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Album Review: PALE WAVES Make A Splash With Third Album “The Hard Way”, A Bouncy And Addictive Dose Of Pop-Rock
SINGLE REVIEWS 10/08/22
Dublin's TV PEOPLE deliver our Single Of The Week with their glorious release 'Circle' while Manchester band Redeemers unleash their tremendous debut single. Other releases this week come from Vivas, The Madisons, Cody Feechan, Milly and Lily Lane
Richard McNamara Of EMBRACE On The Band's Forthcoming New Album And UK Tour
REDEEMERS Release Legendary Debut Single 'Venue Affair'
Liverpool Six-Piece THE HEAVY NORTH Are Preparing For Their Long-Awaited UK Tour
Book Review - 'The Birth and Impact of Britpop: Mis-Shapes, Scenesters and Insatiable Ones' By Paul Laird
THE UNDERCLASS Interview: The Band Tell Us All About Their New Single 'Hometown', Playing Festivals And Future Plans
LAURAN HIBBERD Announces Tour & In-Store Shows Ahead Of Debut Album Release
THE PRETTY RECKLESS Announce Autumn UK & Ireland Tour
BLACKWATERS Unleash New Single 'Into The Sun' Ahead of UK Tour
SINGLE REVIEWS 25/07/22
THE MURDER CAPITAL are our Single Of The Week Plus musings by deputy editor Adam on new music by Tom Grennan, Cruz, Piglet, Sour Punch, National Service and Hunter Sheridan
PALE WAVES Release Heartfelt New Track 'The Hard Way' Ahead Of Third Album Release
Album Review: JAMIE T - The Theory Of Whatever
VENUS GRRRLS grab our Single Of The Week fighting off strong competition from Liam Dutch, Marseille, Trashed, Pioneers, Jenny Kern and First Day Of Spring. A fine read, check it out~!
Tony Briggs Partners With Ocean Colour Scene To Release Authentic Limited-Edition Hardback Book Recounting The Band’s Towering Success In The 90’s
LIAM DUTCH Releases Colossal New Track 'What's Your Problem?'
SINGLE REVIEWS 17/07/22
London duo EXIT KID are our Single Of The Week. Discover more new music from Joe Hicks, Morning Midnight, Plasmas, The Mono LPs, Idle Hours and Mystic Peach too.
LIAM DUTCH Talks To Us About His Upcoming New Single 'What's Your Problem?'' And Chelsea FC's Chances This Season
Album Review: MATT JAMES - Breaking The Fall
HAIM's ‘THE ONE MORE HAIM TOUR’ Starts This Week
LIAM GALLAGHER x Selfridges: Authentic Fashion Collaboration Thriving Beside The Star’s Acclaimed Album Release “C’mon You Know”
THE 1975 Return With New Single ‘Part Of The Band' And Announce New Album
FINDING BELLA Look Forward To A Hometown Show This Saturday & Are Celebrating The Release Of Their New Single In Our Exclusive Interview
SINGLE REVIEWS 06/07/22
US-duo MILLY take our Single Of The Week plus we have words on new tunes from Lilla Shy, Collars, Pearl Diver, Lilac, Dylan James and Emerald Sunday.
Album Review: PAOLO NUTINI 'Last Night In The Bittersweet'
YARD ACT Release New Single ‘100% Endurance’ In Collaboration With… Elton John
Why InMusic Festival May Be the Best Festival You’ve Not Yet Attended
LISSY TAYLOR Releases Her Vocally Empowering New Single 'She's A Stunner'
Walls Of Death, Powerful Collabs And The Sexification Of indie-Rock: The Armchair Guide On How To Enjoy Glastonbury 2022
GEORGE HENNESSEY’S ‘Lost Society’ - A Reflective And Rebellious Brit Rock Anthem
Interview With AMBER T: The Pop Starlet Talks About Being Recognised By Elton John, Performing Live And Her New Single 'Tightrope'
WOLF ALICE Present Moving New Renditions Of Hit Album Songs In New ‘Blue Lullaby EP’
THE LIBERTINES Are Set To Play Special 20th Anniversary Show At The OVO Arena Wembley
SINGLE REVIEWS 22/06/22
VACANT WEEKEND run away with out Single Of The Week. Our Adam Wright has also been listening to new music from Bessie Turner, Jonny Morgan, LNC, Wild Horse, First Day Of Spring and Columbia Mills
Get To Know VELVET STARLINGS In Our Exclusive Interview
Live Review: Meadowlands, Nottingham
Gerry Cinnamon headlined the first ever Meadowlands which also featured The Kooks, The Reytons and Zuzu amongst others.
