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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Protecting a Legacy or Monetising a Loss; Prince’s Vault

Protecting a Legacy or Monetising a Loss; Prince’s Vault

The artist formally known as the artist formally known as Prince. Arguably music’s most talented and eccentric individual, he is never far from news headlines these days. The iconic multi-instrumentalist, singer, actor and performer passed away last year at the age of 57. He left behind an already incredible legacy including over 35 albums, four movies and countless incredible memories. There have already been several posthumous releases, but news this week indicates more. Prince is…

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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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Weekly Spotify Playlist | Old Skool 80s | Week 31

Weekly Spotify Playlist | Old Skool 80s | Week 31

This Global Sound Groups weekly Spotify playlist. Our specialists compile a special playlist that will surely be the soundtrack to you week. Hosting a mix of genres and also special themed weeks that you are sure to love. This week’s playlist as always includes a tone of great tracks. Remember you can head over to our Spotify to get all our playlists! And make sure you follow us on all social media outlets. If you’re…

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Holograms on Tour

Holograms on Tour

You might remember back in 2012, when Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were joined on stage by a Hologram of Tupac Shakur, ‘performing’ several tracks with them on stage to a sold out crowd at Coachella. You may also remember an event in 2014, when it was the King of pop himself, Michael Jackson’s turn, performing ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ at the Billboard Music awards. The technology is as strange as it is awesome, and…

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Radiohead defy boycott in Israel; should bands be so political?

Radiohead defy boycott in Israel; should bands be so political?

In a world where bands take stands on everything from the smallest social justice issues to Donald Trump. More and more people seem to look up to them as role models and expect them to conform to their beliefs and ideals. Radiohead are a band that has been around long enough to go through this time and time again. With a lot of people who spend an awful lot of their time quick to call…

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Aphex Twin Only; Potential Future of Streaming?

Aphex Twin Only; Potential Future of Streaming?

As prolific and secretive about his appearance in music as Banksy is in the art world, Richard D. James (much better known as Aphex Twin) is a regular when discussing incredible electronic music (sometimes called Intelligent Dance Music). He is the co-founder of Rephlex Records, and is perhaps best known for the 1999 track ‘Windowlicker’. It peaked at number 16 in the UK singles chart at the time. After his 2001 release ‘Drukqs’, he (or…

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R. Kelly: What is Going On This Time?

R. Kelly: What is Going On This Time?

No stranger to insane news, R. Kelly, the ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ singer, is being accused of heinous things this week. This is particularly disturbing when you consider ‘that’ video of him supposedly urinating on an underage girl. Apparently marrying R&B singer ‘Aaliyah’ when she was 15. Also along with the child pornography charges he was acquitted of back in 2008. R.Kelly Running An Abusive Cult?! A Buzzfeed ‘news’ report surfaced on Monday, alleging…

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Kayne West Leaves Tidal; beginning of the end?

Kayne West Leaves Tidal; beginning of the end?

Prepare yourself; big news came out this week from the Kanye camp, with TMZ breaking the story of Kanye West severing ties with Jay Z’s Tidal. The streaming service has certainly seen plenty of ups and downs since it was created in 2015. But Kanye West’s contribution in the form of 2016’s ‘The Life of Pablo.’ And the ridiculous amount of news coverage that anything he does generates cannot be understated. According to TMZ’s sources,…

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