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  • 31 May, 2014

    Johnny Borrell: UK Press Interviews

    Johnny Borrell & Zazou play at London's Jazz Cafe tonight (31st May), then throughout the UK during the summer.
    He has been interviewed in several major UK newspapers this week.



  • Radio 1 Xtra
    30 May, 2014

    The Prototypes: Residency At BBC Radio 1 Xtra

    The Prototypes have begun their Xtra Talent residency at BBC Radio 1 Xtra, for the month of June.


  • 30 May, 2014

    Ivy Lab: 'Bootlegs From The Lab' Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey

    Ivy Lab celebrate the launch of their new event 20/20; Ivy Lab are proud to present the 'Bootlegs from the Lab' series where they'll be giving away a FREE track a week - each week between now and the launch of the event on the 11th June.

    This second instalment sees Halogenixs take on Busta Rhymes & Mariah Carey's R'n'b classic 'If You Give It To Me'.


  • 29 May, 2014

    Anna Calvi: 'Strange Weather EP' Featuring David Byrne

    Anna Calvi is to release a 5 track covers EP entitled 'Strange Weather', on 14th July 2014. Produced by Thomas Bartlett (The National, Antony and the Johnsons, Sam Amidon) and recorded in New York, the EP features covers of tracks by Suicide, David Bowie, FKA twigs, Connan Mockasin as well as a stunning collaboration with David Byrne on the title track, a cover of Keren Ann's 'Strange Weather'. The cover of Suicide's 'Ghost Rider' was recorded with drummer Matt Johnson (Jeff Buckley), and Nico Muhly contributes string arrangements to the EP opener, a deconstructed organic reworking of FKA twigs' 'Papi Pacify'.

    David Byrne said the following on working with Anna:
    "I'm a big fan of Anna's two records... and I caught her tour after her first record at Bowery Ballroom here in NY. 'Epic' I think is the word that is often used. So when Thomas Bartlett said he was going to be in the studio producing an EP of Anna doing covers I immediately agreed to join in. I was invited to suggest songs and I loved the last Keren Ann record and I thought 'Strange Weather' had a haunting quality that might suit Anna.... so we did that, and Anna then suggested I join in on the Connan Mockasin track she'd done too."


  • 28 May, 2014

    Lana Del Rey: Video Compilation From 'Ultraviolence'

    A new video compilation has just surfaced featuring clips from three tracks on Lana Del Rey's forthcoming album 'Ultraviolence'.
    ...'Shades Of Cool'
    ...'Brooklyn Baby'
    The album is released on June 16th.


  • Helmet
    28 May, 2014

    Helmet: 'Betty' 20th Anniversary European Tour

    Helmet are pleased to announce a European Betty 20th Anniversary Tour in September/October 2014. The band will be playing their critically lauded 1994 'Betty' album in full, along with a set spanning the entirety of Helmet's catalog.

    Billed as the "thinking man's metal band," Helmet provided an alternative to the grunge bands coming out of the US at the time with their clean cut aesthetic and raw, unrelenting, propulsive sound. 'Betty' came on the trails of the band's first mainstream success, 1992's 'Meantime'. The cut 'Milquetoast' became a music video staple on MTV and the album was critically praised for its genre-defying exploration into jazz, blues and improvisation. As music writer Darrell Bassett wrote upon the album's release, "The thump and grind of 'Betty' fully reflects the seemingly meaningless forces that shape our hi-tech existences, the inner pressure that waxes and wanes as life's pace explodes exponentially and its occasional moments of grace. Betty is a surprising album, one which grows as it unfolds its subtleties." A prophetic statement if ever there was one.

    See artist page for a full list of 'Betty' tour dates and check local listings for on-sale information.

    "Helmet made rhythmically complex steely-riffed alterna-metal that punished your body from weird angles..." - Rolling Stone Magazine

    "Helmet have carved - or, rather, bludgeoned - a niche as primary exponents of pummeling, monolithic, heavy guitar-rock. The sheer size and power of their sound dwarfs all but the most extreme of hardcore bands, but there's a precision to Helmet's sound that sets them apart."
    Time Off Magazine (1994 'Betty' album review)


  • The Libertines
    28 May, 2014

    The Libertines: At Glasgow Barrowlands

    The Libertines have announced they will be playing at Glasgow Barrowland on Sunday June 29th as a warm-up for their headlining shows at Barclaycard British Summer Time at Hyde Park on Saturday 5th July and the Benicassim Festival in Spain on July 19th. The Libertines last played Glasgow Barrowland ten years ago on the 2nd March 2004.

