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The Silence Of The Fans? New Leeds Arena’s apparent snub of independent record shops sparks encouraging campaign"
Yesterday saw the ire of the North being directed at Leeds Arena after a suggestion by a prominent Leeds promoter that two of the most important independent music purveyors in the city had been snubbed over ticket allocations. Disappointed by the decision made by the Arena’s management company, SMG Europe, not to provide tickets to […]
Forthcoming Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry film ‘Vision Of Paradise’ launches Kickstarter campaign + LTW exclusive video clip"
Forthcoming Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry film ‘Vision Of Paradise’ – launches Kickstarter campaign… Starting in the late 60s with The Upsetters, Lee Scratch Perry wrote the book on Jamaican mixing desk trickery, then constantly ripped it up to create new aural blueprints for the music, via his Black Ark productions of the following decade. He has […]
Savages: Electric Ballroom, London – live review"
Savages haven’t come to save us, they just instinctively and by chance make the creative and thrillingly dark and delicious sound that perfectly mirrors where we are at right now
Jack White named as 2013 Record Store Day Ambassador & rumoured RSD releases…"
Jack White has been named as the 2013 Record Store Day Ambassador. As the founder of Third Man Records, White has played a prominent role in the resurgence of vinyl and the mainstreaming of record collecting. Artists ranging from Tom Jones to the Insane Clown Posse have issued limited-edition 7-inch records on Third Man, and […]
Aboriginal Rap – The Future Of Hip-Hop"
Aboriginal Rap – The Future Of Hip-Hop. Words / Pics: Mat Ward Australian music industry magazine The Music Network recently asked Australian hip-hop pioneer Urthboy to write about the state of hip-hop in Australia. Instead Urthboy, the boss of respected hip-hop label Elefant Traks, wrote this: “I was asked to write about the state of […]