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Peaky Blinders creator to create Ska drama

With Peaky Blinders coming to an end, creator Steven Knight has a gap in his very busy calendar… and he’s filling...

No Cover is the new YouTube talent show...

Supajam have a history of contests where bands played their own material and won prizes, from Fast Track which sent people to...

Here’s the new Arcade Fire: Unconditional I

We’ve all known this was coming, so here we go everyone: the latest Arcade Fire track has just dropped. Titled in their...

Football Manager player has completed...

Football Manager is the leading soccer management simulation: you buy and sell players, train them up, pick the tactics and...

Nick Cave announces spoken word album

Nick Cave has been collaborating with Warren Ellis again, and this time it’s for a record called ‘Seven...

Ezra Miller is arrested for yet another...

At this point, actor Ezra Miller is a danger to anyone around him and it’s time to forget about whether to release his...

Embrace announce new album

It’s a busy world, with vastly more data coming into our heads, so you might have missed that Embrace are still a going...

James join the Black Deer Festival

Black Deer Festival have one final reveal to make… and it’s that indie legends James will be playing the event....

Glastonbury’s Fields of Avalon has the...

There’s a lot of music at Glastonbury, the aural equivalent of those Russian art galleries where you’d never be...

Ed Sheeran’s answer to copyright claims:...

No one likes to get sued, but in his public comments on a recent court case in which he was acquitted of plagiarism, Ed Sheeran...

Pink Floyd release fundraising song for...

Evidently David Gilmore has the rights to release things under Pink Floyd, because he’s just teamed up with a Ukrainian...

Nine Inch Nails step in to cover two Foo...

With the tragic death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, the band are on an understandable hiatus. “It is with great...

Ed Sheeran wins copyright legal case

Ed Sheeran has been in the High Court after being accused of copyright theft, namely that his hit Shape of You took material...

Rihanna is now a billionaire

Forbes publishes a list of all the billionaires in the world, and let’s be honest that doesn’t often cross over...

Future of the Leadmill triggers public...

The Leadmill has been a fixture of Sheffield’s (and Britain’s) alternative music scene for decades, but now it...

Razzies cancel Bruce Willis award’ after...

The Razzies, aka the Golden Raspberries, are a pisstake of the Oscars which award the worst performances and movies each year....

Will Smith refused to leave Oscar...

The Academy behind the Oscars has released a statement regarding Will Smith’s assault on Chris Rock, which took place in...

The Wanted's Tom Parker dies aged just 33

In October 2020 Tom Parker, a member of hit boyband The Wanted, announced the awful news he had an terminal brain tumour that...

Warpaint release their take on a pure...

Warpaint’s new album comes out May 6th, and the first single came out in January so fans are sat there wondering when the...

The Pretty Reckless announced UK and...

The Pretty Reckless are one of those bands who had a great start, weathered a dip and came back with more great music, in the...

RIP Tayler Hawkins

Tragic news this evening, as it looks like US musician Taylor Hawkins has died. He was 50. Sadly this isn’t gossip that...

Ukrainian developer Frogwares explain how...

Ukrainian video game developer Frogwares is facing more than just crunch and bugs: their country has been invaded by the...

Glastonbury resale tickets go on sale...

If you fancy going to the Glastonbury festival – and why wouldn’t you – but you haven’t got a ticket,...

Sarah Michelle Gellar speaks about behind...

Recently, Buffy actress Charisma Carpenter joined a chorus of voices attacking Buffy showrunner Joss Whedon, including the...

Richard Ashcroft announces two big gigs

Richard Ashcroft has announced two new, large solo gigs for later this year.   He’ll be playing the AO Arena in...

Soft Cell and Pet Shop Boys release joint...

Two titans of classic electronic music have united for a joint single: Soft Cell and the Pet Shop Boys. It’s called...

Jarv Is release soundtrack to This Is...

This Is Going To Hurt is both a million selling account of working in the NHS, and the BBC’s latest hit comedy drama...

Sam Fender has a message for his school...

Like many of us, Sam Fender was bullied at school. Unlike many of us, Sam Fender has an excellent way of getting his own back....

IC3PEAK drop timely banger: glad to see...

IC3PEAK are a Russian electro duo who have been criticising Putin for years, and who faced attempts to censor and stop then. We...

Review: Hiba by Worakls

Hiba is an Arabic word meaning ‘gift from the bottom of the heart’, a translation which surprised us given the...

