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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New Radiohead Video for ‘Lift’

New Radiohead Video for ‘Lift’

Radiohead released their 20th anniversary version of OK Computer on 23rd June 2017. A double CD set from XL, it features extra tracks and remastered versions of the classics. They also released a £100 box set, along with vinyl and digital versions on their website OKNOTOK (hyperlink this with link below). There is even a link on the OK Computer website to their 1997 website. An approximation of it, anyway. Extremely bare bones home page…

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Secret Shows for a Great Cause; Sofar Sounds

Secret Shows for a Great Cause; Sofar Sounds

By now, you have probably seen a ‘house’ gig or two online, or attended it yourself. The phenomenon of hosting concerts in homes and various unique places has gone from strength to strength in recent years. One company has always been at the forefront; Sofar Sounds. Founded in 2010, they are based in London, but can be found all over the world. They call themselves: ‘an expanding network of artists and music lovers.’ and are…

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Esperanza Spalding’s ‘Exposure’ Will Make History

Esperanza Spalding’s ‘Exposure’ Will Make History

Esperanza. Chamber Music Society. Radio Music Society. Emily’s D+Evolution. If you haven’t heard of these, I’ve got some homework for you. She has performed at the White House, sold thousands of copies and is one of the best with a double bass. Esperanza Spalding is a bassist, vocalist, composer, singer.. Supreme talent. Portland’s own multi talented jazz goddess is back with a challenging task this September. On the 12th of the month, Esperanza Spalding enters…

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Australia vs Viagogo

Australia vs Viagogo

Not all ticketing platforms are created equal. Some promise to tackle touts and make things fairer for the everyday concert goer. Others promise the best value for money above all else. Viagogo is one such ticketing platform that ‘aims to provide ticket buyers with the widest possible choice of tickets across the world’. That sounds pretty good on the surface, but has been taken to court by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission. As published…

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BBC Battles Glastonbury with The Biggest Weekend Festival

BBC Battles Glastonbury with The Biggest Weekend Festival

The BBC aren’t being shown in the best light in the news lately. Constantly dogged for apparent media bias against Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn. They have also recently been hit by outrage following the publishing of several high profile members of staff’s wages. This showed a wage gap between male and female workers. Also highlighting that some ‘big name’ personalities are paid vast amounts. Perhaps this is where the majority of that TV license and merchandising money ends…

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Lianne La Havas Gifts The World

Lianne La Havas Gifts The World

Personally, I can’t rave enough about Lianne La Havas. I believe she is one of the best talents that has ever come out of the UK. She has world class vocal mastery, instrumentalism, stage performance and songwriting abilities. And she is only two albums into her her career; the sky is genuinely the limit when it comes to Lianne. Fresh off of her performance at Afropunk in London, she surprised us this week with a…

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Sunfall Festival: Our Top Picks

Sunfall Festival: Our Top Picks

With Festival Season in full swing. So we look ahead to Sunfall 2017 which takes place on August 12th in Brockwell Park. The “new festival for London” and brings a packed one-day lineup. As well as many of the featured artists appearing again at various after party spots around the capital. Set clashes are the bane of every festival-goer’s life. And those decisions are often agonizing. Such as, here is our suggested (certainly not definitive) Sunfall…

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Foo Fighters Reveal Another Star

Foo Fighters Reveal Another Star

The long lasting and ever touring band that never seem to slow down are returning for a new record. ‘Concrete and Gold’. The Foo Fighters have a knack for creating great songs and albums and attracting all kinds of characters to them, but this record is going to stand out. It even apparently features ‘the biggest pop star in the world’. Already dubbed ‘weird’ by Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age, Dave Grohl…

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Björk Announces 10th Album

Björk Announces 10th Album

I love Björk. Never one to stick with conventions, she has always pushed the envelope in terms of what it means to be a musician. With songs on all manner of subjects using practically every instrument and technique you could think of, she has a huge following of loyal fans. I certainly clamour for every new announcement and interview she gives. And that’s not even taking into account how quickly she adapts and works new…

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