LAPELS Chat To Us About Their New Live EP, Recording At Paul Weller's Studio And The Trio's Future Plans
Eight Of The Best Bands With Under 8k Instagram Followers
SINGLE REVIEWS 15/06/22
SHREDD take our Single Of The Week plus we have words on new singles from Pale Waves, Berries, Future Radio, The Haciendas, The Straights and Revivalry.
INHALER Announce UK Tour And Release New Single 'These Are The Days'
'Feel Alive', The New Single From The Theatrical THE GREAT LESLIE Is Out Now
Meadowlands Special - RATS: "The Day We Played To 1200 People Is The Day The First Covid Case Got Recorded In The UK!"
Album Review: LIAM GALLAGHER - C'mon You Know
Breakthrough Artist HOLLY HUMBERSTONE Announces UK Winter Tour
SINGLE REVIEWS 06/06/22
DIVORCE provide our Single Of The Week and we browse new music from On The Rise, Marseille, Rivver, False Heads, The Pocket Gods and Longcoats. A fine read~!
Meadowlands Special: We Interview Cultured Duo VONA VELLA
SINGLE REVIEWS 31/05/22
The debut release from GRAMMS takes our Single Of The Week plus we have new tunes courtesy of Kamille, The Gulps, The Native, The Arkut Brothers, Amy Allen and Tracy Gallagher
Live Review: NECK OF THE WOODS FESTIVAL - Norwich, 29/05/22
SUEDE Announce New Album 'Autofiction' And Two London Dates
LAURAN HIBBERD Announces Debut Album Tour - The New Single 'Step Mum' Is Out Now
FLAVUS NOVA Opens Up About Her New Single 'Illusion'
SINGLE REVIEWS 25/05/22
Ewan MacFarlane delivers our Single Of The Week, plus we have words on new singles from Artesan, YNES, Joe Hicks, Simon Howard, I Know I Know and Shobsy.
“I Don't Think Relatability Is Important, I Think Honesty Is Important!” - 20 Questions With THE REYTONS
Meet MICHAEL ALDAG – An Interview With One Of Pop’s Biggest Rising Talents
GEMMA CULLINGFORD Releases 'Tongue Tide', The Title Track From Her Forthcoming New Album
PASTEL Release Self-Assured Incredible New Single 'Isaiah'
SINGLE REVIEWS 16/05/22
OPUS KINK run away with our Single Of The Week plus we go over new releases from Wez King, The Cazales, Small Talk, Primes, The Lounge Society and Mimosa
We Speak To Jacob Powell From THE KID AND I As They Release Their New Single 'Fade Away'
The New NECK OF THE WOODS FESTIVAL Impresses With Stellar Line-Up
"It’s bold and unapologetic!" - PALE WAVES Announce New Album 'Unwanted' Along With The Release Of New Single & Music Video
JAMIE T Announces New Album 'The Theory Of Whatever'
WOLF ALICE Announce the 'Blue Lullaby' EP - We Have All The Details
SINGLE REVIEWS 09/05/22
SALOON DION take our Single Of The Week plus words on some cracking tunes by Skylights, The Baines, Apostles, Shea Rafferty, Echo Beach and Cliche Cult.
BIG IMAGE Come Into Their Own On New 'Human Touch Is Forever' EP
MEADOWLANDS Announce Final Line-Up For Huge Nottingham Event Next Month
SINGLE REVIEWS 02/05/22
IDLE HOURS take our Single Of The Week after fighting off stiff competition from Dead Star Talk, Indoor Foxes, Dictator, Columbia Mills, Mewn and Rachel. Dive in-!
