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Frank Ocean - Dear April (Side A - Acoustic) Audio

More new songs from Frank Ocean following last year's 'In My Room'; he's now released the double A-side acoustic singles 'Dear April' and 'Cayendo'.

Mark Lanegan - Straight Songs Of Sorrow Album Review

Mark Lanegan's 'Straight Songs Of Sorrow' follows last year's release 'Somebody's Knocking' and is inspired by his own life and his memoir 'Sing Backwards And Weep'

By Andrew Lockwood on 04 May 2020

Mark Lanegan

Joan As Police Woman - Cover Two Album Review

Joan's 2020 release, 'Cover Two', includes artists from Neil Young to Blur and Talk Talk to Outkast.

By Andrew Lockwood on 30 April 2020

Joan as Police Woman

BC Camplight - Shortly After Take Off Album Review

On BC Camplight's latest album, 'Shortly After Take Off', he has once again tapped into his genius and produced some wonderfully weird and wonky songs.

By Andrew Lockwood on 09 April 2020

BC Camplight

How the Mifo O5 PRO earbuds made us cordless converts [REVIEW]

The Mifo O5 PROs are some of the most durable wireless earbuds on the market and we can't recommend them enough.

By Holly Mosley on 09 April 2020

Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter Album Review

Laura Marling's latest album 'Song For Our Daughter' was due for release later this year, until Marling announced that she had decided to bring the release forward.

By Andrew Lockwood on 07 April 2020

Laura Marling

Laura Marling - Held Down Audio

'Held Down' is the first single from Laura Marling's forthcoming new album 'Song For Our Daughter' out this week.

Posted 06 April 2020

Laura Marling

Celine Dion - The Courage World Tour 2020 Live Review

Celine Dion is an extremely successful singer, who built her career with the best-known hits and her unique characteristics. Ever since her first show and her first single, Celine Dion has been the most demanded Canadian artist on the big...

By Lenny Barksdale on 06 April 2020

Purity Ring - I Like The Devil Lyric Video

Alongside the release of their dark ambient third album 'Womb', Purity Ring drop a lyric video for their poetically political track 'I Like the Devil'.

Posted 03 April 2020

Purity Ring

Frank Ocean - Dear April (Side A - Acoustic) Audio

More new songs from Frank Ocean following last year's 'In My Room'; he's now released the double A-side acoustic singles 'Dear April' and 'Cayendo'.

Posted 03 April 2020

Frank Ocean

Purity Ring - Womb Album Review

It's been five years since Purity Ring released Another Eternity, but little has changed in their overall sound and macabre lyrical themes now that they are here with Womb.

By Holly Mosley on 03 April 2020

Purity Ring

Anna Burch - If You're Dreaming Album Review

Just over two years since the release of her vibrant debut album, Anna Burch is back with her second full-length album: 'If You're Dreaming'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 02 April 2020

The Chats - High Risk Behaviour Album Review

The Chats' debut album High Risk Behaviour is the most punk thing we've heard in years.

By Holly Mosley on 27 March 2020

James Righton - The Performer Album Review

James Righton's latest album is well-produced, well-arranged and put together very proficiently and professionally.

By Andrew Lockwood on 19 March 2020

Shock Machine

The Killers - Caution Audio

'Caution' is the first single from The Killers' forthcoming sixth album 'Imploding the Mirage', which is out on May 29th.

Posted 16 March 2020

The Killers

Halestorm - Vicious (Stripped) EP Review

These acoustic reprises of songs that appeared on Halestorm's 2018's album 'Vicious' show the band in a whole new light.

Posted 16 March 2020


Deap Lips - Deap Lips Album Review

Deap Lips certainly leans more into Flaming Lips territory than Deap Vally, aside from the vocals. But did it leave much of an impression?

By Holly Mosley on 13 March 2020

Deap Vally Flaming Lips

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 years.

By Andrew Lockwood on 10 March 2020

Frank Turner

Blossoms - Margate Winter Gardens 08.03.2020 Live Review

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 Spaces'.

By Andrew Lockwood on 10 March 2020


X Ambassadors - Happy Home Audio

X Ambassadors have just dropped a brand new EP entitled 'Belong' (which comes a year after the release of their third studio album 'Orion').

Posted 06 March 2020

X Ambassadors

Damien Jurado - The Quarterhouse, Folkestone 01.03.2020 Live Review

The Quarterhouse, and Melting Vinyl, played host to two inspired performances in Folkestone on the first evening of March.

