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Florence + The Machine Strike It Intimate

Florence + The Machine have today announced a short series of tiny shows across the UK and US next month, no doubt to showcase material from their hotly anticipated fourth studio album following the surprise release of brand new track Sky Full Of Song, which appeared on 7” vinyl for this year’s Record Store Day. The tour will kick off at Halifax’s Victoria Theatre and close out its UK leg at London’s Royal Festival Hall before taking in three dates across Brooklyn and Los Angeles in the US. Check out the A.G Rojas-directed video for Sky Full Of Song...

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Incubus Point Their Magic 8-Ball At Europe

Multi-platinum alt-rock icons Incubus celebrated the 20th anniversary of their major label debut album in 2017 with the release of  their eighth studio album, itself entitled 8. And following it’s success, peaking at number 4 on the US album charts, the rockers will be bringing the likes of hit single Nimble Bastard and other instantly classic Incubus songs such as Glitterbomb and State Of The Art to Europe alongside a plethora of classics from their simply massive back catalogue. The Californian five-piece, led by frontman Brandon Boyd, have consistently delivered records blending DJ mixing and heavy guitars with Boyd’s instantly recognisable vocals, and...

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Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson Have Bad Dreams

Nine years on from their first collaboration, New Jersey native Pete Yorn and Hollywood A-lister Scarlett Johansson have returned, following up 2009 album Break Up with a new EP entitled Apart. The EP features four brand new songs and a new version of Tomorrow, a song that originally appeared on Yorn’s last album, 2016’s ArrangingTime. With Apart due out on 1st June, the duo have previewed the new release with single Bad Dreams and it’s accompanying video. Conceived by legendary director Sophie Muller, it takes Pete and Scarlett on a strange trip through the night where nothing is what it seems. Their relationship plays out through a series of surreal...

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Biffy Clyro Go Acoustic

Scots rock trio Biffy Clyro have announced the release of their first acoustic album in the shape of a live MTV Unplugged session, recorded at London’s fabulous Roundhouse venue last November. The set covered material from across their catalogue from early b-side Breatheher, hits Bubbles and Many Of Horror to latest album Ellipsis single Re-Arrange. It also presented the Kilmarnock-based rockers’ stripped-back rendition of Beach Boys classic God Only Knows to the North London crowd. New song Different Kind Of Love also featured in the set. As well as announcing the release of the album and accompanying DVD, the...

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Kacey Musgraves’ Golden Hour Soars

29-year-old Country superstar Kacey Musgraves has had a massive 12 months, from finally tying the knot with band member and fellow songwriter Ruston Kelly last year, headlining the 2018 C2C Festival’s Saturday night at London’s O2 Arena to releasing what is arguably her greatest record yet, in third studio album Golden Hour (yes, I’m skipping over 2016 holiday record A Very Kacey Christmas!). Following rave reviews from critics upon release last week, Golden Hour has debuted at number 6 on the Official UK Album Chart, her highest UK charting yet and a huge achievement for any Country record. And...

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Louis Berry Shares His Stumbling Video

One the best talents to emerge from Liverpool in recent years, Kirkby native Louis Berry shares the new video for his most personal single yet in the form of gospel-tinged, slow mover Stumbling. The haunting song allows Berry to showcase his tremendous voice, wrapped around emotionally charged lyrics. Written and produced by Berry alongside Marcus Foster from the band Seramic and Koz, the Grammy winning Canadian producer best known for his work with Kendrick Lamar his album To Pimp A Butterfly and recent BRIT Awards sensation Dua Lipa on her acclaimed self-titled debut. The video was directed by Ella Jones...

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Bay Breathes New Life Live @ The Electric Brixton

He was the UK’s favourite pop artist of 2015. He was adored for his long hair, his sexually alluring voice and (of course) ‘the hat’. But the James Bay that was, was no longer. Adamant to change his identity, Bay has, for the past few years, focused on an evolutionary journey that would allow him to not only remain relevant, but true to himself. This year, he took this notion from concept to reality with the release of his latest album Electric Lights. And so Thursday night was the 27 year old Hertfordshire man’s opportunity to prove himself as a...

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Snow Patrol Scratch Their Seven Year Itch

Seven years is a long time in the music world. Aspiring children have grown up and stormed the charts. Whole new genres of music have evolved and created their own categories. And Gary Lightbody-led quintet Snow Patrol have (finally) produced album number seven – Wildness. The Chasing Cars hit makers never officially broke up, or went on hiatus following 2011’s Fallen Empires, going on to put out a greatest hits collection in 2013 with some supporting shows and so were always expected to return. Even with Lightbody putting out two records with his Tired Pony outfit, a collaboration with...

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Mighty Hoopla Brings Pop To Brockwell Park

Now in its sophomore year, and relocated from East London’s Victoria Park to South East London’s Brockwell Park, Might Hoopla Festival brings out some of the cheesiest, pop fun to London. Following last year’s mammoth inaugural event, which saw massive pop acts such as Years & Years, All Saints, Will Young and Sophie Ellis-Bextor kick off proceedings to a crowd of some 15,000 revelers, this year sees the likes of Lily Allen, Melanie C, Louise and Belinda Carlisle bring the hits to Brockwell Park. And today comes the news that R&B behemoths TLC will be returning to the London...

