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Spotify Reveal New Mobile Phone App

Spotify has unveiled the first demo of its mobile phone service, using Google’s Android operating system. The demo, which is available to view at here, it shows off a number of features, includes playback, playlists, offline sync and music search. Spotify stresses that this is very much a work in progress but promises further details [...]

Bat For Lashes Added To iTunes Live.

Bat For Lashes and Jack Penate are the latest acts confirmed for iTunes Live. The month-long festival takes place in Camden’s Roundhouse, with free tickets available to competition winners. Each performance will be recorded and sold exclusively on all 22 iTunes Stores worldwide. The line-up so far is: JULY 3 Jack Penate 4 Flo Rida [...]

Jamie T Announces Tour And New E.P

Wimbledon’s Jamie T is back with an EP of new material this June, along with new tour dates. The singer is due to follow up his 2007 debut ‘Panic Prevention’ after a Summmer of festival appearances, but will be showcasing the four-track ‘Sticks ‘N’ Stones’ EP on 29th June. Jamie T also plays the following [...]

QOTSA And Mark Lanegan Band Members Start New Group

Queens Of The Stone Age guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen has revealed his new project. Sweethead also features members of Mark Lanegan’s band – drummer Norm Block and bassist Eddie Nappi – plus vocalist Serrina Sims. The group release their debut EP ‘The Great Disruptors’ on 13th July, which includes a cover of The Kinks’ ‘Tired [...]

Morrissey Forced To Cancel Another Gig

The former Smiths front man has been forced to cancel the first of three concerts at London’s Brixton Academy. The gig had originally scheduled for tomorrow (May 28), but has been called off to ensure the singer’s “complete recuperation” from a throat problem. A spokesperson said “Event Organisers would like to apologize to fans for [...]

Rancid’s New Album Streamed on Band’s Myspace

Rancid’s new album Let The Dominoes Fall is streaming exclusively on the band’s MySpace page. Seminal punk band Rancid – Tim Armstrong (guitar/vocals), Lars Frederiksen (guitar/vocals), Matt Freeman (bass/vocals), and Branden Steineckert (drums) – will release Let The Dominoes Fall (Hellcat/Epitaph), their first studio album in six years, next week. The platinum-selling band recorded at [...]

Placebo Announce U.K Tour In December

Placebo have announced a U.K tour in support of their latest album Battle of The Sun, which will be released on June 8th. The band will be playing on the following dates: Tuesday 08th Birmingham LG Arena Wednesday 09th London The O2 Arena Friday 11th Bridlington Spa Saturday 12th Manchester Central Monday 14th Glasgow SECC [...]

The Horrors and The Rakes For Reading and Leeds

Organisers of this year’s Reading and Leeds festival have announced new additions to the line-up. As well as Kings of Leon, Radiohead and the Arctic Monkeys, The Rakes and The Horrors will also be appearing, alongside 25 more confirmed acts. The additions are as follows: READING FRIDAY 28TH / LEEDS SUNDAY 30TH AUGUST Main Stage: [...]

Glastonbury 2009 Full Line-Up Announced

The full line-up for this year’s Glastonbury festival has been announced. Already confirmed as headliners for the event, which takes place from June 26-28, are Bruce Springsteen, Blur and Neil Young. The rest of the line up is as follows: THURSDAY JUNE 25 Queen’s Head Stage: Metronomy Kap Bambino Ebony Bones Golden Silvers Alessi’s Ark [...]

Pete Doherty To Headline Love Music Hate Racism

Pete Doherty has been announced as the headliner of this year’s Love Music Hate Racism Festival. The single-day event takes place at Stoke City FC’s Britannia Stadium on 30th May, and includes Kelly Rowland, N-Dubz, VV Brown and Reverend And The Makers on the bill. The line-up is N-Dubz Reverend And The Makers The Beautiful [...]