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RIP Bill Withers

Today we learned the sad news that Bill Withers has passed away. He was 81, and it was due to heart complications. He wrote a...

New Music: Slovo

Today we’re bringing you the new single from Slovo, a London collective that includes Dave Randall and Barbarella....

Grimes offers up unfinished video for...

A creative with nothing to do but worry about your bank balance? Now’s the chance to make a name, as Grimes is releasing...

Record Union launch mental health pack...

A recent survey by the Record Union found the majority of musicians who responded had suffered from mental health issues, so...

Download launch NHS supporting merch

Download Festival’s 2020 iteration has sadly been cancelled (along with, seemingly everything else), and it’s the...

Tom Mcrae announces Some Dark Cafe

Amongst some corners of the music consumption crowd there’s a cynicism at musicians live streaming shows, and we...

Black Deer Focus: William Prince

Many of Americana’s greatest songs sound like the damned’s hymns, with a streak of honest religion shooting right...

Bob Dylan’s released a 17 minute song...

Bob Dylan hadn’t released a new song of original writing for eight years until today… when he dropped a seventeen...

Biffy Clyro delay new album

Biffy Clyro’s new album ‘A Celebration of Endings’ was due to be released on May 15th, but the band have...

Britney Spears has gone spectacularly odd...

Britney Spears has hit the news again today, and sadly it’s once again because she’s acting oddly. This time...

Spotify unveil methods we can donate to...

Musicians are being badly affected by Coronovirus because they can’t go out and gig anymore, a vital revenue source now...

Lady Gaga postpones new LP

April 10th was supposed to have seen Lady Gaga’s new album released, but ‘Chromatica’ has now been delayed...

BBC to replace Glastonbury and Eurovision...

Sadly, 2020 won’t see either the Eurovision Song Contest, or Glastonbury Festival, as we’re dealing with defining...

Black Deer Focus: Native Harrow

Native Harrow is actually a young woman with the equally wonderful name Devin Tuel, in collaboration with Stephen Harms, and...

RIP Kenny Rogers

Sad news today, as country legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81. The man responsible for such classics as the Gambler, as well...

Anthony Hopkins cheering his cat up is a...

Anthony Hopkins, esteemed actor and total cat lover, has posted a great video of how he’s keeping a fluffy one’s...

Sheffield’s Leadmill are auctioning...

The Leadmill has been a great venue in Sheffield for some time, and over the years they’ve acquired a lot of items we...

Glastonbury 2020 is cancelled

  Glastonbury have just announced they are cancelling the 2020 edition, their 50th anniversary. All tickets will roll over...

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Corona advice...

Arnold Schwarzenegger has shared a video of advice on dealing with the Corona pandemic. Unlike many celebrities, Arnold is...

Billie Eilish is working on album number two

If we all end up self-isolating there is no excuse for a lack of new music at the end of it, as people can focus on writing...

Black Deer Focus: The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

No offence to the next few months, but is this year’s Black Deer Focus going to find a better name than The Goat Roper...

Radio 1 axe Big Weekend over virus fears

The latest musical casualty of the Coronavirus is Radio 1’s Big Weekend, which has been cancelled today. The event was...

Kendrick Lamar to headline Glastonbury...

Glastonbury have announced new details on their 2020 festival, and they’ve started off by addressing the elephant in all...

The Killers release new song and tour dates

A shot of brightness in today’s news: The Killers are back with albums details, tour dates… and a brand new...

Some Positive News: Electric Picnic...

With everything getting cancelled left, right and centre, let’s have some positive live news: Electric Picnic has a great...

Coachella postponed to October

It is now official: Coachella has been postponed to October. The decision is motivated by fears of the Coronavirus.   The...

Wilco and Sleater Kinney optimistically...

Given that everything is being cancelled left and right, it takes an optimistic band to announce a tour, and we have a pair of...

Tony Iommi: Michael Bolton auditioned for...

You know that rumour about a young Michael Bolton auditioning to be singer for Black Sabbath? The urban legend that Bolton...

Fast Show to return for meta documentary

Twenty six years ago the Fast Show dominated, shaping the comedy outlook of a British generation. Now, it’s time to look...

SXSW’s cancellation is not covered by...

SXSW was due to start this Friday, when a global music scene was to have focused right down onto Austin Texas. However, as...

