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Keane moving to US for image change

I do feel a bit sorry for Keane - Some of their tracks are boring as shit but others like "Atlantic" are bold and different....

Streets Release Tracks on Twitter

Earlier this week Mike Skinner, the brains behind The Streets, claimed on his twitter that he’s “going to tweet 3 new songs...

Arcade Fire Back and Ready

If you’d not heard much from Arcade Fire recently – there was the release of their documentary film but little else –...

The Amateurs

Big Festival news coming soon at theamateurs.co.uk!!!

Lady GaGa 'Had Sex In Back Of Cab'

Somehow I am not surprised! Is it me or is this girl talentless. She touts herself as the new Madonna but is just full of shite

Arcade Fire reconvene after year-long...

Fan-fucking-tastic!!! My fave band in the world! Can't wait to see them live again.

SMUDGE - alternative rock from UK!

Smudge, from Wigan, England (UK) formed back in 2004! Since the release of their debut EP "StayFeelRegret" in Sept 2008, Smudge...

SMUDGE: UK TOUR DATES APRIL/MAY 2009

22 Apr Barfly (w. Mc Lars & Failsafe) Liverpool 24 Apr WA1 (Charity Show) ALL AGE! Warrington 29 Apr Pop Bubble Rock!’ Moho...

WE ALL STARE AT THE MOON - MUSIC AND...

We All Stare at the Moon have uploaded some new songs and video's to there myspace page for your listening/viewing pleasure....

Paper Beats Rock on Supajam, and MySpace...

Paper Beats Rock have just signed up to Supajam for the FiB comp! In the meantime, please check us out at our myspace page -...

New video.

Hi, we are presenting our new video in a preview just for fans and press, just follow this link: http:​/​/​vimeo....

Phil Spector Guilty of Murder

Phil Spector, the legendary music producer behind a string of 1960s hits (try “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling” by The...

Cameron Diaz planning a 'romantic...

Oh bring it on! I can't see her coping with shitty fields of mud for 3 whole days can you???!!!!

Eminem returns to the live arena!

Not to sure about the new single but a tour would be cool to see. Guess whose back?

Little Tremors interview with Rip Her To...

Manchester band Little Tremors get up close and personal with Rip Her To Shreds Magazine!

Lad Pays $20,000 for Drummer Trip

Not any old drummer. Not any old trip. When ex-Nine Inch Nails / current A Perfect Circle drummer Josh Freese set about selling...

Lanegan and Campbell to Play US

Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan are best known for their work in other bands: Campbell in Belle and Sebastian, Lanegan in...

Blur to Revisit Country House

Blur’s 1995 single country house may have reached number 1, winning a much publicised chart battle with rivals Oasis, but its...

Dizzee Rascal Goes Dance Again

When Dizzee Rascal teamed up with dance artist/producer Calvin Harris, it resulted in anthemic crossover smash ‘Dance Wiv...

Calvin Harris Turned Down Gaga

Producer/DJ/artist and generally talented chap Calvin Harris had a massive number 1 record in Britain last year, but he might...

Sigur Rós Singer’s New Band

Sigur Rós, purveyors of glacial dreamscapes, achieved a measure of daytime airplay and crossover success when the BBC used one...

Britney Smoked Out

Britney Spears suspended a concert performance after three songs because smoke from the audience was deemed a possible danger...

Kanye West Branches Out

We’ve all seen celebrity product tie-ins before, but Kanye West might be breaking new ground by having his own energy drink...

SMUDGE on MySpace Music - Free Streaming...

Smudge, from Wigan, England (UK) formed back in 2004! Since the release of their debut EP "StayFeelRegret" in Sept 2008, Smudge...

No Doubt Does Adam Ant!

OK - am I the only one excited to hear this?! Clearly the reviewer isn't but then again I could just be showing my age (ahem 18...

Noel Gallagher Slams Sky News

Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has slammed Sky News for only reporting negative news stories. The songwriter says the band have...

Bloc Party to use Fan Video

Bloc Party have never seemed averse to people taking pictures or videos of them playing gigs; singer Kele once took time during...

Eminem’s New Video Hits Web

There is a growing sense among commentators that rapper Eminem might have lost something of the charisma and cutting edge that...

Paul Weller and The Rifles confirm Hop...

