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Hurts have a code for you

Hurts’ last album came out in 2017, so we’re due for something new… and boy have we got it. The band had...

Notting Hill Carnival Cancelled

It doesn’t matter what Boris Johnson announces this Sunday when it comes to lockdown: there will not be a Notting Hill...

Grimes gives birth to future King of Mars

Grimes has given birth to a baby boy. Awwwww. We’re not sure what it’s called, because father Elon Musk tweted the...

Creeper delay album release

One of the thing’s we’ve been looking forward to in lockdown is Creeper’s sophomore album, but sadly Corona...

Taika Waititi is going to make a Star...

Taika Waititi has built up a great reputation as a film maker, from hits like Thor 3, satires that had to be perfectly landed...

Dua Lipa aims fire at Social Media

Historians will spend a long time discussing how social media reformatted human minds and culture in this era, and a footnote...

Black Deer announce 3 new acts for 2021

Black Deer Festival will be contacting ticket holders soon via the ticket agencies to see if they want a refund or a roll over...

Black Deer Festival explain What is...

Black Deer Festival 2020 might have gone the same way as the rest of the year’s events  - Corona stops play –...

Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition...

Glastonbury Festival has had to delay it’s fiftieth birthday celebrations to 2021, owing to this virus thing you might...

Four Tet drops five new free tunes

Four Tet only released their last album in March, so we’re very lucky there’s any new music at all: let alone free....

Goldie Lookin Chain aim for a 20th...

Do you remember, many years ago now, when a bunch of comedy rappers from Wales hit the zeitgeist with classics like Guns...

Daft Punk will soundtrack the new Dario...

Dario Argento, Icon of middle era horror, is making a new movie which will be his first out of the gates in eight years....

Chino Moreno will be live streaming tonight

The Deftones have an official Twitch channel which has hosted (among other things), live streams from some of the band. But no...

Tom Hanks comes to the aid of bullied kid...

Corona De Vries is an Australian kid who’s been roundly bullied because children are bastards and he has a big red target...

LL Burns has a perfect new song

Filthy Boy released one of the great lost albums, falling from their one second in the public eye with the speed the...

Black Deer Festival postpone 2020 event...

Every 2020 event, whether music, gaming or social, has to face the uncertainty of a summer which might involve more lockdowns,...

Bright Eyes release of the moment new single

Bright Eyes are back and they have a new album coming out this year, although at this stage no one has idea when release...

Mixcloud launches a revenue generating...

DJs across the world have found themselves with no venues to perform in, and concerts from home are the only options. Twitch,...

The Chronic is now on all streaming services

The Chronic is a classic, genre changing hip hop album, and today is 20th April, aka 4:20 day, and if you need to know how...

Romy Madley Croft: solo album and The XX...

Romy Madley Croft made her contribution to quarantine over the weekend with live streamed songs and an injection of hope....

Jehnny Beth of Savages release belting...

Savages’ singer Jehnny Beth has had to delay her keenly anticipated solo debut from May until June 12th. It’s...

Florence and the Machine to release...

If you’re in need of a Florence Welch fix, good news, there’s a brand new track releasing tonight (April 16th)....

Girl in Red brings us some midnight...

Girl in Red has a new song out, and what a soul searching tune it is. Called ‘Midnight Love’, it’s derived...

AJ Lambert has re-interpreted One Rizla

AJ Lambert has provided a marvellous and curious cover of Shame’s One Rizla, and she and Shame have also explained...

Alison Mosshart’s debut solo song...

Alison Mosshart has been the singer in both The Kills and The Dead Weather, but she’d never had a official solo single...

Camp Bestival’s Stay At Home Easter...

Festivals are being cancelled left, right and centre, and at this point it’s better to assume they’re not on. So,...

Aphex Twin sneaks out 6 new tracks

user18081971 is a Soundcloud account that Aphex Twin uses to released semi-official releases, including ideas that never made...

Lady Gaga in talks to play murderess

Ridley Scott and his wife Giannina are creating a movie based on the true story of the murder of fashion star Maurizio Gucci by...

Massive Attack donate 10k to feeding NHS...

The Bristol Food Union are a group of restaurants and farmers in Bristol who launched the Feed the Frontline campaign to...

US cops apologise after accidentally...

In Acadia Parish, Louisiana, they have a curfew as part of their system to defeat the Corona virus. One key part of this is...

