September 9th, 2020

The Libertines will unveil their Albion Rooms residence later this month

Posted on 09 Sep 2020 at 10:05am

The Libertines will be throwing the doors of their Albion Rooms residence open to the public for £114.00 a night from September 25th.

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The Pogues’ 1984-86 BBC sessions to be released on new compilation

Posted on 09 Sep 2020 at 9:48am

Sessions undertaken by The Pogues on the BBC between 1984-86 will be released as a new collection on October 30th.

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Album Review: Throwing Muses – Sun Racket

Posted on 09 Sep 2020 at 8:07am

The problem with being an institution is that people expect you to behave like one.

Throwing Muses originally got together nearly forty years ago, have been reformed for nearly twenty, and present members Bernard Georges, David Narcizo and Kristin Hersh have all been there since more or less the beginning.

Not that their output has been so industrious since the hiatus ended in 2003; their tenth album, Sun Racket, follows its predecessor – the staccato and gnarly Purgatory/Paradise – more than six years further down the line. Maybe the expectation then was to produce something easily digestible as a veteran rock band should do, but instead the eventual project spanned a gargantuan near-seventy minutes runtime, and also jumped formats into a book, the soundscape oscillating between minute bursts and more trad lengths.

For casual observers hoping to reminisce about the trio’s brief post-grunge imperial phase, this wasn’t how the institution who’d made The Real Ramona and Red Heaven should be behaving.

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Beabadoobee releases Worth It single from debut album Fake It Flowers

Posted on 09 Sep 2020 at 7:36am

Beabadoobee‘s next single on Dirty Hit is Worth It, taken from her debut album Fake It Flowers which is out on October 16th.

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Stormzy releases video for Heavy Is The Head single Superheroes

Posted on 09 Sep 2020 at 7:08am

Stormzy has released a video for the sixth single to be taken from his most recent album Heavy Is The Head.

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The Rolling Stones open flagship London store after Goats Head Soup reissue

Posted on 09 Sep 2020 at 6:49am

It might not be the most opportune time for this kind of thing, but The Rolling Stones opened their first flagship store on London’s Carnaby Street this morning, coinciding with the reissue of their 1973 album Goats Head Soup.

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