Black Deer Focus: The Dead South

Welcome one and all to the new season of Black Deer Focus, when we highlight bands you’re going to love which are also...

Jake Shears is back with a Meltdown

In recent weeks we’ve seen former Scissor Sisters frontman on both Masked Singer and Neighbours, but now he’s got...

Nick Cave explains why he won’t be...

Nick Cave takes questions from fans on his Red Hand Files website, and what’s excellent is his gives full, thought...

Biffy Clyro release banger and album details

Did you find the last Biffy Clyro single too light? Would you prefer something that makes the adrenaline pump and the nerves of...

There might be a Corona virus rave song

A bunch of musicians including Charlie XCX were having a little joke around on social media about who’d be the first to...

Iceland’s nerd pop could win Eurovision

Does anyone remember Napoleon Dynamite? Would anyone like to know what that movie would sound like if it were an entry into...

Jarvis Cocker’s new band announce album

Jarvis Cocker is releasing music with a band… but not that one. This went under the radar but Jarvis has been making...

Foals reveal where Spanish Sahara got its...

Foals have released many excellent tracks, but for us their absolute best work was Spanish Sahara. A cut from their second...

Lady Gaga’s new single is here: Stupid Love

Lady Gaga is back with a single and a video for Stupid Love and… well the visuals are just 3:37 long so it’s...

Rufus Wainwright announces new album

It’s been eight years since Rufus Wainwright released a solo album of pop music, eight long years. But we’re here...

A Trailer for the Candyman sequel is here

Jordan Peele is leading a US horror renaissance and he’s produced a sequel / re-imagining of 90s slasher hit Candyman....

New Lady Gaga is happening this Friday

Don’t call it a comeback. No, really, Lady Gaga never went away, she just did a brilliant acting and singing performance...

Yeasayer sue Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd

The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar did a really good song for the Black Panther soundtrack called Pray for Me. It’s seriously...

Marilyn Manson is the latest to...

It feels like nothing can happen in the music world without some vague comments preceding it to try and get us hyped, and the...

New Order will play 1 UK gig in 2020

New Order and The Pet Shop Boys are teaming up for a US tour, but if you’re in the UK and want to see the former you have...

A full Friends reunion special is happening

Did you see David Schwimmer on The One Show avoiding answering whether there would be a friends reunion? It looked like he was...

Biffy Clyro drop new single Instant History

Biffy Clyro have been running a mystery marketing campaign recently, and they’ve not let us down in the climax: there...

Lana Del Rey cancels European tour due to...

Lana Del Rey was due to start a European tour tomorrow in Amsterdam (21st), but has been forced to cancel because of...

Grimes explains Delete Forever and the...

Grimes’ latest single surprised many people, including us, as it was less space age time attack and more sitting down...

Ben Affleck explains he quit Batman over...

When Ben Affleck stepped away from his role as Batman, a lot of people thought he’d just got fed up with sub par DC...

The Strokes release new video

The Strokes debuted a song called Bad Decisions when they played at a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders,...

Frank Lero would like you to know he’d...

There is nothing more frustrating than dropping a subtle hint and no one getting it, which is probably why My Chemical...

RIP Andrew Weatherall

Legendary producer and acclaimed DJ Andrew Weatherall has died, aged 56. He suffered a pulmonary embolism and passed away in...

Biffy Clyro continue to tease something

Biffy Clyro are gearing up for something, but we don’t know what. First they changed all their socials to a block of teal...

A Bob Marley musical is coming next year

Next year will be Bob Marley’s 76th birthday, so we have the nagging feeling this whole news story is a year too late...

Billie Eilish’s Bond Theme is Streaming Now

Billie Eilish’s Bone Theme dropped twenty minutes ago, and we’re bringing it to you as quickly as possible. So,...

RATM announce charity ticket initiative

Rage Against The Machine have posted in Instagram about ticket sales for their comeback tours, and it’s interesting if...

Lana Del Rey’s UK festival exclusive is...

Emily Eavis has announed that Lana Del Rey will only be playing one UK festival in 2020, and yep, it’s going to be...

Mystery Jets release new title track

A new Mystery Jets album was supposed to have been released in 2019, but was delayed when singer Blaine Harrison became ill. He...

My Chemical Romance to play Eden Project

When we last reported on My Chemical Romance’s three Milton Keynes gigs, we said we reckoned their was a fourth show...

