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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...

It’s been a mixed day for fictional bad guys

Good and bad news for fans of completely fictional evil-doers. On the one hand, a team of two hundred people spent a decade...

The Mighty Boosh announced as Record...

The Mighty Boosh have united after five long years apart, and they’ve done it to be the 2019 ambassadors for Record Store...

The Addams Family animated teaser

Disney seem to be remaking all their animated classics into live action, so it’s interesting to see that The Addams...

Arctic Monkeys might have stopped gigging...

The Arctic Monkeys said there wouldn’t be a huge wait for their next LP, and now there’s a strong suggestion they...

You will be able to live in Glastobury:...

Do you like Glastonbury Festival? Would you like to live in it all the time? Well obviously you can’t, but the council...

Black Deer Focus: Ferris Sylvester

We’re here today to introduce Ferris & Sylvester, but in the photo above they’re actually the Sylvester and...

Marina releases the Love half of her album

We’ve known for a while that Marina had dropped ‘and the diamonds’ and been prepping an album called Love +...

There will be a posthumous Avicii album

DJ Avicii, aka the man known as Tim Bergling, sadly committed suicide last year. Now his family have announced there will be a...

Hot Chip are back to help you dump someone

Hot Chip are back after a long gap, but oddly they’ve come ready to help you split up with your partner. Really, because...

Supajam at Black Deer Festival: Under the...

As you may know, the team at Supajam’s educational wing are curating a stage at the Black Deer Festival this summer. As...

The trailer for the Joker movie is just...

The Joker is stepping out of Batman’s shadow. We at Supajam have been excited ever since we learned that Joaquin Phoenix...

The Raconteurs comeback has a release date

The Raconteurs were a supergroup containing Jack White, Brendan Benson and two other blokes who frankly don’t matter, and...

The voice of Bart Simpson has written an...

Nancy Cartwright has been the voice of Bart Simpson for thirty years, and now she’s written her first script for an...

Someone has made a ten year old Nine Inch...

In 2009, Trent Reznor used his Nine Inch Nails moniker for an April Fool: announcing an album full of collaborations which...

Black Deer Focus: Roxanne de Bastion

As well as being the name of the best Dungeons and Dragons character ever, Roxanne de Bastion is a double threat. On the one...

Scenes from Keith Flint’s send off

Today was the memorial for Keith Flint, aka the beating heart of the Prodigy. Fans were determined it would be a celebration of...

Tom Hiddleston’s Chinese vitamin advert...

We all know the drill: someone famous in the west travels east to take money and film an advert they hope no one back home will...

Neverworld announces more acts

Craig David’s career renaissance continues with a headline slot at Neverworld 2019, and he’s bringing his TS5...

Lily Allen allegedly dropped for bad sales

Does anyone remember when the Sun newspaper ran it from a website called Current Bun? Did that happen? Was that just us?...

Sky Ferreira’s new song has top...

Sky Ferreira has returned from the wilderness with an LP called Masochism, and a comeback song called Downhill Lullaby. But...

RIP Ranking Roger

Sad news this evening as we’re seeing reports that Roger Charlery has died. Better known as Ranking Roger, he played in...

Cardi B confesses to criminal past as a...

Cardi B has either confessed to being a thief, or is going out of her way to promote her new film role.  So, in an...

Glastonbury are going to have a 60 foot pier

Glastonbury has long been famed for more than just music, for being the festival where you can have a fantastic and magical...

RIP Scott Walker: authentic genius

We awoke to the news that Scott Walker has died, and music is poorer without him. Scott shot to fame as part of the Walker...

Black Deer Focus: The Trials of Cato

The Trials of Cato is a dangerous name for a band. On the one hand it’s instantly evocative, but you aren’t half...

Tame Impala is back and boy is he smooth

There’s a new Tame Impala single, but woah where we unprepared for it. Of course there’s a tinge of twenty first...

David Blaine announces first UK tour

David Blaine was the magician who caused a stir with a series of large scale publicity stunts, including the not even remotely...

Find a spare evening: the Glastonbury...

  Glastonbury run an Emerging Talent competition which will see one young hopeful (be they band or solo act) appear in a...

Keanu Reeves announced Bill and Ted 3

It’s been a long time since the classic Bill and Ted 1 and 2, in fact it’s been so long we’re not even sure...

The Stranger Things season 3 trailer is...

On the one hand, the Stranger Things season 3 trailer goes out of its way to present a moving on, growing up situation,...

MP’s tell people to avoid ticket site...

The battle against ticket touting has risen to the highest of levels, with a body of MPs now actually advising the general...

Toy Story 4 Trailer

Toy Story 4 was announced in 2014, and the current release date is June 21st 2019. That might actually happen too, as we have a...

Billie Eilish teams with Takashi Murakami

Billie Eilish’s ‘you should see me in a crown’ has been out for a while, there’s now an animated video...

Fyre Festival merchandise may become the...

Fyre Festival was such a colossal disaster it left millions of dollars in debts, much of which is owed to the locals who were...

Black Deer Focus: Daniel Antopolsky

Daniel Antopolsky was nearly a forgotten man. After a period in the 70s when he toured with and saved the life of Townes Van...

Radio 1’s Big Weekend sale has annoyed a...

A few days ago we reported on the excellent line up for Radio 1’s 2019 incarnation of Big Weekend, aka the one held in...

So this Glastonbury themed page is worth...

There’s a lot of deserved chat about Glastonbury today, but we wanted to highlight one of our favourite pieces. Step...

Glastonbury Line Up 2019 revealed

Yes the wait is over. Only we didn't have that long to wait as Glastonbury have revealed the first wave of bands...

Death Metal is empowering not depressing:...

Are you fed up of people thinking you’re a miserable, violent nutcase just because you listen to death metal? (Other...

Electric Picnic announces headliners

Electric Picnic is a name that makes more sense the more you think about it, and the Irish festival will be in County Laois...

Here’s Michael Eavis covering Elvis: yes...

Michael Eavis is known for many things, such as running Glastonbury, generating huge numbers for charity and being the hippy...

Somehow Marc Jacobs is claiming he didn’t...

Last year Marc Jacobs released a fashion line inspired by grunge, including a logo that seemed very similar to Nirvana’s....

Radio 1’s Big Weekend just got...

Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2019 is the free music festival you can also hear on the radio, for days afterwards in repeats. We...

James: Live Review

“How were the support band? I hear they were pretty shit myself - can’t stand emotional singers “ quips...