Listen to Beabadoobee’s cover of The Strokes’ ‘The Adults Are Talking’

‘The Adults Are Talking’ appeared on the legendary New York band’s 2020 album ‘The New Abnormal’.

Listen to Beabadoobee’s version of the track below.

Reviewing ‘Beatopia’, NME said: “What started as a place that existed only as an escapist haven in the imagination of a seven-year-old Bea – a drawing of which was once mocked by a “dickhead” teacher in front of the class – now serves as a “feeling” of acceptance and openness.

“Finally stopping to smell the flowers, the singer serenely dawdles through ‘Beatopia’s 14 tracks, an album which feels like watching a hazy cloud float by on a balmy spring day. This sense of contentment trickles into the folksy, communal chant of ‘Beatopia Cultsong’, while similarly blissful melodies can be found in the glistening guitar chords of ‘fairy song’ and classical strings of ‘Ripples’.”

The singer-songwriter is due to hit the road for a UK and Ireland tour in the autumn, kicking off at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on October 4 before wrapping at the O2 Brixton Academy on October 19. Check out the complete list of tour dates below and purchase tickets here.


4 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
5 – Ulster Hall, Belfast
7 – O2 Academy, Bristol
8 – UEA, Norwich
10 – Rock City, Nottingham
11 – NX, Newcastle
13 – Manchester Academy, Manchester
14 – Foundry, Sheffield
17 – Chalk, Brighton
18 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
19 – O2 Brixton Academy, London




Watch Maggie Rogers’ vibrant new video for ‘Horses’

“I was at Real World Studios with my dearest collaborator, Kid Harpoon. On day one, I sat down at the piano and he sat down at the drums and ‘Overdrive’ came pouring out.  I knew immediately it would be the opening track of the record. We started day two with ‘That’s Where I Am,’ caught ‘I’ve Got A Friend’ after lunch, and came back for ‘Horses’ after dinner and a glass or two of wine. Tom started playing guitar and immediately I started writing. I looked up to ask him what he thought and he simply said, ‘keep going.’ I wondered if maybe it was time to call it a night and he simply said, ‘keep going.’

She added: “When I finished the words, I suggested we record in the morning and he said, ‘give it one take.’ That take is ‘Horses.’ It’s a song about letting go. About wanting to feel free in a time where I felt an overwhelming amount of numbness. Sometimes I’m singing to a loved one, sometimes a friend. Sometimes I think I’m singing to myself. And I love that I can’t always tell the difference.”

Watch the ‘Horses’ video below.

Last month, Rogers shared dates for a UK and European tour on the back of ‘Surrender’. Find ticket details here and see all upcoming dates below.

Ahead of the tour, she will play Latitude Festival next weekend (July 22).


JULY 2022
22 – Latitude Festival, Southwold, UK

31 – O2 Academy, Leeds, UK

1 – O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
2 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
4 – O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
5 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
7 – O2 Bristol Academy, Bristol, UK
8 – Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK
10 – Alexandra Palace, London, UK
15 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
17 – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
19 – Komplex, Zurich, Switzerland
21 – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany
22 – Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
23 – Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
25 – TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark
27 – Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
28 – Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden




Creeper promise “landmark show” at biggest gig yet at London’s Roundhouse

Tickets for the event are on sale here now.

Creeper presents ‘When The Sun Comes’ a special one off performance at London’s famous Roundhouse in Camden

Join us for our biggest headline show to date, tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 10AM at the link in our bio

We hope you can join us for this.. unique occasion.


— C R E E P E R (@creepercultuk) July 11, 2022

Back in April, Creeper were announced as the special guests on Alice Cooper and The Cult co-headlining tour.

Alice Cooper and The Cult announced details of a co-headlining UK arena tour last year. The acts hit the road in late May and early June for six arena shows.

Speaking about the tour, Creeper said at the time: “It is somewhat surreal for us to be able to announce today that Creeper will be joining Alice Cooper and The Cult on their UK arena tour next month.

“It is a dream come true for a band like ours to tour with our heroes and people who have been such an inspiration to us. We cannot wait to be a part of the spectacle each night.”


Reviewing the band’s show in London last year, NME said: “As the silhouette of Creeper‘s frontman Will Gould – dressed as an angel – appears onstage, there’s an avalanche of elated screams.

“The moment the curtain drops, a sold-out O2 Forum is belting out its first chorus en masse: “Hiiiidiiiiiiing… with the boys in your bedroooom!” Blimey. The band haven’t been onstage for a minute, and the horror punks already have London wrapped around their skeletal little finger.”




The Big Moon talk new album ‘Here Is Everything’: “ I just couldn’t believe I would ever do anything creative again”

The album pulls from both of those strands, but is largely a document of the frontwoman’s journey through pregnancy. Most of the songs on it were written before she gave birth, with four more – including the new single ‘Wide Eyes’ – penned six months after.

“So much of the album I wrote while I was pregnant and basically just wondering what the hell this was going to be like,” she explained. “When I listen to it now, I can hear myself saying all these things and having all these anxieties. Those songs are a bit more floaty and just thinking about things and the songs I wrote after are more like the reality of extreme highs and extreme lows and the whole hormonal madness.”

‘Wide Eyes’ – a glittering, emotional and skyscraping ode to companionship and love – came at a time when Jackson was struggling to write. “I was a mess but I also felt this new kind of happiness that I’ve never felt before,” she said. “I felt like I just needed to write about it.”

Teaming up with songwriter Jessica Winter, the pair turned Jackson’s ideas into “a snapshot of insane, blissed-out, hormonal joy”: “I was just having absolutely huge feelings and I needed to write a huge song about it.”

The album’s title is similarly colossal – ‘Here Is Everything’. It’s a moniker Jackson said felt necessary for the record because of the mammoth experiences it documents: “I couldn’t have given any more to this album really.”


The artwork too – shot by photographer Pooneh Ghana – captures the enormity of what was about to happen in her life. On the cover, the musician kneels on a bed, pregnant belly on display – a Beyoncé moment for the indie star. Empowering as the image may be, the singer had her reservations about that photo being put on the sleeve at first.

“I felt like I need to be very brave for that to be the album cover,” she said. “I just felt really exposed. Beyoncé is Beyoncé, but I’m just me and it takes a lot of confidence to just be there with all your skin out and be pregnant. It took a while to get used to the idea and then, when I did, I loved it.”

