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Censored by the police, Drill music finds...

Drill music found itself under attack by authority a few weeks ago, when the police conspired with YouTube to delete a series...

Black Deer Festival round up review

Last weekend, Black Deer freed Country and America at their first ever festival. Sarah Darling, Jess and the Bandits, as well...

Danny Dyer’s Brexit Analysis is swearily...

Imagine, if you will, a situation where Piers Morgan and Jeremy Corbyn are on a programme tackling world issues, but so is...

Black Deer Festival - Sarah Darling

A Black Deer Interview with Sarah Darling.   Last weekend, I was honored to interview Country Star Sarah Darling and get...

Belly Review by Nic Howden

Watching David Byrne shred the performance rulebook with his American Utopia show meant resurgent Rhode Islanders,...

Black Deer Festival: Early Bird Tickets...

If you’ve been following the Black Deer Festival across these pages, you’ll know this new event celebrated...

Young Fathers invited back to festival...

It takes a brave band to criticise the apartheid policy of Israel, a state that is currently engaged in the mass murder of...

Frightened Rabbit bandmate and brother...

Grant Hutchison wasn’t just in a band with Scott Hutchinson, they were brothers. Now Grant has given his first interview...

Tulisa beats Will I Am in court

Does anyone remember N-Dubz? There’s no reason why you should, but they spawned singer and contest judge Tulisa....

The singles chart is still going and now...

In a world of ever changing media consumption, the idea of a chart which records the most purchased songs is long outdated, as...

Photo's from Day 1 at Black Deer Festival

As some of you know , our amazing SupaJam students had been running their own stage at this years Black Deer Festival. This has...

The Wandering Hearts Live at Black Deer

  London based rising country folk act The Wandering Hearts took to the second stage yesterday at this years Black Deer...

RIP Pantera co-founder Vinnie Paul

Sad news on the metal scene today as a representative of Pantera has confirmed drummer and co-founder Vinnie Paul has died....

Black Deer Festival kicks up a storm

  As the Black Deer gate opened festival goers flooded in and the talented did to. The sun is out and that can only mean...

Disney pauses work on Star Wars spin-offs

Solo: A Star Wars Story hasn’t done very well as a cultural shift has taken place, turning the IP from something...

Gotti takes back the PR Rotten Tomatoes...

Rotten Tomatoes has had a PR gaining field day by giving Tom Travolta’s Gotti a 0% grade, with the inexplicably...

Alan Sugar ensures we now have to clarify...

Apprentice boss and businessman Alan Sugar has criticised Britain’s Labour party for a perceived Anti-Semitism problem,...

Will Ferrell to make Eurovision comedy

Netflix has announced a deal with Will Ferrell to write and star in a comedy about the Eurovision Song Contest.   ...

Billy Corgan speaks out against suicide

After a string of musicians have committed suicide, Billy Corgan has spoken about his own battles and why killing yourself is...

SZA announces she will make a recovery

When SZA cancelled gigs because of swollen vocal cords people feared the worst. Would she ever be able to perform again?...

As I Lay Dying try and defend comeback

As I Lay Dying are trying to mount a comeback, and they face an uphill struggle because their returning singer tried to have...

Chris Cornell’s daughter publishes duet...

Chris Cornell committed suicide in May 2017, and the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer is greatly missed. Now his daughter has...

Convicted murderer and Eastenders actor...

In 1966 Leslie Grantham shot and killed a taxi driver during a robbery in Germany; he was convicted of murder and served ten...

Meet Supajam Alumni Thoma

We’ve spoken about how students of the Supajam educational programme are curating a stage at Black Deer Festival, and now...

Call Me By Your Name soundtrack is...

Call Me By Your Name: modern classic. The soundtrack is just as good, and it’ll be coming out on vinyl…  ...

Young Fathers kicked off German Festival...

The BDS Movement is a peaceful boycott by cultural groups who think Israeli’s apartheid state and murdering of protestors...

18 year old threatened with prison over...

People of my generation had an easier life, because when we got annoyed with people at school we wrote shitty poetry in a...

Robert Smith: goth was a pantomime he...

The Cure’s Robert Smith is one of the most famous goth musicians of all time. His look, his music, his approach: he...

As I Lay Dying Comeback: friendly...

As I Lay Dying are attempting a comeback, and many in the metal community appear to have forgiven them for past indiscretions,...

Spiritualised make triumphant return

Jason Pierce once said the next Spiritualised album would be his last, so it’s with some trepidation we bring you the...

