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Bearded Theory 2018 With Robert Plant Jimmy Cliff, Jake Bugg & Sleaford Mods

Multi-award winning West Midlands festival Bearded Theory have announced an astonishing line-up for 2018, securing a rare festival performance by one of the world’s greatest rock and roll voices, Robert Plant, to headline on Saturday night. The former Led Zeppelin...

Ferris & Sylvester: Americana SW16 Style

With 2018 a blank canvas to paint with exciting new musical talent, Ferris & Sylvester’s modern take on Brit folk is a great place to start. The singer-songwriting duo release their forthcoming EP Made in Streatham on 2 February 2018 to follow up last year’s...

Will Varley Seven Days Video, New Album & Tour.

Seven Days is from Will Varley's new single taken from his forthcoming album Spirit Of Minnie which is released on 9th Feb. Will wrote Seven Days in acknowledgement of those fleeting milestone moments in life that we let slip by us. He's single-handedly created this...

King King Taking Exile & Grace All Over The Place

King King are embarking on a UK tour that kicks off with their biggest London gig yet. The blues-rock quartet play Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 17th January 2018 before making their way to Birmingham, Bath, Edinburgh, and Sheffield over the following weeks. The tour is...

Black Deer An Americana & Country Festival With Passenger & Iron & Wine

Bringing you an experience like no other, Black Deer Festival promises you a jam-packed weekend of celebrating all things Americana and Country!  Black Deer mixes a fantastic music line-up backed with food, workshops, special curated area's including one from...

Cambridge Folk Festival Sparkling Line Up for 2018

Cambridge Folk Festival has announced the first headliners for the 2018 line-up. Saturday night’s headline slot will see the iconic Patti Smith and her band onstage while Sunday night’s headliner is the legendary John Prine. performing over the August 2-5 weekend.  ...

Black Country Communion Sway Into Hammersmith

Black Country Communion may, as Glenn Hughes says more than once tonight, be a band built on friendship. But they’re also a band built on supreme talent. Best known for his time with Dream Theater, the six-packed Derek Sherinian is one of those players who can...

Local Groups Wanted For Goldsmiths MA Radio Live

Local music groups are being sought to perform at a new event that's part of Goldsmiths MA Radio course. Each year, Masters of Arts Radio students are challenged to create programmes in the style of a variety of radio genres, such as music and speech and, this year,...

Leicester’s Handmade Festival Goes From Strength To Strength

Handmade Festival will be returning to Leicester’s O2 Academy in 2018 for two days of the finest music, comedy, art, film, performance and photography, hand-picked and carefully curated. The festival will take place on 5th & 6th May 2018. As such, Handmade Festival...

Fallen Angels Offer Smoke Signals to the Ancient Gods:  Fields of the Nephilim Live

With few commercial releases in the last decade Fields of the Nephilim have relied on their status as one of the original and most influential British goth rock bands to maintain their fan base.   From their musical style to their carefully cultivated look, they set a...
Five Finger Death Punch Knock Out Wembley Arena

Five Finger Death Punch Knock Out Wembley Arena

  Metal is all about volume and intensity. Which is exactly what Of Mice And Men supply as they kick off a night of guttural vocals, guitar riffs of sledgehammer subtlety, soul-shaking drum fills, chest thumping, and sweaty, screaming, moshing fans at Wembley Arena....

Ferris & Sylvester: Americana SW16 Style

Ferris & Sylvester: Americana SW16 Style

With 2018 a blank canvas to paint with exciting new musical talent, Ferris & Sylvester’s modern take on Brit folk is a great place to start. The singer-songwriting duo release their forthcoming EP Made in Streatham on 2 February 2018 to follow up last year’s...

Jim White Keeps His Destination In Mind

Jim White Keeps His Destination In Mind

Jim White describes himself as a “singer/songwriter, author, fine art photographer, crackpot philosopher, folk artist, record producer, film maker, dad”. But the multi-hyphenate, who’s just released his sixth solo album Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, could also add...

Black Country Communion Sway Into Hammersmith

Black Country Communion Sway Into Hammersmith

Black Country Communion may, as Glenn Hughes says more than once tonight, be a band built on friendship. But they’re also a band built on supreme talent. Best known for his time with Dream Theater, the six-packed Derek Sherinian is one of those players who can...