    Tickets for the Barrowland show go on sale at 9:00am on Friday 30th May from www.gigsinscotland.com / telephone 08444 999 990. They will be limited to two tickets per person and will require photo ID. The venue will refuse entry if you can not provide photo ID.

    The Libertines debut single, 'What A Waster', which Peter Doherty described as being "the most self-explanatory song in the history of pop" was set free in June 2002. 'Up The Bracket' was released as a single in September and hit the Top 30 and was followed by their debut album, also entitled 'Up The Bracket' (produced by Mick Jones - The Clash).
    'Time For Heroes' was unveiled in January 2003 and saw them performing on T.O.T.P for the first time. Their fourth single 'Don t Look Back Into The Sun' ensued in August 2003 and was produced by Bernard Butler (Suede). A second album, 'The Libertines', was released in August 2004 and entered the UK album chart at #1, spawning the top 10 singles 'Can t Stand Me Now' and 'What Became Of The Likely Lads'.

    Both Peter Doherty and Carl Barat have gone onto have highly successful solo careers as well as with their respective bands - Babyshambles and Dirty Pretty Things. Peter Doherty, who is currently on tour in Europe, released the highly acclaimed third Babyshambles album, 'Sequel To The Prequel', last year. Carl Barat has just formed a new band, recruited via the internet, called Carl Barat & The Jackals, who release their debut album in September.

    The Libertines are Peter Doherty - vocals/guitar, Carl Barat - vocals/guitar, John Hassall - bass guitar and Gary Powell - drums.


  • 27 May, 2014

    Kate Tempest: In Session For Gilles Peterson At BBC Radio 6 Music

    Kate Tempest has recorded a session for Gilles Peterson at BBC Radio 6 Music. Her new album 'Everybody Down' is out now.


  • 27 May, 2014

    Wolf Alice: New EP And Video 'Moaning Lisa Smile'

    Today Wolf Alice release their 'Creature Songs EP' on Dirty Hit Records. The new video for the track 'Moaning Lisa Smile' was premiered through The Fader.


  • Radio 1
    27 May, 2014

    BBC Radio 1's 'Big Weekend' In Glasgow

    Other Primary Talent artists to play at last weekend's 'BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend' in Glasgow included The 1975 and Darlia. Watch their performances here:


  • Life On Record
    27 May, 2014

    Marianne Faithfull: 'A Life On Record'

    Published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the release of her groundbreaking debut 'As Tears Go By,' this is the definitive book on Faithfull, one of the most beloved singers of the twentieth century. As a folk singer in London, Marianne Faithfull was discovered in a coffeehouse by the manager of the Rolling Stones in 1964. Over the five decades since, her work as a musician, her performances as an actress on stage and screen, and her influential personal style have made Faithfull an undisputed icon of pop culture. Edited by the artist herself, with accompanying handwritten captions, this book represents a personal collection of images that tell the story of her life from her explosive early success in London, and her infamous relationships with Mick Jagger and the Rolling Stones, to her rise as an actress and her collaborations with artists as diverse as David Bowie, Nick Cave, and Beck. The book spans Faithfull's evolution from an impossibly fresh innocent who sang like an angel, to the gorgeously mature woman she is today, whose deeper voice and mesmerizing appearance reveal a life full of rich experience.

    Including never-before-seen snapshots from Faithfull's personal collection, specially commissioned photographs of her home in Paris, and iconic images by many of the world's best-known photographers Steven Meisel, David Bailey, and Anton Corbijn, among many others this is a revealing celebration of an extraordinary life in popular culture.

    Marianne Faithfull's new album 'Give My Love to London' will be released in September 2014. The album is produced by Rob Ellis & Dimitri Tikovoi and mixed by Flood. The band: guitars by Adrian Utley (Portishead), keyboards by Ed Harcourt, Rob Ellis (drums), Dimitri Tikovoi (bass) + string quartet, and special guests Warren Ellis and Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds). Marianne has written the majority of the lyrics with music written by Nick Cave, Anna Calvi, Roger Waters, Pat Leonard, Tom McRae and Steve Earle.

