December 6th, 2011

BBC’s Sound Of List Branded ‘Inconsequential’

Posted on 06 Dec 2011 at 12:18pm

The BBC’s annual Sound Of poll, which aims to highlight the brightest new talent in the UK, has been branded ‘inconsequential’ after this year’s longlist included just one artist currently signed to an independent label.

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Adele, Coldplay Among Biggest Selling Albums Of 2011

Posted on 06 Dec 2011 at 10:51am

The incredible breakthrough success of British singer Adele has been confirmed today with the news her two studio albums to date are the biggest selling in the UK of 2011, while Coldplay have further cemented their status as the most commercially successful guitar band of the day.

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Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ To Be Re-Released In Time For Christmas

Posted on 06 Dec 2011 at 9:00am

Nirvana‘s management have announced the band’s classic 1991 single ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit‘ will be re-released as fans aim to push the track to the summit of the UK charts in time for Christmas.

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The Charlatans To Perform ‘Tellin Stories’ In Full On UK Tour

Posted on 06 Dec 2011 at 7:00am

The Charlatans have announced they will perform their popular 1997 album ‘Tellin Stories‘ in its entirety at two gigs next year.

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Review: Gorillaz – ‘The Singles Collection 2001-2011′

Posted on 06 Dec 2011 at 4:44am

It’s been a full decade since the world’s most famous virtual band burst onto the scene at the dawn of the century, born from two like-minded experimentalists and a set of crafty oil pastels.

But few could have predicted the heights to which Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett’s project would soar – somehow managing to satisfy the Blur star’s lust for venturing into the unknown with a sustained sky-rocketing level of commercial success. It’s not lost on Albarn that Gorillaz, for all intents and purposes, have far outstripped Blur commercially and arguably creatively.

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Cast Announce 2012 UK Tour In Support Of Comeback Album

Posted on 06 Dec 2011 at 4:43am

Cast have announced a new UK tour for early 2012 in support of their comeback album ‘Troubled Times‘, which is due for release next February.

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Rolling Stones’ Ronnie Wood Joins Paul McCartney Onstage In London

Posted on 06 Dec 2011 at 4:30am

Sir Paul McCartney was joined onstage by Rolling Stone Ronnie Wood last night (December 5th), during his sole London show of 2011.

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