When the musician took the songs she’d been working on to her bandmates, they were “amazed”. Drummer Fern Ford and bassist Celia Archer (guitarist Soph Nathan is absent from our interview) said they were struggling to stay optimistic about the future of the band – or the world – during the pandemic. “The whole world felt like it was over,” said Archer. “Fern and I did a very similar thing of being like, ‘Let’s go get other jobs or do other things because we can’t rely on this’.”

Ford added: “I couldn’t believe Jules was able to seemingly whip these songs up, and then she goes and has a baby, doesn’t speak for months and then is like, ‘OK, here’s four more!’ It was really impressive.”

At the time, Jackson didn’t feel like she was making anything impressive, though, her head and body shaken up by the act of growing new life. “I was so tired and exhausted, hormonal and just breastfeeding like crazy, I just couldn’t believe I would ever do anything creative again or that I would do anything worthwhile,” she said.

Becoming a mum has made Jackson reconsider her role not just in life, but as a musician too. Now, being in the band feels like even more her own thing, removed from her home life. “It’s really wonderful that I’ve been able to come back from going through that journey and come back to something that feels like it’s really mine,” she said.  “Some of my friends who are parents have found it really hard to go back to work or what they used to do – sometimes you take a year off for maternity leave and you come back to your life and you’re like, ‘What is this? What’s the point of all this?’”

‘Here Is Everything’ could have been very different. The Big Moon had an album ready to go in spring 2021 and were setting the wheels in motion to launch it, but something was off. “The idea originally was to get it out before Jules had the baby,” Archer explained. “We were about to shoot the video for the first single and decided to put the brakes on and give it some breathing space.”

When they returned to the record, they did so in a way that took things back to the very basic ingredients of the band – no outside producers, no expensive studios putting time constraints on their work, just the four members in the studio Ford built in her spare room. “We all have different skills we can bring to the table so we returned to the four of us and opened up these tracks and went, ‘What does this song need?’” Archer said. “We didn’t think about anything else – where it would sit on the album, if it was going to be a single. Now it’s a really special album for us – I can hear everyone’s individual fingerprints on every part of it.”

In September, the band will finally get back on the road for a headline tour that has been rescheduled several times and includes some of their biggest shows to date. “We’re so excited – some of the new songs on the album, when I listen to them and imagine we’re going to play them live, I just cry,” laughed Archer. “My only hesitation is we’ve been here before – once it’s happening I’ll be really happy.”

The Big Moon release ‘Here Is Everything’ on October 14 via Fiction Records. Pre-order it here.

The band’s upcoming tour dates are below. Visit here for tickets and more info.

17 – Finsbury Park, London (w/ George Ezra)
22 – Ventnor Fringe, Isle of Wight 
23 – Truck Festival, Oxfordshire
24 – Leopallooza, Cornwall
29 – Kendal Calling, Cumbria
30 – Underneath The Stars, Yorkshire
31 – Y Not Festival, Derbyshire
19 – The Leadmill, Sheffield
20 – Concorde 2, Brighton
21 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
23 September – Oran Mor, Glasgow
24 September – Newcastle University
25 September – Academy 2, Manchester
27 September – Tramshed, Cardiff
28 September – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London




Self Esteem announces as final headliner of Rockaway Beach 2023

See the full line-up for Rockaway Beach 2023, featuring new headliner Self Esteem, below.

🎳 We're pleased as punch to reveal this next batch of new additions to our #RB23 line up. Our third official headliner, the exquisite @SELFESTEEM___ who will make her return to Rockaway following her spellbinding REDs performance back in 2020. Tickets:

— Rockaway Beach (@rockaway_fest) June 29, 2022

After the Rockaway Beach set, Self Esteem will play her biggest headline shows to date later this year as part of a 2023 UK tour.

Taylor will take Self Esteem’s acclaimed recent album ‘Prioritise Pleasure’ back on the road, with a recently announced ‘I Tour This All The Time’ tour. She will also play in London this summer as part of All Points East festival’s spin-off shows.

You can see Self Esteem’s 2023 tour dates below and buy tickets from here.

February 2023
21 – Junction, Cambridge
23 – Asylum, Hull
24 – Rock City, Nottingham
26 – 3Olympia, Dublin
27 – Limelight, Belfast


March 2023
1 – Albert Hall, Manchester
2 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
4 – The Sage, Gateshead
7 – The Dome, Brighton
9 – Tramshed, Cardiff
11 – Eventim Apollo, London

Self Esteem is also set to perform at a number of UK festivals this summer, including Latitude Festival and Standon Calling.

Of her recent Glastonbury set, NME wrote: “With second album ‘Prioritise Pleasure’ broadly celebrated as both a comfort album and a  societal interrogator, Taylor never shies away from a chance to talk about the people and issues that are dear to her heart. She dedicates ‘You Forever’ to ‘Big Jeff’ Johns, the music superfan who was injured in a house fire earlier this month, and then ‘The 345’ to “our sisters in America” following the Roe vs Wade abortion overturn in the US.

“Voice wavering as she sings its chorus (“Whatever you choose / There’ll always be me waiting up for you”), it sits alongside ‘I Do This All The Time’ as a real set highlight. The perfect balance of tough love and heartfelt warmth, it’s no wonder that the crowd holler back at her with such commitment. Who needs an advantage card when you can garner this kind of loyalty?”




Watch Adele give her first public concert in five years at London’s Hyde Park


Adele played:

‘I Drink Wine’
‘I’ll Be Waiting’
‘Rumour Has It’
‘Water Under The Bridge’
‘One And Only’
‘Send My Love (To Your New Lover)’
‘Easy On Me’
‘All I Ask’
‘Make You Feel My Love’ (Bob Dylan cover)
‘Someone Like You’
‘Oh My God’
‘Set Fire To The Rain’
‘Hold On’
‘Rolling In The Deep’
‘When We Were Young’
‘Love Is A Game’ 

The shows held an estimated 65,000 people each, with support acts playing throughout the day. They featured an all-female bill, comprising Kacey MusgravesNilüfer YanyaGabrielle, MahaliaSelf EsteemTiana Major9, Chrissi, Bonnie Kemplay, Ruti and Tamzene.

The shows were announced last October, and were intended to follow a 12-week residency in Las Vegas. However, that was postponed due to “delivery delays and COVID”.

Over the past few years, Adele has mostly given televised performances and award show appearances, including the 2022 BRIT Awards. She won Artist of the Year, Song of the Year (for ‘Easy On Me’) and Album of the Year for ’30’, performing its cut ‘I Drink Wine’.

Speaking about the album in a three-star review, NME‘s El Hunt wrote, “despite its more experimental moments, ‘30’ still winds up feeling like trademark Adele, in its own way, most of the time.”

