The US rockers will join Calvin Harris and Biffy Clyro at the top of the bill
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Friday 20 September 2013
'Every band needs a vibe guy to bring up the energy'
Friday 13 September 2013
'James Murphy would be handy to have around...'
Monday 02 September 2013
We spoke to Lianne La Havas ahead of her performance at this year's Festival No. 6.
Friday 30 August 2013
The songs that are hot on our playlist this week
Thursday 29 August 2013
Camp Badger residents had hoped to stay in place for the cull's six-week duration
Wednesday 28 August 2013
We spoke to Everything Everything's Jeremy Pritchard ahead of his band's appearance at Festival No. 6.
Friday 23 August 2013
'Whenever I hear Adam Ant it's a primal thing – he's a great singer'
Friday 16 August 2013
Drake (pictured) continues to tease ahead of the release of his new album – his third – Nothing Was The Same, out on 16 September; yet another major hip hop record in year of big-name rap releases. Recently the Canadian hip hop/R&B star put out the second single from the track from his new effort, available already on iTunes and other usual digital outlets – as well as streaming on Soundcloud at snd.sc/13i6Noh. With production duties from Majid Jordan (reportedly a somewhat mysterious Canadian duo), “Hold On, We're Going Home”, veers more towards the R&B side rather than the rap side, with Drake singing quietly over layers of downbeat and downtempo house-like soundcapes. A seductive number that bears repeating.
Monday 12 August 2013
Midway through this set of anecdotes, reminiscences and often breathtaking recitals upon the piano, the former Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman describes his “Countdown ladies” to us. These are the elderly, grey-haired women who enjoyed his wit when he appeared on the game show and have no idea that he also plays piano.
Friday 09 August 2013
UK trio London Grammar release their debut album, If You Wait, on 9 September. Ahead of that they release the “Stronger” single EP on the first of the month. Theirs is a minimalist, downbeat electro-meets-organic instrumentation sound à la The xx with singer Hannah Reid's vocals reminiscent of Florence Welch. The B-side from the EP, “Feelings”, highlights their finely controlled abilities and is streaming at snd.sc/185vx6y. It veers dangerously close to oh-so tasteful wine-bar-based background music but it's an affecting effort nonetheless. Meanwhile, in a similar moody electro vein is the new song from LA singer Banks. “Waiting Game” produced by Sohn, finds Banks purring her vocals over heavy, bassy, dubstep-infused beats and synth waves. Hear it at snd.sc/15HJnM9.
Thursday 08 August 2013
Listen to the tracks mentioned in Caught in the Net below:
Saturday 03 August 2013
Back after a hiatus, The Polyphonic Spree, the overpopulated Aquarian choir led by Tim DeLaughter, have undergone a subtle shift in direction.
Friday 02 August 2013
The house music DJ, producer and singer Romanthony possessed such an emotive, warm, soulful voice that it could withstand any treatment and still touch listeners and club-goers in a unique way. Most famously, his distinctive vocals survived the auto-tune processing the French electronic music duo Daft Punk put them through in order to create the euphoric “One More Time”, the worldwide smash that took their career to another level in 2000.
Wednesday 24 July 2013
Maria Alyokhina forced to appear at parole decision appeal by video link despite hunger strike over right to attend in person
Thursday 18 July 2013
Radiohead frontman last week hit out at Spotify, accusing them of prioritising shareholders over artists
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