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Ex-Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft has said he sees no reason why he and his ex-bandmates would decide to reform The Verve. Speaking to Shortlist magazine, Ashcroft said: “I can’t see any reason why, after headlining Glastonbury, headlining Coachella, headlining in Japan and making an album that’s better than 99 per cent of other bands’ albums, ...

Australian rocker Nick Cave is to add guest vocals to electro-outfit UNKLE’s new album. Speaking to BBC 6 Music, the duo confirmed that Nick Cave will feature on the album, which is tentatively scheduled for release early next year and has the working title ‘Day Fall’. UNKLE only released their latest album, ‘Where Did The ...

In the five years since she released her debut album ‘Arular’, Mathangi ‘Maya’ Arulpragasam has gradually carved a niche for herself as the music scene’s foremost political artist.  To be fair, though, she hasn’t got much mainstream competition for that particular title, unless I’m missing the subtle socio-political subtext in the works of Katy Perry ...

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The Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas has told BBC’s 6 Music that the bands new album is ‘almost half-way done’. The follow-up to 2006’s underwhelming ‘First Impressions of Earth’ was previously reported to have been completed, with drummer Fab Moretti saying they hoped to have the as yet untitled album out by this September. This contradiction ...

Leicester band Kasabian have announced two new gigs as they warm up for their headlining slot at this years V Festival. On August 17 the rockers will be play the Belfast Belsonic before hitting London’s O2 Brixton Academy on August 19.  Tickets for both warm-up shows will go on sale this Friday (July 9). Kasabian ...

Manchester band Doves have announced that live recordings of tonight’s (2nd July) Eden Session show will be available to buy immediately after the gig. The deluxe double CD recordings will be available to buy at the venue, or from their online store. A digital download will also be available.  The Manchester legends have limited the ...