Basement Jaxx & Azealia Banks: Wireless Festival
Wireless Festival will take place at Finsbury Park, London and Perry Park, Birmingham over the weekend of 4th-6th July. The first announcement of participating artists includes:
The Cure: Teenage Cancer Trust Concert 2014
The Cure make a welcome return to the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 29th March, following their acclaimed 2011 appearance and will play a full three hour show. This will be The Cure's second time performing for Teenage Cancer Trust, after closing the week of shows for the charity in 2006. They also raised money for the charity on Record Store Day 2012 by releasing 'Friday I'm In Love' on a limited edition 7".
This year is the 35th anniversary of debut album 'Three Imaginary Boys', highlighting The Cure as one of the UK's most influential and timeless bands.
Bandleader Robert Smith said: "The Cure are once again delighted and honoured to be playing the Royal Albert Hall for Teenage Cancer Trust."
Tickets on sale Friday 31 January at 9.30am
Slowdive: Reformation & Forthcoming Live Dates
Slowdive played their last show together twenty years ago in Toronto, Canada - now they have decided to reform. They have re-joined Primary Talent with Ben Winchester, and will appearing at the Primaverasound Festival in Barcelona on 30th May, along with other shows to be announced. Check their artist page for details.
28 Jan, 2014
Phoenix: Win Tickets for Brixton Academy Show
Win tickets to see Phoenix live at London's O2 Brixton Academy, next week on Thursday 5th February. Only at Guardian Music.
Augustines: UK Tour
Augustines will be returning to the UK to tour during April & May 2014, their new album 'Augustines' is released on 3rd February.
Cedric Gervais: Wins a Grammy for 'Best Remix'
Cedric Gervais won a Grammy Award last night for 'Best Remixed Recording (Non-Classical)' for his version of Lana Del Rey's 'Summertime Sadness'.
Daft Punk: Win Five Grammy Awards
Daft Punk swept the boards at last night's Grammys, with 'Get Lucky' and 'Random Access Memories', winning a total of five awards.
...Record of the Year
...Album of the Year
...Best Pop Duo / Group Performance
...Best Electronic / Dance Album
...Best Engineered Album
They also performed 'Get Lucky' live on the show, with Pharrell Williams, Nile Rodgers and special guest, the legendary Stevie Wonder.
P.Money: 'Fire In The Booth' on BBC Radio One
P.Money features on 'Fire In The Booth' on Charlie Sloth's BBC Radio One show.
- Francesco Caccamo
Kate Tempest: 'Brand New Ancients' in New York
Kate Tempest's new show 'Brand New Ancients', has received a lot of critical acclaim in New York, for the performances at St.Ann's Warehouse in Brooklyn.
Interview on Bloomberg TV
Review in the New York Times
- Francesco Caccamo
Noisia & The Upbeats: New Single 'Little Fling'
This stylistic and seductively gritty collaboration between Noisia and The Upbeats, will be featuring on Critical Music's forthcoming compilation, 'Underground Sonics'. Dropping on 27th January and painstakingly put together by label boss Kasra over the past year, 'Underground Sonics' is an exciting overview of modern day drum & bass, showcasing the true dexterity of one of the most well regarded, independent electronic music labels in the UK today.
Daft Punk: Festival Anthem Of The Year Award
Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' was awarded the 'Festival Anthem of the Year' award at the European Festival Awards, which were held earlier this week in Groningen in the Netherlands.
YACHT: New Single 'Plastic Soul'
YACHT released their new single 'Plastic Soul' yesterday on DFA, as both a download and a limited edition cassette single.
The 1975 & Big Gigantic: Big Day Out 2014
The Big Day Out festival tour kicks off this Friday in Auckland, New Zealand before heading to Australia, to take in a further five cities. From Primary Talent both The 1975 and Big Gigantic, will be featured at most of the events. Check website for details.
Rufus Wainwright: New Album and Single
'Vibrate - The Best of Rufus Wainwright' is released on 3rd March, and it contains the new single 'Me and Liza'.
Beardyman: 'The Freestyle Project' Movie
The Freestyle Project - a diverse collective formed of some of the UK's most talented freestyle MC's brought together and accompanied by Beardyman. It started with a session in a warehouse in North London and ended up with a live show in the infamous Udderbelly.
