The Mercury Prize isn’t much to get excited about these days. Despite its judges’ best efforts, it’s an increasingly predictable marketing tool for a more upmarket demographic than the Brits.
Extra tickets could be released on Sunday morning for the Closing Ceremony spectacular, which will feature The Spice Girls, George Michael and The Who heading a cast of British musical stars, the organisers have said.
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With expectations of its footballers suddenly on the rise, England needs a new anthem to unite behind. Dizzee Rascal has risen to the challenge after dashing to the studio to record an "emergency" England Euro 2012 song which he plans to release today.
Nero are the London dubstep/drum'n' bass duo of Daniel Stephens and Joe Ray whose debut mixes the pop and the ponderous, occupying a halfway point between Burial and N-Dubz.
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Why, in the bleak month of January, in the terrifyingly futuristic-sounding year 2011, is dance music so overwhelmingly dark in content?
Think dubstep and you conjure up darkened dancefloors and shuddering basslines.