Yannis Philippakis

Yannis Philippakis slams Spotify for paying an ‘insulting pittance’ to artists

Foals front-man Yannis Philippakis has become the latest in a growing list of high profile musicians to criticise the business model of music streaming powerhouse Spotify. Talking to Channel 4 news ahead of tomorrow nights Mercury Prize ceremony – for which Foals’ Holy Fire is nominated – Philippakis slammed Spotify for what he described as […]

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Listen: Foals’ Track ‘My Number’

When Foals revealed ‘Inhaler’ as the lead track for their new album Holy Fire (artwork above), it suggested they were focussing on the funkier side of their ‘math-rock’ leanings. Now they have released the next taster from Holy Fire, and we know their third album will definitely be a groovier and looser affair than Antidotes and […]

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: Foals – ‘Out Of The Woods’ video

Foals have already delivered some pretty stunning visuals to accompany Holy Fire tracks ‘Late Night’ and ‘Bad Habit’, and have continued the hot streak with the newly released video for latest single ‘Out Of The Woods’. The video follows a young woman as she gradually succumbs to some kind of paranoid breakdown in her apartment […]

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 […]

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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Foals announce UK tour dates for February 2014

Foals have announced a six-date UK tour for next February. The Oxford rockers have steadily become one of the biggest guitar bands in the UK – thanks to their brilliant third album Holy Fire and a host of electrifying summer festival appearances, which included a phenomenal set at Glastonbury. Following their festival appearances, which will […]