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Music News

Station to station by Nic Howden

Catching up with Buzzcocks’ frontman Steve Diggle to talk about the upcoming Late For The Train collection, playing live,...

RIP i o

Tragic news today: leading EDM producer i_o, real name Garrett Lockhart, has died. He was just thirty. No cause of death has...

Debuting today: Electric Cinema with...

Everyone loves a good origin story, which is why there’s four Avengers movies and two hundred and seventy eight single...

Album of the weekend: This Is Cyberpunk

Do you like electronic music and the aesthetics of Cyberpunk? Well you’re going to have a great month because with the...

Black Deer Focus: Isabella Coulstock

2020 wouldn’t have been the first time Isabella Coulstock would have been on the Black Deer Festival lineup, but despite...

Hot Recommendation: Lord of the Flies

We wonder when Kongo wrote their new single Lord of the Flies. On the one hand, a song about how society is being pulled apart...

Poppy releases 2020 Christmas Anthem...

Nobody in Britain has a clue who they’ll be allowed to see this Christmas, or even where they’ll be allowed to be....

Song of the weekend: Priest have a new...

Cyber music trio Priest released a new video, and we were treated to both a song and a new look with Thieves. The old...

Black Deer Focus: Prosperina

We’re posting this issue of Black Deer Focus on Friday 13th, a day associated with bad things happening and a horror...

Billie Eilish unveils new song: Therefore...

Billie Eilish had a YouTube stream counting down all day to the release of her new song, and the comments section was moving so...

Back in Black: AC DC’s new song ahead of...

AC/DC fans thought they had to wait until Friday for new music by the rock legends, when new LP ‘Power Up’ would be...

Netflix viewers have seen over 2 billion...

A billion is a big figure, two billion is twice as much. It’s so big it’s difficult to comprehend exactly how...

Song of the Weekend: The Anchoress

We spent a lot of time with the new song by The Anchoress (aka Catherine Anne Davies) this weekend, and it got us thinking....

Black Deer Focus: Powerhouse Gospel Choir

You’ve got up later than normal than breakfast, you remember you’re at a music festival, you’re hungry but...

There's a brilliant short horror...

In lockdown 1, many people passed the time playing Animal Crossing once they had been able to source a Switch and that...

Coronavirus sufferer Maynard Hames Keenan...

Maynard James Keenan contracted Covid-19 while touring the southern hemisphere, and while he has mostly recovered still suffers...

Songs of the Weekend: Black Honey

Black Honey are in the most exciting part of an album release cycle: the bit where they release the bangers as singles before...

Black Deer Focus: Alexander McKay

Alexander McKay is playing next year’s Black Deer Festival, and there’s two ways you might have heard of him. The...

Hot Recommendation: Dance With The Dead...

There are many ways to soundtrack your Halloween, from the classical music of Dracula soundtracks to a scream on loop that gets...

The Saved By The Bell reboot is self aware

Several decades ago, kid’s tv was dominated by Saved By the Bell, a light, frothy and extremely cheesy comedy series...

Hot Chip team with Jarvis for new single

Hot Chip are back to save 2020 with a slice of typically nerdy disco in the form of ‘Straight to the Morning’. But...

Songs of the weekend: Lord of the Lost...

We’re big fans of German dark metalers Lord of the Lost, who combine big riffs, apocalyptic lyrics and a sense of humour....

Black Deer Focus: Lead Desert Blues

Truly Lead Desert Blues are a case of came for the name, stayed for the stoner rock during a late night listening session when...

Hot Recommendation: Phobia

With considerable difficulty in going outside with any normality, many people have turned to the web. We presume the owner of...

Dawsons Creek comes to Netflix without...

Netflix will start broadcasting every episode of 90s teen classic Dawson’s Creek in November, but people have been quick...

Sigur Ros have a large tax shaped problem

If you’ve wondered what Sigur Ros have been up to lately, the answer is pursued through the Icelandic courts for unpaid...

Song of the weekend: Kloud

We first heard producer Kloud when he appeared on Nightmode, a record label created by a Twitch streamer to bring high quality...

Black Deer Focus: David Migden and the...

Welcome to a new season of Black Deer Focus, when we pick songs we think you’ll enjoy by the bands playing the 2021 Black...

Yungblud’s new video is horny on main

Yungblud has given a very nice explanation for his new single and video Cotton Candy, a very positive and developed...

The Monster Hunter movie is designed for...

