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The Vaccines close first night at Liverpool Sound City 2015

The Vaccines closed the Friday night Main Stage at Liverpool Sound City 2015. Following Main Stage – or ‘Atlantic Stage’ – sets from the likes of Spector and Everything Everything, The Vaccines stepped up for a set packed full of…

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Queen would have headlined Glastonbury if Adam Lambert was free

Queen would have considered playing Glastonbury Festival this year had frontman Adam Lambert been available. Iconic rockers Queen had been rumoured to top the bill at Worthy Farm. Whilst the other members may have been available their frontman Adam Lambert…

Music festival to be held at B.B. King’s memorial site

Following his death last week, the music of B.B. King will live on, with a gospel and blues music festival being planned at his memorial site. B.B. King died last week at the age of 89 following a stroke related to his…

Gary Numan to play three classic albums during London residency

Gary Numan has outlined plans to perform his three classic albums ‘Replicas’, ‘The Pleasure Principle’ and ‘Telekon’ during his three night London residency. Earlier this week synthpop singer Gary Numan confirmed three shows at The Forum in London, before a one-off Manchester show to…

Final acts confirmed for Visions Festival 2015

The final acts have been confirmed for Visions Festival 2015 which will take place around London Fields this August. The Visions Festival 2015 line-up already includes Scottish indie-pop faves Camera Obscura, London’s own Fat White Family, dance-pop hot shot Shamir, indie-popper…

Rob Lynch gives us the lowdown on acoustic-rock and the plans for his second album

Last year alt-rock singer-songwriter Rob Lynch headed to Slam Dunk Festival for an acoustic performance with just a few tracks to his name. This year the singer heads to the festival with his full band and his brilliant debut album…

ROAM discuss plans for their forthcoming debut album

Eastbourne pop-punk contingent ROAM are currently working on their debut album after releasing the phenomenal EP ‘Viewpoint’ back in January. Chatting to frontman Alex Adam, we found about ROAM’s plans for Slam Dunk Festival 2015 and their approach to their…

Shvpes open up about transitioning from Cytota, drinking shots with Crossfaith and Slam Dunk plans

Shvpes launched this year after leaving behind their old guise Cytota. With a fresh new image and Griffin Dickinson (son of Iron Maiden legend Bruce) taking over as frontman, the metal outfit have debuted their free new single ‘State Of…

The Shires on breaking records, BBC Breakfast and storytelling

It’s been a record breaking start to the year for British country duo The Shires, as the first British act to sign to Decca Nashville – once home of Dolly Parton – the pair have also become the first British country act to make…

Knuckle Puck discuss festivals and plans for their new album

Chicago pop-punk new-comers Knuckle Puck are heading to Slam Dunk Festival this weekend where they will feature on the Macbeth Footwear Stage alongside Transit, Bayside, Cartel, A Loss For Words and headliners The Wonder Years. Talking to the band, we discovered…

Leon Bridges – Village Underground, London

Leon Bridges brought his nostalgic blues and soul infused debut album to London’s Village Underground. When Leon Bridges first appeared on the scene in 2015 channelling the likes of Nat King Cole, Sam Cooke and Otis Redding, it was clear he…

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Alabama Shakes – O2 Apollo, Manchester

Last month American blues-rock band Alabama Shakes released their hotly anticipated second album ‘Sound & Color’, following on from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Boys & Girls’ and their meteoric rise to fame in 2012. Famed for their chaotic yet refined blues-influenced…

Belle And Sebastian – Albert Hall, Manchester

After nine albums and almost twenty years together, Glaswegian indie-pop band Belle And Sebastian have earned an avid and dedicated fan base across the world with their infectious style of indie ‘wistful’ pop. Frontman Stuart Murdoch and co. have taken to…

Gallery Circus – Deaf Institute, Manchester

Gallery Circus packed a big punch into their short set at Manchester’s Deaf Institute this evening. As one of those almost endless spring days in May, it was up to the identical twins of Gallery Circus to open to evenings…

Arcane Roots – East Village Arts Club, Liverpool

As their debut album ‘Blood & Chemistry’ turns 2 tomorrow, Arcane Roots arrived at Liverpool’s East Village Arts Club without a label, without their drummer and without any concrete plans to follow-up their outstanding first album. However, it’s not all…

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Acts To Catch At Liverpool Sound City 2015

The affectionately dubbed ‘Scouse By Scouse-West’ – AKA Liverpool Sound City 2015 – will uphold it’s reputation of triumphing the best in emerging artists. Liverpool Sound City 2015 is topped by The Vaccines, The Flaming Lips and Belle And Sebastian but there…

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Anton Lockwood on Dot To Dot 2015

DHP Family’s director of promotions, Anton Lockwood shares his thoughts on Dot To Dot 2015 as the festival celebrates its 10th birthday. Have you personally been involved in Dot To Dot since the start? Yes, I’ve been involved right from the first…

10 Music Festivals That Turn 10 years old in 2015

Top 10 music festivals that turn 10 years old in 2015. In the summer of 2006, Franz Ferdinand, Muse and Pearl Jam headlined Reading & Leeds Festival. The Prodigy, Foo Fighters and Coldplay all topped the bill at Isle Of…

Ales Lowes On The 52nd And Final Southport Weekender

The legendary Southport Weekender kicks off on the 8th May 2015 for the 52nd and final time. Having seen the worlds best in dance and electronic music pass through, we chatted with chief organiser Ales Lowes (pictured right) who gave us his tips for the event and…

James Benenson on Found Festival 2015

London’s Found events have gone from underground to overground over a short space of time and with Found Festival 2015 taking place this June, we are sure there is no better place to see the best in electronic music. Found Series Director James Benenson talked…

Top 10 festivals in May 2015

Time to dust off your wellies; May is officially the start of the UK festival season. Here’s our top ten festivals in May 2015. 1. Live At Leeds (1st – 4th May 2015): First on our top festivals in may 2015 list, and…

Flybe’s Top European Festivals and Destinations For 2015

Planning a trip to one of the many European festivals? Flybe will get you there. Whether it’s the white, sandy, baltic beaches that play host to Ibiza Rocks, the majestic scenery of Paris’ Rock En Seine, the cultural hotbed of…

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James Brennan on Red Rooster Festival 2015

This June, Red Rooster Festival 2015 will return to the alluring acreage that surrounds Suffolk’s Euston Hall. The two-year old festival features a line-up of blues, country and soul music, whilst stalls selling authentic gumbo, chicken wings and Texan style BBQ offer delectable smells and tastes. Washed down with Alabama Ice Teas and Hillbilly Moonshine, festival goers are…

Splendour festival 2015 launches Future Sound of Nottingham

Splendour Festival 2015 is launching its Future Sound of Nottingham initiative to help local musicians . Organised by community project NUSIC, The Future sound of Nottingham (FSN) offers one act the chance to open the Main Stage at Splendour Festival on…

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