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News: Joni Mitchell celebrates the 50th anniversary of ‘Blue’ with a remastered set of her four Reprise albums

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See: The monochrome video for Trevor Sensor’s ‘Chiron, Galactus’: an instant classic of mourning, cathartic Americana

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Album Review: DMA’s – The Glow plus tour news

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Reggae icons The Wailers are set to hit these shores in a week or two, for their biggest UK tour to date, where they will play ‘Legend’ in it’s entirety. Formed in 1969 with Bob Marley at the helm, The Wailers set out on an odyssey to promote Rastafarian ideals of peace, love and equality …

Following on from the release of his brilliant album Perpetual Motion People, Ezra Furman has released a new video for the single Body Was Made, about which Furman says “Body Was Made is a protest song against the people and forces that would make me ashamed of my body, my gender and my sexuality. Its …

1 SECRET WAREHOUSE. 4 BANDS. NO STAGE. Sounds like a whole heap of fun to us. Cult underground record label Fluffer Records who first brought you the likes of Slaves, Cerebral Ballzy and God Damn are launching a new series of nights in partnership with Clash Magazine to shake up the underground music scene called, …

Broco are back, and this time they’ve brought some friends. This week the Oxford-rockers have announced their support for their upcoming December tour. Joining them on the road are Coasts, Arcane Roots, and Symmetry on the 9 date tour all over the UK. With the Edinburgh show already sold out, the Automatic live show is …

It’s amazing how some artists stay with you over the course of your life. In the days before iPads and things and 24 hour children’s programmes, as children we used to end up sometimes doing quiet things, like reading and drawing – on paper, with pencils and everything. In the kitchen my mother would have …

Some musicians surprise fans by not knowing how to deal with appreciation and disarm reviewers by willing to absorb criticism of their music. Carey Lander, the keyboard player with Glaswegian indie pop band Camera Obscura from 2001 until her death in October 2015, did both. Erudite and demure offstage but ironically confident in projecting her …

We’ve been big fans of Manchester jazz trio Gogo Penguin for about as long as we can remember. The three piece, pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner drew on not only the jazz heritage, but broader influences such as Brian Eno, John Cage, Massive Attack and Aphex Twin to make something …

This week PVRIS have announced their first ever UK headline tour taking place in April next year. The pop-rock ensemble are beyond thrilled to finally have their own run of headline dates on UK soil. “This year has been a massive year for us, especially over in the UK. Everyone has been so enthusiastic and incredibly …

Seems there’s a burst of activity in the camp of Chicago quintet Tortoise, with the news that the band will be releasing a new album, titled ‘The Catastrophist’ and out on January 22nd next year via their label, the brilliant Thrill Jockey. They’ve garnered the support of friends such as Maple/Dead Rider’s Todd Rittman who …

It may have sneaked under the radar slightly, but word was quietly put out earlier this week that Adele was releasing an album in the not too distant future. Okay, so maybe it wasn’t so quiet, but if any act has the right to return to the public eye with a confident flourish, surely it’s …