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Couple who got engaged at Glastonbury...

Jack Watney and Sarah Adey got engaged at Glastonbury in 2017, when he made as surprise proposal at the top of Pennard Hill....

Jack White has never owned a mobile phone...

Jack White has always had one foot in the past, from his use of ancient recording equipment to leading the vinyl revival. When...

Fleetwood Mac invite staff of Fleetwood...

Ah, viral campaigns, turning one note jokes into something glorious. When a facebook user tried to start a campaign to have...

Emily Eavis puts Glastonbury spin off...

Over the last few years details of a Glastonbury spin off have been coming through: it is called Variety Bazaar, it would be...

Speaking of Pride, QOTSA speak about...

Queens of the Stone Age have taken to social media to share a message about Pride, and added a reminder about their name. They...

Taylor Swift’s cameo heavy You Need To...

It is, of course, marvellous to see a high profile musician release a video that’s jam packed with cameos of LGBT stars,...

New Friends, Old Friends

Black Deer's debut festival was an event a lot of students will never forget or still cannot fathom. Considering the...

Black Deer Focus: A Black Deer Playlist

As Black Deer Festival is next weekend this will be the last Black Deer Focus. So, rather than report on just one more band...

Sleater Kinney: new track and album title

The Sleater-Kinney we’re all looking forward to has a title: The Center Won’t Hold. That’s the LP which St....

Krept and Konan: banning drill will cost...

The government’s complete failure to understand Drill Music and their draconian attempts to stop it being created amount...

Ashley O Black Mirror meets NIN video...

It’s been great fun seeing Nine Inch Nails reworked for the dystopian pop of Black Mirror, with Trent Reznor on board and...

Killdren fire back a spoof of Kill Tory Scum

Killdren hit the news last week when Glastonbury axed their set because the press discovered they had a song called Kill Tory...

Miles Kane’s surprise solo song is like...

Miles Kane has a curious career, because he releases some good songs which pale in comparison to the one’s he’s...

Billie Eilish’s brother and co writer...

Billie Eilish had some help with her acclaimed debut album, and it came in the form of her brother, who collaborated on the...

Radiohead turn table on hackers by...

“We got hacked last week,” said a statement from Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. “Someone stole...

Woodstock 50 loses its Venue

It would be fair to call Woodstock 50 a clusterfuck. What should have been a celebration of a festival that every year...

Muse announce more UK dates

Muse’s Simulation Theory tour is going down well, so well it seems to be some cross between musical theatre and space...

Justin Bieber challenges Tom Cruise to an...

We were unaware of any ‘beef’ between former boy star Justin Bieber and veteran Tom Cruise, but for reasons...

Black Deer Focus: Ma Polaine’s Great Decline

We love a good band name at Supajam, and Ma Polaine’s Great Decline conjures so many mental images we just need to pause...

Slipknot will stream gig Sunday night

We’re writing this on Friday 7th June, and tonight Slipknot will play their first full gig in three years. They’ll...

Brad Pitt reaches for the lawyers over...

The Straight Pride movement reached the press this week, and by movement we mean a bunch of homophobic arseholes who feel...

Glastonbury advice: do not post photos of...

In this world a certain subset of people will rip you off in any way possible, and today we pass on a warning. Tickets to...

Open’er announce Interpol and Kylie among...

Open’er Festival sounds a lot of fun. It’s based at a Polish Airport, and we did type that right, it really is....

Glastonbury gets its own history book

When we think of Glastonbury we don’t think of books, but to celebrate 50 years of Britain’s leading festival one...

The Black Mirror, Miley and Nine Inch...

We’re not going to spoil the new Black Mirror for you, but you might regard the following as minorly spoilery so watch...

Miley Cyrus has just stared into the face...

Miley Cyrus’ comeback has been a triumph, but now she has woken the crazy leviathan and we are here for it. As part of...

2010s most iconic musician steps away...

Due to personal reasons, the most iconic musician of recent years is having to step away from performing. By which we mean...

Band axed from Glastonbury after media...

A band called Killdren have been axed from Glastonbury when the media realised they have a song called ‘Kill Tory Scum...

Black Deer Focus: Ciara Rafferty

If you finish this episode of Black Deer Focus and try to purchase Cíara Rafferty’s music, you’re only going...

Here’s the collab between Mark Ronson and...

Mark Ronson continues to delight with his album of ‘sad bangers’, and the latest release has Camila Cabello doing...

