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Jamie xx Announces Debut Album

Jamie xx Announces Debut Album

Jamie xx will release his debut album In Colour on June 1, 2015 on Young Turks. The eleven track LP includes previous releases "Girl" and "Sleep Sound" as well as forthcoming single "Loud Places," which features vocals from The xx bandmate; Romy Madley Croft. Watch the Simon Halsall and Jean-Baptiste Fugger-directed video to "Loud Places" below.   In addition, a fourth taster from In Colour - album opener "Gosh" - has also been made available…

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Lollapalooza 2015

Lollapalooza 2015

Austin, Texas-based C3 Presents has announced the official line-up for Lollapalooza 2015 to take place in Chicago’s Grant Park, 31 July-2 August. Top-billed for Friday, 31 July are Paul McCartney, The Weeknd, alt-J and Alabama Shakes. Other “day one” highlights include Philadelphia’s The War on Drugs, Father John Misty, Radiohead drummer Philip Selway, New Zealand bother-sister duo Broods, Atlanta rapper Young Thug and Canadian rock duo Black Pistol…

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Amy Winehouse Documentary

Amy Winehouse Documentary

Amy is a documentary depicting the life and story of Amy Winehouse, one of the greatest singers and songwriters of the Twenty-first century. The documentary film will be realeased in the UK July 3, just before the fourth anniversary of the singer’s death.  Amy is directed by British filmmaker Asif Kapadia, and features previously unseen archive footage and unheard tracks. Kapadia’s 2010 documentary Senna, about late Formula One star Ayrton Senna,…

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Toots Hibbert & Gov't Mule Premiere

Toots Hibbert & Gov't Mule Premiere

Rock torchbearers Gov’t Mule are celebrating their 20th anniversary with an extensive tour and a series of dynamic live archival releases that highlight the group’s versatility and epic, fearless live performances.  The third release in this series, following on from last December’s Dark Side of the Mule and January’s Sco-Mule, is Dub Side of the Mule, which will be released on April 6, 2015, and shines a light on Mule’s fabled New Year’s Eve 2006…

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Independent Label Market: London - Playlist

Independent Label Market: London - Playlist

Independent Label Market have added a third market to their London calendar in 2015. The first of these will be the debut Easter edition returning to Old Spitalfields Market on Saturday 28th March. Once again, Independent Label Market will be supported by AIM - the Association of Independent Music.  The market represents a great social gathering for music lovers, as well as a chance to get hold of exclusive, signed, rarities, test pressings’ and…

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Courtney Barnett Debut Album

Courtney Barnett Debut Album

Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit is Courtney Barnett's debut album, out now on Mom+Pop Music, and available to purchase here.  Following up from the critically lauded The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas in 2013, Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit cements Barnett’s standing as one of the most distinctive voices in indie rock, mixing witty, often hilarious observations with devastating self-assessment.  The Melbourne-based…

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The Cribs - For All My Sisters

The Cribs - For All My Sisters

Blog posts about bands will often begin by explaining how and where the various members of a band met, thus notching up the word count with largely pointless anecdotes about part-time jobs working in kitchens, or cleaning toilets. Thankfully, there are bands for which this is not an option, and one of these bands is The Cribs. One of the most consistent bands to come out of the last decade, and the years therein characterised by angular irreverent British…

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20 Brighton Bands You Need To Hear Now!

20 Brighton Bands You Need To Hear Now!

There’s a natural abundance of freakishly good musicians in the cultural mecca that is Brighton. From Fatboy Slim to British Sea Power, Brighton is a musical melting pot, full of different genres and artists that feed from one another’s musical talents. Having spawned bands such as Royal Blood, The Wytches and Bat For Lashes over recent years, we took to Brighton to find the best acts.   Theo VerneyProducer and multi-instrumentalist Theo Verney…

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Pete McKee: 15 Yrs of Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs, Limited Edition Prints

Pete McKee: 15 Yrs of Teenage Cancer Trust Gigs, Limited…

Regular readers will be no strangers to the work of Pete McKee and his support of the Teenage Cancer Trust, his previous posters for Noel Gallagher selling out in minutes. 2015 will see the 25th anniversary of the first Teenage Cancer Trust unit opening and the 15th year of the charity’s concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, curated by The Who front man and charity patron, Roger Daltrey CBE.  This year's concerts, and posters, celebrate the performances…

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Moon Duo - New album and UK dates

