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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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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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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Chester and Linkin Park’s Impact and Significance

Chester and Linkin Park’s Impact and Significance

Chester Bennington has left behind a very different world. Than the one before Linkin Park’s success at the turn of the millennium. The new genre of metal fused with elements of pop and hip-hop. Was growing in popularity throughout the 90s. Every generation has its struggles. But fans could easily identify with the themes and emotions. That were packed into the best-selling debut album of the 21st century. Linkin Park’s interpretation of nu metal was…

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Jessie Ware is back with ‘Midnight’

Jessie Ware is back with ‘Midnight’

The voice that spawned a legion of copycats, Jessie Ware is a phenomenally talented singer, songwriter and all-round great person. Born and raised in London, she released her debut album ‘Devotion’ back in 2012. The follow-up (and my first experience of her) ‘Tough Love’ came two years later. She came highly recommended by an incredible musician and tutor of mine. You can imagine how excited and impressed I was when I first got to hear…

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Festival Catastrophes Lead to Evacuations

Festival Catastrophes Lead to Evacuations

Frankly, It’s been a bit of an unlucky weekend. For music festivals this side of the pond. Two massive festivals, one in England. One in Spain, faced serious issues.  After a weekend of heavy rain, Y Not Festival was left in a messy state. Though a bit of mud is to be expected at a UK festival. Conditions were severe enough for organizers to cancel the final day. In a statement on the website, organizers…

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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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Mercury Prize 2017 Nominations have been Announced!

Mercury Prize 2017 Nominations have been Announced!

This morning, the 2017 Mercury Prize shortlist came out. The annual prize, which celebrates the best British album released each year, spans every genre, from indie and grime to pop and jazz. The prize is judged by a panel of 12 judges, the same number as albums nominated. They are all movers and shakers from all facets of the UK’s music industry. Including radio presenters, music news editors, and, of course, some of the country’s…

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