Yellow Submarine Returns To Cinemas July 2018

Yellow Submarine Returns To Cinemas July 2018

Beatles fans who enjoyed the broadcasting of 8 Days A Week over the Christmas period will be delighted to hear that there is another treat to look forward to in the Summer. This is surely a not-to-be-missed opportunity for all fans of the Fab Four. Picturehouse...

Local Groups Wanted For Goldsmiths MA Radio Live

Local Groups Wanted For Goldsmiths MA Radio Live

Local music groups are being sought to perform at a new event that's part of Goldsmiths MA Radio course. Each year, Masters of Arts Radio students are challenged to create programmes in the style of a variety of radio genres, such as music and speech and, this year,...

JW Jones Raises The Temperature @ London’s Borderline

JW Jones Raises The Temperature @ London’s Borderline

JW Jones is an award-winning Canadian blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He has released eight studio albums, performed in 19 countries, toured four continents, and played with legends like Buddy Guy, Canned Heat, and Red Hot Chili Peppers phenomenon Chad Smith....

Black Country Communion Sway Into Hammersmith

Black Country Communion Sway Into Hammersmith

Black Country Communion may, as Glenn Hughes says more than once tonight, be a band built on friendship. But they’re also a band built on supreme talent. Best known for his time with Dream Theater, the six-packed Derek Sherinian is one of those players who can...

Five Finger Death Punch Knock Out Wembley Arena

Five Finger Death Punch Knock Out Wembley Arena

  Metal is all about volume and intensity. Which is exactly what Of Mice And Men supply as they kick off a night of guttural vocals, guitar riffs of sledgehammer subtlety, soul-shaking drum fills, chest thumping, and sweaty, screaming, moshing fans at Wembley Arena....

Extreme Get The Funk Out Live At Brixton Academy

Extreme Get The Funk Out Live At Brixton Academy

Extreme formed an essential part of the soundtrack to my youth. Their debut album may have looked (and let’s be honest here) sounded like an offering from a formulaic late eighties hair metal band, but with the release of Pornograffitti and III Sides To Every Story,...

Bombs Away As One OK Rock Hit Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Bombs Away As One OK Rock Hit Shepherd’s Bush Empire

One OK Rock are, to use a familiar phrase, big in Japan. So big in fact that last summer, across two shows at Shizuoka’s Nagisaen Park, the band played to a total of 110 000 fans. Captured in the forthcoming concert film 2016 Special Live In Nagisaen, the gigs were on...

Robert Plant Shifts Space And Time At Royal Albert Hall

Robert Plant Shifts Space And Time At Royal Albert Hall

Like every well-worn rock ‘n roll story, Robert Plant’s has definite touchstones. He possesses one of the genre’s finest voices. He’s the original golden god who, with Led Zeppelin, defined what it is to be a rock star. He’s not one for nostalgia, turning his back on...

Jim White Keeps His Destination In Mind

Jim White Keeps His Destination In Mind

Jim White describes himself as a “singer/songwriter, author, fine art photographer, crackpot philosopher, folk artist, record producer, film maker, dad”. But the multi-hyphenate, who’s just released his sixth solo album Waffles, Triangles & Jesus, could also add...

Kobra And The Lotus Guitarist Jasio Kulakowski Prevails

Kobra And The Lotus Guitarist Jasio Kulakowski Prevails

Kobra and the Lotus were back in the UK in December, as part of their world tour supporting their album Prevail I (released in May 2017 on Napalm Records). Gunnar Mallon caught up with the band's very chilled-out guitarist Jasio Kulakowski before their show at...

Albums Of The Year 2017

In a bumper year of great albums it has been so difficult for every one of our photographers and journalists to choose their best albums of the year. 2017 saw album releases from Bleachers, Noel Gallagher, Perfume Genius, St Vincent, Lorde, Killers, Liam, Arcade Fire,...

Terra Lightfoot Shares New Mistakes

"I write lots of songs, but usually I don't write them from other people's perspectives," admits Terra Lightfoot. "But I met a woman in Canada a couple of years back who's so inspiring to me that I had to write her a song. Her name is Norma Gale and she played bass."...