Moon Duo - New album and UK dates

The release of Moon Duo's third album, 'Shadow Of The Sun' (out now via Sacred Bones) is to be supported by an extensive tour, taking in US, European and UK venues. For a taste of what's on the album, check out the very entertaining no skateboarding video that accompanies 'Animal', taken from 'Shadow Of The Sun'. Formed in San Francisco in 2009 by Wooden Shijps guitarist Ripley Johnson and Sanae Yamada, Moon Duo’s earlier releases cemented their…

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Coasts - Modern Love

Coasts are an anthemic indie-rock band from Bristol, proving to be a band who are relentlessly on the rise. With influences ranging from Foals to The Cure,…

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The Skints - FM

The Skints - FM

East London reggae four-piece The Skints have unveilled their highly anticipated third album, ‘FM', the opener for which is the superb tune ‘This Town’ (feat. Tippa Irie & Horseman).   Set on the hottest day in the city on record at imaginary London pirate radio station The Big FM / Frequency Murderation, 103.Skints, the album is inspired by a time when the young band used to drive around in guitarist Josh Waters Rudge’s car, tuning in to the…

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Laura Welsh Playlist

Laura Welsh Playlist

Singer, writer, and producer Laura Welsh is a very modern kind of pop artist. Having scored a Top 10 hit as the co-writer and vocalist on Gorgon City’s massive summer anthem Here For You last summer, she will release her highly anticipated debut album Soft Control on March 9th on Outsiders/Polydor, which feature Break The Fall, Cold Front, Unravel, and Ghosts, plus an incredible duet with John Legend, Hardest Part. Preorder Soft Control here. Read…

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Joe Pug

Joe Pug

Chicago, IL to Austin, TX transplant Joe Pug is set to release this third LP, Windfall, on 10 March via Lightning Rod Records in the United States and Loose Music in Europe. In a statement issued via his publicist, Pug explains, "The aim on [Windfall] was very straightforward. We wanted to capture the music just the way we play it, with minimal production. It was a very back to basics approach because ultimately that's what I love about music, and…

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10 Psych Bands You Need to Hear

Pioneered by The Beatles, The Byrds and the Yardbirds, psychedelia has been hugely influential on music across the world. Over the past few years we have…

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Bipolar Sunshine

Bipolar Sunshine

Bipolar Sunshine is the Manchester-raised, alternative pop sound of Adio Marchant. With an eclectic new-age ambient soundscape and melancholy soulful lyrics, he conjures up the romance of escapism, drawing inspiration from life's wonders and imperfections. He has built an avid following through the release of two EPs and a collection of singles, most recently with 'Deckchairs on the Moon' and 'Future (Part 1)' ft. Goldlink, and with live shows, including…

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Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live comes to Taiwan for 2015!

Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live comes to Taiwan for 2015!

Fred Perry's Sub-Sonic Live, and The Charlatans, are coming to Taiwan in March 2015, for the very first time! The event will feature UK Britpop legends, The Charlatans with support from Taiwanese band, 1976. The event will take place at Neo Studio in Taipei on 22nd March 2015. This will be the first time that UK Legends, The Charlatans, innovators in both the Britpop movement and the Madchester scene, have played in Taiwan! The band have just released their…

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Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live: The Charaltans to play Tokyo and Osaka!

Fred Perry Sub-Sonic Live: The Charaltans to play Tokyo…

UK Britpop legends, The Charlatans, return to Japan after five years for Fred Perry Subculture's Sub-Sonic Live event! Following the success of the September 2014 event, the next Sub-Sonic Live to take place in Japan will see The Charlatans take to the stage in Tokyo and Osaka! This will be the first time The Charlatans, innovators in both the Britpop movement and the Madchester scene, have played in Japan for half a decade! The band will be joined…

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The Incredible Magpie Band Premiere!

The Incredible Magpie Band, majestic rock n’ roll Wakefield five piece, are poised to release their eponymous debut album, on 11th May. Eleven short, sharp,…

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The London Int'l Ska Festival 2015

The London Int'l Ska Festival 2015

The London Int'l Ska Festival returns to the capital this Easter weekend, on 2nd to 5th April, for a series of 21 unique events at famed and iconic London venues.  The festival, which launched in 1988, celebrates all things ska, from it's roots in rhythm and blues, mento and calypso, through its Jamaican originators and onto rocksteady, reggae, dub, 2 Tone, skapunk and beyond. Amongst the 50+ acts this years headliners include;  Lee Scratch Perry,…

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