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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...

Black Deer Focus: Redwood

One of the great things about Black Deer Festival is that it’s not a cliché. While many people see a festival...

The new Chemical Brothers video has a dog...

There’s a new Chemical Brothers song out, so of course there’s a crazy video for it. Given that ‘We’ve...

If you think your career is going badly:...

Ever have one of those days when you think your career has stalled, your job is shit and things aren’t going well?...

Glastonbury gives the ticket resale dates

Glastonbury is always a highlight of the festival calendar, but it’s currently very sold out. However, there will be two...

The Black Keys Return Without Missing A Beat

Five years ago The Black Keys walked away from fame to pursue different routes through music, but today we have a comeback...

Bestival has fallen out with the police

Over the years we’ve seen a lot of disagreements between people organising festivals and those hired, and there’s...

Here’s the Good Omens Trailer

Good Omens is a book by two of the finest creative minds of modern Britain: Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman. It was written...

Cosmic Balance: everything Detective...

Imagine there was a cosmic balance, an order to the universe. It might mean that for everything the forthcoming Detective...

Kanye West’s contract bans him from retiring

We’re not going for the easy joke, but imagine if you’re Kanye West. You’ve got a wide range of interests,...

RIP Luke Perry

Actor Luke Parry has died after suffering a stroke at the weekend. He was 52. Perry was known to one generation as the star of...

RIP Prodigy legend Keith Flint

We have very sad news this morning: the Prodigy’s Keith Flint has died. He was just 49. He became the face of the...

Black Deer Focus: Mountains

London four piece Mountains have an album called ‘Dust in the Glare.’   Dust?   Dust isn’t quite...

Here’s new Marina

Marine, newly shorn of her Diamonds suffix, is back back back, with the Love + Fear LP dropping April 26th. We’ve already...

Black Deer Festival will also take you to...

Black Deer Festival has always included more than the sounds of Americana, with a focus on other culture, as well as food and...

George RR Martin turned down a cameo in...

George RR Martin has been experiencing a late career renaissance thanks to Game of Thrones, and as Stan Lee has made...

Cypress Hill will do Black Sunday in full...

Cypress Hill’s 1993 album Black Sunday gave the world Insane in the Brian, as well pushing forward a crossover of massive...

Indonesia deems Ed Sheeran pornographic

Ed Sheeran gets a lot of stick, but we like him…and even if you dislike the man and his music, surely even you must...

The new Detective Pikachu trailer looks...

We’re not joking, we are genuinely excited for a Pokemon movie… but with all due respect to previous ones,...

Glastonbury has permission to increase...

Over recent years the team behind Glastonbury festival (led by the excellent Eavis family) have worked hard to keep the peace...

Here’s new Foals: Sunday

With a new LP coming soon, Foals have dripped out another song. ‘Sunday’ begins in a dreamlike way that made us...

Burning Up Time by Nic Howden

With a new album and a documentary pending, funding in fits and starts from the beleaguered Pledge Music re the latter, the...

Black Deer Focus: The Wandering Hearts

We first saw The Wandering Hearts in a music video which perfectly fitted their sound: dusty roads, US flags, bourbon soaked...

Cornwall’s Boardmasters Festival has one...

Boardmasters is taking place August 7th to 11th in two locations in Cornwall, Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay, and the lineup...

The Jussie Smollett Situation Deepens

Recently, it looked like Empire star Jussie Smollett had been the victim of a hate crime. He was beaten up, had a noose wrapped...

Morrissey gives details of boycott...

In 2006, Morrissey said he was boycotting Canada in protest at the seal clubbing industry within the country, and for many...

Trailer: The Motley Crue biopic looks...

Netflix have turned ‘The Dirt: Confessions Of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band’ into a biopic, and...

Bikini Kill Announce First UK Date in 23...

Bikini Kill haven’t played in the UK for a long time, because they haven’t been around for a long time, in fact the...

Bombay Bicycle Club Announce Return and...

You might remember that in January, Bombay Bicycle Club announced their return with a pretty obscure posting. Well, we now have...

Meghan Trainor’s new press release is...

Meghan Trainor continues in her quest to be known for something other than a song built around a poor joke about fat arses, and...