RIP Bill Withers

Today we learned the sad news that Bill Withers has passed away. He was 81, and it was due to heart complications. He wrote a...

New Music: Slovo

Today we’re bringing you the new single from Slovo, a London collective that includes Dave Randall and Barbarella....

Grimes offers up unfinished video for...

A creative with nothing to do but worry about your bank balance? Now’s the chance to make a name, as Grimes is releasing...

Record Union launch mental health pack...

A recent survey by the Record Union found the majority of musicians who responded had suffered from mental health issues, so...

Download launch NHS supporting merch

Download Festival’s 2020 iteration has sadly been cancelled (along with, seemingly everything else), and it’s the...

Tom Mcrae announces Some Dark Cafe

Amongst some corners of the music consumption crowd there’s a cynicism at musicians live streaming shows, and we...

Black Deer Focus: William Prince

Many of Americana’s greatest songs sound like the damned’s hymns, with a streak of honest religion shooting right...

Bob Dylan’s released a 17 minute song...

Bob Dylan hadn’t released a new song of original writing for eight years until today… when he dropped a seventeen...

Biffy Clyro delay new album

Biffy Clyro’s new album ‘A Celebration of Endings’ was due to be released on May 15th, but the band have...

Britney Spears has gone spectacularly odd...

Britney Spears has hit the news again today, and sadly it’s once again because she’s acting oddly. This time...

Spotify unveil methods we can donate to...

Musicians are being badly affected by Coronovirus because they can’t go out and gig anymore, a vital revenue source now...

Lady Gaga postpones new LP

April 10th was supposed to have seen Lady Gaga’s new album released, but ‘Chromatica’ has now been delayed...

BBC to replace Glastonbury and Eurovision...

Sadly, 2020 won’t see either the Eurovision Song Contest, or Glastonbury Festival, as we’re dealing with defining...

Black Deer Focus: Native Harrow

Native Harrow is actually a young woman with the equally wonderful name Devin Tuel, in collaboration with Stephen Harms, and...

RIP Kenny Rogers

Sad news today, as country legend Kenny Rogers has died aged 81. The man responsible for such classics as the Gambler, as well...

Anthony Hopkins cheering his cat up is a...

Anthony Hopkins, esteemed actor and total cat lover, has posted a great video of how he’s keeping a fluffy one’s...

Sheffield’s Leadmill are auctioning...

The Leadmill has been a great venue in Sheffield for some time, and over the years they’ve acquired a lot of items we...

Glastonbury 2020 is cancelled

  Glastonbury have just announced they are cancelling the 2020 edition, their 50th anniversary. All tickets will roll over...

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Corona advice...

Arnold Schwarzenegger has shared a video of advice on dealing with the Corona pandemic. Unlike many celebrities, Arnold is...

Billie Eilish is working on album number two

If we all end up self-isolating there is no excuse for a lack of new music at the end of it, as people can focus on writing...

Black Deer Focus: The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

No offence to the next few months, but is this year’s Black Deer Focus going to find a better name than The Goat Roper...

Radio 1 axe Big Weekend over virus fears

The latest musical casualty of the Coronavirus is Radio 1’s Big Weekend, which has been cancelled today. The event was...

Kendrick Lamar to headline Glastonbury...

Glastonbury have announced new details on their 2020 festival, and they’ve started off by addressing the elephant in all...

The Killers release new song and tour dates

A shot of brightness in today’s news: The Killers are back with albums details, tour dates… and a brand new...

Some Positive News: Electric Picnic...

With everything getting cancelled left, right and centre, let’s have some positive live news: Electric Picnic has a great...

Coachella postponed to October

It is now official: Coachella has been postponed to October. The decision is motivated by fears of the Coronavirus.   The...

Wilco and Sleater Kinney optimistically...

Given that everything is being cancelled left and right, it takes an optimistic band to announce a tour, and we have a pair of...

Tony Iommi: Michael Bolton auditioned for...

You know that rumour about a young Michael Bolton auditioning to be singer for Black Sabbath? The urban legend that Bolton...

Fast Show to return for meta documentary

Twenty six years ago the Fast Show dominated, shaping the comedy outlook of a British generation. Now, it’s time to look...

SXSW’s cancellation is not covered by...

SXSW was due to start this Friday, when a global music scene was to have focused right down onto Austin Texas. However, as...

