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Morrissey calls the Simpsons' Smiths...

The Simpsons released an episode which parodied the Smiths over the weekend, with Lisa Simpson gaining a new friend: an 80s...

Album of the weekend: Amigo the Devil

At midnight Friday morning we plugged ourselves into Spotify to listen to the new album by Amigo the Devil.   We...

AJ Tracey proves too popular for Covid...

The people who organised an AJ Tracey event have been fined the full $10,000 for breaking Covid regulations after a Manchester...

Dark folk: Old Leatherstocking

Clifton Hicks has a YouTube channel dedicated to the heritage of the banjo and the music thereof, where he dips into the deep...

LOTR follow up: Amazon’s LOTR MMO has...

Amazon might be throwing endless wedge to make the Lord of the Rings tv show work, but things aren’t rosy in other forms...

Time for some witchy folk punk

Stick and Poke are a Canadian folk punk duo who are also deeply into witchcraft and have elements of it shot throughout their...

Lord of the Rings TV Show has spent 465...

When Amazon announced they’d bought the rights to a Lord of the Rings TV show, it was revealed they’d pledged a...

Grime has aged to the point rappers are...

Every genre starts out thriving and young, and then ages to a point where the original guard start to miss the old days…...

RIP Helen McCrory who dies after secret...

Shocking news in the entertainment world today, as actress Helen McCrory has died of a cancer. The Star of Peaky Blinders and...

Black Deer Focus: Emily Barker

Emily Barker’s best known appearance in popular culture is her song for detective show Wallander, and embarrassingly...

Nick Cave thanks fan and talks about self...

Imagine, if you will, that you’re a Nick Cave fan and avid follower of the Red hand Files interaction he does with fans....

Caterpillar wars: Aldi fires back in the...

Yesterday we reported on how Marks and Spencer has started a war over caterpillar theme chocolate cakes by going to court over...

New Lord of the Lost

Lord of the Lost are about to start a new album cycle, and the only thing that stands in there way is Covid 19… okay...

It's rap Britannia: a fifth of UK...

Now, I’m happy to confess that I’m old enough to date from a time before rap music. That sounds such a weird thing...

The day animal welfare rescued a croissant

We know this isn’t entertainment based, but it’s a funny story. We travel Krakow, in Poland, where the Animal...

Pull up a seat for the caterpillar cake wars

Marks and Spencer have been trading off the cult appeal of Colin the Caterpillar for years, and if you’re wondering what...

Mick Jagger: writing an autobiography was...

Mick Jagger has been speaking to 6 Music, and their chat roamed onto the topic of autobiographies. Jagger explained that there...

Naked Raygun to release new album after...

Naked Raygun are a punk band… a punk band in the sense they were there during the actual punk era and have announced a...

Mercury Prize announce dates

The Mercury Music Prize managed to award itself last year, but in a very different way to the live award ceremonies of the...

Jarv Is release new remix and revised...

Last year Jarvis Cocker swept triumphantly back into our musical lives with a brilliant album, but of course there hasn’t...

Royal Blood release Liam Lynch directed...

Royal Blood have been faultless in the build up to new LP Typhoons, which is out April 30th, as we’ve had 3 brilliant...

Soft Cell reunite and work on new LP

The duo of Marc Almond and Dave Ball, aka Soft Cell, haven’t released an album under that moniker since 2002, but it...

Creeper singer releases new side project...

Creeper’s Will Gould occupies one of those rare spots for us, in that we’ve never heard him do a bad song....

Tesco surprise with visit pub message

Regardless of what you think about Tesco and their huge hold over the supermarket industry, you’ve got to admit,...

Danny Elfman announces solo album and...

Danny Elfman is very much known for his composing, with credits including Tim Burton and Good Will Hunting, and very much not...

Elon Musk’s colleague says he could build...

Neuralink is a engineering company that aims to pioneer interfaces between human brains and machines, and has Elon Musk as a co...

Song of the Weekend: Selkie

Blackbriar have released a number of excellent EPs and are preparing for their debut album, all the while never dropping the...

Phoebe Bridgers smashed guitar sells for...

When Phoebe Bridgers smashed up a guitar on Saturday Night Live it drew some… well if we were being charitable,...

Timothe Chalamet playing a flute is not a...

Timothée Chalamet made a blink or miss it cameo on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, to either pay tribute to the...

New Alan Vega song released ahead of...

Alan Vega was a key member of Suicide, a band so influential even Bruce actual Springsteen did a song inspired by them, which...

