Under Rated Albums ☆3 – “Paranoid Cocoon” by Cotton Jones

Under Rated Albums ☆3 – “Paranoid Cocoon” by Cotton Jones

Formerly known as the Cotton Jones Basket Ride, singer-songwriter Michael Nau released music he made with Whitney McGraw as “Cotton Jones” for several years. One of the best releases among the many great albums Nau has produced over his career is the 2009 Cotton Jones album “Paranoid Cocoon” — a set of beautifully harmonized folk tunes with cohesive themes and haunting atmospherics. The duo of Nau and McGraw is the foundation upon which this album was thoughtfully built upon. The lyrics of…

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New Flats threaten Bristol’s Thekla music venue

New Flats threaten Bristol’s Thekla music venue

The developments of new flats are putting the future of Bristol’s iconic music venue ‘The Thekla’ under question. News comes after a string of noise complaints from local residents that are breaching the terms of the building’s license. The proposed development consists of a 183 capacity car park and 4816 square metres worth of office space. The bid will see the promotion of trendy homes and stylish business, while a legendary nightclub that has been…

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Sainsbury’s is setting up a record label

Sainsbury’s is setting up a record label

The steady resurgence of the vinyl has been a quietly growing phenomenon, which has been occurring in the depths of the UK music scene for some years now.  The commercial profit that can be made by selling albums across the country is huge. Vinyl sales increased by a staggering 37.6 % in the first half of this year in the United Kingdom.  With no indication of a drop in these numbers, it makes complete sense…

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Beyoncé to star in Lion King Remake

Beyoncé to star in Lion King Remake

Pop star Beyoncé is set to star in the remake of the Disney classic ‘Lion King’, which is being anticipated for 2019. The original animation was released by Walt Disney Pictures in 1994. The new version was conceived as a way to compile a gifted cast to rejuvenate a classic story and bring it to life for a modern audience. This vision explains the other featured voices of famous comedians and actors of the likes…

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UK’s £4.5 billion music industry is under threat from touts

UK’s £4.5 billion music industry is under threat from touts

Ticket touting has become a major problem for the UK’s music industry, which comprises 142, 000 jobs, in accordance to UK Music.  Instead of cash going directly to the fans favourite acts, large quantities are being handed over to so-called ‘touts’, who often charge preposterous ticket mark-ups for ‘sold out tickets’.  The resale prices of these tickets have sullied the experience of fans up and down the country. The scale of the issue is evidenced…

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Wiley bounces new album Godfather II

Wiley bounces new album Godfather II

Wiley has declared the release of his twelfth studio album, titled ‘Godfather II’, which is set to hit stores and streaming services from February 16th, 2018. The news comes after a spout of media appearances and the uploading of snippets of some of his lines on Instagram. The name of his new release is a fitting ode to his reputation within the grime community. ‘Eskiboy’ is often dubbed ‘the godfather of grime’, as he helped…

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