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Tired Pony Supergroup to tackle dark...

Alright, if we said ‘Gary Lightbody and other members of Snow Patrol have formed an indie supergroup!’, you might...

Today’s Crimes against Music include...

A few years ago, two stand up comedians teamed with a bland songwriter to produce ‘Three Lions’, a song about...

Kelis almost quit for food

R’n’b star Kelis will always have a place in our hearts for writing a chorus which went “I hate you so much...

Win 1000 in Music Contest

NME recently launched a new web service called ‘Breakthrough’, where bands can upload a profile, music, videos etc....

Ronnie James Dio Dies

Ronnie James Dio, the metal singer who replaced Ozzy in Black Sabbath and then fronted his own band Dio, has died. He was 67,...

Now Girls Soundtrack actual Porn

Girls got themselves a reputation when they put out a music video which skipped straight past homoerotic and right to the...

Beatles Films, from Oasis to Zombies

The Beatles are set to appear in two very different films. Liam Gallagher, the former Oasis frontman, has formed his own film...

Kate Moss finally forms that band

Ever since drug hovering clothes horse Kate Moss starting dated Jamie Hince of The Kills, people have been saying she’ll...

RATM announce rich support for free gig

RATM announce rich support for free gigWhen the campaign to propel Rage Against the Machine to the Christmas number 1 slot in...

La Roux's Quiff on Death Row

If La Roux became famous for one thing, it was trying to take us back to the eighties quicker than the cast of Hot Tub Time...

Britney has poor judgement. We’d guessed...

A recording of Britney Spears singing Lady Gaga’s number one pop hit ‘Telephone’ recently surfaced, and it...

Apple to Launch Streaming Service?

Streaming music on the internet was supposed to be the way forward. You’d pay a small monthly fee, or put up with the...

Monkeys’ Cover Star Releases Single

If you’ve been acquainted with the trends in western alternative music over the past few years you’ll know who...

Jay-Z Best Of in the works

Given the length of Jay-Z’s hit packed career, and the recent habit for people to release best of compilations after only...

Lil Wayne caught being naughty in jail

Lil Wayne is currently spending a year in prison for gun crime, and last appeared in the news when he was taking part in...

Beck and Bat for Lashes team up for Twilight

The Twilight books and films might be a load of tradition raping, feminism retarding, cash for angst tosh, but they sure know a...

Jarvis’ Free Ambient Album

Jarvis Cocker, lead singer for Pulp and something of a British institution, has made what sounds like an ambient album for the...

Blasted Mechanism Play Glastonbury

For those who think Portugal is all about Sandy Beaches, Red Wine and Fado, Think again!! Portugal is again to hit the UK with...

Devendra Banhart gets Kinky (Video)

What on earth happened to Devandra Banhart? Last time we looked he was a beaded folky with a neat line in off kilter lyrics,...

Adam Ant's Disintegration Continues

Once an eighties star, Adam Ant’s public profile has veered from bizarre charity contributions (‘save the...

What a Shocker Brit band do well in the US

Unsigned British band The Superkings have managed to do what a lot of signed bands cant, Being played in the States. The band...

MIA Speaks over Born Free

MIA has finally spoken about her controversial ginger killing video Born Free, and if you were hoping for an in depth breakdown...

MIA goes deliberately obtuse

MIA has turned her back on thousands of years of alphabets, and is calling her next album ‘/\/\/\Y/\’. Yes, the...

Oh Courtney, what have you done now...

Late last year Courtney Love lost custody of her daughter Francis Bean. Now, we’re not family counsellors, but...

Joanna Newsome gets her claws out

Folky indie-harpist Joanna Newsome has always come across as unfailingly nice. Gentle, pleasant, not the sort of person...

Malkmus and Beck Record Together

Would there be a bigger alternative team up then ex-Pavement man Stephen Malkmus and Beck (of, err, Beck)? Well, perhaps if it...

Jeff Mangum Plays Live (Video)

Neutral Milk Hotel mainman Jeff Mangum was in danger of becoming one of the great lost songwriters, writing a classic indie...

Carlos D quits Interpol

How many bands are there where the bassist is more famous than the singer? That’s basically what happened with Interpol,...

Stupid Hat Wearer Spends a Grand a Month...

We’ve ragged N-Dubz’s Dappy every time we’ve mentioned him for permanently wearing a stupid hat because,...

Bush Man Speaks Over 'Love' Affair

Err, that headline isn’t meant to be some terrible tabloid pun, it just came out like that. Last week human car crash and...

