Patrick Wolf and The Airborne Toxic Event for Latitude

The organisers of Latitude have announced Patrick Wolf and The Airborne Toxic Event have been confirmed for this years’ festival. Other additions to the line up are Mew, Music Go Music, Golden Silvers and Slow Club. The line up so far is: Doves Pet Shop Boys Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Grace Jones White [...]

Turning Point Festival – The Roundhouse, London 8-10 May

On paper this is a super exciting event: the Roundhouse, a proper music venue in North London, hosting a festival that pans fashion, workshops, live music, circus acts, dancing. The whole event has been planned by a collective of young people with an aim to highlighting the capabilities of young people, in spite of the [...]

Century Man – Marauder (Unsigned)

What do you think of when somebody mentions “Cheltenham”? Racing? Top-hatted toffs quaffing champagne and laughing shrilly? Maybe the more musically knowledgeable of you think of Brian Jones? Century Man’s ‘Marauder’ is certainly going to make you reappraise the place. Produced by Matt Terry, after his work with The Enemy, ‘Marauder’ is a blast of [...]

Coldplay To Give Away Live CD To Fans

Coldplay will be giving away an exclusive live CD, titled Left Right Left Right Left to all fans attending the Viva La Vida summer tour. The CD will also be available as a free download during the same time period through their websitewww.coldplay.com. The track listing for Left Right Left Right Left is as follows: [...]

The Von Bondies – Love, Hate And Then There’s You (Fierce Panda)18/05/09

Love, Hate And Then There’s You is the third album released by The Von Bondies, five years after the successful Pawn Shoppe Heart. Despite backroom issues that would easily have sunk another band, Stollsteimer and co have managed to produce an album that should do okay, if not spectacularly. The Von Bondies came to the [...]

Cutaways – Earth and Earthly Things Label (Unsigned)13/05/09

Belfast’s Cutaways are aiming to re-energise a music scene whose most famous child of recent years was probably Snow Patrol. A big ask perhaps, but in ‘Earth and Earthly Things’ they have self-released an album that gives it a decent shot. Cutaways comprise of Paul McIver, Grace McMacken and Ryan ‘Mc’ Simpson, and between them [...]

Cinnamon Chasers – White Flag E.P (Modus) 18/05/09

Cinnamon Chasers. It’s a dubious name, one that makes you want to pour half a pint of milk on it. It’s the sobriquet of electronic tunes wizard Russ Davies, who has the pretty ace bragging rights in that his dad was in the Kinks. Yep, that’s right, Mr Ray Davies himself. If this sounds like [...]

Esser – Braveface (Transgressive) 24/04/09

Ben Esser, formerly drummer with Ladyfuzz, has been reincarnated as everybody’s favourite coiffured songster. Braveface has been hotly anticipated since he popped up last year with the maddeningly catchy single ‘I Love You’. The good news is that fans of his previous releases will not be disappointed. From the first chords of confrontational opener ‘Leaving [...]

Violens @ Heaven, London, 08 May 2009

The setting is gay super club Heaven, a curious venue for an indie rockout? Well, no. Since being taken over by the Mama Group, the venue has been putting that immense sound system and stage to good use, having stuck some very decent gigs in the calendar, with Little Boots, Passion Pit, Dreadzone all coming [...]

The Dead Weather For London Show

Jack White’s new project are to play London this June. The Dead Weather, featuring Alison Mosshart from The Kills, will play their first UK show at the Forum on 24th June. Their debut album ‘Horehound’ is to be released on 13th July. The Dead Weather also play La Cigale in Paris on 29th June. Tickets [...]