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Massive Attack announce special Japanese Mezzanine dates

Last year's tour where they played the album was brilliant, brooding and baffling in every great way possible. The band have announced two shows in Tokyo put on by the legendary Somewhere festival people.

Mark Lanegan announces new album

Following the success of last year’s “Somebody’s Knocking” LP, Mark Lanegan has announced news of his new solo album, Straight Songs Of Sorrow, released 8th May via...

Massive Attack announce special Japanese Mezzanine dates

Last year's tour where they played the album was brilliant, brooding and baffling in every great way possible. The band have announced two shows in Tokyo put on by the legendary Somewhere festival people.

Mark Lanegan announces new album

Following the success of last year’s “Somebody’s Knocking” LP, Mark Lanegan has announced news of his...

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Just A Shot Away: 1969 Revisited by Kris Needs – book review

Kris Needs - Just a Shot Away: 1969 Revisited New...

The Young Gods “Super Ready/Fragmente ” – album review

'Decades later they, somehow, still brilliantly sound like this future...'

LegPuppy feat. Josefin Öhrn: Secret Friend – single premiere

LegPuppy feat. Josefin Öhrn Secret Friend DL Released February 14th 2020 Last year...

Ezra Furman: Sex Education – album review

Ezra Furman - Sex Education Bella Union DL/Stream/CD/LP Out Now The inimitable Ezra...

Discharge: Protest and Survive The Anthology – Album Review

Discharge - Protest and Survive The Anthology (BMG) Out on...

Eric Burdon & The Animals – When I Was Young – album review

Eric Burdon & The Animals - When I Was...

ALBUM REVIEWS

The Young Gods “Super Ready/Fragmente ” – album review

'Decades later they, somehow, still brilliantly sound like this future...'

Ezra Furman: Sex Education – album review

Ezra Furman - Sex Education Bella Union DL/Stream/CD/LP Out Now The inimitable Ezra Furman provides 19 tracks to...

Discharge: Protest and Survive The Anthology – Album Review

Discharge - Protest and Survive The Anthology (BMG) Out on 21st February CD/Vinyl It's been 40 years...

Eric Burdon & The Animals – When I Was Young – album review

Eric Burdon & The Animals - When I Was Young Esoteric 5CD/DL Released 21st February 2020 Subtitled "The...

FESTIVALS

Neighbourhood Weekender, Warrington – second wave annoucement

Neighbourhood Weekender 23-24 May 2019 The North West's biggest indie festival just got bigger - Gang Of Youths, The Snuts, Zuzu, Cast, Nasty Cherry, Lauran Hibberd,...

Liverpool Sound City 2020: festival preview

Keith Goldhanger wants to bring to your attention Liverpool Sound City 2020.  Liverpool Sound City 1st-3rd May 2020 Liverpool Sound City returns during the first weekend of...

Photo Reviews

Starset: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – photo review

Starset | Sick Joy O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London 13th February 2020 Starset beamed into O2 Shepherds Bush Empire to unleash their special brand of Cinematographic rock,...

A Bowie Celebration: O2 Ritz, Manchester – live review

A Bowie Celebration - The Diamond Dogs + more Tour O2 Ritz, Manchester 23rd January 2020 The magnificent legacy of David Bowie continues unabated...

Book Reviews

Just A Shot Away: 1969 Revisited by Kris Needs – book review

Kris Needs - Just a Shot Away: 1969 Revisited New Haven Publishing Ltd Out now Amy Britton looks over "Part One" of Kris Needs very personal account...

Greg Healey – Black Sabbath Magic, Myth & Mayhem – book review

Greg Healey Black Sabbath Magic, Myth & Mayhem New Haven Publishing New book which takes the reader through the trials and tribulations of Heavy Metal trailblazers...

LIVE REVIEWS

HMLTD: The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham – live review

HMLTD The Sunflower Lounge, Birmingham 16th February 2020 HMLTD defy all the odds to release a stellar debut album. They’re now taking that album on the...

Starset: O2 Shepherds Bush Empire – photo review

Starset | Sick Joy O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London 13th February 2020 Starset beamed into O2 Shepherds Bush Empire to unleash their special brand of Cinematographic rock,...

Joe Gideon: Manchester Gullivers – live review

These are songs full of ideas and dynamics, the razor-sharp guitar sound slips and slides through perfect chord changes as Joe delivers his dense and deep lyrics over the top. His Lou Reed drawl is wrapped around his words that are deeply personal but not without a sense of humour.

Aalborg, Northern Winter Beat 2020 – live review

Northern Winter Beat Aalborg - 2020 - Live Review. With highlights: Ryley Walker, Jozef Van Wissem, Maarja Nuut Mochat Dolma and Efterklang.

Damo Suzuki: YES, Manchester – live review

Damo Suzuki | Threads | Basic Switches YES, Manchester 13th February 2020 Damo Suzuki, is back in Manchester, bringing together local musicians to create a unique performance...

Angel Olsen: O2 Ritz, Manchester – live review

Angel Olsen O2 Ritz, Manchester 13th February 20202 Cazz Blase and Melanie Smith watch a terrifically on form Angel Olsen weave a spell around the 02...

INTERVIEWS

Mark Radcliffe talks about his trip into electronica with Une: interview

Mark Radcliffe talks about his trip into electronica with Une: interview by Paul Clarke In a long and varied career as a musician and radio...

“I will fight to make things beautiful”: Beans On Toast – interview

Jay McAllister is waiting backstage at The Venue in Derby. A half-pub half-music hall, the likes of which he has played countless times over the past 11 years in the guise of Beans On Toast.

NEW ARTISTS

LISTEN! Filed Fangs debut single : ‘a slice of 1987 style post hardcore with a dirty disco post punk groove’

Grinding post-punk with dirty disco backdrop. Memories of long winters in the late eighties listening to Big Black records but with a 21st-century technology. There is a hint of dub and electronica that gives it a modern sheen and its a captivating stomp.

Watch this! Alex Henry Foster – Summertime Departures

Canadian songwriter/producer/author, Alex Henry Foster, releases new video for single Summertime Departures and announced as tour support on the upcoming ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead tour.

Film Reviews

Jojo Rabbit – film review

Jojo Rabbit is the Holocaust comedy that combines hilarity and sentiment in equal measure. Tim Cooper acclaims the film that's the talk of awards season.

Queen & Slim – Film Review

Queen & Slim (2019) Dir. Melina Matsoukis Cast: Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Turner-Smith, Bokeem Woodbine, Flea Running time: 132 minutes Cert: 15 Release date: Out at HOME, Manchester and on...

SINGLE REVIEWS

Trupa Trupa: End Of The Line – single/video review

Trupa Trupa End Of The Line Released: February 13, 2020 Glitterbeat Records (Europe)  From:  I’ll Find (EP) Release Date: March 6th, 2020 Poland's Trupa Trupa keep up the momentum...

Ist Ist: Wolves – Single & New Album Announcement

Ist Ist releases Wolves from their upcoming album Architecture. Nigel has a listen for Louder Than War.

Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators/The Edible Eyes – Split single

Sissy Space Echo & The Invisible Collaborators / The Edible Eyes The Butterfly (Fill The Frame) / You're Void Next Phase : Normal Records Heavyweight 7” Out now All...

Trupa Trupa – Glory – Single & Video Premiere

Trupa Trupa release standout track from their album Of The Sun, Glory. Premiere of the video by internationally renowned videographer Omar Rodriguez-Lopez.