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HAIM Bring Sister Sister Sister To Europe

The sisters three – HAIM – have just announced the UK and European leg of their Sister Sister Sister tour, hitting up venues on these shores throughout June. HAIM will be out in support of sophomore album Something To Tell You, which dropped last summer following a triumphant and sun-soaked set at Glastonbury Festival. The sisters returned to  the UK to play a surprise album launch show at London’s Electric Ballroom before going on to play massive, energy-packed sets at Reading and Leeds festivals. The Californian sisters – Danielle, Este and Alana – returned to the UK once again...

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Noel Gallagher Takes His High Flying Birds To Blenheim For Nocturne Live

Former Oasis man Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds outfit have been announced as the final act to be added to for this year’s Nocturne Live concert series, which returns to Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire in June. This follows the release of Gallagher’s third record with his High Flying Birds – Who Built The Moon? – which was released in November, peaking at #1 on the UK album charts and has already been certified Gold. The moniker for Noel Gallagher’s solo, post-Oasis career, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds have produced three massive albums to date and the group’s live shows...

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Natalie Imbruglia Delights Union Chapel

When a 22-year-old Natalie Imbruglia broke onto the music scene in 1997 following her departure from hit Australian daytime soap Neighbours, the UK set their expectations firmly in the Kylie camp. But as big a hit as her debut single Torn was, Imbruglia’s style was very much planted in the pop/rock genre, a style that produced wonderful debut record Left Of The Middle which threw her out into the public domain and up there with the likes of contemporaries Fiona Apple and Alanis Morissette. But Imbruglia wasn’t made for arenas and massive festival stages, her dulcet tones and delicate...

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Dirty Sister Stir Up Water Rats

Showcase nights that throw together different groups of musicians spanning a mix of styles are always fun to go along to, opening your ears to a range of talent. And so tonight we bounced from the rocking tones of Doctor Da Vinci to the growling screams of metalers Rank Outsiders and onto the delicate, dulcet tones of solo keyboardist/vocalist Conrad before bouncing London duo Dirty Sister grace the Water Rats’ stage. The indistinguishable tones of a Bouzouki, a Greek stringed instrument for the uninitiated, kick off the duo’s set, the instrument’s imposing form and intricate detailing ensuring Tom Bridle...

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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 won’t be packing away that Leatherface mask just yet. From the second he bounds on to the sound of 5,000 people chanting “Corey! Corey! Corey!” he’s like an adrenaline shot to the heart. Whether he’s racing across the stage, leaping up onto the platforms dotted around the set, or preaching about the unifying,...

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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 that characterised 2014’s Futurology album. “The track itself is carried by the kind of naive energy that powered Motorcycle Emptiness,” admits lyricist Nicky Wire. Adds singer-guitarist James Dean Bradfield, who writes the band’s music with drummer Sean Moore: “Often I just need a great title to set me off. Seeing the word blue struck a chord and set off...

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The Pretty Reckless Run Wild At Brixton Academy

The stage is what makes or breaks a band. There are no do-overs, no overdubs, no ProTools to iron out those imperfections. It’s just you, your songs, and (especially if you’re an opening band) an audience to win over. The Pretty Reckless, who’ve been doing this since 2009, know the score, especially when they’re playing to fans as rabid as Stone Sour’s. So, no time for ballads like You and House On The Hill. Instead, the 50-minute opening set is packed with a succession of their heaviest songs, each performed with a matter of life or death intensity rarely...

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Eric Clapton To Bring The Hits To British Summer Time In Hyde Park

Rock legend Eric Clapton will return to London’s Hyde Park for the fourth time since first appearing with Blind Faith back in 1969. The guitar virtuoso will headline the British Summer Time festival’s Great Oak Stage on July 8th during the London festival’s sixth edition as it grows from strength to strength, bringing huge legends and massive stars to the city’s famous central park.   Clapton, famous for massive hits Layla, Tears In Heaven and his cover The Wailers’ I Shot The Sheriff alongside his signature blues guitar playing first found success in the 1960’s with blues rock outfit...

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Taylor Swift’s Reputation Tour Goes Large

It’s been two and a half years since pop’s biggest touring star last played in the UK, closing out the UK leg of her massive 1989 tour with a huge show in London’s Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time festival. With Taylor Swift’s latest offering Reputation going straight in at #1 on the UK album charts, as well as many other territories, it was only a matter of time until she returned to our shores. Following an announcement that Swift would be returning to London’s O2 Arena as part of Capital FM’s Jungle Bell Ball this...

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Royal Blood Have It All Figured Out At Alexandra Palace

Following At The Drive-In takes balls, especially when the Texas quintet finish their 45-minute assault with a rendition of One Armed Scissor that’s the sonic equivalent of a napalm attack. But Brighton-based Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher certainly aren’t lacking in confidence. And rightly so. In the five years since forming Royal Blood the duo have taken their crunching blues riffs and titanic choruses from open-mic nights in Worthington to headlining London’s Alexandra Palace three nights in a row. It’s been a rapid rise, certainly, but gradual enough for the singer-bassist and drummer to scale up their production and...

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Maren Morris Lights Up The Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Country Music’s latest rising star Maren Morris brought her Nashville sound to London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire last night, the third date on a six-show UK and Ireland tour following on from her appearance at London’s O2 Arena in March as part of the 2017 edition of C2C, the UK’s Country to Country music festival which is growing year on year as demand for Country acts both from the U.S. and home-grown continues to rise. The night opened with Morris’ fiancé, Country songwriter-turned-singer Ryan Hurd, playing the Shepherd’s Bush Empire a few of his own tunes including the massive You...

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