Wicked - I have been awaiting the announcement of this for bleeding ages. Really cool line up as well.

Patrick Wolf to Debut Tracks Acoustically

If you’re one of those people who preferred Patrick Wolf in his more gothic incarnation, before he got all orange haired and...

Joanna Newsom: Some New, Some Weird

Folky singer-harpist Joanna Newsom debuted over two hours of new material at a secret (and in this case, secret does mean...

Gnarls Barkley want to work with Oasis

I could see that working - Both these bands last albums were really underrated.

Patrick Wolf to debut new songs in New York

Not sure about this guy - I got his last album wasn't overwhelmed so I'm expecting huge things this time around

Beatles Digitally Remastered (At Last)

It’s finally happened, and it’s taken four years of painstaking work, but the entire set of Beatles’ albums have been...

Nine Inch Nails iPhone App

Nine Inch Nails front man Trent Reznor has proved himself to be a keen adopter of technology, especially using the tools of the...

Flowers Hits Out At Cobain

In an interview with Britain’s Daily Star, Brandon Flowers of the Killers hit out at Kurt Cobain and the grunge scene he led...

You Could Sing As Spiderman!

Do you dream of singing Bono written songs while wearing an iconic, but silly, spandex costume? If you do, you may need help,...

New Oasis Song Leaked

A previously unknown Oasis song has been leaked onto Youtube. The track was apparently recorded for the soundcheck at a gig in...

Easter at the Cosmic Puffin Festival 2009

With over 50 bands confirmed to play on two stages from Friday 10th April till Monday 13th April. Admission is £25 including...

Tallulah Rendall's Festival of Libellus...

On June 3rd 2009 London’s iconic temple of decadence, Café de Paris and Tallulah Rendall, will play host to a night of...

Gossip Reveal New Album

The crossover success of the Gossip proved you don’t need a waif as singer to have a hit; indeed, singer Beth Ditto posed...

Stereophonics Drummer Writes Memoir

Swiftly challenging for the top spot in the ‘books you didn’t think you’d ever need, and probably still don’t’ list...

100 Greatest Indie Rock Albums of All Time

This is clearly more of a US centric list? WTF??? No Stone Roses??? They were Indie. Doh.

Metallica, Run-DMC Inducted Into Rock...

...and bizarely so were Run DMC on the same evening - Though apart from a breif collaboration with Aerosmith in the 80's I'm...

Placebo announce mini UK tour

Placebo have announced some UK shows ahead of their festival appearances this summer. Glad to see the boys are still going and...

Arcade Fire Movie – For Free

Arcade Fire have made a movie... well, a documentary, mixing concert footage with behind the scenes recording material and some...

iMeem Aided Album Ready

In 2004 Stuart Murdoch, the power behind fey (does anyone use fey nowadays?) Scottish act Belle and Sebastian had an idea for...

Fall Out Boy team with 50 Cent

Fall Out Boy have a special guest performing with them on tour this April: rap superstar 50 Cent. At five dates later this...

Snowbyrds!!!! the new indie band causing...

Snowbyrds fly to Austria... the band hailed as the more aggressive of the indie crowd fly to austria for the fianl four in a...

No Doubt to Play ‘Today’

In the nineties, No Doubt were a ska-pop band who had a large crossover hit with ‘Don’t Speak’. Their singer, Gwen...

Smashing Pumpkins Live and Angry

Ah, Billy Corgan, an angry but talented man. This week he and former Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin played an...

Reminder: Last Glasto Tickets

A last batch of tickets for this year’s Glastonbury festival will go on sale this Sunday (April 5th) at 09:00 am.

Fall Out Boy Takes 50 Cent On Tour

It was 50 Cent's proposal to play some shows with Fall Out Boy this month. But he didn't have to ask twice. "He came up with...

Lily Allen Quitting Music Industry ?

Oh Lily! Too. Many. Jokes.

BLACK POETS

New Black poets album is coming! Black Poets (a postpunk inspired band from Hackney, London) are excited to present the debut...

Lemonheads go under the Covers

The Lemonheads were alt. rock darlings of the early nineties, and one of their biggest hits was a cover of ‘Mrs Robinson’....

Iron & Wine to release rarities compilation

Love this band - their last album was one of the best from the last couple of years.