    In the autumn, Marianne Faithfull will kick off a world tour which will last over a year, celebrating a career of fifty years of performing and touring. In May Marianne was revealed as the face of Saint Laurent Music Project.

    "What I love best is making records and performing." Marianne Faithfull


  • 26 May, 2014

    Erol Alkan: Remixes The Manic Street Preachers

    In advance of their forthcoming album 'Futurology', Manic Street Preachers announce a special 12" vinyl press of the single 'Europa Geht Durch Mich' remixed by Erol Alkan. The forthcoming release features two different signature reworks on a limited edition 12", alongside a digital exclusive with Beatport.

    In original form 'Europa Geht Durch Mich' is classic Manics and the subtle motorik feel is enhanced by guest vocals from German actress Nina Hoss, and it's her contribution that Alkan leads with on the 'Mesmerise Eins' rework. A singular line is twisted around a techno production that unfolds with dancefloor precision. The accompanying 'Mesmerise Zwei' rework takes a darker, dubbier and more psychedelic approach with Alkan's production skills shining through in the mind bending way Hoss's vocal is manipulated.

    Click here to pre-order 'Europa Geht Durch Mich (Erol Alkan Reworks)' from @phantasysound store:


  • Definitely Maybe
    26 May, 2014

    Oasis: 'Definitely Maybe' Back In The UK Album Chart At #5

    The 'Chasing The Sun' edition of Oasis' classic album 'Definitely Maybe', has entered the Official UK Album Chart at #5, 20 years after it's original release.


  • 26 May, 2014

    Lana Del Rey: New Track 'Shades Of Cool'

    Lana Del Rey shares an epic new track from her forthcoming album 'Ultraviolence', entitled 'Shades Of Cool'. The album is released on 13th June on Interscope.


  • 24 May, 2014

    Slowdive: 4 Star Live Review For Their First Show In 20 Years

    Excellent 4-Star live review for Slowdive, at Village Underground London, in Guardian Music from Ian Gittins. It was the band's first live show in twenty years, next weekend they appear at Barcelona's prestigious Primaverasound Festival.


  • 24 May, 2014

    East India Youth: Muzu TV Sessions

    William Doyle aka East India Youth performed two further songs for the Muzu TV sessions, being published by Guardian Music this week. They included 'Heaven How Long' and 'Song For A Granular Piano'.
    East India Youth will appear at London's Field Day festival on 7th June.


  • 24 May, 2014

    Marianne Faithful: New Album 'Give My Love To London'

    Marianne Faithful releases a new album in September entitled 'Give My Love To London', which features a whole host of special guest musicians, including Anna Calvi who has co-written one of the songs.
    Marianne Faithful will then undertake a 12-month world tour, to celebrate her fifty year recording career, which began with 'As Tears Go By' in 1965.
    Full details here in Guardian Music.


  • 23 May, 2014

    Rufus Wainwright: George Michael Covers 'Going To A Town'

    George Michael has covered the Rufus Wainwright song, 'Going To A Town', on his new album 'Symphonia'.


  • royksopp & robyn
    23 May, 2014

    Royksopp & Robyn: New Mini Album 'Do It Again'

    Royksopp & Robyn's new 5-track mini-album 'Do It Again' is released on 26th May, preview it here through NPR Music.
    Royksopp & Robyn will be on tour throughout Europe during the summer.


  • 23 May, 2014

    Oasis: 'Definitely Maybe' Chasing The Sun Edition

    This week sees the 20th Anniversary re-release of Oasis' classic album 'Definitely Maybe'. Available as a triple CD box set, heavyweight vinyl with loads of extra tracks, there is also a reproduction on the bands original 1993 cassette tape demo.

    Also this rarely seen footage of Oasis performing 'Cigarettes & Alcohol', live at Liverpool's Lomax in April 1994, has just been unearthed and made available for the first time.


  • 22 May, 2014

    Kate Tempest: 'Everybody Down' Streaming At MSN

    Listen to Kate Tempest's new album 'Everybody Down', streaming for the rest of the week at MSN Entertainment's Listening Booth.


  • 21 May, 2014

    Oasis: The 'Definitely Maybe' Documentary

    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their classic album 'Definitely Maybe', the Oasis website, has made the one hour "making of" documentary, available to stream online for free.
    Watch it here:


  • 21 May, 2014

    East India Youth: On Muzu TV Via The Guardian

    Last week East India Youth performed four songs in the Muzu TV studio, for broadcast through Guardian Music.

