Your Pick

Music Preferences

Simply create your homepage by ticking the genres that interest you. The site will remember your preferences on your return.

Search for other tags, genres or countries and select to add to list.

Only 8 additional tags can be selected at any time

Login

Not Registered?

Creating an account means your 'Music Preference' and 'My Sub' will be saved for your next visit.

You can also login 'on the go' using your mobile device.

Click here to register

| Forgot my password
Close
Music News
Record Store Day 2014

Record Store Day 2014

It's that time of year again when music labels release exclusive material on vinyl or other hard to come by media, artists play intimate in-store shows, and every passionate crate-digger heads down to their local record shop to hunt for a shiny piece of sleeved treasure. Record Store Day 2014 takes place this Saturday 19th April across the globe, and is the biggest yet, with hundreds and hundreds of exclusive releases and reissues filling up shops…

Read article
George Barnett Playlist

George Barnett Playlist

The Multi-instrumental and highly talented George Barnett performs, writes and produces all his own songs, including all the instruments within, supported only by a band when he plays live. He also films and edits his own videos, and prefers not to be confined by genre with his songs containing a fresh mix of beats and melodies which defy pigeon-holing.  Ahead of his anticipated performance at Dot to Dot Festival this May George has given a glimpse…

Read article
Dot to Dot 2014 Playlist

Dot to Dot 2014 Playlist

Listen to tracks from the artists appearing at this year's Dot to Dot Festival. Over 50 tracks, from over 50 artists, with more still to come. Enter our competition for the chance to win a Dot to Dot Festival package here.  

Read article
Lulu James - Beautiful People

Lulu James - Beautiful People

One of the best things to have come out of Newcastle, the self-declared bringer of '21st Century Soul', Lulu James has released the first track off her imminent new EP, 'Beautiful People' with deep house elements, crunching minimal bass-synths, and of course, Lulu's trademark hauntingly sharp vocals. The Electro-soul starlet is quietly gaining more and more dedicated fans, and there is no doubt she will be continuing on this upwards journey. The…

Read article
Stephen Emmer Premier

Stephen Emmer Premier

  ‘Untouchable’is a poignant ballad of loss and epic heartbreak, combined with a celebration of life and love. Composed and arranged by Stephen Emmer, the lyrics were written and performed by Glenn Gregory of the pioneering 80’s synth pop band Heaven 17.  Coming out of the Sheffield electronic music scene in the early 80’s, Heaven 17 have accrued 7 top 40 hit singles and 4 top 40 albums reaching Platinum status throughout their glittering career.…

Read article
Subculture talks to Hollie Cook

Subculture talks to Hollie Cook

With the release of her new album 'Twice' imminent, we speak to Hollie Cook about reggae, punk, working with Prince Fatty, supporting Ziggy Marley, having a Sex Pistol for your dad and more. For anyone who hasn’t heard your music yet, how would you describe your sound? I normally go for something along the lines of tropical, psychedelic, disco, lovers’ soul. Tell us about your new album, ‘Twice’. It’s my second album, it’s kind of different…

Read article

Cloud Nothings

To coincide with the 1 April release of their new album Here And Nowhere Else, Cleveland, Ohio’s Cloud Nothings are sharing the Ryan Manning-directed promotional…

Read article
Terry Hall - Subculture DJ Sessions

Terry Hall - Subculture DJ Sessions

February 2014 saw Specials front-man and iconic singer/songwriter, Terry Hall, present a weekly show on BBC Radio 6 Music, and this has inspired him to delve into his expansive and eclectic record collection for a series of DJ sessions at House Of Wolf, a multi-sensory pleasure palace set in one of London's earliest listed music halls, in Upper Street, Islington.  In true Terry style he wants to keep it understated and off the beaten track. The sessions…

Read article

WOOL

Raleigh, North Carolina’s WOOL has just released the new single “Stars” with a full-length album scheduled for late summer, 2014. The appropriately titled…

Read article
Ziggy Marley Playlist

Ziggy Marley Playlist

Ziggy Marley is soon to release the highly anticipated latest vehicle of expression; the album 'Fly Rasta', represented a galactic sonic journey .  The six-time Grammy Award winner began working on 'Fly Rasta' in Spring 2013, enlisted producer Dave Cooley to join him on the adventure.  Recording began shortly thereafter with the help of friends old and new, including The Melody Makers (sisters Cedella Marley and Sharon Marley, and singer Rica Newell);…

