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Poly Styrene New Book, Exhibition And Film

Following last year’s 40th anniversary of the seminal X-Ray Spex album Germfree Adolescents, we have an update about their iconic front woman, Poly Styrene which includes a wonderful new book, exhibition and even further news regarding the film I Am A Cliché. Singer...

Glastonbury 2019 Line-Up Revealed

And so comes the time music lovers the world over look forward to – the unveiling of Glastonbury Festival’s major music act line-up. While rumours have been rife for a while and official confirmations that Stormzy would be headlining the Pyramid Stage on Friday while...

Wilko Johnson: Going Back Home

I’ve written on these pages before how were it not for former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, I wouldn’t be photographing live music. I won’t labour the story again now, though if it’s of any interest, you can read about it here. Suffice it to say that I love the...

The Struts Raising The Temperature At Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Yesterday was the hottest February day on record. The sky was a deep blue from horizon to horizon, I’d cracked open a tee-shirt and shorts, and a wild-fire blazed on Saddleworth Moor. Come the evening though, as the sun gave way to stars twinkling through crystal...

Victorious Festival Adds Final Headline Act

Victorious Festival (23-25 August ’19) – the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival – today proudly announces the enigmatic New Order as the fourth and final headliner at this years’ festival. Topping the bill with Two-Tone legends The Specials, multi award-winning...

Maggie Rogers Illuminates London’s Brixton Academy

A full moon shone down on South London’s Brixton Academy ahead of Maggie Rogers’ appearance at the iconic venue, the final night of her sold-out UK tour before heading off to Europe. The 24-year-old’s catapult into the public eye is well documented. An alumna of New...

Sweet Not Sour Lemonheads Live @ Forum, London

Grunge rockers take it down a notch to celebrate the songs that have influenced them and tour new covers album Varshons II. Remember the ‘90s? It was longer ago than you think. Those heady summers rocking out to grunge, going to music festivals wearing clothes that...

Mayday Parade & The Wonder Years Doubled The Energy In Birmingham

As people were winding down from Valentine’s Day, whether it was celebrated with a loved one or alone, there was still one thing for rock fans to look forward to: the co-headline show of American bands Mayday Parade and The Wonder Years at Birmingham’s O2 Academy2 to...
Wilko Johnson: Going Back Home

Wilko Johnson: Going Back Home

I’ve written on these pages before how were it not for former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, I wouldn’t be photographing live music. I won’t labour the story again now, though if it’s of any interest, you can read about it here. Suffice it to say that I love the...

Interview: White Lies Go It Alone On Five

Interview: White Lies Go It Alone On Five

Jack Lawrence-Brown is a bit stressed. It’s mid January. In less than two weeks White Lies hit the road for four months. They’re playing 55 dates across Europe and North America. They’re marking the 10th anniversary of their debut album. Oh, and they’re launching a...

Michael Franti Interview: Anger Is Not My Superpower

Michael Franti Interview: Anger Is Not My Superpower

It’s the evening of the parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal and Michael Franti is pondering the question of whether music really has the power to change the world. He jokes that if he could sing a song to trigger a second referendum (regarding the UK’s fractuous...

Luna Bay To Play Hometown Show At Scala

Luna Bay To Play Hometown Show At Scala

London-based rock quartet Luna Bay have announced a massive headline show at North London’s Scala venue following a sold out show at Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett-owned Omeara this week. The Omeara show saw the four-piece storming their hometown venue with a massive...

Alice Phoebe Lou Explores New Galaxies

Alice Phoebe Lou Explores New Galaxies

South African singer-songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou teases her forthcoming album Paper Castles with the new song Galaxies and its accompanying video. The song was overseen by Grammy winner Noah Georgeson, who’s worked with Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom, and follows...

Flight Brigade Chased By Wolves Down Fury Road

Flight Brigade Chased By Wolves Down Fury Road

Flight Brigade have released the brand new video for their upcoming single, Fury Road. Due for official release on 22nd March, it’s the lead track from the alternative indie-rock band’s upcoming studio album, Chased By Wolves. https://youtu.be/6sakHMEmqlU The...

Glastonbury 2019 Line-Up Revealed

Glastonbury 2019 Line-Up Revealed

And so comes the time music lovers the world over look forward to – the unveiling of Glastonbury Festival’s major music act line-up. While rumours have been rife for a while and official confirmations that Stormzy would be headlining the Pyramid Stage on Friday while...

Luna Bay To Play Hometown Show At Scala

Luna Bay To Play Hometown Show At Scala

London-based rock quartet Luna Bay have announced a massive headline show at North London’s Scala venue following a sold out show at Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett-owned Omeara this week. The Omeara show saw the four-piece storming their hometown venue with a massive...

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Poly Styrene New Book, Exhibition And Film

Following last year’s 40th anniversary of the seminal X-Ray Spex album Germfree Adolescents, we have an update about their iconic front woman, Poly Styrene which includes a wonderful new book, exhibition and even further news regarding the film I Am A Cliché. Singer...

Glastonbury 2019 Line-Up Revealed

And so comes the time music lovers the world over look forward to – the unveiling of Glastonbury Festival’s major music act line-up. While rumours have been rife for a while and official confirmations that Stormzy would be headlining the Pyramid Stage on Friday while...