New Katy Perry but is this really a...

When we went in to listen (and watch) the new Katy Perry single, we were surprised by comments implying this was some sort of...

The quality gulf is wide between Serge...

Serge Pizzorno, aka the talented one in Kasabian, is releasing solo work under the S.L.P moniker. We’ve got the debut...

Someone reedited the Sonic trailer to...

Do you remember the Sonic the Hedgehog movie trailer in which Sonic was so poor the internet united as one to go ‘we...

Baby Metal are playing Glastonbury

Glastonbury unveiled the ‘as full a line up as we’re getting before all the surprises at the time’, and...

Morrissey replies to poster controversy...

So, last week MerseyRail enforced their policy of not taking advertising for things that will piss off a lot of their...

Marina Announces UK Tour Dates

Marina has dropped ‘and the Diamonds’, had a mega banger with Clea Bandit and released a double album called Love +...

Spice Girls Fans Demand Refunds After...

The Spice Girls have started their 4/5 of the original act reunion tour dates, and things are going badly. Reports are things...

Black Deer Focus: Radio Moscow

Obviously, a festival which focuses on the glorious music and food of Southern US culture has to reflect the broader events of...

Glastonbury has turned Arcadia into Pangea

We’ve known for a while that Glastonbury’s Arcadia area is getting a revamp, and now the details are here. This new...

Merseyrail ban Morrissey posters over far...

Morrissey has been nakedly supportive of the far right group For Britain, to such an extent that the founder of said shitshow...

Richard Ashcroft given Rolling Stones’...

Bitter Sweet Symphony is still doing sterling work in pleasing our ears many years after it was first released, but today...

Ed Sheeran announces collaboration LP

We know some sections of the entertainment world get snotty over Ed Sheeran, but we really like him and his work, so...

Ice-T nearly killed an Amazon delivery guy

Note to delivery personnel: give Ice-T’s house a miss. The rapper tweeted to Amazon suggesting their staff wear uniforms...

Millie Bobby Brown was bullied so much...

Stranger Things star Mille Bobby Brown is a Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, and she specialises in helping children deal with...

Sigur Ros to play free gig in London

Icelandic kings of the soundscape, Sigur Ros, will be playing a gig as part of the BTS / British Summer Time series: and...

Madonna’s dancer harassed by Israel after...

The question of how was Madonna going to square playing a Eurovision gig in apartheid Israel with fairness was answered...

Ariana Grande sued for posting photo: of...

So imagine the situation. You are international pop megastar Ariana Grande, and as part of the promotion for your new LP...

Black Deer Focus: Whiskey Preachin

So there’s a bit of a curve ball in this week’s Black Deer Focus. For the last few months we’ve brought acts...

Renault are turning the Dungeons and...

Does anyone remember the Dungeons and Dragons cartoon from the eighties? The cheesy one hated by people who played Dungeons and...

RIP to the furry legend: Grumpy Cat

Sad news today: furry internet titan Grumpy Cat has died. She was just 7.   Managing to combine the internet love of...

The new Slipknot song is here and masks...

So, is this a video to accompany their new song or the world’s best soundtracked mask reveal footage? Yes, Slipknot are...

The Star Trek Picard spin off has a name

Long term fans of Star Trek were jubilant at the announcement that Jean-Luc Picard would be coming back for a spin off / solo...

Jarvis Cocker’s got a new single and you...

Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker has a new single out, and it’s classic Jarvis. There’s a stylophone, there’s off...

Here’s some Stranger Things Lego because...

Stranger Things was a surprise hit, thanks to taking a lot that was familiar and doing it in a way that felt brilliantly fresh....

Owner of Richer Sounds just gave the...

Richer Sounds has long been a mainstay of the student hi-fi world, or indeed for anyone wanting stereo equipment on a budget....

Billie Eilish is a hero for all of us who...

I already liked Bilie Eilish for her horror pop. But as someone who spent years wearing baggy clothes to hide away a body I was...

The Woodstock Anniversary boxset is going...

The original Woodstock is probably the ultimate festival to have happened so far, even if only in meaning rather than practice....

Black Deer Focus: Lucy Kitt

Your scribe first heard Lucy Kitt a few years ago when he was helping a project Supajam was running, although he’s not...

Billie Eilish got the fear over her album...

Billie Eilish might be one of the big new hits of 2019, but that doesn’t mean she’s immune to doubt. If...