Review: Compliance by Muse

A few years ago, a man created a track called ‘How to Write A Nine Inch Nails Song’, which, at the risk of...

The Glastonbury 2022 lineup is fierce and...

It’s been a tough old year for festivals, and we’ve experienced ups and downs of Black Deer Festival ourselves....

What we’re cooking up behind the scenes

You may have noticed two unusual things these last few weeks: a slow down of new news content, and the appearance of some...

Review: How Long by Tove Lo

   The soundtrack song has a special place in our hearts, right from listening to Queen belt out Flash many, many...

Review: The Lightning I and II by Arcade...

   That recent sound of a million voices crying out in celebration was the fact Arcade Fire are back… and we...

Florence and the Machine announce 3...

Florence and the Machine have a new album out May 13th, and we’ve been enjoying the music that’s dropped so far....

Supajam and Black Deer Festival announce...

Black Deer is the UK’s leading Americana festival, focusing on the music, sights, smells and tastes of the Country and...

James Walsh of Starsailor: The Supajam...

Can you believe it’s been twenty years since Starsailor debuted with Love Is Here? Maybe not given that the last two...

Damon Albarn apologises to Taylor Swift

After yesterday’s gloves off hoo-ha, when Damon Albarn appeared to impugn Taylor Swift and she shot back with tweets,...

Parklife 2022 unveil massive lineup

Parklife’s 2022 edition is happening the 11 to 12th June at Heaton Park in Manchester, and what a lineup they have for...

Damon Albarn and Taylor Swift are beefing...

We’re not entirely sure what mood Damon Albarn was in when he did a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times, but he...

Album of the Weekend: Kyla La Grange

Kyla La Grange has written some of the most marvellous explorations of existential terror, but she had to take some time off...

Here's Betty Boo's comeback song

Yep, after thirty years and the creation of an entirely new cultural form that’s altering human conciousness, Betty Boo...

Olly Alexander responds to complaints by...

Olly Alexander and his newly solo Years and Years project put on a damn good show on the BBC New Year’s Eve, but it drew...

RIP Meat Loaf: one of the greatest showman

Meat Loaf, aka Marvin Lee Aday, has passed away. He was aged 74 and died with his family; a cause of death has not been...

Ghost release ace new song and video

Ghost have anew album out March 11th, so it was high time for a new single to keep the hype high. Today we’ve got one...

Robbie Williams says he was the target of...

Real life stories of hitmen are never as fantastical as the hitmen of games and movies… except when they involve Robbie...

Michael Eavis pays tribute after death of...

Sad news from the Glastonbury family: Robert Richards has died after a short illness. He was 65. Michael Eavis has posted a...

CS:GO lawsuit dismissed because accusers...

This is a pivot from our usual content, but we’re covering it because of the universal feeling: ‘you’re...

Betty Boo is releasing a comeback single

It’s been 30 years since Betty Boo released a solo single (she’s been busy writing for other people), but the woman...

Grange Hill is to be made into a movie...

Incredibly, kids school drama Grange Hill ran for thirty years on British telly, from 1978 to 2008. As such, most of our...

Glastonbury Festival suffered 3 million...

During the pandemic, when the issue of Government funding for the Arts was being discussed, Glastonbury Festival tweeted out...

G2 Esports launch record label and it’s...

You know when you’re reading an article about something and it becomes apparent the author has little idea what’s...

Irish Government launch basic income for...

The world is pondering how best to move forward as we overcome Covid, and Ireland has announced a scheme that links up with one...

Skream and Benga reunite for new music

The collaboration of Skream and Benga helped pioneer dubstep way, way back in the early noughties and, despite a couple of...

Henry Rollins cancels European tour with...

Henry Rollins had been due to start a European leg of his one man show in Europe on the 9th January, but the whole thing has...

Half a million people sign up for...

At the height of the Tory party party scandal, (that’s a lot of parties because it was a lot of parties), one internet...

Study: Drake slows your running while...

Runners, do you like listening to music while you’re out pounding the streets? (Or using your treadmill, something...

40 per cent of ticket buyers are deciding...

Even if a show sells out of its tickets, a venue and a band still need everyone to turn up and at least buy some refreshments,...

Track of the Weekend: Orbital

Venerable electronic stars Orbital have started releasing mixes of their classic tracks, which both makes us feel very old and...

The Kunts unveil Christmas Number One...

The one man band that was Kunt and the Gang toiled away for many years at the coalface of ‘impossible to play on the...

