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Tame Impala and Zhu collaborate

Tame Impala: a leading psych rock act of the new millennium. ZHU: purveyor of quality beats like the instant classic Faded....

The Crow remake has a release date and...

Let’s face it, remaking The Crow is an almost impossible job. The first one is a gothic classic infused with the tragedy...

The Voidz new video is an 80s brain ache

On the plus side, the new Voidz song ‘All Wordz Are Made Up’ is a great knockabout single, totally loose and on the...

Here’s the new George Ezra single

We’re supposed to be talking about how George Ezra has released a new song from his forthcoming ‘Staying at...

Lou Reed poems to be published for first...

April will see the publication of Do Angels Need Haircuts?, a collection of twelve poems and short stories by the great Lou...

French festival are sticking with the...

It can be difficult to get the line up of a festival right, as Reading and Leeds are once more finding out, but the people...

Introducing Nightstop: a help for the...

The weather is terrible at the moment, and people without homes are struggling for their lives. One organisation helping the...

The Chvrches vs Matt Berninger single has...

After eagle eyed Spotify users saw a glimpse of it, we’ve been waiting for a new Chvrches single which features The...

A rare early Amy Winehouse demo has been...

When Amy Winehouse died her record label made a conscious decision never to release her demos, but some of the recordings are...

Grimes calls her label shit

It’s been a tough day for music’s own Grumpy Cat, aka Grimes, as her habit of being truly open on social media has...

Everything Everything unleash surprise EP

To kick off a new tour, Everything Everything have launched a surprise EP onto the world. Called ‘A Deeper Sea’, it...

Janelle Monae’s single sounds like Prince...

When Janelle Monae dropped comeback single Make Me Feel the other day everyone was immediately reminded of Prince, because it...

The boss of Reading and Leeds appears to...

It’s fair to say that the 2018 Reading and Leeds festival lineup has come in for some stick, featuring – as it does...

New Music: Oliver Han with Snake Ballet

We’re in the middle of what we’re told is a vinyl resurgence, so what better than an EP designed especially for...

Kylie is touring the UK

Are you ready for an evening of pop hits and probably glitter? Good, because Kylie has a new album and that means it’s...

Empire of the Sun are at odds again

It would be fair to say Empire of the Sun’s career is as famous for titanic disagreements as it is for music, and the...

Editors release striking new song

With the release of their new LP Violence coming closer, Editors have unleashed a new song. ‘Hallelujah (So Low)’...

Stormzy calls out Theresa May at Brits...

Stormzy won some key awards at the Brits last night, but the news is rightfully all about his performance. Not only was it a...

Soft Cell reunite for farewell gig

To celebrate their 40th anniversary, the duo behind Soft Cell are reuniting for a farewell show.   Yep, Marc Almond and...

Steve from Stranger Things sings on a...

If it feels like half the cast of Stranger Things have musical careers, that’s because they have. Today we bring news of...

Chris Evans just confirmed the Black...

There is no good reason why there hasn’t been a movie dedicated to Marvel’s leading woman, Black Widow, and...

The connection between Muse and Argos

Younger readers, let us tell you of a time before Amazon, when many happy moments could be spent browsing the Argos catalogue...

Damned at Koko: Review

Organised chaos…    “Tony Visconti’s here somewhere,” Captain Sensible, the perennial Dennis...

Tsar B brings out Rattlesnake

Rattlesnake’s aren’t normally welcome, but Tsar B’s one certainly is. It’s a slinky new electro track...

The Killers’ Mark Stoermer releases new...

Mark Stoermer is onto his third solo album, and new single The Perennial Legend of Dr Mabuse is best described as theatrical....

Warped Tour release transparent and sad...

2018 is the last outing for the Vans Warped Tour, with rumours swirling as to why it’s really ending. However, that means...

Glastonbury will stick with Oxfam after...

The charity Oxfam have recently been dragged down in scandal, after it emerged that aid workers in Haiti abused the local women...

Muse release Thought Contagion

Good news Muse fans, they’ve dropped a new single and video.   Called Thought Contagion, the song has all the things...

Peace announce new album and tour

Peace are putting out a new album on May 4th, and it’s called Kindness is the New Rock And Roll. It was written in a...

TV Presenter thinks the Gallagher...

Does anyone remember Richard Madeley? He was the TV presenter who was accused of shop lifting, and now he’s accusing a...

Music for a happy Valentine’s from Ryan...

Ryan Adams has a new song, for all the lovers out there. It’s called Baby, I Love You, and it’s darker than your...

