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Peaky Blinders boss initially cast Jason...

One of the biggest breakout roles on modern television is Tommy Shelby in Peaky Blinders, the UK gangster show which spawned a...

Kpop Fancams come of age and crash...

America is currently experiencing a wave of protest against systemic racism and consequence free murder by the authorities,...

Jarvis' new song gets the extended...

Jarvis Cocker’s new project ‘Jarv Is’ recently released ‘House Music All Night Long.’ While we...

Iron Maiden and Kiss to headline virtual...

Download Festival has been sensibly cancelled due to the Corona virus, because fifty thousand people in a field can’t use...

All PJ Harvey’s albums being reissued on...

PJ Harvey has had a tremendous career, and if you want to listen to her music on fresh vinyl you’re going to have a fun...

John Wick was meant to have a different...

The movie which launched super killer John Wick on the world is known as ‘John Wick’… but it wasn’t...

Ministry announce Weekender lockdown...

There’s a Ministry Weekender coming up, from May 29th to 30th, and yes that’s this weekend. It’ll be entirely...

The musical highlight of the holiday week...

If you’ve been isolating at a safe distance and not on a beach all week you might have seen this, but if you missed it:...

The final eight in the Glastonbury...

Glastonbury might be off, but the Emerging Talent Competition is down to a shortlist of eight. While one of our favourites is...

Tony Hadley helps guy win thousands of...

Muhammad Shalehan took part in a radio competition a while ago, in which he had to identify fourteen stars saying the name of...

Haim dropped a new tune this evening

Haim’s new album is due out in June, but it feels like we’ll have heard it all by then as they’ve dropped...

Lorde is in the studio klaxon

It took a while for us to vibe with Lorde, specifically not until her LP for the ages Melodrama, but we’re now on board....

The Snyder Cut officially announced as...

After a long campaign in which many people di…err… wrote a lot of stuff on the internet, the Snyder Cut of...

Glastonbury Festival asks Covidiots not...

With the government giving out a confused mess of advice on the Corona crisis, none of which has our best interests at heart,...

Jarvis closes door on Pulp reunions

As Pulp fans, we’ve always wondered whether the band could reunite and recapture the magic of those classic albums, and...

Here’s Hurts new single

While Hurts new single went live on Spotify at midnight, it only appeared on YouTube this morning, so here we go, the song...

Marmaduke Duke nearly have a new album

Marmaduke Duke is the side project where Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil goes a little bit crazy and glamorous. The good news...

Biffy Release Tiny Indoor Fireworks

There is nothing small about Biffy Clyro’s new single Tiny Indoor Fireworks, but there sure are fireworks. It’s...

Eminem and Lil Wayne google their lyrics...

It turns out that being a prolific wordsmith can lead to unwanted repetition, and how in 2020 do we avoid that? If you’re...

Reading and Leeds 2020 Officially Cancelled

Let’s face it, we’ve all assumed Reading and Leeds festival wouldn’t happen in 2020 due to the plaque, but...

Hurts reveal their code: new song this...

Last week the Hurts’ social accounts sprung into life, dropping a code and all sorts of hints… so...

More Festival Cancellations

At this point, assume everything in 2020 is cancelled, but there’s been a few more announcements.   Primavera Sound...

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...