Dream to Reality: A Live Review by Katie...

Last night saw five artists from the world of Americana and country play live at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells. A highly...

Tove Lo gets a team together for new NSFW...

Forget Ocean’s 8, the team up of the summer is a remix of Tove Lo’s Bitches which brings in Charlie XCX, Icona Pop,...

Prince’s 60th Birthday Celebrated with...

To mark the 60th birthday of music legend Prince, his estate have announced a new album… only it’s not exactly...

The National and Bon Iver launch...

Fire up the bullshit klaxon, this has got a lot of it.   The National, or at least Aaron and Bryce Dessner, and Bon Ivor...

BBC to close Maida Vale and move to new...

The Maida Vale studio has produced hundreds of great sessions for the BBC, with just about every notable band having played...

Rolling Stones: Live Review

Black and Sky Blue by Nic Howden   Stones put in premiership performance at Ricoh Arena   “Anybody here from...

Here’s Kylie and Nick Cave performing...

We’re not sure what’s more entertaining, Kylie Minogue joining Nick Cave on stage this weekend for a titanic...

Drunk man ejected from Slayer gig tries...

No, we’re not as drunk as the man in this story, we do mean swim. So: Chris LaRocque got into Slayer’s Toronto gig,...

Benedict Cumberbatch foils robbery...

Let us consider a few facts:   Fictional detective Sherlock Holmes lived at 221B Baker Street.   Benedict Cumberbatch...

Black Deer Festival and Supajam: A Behind...

Supajam’s educational wing have been working with Black Deer Festival to both curate a stage and give young people real...

Jared Leto wants to play Jeff Buckley and...

Jeff Buckley’s manager, Dave Lory, has a book out all about the legendary musician, and ‘Jeff Buckley: From...

Josh Martin dies after falling off an...

Josh Martin was the guitarist in Anal Cunt, and you can see why that’s not in the headline and all over your Facebook....

YouTube censors Drill Music

The UK police have been blaming music videos for promoting violence, and in particular they have picked the genre known as...

Weezer stop trolling and cover Toto’s Africa

Last week, Weezer responded to an online campaign which was determined to get Rivers to perform a cover of Toto’s Africa....

Mutiny Festival cancelled after deaths...

The final day of Portsmouth’s Mutiny festival has been cancelled, after two people attending died. The police have...

Weezer troll fan account

A Weezer fan account on Twitter called @WeezerAfrica has spent a very long time trying to get Rivers and company to cover...

Oh yes: Boba Fett is getting his own movie

Legendary Star Wars bounty hunter Boba Fett is going to get his own spin off movie, according to Hollywood Reporter. This is,...

Play Black Deer Festival Winners Announced

Launched in partnership with SupaJam, the Tunbridge Wells Forum and the Americana Music Association UK we cast the net to offer...

R Kelly Spotify streams have increased...

After a raft of allegations about R Kelly’s sex life, all of them currently unproven, Spotify decided to remove the...

Pussycat Dolls suing Daily Mail over...

The Pussycat Dolls had been around for eight years when they signed a record deal, and musical fame followed. They had a...

Years and Years’ new PR stunt is a cryto...

In a perfect synergy of historical reference and modern day commentary, Bitcoin was once called “Tulips for...

Dave Grohl judged a BBQ Contest because...

Dave Grohl: one of the few music stars who has a genuine sense of humour. Not content with bringing people onstage and being...

If you only watch one trailer this week:...

The HappyTown Murders stars Melissa McCarthy, (m)puppets and a lot of Not Safe For Fucking Anywhere scenes and humour....

Alex Turner made the LP cover himself

The new Arctic Monkeys LP is out, featuring a cover that doesn’t immediately match the title of Tranquillity Base Hotel...

Science: pop music has become sadder

We live in a world where more and more people are affected by mental illness, debt, online bullying and more. Has this been...

Labour’s music festival is selling as...

When NME and Glastonbury went all out on promoting Jeremy Corbyn there was a rare moment of music and professional politics...

Courtney Love wins battle to seal Cobain...

Conspiracy theorist Richard Lee has long claimed that Kurt Cobain was murdered, and he’s gone to the courts to get four...

Dave Grohl can’t clone himself so he’s...

Dave Grohl can drum, he can shred, he can sing, he can come across as a very nice man. But he can’t do everything at...

Oh nothing just Ryan Reynolds dressed as...

Ryan Reynolds is going the extra mile to promote Deadpool 2, and by mile we mean dressing as a unicorn and singing.   Yes,...

