The Libertines Glasgow tickets

The Libertines release 1,000 extra tickets for their Alexandra Palace gig on 28 September

Due to popular demand, The Libertines have made another 1,000 tickets available for the final date of their three-gig residency at London’s Alexandra Palace in September. With tickets for the show on Saturday 27 September selling out in a matter of minutes, and only a handful of tickets remaining for the gigs on Friday 26 […]

The Libertines Glasgow tickets

The Libertines announce Peace, Swim Deep and Circa Waves as Alexandra Palace support acts

It’s been just a week since the newly-reformed Libertines announced two special gigs at London’s Alexandra Palace. Those tickets sold out literally in minutes, so an extra date was hastily arranged. Tickets for that then sold out even quicker, and since then there’s even been talk of a new album. It’s fair to say it’s […]

December playlist

December playlist – all the best new music from December 2013

December is traditionally a quiet month, so I was surprised at the amount of quality new music showing up in my Soundcloud ‘Likes’ as I put this playlist together. From the return of Doves’ Jimi Goodwin to brand new Drake, Warpaint, Sam Smith and Broken Bells – December has provided us with some great new […]

Swim Deep album

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 […]

James Blake

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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All the best new music from July in a handy playlist

Well July 2013 has now been and gone, leaving us with memories of heatwaves, Royal births and loads of great new music. Below is a playlist of all the best new music from the month, including the return of Yuck, a new track from Factory Floor, a predicable belter from Eli & Fur and lots […]

King City

Listen: June playlist – all the best new music from June

Before we dive head-long into July, here’s a handy playlist rounding up all the best new music from June – from exciting new bands like Swim Deep, NO CEREMONY///, SPIRES, Splashh and JAWS to established acts like Editors, White Lies and the irrepressible M.I.A. Enjoy! June playlist – full tracklist 01. Janelle Monae – ‘Dance […]

Glastonbury

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 […]