Milla Jovovich has a new movie coming, and once more it’s based on a video game in the sense that it is in no way for...

John Frusciante releases new single album...

John Frusciante has a new solo album coming out, and if you’ve not heard about it before it might surprise you....

We like this New Order remix

New Order recently returned to the ‘adding to discography’ scene with a new single called Be A Rebel, and now...

Animaniacs return with Jurassic Park spoof

Everyone of a certain age rejoice: the Animaniacs are being brought back for a new series by Hulu. Everyone else rejoice: you...

Song of the weekend: Daily Mail about to...

Skynd are a mystery duo, by which we mean the identity of both members is constantly concealed and the internet has great fun...

Maynard James Keenan is still suffering...

It’s been a good few years for musical projects starring Maynard James Keenan, with a clutch of great albums. Presumably...

Black Deer Festival 2021: new acts and...

Just like every other conscientious music event, this year’s Black Deer Festival had to be cancelled due to Covid. The...

RIP Eddie Van Halen

Sad news today: guitar legend Eddie Van Halen has died. He was sixty five. He passed away this / Tuesday from cancer.  ...

ACDC are back in black: new single finally

AC/DC have been toying with us for ages, but finally they have dropped a new single. ‘Shot in the Dark’ sees...

Ed Sheeran’s old management said he’d...

Ed Sheeran has done exceptionally well by any standards, so if someone had, say, signed him once, then quit and let him go...

Song of the weekend: modern era Jarvis

Jarvis Cocker’s latest incarnation, the ‘Jarv Is…’ project, released their album a few weeks ago, and...

Here’s Corey Taylor singing Ace of Spades

Corey Taylor is promoting new album CMFT, and one tie in saw him lend music to a fake wrestling event. In a promotional tweet...

It’s 20 years since Kid A was released

Kid A was the experimental album that for many people marked Radiohead’s turn into legendary status, and for others was...

Gorillaz team with Elton John

Gorillaz are releasing ‘Song Machine: Season One’ later this month, so what better way to promote it than a team up...

Marc Rebillet unleashes Loop Daddy III

Marc Rebillet’s one man, loop based improvisation and sense of profane and brilliantly dark humour are slowly taking over...

The XX’s Romy Madley Croft releases...

XX member Romy Madley-Croft has written a clear dancefloor banger for her solo project, and is unlucky enough to find the...

Salem: A Creeper side project

Creeper’s Will Gould has released two great albums under that name, but while recording his sophomore effort he felt the...

Tune of the weekend: Zand

This weekend the tune on most repeat for us was from Zand, who self-produced a song called ‘Slut Money’. This is a...

Vin Diesel has released a tropical house...

In another of 2020’s unbelievable twists, Hollywood action star Vin Diesel has released a song… and it’s a...

Pixies unleash new single and video

The Pixies are releasing what we used to call a AA side, and the other part is a cover of T-Rex’s Mambo Sun. But...

Someone's made a deep house track with...

Things only being deep into 2020 can cause: a deep house tune with samples of football manager Mick McCarthy over the top....

Disney postpones Black Widow and more til...

If you were planning on cheering yourself up later this year with some Marvel movies, sorry, there won’t be one this...

Give yourself a dopamine hit with some...

It’s been twenty five years of the Foo Fighters, which is scary for those of us who bought their first records in a shop...

Science: horror fans are dealing with...

We’ve been joking for months now that a lifetime of watching horror movies and reading the books has basically fully...

Tune of the weekend: some apocalyptic fun

It was a strange weekend with a range of news stories clouding our days, so what better to spin on repeat than a disco song...

Puscifer: new album and song

Puscifer, the side project of Maynard James Kennan of Tool, have announced a new album. Called Existential Reckoning,...

Van Morrison goes full Covidiot and...

Van ‘ the Man’ Morrison has released three new protest songs, and what a time to be fighting the power. We have...

Tom DeLonge is talking aliens and its...

Ex- Blink 182 member Tom DeLonge has a major interest in aliens, and he has his own To The Stars Academy of Arts and Science to...

Playstation confirm price of games is rising

There was always something bizarre about the way the prices of ‘first party’ console games hadn’t risen much...

Carole Baskin debuted on Dancing With The...

If Carole Baskin didn’t murder her missing husband, you’d have to feel really sorry for us because thanks to the...

Jarvis is releasing a branded tea and jigsaw

Jarvis Cocker, under his new Jarv Is guise, has released some new merch…. And given where we are in the world right now,...