“And after fair accusations of playing it safe musically in the past, it’s refreshing to see the pop titan treading braver territory – even if the hit-rate isn’t 100 per cent.”




Watch Guns N’ Roses perform with Carrie Underwood in London

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Elsewhere in the set, Guns N’ Roses played both of the original songs on this year’s ‘Hard Skool’ EP ‘Absurd’ and the title track – and a quadrant of the covers that have long remained staples in their setlists: ‘Live And Let Die’ by Wings, ‘I Wanna Be Your Dog’ by The Stooges (for which bassist Duff McKagan took over on lead vocals), ‘Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door’ by Bob Dylan (mashed up with the intro to Alice Cooper’s ‘Only Women Bleed’), and ‘Slither’ by Slash and McKagan’s own Velvet Revolver.

The show was not without its technical difficulties. For starters, concertgoers were left queuing for hours before they were even let inside the stadium. The first support act, Gary Clark Jr, was scheduled to perform at 4.30pm, however some punters were still waiting to be let inside at 6:30pm.

Guns N Roses were scheduled to take the stage just 15 minutes later, but according to one fan on Twitter, they didn’t come out until around 7:45pm, and their set was shortened as a result. Seven songs into their set – during their performance of ‘Estranged’ – the show was momentarily paused due to sound problems.

The band will perform at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium again tonight (July 2). A limited reserve of tickets is still available to purchase – find them here.


Guns N’ Roses are scheduled to tour across Europe this summer. In Autumn, they will head over to South America and Mexico, before visiting Australia and New Zealand at the end of the year. You can find tickets here.

In June, the band performed AC/DC’s ‘Back In Black’ for the first time ever at a concert in Spain. During that same concert, they played a cover of Jimmy Webb’s ‘Wichita Lineman’ and delivered their first performance of ‘Reckless Life’ since 1993. During the encore, they played the ‘Appetite Of Destruction’ version of ‘You’re Crazy’ for the first time since 1991.




Alanis Morissette pays tribute to former drummer Taylor Hawkins at London gig

Hawkins played as part of Morissette’s live band before joining the Foos in 1997. In a 2018 interview, he told Matt Wilkinson on Beats 1 that he “wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for [Morissette]”, adding that he would “be delivering pizza if it wasn’t for her”.

You can check out footage of Morissette’s tribute below:

After a couple of postponed shows thanks to Covid, I finally got to see @Alanis Morrisette. What a show, I loved every minute!
It’s safe to say, if I needed to sing a song and not FU, it would be this one.
Also a lovey tribute to Taylor Hawkins 💜

— Hayles 🇬🇧 (@JustHayles333) June 29, 2022

Alanis Morissette played:

‘All I Really Want’
‘Hand In My Pocket’
‘Right Through You’
‘You Learn’
‘Hands Clean’
‘Mary Jane’
‘Reasons I Drink’
‘Head Over Feet’
‘So Unsexy’
‘Losing The Plot’
‘Wake Up’
‘Not The Doctor’
‘Sympathetic Character’
‘I Remain’
‘You Oughta Know’

‘Your House’
‘Thank U’


Hawkins died in Bogotá, Colombia on March 25 at the age of 50. The Foo Fighters announced the news in a statement on social media.

“The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of Taylor Hawkins,” the statement read. “His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever. Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time.”

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters recently shared details of two ‘Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts’ that will take place this September.

Together with the rock icon’s family, the Foos will celebrate Hawkins’ memory and music at two special gigs in London and Los Angeles. ‘The Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts’ will stop at Wembley Stadium on September 3 before taking over LA’s Kia Forum on September 27.

The shows will see several artists who inspired and were inspired by the legendary drummer join his family and bandmates to play “the songs that he fell in love with and the ones he brought to life”.




Courteeners announce Y Not Festival warm-up show in London

Announced today (June 29), tickets go on sale on Friday (July 1) at 9am BST – get tickets here.

Courteeners will head across the pond this November for a string of US tour dates, marking the first time the band will have played there since Coachella in 2009.

The US tour kicks off at Boston’s Brighton Music Hall on November 10, with the band heading to New York, Philadelphia and Los Angeles ahead of their recently announced Corona Capital Festival appearance in Mexico City on November 18. Find any remaining tickets here.

Last year, Courteeners shared their huge Heaton Park homecoming gig in its entirety online. The band premiered the concert in full on their official YouTube channel on November 25, which saw them playing in front of 50,000 fans at the outdoor Manchester show on June 15, 2019.

In a four-star review of the show, NME‘s Gary Ryan wrote: “As [Courteeners] depart to mass euphoria and a flurry of Carlsberg bottles tossed in the air like mortarboards at a graduation, you feel Liam’s annus horribilis has been cathartically washed away.”


In other news, Fray announced last year that he would be opening a new restaurant in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

The Smithfield Social, which pays homage to the historic Smithfield Market, is located on Thomas Street and serves brunch, small plates, cocktails and more.




Bicep release new version of fan-favourite ‘Meli (I)’ and unveil details of huge London show

“We always knew there was room for this version though, hence naming the original ‘Meli (I)’. ‘Meli (II)’ was formed slowly on the road. Each week we changed the drums a bit, the structure and generally allowed the crowd to inform the process. It was great to grow the track in this way, it felt like a very organic way of working.”

The duo will also perform their biggest UK show to date at Alexandra Palace on December 3, with tickets for the gig on sale here from Friday July 1.

At the weekend, Bicep closed out Glastonbury Festival by headlining on West Holts stage on Sunday (June 26).

Reviewing their last album, NME said: “While many in the electronic scene have attempted to imitate Bicep’s signature sound, nobody builds melancholy into colourful trance and techno quite like these Irish mates.

“As they prove across ‘Isles’’ 10 intricately-crafted tracks (which were whittled down from more than 150 demos), few other artists can conjure up these much-missed moments of patiently rapturous rave ecstasy quite so artfully.”




Listen to Angel Olsen’s cover of Lucinda Williams’ ‘Greenville’

‘Greenville’ was first released in 1998 as part of Williams’ fifth album ‘Car Wheels On A Gravel Road’.

Speaking about her cover of the track, Olsen said: “I recorded my version of ‘Greenville’ in Los Angeles earlier this month with Kyle Thomas of King Tuff. We’ve known each other for a while, but never recorded music together. Kyle made this so fun to record and we had a great time goofing around.

“Meg Duffy also sang with me on this track. Meg showed me this song for the first time years ago and was the first one to introduce me to Lucinda’s music. It was very meaningful to have them on the track with me.”

