hit the big screen in 2014. A child's imagination is what made...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 5th February 2014

Life-Lines Have Gone For 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

Life-Lines Have Gone For 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'

Once a show to have the family nestled around the TV shouting A, B, C or D, 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' has had the lights dimmed for a final time. The show that...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 4th February 2014

Back To Basics! Augustines' Billy McCarthy Returns To School To Write New Album

Back To Basics! Augustines' Billy McCarthy Returns To School To Write New Album

Speaking ahead of their self-titled second studio album release, Augustines front man Billy McCarthy tells us about writing at his former grade school, the pressure he feels living up to their popular debut album 'Rise...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 31st January 2014

Christina Perri Looks To 'Head or Heart' For Another Album Success

Christina Perri Looks To 'Head or Heart' For Another Album Success

Christina Perri is on the verge of releasing her second album 'Head or Heart' as well as her new single 'Human'. Christina caught up with us to talk about her career, her music and her...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 31st January 2014

Peggy Sue Find Their Voice: But Warns Fans They May Find Others!

Peggy Sue Find Their Voice: But Warns Fans They May Find Others!

Speaking to Contact Music following their fourth album release 'Choir of Echoes', Peggy Sue's Rosa Slade tells us how happy she is with the end product, her enjoyment of literature, recording at Rockfield studios and...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 31st January 2014

Fiennes Has Great Expectations For The Invisible Woman

Fiennes Has Great Expectations For The Invisible Woman

With his first directing/acting roles in the William Shakespeare adaptation Coriolanus; Ralph Fiennes now repeats his efforts with The Invisible Woman. The film's dual time-lined narrative explores Felicity Jones' character Nelly Ternen, the true tale...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 29th January 2014

Jim Pusey's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

Jim Pusey's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

It's been a year of truly brilliant sounds even if there may have been a few disappointments along the way. Take hip hop, for example: unlike 2012's records by Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 24th December 2013

Ben Walton's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

Ben Walton's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

This top ten leans more on the rock end of the spectrum but there are also a few curve balls in there. Honourable mentions go to some big bands who put out great albums (Pearl...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd December 2013

Jordan Dowling's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

Jordan Dowling's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

Jordan Dowling presents his top ten album favourites from the past year.Nils Frahm 'Spaces' - 'Spaces' is a presentation of Nils' spellbinding live show and it is as good a presentation of his genius as...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd December 2013

Andy Peterson's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

Andy Peterson's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

Bonobo 'Late Night Tales' - With the DJ mix compilation more tired than Nigella Lawson's vanity mirror, LNT are still working miracles in the genre against the odds, mostly by avoiding the usual suspects. Simon...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd December 2013

Dom Gourlay's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

Dom Gourlay's Top 10 Albums Of 2013

After an immense year for music, here's reviewer Dom Gourlay's favourites for 2013 - and possibly for a long while after!Arcade Fire 'Reflektor' - Early reviews were ridiculously negative, probably because journos were invited to...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd December 2013

Hayley Fox's Top Albums of 2013

Hayley Fox's Top Albums of 2013

Darkside 'Psychic' - After an EP in 2011, Darkside released their debut album this year. The duo - the project of Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington - gave as good as they got on 'Psychic',...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 23rd December 2013

One Direction's Harry Styles & KUWTK's Kendall Jenner Spotted On A Date?

One Direction's Harry Styles & KUWTK's Kendall Jenner Spotted On A Date?

Harry Styles, One Direction member and British teen heartthrob, was spotted in Los Angeles with Kendall Jenner, Kris Jenner's daughter and sister of Kim, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian.Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles photographed driving away...

News posted in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 22nd November 2013

Halloween Rolls Around With Plenty Of Ridiculousness, Including Julianne Hough's Blackface Scandal

Halloween Rolls Around With Plenty Of Ridiculousness, Including Julianne Hough's Blackface Scandal

Halloween weekend just passed and with it – the offensive, stereotypical costumes. There are a few every year and celebrities aren’t exempt from the rule. Case in point – former Dancing with the Stars staple...

News posted in Lifestyle / Showbiz on 28th October 2013

A Week In Movies: Neeson is Taken again, Statham goes dramatic, Depp cuts his hair

A Week In Movies: Neeson is Taken again, Statham goes dramatic, Depp cuts his hair

The big news this week is that a reported $20 million paycheque has lured Liam Neeson back for a third Taken movie. There's no word yet on the plot, but does it really matter? Meanwhile,...

News posted in on 28th June 2013

A Week In Movies: World War Z breaks out, Madonna steps out, Despicable cast speaks up

A Week In Movies: World War Z breaks out, Madonna steps out, Despicable cast speaks up

Filming on Brad Pitt's apocalyptic zombie epic World War Z started two years ago in Britain and Malta, and audiences are finally getting to see the results this weekend. Critics are being hard on the...

News posted in on 21st June 2013

A Week In Movies: Superman arrives, Armie hits Cowboy Bootcamp, Naomi is Diana

A Week In Movies: Superman arrives, Armie hits Cowboy Bootcamp, Naomi is Diana

The new Superman and Lois Lane, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, were out on the red carpet this week for two big premieres for Man of Steel, the franchise reboot by Zack Snyder and Christopher...

News posted in Movies / TV / Theatre on 14th June 2013

A Week In Movies: World War Z arrives, Britain braces for Liberace, Superman speaks

A Week In Movies: World War Z arrives, Britain braces for Liberace, Superman speaks

This week's big world premiere was in London for the zombie apocalypse thriller where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made their first public appearance since news of Jolie's pre-cancer surgery. They were joined on the...

News posted in on 7th June 2013

Zippo brings festival goers closer to the rock stars at Download Festival 2013!

Zippo brings festival goers closer to the rock stars at Download Festival 2013!

Zippo is giving fans the chance to get up close and personal with rock legends playing at Download Festival 2013. The festival is one of the highlights of the rock calendar and the iconic American...

News posted in Music / Festivals on 5th June 2013

A Week In Movies: Cavill Replaces Cruise, Juno Temple Is Magic, Tom Hardy As Sir Elton?

A Week In Movies: Cavill Replaces Cruise, Juno Temple Is Magic, Tom Hardy As Sir Elton?

Some were shocked and others relieved when news broke this week that Tom Cruise has dropped out of starring in Guy Ritchie's new Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie. Like Mission: Impossible, it's based on a 1960s...

News posted in on 31st May 2013

A Week In Movies: The Hangover Saga Ends, The Hunger Games Cast Talk Catching Fire And Jennifer Aniston Plays A Stripper

A Week In Movies: The Hangover Saga Ends, The Hunger Games Cast Talk Catching Fire And Jennifer Aniston Plays A Stripper

The big global release this week is The Hangover Part III, and the cast has been jetting around the world for premieres in Los Angeles and London, where fans screamed at actors Bradley Cooper, Zach...

News posted in on 24th May 2013

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Album Of The Week: The 30th Anniversary of 'Pretty On The Inside' by Hole

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Returning with their first new song in five years, Placebo have just dropped ‘Beautiful James’ as the first taster of their forthcoming album.

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