    East India Youth - Looking For Someone (Live) on MUZU.TV.


  • 21 May, 2014

    The Front Bottoms: New Video & EP

    The Front Bottoms unveil a new video for the track 'Jim Bogart' taken from their forthcoming 'Rose' EP, released on 17th June via Bar None.


  • boiler room
    21 May, 2014

    Kate Tempest: On Boiler Room TV

    Kate Tempest will be making an appearance on Boiler Room TV tomorrow, Thursday 22nd May, at 19:00 (BST)


  • 21 May, 2014

    Louisahhh!!!: Remixes & Remixed

    Louisahhh!!! has remixed the new track 'Close Up' from dOP, released on 26th May through Circus Company. This track is premiered exclusively through Mixmag.

    Louisahhh!!! & Maelstrom's 'Traces EP' will be re-issued in a de-luxe edition on 2nd June on The Vinyl Factory, which will feature a remix from Dave Clarke.


  • 21 May, 2014

    Proxy: New Single '10,000'/'Nemezis'

    Proxy's new single '10,000' / 'Nemezis' is available now through Beatport.


  • benicassim
    20 May, 2014

    The Libertines: To Play Benicassim Festival 2014

    It has just been announced that The Libertines are to headline the Saturday night of the Benicassim Festival in Spain on 19th July. Also on the bill for the four day event are Primary Talent artists:

    ...The 1975
    ...The Presidents of the United States of America


  • 20 May, 2014

    Basement Jaxx: New Album 'Junto'

    Basement Jaxx's new album 'Junto' is released on 25th August, preview the track 'Unicorn' here on Soundcloud.


  • 20 May, 2014

    Wolf Alice: New 'Creature Songs' EP

    Wolf Alice's new 'Creature Songs' EP is released on 26th May, preview it here on Soundcloud.


  • 20 May, 2014

    Lana Del Rey: Grades Remix Of 'West Coast'

    Lana Del Rey's new single 'West Coast' has been remixed by Grades, and includes alternative lyrics.


  • 20 May, 2014

    Slowdive: Play Their First Live Show In Nearly 20 Years

    Slowdive played their first live show in nearly 20 years, last Sunday night at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Reviewed in the NME.


  • 16 May, 2014

    Bassnectar: Free Download Of 'NOW'

    Bassnectar present a free download of the track 'NOW' featuring Rye Rye, from the forthcoming album '#NVSB', released on 24th June.


  • 16 May, 2014

    Ivy Lab: Free Download Of Jeru Da Damaja's 'Come Clean'

    To celebrate the launch of 20/20; Ivy Lab are proud to present the 'Bootlegs from the Lab' series where they'll be giving away a FREE track a week - each week between now and the launch of the event on the 11th June.

    Up first - embittered old-guy Sabre with his bass weight tweaks to 'Come Clean' by Jeru Da Damaja.


  • 16 May, 2014

    Ben Watt: To Be Joined Onstage By Pink Floyd's David Gilmour

    Ben Watt used Twitter last night to announce that Pink Floyd's David Gilmour will be playing on three songs at his London show next week at Islington Assembly Hall on Monday May 19. The rare appearance follows Gilmour's cameo on Watt's recently-released acclaimed album, 'Hendra'.

    Having already assembled the album's original band for the first time for the date, including ex-Suede guitarist Bernard Butler, the addition of rock titan Gilmour is an unexpected bonus.

    "We met by chance last September just before my album," says Watt. "It has all just fallen into place since then. First the album cameo and now this. He came down to rehearsal today to play pedal steel on 'The Levels' - the album track he's on - and now he's joining in on three.
    His lead playing is just great. It is an honour to be up there with him and Bernard Butler at the same time."

    Watt and Gilmour have already recorded and filmed a different acoustic version of 'The Levels' together earlier this year at Gilmour's studio on the south coast that was premiered by Q Magazine.

    Remaining tickets for the London show from:



  • max jury in the times
    15 May, 2014

    Max Jury: Sunday Times Feature

    Max Jury was featured in last weekends' Sunday Times, 'Breaking Act' section.
    Hear his debut 'Something In The Air' EP on Soundcloud.


  • nme album of the week
    15 May, 2014

    Kate Tempest: NME Album Of The Week

    Kate Tempest's album 'Everybody Down' (Big Dada) is 'Album Of The Week' in this weeks' NME.