Reading and Leeds line up news

Liam Gallagher announced himself as a Reading and Leeds 2020 headliner some weeks ago, and if that put you off don’t...

Rage Against The Machine to headline...

The Reading and Leeds lineup is due to drop soon, but one name is already out: and it’s a huge one. The reformed lineup...

Pussy Riot video shoot shut down by...

Pussy Riot were filming a video for a song called Rage this weekend, when Russian cops arrived in mass at the studio to shut...

Billy Clyro are up to something

Biffy Clyro have already said there might be an album of new music in 2020, so everything they do is being analysed for hints....

Stranger Things’ Dustin stars in new...

Green Day are back, but they seem to be taking some time off from making a point to just play songs. Their new song Meet On The...

Black Deer announce more artists:...

Black Deer have already announced some hugely exciting acts for their 2020 edition, including Wilco, The Waterboys and the...

In the Spiral trailer Chris Rock’s horror...

The news that Chris Rock had come up with a new take on the Saw movies was fascinating, because he’s always had an...

Tramlines 2020 announce lineup

Tramlines is a long running festival in Sheffield, and 2020’s edition will be held over July 31st ti August 2nd in...

Stephen Malkmus: probably no new Pavement...

Whenever a band reforms for gigs their fans always hope the chemistry returns and new music follows. Well, look away now...

Anna Calvi will return for Peaky Blinders...

Anna Calvi was one of the most important people in Peaky Blinders last season. Not for acting in it, but because she worked on...

Fresh from the Masked Singer: Skunk...

Your scribe has spent the last few weeks wondering if Skin from Skunk Anansie was really dressing up as a giant duck and...

Americana Music Awards 2020: Not Just...

In the music industry, you'll often hear  ’when are you gonna get a real job’, or at least phrases along a...

AmericanaFest UK: Day Two Part 2

From a young age you’re told not to talk to strangers, but, it seems us journalists, or, at least us aspiring wafflers,...

AmericanaFest UK: Day Two Review

Without warmth and love, a house is just a house, just like music without meaning is an irrelevant melody. With this in mind,...

Elon Musk releases EDM track

Elon Musk is a billionaire visionary for whom boundaries don’t exist. He’s also dating one of the most talented...

AmericanaFest UK: Day One Review Part 2

Well, I think not, or at least I did.   This has been a thought I’ve believed for quite a while, so when I’d...

AmericanaFest UK: Day One Review

Yesterday, night one of The AMA’s showcased Canadian talent which needed to be exhibited.   The AmericanaFest hosted...

Doves have nearly finished a new album

It’s been a long time since the last Doves album, the excellent Kingdom of Rust. There’s been a long hiatus since...

Guns N Roses announce Glasgow gig

If you’ve been reading the MCR at MK stories and thought you’d like something more old school / further up the...

MCR announce 3rd MK show with new sales date

The MCR UK MK reunion shows are both weirdly satisfying to type and now up to a third date: yes, My Chemical Romance have...

Louise vs Peppa Pig: possibly only big if...

There was a time in UK music when Louise meant only one person: she who was formerly in Eternal, and then became a solo star....

Hella Mega Tour’s Glasgow date has moved...

The Hella Mega Tour sees Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy combine together for some nostalgic nights, and they are playing...

In This Moment release new song and LP

In the course of working for Supajam I’ve discovered many great bands I hadn’t previously been aware of, such as...

Joker director baffled’ people can’t tell...

The Joker is one of the best comic derived movies of all time, a powerful character study and about to storm the Oscars. It...

Kirk Hammett on Napster: Metallica’s...

In seems so long ago that people who bought music on physical formats awoke to Napster presenting the possibility of a future...

Ozzy Osbourne reveals Parkinson’s diagnosis

Ozzy Osbourne is not doing well health wise, and he’s now revealed that a Parkinson’s diagnosis is at the middle of...

My Chemical Romance announce UK return

My Chemical Romance haven’t played the UK since, err just checking google, 2011, but they’ve now announced a date...

Creeper release Annabelle

We got emotional listening to Creeper’s new single Annabelle. When a band release an album that means a lot to you,...

George Lucas meeting Baby Yoda is the...

George Lucas invented the Star Wars Universe.   Baby Yoda saved it.   Here are the pair meeting for the first time...

Eminem releases new album and offends...

Eminem is back with a surprise release, and you know what that means: material which offends. Music To Be Murdered By dropped...