Black Deer Focus: Steak

Steak have an EP called Corned Beef Colossus.   I mean we’re won over already, but some of you might need more...

Neverworld announce acts including Black...

Neverworld is taking place in Hever, Kent from August 1st to 4th 2019, and no it’s not some dystopian commentary, the...

China’s largest newspaper doesn’t know...

We’re not here to bash furries, we love people having many different lifestyles. But there is something very sweetly...

Here’s Bury A Friend live for first time

As the media encourages us to speak about mental health, it seems strange that Billie Eilish’s new hit should be such an...

Sleaford Mods are the latest band to moan...

The backlash against the marvellous blending of cultures produced the appropriation movement, a chorus of self interested moans...

Black Deer Festival: New Acts Announced

Black Deer Festival’s sophomore season is June 21st to 23rd 2019, in Eridge Park in Kent. You’ve already seen some...

Will Smith as a blue genie is a bit odd...

Last night saw a premiere: the first trailer for Disney / Guy Ritchie’s live action version of Aladdin. But let’s...

Black Deer Focus: Worry Dolls

We’re not sure there’s a better name for a band than Worry Dolls if you want to soundtrack events in both the US...

Idlewild: new song and album info

We’re not sure how long a band have to exist to be veterans, but surely Idlewild count. After years of sterling service...

The Alan Partridge trailer looks maximum...

We’re not just excited for the new Alan Partridge series out of nostalgia, we’re excited because he’s bound...

Pet Sematary fans: don’t watch the...

There’s a trailer for the new adaption of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary, and it’s proving somewhat divisive....

Know a child who wants free lessons in...

The Foo Fighters have forged a connection with a music school called Rocksteady, and the result is a series of free workshops...

Stalker who slept in Taylor Swift’s home...

Taylor Swift has a problem with stalkers, and this is about the third we can think of without even googling. The chap in...

HMV: partially saved but some stores closing

One hundred of HMV’s stores have been purchased by Doug Putnam and will remain a going concern, while twenty seven stores...

Looks like Frank Ocean is releasing...

And so, dear reader, we return to the world of the cryptic hint, in which a musician decides to avoid expensive PR campaigns...

The new Twilight Zone starts perfectly

The rebooted Twilight Zone got a teaser trailer during the Super Bowl, and it started off perfectly: it didn’t appear as...

Russian Doll will make you hate this song

We don’t wish to spoiler Netflix’s new show Russian Doll, but let’s just say there’s a lot of dying in...

Black Deer Focus: Morganway

Having travelled the world in the first few episodes of Black Deer Focus, we’re now coming to East Anglia. This is both...

Jane Goodall claims Jacko’s Bubbles was...

Jane Goodall knows a thing or two about primates, being one of the world’s best known experts on them. Bubbles is one of...

The Fiji Water Woman is Suing Fiji Water

You might be wondering why this article has no photo, and that’s because it’s all about a woman suing for her image...

Karen O’s cover of Bullet With Butterfly...

Karen O has done some songs for the Amazon Prime series Hanna, and it’s nice of Amazon to remind us Prime has other uses...

Parklife announces great acts and...

It feels like every festival lineup we report on includes George Ezra, and today is no different. Parklife 2019 has gone down a...

Emily Eavis explains why Glastonbury can...

The 2017 version of the Glastonbury Festival gave over three million quid to charity, something that seems fantastic and...

Here’s new Interpol

Interpol are really strung out on new tune Fine Mess, which isn’t about Laurel and Hardy but a dubious pair doing...

Kendal Calling Announce Headliners

2019’s Kendal Calling is set in Lowther Deer Park, which is set in the Lake District, which is a wonderful place if you...

Black Deer Focus: William Crighton

The music and culture of Deep South America has spread all over the world, and if you’ve ever wondered what punky country...

Chris Brown is trying to troll his rape...

Chris Brown, the definite domestic abuser, has been accused of rape by a woman in Paris. He denies this, as is his right, but...

German Football League Adapts Mitchell...

We need to present an award to whoever runs the social media accounts of the Bundesliga, aka German’s top football...

Latitude Festival Headliners Revealed

Another day, another George Ezra headline appearance… The 2019 Latitude Festival is being held July 18th to 21st and the...