Sam Smith allegedly suing to prevent...

Most creative people go through a period of development as they hone their style, and this can be affected greatly by the...

Andre 3000 releases artful mother’s day...

There hasn’t been an Andrew 3000 solo song for quite a while, and today saw a whole two of them… but given one is...

Scott Hutchinson confirmed dead

Police have confirmed that the body found is that of Scott Hutchinson, the frontman of Frightened Rabbit. He was eloquent on...

Body found in search for Scott Hutchinson

This is the news I’ve been hoping not to write, but here we go: police searching for missing Frightened Rabbit frontman...

Frightened Rabbit frontman Scott...

We’re sad to report that, as of this lunchtime, the frontman of Frightened Rabbit is still missing. Scott Hutchinson...

There might be a new Austin Powers sequel

Mike Myers has been promoting his new movie ‘Terminal’, and the inevitable question was asked: will there ever be a...

Frightened Rabbit’s frontman is missing

Police are appealing for information about the location of Frightened Rabbit’s frontman Scott Hutchinson, who has been...

Guns n Roses axe racist and homophobic...

Guns N Roses fans are being invited to repurchase their classic LP Appetite for Destruction, with a choice of flavours in a...

The Archbishop of Canterbury is listening...

We’re sorry for a ‘royal wedding’ post, but this is too fascinating to let past. The context is that Prince...

Today’s viral hit

The video below might be set up, it might be perfectly fake, but if so it’s a superb piece of film making that repays...

The new Alice in Chains song is not...

While the title of Alice In Chains album The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here was great, it was five years ago and we need new music....

Paramore: there’s no shame in being unhappy

Paramore have been tweeting about the meaning behind their tune Rose Coloured Boy, and it’s a plea to connect with...

Deadpool is in the Celine Dion video and...

Celine Dion has done a movie sonundtrack song: meh. Celine Dion has done a soundtrack song for Deadpool 2: wait a moment....

Festivals ban plastic glitter sales

Most glitter isn’t just made from unicorn shit, it contains tiny pieces of plastic which are harmful to the environment....

Gibson apply for bankruptcy but this is...

Gibson, makers of globally loved guitars, are in a spot of trouble and have filed for bankruptcy protection. This has been...

Father John Misty: Big Tour News

Sorry, that’s news of a big tour, not something earth shattering like he’s playing the moon. Anyway, after a slew...

Babymetal found record label

Babymetal are the Japanese mixture of pure pop and hard metal that’s so bizarrely wonderful, and recently they started...

Reports claim Avicii comitted suicide

The tragic death of DJ and Producer Avicii was followed up by a statement from his family which raised some uncomfortable...

Novelist complains his explicit album was...

Novelist’s LP ‘Novelist Guy’ is on the major streaming services, and has been since mid April, which is...

'I think Suede should be unpleasant':...

Suede are continuing their revival with a third LP, named The Blue Hour, and the band have made some interesting comments....

ABBA have reunited and recorded new music

Stop the presses! According to Swedish news outlets, none other than ABBA have reunited and recorded new music.   ...

Alan Sugar thought Taylor Swift had...

When America’s finest source of online satire (they used to be in print too) posted a story in which Taylor Swift got a...

Games of Thrones fans should beat their...

George RR Martin has announced a new book set in the Game of Thrones / Song of Fire and Ice universe is coming this year. But...

Father John Misty’s new video is an...

Father John Misty has a video out for ‘Mr Tillman’, and it’s an awesome head fuck. We’re not going to...

Arcade Fire: half of Daft Punk doesn’t...

We always imagined that Daft Punk would be big fans of modern technology and electronic music, given that they dress up as...

Extreme Cake Makers recommissioned: hear...

Channel 4 show Extreme Cake Makers has been recommissioned for 62 new episodes. Now, you might be thinking what the fuck are...

There are now Summer and Winter dates for...

Not only is there a new A Perfect Circle album, after a fourteen year wait, but there are now tour dates for the UK. The band...

Foo Fighters invite fan on stage and he...

It’s the moment every guitar player dreams of: being invited on stage by your idols at a huge gig, taking a guitar and...

James Cameron hopes people get bored of...

James Cameron has four movies planned for the next few years, so what better time to slag off the competition, in this case...

Lennon’s sketch of himself as Hitler...

One of the problems of fame is that all the stupid little things you did when you were bored get exposed to the air. Case in...

RIP Avicii

DJ and Producer Avicii has died, at only 28 years old. According to his agent, and via Variety, he died while in Oman, but no...