See more at:
Ivy Lab: Remix Anushka's 'Never Can Decide'
Ivy Lab have given a fine drum'n'bass remix to Anushka's 'Never Can Decide', to be released on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood label on 14th January.
- Francesco Caccamo
Ben Khan: Debut Interview With Noisey
Ben Khan has just had his first ever major interview with Vice channel Noisey published. His second single 'Eden' has just won him a 'Best New Music' award on Pitchfork, whilst simultaneously gaining over 370,000 plays on Soundcloud.
Moroder & Perry: RBMA 'What Difference Does It Make?'
Legendary producers Giorgio Moroder and Lee 'Scratch' Perry, along with a whole host of other innovators, will be appearing in a new Red Bull Music Academy documentary entitled 'What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music'.
It will be released digitally on 18th February, and available to view for free through RBMA.
Circa Waves: NME's New Music Tips for 2014
Circa Waves, Wolf Alice and Eyedress have all been chosen amongst the NME's 'New Music Tips for 2014'
- Matt Bates
Wolf Alice: NME's New Music Tips for 2014
Wolf Alice, Circa Waves and Eyedress have all been chosen amongst the NME's 'New Music Tips for 2014'
- Matt Bates
Stray: Download the fabriclive Mix
Download a free copy of Stray's 55 minute fabriclive mix from their Soundcloud page.
Read an in-depth interview with him here:
- Francesco Caccamo
Daft Punk: Live at the 56th Grammy Awards
Daft Punk are to make their first live appearance, since the release of 'Random Access Memories' at this month's Grammy Awards. The duo will be joined onstage by Nile Rogers, Pharrell Williams and four other musicians at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 26th January.
Daft Punk have been nominated for five Grammys at this years event, including the coveted 'Album of the Year'.
East India Youth: Press For 'Total Strife Forever'
"'TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER' is an astonishingly bold and inventive record. It's no exaggeration to suggest that this is the first potentially great album of 2014" - Clash Magazine, 9/10
"A genuinely ambitious statement from intent from an artist who clearly has no qualms whatsoever about blurring genre boundaries." - Loud & Quiet, 8/10
"Hurtling between cerebral electronica, vulnerable pop and gonzoid techno, it locates a broken but still-beating heart within metallic machine music. East India Youth's debut is a triumph." - Mojo, 4/5, and Mojo Rising feature
"Doyle's dizzying arpeggios inspire a sense of awe. In synth-pop, his debut is as good as it gets." - Q Magazine, 4/5
"What really sets 'TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER' apart is Doyle's vocal ability. An impressively ambitious debut." - Record Collector, 4/5
"East India Youth's debut is abrasive, complicated and demanding, ambitious and absorbing, and still probably only a glimpse of what Doyle is capable of." - The Fly, 3.5/5
"A volume of brutally cold, industrial, electronic schizophrenia that's as bleak as you'd expect from the title. I love this record." - Vice, 10/10, Album of The Month
"A hugely self-assured debut from an artist who knows exactly what he's doing, confident enough to leap from out-and-out pop to icy ambience to pounding acid house to unsettling experimentation, marking Doyle out as a rare, idiosyncratic talent." - The Guardian, Breakthrough of 2014
"Rarely has so much anticipation been invested in a debut, but 'TOTAL STRIFE FOREVER' could be good enough to define the next year" - This is Fake DIY
"A richly impressive debut, which sounds like the great lost album that Brian Wilson, Eno and Bjork should have made together. A major new British talent is born ." - Uncut, 9/10
DJ Krush: Koko London Tomorrow
Soundcrash proudly presents one of the world's most legendary producers of our time: DJ Krush. The Godfather and huge influence for many of today beat makers, returns to London to kick off your 2014 with a special rare performance at North London's infamous venue, KOKO. Flying in from Tokyo exclusively for our show, and here to showcase his unique brand of dark, multi-textured beats, showing why he has stayed in the game since the early 90's. Supported by fellow Mo Wax producer DJ Cam and Ninja Tune's DJ Vadim, this is a date for the diary, a night filled with creative and diverse skill and inspirational talent. You can cross next year's resolution off your list. Krush is in europe for one night only.
"He was super influential for me" - Flying Lotus
"Krush's use of space and texture remain not just formidable, but remarkably relevant." - Pitchfork