Collaborations between artists are typically orchestrated by record labels hoping to generate the next chart hit, but on this occasion the chart-topping dance act Rudimental had the chance to do their own A&R, picking a rising act with whom to work on a new track. Given the challenge of writing, recording, releasing and performing an original track within a 24-hour time frame, they picked emerging artist Manchester-based Bipolar Sunshine, aka Adio Marchant, the former front man of indie-ska band Kid British.“We discovered Bipolar Sunshine's tune Fire on YouTube and thought it was great – great vocals and lyrics,” Rudimental's Piers Agget tells me.
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Friday 23 November 2012
Mercury Prize-nominated band Friendly Fires are staging a star-studded charity gig after the death of their friend Adam Connolly last week.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
He hopes the follow-up will become as much of a Christmas tradition as the original was when he was a boy
Friday 02 November 2012
Lauryn Hill this week debuted a new single, "Black Rage". But those looking for something like "Doo Wop (That Thing)" might be slightly disappointed to hear the new track is a spoken-word missive on race, capitalism and America; a re-working of "My Favourite Things". "As artists we have the opportunity to help the public evolve, raise consciousness and awareness," she said.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Get an exclusive first listen here of "Flat of Angles" - a collaboration between the actor and the English band
Tuesday 21 August 2012
"I won’t sit down and I won’t shut up/ And most of all I will not grow up", belts out the lean 30-year-old Frank Turner on his rousing anthem "Photosynthesis", and the bolshie folkie from Winchester is the highlight of this inaugural Able2UK concert for disabled awareness.
Monday 30 July 2012
Police are investigating the death of a 24-year-old man at the Global Gathering electronic and dance music festival.
Saturday 09 June 2012
Get into the groove at the capital's dance music festival
Friday 20 April 2012
Snowbombing, a dance extravaganza in the Austrian Alps, has become a highlight of the musical year, says Elisa Bray
Tuesday 16 August 2011
On the opening day of Bestival, Friendly Fires will curate a one-off exploration of “The Past, Present and Future of Dance Music” in the RizLab arena.
Sunday 17 July 2011
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Sunday 15 May 2011
Friday 13 May 2011
Despite the occasional, brief moment of class – the African-flavoured guitar intro to "Pull Me Back to Earth", the liquid ambience of "Helpless" – Friendly Fires' follow-up to their Mercury-nominated debut is a huge disappointment.
Friday 04 February 2011
A "kind and obsessed" aristocrat who stretched Tesco's well-known slogan "Every little helps" to its limits by cheating the company out of £355,000 to bankroll a music festival has been jailed for 30 months.
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