You can listen to Olsen’s rendition of ‘Greenville’ below:

Last month, Olsen shared a cover of Bob Dylan’s 1964 classic ‘One Too Many Mornings’.


Her gentle reimagining of the track appears on the soundtrack to the Apple TV+ series Shining Girls, starring Elisabeth Moss.

The album features selections of the show’s original music composed by Claudia Sarne, with Olsen’s cover appearing as the third track on the record.

Olsen will head out on a UK and Ireland tour in support of ‘Big Time’ in October. You can see her upcoming tour dates below, and find remaining tickets here.

18 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
19 – The Forum, Bath
20 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh
21 – Albert Hall, Manchester
24 – Vicar Street, Dublin




Watch Jamie T stroll through London in ‘St George Wharf Tower’ video

“Vauxhall high-rise life,” he sings in the chorus. “Are you living in the clouds or on the A3205?/It’s hard to say but I hope you’re happy now.”

‘The Theory Of Whatever’ will be released on July 29 via Polydor Records and will be the London musician’s fifth album. It arrives nearly six years after his last full-length offering, ‘Trick’.

“I was struggling to find my direction with the record for a few years, really,” Jamie said in a press release of the long gap between records, revealing that he wrote around 180 songs in the process of finding his direction for the new album.

Meanwhile, Jamie T played his first gig in five years last month at London’s Subterania venue. At the intimate show, he aired recent single ‘The Old Style Raiders’ as well as ‘Keying Lamborghinis’ and the unreleased song ‘A Million And One Ways To Die’.

Earlier this year, the star released a 15th-anniversary reissue of his seminal debut album ‘Panic Prevention’. The record featured the singles ‘Sheila’, ‘If You Got The Money’ and ‘Calm Down Dearest’ and was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2007, but lost out to Klaxons‘ ‘Myths Of The Near Future’.




AJ Tracey officially releases freestyle track ‘Seoul’

He continues: “I’m in the VIP with a bad gyal lurkin’/ No RiRi, I got this one workin’/ Never had to take girls to the Shard or Bond Street/ But the same ting still gherkin’/ Djokovic for the love I’m servin’/ If it’s blue lights in the rear, I’m swervin’/ From the muds you can be certain/ I’ve been around crocodile teeth like Irwin.”

You can listen to ‘Seoul’ below:

Tracey’s latest track follows the release of ‘Reasonable’, the rapper’s first new solo music release of 2022, and came following his 2021 studio album ‘Flu Game’.

Meanwhile, Tracey is set to play a host of live dates this summer, including a headline show in London for Major League Baseball’s Home Run Derby X event.

You can see his upcoming tour dates below and find UK tickets here.


JUNE 2022
18 – Sonar, Barcelona, Spain
26 – Color Cafe, Brussels, Belgium

JULY 2022
1 – Wknd Fest, Helsinki, Finland
2 – Forbidden Forest, East Midlands
7 – Rolling Loud, Portimão, Portugal
9 – Crystal Palace Park, London
10 – Nass, Bath
24 – Solnaro, Braga, Portugal
31 – Loosefest, Newcastle

6 – Sunny Hill, Kosovo
12 – Way Out West, Gothenburg, Sweden
13 – Øya, Oslo, Norway

3 – Sundown, Norwich
11 – Rolling Loud, Toronto, Canada




Listen to Beabadoobee’s rousing new single ‘10.36’

“’10:36′ was written after [2020 debut album] ‘Fake It Flowers’ and just before [2021 EP] ‘Our Extended Play’, and I had envisioned it to be on that EP, but I was just sitting on that riff for ages and then I properly made a demo during lockdown. It was called ’10:36′ because that was the time I finished writing it,” she explained. “It’s basically about how I have this weird dependency on human contact to sleep.”

‘Beatopia’ is out on July 15 and can be pre-ordered here. Her second studio effort “traverses fuzzy rock, classic singer-songwriter, psychedelia, midwest emo and outright pop” as the musician remains “undeniably herself throughout”.

To celebrate the album’s release the singer-songwriter is set to perform a series of acoustic in-store shows. You can view the full dates below.

.@BanquetRecords tix on sale now <3

— beabadoobee (@beabad00bee) June 11, 2022

Beabadoobee will also take her new LP on a UK and Ireland headline tour in the autumn. You can purchase any remaining tickets here, and see the full list of tour dates below.


4 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin
5 – Ulster Hall, Belfast
7 – O2 Academy, Bristol
8 – UEA, Norwich
10 – Rock City, Nottingham
11 – NX, Newcastle
13 – Manchester Academy, Manchester
14 – Foundry, Sheffield
17 – Chalk, Brighton
18 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
19 – O2 Brixton Academy, London




Interpol cancel show tonight at London’s Roundhouse

“Please hang on to your tickets, we hope to be able to reschedule shortly,” they added.

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The trio kicked off their 2022 tour in April with a run of North American dates, during which they previewed a handful of new material from their upcoming new album ‘The Other Side Of Make Believe’. At the first show of the run in Deep Ellum, Texas, they aired singles ‘Toni’ and ‘Something Changed’ along with two then-unheard tracks, ‘Fables’ and ‘Into The Night’.

‘Fables’ was later released as a single, with frontman Paul Banks saying in a statement: “‘Fables’ features one of Daniel [Kessler, guitarist]’s hottest licks. A breezy vocal with optimistic lyrics, and a bouncy drum beat evocative of classic R&B with a nod to the golden age of hip hop. It’s a summer jam and a piece of music we are particularly proud of.”

‘The Other Side Of Make Believe’, which was produced by Flood and Moulder and will be released on July 15, has been described by Banks as “super fucking different” and being “imbued with pastoral longing and newfound grace”, with the band having written and recorded most of it remotely throughout 2020.

“Working alone was raw at first, but has opened up a vivid new chapter for us,” Kessler said in a press release, with Banks recalling how he took to writing while the global pandemic saw him living in Edinburgh for nearly nine months: “We usually write live, but for the first time I’m not shouting over a drumkit.”




Billie Eilish pauses London show over fan safety concerns

“People were fainting and getting pulled out,” she said. “It’s hot, I know – it’s crowded, it’s hot. Are you squished a little bit? If someone looks a little woozy, just tell someone, OK? Don’t try to save feelings.”

Credit: Shirlaine Forrest/Getty Images

Earlier this year, the singer halted two gigs in the US to check on fans’ welfare. “If you want to sit down, you are allowed,” she told fans at one concert in New York. “Go ahead, sit down, take a breath.”