Snoop Dogg Mixes...Johnny Cash?

Snoop Dogg’s legend in rap music is secure, but he’s recently tried his hand at executive producing. Who is it, an up and...

Jayhawks Reuniting For Summer Shows

Oh man I am as happy as a pig in shit over this! One of my favorite bands from the 90's and one of the best alt. country bands...

The Rakes kick off US tour in LA

Love this band and can't wait to see them back here

Madonna injured on treadmill

Listen honey - at 50 you have GOT to slow down - Your already looking like a tranny - stop trying to get the body of one

Elbow, Maximo Park and Horrors added to...

This is fast becoming THE festival of the Summer - Bring it on Spain! Bring it on!

Amanda Palmer Sings: Drop Me

Last year Amanda Palmer, singer and keyboardist of the rock-cabaret mix Dresden Dolls (I hesitate to use the word cult to...

Red List Live Cancelled

The Red List Live festival, due to take place in England in June, was going to be more than a corporate money making exercise:...

The Amateurs play Leeds 09

The Amateurs will be playing at Leeds 09 with OXFAM!!

This week's hottest single releases...

The Amateurs get single of the week above major label artists

Update: Metallica To Be Two-Bassist Band...

Winder if they could start a trend here - we've had a 2 drummer band now lets have a 2 bassist one!

Reading And Leeds Festivals weekend...

FUUUUUUCK - anyone else got tickets???????? Guess I'll have to go to Glasto :(

Lady GaGa and the Missing Teeth

Pop sensation (well, two number ones singles and a fair bit of fan support) is known for being rather feisty. This week she got...

New Tori Amos Album Details

Singer Tori Amos has announced her new album will be released on May 18th. If you’ve worried that recent years have quelled...

Kasabian Reminder

Just a quick reminder that the new Kasabian single is available to download for free from their website until midnight on April...

Smashing Pumpkins Call for Drummer...

Woah cool - Cos like drummers are always the most respected members of a band. pick me Billy Pick me!

Arctic Monkeys Artwork "Inspires" Toddla T

When you hear a story about how forthcoming album artwork – for Toddla T’s Skanky Skanky – has been inspired by an...

Reading and Leeds Headliners –...

The headline bands for this year’s Reading and Leeds festival have been announced (if you’ve never heard of the festival,...

Laura Marling Debuts New Material

Laura Marling is a brilliant young British singer-songwriter, well worth checking out if you like passionate but still slightly...

The Silk Pigs

The Silk Pigs have been slinging their bacon all over the north west, Channel M live show on Breakfast TV in Machester on Jan...

Sales of Rock Band hit $1 Billion

You’ve probably seen them, people who spend a huge amount of time and energy playing music themed games, hours learning to...

Kasabian’s New Single is Free Download

Electro-rock fusing Kasabian have announced the first single off their third album is “Vlad the Impaler” (presumably named...

Radiohead re-release special editions of...

Ok I am reasonably excited by this but why oh why oh why don't bands put this sort of thing out when they first release a...

Green Day announce new album's worldwide...

Oh man that is huge news - Fingers crossed they bring something new to the mix and don't rehash American Idiot

A-Ha to Play UK Stadiums

If you were alive in the Eighties you’d have had to bury your head in sand not to have heard A-Ha (if you weren’t, either...

Doll and the Kicks

Since the competition Doll and the kicks have released their debut single Roll up the Red Carpet. Recorded at Nellee Hooper's...

The Critical

In the last 6 months we have been very busy recording our album, speaking to PR agencies, arranging a video shoot for our...

CODES

Irish band CODES have flourished since taking part in the FIB 2008 project. Since July last year the band have grown into one...

Depeche Mode Prepares For Tour Of The...

Good to see them back again - Lets hope this album is the return to form we have all been waiting for.

U2 Promise "Cut Price" Ticket Tour

Over the past few months someone, somewhere, has declared U2 the most popular band in the world, but people are definitely...

Bestival Line-Up News

If you think Leeds and Reading are too corporate, and don’t want to play the Glastonbury headliner lottery, try Bestival on...

JKLMNO

Since winning last year 'Fastrack to FIB' Competition, JKLMNO have never stepped out of the spotlight. Since filling the tent...