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New EP From Willow Robinson

Introducing 22-year-old singer songwriter Willow Robinson. Born in Los Angeles to British parents, now residing in Hay-on-Wye and recently signed to Alan McGee’s Creation Management (after playing his first ever gig). Willow releases his debut single ‘Stones’ next month via ADA / Warner Chapel. An EP will follow on April 29th, featuring the single, along with a selection of self-produced tracks recorded in Willow’s home studio in rural Wales. Willow Robinson… Keep Reading

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New Atlas – Young Hearts EP

Introducing ambient pop duo New Atlas, the brainchild of singer songwriter Eoghan O’Hagan. Recently named one of BBC Northern Ireland’s hottest new acts by Huw Stevens (Radio One), the band toured the UK and Ireland extensively in 2015. Following a huge response to their appearance at last year’s Sound City Festival, they moved from their native Belfast and set up shop in Liverpool in early 2016. “Ridiculously promising” – BBC Across the Line… Keep Reading

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Nothing But Thieves

Nothing But Thieves is an English five-piece alternative rock band from Southend-on-Sea in Essex. Formed in 2012, the band consists of Conor Mason (vocals), Joe Langridge-Brown (guitars), Dominic Craik (guitars, keyboards), James Price (drums), and Philip Blake (bass guitar). In 2014, they were signed to RCA Records. Their style of music has been compared to the likes of Foals, The Neighbourhood, and Civil Twilight, and they’ve been played on both… Keep Reading

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PVRIS, Birmingham – Saturday 9th April

PVRIS, K.Flay & Bones, Birmingham – Saturday 9th April On Saturday 9th April, the alternative/rock-trio, PVRIS (pronounced ‘Paris’), from Lowell, Massachusetts, graced the stage at the O2 Institute in Birmingham. Immediately upon arrival, I could see that sold-out really did mean sold-out, as the three-tiered venue was filling fast with young females, most who seemed to be mimicking the style of PVRIS’ lead singer Lynn Gunn, with undercuts and Doc… Keep Reading

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New Music From Carnabells

‘THE BELLE OF THE STRUTTERS’ BALL’ RELEASED 29TH APRIL Formed in 2012, Carnabells are an indie rock ‘n roll 5-piece from an old mining village in the heart of Yorkshire. They release their new single ‘The Belle of the Strutters’ Ball’ next month. The track features oscillating organs, shimmering guitars and charming harmonies, capturing the unmistakable spirit of the jangle-pop era. The single was recorded at Beat Street Studios in… Keep Reading

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New Music From – GLASS MOUNTAIN – GLACIAL EP

Formed one year ago from the broken ashes of several other bands, GLASS MOUNTAIN locked themselves away in a Bradford cellar, utilised every fibre of their remarkable passion and talent and created the GLACIAL EP. Influenced in no small part by the genius of David Hockney, one of Bradford’s finest ambassadors, they took their name from one of the artist’s etchings, and are bold and confident enough to have respectfully… Keep Reading

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Holy Esque – “At Hope’s Ravine” Album Review

Holy Esque – “At Hope’s Ravine” If you take equal parts of The Cure and Kings Of Leon, and make the last half up from genuine originality, you get Holy Esque. This indie/alternative quartet formed in Glasgow in 2011 by East Kilbride homebred Keir Reid (keyboards) and Pat Hynes (vocals), they were joined by Ralph McClure for the drums, and Hugo McGinley for the guitars. East Kilbride is also known… Keep Reading

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This Is Nothing Short Of Awesome! Have A Listen To This……!!!

Filmed and directed by Matt Goff while The Amazons were on tour last month, the video captures the band as they embrace the chaos of life on the road and entertain themselves in vans and motel rooms up and down the country. Reading-based The Amazons have emerged over the past year as a young band to watch, garnering new fans and word-of-mouth praise through their dynamic performances and melodic rock… Keep Reading

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New Album | The Boxer Rebellion

ANNOUNCE DETAILS OF THEIR 5th FULL LENGTH STUDIO ALBUM OCEAN BY OCEAN – RELEASED APRIL 29th + REVEAL 1st TRACK KEEP ME CLOSE + 1st UK & EU SHOWS OF 2016 London quartet The Boxer Rebellion have a knack of writing album after album of jaw droppingbeauty, and their 5th is no exception. Now in their fifteenth year as a band, ‘Ocean by Ocean’ is quite simply The Boxer Rebellion’s most complete record… Keep Reading

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New 5 Track EP from Just Jack

Just Jack returns with a brand new five track EP. ‘Life Lessons’ is released 6th May on Elton John’s Rocket Records, with support from his ‘Rocket Hour’ Beats 1 Radio show. Following on from 2012’s free ‘Rough/Ready’ EP and 2014’s ‘Winning’ EP, ‘Life Lessons’ was recorded and produced by Jack in his Brighton studio. Along with frequent collaborator Jon Cox, various friends dropped by to contribute to the songs, and… Keep Reading

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Proper Rock & Roll!