Music for a down Valentine’s from Death...

Death From Above are releasing ‘Caught Up’ as the latest single from their ‘Outrage Is Now’ LP, and...

Mallory Knox lose lead singer

Mikey Chapman has been in Mallory Knox since they began, but now the singer has announced he is parting ways with the band....

Reading and Leeds announce first set of...

Reading and Leeds is on the August Bank Holiday weekend, and the first set of bands have been revealed. The big talking point...

Slipknot speak about fans and not gigging...

Let’s be clear: there is no beef between Slipknot and the Foo Fighters. In fact what we’re quoting below is...

Alan Partridge is going to spoof the One...

BBC 1’s The One Show is pretty awful, with an imbecilic Matt Baker presenting snapshot recorded pieces about literally...

Camp Wildfire announce the activities side

Camp Wildfire is the festival that promises great DJs and bands during the evening, but adventure activities during the day.....

The Mars Volta are coming back

Born from the death of At The Drive In, The Mars Volta released six studio LPs of complicated riffing and utter beauty, before...

Google acts against touts

The battle against ticket touts isn’t just about stopping them getting tickets instead of fans, it’s also about...

New Richey Edwards news

The Manic Street Preachers never really recovered from the loss of Richey Edwards, who went missing in 1995. Their spiritual...

Ash return with some self-professed fun

Ash are returning to the public eye with a new album called Islands, that’ll be out May 18th. The first single from it is...

Sorry haters: Nick Grimshaw adds 800,000...

It’s become fashionable to bash Nick Grimshaw, a man who had to contend with the rise of ‘that song whenever you...

Erm: there’s a Daphne and Celeste...

If you’re old enough to remember the 90s, you might remember Daphne and Celeste, an all girl pop duo famous for a series...

The new Deadpool trailer doesn’t let us down

The new Deadpool trailer introduces us to Cable, and it does so through the medium of action figures.   Any other film and...

Robert Smith is this year’s Meltdown curator

For it’s 25th year, the Meltdown Festival has turned to The Cure’s Robert Smith to curate the ten nights of shows....

Billy Corgan talks bassists and shades...

D’Arcy Wretsky isn’t taking any part in the current Smashing Pumpkins reunion, and Billy Corgan is throwing shade...

The Solo: A Star Wars Story teaser is here

Strap in for one minute and forty three seconds of trailer for the forthcoming Solo Star Wars’ movie, aka the one...

The new Jurassic World trailer is here...

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has a new trailer, in which our heroes return to the park to rescue some dinosaurs, and as far...

Timberlake scraps Prince hologram from...

A good few years ago, Prince was asked if he’d ever perform alongside holograms of deceased stars, and he was adamant he...

Albert Hammond Jr: new song and album...

It’s about to get heavy. Strokes man Albert Hammond Jr. is releasing a solo album called Francis Trouble, and it’s...

Thom Yorke soundtracks short film: listen...

Firstly, if you read the headline and imagined something like Exit Music, we’re so, so sorry. Yes, Thom Yorke has...

Grimes’ new LP coming in 2018

Grimes hasn’t announced her third LP, but she has referred to it in a tweet, and basically she’s said it’ll...

Calvin Harris has been joking about...

Calvin Harris recently failed to win the Grammy for Producer of the Year, and he’s not bitter. Well, he might be because...

We were saved from a 90s Wesley Snipes...

The 2018 Black Panther has been a critical success, even being labelled the best of the MCU so far. But it could have been...

BBC start unveiling names for their...

The BBC have a Glastonbury shaped hole in their arts output, so they’re filling it by holding their own event. However,...

Smashing Pumpkins are back in the studio

The good news: not only are The Smashing Pumpkins back in the studio, they’re working with Rick Rubin.   The bad...

Arctic Monkeys announce festival dates

When Arctic Monkeys were announced for Firefly Festival, everyone hoped it would be the start of a 2018 tour. I’m happy...

Grammy’s boss is breathtakingly sexist...

Lorde wasn’t offered a solo spot at the Grammys, unlike all the men in her category, because it’s institutionally...

Lorde turned down Grammy's gig over sexism

Ever wondered why Lorde isn’t playing at the Grammys this year, despite being nominated for best album? According to...

Korn frontman debuts solo track

It feels odd that Korn’s Jonathan Davis hasn’t released a solo album before, but that’s coming this summer,...

