Spiritualized reveal UK tour dates

Spiritualized have today announced they will be touring the UK later this year. Jason Pierce and co. will play six shows across the UK this November in support of new album Sweet Heart, Sweet Light, which was released last week. The album, which features the single ‘Hey Jane’ above, was the bands seventh and their […]

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Listen: Swim Deep reveal new B-side ‘Simmer’

If new Birmingham band Swim Deep can afford to use such effortlessly brilliant pop songs as ‘Simmer’ for B-sides, then their upcoming debut album should definitely be one to look forward to. ‘Simmer’ is the B-side to Swim Deep’s new single ‘She Changes The Weather‘, out 13 May, and it’s a beautifully breezy, summery track. […]

Praxis Makes Perfect

Stream: Neon Neon’s new album ‘Praxis Makes Perfect’

Neon Neon, the synth duo comprising of Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys and producer Boom Bip, surprised everyone with their debut album Stainless Style – managing to actually succeed in making an entertaining concept album about inventor John DoLorean. Now they’re at it again, choosing relatively unknown Italian left-wing activist and publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli as […]

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Listen: Janelle Monae – ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ (feat. Erykah Badu)

Janelle Monae released her new single ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ earlier today, and it’s a multi-layred funk, soul, rap, pop belter. It also features Erykah Badu, who adds a pretty spectacular closing rap verse to it. Check it out: ‘Q.U.E.E.N.’ is taken from Monae’s upcoming second studio album (or ‘suite’, as she calls them) The Electric Lady.

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Reading and Leeds Festival announce complete line-up – adding The Horrors, AlunaGeorge, Blood Red Shoes and more to the bill

Reading and Leeds Festival organisers have today added 52 new acts to the line-up for this years event. Joining the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Queens Of The Stone Age on the line-up are The Horrors, AlunaGeorge, Blood Red Shoes, Pulled Apart By Horses and nu-metal veterans Papa Roach. Here’s the completed line-up poster: Looks […]

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Watch: Muse – ‘Panic Station’ video

Muse released their video for new single ‘Panic Station’ today with a grand unveiling on YouTube and Twitter, but immediately got in trouble for using the above image of the Rising Sun Flag. The Rising Sun Flag is seen as a symbol of Japanese imperialism and is considered as offensive by many – which kind […]

Robert Plant – picture exclusive!

Ever since those Led Zep reunion whispers died down, Robert Plant’s solo career has gone from strength to strength.  His 2007 collaboration with Alison Krauss, Raising Sand, was greeted with almost unanimous praise and established Plant once again as one of our most important and influential vocalists. His new project Band Of Joy – named […]

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Watch: Splashh – ‘All I Wanna Do’ video

When I featured new band Splashh in a New Music Roundup earlier this month, I wasn’t really able to include their new single ‘All I Wanna Do’ as it was only available on Spotify. They’ve released a video of it now though, so everyone can hear it in all its lo-fi droner rock glory: ‘All […]