BBC Radio1 Xtra’s Hot For 2019 – Aitch

BBC Radio1 Xtra’s Hot For 2019 – Aitch

He’s still at the beginning of his career, but Aitch has already captured himself a loyal fan base. His first single ‘Trust Me’ proved to be an absolute smash, earning 1.3 million views on GRM Daily’s YouTube channel and premiered on BBC Radio 1XTRA with DJ Target. Not only this, but the song has gone on to be a staple of national radio playlists. Aitch surprised fans with a Christmas day drop ‘Miss Me With…

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The Real Reason Kanye West Pulled Out Of Coachella

The Real Reason Kanye West Pulled Out Of Coachella

Kanye West has reportedly dropped out of this year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. A source reportedly close to West has stated “Kanye backed out at the last minute because of the stage constrictions”. “He’s done performing on limiting stages and feels they restrict his artistic ability”. The source also reported that “He and Travis Scott are really committed to having unique sets going forward.” Another source told TMZ Kanye did not want to…

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21 Savage Releases New Album

21 Savage Releases New Album

I Am > I Was is the latest release from rapper and producer, 21 Savage. The album consists of 15 tracks and features the likes of Post Malone, Offset and Childish Gambino. It comes one year after his debut album ‘Issa Album’ and was due to be released on December 7 but fans were left waiting and a tweet was published saying “Dam I forgot to drop my album my bad y’all.” The opening track…

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Tom Grennan Picks Up BBC Music Introducing Artist Of The Year

Tom Grennan Picks Up BBC Music Introducing Artist Of The Year

Tom Grennan has picked up BBC Music Introducing Artist of the Year for 2018 after taking to music in 2012. Following  in the footsteps of Declan McKenna and Catfish and the Bottlemen, he has been handed the iconic award but music has not always been Grennan’s calling. It all started back in 2012 when Tom was part of band The Jebs and in 2013 they appeared on BBC Introducing in Befordshire and in 2014, he…

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New Host for Radio 1Xtra Rap Show Announced

New Host for Radio 1Xtra Rap Show Announced

After Charlie Sloth announced his departure from The BBC Radio 1Xtra Rap Show and *that* incident, speculation on his and Tim Westwood’s replacement has got everyone talking but, wonder no more, as the next presenter of the show has been announced as Tiffany Calver. No stranger to the rap scene, Tiffany has been around, from presenting loads of radio shows to – wait for it – opening for Beyonce and JayZ during their On the…

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Florence and the Machine–The journey so far

Florence and the Machine–The journey so far

They embark on their UK tour in a couple of weeks’ time but before they light up the arenas and take to the stage, we take a look at Florence and the Machine’s journey so far… Florence Welch is the floaty-sleeved front woman of dreams, with a crazy vocal range and a natural flare for writing lyrics that could make a grown man weep; Team that with the talent of keyboardist Isabella Summers and the…

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Over a third of music consumers still pirate music

Over a third of music consumers still pirate music

The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has announced findings that approximately 38% of global music consumers access their music through illegal means. Results were found by looking into 20 of the world’s biggest music markets, including the United Kingdom. Music is more accessible than it ever has been as of 2018 but this has not stopped those who wish to pirate music from doing so. Breaking down the piracy, you’ll find 32% of…

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Kanye West to lunch with President Trump

Kanye West to lunch with President Trump

The nightmare continues. The statement ‘I miss the old Kanye’ has probably been uttered more times than can be counted over the last few days, from posting pictures of himself in an infamous ‘Make America Great Again’ cap, to SNL cutting off Kanye discussing his admiration for Trump to the audience after his performance and the name change to ‘Ye’, to the White House confirming that Mr. West will be visiting President Donald Trump this…

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Take That to play Anfield’s first gig in 10 Years

Take That to play Anfield’s first gig in 10 Years

As part of Take That’s Greatest Hits Tour taking place next summer, they’ll be playing the first concert at Anfield Stadium in 10 years. June 6th 2019 will mark a new era for the stadium, which has been permitted to host up to six gigs a year, Liverpool had aimed for more but local residents raised noise and traffic concerns. Between Mid-May and July, Anfield will play host to concerts and Take That will be…

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Bastille announce intimate headline 2019 UK, Ireland and European tour

Bastille announce intimate headline 2019 UK, Ireland and European tour

Ahead of the release of their third studio album, indie-pop/rock band Bastille have announced a slew of gigs around the country early next year much fans’ delight. The lads of Bastille have played in pretty much every arena in Europe, as well as a host of pubs, bars, and more intimate venues, leaving no area unvisited. This time, Bastille will be taking ‘The Still Avoiding Tomorrow Tour’ Part 1 on the road and stopping at…

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