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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Spotify Could Be Making Playlists Using Your DNA

Spotify Could Be Making Playlists Using Your DNA

You read that headline right, Spotify has partnered up with Ancestry to provide playlists which will seemingly reflect who you are, right down to your DNA. With the sudden rise of genealogy services’ popularity over the last few years, 23andme even have a podcast now, it’s no surprise Spotify have latched onto this to produce their own tailored novelty. All you need is a bit of spit, a bit of cash to pay Ancestry and…

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Swedish pop duo I Am Karate release new single ‘News’

Swedish pop duo I Am Karate release new single ‘News’

I Am Karate are part of an influx of Scandinavian pop artists who have been popping up in the UK over the past few years (Robyn, Tove Lo, Zara Larsson to name just a few) and we are LIVING for it. Their newest single News addresses the dual search for fame and love and is sparkly synthpop at its finest. The Stockholm duo in question are Erika Soldh Ahlström and Marta Petterson and they’ve showcased…

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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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Alt-J have release new single “In Cold Blood”

Alt-J have release new single “In Cold Blood”

Alt-J have released the second single “In Cold Blood” from their latest album Relaxer. This follows the release of “3WW” and will be the bands third album (via Canvasback Music) following This is All Yours which was released back in 2014. This latest track is typical Alt-J, having honed their own sound which nobody else can emulate, it’s good to see their return. Alt-J didn’t stop their though as they as they had more news…

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