N.E.R.D. Confirmed for Glastonbury Appearance

N.E.R.D. have been announced as one of the ‘special guests’ at the Glastonbury festival this weekend (June 26-28). The US rap group, fronted by Pharrell Williams, will play on the Pyramid Stage on Friday (June 26) at 3:10pm (BST), it was announced earlier today on the official Glastonbury website. Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen and Blur [...]

Wild Beasts, Fanfarlo, King Charles added to Field Day

Wild Beasts are among the latest acts to be added to the line up for this year’s Field Day festival. Taking place at London’s Victoria Park on August 1, the one-day festival also sees the likes of Mogwai, The Horrors, Little Boots, Mystery Jets and Santigold play live. Other additions to the line-up include Fanfarlo, [...]

TV On The Radio’s Kyp Working On Side Project

TV On The Radio’s Kyp Malone has revealed he will be releasing a solo album later in the year. The singer and guitarist is working under the name Rain Machine, and the album is expected to be released in the Autumn. Malone said: “I’ve been writing and recording songs alone since I moved to NYC [...]

Jack Penate – Everything Is New (XL) 22/06/2009

Last time Jack Penate released an album Kate Nash’s brand of ‘Coronation Street’ pop was slowly creeping up the charts and anyone wanting to get a record contract adopted a mockney accent and played watered down Libertines songs. It was this turgid scene that saw the singer/songwriter find his fame, and unfortunately for him become [...]

The Gaslight Anthem – The 59 Sound (Side One Dummy) 29/06/2009

New Jersey’s favourite sons of Springsteen The Gaslight Anthem seem set to continue on their path to world domination, with the next single to be lifted of their second album. The album’s title track, The 59 Sound, is once again a heady mix of New Jersey hardcore and indie sensibilities, resulting in welcome slice of [...]

Michael Eavis To Quit Glastonbury In Two Years

Glastonbury festival boss Michael Eavis has said that he plans to quit organising the event after 2011. In an interview with The Guardian, the 73-year-old said he expected to give control over to his daughter in two years time. Eavis said: “I’m living on top of the hill now, away from the farm. So (Emily’s) [...]

Florence And The Machine Announce Autumn Tour

Florence And The Machine have announced live dates for this September. Florence Welch and her band will be taking their debut album on the road following appearances at various festivals this Summer, including Glastonbury, Reading And Leeds and Bestival. The Tour wil follow the rlease of debut album ‘Lungs’ is out on 6th July. The [...]

Tiny Tigers – Time For Tea (None) 15/06/2009

Branding yourself with the name tiger seems to be proving very popular. The latest band named after the big cat are the Tiny Tigers – oh the irony. On their debut release ‘Time For Tea’ the all female London trio have served up brash indie-rock E.P with a clear punk aesthetic. Sounding like they recorded [...]

Papa Roach – Their Album of The Year

Papa Roach have released a behind The Scenes look at their development over the past 10 years. Watch the video below.

Thieves Like Us – Play Music (Shelflife) 15/06/09

Alluding to past greats is always a dangerous game to play. Thieves Like Us have decided to do just so, and have clearly used their moniker as an musical epigraph. Naming yourself after a New Order song lays down some pretty weighty expectations. The post punk band fused together a sound which echoed the harshness [...]