Steve Bronski of Bronski Beat has Passed...

Steve Bronski, co founder of the act which bore his name, has passed away aged just 61. No cause of death has been given....

Supajam's Top Ten Tracks of the Year: But...

It’s always a good year for music, but Covid didn’t slow down the production of top quality tunes. Here’s our...

The Dead South reveal more of twin Eps

On March 4th The Dead South will not be releasing an album, they’ll be releasing two six track EPs. The goal of Easy...

Edinburgh’s Big Top announces start of...

The Big Top is a pop up stage in Edinburgh, and they’re planning a busy summer 2022: yes, these early nights will end,...

ABBA sue tribute act for being "parasitic"

For many years there was no Abba, there was just tribute acts… but now we have the real ABBA back and they’ve...

Black Deer Festival announce new acts:...

Black Deer hope it’s third time lucky when they return after a Covid enforced delay in 2022, and the lineup is filling up...

Netflix are making a Gorillaz movie

Damon Albarn has dropped hints about a Gorillaz movie before, some over a year ago, but it’s always been very vague. Well...

So we’ve been thinking about Lorde

On November 2nd Lorde dropped a video for a track called Fallen Fruit. It was regarded as a comment on the environmental issues...

Jay Z was once warned by the FBI to...

Bit of a strange case this one. Jay Z is currently being sued by Parlux Fragrances for, as they believe, failing to properly...

John Lydon revealed as a Masked Singer

If you’ve not seen it, the Masked Singer basically gets a load of celebs to dress up in elaborate costumes which...

Diana Ross confirmed for Glastonbury 2022

Emily Eavis has just this hour taken to her social media to confirm the legend that is Diana Ross will be playing Glastonbury...

Lady Gaga’s presidential inauguration...

Ever since the death of JKF, the US has put keeping its president safe at the top of its agenda. Tensions were high for the...

Leonardo DiCaprio will play Jim Jones

Leonardo DiCaprio is going to play Jim Jones the leader of the People’s Temple cult. He founded it in 1955, but in 1978...

Alanis Morissette developing sitcom based...

Alanis Morissette is working hard on new music, but it’s not for a conventional album. Instead it’s to soundtrack...

8 people dead and 100s injured at...

This is a developing situation, but here’s what we know so far:   Day 2 of Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival...

ABBA would write a Eurovision song for...

ABBA were launched to international stardom by the Eurovision Song Contest. The UK absolutely fucking sucks at the Eurovision...

Here's a beautiful new song

Pour out whatever you drink while relaxing and prepare for a totally beautiful three minutes courtesy of Endatafl, the new song...

Starsailor announce anniversary release...

We’ve now reached twenty years since Starsailor released ‘Love is Here’, and quite frankly that’s a...

Jay Z has been fucking about with Instagram

Jay Z found the perfect way to advertise the movie he’s just produced ‘The Harder They Fall.   How?   He...

Placebo give info on new album and tour

A few weeks ago Placebo released comeback single Beautiful James, and it was very much up to their usual standards. Fans then...

Lord of the Lost clap back at haters with...

Lord of the Lost are a brilliant, innovating German band, and it saddens us that creative mainman Chris Harms has to post...

The Book of Boba Fett has an official...

Disney have a new Star Wars trailer out, and it’s for sarlacc survivor and otherwise general legend Boba Fett’s new...

Have you heard Datasette’s take on The Rip?

Portishead’s The Rip is a great song, but we’ve always found you need to be really in the mood: it’s a cold...

Will Ferrell turned down 29 million...

It’s widely known that during the early stages of filming for Elf, star Will Ferrell wondered if he’d made a huge...

Kyla La Grange is in Neverland

After several brilliant albums, Kyla La Grange took a break to deal with health. We waited, patiently, for our troubled queen...

Decades later Spice Girls release a lyric...

Imagine the look on our faces when the fluff for the Spice Girls 25 anniversary reissues said they’d done a new video for...

Muse’s Hysteria transformed

There’s a lot of covers on YouTube, many of them good. Indeed, there’s a whole scene of talented acts teaming up...

Someone posted Joywave’s drummer a box of...

Joywave drummer Paul Brenner has been telling WROC all about a scary incident that’s sure to spook anyone who loves...

Eyrkah Badu announces exclusive UK...

Erykah Badu will be playing precisely one UK date in 2022, and that exclusive has gone to… the Love Supreme Jazz...