Weezer release surprise covers album

Weezer fans thought they were looking forward to March 1st for the release of the band’s Black album, but we’ve all...

Marilyn Manson joins Kris Kristofferson...

Country legend (and actor of such things as A Star Is Born) Kris Kristofferson had a surprise guest on stage with him recently:...

Biffy Clyro among confirmed Isle of Wight...

The Isle of Wight Festival will be returning for a fifty first year this 2019, and it’ll take place over the 13th to 16th...

Flight of the Conchords Announce Live Album

HBO turned Flight of the Conchord’s 2018 London shows into a special with the Ronseal name of Flight of the Conchords:...

Is Morrissey now too problematic for us...

We like Funko Pops, those oddly shaped novelty figures.   We used to like Morrissey, a man who has truly lived too long...

Foals are back back back

Foals have called their comeback single Exits, and that calm oddness is a perfect reflection of what you can stream below. A...

Ozzy Osbourne releases fluffy bat with...

Welcome to the world of band merchandise, when some coked up exec can go it’s been thirty seven years since Ozzy bit the...

Black Deer Focus: The Black Wizards

Nope, The Black Wizards aren’t characters from Dungeons and Dragons but a foursome who know that long, fuzzy songs are a...

New Vampire Weekend is coming: double...

Vampire Weekend are finally to release a new LP, and it’ll be coming later in the year. That’s a vague description...

Rammstein have an interesting way to...

Rammstein members Richard Kruspe and Paul Landers have been talking to Guitar World about their forthcoming album, and...

See Dave Grohl perform with Audioslave at...

Last night was ‘I Am The Highway’, a tribute concert to the late, great Chris Cornell whose proceeds went to...

Red Hot Chilli Peppers to Play the Great...

No, that’s not some new Casino in Vegas or something odd in the Mojave, we mean the actual Great Pyramids at Giza.  ...

The Son of the Ghostbusters director is...

The Bill Murray era Ghostbusters was directed by a chap called Ivan Reitman, and we awoke to the news that his son Jason is...

Fat White Family go to war in new video

Fat White Family’s Feet is a brilliant comeback single, and their new video is set during a fictional war… but...

Here’s the new Karen O and Danger Mouse...

The collaborative album between Karen O (sometimes of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Danger Mouse is definitely coming March 15th....

Cranberries release first song from final...

Following the death of Dolores O’Riordan, her band The Cranberries took the decision to finish the album they were...

Tidal accused of faking streaming figures

Obviously, when reporting allegations you have to be very careful, but the actual Norwegian police have launched a criminal...

Florence and the Machine debut rock song

Florence and the Machine’s music has become increasingly pastoral and floaty over the years, a far cry from the stark...

The Velvet Buzzsaw Trailer is Immense

You know how Netflix hit Stranger Things didn’t do anything original, but instead took a load of old ideas and did them...

The Gesaffelstein and Weeknd collab is here

Gesaffelstein and the Weeknd have collaborated again, and if you’re a fan of the former you might be worried it’s...

Here’s the new Fat White Family tune

Fat White Family are back! April 19th will see the new LP Serf’s Up and… wait a minute, are you sure?   Are...

An official Woodstock 50th Anniversary...

Woodstock is the most famous festival of all time, and 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary. Obviously, the world and his wife...

A new Chemical Brothers banger

Spring sees the release of a new Chemical Brothers album, titled ‘No Geography’ and that is, in itself, exciting...

Stormzy replies to critics of his...

Stormzy is headlining Glastonbury 2019, and while the festival has been moving with the times over the years some of potential...

Steve Coogan Speaks Partridge and When...

We have been excited for months now about the new series of Alan Partridge, which promised to take the berk into the world of...

Glastonbury announce Janelle Monae

Glastonbury can’t add Prince to the lineup for obvious reasons, but they have announced the closest thing we have to an...

Christian Bale and the Church of Satan:...

Christian Bale won an award last night at the Golden Globes for portraying former Vice-President and 100% war criminal Dick...

Tool album update: sort of getting closer

There is an update on the very long awaited new Tool album and… well it’s progress, but not actually release date...

A new James Blake album may be just weeks...

Reddit detectives have been at work again, and they may have discovered evidence of a new James Blake LP and a very close...