Cool video from the past: Bixel Boys and...

We’d never seen the video for ‘Ain’t Your Girl’ by Bixel Boys meets Poupon, but it’s a goody: a...

The Libertines announce UK Christmas tour

The Libertines were once one of the most dangerous and vital bands in British culture… now they’re announcing a...

BBC has to create special Prince Philip...

Yesterday, Prince Philip, Consort to the Queen of the UK, died, and so did all regular television programming. Within minutes...

Hot new song: Rosegarden Funeral Party

We’ve been exploring Rosegarden Funeral Party’s back catalogue since we heard their great cover of Pulp’s...

North of England gets first vinyl...

A new company called ‘Press on Vinyl’ are creating a vinyl pressing plant in Middlesbrough, and we had no idea the...

Study shows America is nearly ready for...

Piplsay.com (which we think is a trendy way of saying People Say) have done a survey asking the American public what they think...

American Readers: there’s an actual music...

The Electric Daisy Carnival festival is set to take place in Las Vegas next month, and if these stats are right it’s the...

Graces Jones’ Meltdown Festival moved to...

Grace Jones was supposed to have curated the 2020 Meltdown Festival, and what an absolutely fascinating prospect it was. Of...

Inbetweeners star now regrets his...

The Inbetweeners gave Blake Harrison the sort of role actors long for: instant recognition, entry into public...

Fat White Family announced sit down...

Fat White Family recently released an ultra low budget film about creating their fourth album, and it appears no one was more...

Official survey: music helped us all in...

I think if you asked any Supajam reader if music helped their mood during the lockdowns they’d have said yes, so what...

We need a whole movie of this please...

Ganja White Night is dropping a whole new album on April 20th (aka 4 20 obviously) and to keep the hype going we have a video...

Dreamy new song: Billie Marten’s Creature...

Billie Marten is prepping for the release of her third album, which is bloody good going for someone who’s twenty one...

Ghostbusters Afterlife teaser: they now...

The much anticipated Ghostbusters Afterlife has a new teaser as of this moment, and guess what: they’ve gone full Baby...

Maynard James Keenan gives update after...

Long term readers of Supajam may remember a post last year regarding Tool mainman Maynard James Keenan, in which he discussed...

Amigo the Devil Makes Bingo Evil: Eviler?

Amigo the Devil ranks among the best of the dark country / murderfolk singers, with a life of pain and a voice able to roar...

Radiohead announce live-streamed archive...

The days pass by, the government timetable is still being followed, we are getting ever closer to live gigs again… but...

Michael Jackson used to go out in...

The Jacksons were interviewed by the Guardian recently and discussed the high cost of fame, none higher than losing brother...

Hear a Brilliant Shawn James Session

Shawn James has a voice that can touch the dark depths of a heart, and a talent with words to match. What we hadn’t...

Song of the Weekend: Studio Killers...

The Studio Killers’ cut ‘Jenny’ has been around for a few years, but recently Kim Petras jumped on the tune...

Band of Skulls lead second set of Black...

It looks like the government checklist for ending lockdown is still on track, which means there’s a good chance Black...

Video of the Weekend: Lil Nas X

Homopobes: if you’re gay you’re going to hell. Lil Nas X: Okay. Homophobes: no, not that like!  Sound of the...

Video: Nature’s Neighbour

Nature’s Neighbour do not believe in sitting around. They formed in 2010 and the core members, ably assisted by a lot of...

Album of the weekend: Black Honey have a...

Okay ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to put the Black Honey album away… because there’s a whole new one to...

Tune to know: Josh O’Keefe’s Bowling...

If you’ve been reading our Black Deer Focus pieces, you’ll probably share our love of raw, stripped back Americana....

Song of the Weekend: The Anchoress

The Anchoresses new song could not have come at any more poignant a moment, and there’s a video for it too. After the...

Black Deer Announce Artists for 2021...

With the government intending to open up Britain mid-summer, Black Deer Festival moved themselves a week so they could run...

We didn’t know we needed a Mortal Kombat...

Have you ever been the first view on a YouTube video? Not your own video, not a mate’s, but a really great EDM act whose...

Covid comedy hero Munya Chawawa serves up...

Britain’s media has gone into apoplectic overdrive ahead of Meghan Markle and former Prince Harry giving it the full...

Rishi Sunak going full Alan Partridge is...

Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the UK, has been on our screens a lot recently as he explains his financial measures during the...

