Solid Gold – Bible Thumper (Solid Gold Music) 29/06/2009

Ok this might sound like an anti-catholic call to arms on paper, but on the ears it’s actually more of a laid back electro funk assault of the timid kind. Solid Gold are a three piece from Minneapolis who have recorded all of their debut album ‘Bodies of Water’ in a assortment of basements, cabins [...]

The Voluntary Butler Scheme – Tabasco Sole (Split) 20/07/2009

The Voluntary Scheme aka Rob Jones, clearly aims to bring us all some much needed musical sunshine in these dark times. His latest offering ‘Tabasco Sole’ is a laid back slice of soulful funk which is sure to brighten up even the most cynical dolite’s day. The unassuming jerky lead line quickly gives way to [...]

Manchester Orchestra – I’ve Got Friends

Manchester Orchestra are giving away a free download from their latest album ‘I’ve Got Friends’. Click here to get the download

Chew Lips @ The Lexington, London 23/06/09

Chew Lips are the latest electro pop band to be sucked into the vacuum of the buzz band rumour mill. The trouble with this level of attention is as much as it elevates bands to a platform for success, it shines a persistent spot lamp that glares unfalteringly, revealing blemishes in its cruel gaze. Tonight [...]

The Gaslight Anthem And Brendon Burns For Latitude

Just when you thought this years Latitude couldn’t get any better they go ahead and announce the addition of the Gaslight Anthem and Brendon Burns. Also added to the line-up is the Manchester Orchestra, Broken Family Band, Scott Matthews, Emmy The Great, Smoke Faries, Phoenix, The Rumble Strips and Charlotte Hatherley. The full line-up is: [...]

The Gay Blades – UK Tour Blog

The Gay Blades have released a video blog of their recent UK tour. Watch it here.

Redtrack – Cigarette

RedTrack are currently gigging around the UK and Northern Ireland. Their last single Pole Dancer made it into the Independent chart and their latest video can be seen here.

Black Sabbath Release Two Deluxe Editions

Rock Legends Black Sabbath are releasing special editions of two of their seminal albums Master of Reality and Black Sabbath, this week. Both records are deluxe editions and come with alternative lyrics, out-takes and instrumentals amongst other things. The track list for Master of Reality is: Disc 1 (Original Album): 1. Sweet Leaf 2. After [...]

Blur @Wolverhampton Civic Hall 24/06/09

Its midnight and I’ve just unlocked the door to my flat. My clothes are soaking wet and clinging to me – but it isn’t raining. My eyeliner is smudged across my face and my hair is a damp and matted mess. I can feel the familiar aches and pains of bruised ribs, ringing ears, a [...]

Jamie T Announces New October Tour

Following the release of his new EP Sticks and Stones, Jamie T has announced he will be touring in October. The Tour will include his bigeest shpow to date at London’s 02 Brixton Academy. The full dates are: OCTOBER 1 Bristol O2 Academy 2 Southampton Guildhall 3 Birmingham O2 Academy 5 Newcastle Northumbria University 6 [...]