Read article
Bombay Bicycle Club Interview

Bombay Bicycle Club Interview

North London indie outfit Bombay Bicycle Club have quietly become one of the most successful young British bands of their generation. They released their first album 'I Had The Blues But I Shook Them Loose' in 2008 and shortly afterwards won the NME New Band Award beating The XX and Mumford & Sons. With a plethora of nominations and awards humbly received, and past album sales reaching gold status, the band are one of the most talented yet reserved…

Read article
EMA - The Future's Void

EMA - The Future's Void

The DIY punk ethics of EMA (the outward persona of Erika M. Anderson) came to our attention in 2011 with her solo debut 'Past Life Martyred Saints', and before that as half of Gowns. Both worthy credits, but it is the upcoming second EMA album 'The Future's Void' which is currently offering a package of tantalizing glimpses of some emergent subculture in 2014. Leaving the Norse mythology and inward reflection of 'Past Life Martyred Saints' behind,…

Read article
Drowners

Drowners

Taking their name from the game-changing Suede hit and proudly brandishing a logo that marries the U.S. flag to the Union Jack, Brooklyn’s Drowners are unrepentant Anglophiles even if they do exude a certain NYC-cool. Chalk this up, perhaps, to lead singer Matthew Hitt’s Welsh heritage (or maybe a cool record collection passed down from an older brother), but the band’s self-titled debut is a trans-Atlantic delight. Opening cut “Ways to Phrase a…

Read article

Vånna Inget headlines Sweden Sub-Sonic Live

On Friday 18th April 2014, the latest Sweden Sub-Sonic Live installment will take place at Pustervik, featuring live performances from VÅNNA INGET and…

Read article
Modstock 2014

Modstock 2014

50 years ago, the Mod movement was born. A British Youth Subculture concerned with specific music, fashions, art and designs, the movement focused on looking forward with a clean living, modern mentality. 1964 saw the formation of The Who and The Kinks, soon followed by Small Faces and Love Affair. At the same time, Mods flocked to the seaside towns such as Margate and Brighton, to engage in scooter runs, visit clubs, and join in scrapes such as…

Read article
20,000 Days on Earth

20,000 Days on Earth

With its title taken from a calculation scrawled in one of Nick Cave’s notebooks - the age he was when starting work on his latest album 'Push the Sky', the film 20,000 Days on Earth records 24 hours in the life of Nick Cave, the frontman of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Grinderman. Shot in secrecy, 20,000 Days on Earth premiered at Sundance to rapturous applause. Taking home two awards – for directing and editing, the jury described the documentary…

Read article
Vicky McClure & Jonny Owen Playlist

Vicky McClure & Jonny Owen Playlist

There has been a huge amount of hype around the recent release of new film Svengali, which follows the story of Dixie (Jonny Owen) and his girlfriend Shell (Vicky McClure) who leave their small Welsh hometown and move to London to fulfil Dixie's dream of managing a band that will one day stand shoulder to shoulder in the rock hall of fame with the likes of The Stone Roses and The Sex Pistols. The film started life as a cult online series on YouTube,…

Read article
Dexters Interview

Dexters Interview

East London 5-piece, Dexters, today release their debut album ‘Shimmer Gold’ on Acid Jazz Records, preceded by single 'Recover' which was released March 10th. Having already supported The Courteeners, Miles Kane, The View and Glasvegas on UK tours, this month they embark on their own extensive UK tour. For tour dates and links to purchase the album, head over to their band website. www.dextersband.co.uk Tom Rowlett - Dexter's frontman, has kindly…

Read article
Pete McKee - Thud, Crackle, Pop

Pete McKee - Thud, Crackle, Pop

“This is my homage to vinyl and the glory of the 12” sleeve, to those making a living out of vinyl, those DJs and record shop owners who dedicate their lives to the black stuff and to us who buy and cherish it.”  Sheffield artist Pete Mckee has announced plans of an upcoming pop-up exhibition in London, celebrating all things vinyl. On the inspiration for the new body of work, Pete McKee said: “It's a celebration of all things vinyl. While music…

Read article
Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye Remix Joan As Police Woman

Greg Wilson & Derek Kaye Remix Joan As Police Woman

Our favourite disco/funk expert, Greg Wilson, along with cohort Derek Kaye, has remixed the lead single from Joan As Police Woman's new album 'The Classic' (out now). Wilson and Kaye have put some funk in the trunk on 'Holy City', a track which already exhibited a good deal of Motown beat and soul. Listen to the superb result below: Find out more about Greg Wilson's thoughts on remixing of the track over on his blog at www.gregwilson.co.uk The…

Read article