Eilish will return to The O2 tonight (12) before dates in Glasgow, Birmingham and across Europe. Find any remaining tickets here.

The O2 has gone vegan for the star’s residency, which will also feature a multi-day climate-focused event, dubbed ‘Overheated’. Last week (June 9), it was confirmed that the majority of animal products would be removed from the area during the residency.

In a statement, the venue said: “Within The O2 arena, together with our catering partner, Levy’s, we have committed to go 100 per cent vegan on food throughout the arena for the Billie Eilish residency. This includes a range of vegan food offerings on concessions and the removal of certain items.”


The venue will also use PET fabric standing wristbands for the first time in “an effort to combat single-use plastic”.

The ‘Overheated’ event will bring together climate activists, musicians and designers at venues across The O2 to “discuss the climate crisis and the work they are doing to make a difference”, according to a press release.

In a four-star review of Eilish’s Manchester gig last week (June 8), NME said: “For Manchester, this is a long-awaited return of a star they backed as early as anyone, further proof that this city’s crowds are as devoted and brilliant as anywhere on the planet. But for those heading down to Worthy Farm’s hallowed fields in a couple of weeks – or planning to catch on TV – it appears we’re heading to something mighty special.”




Watch Lorde cover Carly Rae Jepsen at London gig

The show also saw Lorde air ‘A World Alone’, which featured on her debut album ‘Pure Heroine’, for the first time since 2017. Watch footage of both songs below now.

Lorde covering Carly Rae Jepsen !!!!!

— ali (@Justdip) June 3, 2022

The star’s tour will current with dates in Ireland and Europe, before returning to the UK at the end of the month for a performance at Glastonbury and a headline date at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Reviewing Lorde’s tour at a show in Minneapolis in April, NME dubbed it “instantly iconic”. “From the second the black curtain shrouding her artful stage production drops, it feels like we’ve been whisked off to another planet,” the five-star review added.

“It’s fitting that the set begins with ‘Leader Of A New Regime’, a song that imagines life in the future when we’ve destroyed the earth and had to flee to a distant sanctuary – the effervescent, colour-changing sun that lights the whole show and the rotating ladder that sometimes leads up to it feel both alien and warm; a fresh but safe bolthole to escape the turmoil of the world outside.”


Meanwhile, last month saw the star launch her own Sonos Radio station called SOLARSYSTYM. It sees the singer looking back throughout her life and career, from her youth to now, charting the pivotal moments and artists that impacted her along the way.

“SOLARSYSTYM is like stepping into my brain, giving listeners a front-row seat to the songs that have meant a ton to me and my life,” Lorde said in a statement announcing the station. “Everything from the tunes my parents pulled from their super sick CD tower to the songs I ripped off YouTube as a pimply teen to the records I include in full because they were that shapeshifting for me as a thinker and feeler.”




Watch The Killers debut ‘Pressure Machine’ live in London

“Jo Whiley, she’s always championed us since the very beginning – she’s here tonight,” Flowers told the crowd. “She should have a jubilee, right? She said some wonderful things about this next song and she requested it tonight – if you don’t like it blame her. It’s called ‘Pressure Machine’.”

Whiley later responded to a fan on Twitter thanking her for requesting the track, saying: “Getting ‘Pressure Machine’ played at a @thekillers show might just be a life highlight! Glad you loved it like me!!”

Getting Pressure Machine played at a @thekillers show might just be a life highlight!💙 – glad you loved it like me!!

— Jo Whiley (@jowhiley) June 3, 2022


Watch fan-shot footage of the performance above now and see the setlist in full below.


The Killers played: 

‘My Own Soul’s Warning’
‘When You Were Young’
‘Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine’
‘Smile Like You Mean It’
‘Shot At The Night’
‘Running Towards A Place’
‘Somebody Told Me’
‘Fire In Bone’
‘In The Car Outside’
‘Pressure Machine’
‘For Reasons Unknown’
‘A Dustland Fairytale’
‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’
‘Read My Mind’
‘Dying Breed’
‘All These Things That I’ve Done’
‘Mr Brightside’

The Killers preceded their current stadium tour with an intimate warm-up show in Sheffield last month. The band appeared at the city’s O2 Academy venue on May 17, holding their first UK gig since they headlined Glastonbury in 2019.

“Oh, man – it’s such a strange thing that it’s been three years,” Flowers said during that show. “This feels so familiar but when you look at the days… it’s been a thousand days. It’s wild. I hope you can tell that we’re genuine though when we talk about our love for this place. Man… I mean, you changed our lives! And we do love coming here – this is our spiritual home. You took these sentimental Americans in, and we won’t forget it.”

Following a second night at the Emirates Stadium tonight (June 4), The Killers will continue on their tour with gigs in Falkirk, Norwich, Manchester and Dublin. You can find any remaining tickets for the tour here. 




Watch Maggie Rogers dance in a karaoke bar in ‘Want Want’ video

“‘Want Want’ started in Maine during the pandemic in a small studio assembled over my parents’ garage,” Rogers wrote about the track. “I wrote and produced it with my old bandmate, Del Water Gap. It was really just about the fun of it all. Some bubblegum world to escape to in the middle of the isolation and darkness. The song found its final form over the next year and a half, editing and re-editing with Kid Harpoon until we found the perfect knock-your-teeth-out drums, the right growl of the guitar tone.”

Rogers continued: “That roaring synth, it’s just a Prophet stock sound, but it always reminded me a little bit of the intro to ‘Iron Man’ by Black Sabbath. The right amount of bite that still invites you in. The video is about sensuality. About embodiment. About freedom. It was shot in one of my favorite karaoke bars. Sticky floors and fluorescent lit bathrooms. Everything in its right place.”

The track is the latest teaser from Rogers’ ‘Surrender’ which will be released by Capitol/Polydor Records on July 29.

Rogers has also shared dates for her UK, Ireland, and Germany tour. View ticket details here and upcoming dates below.

see you this fall 🤍

uk, ireland, germany – pre-order ‘Surrender’ in my store before tuesday for early pre-sale access to tickets. rest of EU can sign up for pre-sale at

— Maggie Rogers (@maggierogers) June 1, 2022

Maggie Rogers tour

22 – Latitude Festival, Southwold, UK

31 – O2 Academy, Leeds, UK

1 – O2 Academy, Glasgow, UK
2 – Olympia Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
4 – O2 Academy, Birmingham, UK
5 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, UK
7 – O2 Bristol Academy, Bristol, UK
8 – Brighton Dome, Brighton, UK
10 – Alexandra Palace, London, UK
15 – Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands
17 – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
19 – Komplex, Zurich, Switzerland
21 – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany
22 – Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
23 – Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany
25 – TAP1, Copenhagen, Denmark
27 – Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
28 – Cirkus, Stockholm, Sweden

‘Surrender’ which was co-produced by Kid Harpoon and Rogers, is the follow-up to, ‘Heard It In A Past Life‘, which was released in 2019. Her last single release was  ‘Love You For A Long Time‘ from the same year.