Speaking of Festivals, here’s the...

Glastonbury have announced some stage splits too, and because there’s a lot of stages and this is 2019, it’s across...

Alabama 3, The Shires and more announced...

There’s been another batch of names announced for this year’s Black Deer Festival, including some of the biggest...

The Prodigy share message of mental...

The Prodigy have taken to social media today to share a message about mental health. As they wrestle with the aftermath of...

The Game of Thrones coffee error produced...

We’re sure you’ve all heard about this by now, and it’s not a spoiler: in Sunday’s Game of Thrones, one...

Neverworld announce who’s playing when

Neverworld, the Kent festival that’s opening August, has gone out of its way to create a fantastical world for you, so...

Black Deer Focus: Amy Montgomery

Although we appreciate many sorts of voice, from the classical and operatic to the fun of musicals, sometimes you want to hear...

Win a slot at Black Deer Festival with...

Black Deer is the UK’s premium festival about the sounds and sights of the Americana scene. With a diverse range of...

Glastonbury to hold Keith Flint tribute

Keith Flint’s suicide has left a big hole in the UK music scene, and Glastonbury Festival aren’t going to dance...

Woodstock 50 organiser makes worst choice...

Woodstock 50 has had a troubled time, by which we mean clusterfuck. Beset by problems from day one, the event wasn’t even...

Here’s Taron Egerton’s Elton John...

Taron Egerton has the Elton John role in the musical fantasy of the bespectacled one, and here’s the thing: Taron does...

The Glastonbury Emerging Talent winner is...

You might remember we reported on the Glastonbury Emerging Talent contest, when the finalists were invited to gig live in...

This school play is better than all other...

We’re a big fan of school plays. Really, we are. You can bond a disparate group of people together by putting one on, but...

We’re not experts on sign language but...

First, apologies if you come here solely for the music, because this isn’t about any tunage. But if you come for...

Black Deer Focus: Arielle

Have you ever seen the TV series Nashville? Many members of the Supajam family are big fans, but have you ever looked closely...

War, weirdness and wanking: Rammstein...

Less than a month to go till Rammstein’s first album in ten years, so what better time for a new video. It’s for...

Monogamy wins at Coachella as everyone...

And now a news story that confirms everything you secretly suspected about certain festivals and their free love attitudes....

Prince demos album will feature songs he...

A new Prince album is coming, and it’s an interesting one to describe. The purple one wrote a lot of songs for other...

Disney to edit racism from old movies for...

Disney’s long awaited streaming platform, Disney+, will launch soon with the company’s considerable back catalogue...

Even if you condemn Chris Lilley his...

You can probably say that Chris Lilley’s new Netflix show Lunatics hasn’t divided people, because everyone seems to...

Lizzo is an elitist: who knew

There’s been a fair bit of popular buzz around Lizzo, but today she came out to say that if you’re not a musician,...

Black Deer Focus: The Southern Companion

2019’s Black Deer Festival feature a performance by The Southern Companion, which is also a handy alternative name for...

Avengers directors ask fans to keep the...

Avengers Endgame brings to a close what feels like an unprecedented narrative arc over eleven years and even more movies, and...

Sam Fender announces debut LP

Sam Fender has been generating a lot of buzz with some interesting songs, including the ‘definitely saved some...

Aretha Franklin wins Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is a big deal in America, and almost a year after she passed away Aretha Franklin has been awarded one. The...

Glastonbury announce new mini stage

There’s a lot of stages and areas to Glastonbury, and quite frankly you’ll need a map if you want to moving around...

Beck teams with Pharrell for new single

Not only has Beck released a surprise new single, but Pharrell has helped create it: you know the result will be interesting....

Black Deer Focus: Hannah White and the...

We apologise in advance for musicplaining this, but we have to make sure you know what we’re on about so… this...

Glastonbury has invited the Spice Girls...

Emma Bunton has been speaking to Zoe Ball ahead of the Spice Girls’ comeback gigs, and there’s been a doubly...

Star Wars Episode IX is called The Rise...

We are currently balancing our desire to avoid spoilers with the need to be useful journalists, so here we go: Star Wars...

Chris Lilley offends pretty much everyone

Australian comedian Chris Lilley’s career seemed to plateau after a series of ‘offending’ incidents,...

Luddite of the week: Julian Casablancas...

To be fair to Julian Casablancas, we know that musicians have plenty of reasons to be annoyed at streaming services, chief...