Metronomy’s Gabriel Quits the Band

Electro trio Metronomy has announced that keyboard player and bassist Gabriel Stebbing will be leaving the band. Frontman Joseph Mount has released a statement, which said Gabriel left to concentrate on his new band Your Twenties. He said: “After roughly 3 of years of dedicated service I am sorry to say that Gabriel Stebbing (the [...]

Reading and Leeds Lock Up Stage Headliners Announced

Billy Talent and Rise Against have been revealed as this year’s headlines of The Lock Up Stage Also performing on the stage at this year’s Reading and Leeds festival will be Alexisonfire and Bouncing Souls. The full line up for the stage is: AlexisonFire Bouncing Souls Leftover Crack The Aggrolites Streetlight Manifesto Fake Problems Riverboat [...]

The Thermals Announce UK Headline Tour

The Thermals will be doing a two week tour of the UK in June, hot off their dates supporting The Cribs: June 14 Bristol Thekla 15 Leeds Brudenell Social Club 16 Edinburgh Sneaky Petes 17 Glasgow Stereo 18 Belfast Auntie Annies 19 Dublin Academy 2 21 Manchester Ruby Lounge 22 Birmingham Academy 3 23 London [...]

Wintermute, The Screening, The Author @ 229, London 22 April 2009

When you go to review a gig and the only people in the crowd are the bands and their friends, you can’t help but think what am I’m doing here? However, in my experience, these nights can either go one of two ways, either the bands are incredibly underrated or they’ve managed to get hold [...]

Vampire Weekend Are Recording Second Album

Preppie-pop outfit Vampire Weekend have revealed they are recording their second album. Talking to Entertainment Weekly frontman Ezra Koeing said “For the last month or so, it’s just been us by ourselves in this small studio, working every day.” The new album is to be produced by Rostam Batmanglij, who also plays keyboard in Vampire [...]

Passion Pit And Regina Spektor Added To Latitude Line UP.

Passion Pit and Regina Spektor have just been added Southwold event, which will be taking place between the 16th and 19th July. The line up is as follows: Doves Pet Shop Boys Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Grace Jones Editors Caroline O’Sullivan Bat For Lashes Magazine Newton Faulkner Regina Spector Passion Pit Spiritualized Gossip [...]

Gossip Have Announced Details Of European Tour

Gossip have announced they will be embarking on a new European tour during this May. The bands are also set to release new album ‘Music For Men’ on June 22. The tour will start with an appearance at Radio 1′s Big Weekend in Swindon on May 10. After some gigs in Europe, they will return [...]

Franz Ferdinand Are Set To Release A Dub Album

Art rockers Franz Ferdinand has announced they will be releasing a dub version of their latest album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand. ‘Blood’ originally came with the box set and double disc versions of their third LP, but will be given a full release on the 1st June. A limited edition vinyl will be available through selected [...]

Introducing – Telegrams

They may not have chosen the most individual name in the world, but London-based four-piece Telegrams make some of the most unique and affecting music you are ever likely to hear. A combination of school-friends, brothers and one drummer for hire, Telegrams have spent a year creating big, ambitious music in an endearingly downbeat way. [...]

Introducing – Pull In Emergency

The Guardian describes them as “one of the UK’s most thrilling new bands”, Steve Lamacq admits their music is on heavy rotation at home and the Observer has them “updating Britpop for the Myspace generation”. Heady stuff, I’m sure you’ll agree. Now consider that the eldest member of this band is a creaking 18-year old. [...]