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They kinda kick started the whole interest in the NY dance-punk crossover and stayed top of the pile throughout, releasing a fine album in ‘Gotham’ and starting a deep groove whenever they played. Radio 4 will be back in September with the follow up album produced by Max Hayes (Primal Scream, Doves), but in the meantime they’ve got a new single coming out on July 5 called ‘Party Crashers’ and they’ll be playing a couple of dates to accompany its release: Continue Reading

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They’ve been together now for 50 years, but it finally looks like it could all well and truly be over for those Blur boys, if Graham Coxon’s rumoured departure is anything to go by. According to the UK’s Daily Mirror story, the split was the result of recent tensions between the guitarist himself and Damon Albarn. Whether or not it’s true that Coxon ever referred to Albarn as a ‘loquacious genre-hopping, market-oriented crowd-pleaser’ has yet to be confirmed by any Continue Reading

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Crud has just learnt of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club‘s addition to the bill of this year’s Bulldog Bash. So, to recap, that’s Black Rebel MOTORCYCLE Club playing a BIKER festival. A dirty, grubby, letching and undeniably perverted biker festival, rolling round in the filth of all its stereotypes. Oh yes. Maybe it shows their sense of humour, whatever. We don’t like the association. It’s a name! And maybe an open-road, Easy Rider attitude. That’s all! So in addition to catching BRMC, Continue Reading

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The ever inventive Welsh kings of pop thrown through the tumble dryer are to take a break from recording their sixth album this autumn to continue throwing rings around the world. Following a fully sold-out hop, skip and a jump across America earlier this year they’ve just added a further 19 dates in September and October. Which are as follows: Tour Dates Wednesday 18 September – Detroit St Andrews Hall Thursday 19 September – Toronto Phoenix Concert Club Friday 20 September Continue Reading

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Having cut their teeth as a regular attendant at seminal early ’90s breakbeat raves such as “Desert Storm” and “Voodoo Majic”, with notoriously heavy sound rigs and narcotic riddled faithful, Blowfelt learned some serious low end theory from a disturbingly early age. Whilst on the road with Deekline (“Don’t Smoke”), he heard the groundbreaking “138 Trek” by DJ Zinc, a track which took the theory of UK Garage and wrapped it with a new, more filthy abstract logic. Blowfelt immediately Continue Reading

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Los Angeles – July 8, 2002 – A sun-drenched tropical beach. Beautiful people sipping cold drinks and bronzing themselves everywhere as the sound of a hot, new Neptunes track wafts through the summer air. What could be better? How about a bikini-clad Janet Jackson stretched out on a beach-towel, singing the hook to your latest hit single. No, reggae don Beenie Man isn’t dreaming. He’s on the set of his new video for “Feel It Boy,” the highly-anticipated first single Continue Reading

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Word has it that the Vine’s new single is ‘OUTTATHAWAY!’. The track is actually the third to be lifted from their debut album ‘Highly Evolved’, released last on July 8th. Likely release dates may be as early as September to coincide with their performances at the Carling Weekend Festivals in Reading and Leeds on August 23-24. The Vines will play a number of headline dates across the UK later in the year. share this:

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Check out Beck.com, this week and you’re sure to find full on streams of the new album, scheduled for offline release on September 24th. In celebration of Beck’s 32nd Birthday, and of course, the new release, the site will add a whole new track to the listening post right up until the formal release date. Beck is also known to be lining up a few low-key tour dates for August, concentrating as you can well imagine on the oddball and Continue Reading

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With about 20 or so songs under his belt, Jason Lytle and his band of bearded brothers are now well into the recording of their new and third album. Titles penciled into the mix at present are: I’m on Standby The Warming Sun Fifty Percent Less Words Build a Box Yeah Is What We Had The Go In the Go for It Now It’s On Emit Anymore Fairchild describes the last track as something like the ballad version of ‘Master Continue Reading

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Biffy Clyro are touring again in July with Hell is For Heroes as main support, as well as the likes of Kinesis and This Girl Tour Dates Wed 3 Hull Adelphi Thurs 4 Nottingham Rock City Fri 5 Sheffield Barfly Sat 6 Thurrock Music Festival Sun 7 Wolverhampton Little Civic Tues 9 Cambridge Boat Race Wed 10 Reading Fez Club Thurs 11Bristol Fleece & Firkin Fri 12 Cardiff Barfly Sat 13 Leicester Charlotte Mon 15 Norwich Arts Centre Tues 16 Continue Reading