Song of the weekend: in which your scribe...

I have to be honest, I’d never really ‘got into’ Wolf Alice. It wasn’t that I didn’t like them,...

Black Deer Announce 2021 Festival will...

People hoping to visit Black Deer Festival in 2021 might have noted the governments’ Covid road map with concern, as the...

Daft Punk have confirmed split

An era has passed, ladies and gentlemen, as the two robots have parted: Daft Punk have split. They’ve posted a video in...

Black Deer Focus: Rob Heron the Tea Pad...

Black Deer Festival celebrates the sights and tastes and, of course, the music of the Americana scene, and consequently you...

Dolly Parton asking lawmakers not to...

Lawmakers in Tennessee introduced a bill into their parliament asking for a statue country music legend Dolly Parton to be...

Here’s the Cruella trailer: and it is...

Yesterday we remarked on the Cruella poster, including the weirdly out of place Anarchy symbol… and today we have a 90...

The first poster for Cruella leaves so...

The latest Disney reimagining of a villain now has a poster… and we are so fucking confused. That’s it below, and...

Wolf Alice are teasing something on their...

Wolf Alice fans have spent the day indulging in internet detective work, and truly there are few greater lockdown hobbies then...

Black Deer Focus: Police Dog Hogan

Given the hundreds of TV shows Disney are producing at the moment, you’d be forgiven for thinking Police Dog Hogan was...

Completely indulgent song recommendation:...

Your scribe would like to bring to your attention something he’s found on the interwebs. As Pulp is my favourite musical...

Band Focus: Pregoblin

Pregoblin could just as easily be the name of a masked-up metal band, and to be honest we’re not sure how many people...

Black Deer Focus: True Strays

As readers of Supajam, you’ll know we’ve been talking a lot about both Black Deer bands and acts who had been...

Jackie Weaver is the new Carole Baskin as...

If you think British parish councils are twee affairs where everyone drinks tea and talks about parking, then you’ve...

The Pretty Reckless release new video:...

The Pretty Reckless are gearing up for the release of new album ‘Death by Rock n Roll’, and with that a week away...

DJ Tiiny sacked after he’s caught...

DJ Tiiny, aka Frank Boakye-Yiadom, had a Friday night show on Capital Xtra… until now, when he’s been fired. He...

RIP Dustin Diamond: star of many a childhood

Dustin Diamond may have had a troubled ‘post fame’ career, but for millions of people he is instantly recognisable...

Black Deer Focus: 1968

Sorry to disappoint anyone who saw the title and thought we’d be doing a historical overview of a Black Deer festival...

Netflix’s Sandman casting is hot fire

Neil Gaiman has written many things, including one of the all time comic series’: The Sandman. The tale of Dream, and his...

Kristen Stewart has nailed the Princess...

Kristen Stewart has been cast to play Princess Diana in a new biopic, which are two people we have zero interest in seeing on...

Song of the Weekend: Ghost cover Sympathy...

Ghost love a good cover version, pretend to be Satanic and know how to write quality sixties style rock songs… so what...

Black Deer Focus: Indian Queens

Indian Queens are a group of former school friends from Hackney Wick, and their single Bubblegum sounds like Portishead...

Glastonbury 2021 is officially cancelled

There’s been rumours for a while, but this story is based on an official statement by Michael and Emily Eavis:...

Some musical Covid heroes for you

Obviously, heroes is a term best reserved for the NHS medical staff, the delivery drivers who ensure people better off can...

Convicted murderer and one time record...

Serial abuser, convicted murderer and who give a shit what records he produced, has died. No RIP really on this one.  ...

Black Deer Focus: Midnight Skyracer

Midnight Skyracer are the first British band to ever be nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s...

Music to know about: Des Rocs

When one half of Secret Weapons, Gerry Lyme, had to retire from live gigging owing to Lyme disease, the other half decided to...

Mogwai release video for a song dedicated...

Mogwai are getting ready to release their new album As The Love Continues, which they claim is ‘positive’ sounding...

Song of the Weekend: Hope of the States

There were astonishing scenes in the US over the weekend, after the giant orange baby triggered an actual fucking storming of...

Black Deer Focus: The Goat Roper Rodeo Band

There is no act at the 2021 Black Deer Festival with a better name than the The Goat Roper Rodeo Band; maybe some tied for the...

Kings of Leon announce album and release...

Kings of Leon have been teasing us with a comeback for ages, and thanks to some fortunate scheduling they’ve two new...