At the time of its announcement, a statement said the upcoming release “fully captures the frenetic intensity of the last two years of her life, bringing her bracing honesty to stories of anger and peace and self-salvation, transcendence through sex and freedom through letting go.”




Listen to Beth Orton’s soaring new single, ‘Weather Alive’

Collaborators on the album include The Smile’s drummer Tom Skinner, Mancunian jazz star Alabaster dePlume, multi-instrumentalist/composed Shahzad Ismaily, and The Invisible’s bassist Tom Herbert.

Listen to ‘Weather Alive’ here:

Orton heads out on tour in support of Alanis Morissette later this month before taking ‘Weather Alive’ out on tour this October across the UK and Ireland.

Tickets for her headline tour will be on sale on June 10 here. Check out the dates here:

7 – Academy 2, Birmingham

8 – St. Bartholomew’s Church, Brighton
9 – KOKO, London
10 – Arts Centre, Norwich
12 – St George’s, Bristol
13 – Classic Grand, Glasgow
15 – RCMN Concert Hall, Manchester
16 – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds


Orton’s support slot with Morissette were rescheduled after celebrations for the 25th-anniversary celebrations of Morissette’s ‘Jagged Little Pill’ were postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The shows were originally due to take place in autumn 2020 but were then moved to October 2021 and November 2021 before being cancelled once more.

Last October, Morissette wrote on Twitter: “Stay tuned for the rescheduled dates (coming very soon), and please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new ones. I can’t wait to see you each as soon as we possibly can.”




N-Dubz add new dates to their UK tour

After reports about their 2022 reunion first emerged at the start of the year, N-Dubz officially confirmed that they’ve reformed in May.

N-Dubz will tour in November and December on their ‘Back To The Future Tour’, marking the group’s first live shows together in 11 years.

Now, in addition to those dates already announced, the group have unveiled six new further dates in Cardiff, Liverpool, Sheffield, Newcastle, Manchester and London.

Tickets for the shows are on sale now and you can buy them here. Check out the dates below:

7 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
8 – OVO Hydro, Glasgow
10 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
11 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
12 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
14 – International Centre, Bournemouth
15 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
17 – The O2, London
18 – Utilita Arena, Sheffield
19 – AO Arena, Manchester
22 – AO Arena, Manchester
22 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
23 – The O2, London
24 – The O2, London
26 – Utilita Arena, Birmingham
27 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
28 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
29 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff – new date

1 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool – new date
2 – Utilita Arena, Sheffield – new date
3 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle – new date
4 – AO Arena, Manchester – new date
6 – O2 Arena, London – new date 


During N-Dubz’s hiatus, Dappy released his debut solo album ‘Bad Intentions’ in 2012, received a suspended jail sentence in 2017 and helped save a man’s life last year.

Fazer has also released solo material and worked in music production, although he filed for bankruptcy in 2013.

Tulisa became an actress and X Factor judge as well as releasing her solo record ‘The Female Boss’ in 2012 with two standalone singles following in 2019.




Watch Jessie Ware bring out Kylie Minogue to perform ‘Kiss Of Life’ at London show

The jaunt – which will come to a close next month with dates in Halifax, Glasgow and Edinburgh – was previously moved from April 2021 to December due to ongoing concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. It was then rescheduled again in February, finally kicking off last Thursday (May 26) in Bristol.

Watch Kylie and Jessie perform ‘Kiss Of Life’ together in Brixton below:

Minogue’s performance came on the same day as her 54th birthday. To celebrate, Ware led the Brixton crowd in singing ‘Happy Birthday’ to the pop star, and she had a birthday cake and candles brought out for the moment. You can watch the birthday sing-a-long below.

Check out the setlist Ware’s Brixton show below:


‘Ooh La La’
‘Read My Lips’
‘Step Into My Life’
‘Wildest Moments’
‘If You’re Never Gonna Move’
‘Mirage (Don’t Stop)’
‘Soul Control’
‘Say You Love Me’
‘Champagne Kisses’
‘Kiss Of Life’ (with Kylie Minogue)
‘Remember Where You Are’

‘Running’ (Disclosure Remix)
‘Hot N Heavy’
‘What’s Your Pleasure?’
‘Save A Kiss’

Released last November, ‘DISCO: Guest List Edition’ features high-profile collaborators and additional new songs, plus remixes and extended mixes courtesy of Basement Jaxx, Purple Disco Machine, Syn Cole and more. It includes the previously released Years & Years collaboration ‘A Second to Midnight’ as well as new song ‘Can’t Stop Writing Songs About You’ with disco legend Gloria Gaynor.

Earlier this month it was confirmed that “ultimate Neighbours couple” Minogue and Jason Donovan will be returning to Ramsay Street for the finale of the long-running soap.

In February, the Australian show’s UK broadcaster Channel 5 announced that it will no longer air the series beyond the summer, leading to the cancellation of the show.

Speaking about the show, Minogue said: “I’ll be forever grateful for the experience & the friends I made on Neighbours. We had no idea how big the show would become and how passionately viewers would take it to heart. Pure love.”

Meanwhile, Jessie Ware will perform at Glastonbury later this month. The singer joins the line-up for The Park, a “wonderland of genre-defying, synapse-sparking dionysian pleasurement”.




Jimi Hendrix to be honoured with new Blue Plaque in London

As part of the celebrations, there will be a screening of the Grammy-nominated documentary Music, Money, Madness… Jimi Hendrix In Maui as well as a question-and-answer session with Jimi’s sister Janie Hendrix, his producer and engineer Eddie Kramer, and the film’s director John McDermott.

The first Blue Plaque honouring Jimi was unveiled in 1997 at his 1968-69 Mayfair residence.

In a statement, Janie Hendrix said: “I’m so proud of my brother Jimi and his being honoured again in London. His mission was to spread love across the world through his music, and we continue to see that come to fruition all these years later.

“Eddie, John and I all look forward to interacting with people on June 10, whose lives were touched by Jimi in London — a city that was so important to him and his career.”

In other Jimi Hendrix news, Joni Mitchell announced last year that she would be releasing the recordings of two sets at a Canadian coffee shop that were recorded by Jimi Hendrix.