Black Deer Focus: The Dead South

Welcome one and all to the new season of Black Deer Focus, when we highlight bands you’re going to love which are also...

Jake Shears is back with a Meltdown

In recent weeks we’ve seen former Scissor Sisters frontman on both Masked Singer and Neighbours, but now he’s got...

Nick Cave explains why he won’t be...

Nick Cave takes questions from fans on his Red Hand Files website, and what’s excellent is his gives full, thought...

Biffy Clyro release banger and album details

Did you find the last Biffy Clyro single too light? Would you prefer something that makes the adrenaline pump and the nerves of...

There might be a Corona virus rave song

A bunch of musicians including Charlie XCX were having a little joke around on social media about who’d be the first to...

Iceland’s nerd pop could win Eurovision

Does anyone remember Napoleon Dynamite? Would anyone like to know what that movie would sound like if it were an entry into...

Jarvis Cocker’s new band announce album

Jarvis Cocker is releasing music with a band… but not that one. This went under the radar but Jarvis has been making...

Foals reveal where Spanish Sahara got its...

Foals have released many excellent tracks, but for us their absolute best work was Spanish Sahara. A cut from their second...

Lady Gaga’s new single is here: Stupid Love

Lady Gaga is back with a single and a video for Stupid Love and… well the visuals are just 3:37 long so it’s...

Rufus Wainwright announces new album

It’s been eight years since Rufus Wainwright released a solo album of pop music, eight long years. But we’re here...

A Trailer for the Candyman sequel is here

Jordan Peele is leading a US horror renaissance and he’s produced a sequel / re-imagining of 90s slasher hit Candyman....

New Lady Gaga is happening this Friday

Don’t call it a comeback. No, really, Lady Gaga never went away, she just did a brilliant acting and singing performance...

Yeasayer sue Kendrick Lamar and the Weeknd

The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar did a really good song for the Black Panther soundtrack called Pray for Me. It’s seriously...

Marilyn Manson is the latest to...

It feels like nothing can happen in the music world without some vague comments preceding it to try and get us hyped, and the...

New Order will play 1 UK gig in 2020

New Order and The Pet Shop Boys are teaming up for a US tour, but if you’re in the UK and want to see the former you have...

A full Friends reunion special is happening

Did you see David Schwimmer on The One Show avoiding answering whether there would be a friends reunion? It looked like he was...

Biffy Clyro drop new single Instant History

Biffy Clyro have been running a mystery marketing campaign recently, and they’ve not let us down in the climax: there...

Lana Del Rey cancels European tour due to...

Lana Del Rey was due to start a European tour tomorrow in Amsterdam (21st), but has been forced to cancel because of...

Grimes explains Delete Forever and the...

Grimes’ latest single surprised many people, including us, as it was less space age time attack and more sitting down...

Ben Affleck explains he quit Batman over...

When Ben Affleck stepped away from his role as Batman, a lot of people thought he’d just got fed up with sub par DC...

The Strokes release new video

The Strokes debuted a song called Bad Decisions when they played at a rally for Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders,...

Frank Lero would like you to know he’d...

There is nothing more frustrating than dropping a subtle hint and no one getting it, which is probably why My Chemical...

RIP Andrew Weatherall

Legendary producer and acclaimed DJ Andrew Weatherall has died, aged 56. He suffered a pulmonary embolism and passed away in...

Biffy Clyro continue to tease something

Biffy Clyro are gearing up for something, but we don’t know what. First they changed all their socials to a block of teal...

A Bob Marley musical is coming next year

Next year will be Bob Marley’s 76th birthday, so we have the nagging feeling this whole news story is a year too late...

Billie Eilish’s Bond Theme is Streaming Now

Billie Eilish’s Bone Theme dropped twenty minutes ago, and we’re bringing it to you as quickly as possible. So,...

RATM announce charity ticket initiative

Rage Against The Machine have posted in Instagram about ticket sales for their comeback tours, and it’s interesting if...

Lana Del Rey’s UK festival exclusive is...

Emily Eavis has announed that Lana Del Rey will only be playing one UK festival in 2020, and yep, it’s going to be...

Mystery Jets release new title track

A new Mystery Jets album was supposed to have been released in 2019, but was delayed when singer Blaine Harrison became ill. He...

My Chemical Romance to play Eden Project

When we last reported on My Chemical Romance’s three Milton Keynes gigs, we said we reckoned their was a fourth show...