By Andrew Lockwood on 03 March 2020

Damien Jurado

The National - Never Tear Us Apart Audio

As part of the upcoming charity compilation album 'Songs For Australia' The National have unveiled a cover of INXS' 1988 single 'Never Tear Us Apart'.

Posted 02 March 2020

The National

The Weeknd - After Hours Audio

With fourth album 'After Hours' set to be released on March 20th, The Weeknd unveils the title track as a promotional single.

Posted 28 February 2020

The Weeknd

Green Day - Father of All... Album Review

'Father of All...' isn't an awful album but it certainly isn't that good either.

Posted 27 February 2020

Green Day

Hattie Webb - The Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury 12.02.2020 Live Review

Hattie Webb not only brought a couple of harps but also Andrea Resce, her brother and a collection of cold remedies to the cathedral city of Canterbury.

By Andrew Lockwood on 17 February 2020

Billie Eilish - No Time To Die Audio

Billie Eilish is finally here with her eagerly anticipated theme song from the 25th James Bond film, 'No Time To Die'.

Posted 14 February 2020

Billie Eilish

Nicki Minaj - Yikes Audio

Nicki Minaj has branded herself Queen Sleeze, and with a new alter-ego comes a brand new song: 'Yikes' follows 2019's 'Megatron'.

Posted 13 February 2020

Nicki Minaj

X Ambassadors - Everything Sounds Like A Love Song Audio

With their UK dates for the tour supporting 2019 album 'Orion' imminent, X Ambassadors release a brand new single entitled 'Everything Sounds Like A Love Song'.

Posted 13 February 2020

X Ambassadors

Tennis - Swimmer Album Review

Husband and wife twosome Tennis release their fifth studio album 'Swimmer' on Valentines Day.

By Andrew Lockwood on 13 February 2020


Frazey Ford - U Kin B the Sun Album Review

'U Kin B the Sun' is an album rich in texture and depth and one that quite obviously, and unapologetically, plays to Frazey Ford's strengths.

By Andrew Lockwood on 10 February 2020

Lissy Taylor - Mayday Single Review

Lissy Taylor's 'Mayday' might be born out of distress, despair and some despondency but it rails against the negativity of bad relationships.

By Andrew Lockwood on 10 February 2020

3TEETH + PIG - The Key Club, Leeds 04.02.2020 Live Review

3TEETH hit Leeds for the first time with support from British artist PIG.

By Holly Mosley on 05 February 2020

Kaiser Chiefs - The Brighton Centre, Brighton 30.01.2020 Live Review

In support of their seventh studio album 'Duck', Kaiser Chiefs packed out The Brighton Centre to delight the lively crowd with their anthemic tunes.

By Andrew Lockwood on 03 February 2020

Kaiser Chiefs

Smoke Fairies - Elsewhere, Margate 26.01.2020 Live Review

Ahead of their upcoming tour, and prior to the release of their long awaited album, Smoke Fairies played a great warm-up gig at Elsewhere in Margate.

By Andrew Lockwood on 30 January 2020

Smoke Fairies

Dry Cleaning - Ramsgate Music Hall 12.01.2020 Live Review

Two weeks ahead of Independent Venue Week, Dry Cleaning made 'Britain's Best Small Venue 2015' (NME) the second port of call on their 2020 tour.

By Andrew Lockwood on 16 January 2020

The Libertines - The Winter Gardens, Margate, Kent 22.12.2019 Live Review

For their last gig of the year, The Libertines came back to their adopted hometown of Margate to finish off their latest tour.

By Andrew Lockwood on 09 January 2020

The Libertines

Sinead O'Connor - O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London 16.12.2019 Live Review

Sinead O'Connor made a triumphant return to the stage when she played to a sold-out crowd at Shepherd's Bush Empire.

By Andrew Lockwood on 23 December 2019

Sinead Oconnor

Bastille - Margate Winter Gardens 10.12.2019 Live Review

Bastille rocked up at The Winter Gardens in Margate for their 'Doom Days Club Nights' tour, making sure they were playing in more unfamiliar towns and cities.

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 December 2019


Stealing Sheep - Elsewhere, Margate 6.12.2019 Live Review

Stealing Sheep made their way down to Elsewhere in Margate to put on their wholly unique and utterly captivating live show.

By Andrew Lockwood on 12 December 2019

Mumford and Sons - Blind Leading The Blind Video

It's Mumford without Sons in the video for Mumford and Sons' latest single Blind Leading The Blind, which features frontman Marcus Mumford going solo.

Posted 11 December 2019

Mumford And Sons

Feeder - Rock City, Nottingham 20.11.2019 Live Review

For the Nottingham date of Feeder's Tallulah tour, you just know before it even starts that it's going to be a banging show.