Bono is the worst investor in America

Not our words, but those of the 24/7 Wall Street blog. Yes, according to an examination of businessmen in America, Bono had...

Eminem Targets Scumbag Athlete

It’s taken just over a year of news stories for your scribe to manage to combine his misplaced interest in American...

Stereophonics Throw Hissy Fit

The Stereophonics are still going, and this week they marched swiftly offstage mid-gig in Singapore after singer Kelly Jones...

6 Music Surges after anti-closure campaign

The campaign to stop the closure of digital and online alternative music station 6 Music hasn’t yet saved it, but it has...

Pop star has no idea what 'German' means

It’s probably wrong to mock a sixteen year old boy, but seriously, when you’ve been touring over the world, you...

Anthony and the Johnsons get Arty

Mercury music winner Antony and the Johnsons have announced their new album will be called ‘Swanlights’ (we assume...

New Pornographers Crack out the Martial Arts

In recent days we’ve had MIA’s Born Free video detonating ginger children in a bloody cloud of controversy, and...

Homophobic Egyptian Govt Ban Gig

Now, I should probably preface this by saying, I don’t believe anyone who reads Supajam wants to go and see an Elton John...

We have a new term: Doing an 'MGMT'

In an interview with the Daily Record, Friendly Fires guitarist Edd Gibson confirmed a new phrase in the music lexicon :...

Elliot Smith Fans get out the Pitchforks...

The front cover of Elliot Smith’s ‘Figure 8’ album features a picture of Smith stood in front of a brick wall...

Breaking news Gorillas to headline FIB

This is the one we have been waiting for and it's just gone live! Gorillas are going to headline this years FIB festival in...

Robert Rodriquez Music Video Underwhelms

When you hear that director Robert Rodriquez is doing a music video, you think of his films like Desperado, Sin City and From...

Modern Guitar Legends Do Joint Album

Alright, less ‘modern guitar legends’ than ‘modern lords of fretwankery’, but we weren’t putting...

Quote of the Day. If not Month.

Tweeted by badbanana: “Shipwrecked on an island with one album? I'd want Coldplay. I might need that final bit of...

Some Final Political Stories. Possibly.

Tomorrow much of Britain faces a choice: take half an hour to go down to a polling station and vote in an election where your...

Would you change your bandname for money?

‘Exit Through The Gift Shop Door’ is the title of the forthcoming film by Banksy, a mysterious arty vandal whose...

Brian May lines up stars’ to say bollocks

Yes, another politics story involving a musician, but it’ll all be over later this week. Queen guitarist, astronomer and...

Decemberists’ Frontman nets Book Deal

We reported a few months ago on how Decemberists’ frontman Colin Meloy and his wife were putting out a children’s...

Alan Moore’s other musical project

As well as working with Damon Albarn on an opera about John Dee, comic legend and film adaption hater Alan Moore is also...

Weezer Reissue Pinkerton

Weezer are currently between record contracts, but have a few CDs coming out. Their second album Pinkerton is getting the...

Global Music Sales Down

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! This appears to be the refrain from music execs who wish to keep their cocaine and...

Oh Lord, Republica reissue Ready to Go.

Over the last decade we’ve never, on any occasion, felt the need to listen to Republica’s 1996 movie tie-in hit...

To be honest, it’s what he would have wanted

Stories are now coming out about Malcolm McLaren’s funeral, in particular a disturbance caused by Bernard Rhodes, the...

Justin Bieber is the foetal lord of Twitter

Twitter can be both a blessing and a curse when it comes to music. Some musicians use it to promote their shows and...

CSI guy to release album

Robert David Hall appears in one of the many different versions of the CSI series as a doctor, and now he’s leveraging...

Ignorance is Bliss for Ellis-Bextor

As Sophie Ellis-Bextor attempts to resuscitate what remains of her pop career – bonus points if you’re able to...

Death Cab’s new album and love in

Death Cab for Cutie, gentle singers of a love song about suicide plus six more albums worth of quality tunage, are to reconvene...

The Superkings release new track Never...

The Superkings have decided to release a new track as a form of enticement for more votes in the FIB competition, the track...

MIA’s Murdered’ Child Speaks

MIA’s Born Free video is sparking controversy and discussion across the media, and we’re sure that’s what...

Killers’ Frontman Goes Solo (For Now)

Thanks to a countdown clock on the Killers homepage reaching zero, we now know that frontman Brandon Flowers will be releasing...