Luna Bay To Play Hometown Show At Scala

London-based rock quartet Luna Bay have announced a massive headline show at North London’s Scala venue following a sold out show at Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett-owned Omeara this week. The Omeara show saw the four-piece storming their hometown venue with a massive...

John Mayer To Shine His New Light On Europe

Guitar virtuoso John Mayer has announced a European leg of his 2019 world tour, including UK and Ireland dates at London’s O2 Arena, Dublin’s 3Arena and the Manchester Arena this October. Following a fourth consecutive year touring North America with Dead &...

Midnight Oil Feeling The Power And The Passion For The UK

Midnight Oil are returning to the UK, two years after playing their first shows here in 20 years. The legendary Australian band, who sold out over 70 gigs in 16 countries on their 2017 Great Circle world tour, play Manchester’s O2 Apollo on Sunday 9th June and...

Starlite Campbell Band Bringing The Blues To London

Starlite Campbell Band bring the blues to London for the first time next week. The Isle of Man-based group, featuring husband and wife duo Suzy Starlite and Simon Campbell, make their live debut in the UK capital at The Half Moon in Putney on 6th March 2019....

Victorious Festival Adds Final Headline Act

Victorious Festival (23-25 August ’19) – the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival – today proudly announces the enigmatic New Order as the fourth and final headliner at this years’ festival. Topping the bill with Two-Tone legends The Specials, multi award-winning...

Led Zeppelin Launches 50th Anniversary Playlist Generator

In January 1969, Led Zeppelin was unleashed on the world with the release of their trailblazing debut album. Just 10 months later, in October 1969, the band’s equally groundbreaking follow-up album Led Zeppelin II was released. 50 years later, Led Zeppelin remains one...

Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett Back On The European Road

Foo Fighters’ guitarist and Country music man Chris Shiflett has announced a sting of European tour dates including 7 UK & Ireland shows. Debuting new single This Ol’ World, taken from his forthcoming second solo record outside of his Jackson United and Dead...

Mumfords’ Gentlemen Of The Road Head To All Points East

The final headliner for 2019’s All Points East events have been unveiled as none other than London’s own Mumford & Sons! Not only that, but they are putting on one of their acclaimed Gentlemen Of The Road events – festival days fully curated by the band, including...

Johnny Lloyd’s Next Episode Starts In 15 Seconds

Johnny Lloyd, the former Tribes frontman, and famously, boyfriend of Billie Piper, is set to release his debut solo full album as a follow up to the Dreamland EP. Next Episode Starts In 15 Seconds is due for release on 3rd May via Xtra Mile Recordings. The...

Nick Waterhouse Releases New Single Wreck The Rod 

Nick Waterhouse, the fine purveyor of classic Rhythm and Blues, Jazz and Soul, has released new single Wreck The Rod taken from his upcoming self-titled album.  Nick says the throwback track was inspired by a conversation with "Soul Queen of New Orleans" Irma...

J.J.Cale To Stay Around With Posthumous Album.

You may not have heard of J.J. Cale as he deliberately avoided the limelight, he spent his career as an “under-the-radar-giant” (New York Times). However he influenced musicians as wide-ranging as Neil Young (who wrote in his autobiography, “J. J.’s guitar playing is...

Chaka Khan & Martha Reeves Cross The Tracks

Today, Cross The Tracks, a brand new music and food focused event for South London announce their arrival on Sunday 9th June, at Brixton’s luscious Brockwell Park for a day of music, food, workshops, talks and more. Cross The Tracks invites a mixture of legendary and...

Sleeper Release Album After 21 Year Hiatus

On 22nd March Sleeper will release their first album in 21 years. Sleeper enjoyed huge critical and commercial success in the mid 90s: achieving 8 Top 40 singles across 3 Top 10 albums with well over 1,000,000 sales.  Their music was characterized by astute,...

Might Hoopla To Showcase A True Legend In Brockwell Park For 2019

London’s favourite pop festival is back in 2019 with its fourth edition. Once again to be held at its new home of South East London’s Brockwell Park in leafy Herne Hill, just a stone’s throw from Brixton, Mighty Hoopla has announced that none other than the legendary...

The Cat Empire, Kate Tempest & Jack Savoretti For Larmer Tree Festival 2019

For 28 incredible years, Larmer Tree Festival has been throwing the ultimate family-friendly summer party in the heart of the Wiltshire/Dorset countryside - hosting an eclectic lineup of music, comedy, theatre, arts & crafts workshops, and more - and this year is...

New Tranche Of Artists Announced For Victorious Festival

Victorious Festival (23-25 August ’19) – the UK’s biggest metropolitan festival – has today announced a second wave of incredible artists including: Two Door Cinema Club, Rudimental, Doves, Bloc Party and many more. Headlining the Saturday is multi award-winning...

Keane Return & Specials Join The Party @ Cornbury Festival

 Six years after their sensational performance at Cornbury, award-winning pop rockers Keane return to headline Cornbury’s 16th Festival on Saturday 6 July. Cornbury will be one of Keane’s first appearances since band members took a break at the end of 2013 to work on...

Truck Festival Smashes Potato Leaked Lineup

Hill Farm in Steventon, Oxfordshire hosts the 22nd year of the UK’s longest running small festival in July, as Truck Festival revealed its monster of a line-up after their team hilariously leaked the lineup by sending acts penned onto potatoes to fans of the festival....