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This Week’s New Single Releases (8th December 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Amber Run – ‘Heaven’ Avicii meets Mumford and Sons meets Autotune in this cross pollination of genres. A slow burner, taking half of its running time to even touch on its chorus, fans of Coldplay and similar indie bands will seek refuge […]

Reading and Leeds 2014

Reading and Leeds 2014: First headliners to be announced next week – here are the top rumours

***UPDATE 7 March – Festival organisers have revealed there will be four headliners this year – click here to see the updated post ***

***UPDATE – Blink 182 have been announced as the first headliners of Reading and Leeds 2014 – see the early line-up here***

***UPDATE NUMBER 2 – Arctic Monkeys have now been announced as headliner of this years festival – click here for the latest news on the Reading and Leeds 2014 line-up***

Reading and Leeds Festival organisers have announced that they will reveal the first headliners for next years festial next Monday (2 December). Read more about Reading and Leeds 2014: First headliners to be announced next week – here are the top rumours

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Watch: Arctic Monkeys pay tribute to Lou Reed with ‘Walk On The Wild Side’ cover in Liverpool

Arctic Monkeys paid tribute to the late and great Lou Reed last night during their show at Liverpool’s Echo Arena – playing his signature solo track ‘Walk On The Wild Side’, taken from his 1972 solo album Transformer. Former Velvet Underground front-man Reed passed away over the weekend and has been the subject of tributes […]

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 […]