May 19th, 2020

Lianne La Havas shares Can’t Fight from self-titled new album

Posted on 19 May 2020 at 11:02am

Lianne La Havas has shared the next installment of her self-titled new album.

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140 UK music venues removed from ‘critical’ list by #saveourvenues campaign

Posted on 19 May 2020 at 9:01am

140 music venues in the UK have been taken off the ‘critical’ list mere weeks after the launch of the #saveourvenues campaign.

Album Review: Tim Burgess – I Love The New Sky

Posted on 19 May 2020 at 8:14am

There have been suggestions that Tim Burgess should receive some form of accolade for bringing music fans together during lockdown, ideas posited including Godlike Genius at next year’s NME Awards.

There’s no doubt his Twitter Listening Parties are a wonderful initiative, encompassing a huge range of album choices, some of which have acted as moving tributes to Little Richard and Florian Schneider, and others that have given newer artists the opportunity to showcase their music to a wider audience.

Owing to the organic and amateur nature of the venture, ideas are allowed to blossom; the Listening Party website directs viewers to independent record stores, and there’s a full festival on the way. However, there’s a strong argument for Burgess to be the recipient of some form of accolade even without these listening parties.

Now on his fourth decade in the business – with thirteen Charlatans albums and this, his fifth solo album, under his belt – Burgess is clearly driven by a passion for music, equally demonstrated by his forays into running labels and writing. His solo albums have been notable by their eclecticism: I Believe was quasi-Americana; Same Language, Different Worlds was pulsing electronica; Oh No I Love You featured slow-tempo indie. Now, Burgess has taken things up a notch by recording an album that offers huge sonic variation from its first track onwards.

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Reeperbahn Festival outlines ‘pandemic-adapted’ version for 2020

Posted on 19 May 2020 at 7:24am

Whilst the vast majority of festivals have been simply cancelled, Reeperbahn in Hamburg is one which is looking to take a different approach to its plans for 2020.

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The 1975 perform ‘YouTube Session’ version of People

Posted on 19 May 2020 at 7:02am

The 1975 have performed a ‘YouTube Session’ version of People.

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John Grant moves UK and Ireland tour dates to 2021

Posted on 19 May 2020 at 6:54am

John Grant has moved his UK and Ireland tour dates into 2021, when a new album may well be ready to go.

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