C87, Various Artists 10 JUNE 2016 – 3CD Boxset To celebrate the 30th anniversary of C86, Cherry Redproud to announce a sequel, in the shape of C87! Imagine if the NME had reconvened a year on from their original compilation? Well, that’s the inspiration for another 70+ tracks, ranging from well-known Indie names to obscurities making their debut on CD. Back in May/June 1986, the New Musical Express released their latest mail-order… Keep Reading

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Eric Clapton Announces New Album

Eric Clapton Announces New Album Music legend Eric Clapton has reunited with famed producer Glyn Johns for his forthcoming 23rd studio album I Still Do, set for release on May 20, 2016 on his Bushbranch Records/Surfdog Records.   Clapton and Johns – who has also produced albums for The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and The Who – most famously worked together on Clapton’s iconic Slowhand album, which is… Keep Reading

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EAGULLS | Somewhere Between The Smiths, Shins and Stone Roses

New Music From Eagulls Often when a band release their debut album and hits the road hard to promote it, as EAGULLS most certainly did, they return with something in the way of an encapsulation of that period, an attempt to capture the raw energy and spirit of a live show that they have honed into blistering perfection through sheer repetition. In the case of EAGULLS, however, the polar opposite… Keep Reading

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The Sheepdogs Live at Dingwalls

The Sheepdogs Live at Dingwalls Camden Lock I’m standing on the lowest tier at Dingwalls next to a lovely lady from Canada called Louise. She and her husband are expectantly awaiting their sixth Sheepdogs gig in almost as many days. They’re on first name terms with the guitar tech. They know the set list backwards. They fly home tomorrow. It all makes my own modest level of fandom look a… Keep Reading

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Augustines New Single

New Music and tour dates from Augustines Althought their acclaimed debut album was released in 2011, singer/guitarist Billy McCarthy and multi-instrumentalist Eric Sanderson have been making music together since the formation of their band Pela in 2001. The dissolution of that band led to the start of Augustines. With the duo now joined by drummer Rob Allen, the band’s deeply personal first album, Rise Ye Sunken Ships, resonated hugely with fans and critics… Keep Reading

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Rest In Peace Kurt – 22 years ago today! Watch Full MTV Unplugged Concert here…

The Day The Music Died On this day (5th April) 1994, Kurt Cobain committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at his home in Seattle. Cobain’s body wasn’t discovered until April 8, by an electrician who had arrived to install a security system, who initially believed that Cobain was asleep, until he saw the shotgun pointing at his chin. A suicide note was found that said, “I haven’t felt the… Keep Reading

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New Music From Corinne Bailey Rae

THE HEART SPEAKS IN WHISPERS NEW STUDIO ALBUM – RELEASED MAY 13TH ON GOOD GROOVE / VIRGIN EMI BEEN TO THE MOON FIRST TRACK – OUT NOW   “The heart speaks through Nature, Dreams, the Body and Instinct. These songs are mystical, elemental and concerned with transformation. For me this album is vital, and life-affirming” – Corinne Bailey Rae British singer-songwriter – and two time GRAMMY® winner – Corinne Bailey… Keep Reading

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Seminal prog pioneers YES has announced an extensive UK and European tour!

Seminal prog pioneers YES has announced an extensive UK and European tour for April 2016. The band will be performing 1971’s ‘Fragile’ and 1980’s ‘Drama’ in their entirety, the latter for the very first time, plus other seminal tracks including ‘Owner of a Lonely Heart’ and ‘Starship Trooper’. ‘Most of the songs haven’t been performed in some 30 years’ – said Steve Howe. ‘Fragile and Drama mark two essential chapters… Keep Reading

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We Are Scientists Announce New Album

We Are Scientists announce new album ‘Helter Seltzer’ to be released April 22nd via 100% Records New single ‘Too Late’ available today to stream and download UK tour confirmed for April/May We Are Scientists, the Brooklyn, New York based power pop troupe are set to return this coming April 22nd with their fifth album. Titled ‘Helter Seltzer’ and released via 100% Records (on CD, digital and limited edition teal coloured… Keep Reading

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DMA’s – Delete

DMA’S (dee-em-ayes) is Johnny Took, Matt Mason and Tommy O’Dell – three friends who came together making nostalgic garage pop in a bedroom in Newtown. Having met whilst playing in other bands, DMA’S are three writers, three mates, three frontmen – all with a common sense of purpose and musicality. Keep Reading

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