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Lucy And The Rats: Got Lucky – album review

LUCY AND THE RATS Got Lucky Dirty Water Records / Stardumb Records LP / CD / DL Out 3rd July, 2020   Lucy And The Rats return with their second...

Watch This! Belgian Hip-Hop Duo Blackwave Drop ’80s Influenced Banger ARP

Belgian hip-hop duo Blackwave combine a multiude of influences on latest single ARP.

Listen To This! Manchester Alt-Rock Trio Cultures Premiere New Single Away From Us

South Manchester indie-pop trio Cultures wear their hearts on their sleeve on anthemic new single Away From Us. 

Watch This! Louder Than War Favourites Nrvs Premiere New Single Revolution Traffic

Anonymous dystopian duo who have rapidly become Louder Than War favourites premiere their new single Revolution Traffic.

Watch This! Berlin’s Bloodhype Return With Optimistically Melancholic New Single Delicate Creature

Belin-based four-piece Bloodhype return with up-tempo and melancholically upbeat new single Delicate Creature.

Listen to this! Tobin Sprout (Guided By Voices) New Song & Album News

Tobin Sprout (ex-Guided By Voices) returns with new song, Breaking Down, from his forthcoming seventh solo album, Empty Horses. Three years have passed since ex-Guided...

Video Premiere – Paul Groovy & The Pop Art Experience: He’s A Liar

Exclusive Video Premiere and Single Review Paul Groovy & The Pop Art Experience - He's A Liar​/​You're Gonna Miss Me  (Spinout Nuggets) Limited Edition 7" vinyl...

Watch This! East Anglia’s Dead Reynolds Drop Explosive Alt Rock Single By Your Side

East Anglia alt rockers Dead Reynolds return with explosive new single By Your Side.

Mellor – Lost in This World – single review

The lockdown is getting to everyone but some bands are making the most of it and releasing new stuff. Starved of getting out and watching bands, it's a great opportunity to stay in touch and listen to something new. One such band is Mellor from Reading who released Lost in The World a week ago! Nigel reviews the release for Louder Than War.

Idles announce new album!

Exciting news from Idles who return with album number three!

The Howlers – Interview

London-based three piece The Howlers are known for their hard-hitting tracks and boisterous anthems, with their work gracing BBC Radio 1 on release and receiving substantial national praise. Lily Martin catches up with lead singer-songwriter Adam to find out more about their upcoming tour, the difficulties they've faced and what motivates them.

Wire: 10:20 – album review

Wire release their second album of 2020, breathing new life into old songs and releasing tracks that were left off previous albums. Tim Cooper acclaims a band hitting new creative peaks 44 years after they formed in the early days of punk.





Government pledges money to virus beleaguered arts and music sector

Big news is that the government has changed its mind and has pledged money towards the virus beleaguered arts and music sector. The various campaigns from across the board and the many different organisations have seen a change of heart and a welcome and life saving funding...

Various Artists – Surrender To The Rhythm – album review

  Various Artists - Surrender To The Rhythm Grapefruit 3CD/DL Released 17 July 2020 Subtitled "The London Pub Rock...

Exit-Stance: Retch With Mother – LP review

Exit-Stance - Retch With Mother (Grow Your Own) 10"/DL OUT NOW The latest in a series of...

Tommy And The Commies: Hurtin’ 4 Certain – EP review

TOMMY AND THE COMMIES HURTIN' 4 CERTAIN Slovenly Recordings 7" / DL Out 17 July, 2020   Canada's Tommy And...

John Gannon : legendary Manchester DJ : RIP

John Gannon’s nights at the Ritz saw that venue’s famous sprung dance floor witness all manner of drunken wonk dancing, goth meandering and indie shuffling as well as bands being formed, relationships starting and the possibilities of life and music being explored to his glorious soundtrack that brought people together and turned them onto the possibilities of music.