alt-J Release The Video For 'The Actor' Ahead Of Next Month's UK Tour
HOLLY HUMBERSTONE Releases New Single 'Sleep Tight' - Co-Written With Matt Healy; We Have The Video Too
Live Review: CURSE OF LONO – The Railway Inn, Winchester, 26/04/22
VEX MESSAGE Demonstrate Unity With Synth-Rock Banger 'The 1 Big 1'
SINGLE REVIEWS 25/04/22
HEADSHRINKERS runaway with our Single Of The Week plus we discover new music from The K's, Skylights, Gathering Of Strangers, Lee Ford, The Gold Supply and Sarah McTernan
Album Review: THE HEAVY NORTH - ' Electric Soul Machine'
Video Premiere: LIAM DUTCH 'Settle Down'
MEADOWLANDS Add The Kooks, The Reytons & Several Others To Gerry Cinnamon Headlined Outdoor All-Dayer
LIAM DUTCH Releases Stand Out New Single "Settle Down"
LORDE Lands In The UK Next Month For Live Shows
MØ Shares 'New Moon' Feat. REBECCA BLACK, Along With The Music Video
SINGLE REVIEWS 11/04/22
Our Single Of The Week comes via MIDNIGHT RODEO plus we have been listening to new tunes by George Hennessey, Porridge Radio, M Field, Lisa Wright, Forgotten Garden and Daydream Runaways
THE REYTONS Announce "The Uninvited Tour" With Tickets On Sale This Wednesday
Live Review: BASTILLE, 02 Academy, Glasgow 10/04/21
SINGLE REVIEWS 05/04/22
BLOOM take our Single Of The Week, who faced strong competition from Wolforna, Faers, Crawlers, The Shed, Peach St and Staarks. A great read, check it out~!
Twenty-Six Years Ago Today, SHED SEVEN Delivered "A Maximum High". Paul Laird was there.
TOM GRENNAN Returns With New Single ‘Remind Me’ And Announces Huge Homecoming Headline Show In June
Album Review: PLACEBO - "Never Let Me Go"
SHAMBOLICS Unveil Swashbuckling New Anthem "Losing Your Mind"
THE RACKET Raise The Roof With Energetic Rock Track “Why Are You Watching Me?”
LITTLE VICTORIES Release ‘One’, An Impressive Debut EP With An Unfeigned Narrative
JOHNNY MARR Releases New Double Album ‘Fever Dreams Pts 1-4 And Announces New Gig Dates
Album Retrospective: THE WOODENTOPS - "Giant"
SINGLE REVIEWS 22/02/22
The Fiends take are our Single Of The Week plus words on new music by Marseille, Hook, Daisy Harris, Andrew Thomases, Salvation Jayne, Small Talk and Civic Green
SEA GIRLS Announce Huge November Shows
“Dance With Somebody” The Iconic Whitney Houston Song Has Been Reimagined And Transformed By CONOR MAYNARD
SOFY – I Don’t Know Her, But I Think I Know Who She Sings About
Album Review: DEAD STAR TALK "Too Many Too Much"
NATALIE IMBRUGLIA Announces Live Dates To Celebrate 25 Years Of Her Landmark Album "Left Of The MIddle"
THE UTOPIATES’ Brilliance Is Clear From Single “Devolution”, And Might Just Be The Catalyst For A Prominent Career
CALUM SCOTT Shares New Single & Video "If You Ever Change Your Mind"
Here Come THRILLHOUSE
A Piece By Paul Laird.
LIAM GALLAGHER - "Everything's Electric"
Album Review: MOTHERMARY - "I Am Your God"
FRANK TURNER Announces Intimate Record Store Shows Celebrating The Release of “FTHC”, His Ninth Studio Album
THE CONTINENTALS Burst Onto The Scene With Stellar Debut-Release "Make It Last"
EASY DAYS Release Their Perfectly Inspirational EP "Play It Again"
BASTILLE Release New Single "Shut Off The Lights" Ahead of New Album And UK Tour
FIRST FRONTIER Release Triumphant Third Single "Edging"
THE HEAVY NORTH Convey A Sincere Message With Thumping New Single “Satisfy You”
Join us as we countdown our favourite releases of 2021. What will be our Single Of The Year?
THE RILLS Live Review – Jimmy’s, Liverpool, 8/12/21
Distinguished Outfit EELS Release “THE MAGIC” Ahead Of Awaited Album And Tour
Album Review: LOTTERY WINNERS - "Something To Leave The House For"
"Glory People" The Rousing New Anthem From COLUMBIA Is Out Today
THE CHASE "Set The World To Rights" With Their Emotive Winter Release
SEGARRA Harness Musical Influences To Release Fantastic New Single “One More Chance”
The Fifty Greatest Albums Of 2021
As curated by Paul Laird. A Wigan free zone.