Suede’s debut getting another rerelease

2018 is the 25th anniversary of Suede’s debut LP, so what better time to release it again, this time in the ‘Silver...

Icelandic newspaper features Ed Sheeran...

Iceland’s Morgunbladid newspaper has accidently declared Ed Sheeran dead, by featuring a photo of him in an obituary....

Dave Grohl is promoting Seattle

Dave Grohl was born in Ohio, grew up in Virginia, but moved to Seattle and became part of that city’s musical heritage....

RIP Mark E Smith

Mark E Smith, the heart of The Fall and long time John Peel favourite, has died. He was 60.   The official statement is...

George Ezra’s Paradise video is here

If you’re wondering what George Ezra’s new song is about, here’s the man himself: “Instead of a...

Jack White bans phones at gigs

Like a knight from an age long passed, Jack White is going into battle with phones. They’re going to be banned at his...

Alice Glass: fight music

Alice Glass has spoken out against the (technically still alleged) abuse she suffered from her ex-Crystal Castles bandmate, and...

Julian Casablancas shares new Voidz track

They were once Julian Casablancas + The Voidz, now they are just The Voidz, but the band still has Julian Casablancas in them...

Drake accused of copying artwork

Alongside the song’s God’s Plan and Diplomatic Immunity, Drake dropped some cover art last week. It’s for a...

Editors launch listening party competition

Editors are releasing a new LP on March 6th, the charmingly titled Violence, and if you want to hear it ahead of time get...

Channel 4 is trolling Veganuary

Channel 4 have taken an unusual PR step recently: they’ve started trolling Veganuary. Basically, they Instagrammed a...

Non famous Smiths’ members team up for...

We’re not going to bullshit you with a ‘Smiths Reform’ headline, as Marr and Morrissey aren’t involved,...

A record label speaks in defence of Spotify

FiXT is an excellent label run by a genius in Klayton, the man behind Celldweller, Scandroid, Circle of Dust and more. They...

Here’s a Tame Impala solo track from...

The drummer from Tame Impala has a solo track out.    Okay, come back, come back, forget he’s the drummer and...

Marilyn Manson hints at Jonny Depp...

Twiggy Ramirez left Marilyn Manson’s band last year under the weight of sexual assault allegations, so it’s...

Offset from Migos offers a very weak...

A recent track saw Offset from Migos drop the following lyrics ““60K solitaire / I do not vibe with queers / I got...

Donald Trump demolition Fire and Fury is...

You might have heard of Fire and Fury, a recent book which claims to open the lid into the White House and show even more Trump...

Peter Wyngarde has died

Sad news today: Peter Wyngarde has died. He was ninety years old and had a career that reached great heights and deep lows. He...

Graham Coxon’s End of the Fucking World...

Graham Coxon did the soundtrack for recent Channel 4 / Netflix show The End of the Fucking World, and now it’s going to...

Chris Pratt has started farming and its...

Chris Pratt isn’t just in Guardians of the Galaxy… he also now rears his own lambs, and he seems to be making a...

Andrew WK offers to pay fan's speeding fine

When Luke Mitchell tweeted to Andrew WK and the Radio 1 Rock Show he probably didn’t except a reply from the man himself....

Jack White announces UK dates

If you’ve been missing Jack White on British shores you’re in luck, he’s got an album to promote so...

MGMT announce album number 4

February 9th is the date: a new MGMT album is the event.   Yep, MGMT have announced their new, fourth LP will be called...

Deadpool’s birthday message to Zayn Malik...

It’s Zayn Malik’s 25th birthday, which wouldn’t normally move our needle except Ryan Reynolds has donned the...

RIP Dolores O’Riordan from the Cranberries

Dolores O’Riordan, the lead singer from the Cranberries, has died. She was aged just 46. We don’t yet know how, but...

Kid Rock has been sued by a Circus

You’ve read the headline, you’ve thought the obvious joke, now we’re onto the facts: Kid Rock wanted to call...

Fan made Harry Potter prequel goes live...

In 2016 Tryangle films set up a Kickstarter to produce their own, fan made Harry Potter movie. It was to be a prequel all about...

Wild Life Festival is skipping 2018 so...

If you’re fans of the Wild Life Festival, which has been in south England for the last three years, we’ve sad news:...

Donald Trump cancels the best festival of...

Just picture it, tens of thousand of people united by a common passion, filling the streets and parks of London, a thriving...

The Flight of the Conchords special isn’t...

When Flight of the Conchords revealed “We’re going to film a little something this year. We’re going to shoot...