By Mark Moore on 05 December 2019


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Sir Tom Jones Won't Retire

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Noel Gallagher To Launch His Own Podcast

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Noel Gallagher is in talks to launch his own podcast.The 53-year-old rocker has been getting ready to record his own...

Brian May Vows To Make New Music Despite Health Scares

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Brian May is determined to make new music despite his recent health scare.The Queen rocker was rushed to hospital last...

Bts Star Jungkook Releases Debut Solo Single

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BTS' Jungkook has released his first solo single.The 22-year-old singer - whose full name in Jeon Jungkook - surprised BTS...

Billie Eilish Is 'Proud' Of Her Success

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Billie Eilish is learning to be ''proud'' of her musical success.The 18-year-old singer remained humble at the Grammy Awards earlier...

Jessie Ware Announces UK Tour For 2021

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Jessie Ware will head out on tour in April 2021.The 'Selfish Love' hitmaker has announced she will headline a nine-date...

Elvis Costello Drops New Track No Flag

Elvis Costello drops new track No Flag

Elvis Costello has released a new single titled 'No Flag'.The 65-year-old musician recorded the new track in Helsinki, Finland, after...

Limahl Releases First Solo Single In Eight Years

Limahl releases first solo single in eight years

Limahl has released his first solo single in eight years.The 80s icon is back with a brand new single titled...

Lauren Jauregui Takes A Break From Social Media Amid Protests

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Lauren Jauregui is taking a step back from social media to find more ''impactful'' ways of campaigning for justice.The 23-year-old...

Ed Sheeran Teamed Up With Jeremy Loops Before Music Break

Ed Sheeran teamed up with Jeremy Loops before music break

Ed Sheeran teamed up with singer Jeremy Loops to work on some tunes before his music break. The 29-year-old star...

Steve Priest Dies Aged 72

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Tinie Tempah: The UK Underplays Racism Problem

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Anne-marie Considered Quitting Music For Her Mental Health

Anne-Marie considered quitting music for her mental health

Anne-Marie has considered quitting music four times for the sake of her mental health.The 'Birthday' singer has spoken openly about...

Fran Healy: I've Found A New Lease Of Life

Fran Healy: I've found a new lease of life

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Chuck D Says Young People Are Entitled To Feel Angry

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Chuck D thinks ''every single emotion'' young people are currently experiencing is justified.The 59-year-old rapper has admitted he's struggling to...

Travis' Fran Healy Says Shooting Music Video In Lockdown Was 'Strange'

Travis' Fran Healy says shooting music video in lockdown was 'strange'

Travis' Fran Healy admits filming their new music video during lockdown was a ''strange'' experience.The 46-year-old musician managed to film...

John Newman 'Pauses' Music Career After Suffering 'Depression Due To Work'

John Newman 'pauses' music career after suffering 'depression due to work'

John Newman is ''pausing'' his music career after suffering ''such depression due to [his] work''. The 29-year-old singer took to...

Slipknot Ditching Masks Would Be A Betrayal

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Slipknot's Shawn 'Clown' Crahan would feel ''cheapened and betrayed'' if the group ever ditched their famous masks.The 'Wait and Bleed'...

Lil Nas X Says Blackout Tuesday Was The 'Worst Idea Ever'

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Ksi Says People 'Despise' His Success

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Mobo Boss Kanya King Says She Was 'Ostracised' By Music Industry

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Ksi: I Feel Embarrassed By My Old Music

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Tom Walker's Toilet Roll Tunes As He Pens New Album In Lockdown

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Tom Walker has penned 14 songs for his second album - and joked some are about toilet roll and a...

Jessie Ware's Album Release Was No Brainer

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Jessie Ware insisted it was a ''no brainer'' to release her album as normal during the coronavirus pandemic.The 35-year-old singer...

Noel Gallagher Lost Notebook Of Early Oasis Lyrics

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Noel Gallagher lost a book full of unseen Oasis lyrics.The 53-year-old rocker admitted he wrote a lot of material around...

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Mel C admitted her daughter doesn't care about her famous mum's music.The Spice Girls star revealed her 11-year-old daughter Scarlet...

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Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett have postponed their summer tour due to the coronavirus pandemic.The four legendary...

Music Industry Social Media Blackout Following George Floyd's Death

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Naughty Boy and Gemma Collins have been forced to postpone plans to release a song this summer. The music producer...

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'Silence Right Now Is More Damaging': Lorde Voices Her Support For Black Lives Matter

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