Yellow Submarine Returns To Cinemas July 2018

Beatles fans who enjoyed the broadcasting of 8 Days A Week over the Christmas period will be delighted to hear that there is another treat to look forward to in the Summer. This is surely a...

Will Varley Seven Days Video, New Album & Tour.

Seven Days is from Will Varley's new single taken from his forthcoming album Spirit Of Minnie which is released on 9th Feb. Will wrote Seven Days in acknowledgement of those fleeting milestone...

ShitKid’s New EP Declares This Is It

ShitKid, the anti-popstar from Sweden, is back with Yooouuu. The first single from upcoming EP This Is It channels ‘90s grunge as it describes the ending of a relationship and obsessing over...

Titus Andronicus Shift Up In The Messy Environment

Since debuting in 2008, Titus Andronicus, also know henceforth as +@,  has been conditioning faithful listeners to always expect only the unexpected, consistently zigging where others would zag and...

Escape The Fate Are Human, And Headed To The UK

Escape The Fate are kicking off 2018 with a flurry of activity. In January and February they’re heading to the UK for a headline tour. In February they also release their new studio album, I Am...

Manic Street Preachers Return With International Blue

Manic Street Preachers are back with their first new music in three years. International Blue is the lead single from the Welsh trio’s forthcoming album Resistance Is Futile and spiritually marks a...

Calexico Reveal Voices In The Field

Calexico, who return with their ninth studio album in January, are building anticipation for its release with a new single. Voices In The Field, says vocalist/guitarist Joey Burns, draws inspiration...

Charlotte Gainsbourg Is Lying With You In Her New Video

Charlotte Gainsbourg revisits her youth (and actual childhood home) in the self-directed video for Lying With You. The latest offering from her album Rest was filmed in the house that belonged to...

Noah Gundersen Drops Number One Hit Of The Summer

Noah Gundersen, who played sold-out shows in Manchester and London in September, is returning to the capital in March. But first the Seattle-based singer-songwriter is releasing new single Number...

Five Finger Death Punch: A Decade of Destruction Album & Tour

Los Angeles-based multi-platinum hard rock band, Five Finger Death Punch are excited to reveal that they will be releasing a greatest hits album, A Decade of Destruction on December 1st. The...

Photography

Black Star Riders Bound For Glory @ Academy Sheffield

Black Star Riders Bound For Glory @ Academy Sheffield

In their short lifetime, Black Star Riders have managed what few bands achieve in a career and that is to create a dedicated fan-base who will travel many miles to see them perform their cheerful blend of good-mood hard rock - many of whom made their way to the O2...

Stone Sour Are Fabuless At Brixton Academy

Stone Sour Are Fabuless At Brixton Academy

Corey Taylor was 24 when he joined Slipknot. Now he’s 44 and wondering out loud in interviews how much longer his body can meet the physical demands of fronting metal’s most energetic live band. Based on his performance with his other band, Stone Sour, the singer...

Samantha Fish Gets The Voodoo Working At Borderline

Samantha Fish Gets The Voodoo Working At Borderline

Some artists, like AC/DC, specialise in familiarity. Others, like Kate Bush, Bjork, and now Samantha Fish, specialise in surprise. The singer-songwriter-guitarist has been looking beyond her blues base to incorporate elements like Americana, ‘50s rock ‘n roll, vintage...

Rock Show & Festivals

King King Taking Exile & Grace All Over The Place

King King Taking Exile & Grace All Over The Place

King King are embarking on a UK tour that kicks off with their biggest London gig yet. The blues-rock quartet play Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 17th January 2018 before making their way to Birmingham, Bath, Edinburgh, and Sheffield over the following weeks. The tour is...

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Manic Street Preachers Return With International Blue

Manic Street Preachers Return With International Blue

Manic Street Preachers are back with their first new music in three years. International Blue is the lead single from the Welsh trio’s forthcoming album Resistance Is Futile and spiritually marks a return to their punk-rock roots following the electronic influences...

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Pearl Jam To Return To London’s O2 Arena In 2018

Pearl Jam To Return To London’s O2 Arena In 2018

Grunge and rock fans, your prayers have been heard. The legendary Pearl Jam are returning to the UK as a part of their Live 2018 European tour. The 14-date trek will kick off in Amsterdam on 12th of June  and stop in at London's O2 Arena for two days of music on 18th...

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