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Video: Tasseomancy ‘Diana’

October 11, 2011 News 1 Comment

is a continuation of what was a bare bones neo-folk duo. Formerly known as Ghost Bees, Canadian twins Sari and Romy Lightman have found a heavier, more ambient sound, ripe with dreamy, dissonant vocals, influenced by eastern song, drone music, phonography and myth. … Continue Reading

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins Announce UK Tour

October 11, 2011 News 1 Comment

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins will be undertaking their largest UK tour to date in the New Year. Taking in shows from Glasgow to Brighton and then on a roundabout route to Leeds, KC & Jon will be performing songs from their Mercury nominated Diamond Mine album, and a few extra treats. The majority of the shows will see KC & Jon performing as a duo, with their full band joining them in Glasgow and London only.

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Volunteer for London Jazz Festival – 11th – 20th November

October 8, 2011 Features, News 2 Comments





Interested in jazz music? Want to learn more about how a production company works? Want some hands on experience in Production, Communications and/or Development? Want to work with the likes of Ornette Coleman, MOBO winners Kairos 4tet, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Ben l’Oncle, Nik Bartsch and Stefano Bollani to name just a very small few?  Well then, this is the job for you!

The London Jazz Festival, in association with BBC Radio 3, is seeking volunteers to work with music production company Serious on the delivery of this year’s Festival. London Jazz Festival is London’s biggest city-wide music festival and bring together established stars and emerging talent, reflecting the traditions of jazz and illustrating its breadth and depth. LJF’s programme is made up of premieres, commissions, one-off collaborations, talks, family events, workshops and a fantastic Jazz for Free series. There are 280 concerts in over 50 venues taking the Festival to venues right across London.

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Wild Beasts New Single: Reach A Bit Further

September 20, 2011 News No Comments

Wild Beasts are to release Reach a Bit Further as the next single from their widely acclaimed top twenty album, Smother. Reach a Bit Further is an exercise in the happy / sad love song built around Benny Little’s exquisite guitars, cathartic call and answer vocals from Hayden Thorpe / Tom Fleming and a distinctive galloping drumbeat from Chris Talbot. The single will be available on 14th November via digital download. Click below for your exclusive listen!

Wild Beasts – Thankless Thing by DominoRecordCo

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Competition: The Write Stuff

Fancy honing your skills as a music journalist? Step right up, this is the competition for you!

Aspiring jazz and music writers looking to grow their skills are invited to apply to this year’s series of The Write Stuff, the new writers initiative that is held during the London Jazz Festival in November 2011. … Continue Reading

Oh Morrissey, what now? Norway tragedy nothing to fast food killings

July 28, 2011 News 2 Comments

Like the sour-faced girl at the back of the class, muttering about the beetle blood in your lollipop, Morrissey has turned his spite to the Norway tragedy of last week.

Performing in Warsaw on Sunday 24 July, two days after the massacre that left nearly 80 dead, Morrisey told the crowd: “We all live in a murderous world, as the events in Norway have shown…

Though that is nothing compared to what happens in MCDonald’s and Kentucky Fried S**t every day.”

You’re a vegan, we get it.

Over five million died in Poland during World War II, why not tie that into the real contents of the hot dogs you get at the fairground while you’re at it, Moz?


Introducing… The Independent Music Podcast

April 19, 2010 News No Comments

The Independent Music Podcast came from a bout of mutual frustration on Twitter between @GarethBearded and @MonoMusic, better known as Gareth Main and James Elliman, over the lack of dedicated new release radio. They both wanted a podcast that hand-picked some of the best releases of the week and delivered them to your ears every week. … Continue Reading

R. Kelly set to play first UK tour in 8 years

February 27, 2010 News 1 Comment
R. Kelly

R. Kelly

We’ve just found out that the incredible R.Kelly has announced dates where he’ll hit the UK for the first time since 2002, taking on Manchester, London (twice!) and Wolverhampton.

His first UK shows were at the Hammersmith Apollo way back in 1992, and it’s where he’ll be again come April. It’s a revisiting of his peak, through shows that’ll hopefully blow our minds.

Think about a 20-year career taking in such heights as ‘She’s Got That Vibe’, ‘Bump ‘n’ Grind’, ‘Ignition (Remix) and the frankly barking Trapped In The Closet series and we’re pretty sure you’ll find yourself in a tizz about the whole thing. … Continue Reading

New Joanna Newsom! EEE

January 14, 2010 News No Comments
Joanna Newsom

Joanna Newsom

Elfin goddess come sometime child neglecter, Joanna Newsom, is being cryptic again.

Following the announcement that she’s to tour Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada and North America for the early part of this year, another clue in the form of a doodle appeared via the Drag City website, with the date of the 23rd of February apparent in the corner. … Continue Reading

Exclusive: Laura Marling to release Christmas single

November 16, 2009 News No Comments
Laura Marling

Laura Marling

At Glasgow’s The Arches yesterday, Laura Marling revealed that she’ll be releasing a Christmas single on December 21, which will also be on her as-yet-untitled second album (due out March 1), entitled I Speak Because I Can.

The single will be called ‘Goodbye England, Covered In Snow’.

This is all we have for you at the minute but we know that this kind of snippet will have a warehouse-full of you in a tizz so we had to share… … Continue Reading

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