‘I’ve always felt to stay true to my own musical interests. It’s hip to be square.’
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Legendary singer, songwriter, activist and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Joan Baez, will release a new album Whistle Down The Wind (Proper Records) on March 2 2018. Produced by three-time Grammy® Award winner Joe Henry and recorded over ten days of sessions in Los Angeles, Whistle Down The Wind gathers material by some of Baez’s favourite composers. More »

To turn away from a record deal with a large label in your teens takes guts – especially when the fight for opportunities of that kind are so far and few between for rising bands. More »

“Last November we sent the demo of this song to our dear friend and sound engineer Andrea Cajelli. We wanted his precious feedback because although we were proud of the song we were worried it didn’t sound “Peter Kernel” enough. More »

Surprise! A new Jeff Rosenstock record for 2018! More »

Esoteric Recordings are proud to announce the release of an official limited edition super deluxe boxed set celebrating fifty years of the legendary Procol Harum : Still There’ll Be More. This eight disc set comprises five CDs and three DVDs, of which the first three discs draw upon the key tracks from Procol Harum’s illustrious career. Disc four features the band’s legendary concert at the Hollywood Bowl on 21 September 1973 (with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and the Roger Wagner Chorale), whilst disc five features a previously unreleased concert at the Bournemouth Winter Gardens on 17 March 1976. More »

I’m With Her, the band of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan, will release their full-length debut, See You Around, out February 16, 2018. More »

Varvara from Hamina, Finland have come a long way since the release of their previous album, ”Death Defying Tricks” in January 2016. The album got nothing but praise from the leading rock media world wide with its’ intriguing mix of aggressive garage and melodic rock sounds. More »

The return of DATAROCK is finally upon us: the Norwegian act have announced their long-awaited third album Face the Brutality with a few teases. “Ruffle Shuffle” is a memorable return for the synth act – hooky, stylishly constructed and impeccably produced. More »

I’m With Her, the band of Sara Watkins, Sarah Jarosz, and Aoife O’Donovan, have announced the release of their full-length debut, See You Around, out February 16, 2018. “See You Around”, the title track from the album, is available everywhere, and today sees the emergence of a beautifully captured live video performance of the song. More »

Faces On TV have announced their upcoming album with the release of the brilliant first single to be taken from it, ‘The Image of Boy Wonder’. To celebrate, Faces On TV have released a mind-bending video for it which premiered at Gigwise. More »

The grime MC Afrikan Boy, real name Olushola Ajose, returns today with perhaps his strongest track yet in “Wot It Do”. The video premiered at The FADER, where he explained that the concept is about removing the lines from reality. “Everyone puts their reality out through various screens and we all crop out elements of things we don’t want to send out to the world,” he explained. “The concept grew from the expression to create something a little rough around the edges whilst still being smooth.” More »

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Handmade Festival will be returning to Leicester’s O2 Academy in 2018 for two days of the finest music, comedy, art, film, performance and photography, hand-picked and carefully curated. The festival will take place on 5th & 6th May 2018. More »

Redtop headlines scream ”IS GUITAR MUSIC DEAD?!” on a regular basis. With indie-lite bands all politely plucking guitars and Ed Sheeran selling records by the truckload off the back of an acoustic six-string, the answer is no. But to quote Frank Zappa on jazz “…it just smells funny.”
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With a beauty of a guitar riff that takes up residence in your skull and delivers a spark to your soul, Michael Jablonka’s second single cuts straight to the chase with its fat rootsy-garage-rock swagger and doesn’t even consider letting up till it’s done. More »

Dutch four-piece Canshaker Pi have premiered their new video for ‘Pressure From Above’ at CLASH where it was described as ‘an off piste celebration of slacker thrills with a wry line in self-deprecation’. The single premiered previously at DIY where the band was described as ‘an off kilter delight’. Canshaker Pi begin their UK live dates this week including four shows in support of The Cribs across the UK. More »

Eddie Izzard claimed Europe could be “the biggest melting pot in the world!” It may fall under the boundaries of the Western hemisphere, but Europe’s unique geographical placement puts it in between America’s Western-ism run amok and the Eastern World’s distinct ways and cultures. More »

EMILY JAMES is a pop-influenced singer-songwriter originally from New York, now based in Los Angeles. Emily started writing music at the age of 10, and by 16 she was working with Grammy-winning producer, Jacquire King (James Bay, Kings of Leon) and Ian Fitchuk (Maren Morris, Kris Allen) on her self-titled EP, “Emily James,” a collection of five of her original songs released in August 2016. More »

The indie-rock band Typhoon have released a new music video for the single “Rorschach” from their forthcoming album Offerings, which will be released January 12th via Roll Call Records. The video, directed by Matthew Thomas Ross, is a frenzied visualization of human contemplation and recollection. It depicts a man sorting through his memories, with each one sparking a new emotional reaction. The video is peppered with other individuals in the same predicament, separated and held captive by screens. More »

Blue Rose Code, aka acclaimed singer-songwriter Ross Wilson, released his new album, The Water Of Leith on Navigator Records back in October. Today, the album is awarded the title of Scottish Album Of The Year by The Skinny. More »

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