The singer’s performances at Ottawa’s Le Hibou Coffee House were captured by Hendrix in March 1968 during a two week residency by Mitchell ahead of the release of her debut album, ‘Song To A Seagull’.

The recording features on Mitchell’s collection ‘Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 2: The Reprise Years (1968-1971)’, which was released late last year.

Recently, a signed Jimi Hendrix lyric sheet that was torn in half and given to two fans at a gig 55 years ago has finally been pieced back together.




Watch Danielle Haim and Bruce Hornby’s new video for ‘Days Ahead’ video

Check out the video for ‘Days Ahead’ here:

Earlier this week (May 25), Drake shared a photo on his Instagram from his first time meeting LA sisters Haim.

“Just met the Beatles,” he wrote in the caption alongside the black and white photo which shows the rapper with Este, Danielle and Alana Haim.

Haim also shared the photo on their Instagram account, jokingly writing “We’re the Beatles” in their caption.

The band are currently on their 2022 North American tour in support of their latest album ‘Women In Music Pt. III‘. Last week, they stopped over in Drake’s hometown of Toronto, Ontario to perform at RBC Echo Beach.


Elsewhere, Haim are due to return to the UK this summer to play Glastonbury 2022 before embarking on their COVID-delayed ‘One More Haim’ stint on these shores in July. Any remaining tickets for those dates can be found here.

Haim’s 2022 UK/Ireland tour dates are as follows:

JUNE 2022
28 – Trinity College, Dublin

JULY 2022
13 – Millennium Square, Leeds
14 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
16 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
17 – O2 Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
19 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
20 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
21 – The O2 Arena, London

In March, Haim released a new standalone song called ‘Lost Track’, which arrived with a Paul Thomas Anderson-directed video. The sisters described the finished track and its accompanying visuals as being “very collaborative” and “off the cuff”.



Girl In Red announces new London show for spring 2023

“After my US tour ended on the 25th of April, I went to a throat specialist in Norway who said I had nodular damage to my vocal cords,” Girl In Red explained in a statement. “He told me that singing would increasingly get harder for me, but because I didn’t want to disappoint everyone coming to my EU/UK shows, I left for the tour two days later.”

Girl In Red CREDIT: Jenn Five/NME

She added: “I seriously cannot stress how much this breaks my heart. I feel an overwhelming sense of letting you guys down, but as of right now, it’s out of my control. What I do have control over is what I can do moving forward, and I’m going to do everything I can to avoid this ever happening again.I love you.”

Girl In Red is also due to support Billie Eilish when she plays London’s The O2 on June 26 alongside appearances at festivals like GlastonburySUPERBLOOM and Øya. She’s yet to confirm whether she’ll be able to honour these dates though.

Meanwhile, the musician recently shared the official video for ‘hornylovesickmess’, which was directed by Euphoria star Hunter Schafer.

The song appears on her acclaimed debut album ‘If I Could Make It Go Quiet’, which came out in April 2021.



Watch kid join Limp Bizkit to rap ‘Break Stuff’ on stage in Wisconsin

Before leaving the stage, frontman Durst told the audience: “I promised this young man a little favour,” pointing to a young boy on the stage. The two then proceeded to deliver an explosive rendition of ‘Break Stuff’, taken from the band’s 1999 album ‘Significant Other’.

Keeping up with Durst throughout, the young fan not only earned the respect of the band but received mountains of applause from the crowd. You can check out his performance below.

It wasn’t the first time Limp Bizkit have called a fan up on stage to collaborate with them. Earlier in their tour, they invited someone to join them for a cover of Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name’ in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

The band are on the final leg of their North American tour, which wraps up on May 31 in Ontario, Canada. They will hit the UK in September for a string of shows, including two at London’s O2 Academy Brixton.

All remaining tickets can be found here. See the full list of dates below.


7 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
8 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
11 – O2 Academy Birmingham, Birmingham
12 – Manchester Academy, Manchester

In a three-star review of Limp Bizkit’s ‘Still Sucks’, NME‘s Ali Shutler wrote: “As much as ‘Still Sucks’ is Limp Bizkit getting back to frat-boy business, there are a couple of surprises to be found.

“‘Barnacle’ is a moody moment of grunge that showcases their versatility, while ‘Pill Popper’ might be one of the most direct critiques of the American healthcare system this side of the millennium, as spoken word intro warns: ‘The pharmaceutical industry does not create cures. They create customers’.”

The review concluded: “The band’s last album was 2011’s trashy and high octane ‘Golden Cobra’, before they spent the past decade talking up the follow-up, (tentatively titled ‘Stampede Of The Disco Elephants’).

“Despite that, this ain’t ‘Chinese Democracy’. ‘Still Sucks’ doesn’t feel laboured or overthought and never overstays its welcome. Limp Bizkit aren’t out to rewrite their history or reach a new generation. They don’t care if you still think they suck – they still know how to have a good time, and won’t stop rollin’.”



Watch Yard Act’s James Smith and his grandad cover Tom Jones’ ‘Green Green Grass Of Home’

“Six pints of Guinness later, there he stood. He got a ‘Dave, Dave, Dave’ chant after and was absolutely buzzing. It felt good to be home, brief though it was.”

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The Leeds four-piece also recently shared a new video for their track ‘100% Endurance’, which featured on their debut album ‘The Overload’, which arrived back in January.

They are currently in the middle of a UK tour which ends at Norwich Arts Centre on Friday (May 27).

The band will perform at several festivals including Glastonbury before they hit the road for another UK tour in November. Tickets for their shows can be purchased here.

You can see Yard Act’s forthcoming UK tour dates below.


MAY 2022
26 – O2 Academy, Leicester
27 – Arts Centre, Norwich (SOLD OUT)
28 – Wide Awake Festival, London

JUNE 2022
24-25 – Glastonbury Festival

JULY 2022
15 – Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival, Stirlingshire
21 – Secret Garden Party, Abbots Ripton
22 – Truck Festival, Oxford
22 – Standon Calling Festival, Hertfordshire
23 – Bluedot Festival, Cheshire
24 – Tramlines, Sheffield
27 – The Cluny, Newcastle
28 – The Caves, Edinburgh
29 – Deer Shed, Thirsk
30 – Ynot Festival, Derbyshire

4 – End Of The Road Festival, Dorset
16 – The Bullingdon, Oxford (SOLD OUT)
17 – Esquires, Bedford (SOLD OUT)
18 – O2 Institute, Birmingham (SOLD OUT)
21 – Sugar Mill, Stoke
22 – The Crescent, York (SOLD OUT)
23 – Polar Bear, Hull (SOLD OUT)

22 – Saint Luke’s, Glasgow
23 – NUSU, Newcastle
24 – O2 Academy, Leeds
25 – O2 Ritz, Manchester
26 – Marble Factory, Bristol
27 – Tramshed, Cardiff
29 – 1865, Southampton
30 – Chalk, Brighton

1 – O2 Kentish Town Forum, London



Suede announce new album and series of intimate London tour dates

They hired “a rehearsal studio in deserted Kings Cross to collect a key, hump their own gear, set up and start playing,” before recording at London’s Konk studios.

