New music and reviews from some of the best independent music bloggers in the UK
Only 24 hours after the release of the BBC’s Sound of 2014 list, comes the alternative Blog Sound of 2014 long list
170 of the finest music industry tastemakers, including DJs, critics, broadcaster, and bloggers to choose who they think will be breaking into the mainstream in 2014.
Television production company Betty may have got more than they bargained for when they attempted to convince independent musician Whitey to let them use his music for free on one of their shows.
“Isn’t it about time that Brighton duo Iyes actually put out a proper single rather than fannying around with the occasional Soundcloud demo?” you may be asking. After all that’s what bands who know what they’re doing do.
The death of Lou Reed yesterday, aged 71, is unquestionably a sad day for popular music.
Raunchy popstar Ke$ha has had her upcoming gig in Malaysia cancelled due to a “culture clash”
We’re loving I Have To Speak With Rocky Balboa by the Happy Jawbone Family Band – an oddball concoction of idiosyncratic folk, pop, rock and God knows what else, that is anchored by some of the best lyrical wordplay we’ve heard for a good long while.
After Miley Cyrus told an interviewer that the Wrekcing Ball video was inspired Sinéad O’Connor’s Nothing Compares 2 U, the Irish singer warns Miley that she is being “pimped” by the music industry
Arthur Beatrice are back with the hypnotic rhythms and soft sounds which drip their way into your mind, making sure you don’t notice when they sing about the devastation of falling out of love and “becoming someone else’s tongue, coughing up blood”.
The Mercury Music Prize are upon us again, with 13 records that the judges believe to be the cream of the crop for the year. Did your favourite record of the year make the list?