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Vote for The Spyro

Now every garageband has an opportunity. Opportunity to record an album, opportunity to get into Radio Rock playlist,...

The Superkings Management showcase

The Superkings to play Management showcase, Jabez Clegg Manchester, 13 th september 2009. Following the showcase the top bands...

Nirvana’s Reading Gig Coming to DVD

Nirvana’s performance at the 1992 Reading Festival is generally considered to be the band at the peak of their powers. It’s...

Cure Close Coachella Unplugged

When you’re the Cure, with a long and highly regarded career behind you, playing a huge US festival with thousands of fans in...

Franz release Split Covers Single

Franz Ferdinand are to release a new split single with Dutch band De Kift, who play an upbeat mix of folk and indie (it might...

Vote for THE OFFLIGHT

Vote now!!! Text SMTEXT THE OFFLIGHT to 81800 to get them to play Riverside Festival!!!! or go to stamfordmercury.co.uk to...

Klezma Villanova @ New Slang | L i b e r...

Klezma met the girls from Libertine Magazine at The Troubadour in Earls Court, a brilliant venue where Hendrix and numerous...

Take That And Robbie To 'Collaborate For...

Couldn't resist linking to this...Looks like the reunion is inching closer girls!

ZAPPATiKA -first UK tour

The recent first UK Tour by ZAPPATiKA was a resounding success with excellent shows across the UK, including London, Exeter,...

The Strands to play Britbus Showcase Tour...

We've been selected to play a showcase gig for the Britbus. Successful bands are taken on tour all over the world! Bands that...

ZAPPATiKA debut album -FLIGHT of the DODO...

With fat dance beats, screaming & intricate guitar lines, insane Zappa-esque lyrics this first studio album by sometime...

Heathers, The Avalanche effect, Abam and...

gig with heathers in eamonn dorans, dublin.

The Rebs to play St Mary's Stadium to...

The Rebs are playing the main stage at Saints Aid, a 1 day musical extravaganza at St Mary's stadium on the 2nd May 2009...

The Rebs nominated for 4 awards at...

The Rebs have been nominated for Best Pop Song, Best Overall Song, Best Video and Best Live Act at the Exposure Music Awards...

Exposure Music Awards registration- best...

THE AMATEURS NOMINATED FOR BEST POP SONG AND BEST OVERALL SONG AT THE 2009 EXPOSURE MUSIC AWARDS!!!!

Noel and Russell call Obama

Nice to see Brand hasn't toned down his act - I have to say I'm getting a little bored with our beloved Oasis frontman though -...

Massive Attack Tour Dates Announced

Now this has made my Monday! Superb news and with Elbow guesting it is gonna be fucking HUGE

SOAD Drummer Auditions for Pumpkins

When System of a Down went on hiatus, drummer John Dolmayan followed one bandmate into Scars on Broadway. Now he’s trying out...

Kelly Clarkson Buys Her Own Songs?!

A good many readers of this website will prefer their music to be indie/alternative, and may have a scorn of pop music, the...

Kasabian to play Glastonbury as Bruce...

Looking forward to hearing these guys again. Club Foot was one of my all time best tracks and is a fucking awesome song if you...

The Killers bring Day Two of Coachella...

Oh man - great set list!!!! Wish I had been there =- I have always wanted to go to Coachella...One day

TOXIC BEE BUZZ NEW TUNES

NEW TUNES PRODUCED BY IAIN BURGESS AVAILABLE ON MYSPACE ! myspace.com/toxicbeebuzz

Belfast band Rainbow Corner to release...

The long awaited debut album of Belfast 4 piece Rainbow Corner is due for release in early May. The band have confirmed that...

Dylan: Success is a “Mystery”

Bob Dylan, the US singer-songwriter, has sold over a hundred million albums and been feted as one of the great lyricists ever,...

Kills to Reissue their Debut

News has broken that Domino records are to reissue The Kills debut album, “Keep on Your Mean Side”, with five extra tracks...

The Upper 5th - Take the Fifth tour 2009

The Upper 5th have announced a series of dates around the UK to promote their debut album offering, "Take the Fifth". The 2009...

Morrissey condemns meat eaters at...

Glad he's wheeling out the Smiths tunes again (ready for that not so secret reunion eh Mozza?) but why oh why does he attack us...