    Her current single 'The Beigeness', has just been playlisted on BBC Radio 6 Music.


  • 14 May, 2014

    The Bots: New Single & Video 'No One Knows'

    The Bots unveil a new single 'No One Knows', from their debut album to be released later in the year.
    The Bots will be supporting Black Sabbath at their Hyde Park show in London on 4th July.


  • 13 May, 2014

    Kate Tempest: Debut Album 'Everybody Down' In Dazed

    Kate Tempest's debut album 'Everybody Down' is released on Monday 19th May on Big Dada. Read an interview and preview in Dazed from the link below.
    Stream the album in it's entirety from Dazed Digital.


  • 13 May, 2014

    Stray: Guest Mix For Ninja Tunes' 'Solid Steel'

    Stray is Solid Steel's guest dj, fresh from remix duties on the new Kate Tempest single 'The Beigness', which features in this mix. Stray's brand new 'Chatterbox EP' which is out now on Exit Records.


  • 12 May, 2014

    East India Youth: New Video 'Heaven How Long'

    East India Youth presents a new video for the track 'Heaven How Long', taken from the album 'Total Strife Forever' on Stolen Recordings.


  • 11 May, 2014

    Peter Doherty: Art Exhibition In Barcelona

    Peter Doherty currently has an art exhibition entitled 'Flags From The Old Regime', showing at the Espai d'Art Puntoparte gallery in Barcelona, until the end of May.


  • 11 May, 2014

    Tricky: Download Five New Tracks For Free

    Whilst Tricky continues to record new material, he has found the time to put together this package of 5 tracks that are from sessions over the last year or so, as well as a couple of personal favourites that you may never have heard before or that are difficult to find.

    He wanted to let like-minded people hear these tracks that otherwise would have stayed locked in a vault. When asked why he was giving them away, he said, "Just because I can, and it's just for love"

    See Tricky's artist page for new European tour dates.


  • 09 May, 2014

    Lana Del Rey: New Single & Video 'West Coast'

    Lana Del Rey reveals the completed video for her new single 'West Coast', released in the UK on 25th May. The video went live on Wednesday and has already had nearly 1.5 million views on YouTube.


  • 08 May, 2014

    Jay Brown: New Single & Video 'We Are The People'

    Jay Brown unveils the video for her forthcoming single 'We Are The People', out on 16th June on Killing Moon Records.
    Single launch party on 18th June at The Islington, London.


  • 08 May, 2014

    Laurel: New Video 'Nicotine Dream'

    Laurel's new video for Nicotine Dreams premieres exclusively on Hunger TV.


  • 08 May, 2014

    Wolf Alice: 'Moaning Lisa Smile' Live At Toe Rag Studios

    Wolf Alice perform 'Moaning Lisa Smile' live in the legendary Toe Rag Studios.
    The track features on their forthcoming 'Creature Songs EP' released on the 26th May.


  • 07 May, 2014

    Noisia: New Track 'Asteroids'

    'Asteroids' is taken from Noisia's 'Purpose' EP, set for release in June on Vision Recordings.


  • 03 May, 2014

    Imogen Heap: New Video 'Me The Machine'

    Imogen said: "Today is Earth Day and 2 years ago I performed the first version of 'Me The Machine' written with and for my Mi.Mu gloves. I am dying to let you hear the album but I have to wait, but today I want to let you hear and see the studio version and the additional music video.
    Hope you really enjoy it! Most of the visuals are being manipulated live using my Mi.Mu gloves as I didn't just want to mime. So I went one step further and worked with the team on getting the gloves ready for visual manipulations."

    New album 'Sparks' coming soon...


  • 03 May, 2014

    Imogen Heap: Sennheiser Momentum Project

    Imogen Heap is featured in the promotion for Sennheiser's Momentum Project.



  • 02 May, 2014

    Kano: Joins Damon Albarn Onstage

    Kano joined Damon Albarn onstage at the Rivoli Ballroom in London on Wednesday night, as guest vocalist on his rendition of Gorillaz' 'Clint Eastwood'.
    Full review here:


  • 01 May, 2014

    Kate Tempest: New Video 'The Beigeness'

    Kate Tempest unveils her brand new video for the track 'The Beigeness', taken from her forthcoming album 'Everybody Down' released on 19th May on Big Dada.