Song of the Weekend: Liz Longley

We’ve spoken at least once before about how the OurVinyl Sessions have been a great source of live performances, and we...

Sky to bring Never Mind the Buzzcocks back

Music panel contest Never Mind the Buzzcocks ran for an amazing twenty eight series on the BBC, before being cancelled...

Phoebe Bridgers green screens her Tiny...

The iconic Tiny Desk Concert series has to avoid the office because of Covid, so musicians are playing around with different...

Fender on course for best sales in its...

Live music has taken a huge hit with the pandemic, but it turns out people still want to play music… and we know this...

The trailer for the new Dune adaption is...

Dune, the novel they once said couldn’t be filmed. CGI: the answer to all of that. There’s a high profile new...

Digging in the crates: Danny and the Counts

Just bringing you a sixties garage classic we heard for the first time this week: Danny and the Counts with Ode to the Wind....

Art Attack presenter denies he’s Banksy...

An fantastic internet conspiracy theory has grown claiming that children’s TV legend Neil Buchanan is Banksy. Neil hosted...

Tunes of the Weekend

A double bill this weekend, because while we wanted to flag up The Builders and The Butchers’ Spanish Death Song for...

Bjork to play 'Slav Witch’ in Viking saga

Robert Eggers movie ‘The Lighthouse’ was a low key horror hit, and well worth checking out if you like your genre...

Angel Olsen brings the Tuesday feels

Angel Olsen is gearing up for the release of new album Whole New Mess on August 28th, and there’s a new tune out.  ...

Carole Baskin will do Tiger King Season 2...

At the start of lockdown in Britain, Netflix debuted a series that was the perfect binge watch, by which we mean every ten...

Song of the Weekend: Shawn James

Audioslave’s Like A Stone is a brilliant song, but it can be impossible to listen to now since the man singing, Chris...

3 men charged with threatening victims in...

Near the end of September, R Kelly is set to go on trial in New York, and the long standing claims of sexual abuse against him...

Many musicians will find this Onion...

Spotify is a music streaming service, but the artists being streamed often complain it’s very good at letting people hear...

Garbage are mixing next album

Garbage are going through a late career renaissance, having weathered a dodgy middle era and now producing great albums again....

You can now spend a night in the world’s...

‘You can now sleep overnight in a Blockbuster rental shop’ sounds like the beginning of a 90s horror movie, but...

Stone Sour are on indefinite hiatus

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor is releasing his first album under his own name, and Slipknot are very much still a going...

Tune of the weekend: Danny Schmidt

Firstly, an apology. The song we’re talking about today actually came out a month ago and we only just realised, so bad...

UCAS are currently winding school leavers...

As if the A-Level graduates of 2020 haven’t been through enough shit what with Covid, exam apocalypse and the general...

Ren and Stimpy are coming back as an...

Ah, Ren and Stimpy, a cartoon from the days of our youth when children’s programming was designed to fuck you up in every...

Song of the Weekend: Creeper

Creeper’s sophomore album came out on Friday and we enjoyed it greatly all weekend. We’re pleased to say that as...

Killers find no evidence to support abuse...

Last week, a former crew member of a Killers tour made strong allegations that a woman had been abused during that tour –...

That Streets and IDLES collab now has a...

The Streets, aka Mike Skinner, recently released a mixtape called None of Us Are Getting Out Of This Life Alive. The title...

Cradle of Filth to release their own tea

At some point, we all get older and our tastes change. Let us take Cradle of Filth, who once delighted in terrorising middle...

Hoops quit and album axed over abuse claims

Hoops have split before, but the Drew Auscherman front act returned in late 2019, and had been due to release a new album....

Bastille team with Graham Coxon for new...

Bastille have a new song out, and they’ve got something to say: “This next phase feels like a new beginning,”...

UK Rapper Solo 45 sent to prison for...

UK Grime artist and former Boy Better Know rapper ‘Solo 45’, aka Andy Anokye, has been sentenced to 29 years in...

Killers open investigation into claims of...

We have to start this piece by clarifying that no one is accusing any member of the Killers, or their current touring set up,...

We can’t go to Beaches so Black Honey is...

With the world filled with Corona, we can’t go and enjoy beaches, but Black Honey have dropped a seaside themed song for...

Marilyn Manson channels My Chemical...

Marilyn Manson is releasing a new album on September 11th. He’s been dropping hints about the contents and theme, saying...