More Shakira? Thanks football, thanks a lot.

The organisers of the football world cup think they need a song to help create an atmosphere, and they’ve chosen…...

Lounge Fly's FIB entry track on Planet...

Rick Wakeman will be playing FIB top 40 finalist Lounge Fly's track 'Don't Listen to the Band' on Planet Rock tonight and...

Doves take a break (not the magazine)

Doves achieved one of the most remarkable musical reinventions of recent times, moving from dance to full on indie, and their...

Xiu Xiu want to burn part of you

Xiu Xiu like to go against the grain, from attacking US militarism in a song criticising soldiers, to taking on consumerism by...

Trent Reznor Returns

Industrial-pop superstars Nine Inch Nails may have played their last gig, but the man behind them is back. Trent Reznor has...

Albarn teams with Moore for magical opera

That’s not magical as in ‘cheesy tabloid review of a Disney musical’, but magical as in ‘actually...

Kurt Cobain For Sale

The latest stage in Courtney Love’s well publicised transformation from angry rocker to loopy cat hoarder appears to be...

Blur Man runs for Parliament

As two members of Blur concentrate on their musical careers, and a third continues to disappear up his own arse on reality...

Dirtblonde new single out now - FREE...

"Dark, uncompromising stuff, sonically raw and brutal...sounds like the insides of Siouxsie Sioux's head after a particularly...

KT Tunstall distances herself from BNP...

Yep, more election fun. The ‘British National Party’ are a right wing group who’d like to expel every Muslim...

MIA’s Video -The Most horrific video ever...

MIA doesn’t fuck about, and her new video -  for ‘Born Free’ – is hardcore from start to finish....

Idlewild going into hibernation

Idlewild can write a decent tune and have one of the best frontman names in indie: Roddy Woomble. Okay, we agree that this is...

The Superkings Top 40

The Superkings make the top 40, Votes Votes and more Votes Please. And we aint talking Liberal, Labour or Conservative We are...

We’ve been spared more Lily Allen

There’s nothing politicians think we like more than a celebrity endorsement, and they’re been coming from all...

'Freddie Mercury' Stalker Jailed. Sort of.

Being stalked is one of the more unpleasant side effects of fame, and I think we can all agree that obsessively following a...

Bob Dylan is Fake’?

Bob Dylan has experienced some controversy in his time, and the big one was plugging his formerly acoustic guitar into an amp....

MTV Stream Gorillaz

Music on MTV? Good lord, it must have reformed itself since the last time we sat down to be confronted by hours of idiots doing...

Killers' Drummer veers into Country

If you’re a member of the Killers, your side projects will get reported on, even when those side projects involve teaming...

Blink 182 spawn new spin off

‘Comedy’ pop punks Blink 182 have already spawned one unnecessary side project in Tom DeLonge’s Angels and...

Have Builders found Lennon’s LSD Stash?

Speed archaeology program Time Team is back on the telly, so how about a suitably themed story. What do you mean no? Anyway,...

N-Dubz Character Assassination

If you’ve been reading Supajam over the past few months, you’ll know that Dappy from hip-hop newcomers N-Dubz is...

Bret Michaels Hospitalized

Bret Michaels, once the lead singer in 80s rockers Poison and now a reality tv star, has been hospitalized after suffering a...

Blur man slates Cowell, ends up on own...

There are plenty of reasons to verbally attack Simon Cowell, the music mogul who has admitted he releases songs purely for the...

The xx go subtle in an subtle world

The xx have a new video out, and it’s an exercise in subtlety. The first few seconds of the video are played over and...

Uh Oh, Guru’s Death gets Bitter

Earlier this week gang Starr founder Guru died while only 47. Shortly afterwards his producer, Solar, released a letter written...

McCartney goes as Indie as a rich man can

Paul McCartney’s entire solo output from 1970 to 2006 was controlled by EMI until earlier this year, when the deal ended...

Fratellis Split

The Fratellis were one of Britain’s most recent and popular crossover indie-pop acts, producing inoffensive singalong...

MTV almost as sarcastic as us. We hope.

So talent show car crash Susan Boyle has signed a book deal, and it will sell a shit-ton (the official measurement of crap...

Novello Awards go Bonkers

If golden age songwriter Ivor Novello were alive today, what would he make of the awards that bear his name? This year’s...

The Paris Riots - Live Review

The Paris Riots Live at The Deaf Institute, Manchester. April 8th 2010 The Paris Riots demonstrated tonight that last...