Florence & The Machine abducted their...

Bloody hell - This gal isn't even big yet and still she's managing to grab the headlines. Mind you I do like what I saw and...

Depeche Mode think bands earn more from...

Ahhhh - those Basildon boys were always sharper than the average band.

BANTUNANI launche a protest new...

Joining determinedly a new musical form, the nude-rumba, where the groove serves as instrument of contesting and as...

Record Store Day

Today, April 18th, is Record Store Day, a celebration of the independently owned local record shop. A mammoth selection of...

Timberlake and Fiasco to Climb Kilimanjaro

Justin Timberlake has been doing quite well recently, guesting on people’s records, having a good stab at acting and giving...

Luxury Stranger sign deal with German label

This is a story from December 2008 but I felt it was time to publish this as we're doing a big push on promting Luxury Stranger...

Debut album shows Shifter X in all their...

SHIFTER X DISCUSS THEIR DEBUT ALBUM

Girls Aloud to Pole Dance

If you’re reading this news item, there’s a fair chance you know who Girls Aloud are: five female British singers who came...

TOXIC BEE BUZZ

TOXIC BEE BUZZ AFTER SEVEN YEARS THEY COME BACK WITH A NEW POWERFUL RECORD PRODUCED BY IAIN BURGESS AT THE BLACKBOX STUDIO....

New Green Day Single Out Now

There hasn’t been much advertising or build up, but Green Day’s new single ‘Know Your Enemy’ is now available at...

Coyote Butts, new Belgian garage-rock band!!

Hi all, check our website www.coyotebutts.com or www.myspace.com/coyotebutts for info, pics and music tracks!

New 4WD 's logo !!

4WD got a new logo, just before the new album !!! www.myspace.com/4wdmusic

Amy Winehouse turns to poetry

Awww amy Amy Amy. I hope it's a good read love cos lets face it doing a bit of poetry isn't following in another famous drug...

Blur announce dates for intimate warm-up...

Quick join the fan club!!! I'm seeing them this Summer at Hyde Park - Fingers crossed they get back together and record another...

Foals added to FIB Heinieken festival

Not to mention Elbow who I just see have been added - Wohooooooooo!!! This is gonna be the best festival this Summer

Slash: Solo Album Going Well

You could argue that Slash was the most talented one in Guns N’ Roses; no, he didn’t have the voice, but he did have that...

Roskilde Festival Lineup Revealed

Denmark’s Roskilde Festival stretches to four days, features a host of top bands and is pretty much the key European festival...

Redsharkinvegas set to play Beachdown...

Check out this and other news over at www.myspace.com/redsharkinvegas Redsharkinvegas: 3 piece Acoustic gypsy grunge assault....

Tangra Mega Rock / "Next Level" by Daily...

Daily Noise Club new album review

Kayla Kavanagh - Irish artist begins UK Tour

Kayla Kavanagh is a solo artist with a twist. The Irish multi-instrumentalist performs live with an array of instruments, wires...

MADNESS - KASABIAN AND ENEMY NAMED IN...

The Enemy, Madness and Kasabian have been revealed as the final headlining acts of the 2009 Camden Crawl. The two-day event...

AC/DC Give Festival Warning

School-uniform and flat cap wearing AC/DC may be getting on in years, but they can still rock and can still draw a crowd, a...

Free Music Archive Launches

WFMU is one of America’s leading “alternative” (they prefer “free-form”) radio stations, and they’ve been...

Pearl Jam Album, Film, Tour In The Works

Great band. Can't wait to see the movie as well.

Eminem talks about his drug addiction

I'm a big fan of this guy but I'm still puzzled why his new single sounds the same as something he would have released in 2002 - 4

Roger McNamee’s Band Moonalice Gets...

The power of the tweet. This is the future...no doubt.

The Blackout to release new single

The Blackout will release their second single, Children Of The Night off forthcoming album, The Best In Town (produced by Jason...

White Stripes Film?

Jack White is a busy man. He’s in the White Stripes, he’s in the Raconteurs, for something a bit different he’s in The...

Moby: New Album

In the late 1990s Moby’s career exploded, when album “Play” proved a huge success; (in)famously, every track on it was...

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