June 16th, 2020

Idles confirm September release for new album Ultra Mono

Posted on 16 Jun 2020 at 12:57pm

Idles have confirmed their third album Ultra Mono will be released on September 25th.

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New Order, Anna Calvi, Moby on new compilation raising money for Alzheimer’s Association

Posted on 16 Jun 2020 at 9:01am

New Order, Anna Calvi and Moby are among the artists who’ve offered tracks to a new compilation which is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Album Review: Jehnny Beth – To Love Is To Live

Posted on 16 Jun 2020 at 8:10am

When Camille Berthomier (for it is she) cited her band Savages as a ‘prison for creativity’ a few years ago, her comments were received with some raised eyebrows. Whilst the band’s oeuvre could certainly be categorised as post-punk with little resistance, that both albums were nominated for the Mercury suggested a tinge of artist pretension.

Regardless, the time it’s taken to release her debut solo album (four years) was a clear indicator that it would be a sonic departure. Despite a few extra-curricular distractions (collaborations with Julian Casablancas and Gorillaz, as well as her own online chat show), it feels like this album has been coming forever. However, it’s now plain to see that Beth has very obviously poured her heart, soul and mind into it, with a breadth of soundscapes that make her much more difficult to categorise.

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Tyler, The Creator, FKA twigs, Thom Yorke confirmed for Roskilde Festival 2021

Posted on 16 Jun 2020 at 6:56am

As Denmark’s Roskilde Festival looks to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021 instead of this year, 32 new acts have been confirmed for the next edition of the event.

The Weeknd, Caribou, Owen Pallett on longlist for this year’s Polaris Music Prize

Posted on 16 Jun 2020 at 6:17am

The Weeknd, Caribou and Owen Pallett among the lengthy list of initial nominees for this year’s Polaris Music Prize.

Oasis’ first Glastonbury appearance added to BBC iPlayer’s pop-up schedule

Posted on 16 Jun 2020 at 5:06am

Oasis‘ first appearance at Glastonbury has been added to the schedule for the BBC iPlayer’s pop-up Glastonbury channel which will launch at the end of this month in place of the festival taking place this year.

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