Archive for December, 2011

The Charlatans to headline The Isle of Wight Festival 2012

The Isle of Wight Festival 2012 line up just got even BIGGER with the addition of the simply unstoppable Tinie Tempah and one of the UK’s most exciting artists, Labrinth appearing on the main stage on Saturday 23rd June. Also joining the line up on Sunday 24th are alternative rock band Band of Skulls and [...]


TRENT REZNOR & ATTICUS ROSS THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO SOUNDTRACK GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATION 3xCD SET OUT ON MUTE ON 26 DECEMBER 2011 Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross soundtrack to David Fincher’s adaptation of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo has been nominated for Best Original Score in the Motion Picture [...]

Mazzy Star, Afghan Whigs and more for Primavera Sound 2012

THE AFGHAN WHIGS, JUSTICE, MAZZY STAR Y MAYHEM, AMONG THE NEW ARTISTS CONFIRMED FOR SAN MIGUEL PRIMAVERA SOUND 2012 The comeback of two bands that are essential to understanding the nineties really shine out among the new confirmations for the next edition of San Miguel Primavera Sound that will take place from the 30th May [...]


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DJ PAUL RUDD FLIES THE FLAG FOR DANCE MUSIC IN MTV’S ‘BRAND NEW UNSIGNED’ COMEPTITION!   VOTE FOR PAUL RUDD HERE: Paul Rudd, one of the TOP 50 DJ’s in the UK, and labelled as “one of dance music’s hottest new DJ’S” [Richard Lee, Mastermix UK], has now been selected by judges to compete [...]

Joel Bailey Unveil Single & London Show

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One man band, Joel Bailey releases his foot stomping debut single ‘Diamonds & Dirt‘ on 17th January 2012. Written by Joel Bailey and producer Matt Perkins ‘Diamonds & Dirt‘ gives a first glimpse of Joel’s soulful voice and unique playing style: vocals, guitar, kick drum, hi-hat and snare drum all at once. ‘Diamonds & Dirt’ [...]

Straylings Unveil New Release

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Straylings ‘Entertainment On Foreign Grounds’ Out March 5th on Deadpan Records ‘Compelling… Straylings serve up cinematic heartbreak with a side dose of opium… somewhere between Mazzy Star and Jefferson Airplane’ – Artrocker Magazine ‘Fantastic…’ – Steve Lamacq‘ ‘A Brilliant London band…’ – Huw Stephens   ‘Full of raw, elegant emotion…expertly crafting a rich distinctive sound.’ [...]

Ravens In Paris – The Hideaway/Don’t Be A Stranger

Well well well. Post-punk rockabilly, anyone? For those of us familiar with the dark retro style of Sissy & The Blisters there is a lot of fun to be had with Ravens In Paris, and their free single release. A-side ‘The Hideaway’ features a keening overdriven guitar in brittle treble-toned squalls, as off-kilter chords wrestle [...]

The Jezabels announce headline UK/ European tour dates for ’12

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Following their announcement last week of their headline NME Awards Show slot and their recent sold out show at Heaven in London, The Jezabels are pleased to announce a UK & European tour, on sale now, starting on 22nd February. The Australian four-piece have spent 2011 honing their genre-defying craft. They have taken their very [...]

letlive. announce vinyl release // UK dates in Feb

A vinyl version of the breakthrough Epitaph debut from letlive. has been demanded by fans far and wide for the last year. Be careful what you wish for because ‘Fake History’ is soon to be on 2xLP. Following an incendiary 2011 for LA quintet letlive., the band are now set to release their highly regarded [...]

Rough Trade Shops ‘Electronic 11′ CD released January 16th

22 tracks, full sleevenotes. Exclusive ltd. edition varnished sleeve available from Rough Trade Shops only. The new Rough Trade Shops compilation CD is aimed squarely at the New Year. Shiny, fresh, clean and minimal electronic music in your earphones provide the perfect soundtrack for the cold and frosty early January.   Rough Trade Shops Electronic [...]