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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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Alt-metal band American Head Charge ,who recently released their comeback album Tango Umbrella (which I thought was pretty damn good), have just had a rather public implosion with band members announcing their departure via social media. Guitarist Ted Hallows made an announcement via Instagram whilst drummer Chris Emery’s announcement was featured on ThePRP . These …

It’s almost that time of year again, when Sheffield comes alive with hours of live music hosted in every possible corner of the city, bringing people closer to the bands they love. Tramlines is now in its 7th year and it’s bigger than ever; the Ponderosa Main Stage will host thousands of guests as they …

Most people will first have become conscious of singer-songwriter Michael Kiwanuka when he topped the BBC’s sound of 2012 poll. His rousing lead single ‘Home Again’ took him into the charts. The album of the same name followed on shortly after, and the rest was history. Four years on, and Kiwinuka is  on the verge …

Eighties punks anti-pasti are set to release their first new material in 35 years with an album – Rise Up, out via Westworld Recordings on Friday 5th August. Set to coincide with the bands now bi-annual appearance at the Rebellion Festival, drummer Kevin Nixon commented “Drummer and spokesman Kevin Nixon commented, `we are thrilled to …

Run Rock n Raise

Lisbon, Kodaline and Kaiser Chiefs will be rocking the roof off the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle this autumn and it’s all for a fantastic cause. What better way to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust and Nordoff Robbins than by also having a terrific evening watching some amazing bands? North Eastern entrepreneur Graham …

WE had to check it was for real this time, following The Telegraph’s famous obituary published back in 1999. Sadly it is. Former Fairport Convention fiddle player Dave Swarbrick has died at the age of 75, his family confirmed today, from emphysema. While perhaps not unexpected, Swarbrick has suffered form ill health for a long …

Fresh from the release of elseq 1-5 last month, influential electronic duo Autechre, aka Rochdale pair Rob Brown and Sean Booth have announced an extensive European tour to support the record. Quite some undertaking given the depth and complexity of the record, and that’s without taking into account the pure length of the tracks. The …

We have long loved indie label Fortuna Pop! and so have a good amount of indie pop gatherers as the label makes it to 20 years. They’ve already been celebrating with a show in Cardiff at Wales Goes POP!, and have a show in NYC as part of the Popfest there, and add to that …

French orchestral-pop artist and acclaimed video director Woodkid will collaborate with world-renowned German pianist Nils Frahm on new mini-album / score called Ellis, out July 8th via Erased Tapes Records. Accompanied by a short movie by JR (French artist and director) and starring Robert De Niro, the movie will depict Ellis Island, a historic site …

Camden Rocks is now only two days away! 20 venues will see over 200 bands take over and cause chaos across Camden this very Saturday (June 4th). From Sikth at the Underworld, to The Cribs at the Electric Ballroom, make sure you don’t miss any bands you want to see with the times and venues …