Ash @ Rock City, Nottingham, UK, September 14th 2021

Sep 20, 2021 Web Exclusive By Dom Gourlay Photography by Ian Weston Rearranged three times since the tour was first announced prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, this evening’s eagerly anticipated return of Ash to a city they’ve long held an affinity with makes tonight feel like some kind of homecoming. Indeed, drummer Rick McMurray remarks […]

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Premiere: Dutch Criminal Record Debuts New Video For “It’s Gonna Be Okay”

Sep 14, 2021 By Caleb Campbell UK indie and surf-pop trio Dutch Criminal Record returned last month with their latest EP, It’s Gonna Be Okay. Once again the band effortlessly rides the line between indie pop and surf rock, mixing ‘60s pop harmonies, driving surf rock guitars, and glittering synths for five tracks of easygoing […]

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Beenie Man Replaces Barrington Levy For London’s City Splash Festival

Beenie Man will now be headlining the City Splash Festival in London this Sunday, September 12. The dancehall legend replaces another legend, Barrington Levy, who is unable to travel due to restrictions. The festival celebrates the influence of reggae music, food, and culture in South London. The promoters announced on their Instagram page yesterday (September […]

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Stereophonics Announce New Album, Share Lead Single “Hanging on Your Hinges”

Sep 07, 2021 By Joey Arnone Photography by Scarlet Page Stereophonics have announced the release of their 12th studio album, OOCHYA!, subsequently sharing its lead single, “Hanging on Your Hinges.” OOCHYA! will be out on March 4 via Stylus Records through Ignition Records Ltd. Check out the new song below, along with the tracklist and […]

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Public Service Broadcasting Share Video for New Single “Lichtspiel III: Symphonie Diagonale”

Sep 02, 2021 By Joey Arnone Photography by Alex Lake London-based band Public Service Broadcasting have shared a video for their new single “Lichtspiel III: Symphonie Diagonale.” It is the latest single to be released from their forthcoming fourth studio album titled Bright Magic, due out on September 24 via Play it Again Sam. Check […]

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Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Wife Release Statement Hints At Foul Play: “He Was Not Sick”

Following the death of Jamaican musical genius Lee “Scratch” Perry, his wife, Mireille Perry, issued a statement via his IG account hinting at possible foul play surrounding his death. Mireille shared with fans that Perry was not sick prior to his death on Sunday at the Noel Holmes Hospital in Lucea, Hanover. “I have no […]

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Popcaan Responds To Queen Ladi Gangsta Calling Him Disrespectful

Popcaan has seemingly responded to claims by the “Double Tap” artist that he disrespected her during a meet and greeted for Beenie Man’s party in the United Kingdom. On Saturday, Queen Ladi Gangsta, who also goes by Queenie, shared on Instagram that she was upset at being disrespected by Popcaan the night before. She detailed […]

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The Joy Formidable on Their New Album “Into the Blue” and Riding out the Pandemic

Aug 20, 2021 By Mark Redfern Web Exclusive Welsh trio The Joy Formidable return today with their fifth studio album, Into the Blue, which was recorded during the global pandemic restrictions. Frontwoman and guitarist Ritzy Bryan and bassist Rhydian Dafydd spent the lockdown at Bryan’s home in Utah, whilst drummer Matt Thomas remained in the […]

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Get Together @ The Foundry, Sheffield, UK, August 7th & 8th 2021

Aug 12, 2021 Web Exclusive By Dom Gourlay Photography by Jacob Flannery It wasn’t long ago that the prospect of a UK festival actually happening this summer would be seen as little more than a fantasy pipedream. With the hospitality sector neglected and ostracized by a government more content with financing their mates’ private enterprises […]

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Premiere: Queen’s Pleasure Share New Single “How It Feels”

Aug 05, 2021 By Caleb Campbell Photography by Paul Bellaart Dutch garage rock outfit Queen’s Pleasure has been making waves in Europe with their fuzzy psychedelic blend of garage and indie rock. They debuted earlier this year with their first EP, Panic From Dublin. Now they’re gearing up to share their debut album, Words To […]

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Jessie Ware on “What’s Your Pleasure?” – The Extended Interview

Aug 03, 2021 By Conrad Duncan Photography by Carlijn Jacobs Issue #68 – Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue) It is an unfortunate coincidence that in a year when dancfloors around the world were closed, Jessie Ware produced one of the best dance records in recent memory. Her fourth album, What’s Your Pleasure?, is […]

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Gone to Color Share New Song “Illusions” (Feat. Ade Blackburn of Clinic)

Jul 19, 2021 By Mark Redfern Gone to Color are a new electronic rock band led by Tyler Bradley Walker and Matt Heim. They are self-releasing their self-titled debut album on October 25 and now they have shared its third single, “Illusions,” which features Ade Blackburn of Clinic. Listen below. Gone to Color collectively had […]

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Premiere: Lakes Debut New Single “Retrograde”

Jul 12, 2021 By Caleb Campbell Photography by Dylan Nolte UK six-piece indie-rock ensemble Lakes is returning later this month with their sophomore full-length record, Start Again. In the midst of various lockdowns, the band recorded their follow-up to their 2019 LP Constance, reflecting on especially relevant themes of mental health, isolation, addiction, and perseverance. […]

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The Boo Radleys Return With First New Song in 23 Years: “A Full Syringe and Memories of You”

Jul 08, 2021 By Mark Redfern Britpop band The Boo Radleys, who in 1995 hit #1 on the UK album charts with their fourth album, Wake Up!, have returned with “A Full Syringe and Memories of You,” their first new song in 23 years. The current lineup doesn’t feature founding guitarist/songwriter Martin Carr, but original […]

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Du Blonde on “Homecoming” and Overcoming the Pitfalls of the Music Industry

Jun 30, 2021 By Andy Von Pip Web Exclusive UK artist Beth Jeans Houghton’s fantastic third album Homecoming under her Du Blonde moniker was released in April 2021 (read our glowing review here). This time around Houghton went it alone and as well as writing the album she produced it designed all the artwork and […]

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Premiere: The Wandering Hearts Debut New Single “On Our Way”

Jun 24, 2021 By Caleb Campbell Photography by Shane McCauly UK-based folk outfit The Wandering Hearts found themselves quickly gathering acclaim in the thriving UK folk scene with their 2018 album, Wild Silence. Now, three years later, the band is returning with another set of folk and Americana offerings on their sophomore self-titled album. The […]

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Jessie Ware on “What’s Your Pleasure?”

Jun 17, 2021 By Conrad Duncan Photography by Carlijn Jacobs Issue #68 – Japanese Breakfast and HAIM (The Protest Issue) In an age of social distancing, Jessie Ware’s fourth album, What’s Your Pleasure?, is an epidemiologist’s nightmare; an ecstatic celebration of packed sweaty dancefloors, passionate kisses, and insatiable longing. The disco-inspired record, which landed on […]

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