IVY ASH Releases A Stunning, Acoustic Version Of Her Hit Si
ngle "Third Degree"
The Stunning LENNY KRAVITZ: The Formative Years 1989-1993 Book Is Available For Pre-Order
NEW ORDER'S "Movement" Celebrates Its Fortieth Anniversary Of Its Release
JOHNNY MARR Releases Two New Singles From His Upcoming 'Fever Dreams Pt 2' EP
MOLLY MOORISH GALLAGHER Stars With YIYAN YANG In New "Stand Out Stories" Episode: Moose Knuckles Canada Campaign
RICHARD ASHCROFT: Lawsuits, Leather Jackets And An Immense Legacy
PIXIES Announce "Live In Brixton" Box Set
Live Review: SUEDE 03/11/21 Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Album Review: TORI AMOS - "Ocean To Ocean"
MENSWE@R Live, Shepherds Bush Empire 27.10.95
TESSUTI's New "Stand Out Stories" Episode Features LENNON GALLAGHER
Album Review: SANDRA'S WEDDING 'Pleasure Grounds'
THE HUMAN LEAGUE "Dare" At Forty
Album Review: TOM LUMLEY & THE BRAVE LIASON - 'Everything's Affected'
SPICE GIRLS -'Spice'. The Greatest Britpop Album Of Them All?
Album Review: COLDPLAY - Music Of The Spheres
Live Review: HAWKE THE BAND//Redeemers - Tribeca, Manchester 16/10/21
JOHNNY MARR Announces New Double Album
CUE DOT RECORDS Announce Cue Dot 010 - Scissorgun - 'Psychological Colouring Book'
RIANNE DOWNEY On Tour To Compliment Her New EP 'Fuel To The Flame'
Album Review: AFFLECKS PALACE 'What Do You Mean Its Not Raining'
THE GREAT LESLIE Return With Authentic And Poignant Tune “You Lost Yourself”
THE HEAVY NORTH Get Political on New Release 'Awake'
'I Don’t Like It When You Talk About Her' The New Soul-Pop EP By CASSA JACKSON Is Out Now
THE EMPIRE POLICE Present Their Era-Defining Catchy New Single 'Like They Do'
DRIVE Release Their Astounding New Single 'The Rain'
HAWKE THE BAND Release New Single 'Limo' Along With The Incredible Music Video
LIVE REVIEW: PVA At The 100 Club, London 17/9/21
RICHARD ASHCROFT Releases 'This Thing Called Life' Taken From His Upcoming ‘Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1’ Album Plus Watch The Poignant Music Video
Gig Review: NEW ORDER At Heaton Park 10/09/21
THE CHARLATANS Classic Single “The Only One I Know” Released In The Form Of A Music Box
Album Review: GEMMA CULLINGFORD "Let Me Speak"
KIEFER SUTHERLAND Announces New Album 'Bloor Street' And UK Tour For Early Next Year
THE NOTION Hit The Spot With Incredible New Single 'What Were You Expecting?'
Glasgow's THE KAVES Release Incredible Debut Single 'Migraine'
Sure I Caught COVID, But A Weekend Of Live Music And Lifelong Memories At Boardmasters Was Well Worth It: Boardmasters 2021 Review
RICHARD ASHCROFT Is Set To Release ‘Acoustic Hymns Vol. 1’
The album features acoustic re-workings of his classic songs and an exciting duet
SEGARRA Astound On Huge-Sounding New Single 'A Million Times Before'
SHAMBOLICS Release Fiery New Single 'Sharp As A Razor' Ahead Of UK Tour Dates
OASIS Reveal Unseen Performance Of ‘Live Forever’ Live At Knebworth 1996
ENFERS Have Today Released Their Debut EP "Come When They Call Labour"
Former Oasis Drummer Tony McCarroll Suffers Heart Attack
DMA's Share Video To 'We Are Midnight', Taken From New EP 'I LOVE YOU UNCONDITIONALLY, SURE AM GOING TO MISS YOU'
Album Review: Italians Do It Better - Various Artists (20 Madonna Covers)
The Definitive Guide to BLUR In The 90's: Paul Laird Reviews Every Single The Band Released During Their Peak Decade In This Astonishing And Epic Article
Sharon Latham's NOEL GALLAGHER Art Exhibition Opens. Our Deputy Editor Adam Wright Was In Attendance
ALBUM REVIEW: PALE WAVES - WHO AM I?
Three years after the release of their debut album ‘My Mind Makes Noises’, Pale Waves are back with the highly anticipated ‘Who Am I?’ - READ OUR REVIEW NOW
THE REYTONS: THE MOST EXCITING BAND IN BRITAIN
BELIEVE THE HYPE