The band have given fans the first taster of the album via new single called ‘She Still Leads Me On’, which Anderson wrote to his late mother.

Later this evening, Suede will debut the brand new single ‘She Still Leads Me On’ live on stage at a headline performance in Belgium at Brussels’ Cirque Royal. Fans can livestream the performance here from 9pm.

Check out the new single here:

‘Autofiction’ Tracklisting

  • ‘She Still Leads Me On’
  • ‘Personality Disorder’
  • ’15 Again’
  • ‘The Only Way I Can Love You’
  • ‘That Boy On The Stage’
  • ‘Drive Myself Home’
  • ‘Black Ice’
  • ‘Shadow Self’
  • ‘It’s Always The Quiet Ones’
  • ‘What Am I Without You?’
  • ‘Turn Off Your Brain And Yell’
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    Speaking about ‘Autofiction’, frontman Brett Anderson said: “‘Autofiction’ is our punk record. No whistles and bells. Just the five of us in a room with all the glitches and fuck-ups revealed; the band themselves exposed in all their primal mess… ‘Autofiction‘ has a natural freshness, it’s where we want to be.”

    Bass player Mat Osman added: “When we were rehearsing and writing this record it was this sheer, physical rush. That thing where you’re hanging on for dear life.”

    Following the release of their next album, Suede will perform two special intimate shows at London’s Electric Ballroom in October.

    Tickets are on sale from May 27 here at with a fan presale beginning May 26. More dates are expected to be announced.

    Suede 2022 Tour Dates

    05 – Electric Ballroom, London
    06 – Electric Ballroom, London

    The band recently released a new photojournal called So Young: Suede 1991-1993.

    The journal, which was compiled by Gilbert, documented his arrival in the band in 1991 through to 1993, when the group’s self-titled debut album reached number one.

    Speaking about the project at the time, the drummer said: “So Young is the book that’s been in my head for over 30 years. When I was getting into music I was more interested in seeing bands away from the bright lights of Top Of The Pops. Photos of the Pistols in the pub or The Clash at a checkpoint in Belfast fascinated me, and filled me with visions of what it was actually like to be in a band.”



    London Independent Market announces dates and line-up for summer event

    For the first time this year, ILM will be introducing stalls from artists and makers including Colourbox Studio, Dan Jamieson, East London Printmakers, Hand Jazz and Kam Creates.

    London Brewers’ Market is also set to return, with independent brewers Grain Cider, Brick Brewery, Five Points Brewing Co, Friendship Adventure, Gosnells Mead, London Beer Lab, Old Street Brewery, Standard Brew Co and more.

    Indie Market Poster. CREDIT: Press

    The celebratory event will be soundtracked by ILM curated DJ sets and a special after party at Spiritland will follow.

    Full Indie Label: London line-up:

    AD 93
    BBE Music
    Bella Union
    Big Dada
    Brace Yourself
    Burning Witches
    Cherry Red
    Chess Club
    Clap Trap
    Clay Pipe
    Cold Blow
    Counter Intuitive
    Dead Oceans
    Dirty Hit
    Do Your Best
    Drag City
    Dynamite Cuts
    Erased Tapes
    Everything Sucks
    Far Out
    Fat Possum
    First Word
    Gare du Nord
    Hand In Hive
    Independent Musicians Collective
    Late Night Tales
    London Recordings
    Material Music
    Mexican Summer
    Music Declares Emergency
    Ninja Tune
    Numero Group
    Precious Recordings of London
    Psyché Tropes
    Riddim Chango
    Rough Trade
    SA Recording
    Sad Club
    Secretly Canadian
    Skep Wax
    Sonic Cathedral
    Spinout Nuggets
    Sunday Best
    Time Capsule
    Touchin Bass
    Tru Thoughts
    untitled (recs)
    Upset The Rhythm
    Wah Wah 45s
    Wallen Bink


    Last year, ILM has announced its first ever market in Manchester which took place on December 5 as part of Tim Burgess’ Vinyl Adventures Record Fair.

    The festive event included live performances, interviews and talks taking place across the city. Record shops involved in the festivities included Piccadilly Records, Mars Tapes, Vinyl Resting Place, Clampdown Records, Eastern Bloc Records Vinyl Revival, and Wax and Beans in Bury.



    UK Eurovision entry Sam Ryder announces 2022 London show

    He will now play brand-new London venue Outernet on November 24. Tickets for the event go on sale this Friday (May 20) at 9am here.

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    In Ukraine meanwhile, their win was said to bring “incredible happiness” to a country under invasion by Russia.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Instagram that the courage of the war torn country “impresses the world” and congratulated Kalush Orchestra on their victory.

    He then went on to promise to host Eurovision in the future in a “free, peaceful and rebuilt” Mariupol, a city currently largely under Russian control. At the end of their performance at the show’s finale, Kalush Orchestra said: “I ask all of you, please help Ukraine, help Mariupol, help Azovstal right now.”

    Speaking to NME this week, frontman Oleh Psiuk explained how their taking part was a “huge responsibility”, given the ongoing war with Russia.


    “To represent Ukraine in the international arena is always a responsibility, but to represent it during the war is just the highest responsibility possible,” he said.

    “The song [‘Stefania’] was composed and dedicated to my mother, but after the war the song has acquired lots of nuances because a lot of people are perceiving it as if Ukraine is my mother,” said Psiuk. “That’s why the song has become so close to the Ukrainian people, and it is in the Ukrainian hearts.”

    Watch NME‘s full video interview with Kalush Orchestra’s Oleh Psiuk below:

    Reviewing last weekend’s Eurovision night, NME wrote: “Eurovision 2022 was all about looking forward: Sam Ryder reminding us that the UK can actually win this thing, and Ukraine showing the world just how much agency it has. Yes, the contest can be silly – hello, ‘Give That Wolf A Banana’ – but it’s also strangely and fundamentally profound.”