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The 13 best debut albums of 2013

There’s lots of talk about the lack of great new bands on the scene these days, but when you look at the amount of quality debut albums released in 2013 it seems that new music is in great shape. So let’s stop being defeatist and revel in some of the great first albums released this […]

Mercury Music Prize 2013 shortlist announced

The shortlist for this years Mercury Music Prize album of the year has just been announced, and it turns out my prediction from yesterday wasn’t too far out – I’m counting 7 out of 12 as a success anyway! Here’s the full shortlist: Arctic Monkeys – AM David Bowie – The Next Day Disclosure – Settle […]

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Mercury Music Prize 2013 – 12 albums that should be on the shortlist

Whatever your thoughts on the annual music industry love-in that is the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Album of the Year, you can’t deny it creates a bit of a talking point in the music world. The shortlist for this years Mercury Prize is announced tomorrow evening (5.30pm, 10 September), so prepare for a few weeks of […]

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My Glastonbury 2013 review…

Glastonbury is commonly regarded as the world’s biggest and best festival for lots of reasons, but the one reason that stands out for me is the freedom it offers festival-goers to enjoy the weekend however they choose to. Other festivals pack you into designated areas and have a limited amount of stages and options. At […]

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Album review: Savages – ‘Silence Yourself’

Savages – Silence Yourself {rating} Buy: Silence Yourself Who are Savages? They’re a new all-girl London post-punk four-piece and the latest ‘big new hope’ of guitar music in 2013. They are: Jenny Beth (vocals), Gemma Thompson (guitar), Ayse Hassan (bass) and Fay Milton (drums) What do I need to know about Silence Yourself? It’s Savages […]

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Listen: Savages stream debut album ‘Silence Yourself’

Nihilistic post-punk noiseniks Savages are preparing to release their much anticipated debut Silence Yourself next week, and have today dropped the full stream of it online for your listening pleasure. Check it out here (the player is a bit fiddly, so be prepared to have to refresh a few times!) Silence Yourself is out on […]

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Watch: Savages – ‘Shut Up’ video

‘Shut Up’ is the latest track from highly rated punks Savages to get the video treatment ahead of the release of their debut album Silence Yourself on 6 May. The video, directed by Giorgio Testi, begins with frontwoman Jehnny Beth reading the bands artistic mission statement (which is included on the above album artwork) before […]

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Savages announce debut album ‘Silence Yourself’ and stream new single ‘She Will’

Hotly tipped London post-punkers Savages have announced their debut album will be called Silence Yourself and will be released on 6  May through Matador Records. The album was produced by Johnny Hostile and Rodaidh McDonald (The xx, Adele) and will feature new versions of tracks from last years breakthrough EP, I Am Here.  Savages announced the album […]