Bob Crewe 1930-2014
Bob Crewe 1930-2014

16 September 2014

American songwriter Bob Crewe - who's most known for his many high-charting collaborations with Frankie Valli And The Four Seasons, and for co-writing...

Tindersticks to release World War One soundscapes
Tindersticks to release World War One soundscapes

16 September 2014

Tindersticks have announced that they are to release a collection of soundscapes recorded for the In Flanders Fields Museum in Ypres, Belgium. Originally...

Run The Jewels release free track, set live dates and speak on new LP
Run The Jewels release free track, set live dates and speak on new LP

16 September 2014

Hip hop unit Run The Jewels, aka rapper Killer Mike and producer El-P, have released a free new track as part of Adult...

CMU's One Liners: Screenburn, SuBo, Bey-Z, Lana Del Rey, and more
CMU's One Liners: Screenburn, SuBo, Bey-Z, Lana Del Rey, and more

16 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Universal Music has teamed with London-based 'white label app' and online content provider Screenburn Media in a...

You can now delete that free U2 album from iTunes, in the unlikely event that you weren't overjoyed to receive it
You can now delete that free U2 album from iTunes, in the unlikely event that you weren't overjoyed to receive it

16 September 2014

Hey, it turns out it wasn't only the retailers who were annoyed by U2's freebie album. No, some iPhone owners also weren't best...

Crystal Fighters drummer dies
Crystal Fighters drummer dies

15 September 2014

Crystal Fighters confirmed on Friday that the band's drummer Andrea Marongiu had died. The cause of death is not currently known, though Marongiu...

Ja Ja Ja Festival to return to London in November
Ja Ja Ja Festival to return to London in November

15 September 2014

The Ja Ja Ja Festival has announced that it will return to London for a second edition in November. The celebration of Nordic...

Rolo Tomassi add 'intimate' October shows
Rolo Tomassi add 'intimate' October shows

15 September 2014

The boys and girl of Rolo Tomassi have listed some small-sized shows they'll be playing with Brontide in October, as a means of...

CMU's One Liners: Odd Future, Wretch 32, The Vamps and more
CMU's One Liners: Odd Future, Wretch 32, The Vamps and more

15 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Last Friday, Odd Future switched on their own ad-free radio station which they'll be manning 24/7...

Grimes bins songs because they
Grimes bins songs because they "sucked"

15 September 2014

Grimes has told the New York Times that she's scrapped all the initial recordings for her follow up to 2012 album 'Visions', declaring...

One-time Primal Scream guitarist 'Throb' Young dies
One-time Primal Scream guitarist 'Throb' Young dies

12 September 2014

Original Primal Scream guitarist Robert 'Throb' Young has died at the age of 49. His death was confirmed as 'non suspicious' yesterday by...

OK Go not okay with Apple copycat clip
OK Go not okay with Apple copycat clip

12 September 2014

OK Go claim that Apple have plagiarised one of their 'viral' pop videos (no, not the one with the treadmills), in this case...

Arca trails first LP with single
Arca trails first LP with single

12 September 2014

The man, the myth, the releaser-of-avant-garde-audio-and-visual-hybrids Arca, real name Alejandro Ghersi (it's Venezualan), has invited fans into the 'realm' of his very first...

Bowie writes liner notes to 'definitive' new Kinks collection
Bowie writes liner notes to 'definitive' new Kinks collection

12 September 2014

Everyone loves The Kinks, don't they? Yes, yes they do, which is why EVERYone will be pleased to hear that Sony nostalgia division...

CMU's One Liners: Kanye West, Andy C, Kraftwerk and more
CMU's One Liners: Kanye West, Andy C, Kraftwerk and more

12 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • Kanye West made it to his show in Melbourne last night in the end, despite having...

Mercury nominations announced. What a shortlist!
Mercury nominations announced. What a shortlist!

11 September 2014

It's easy to knock the Mercury Telecommunications Music Prize these days isn't it? What a tedious bunch of mediocrity, a sorry excuse of...

Twenty Quid Music Prize shortlist announced
Twenty Quid Music Prize shortlist announced

11 September 2014

Oh, and while you're all there in a music award list mood, here is the shortlist to the always-timed-to-coincide-with-the-Mercury Popjustice Twenty Quid Music...

Spandau Ballet given PRS Heritage plaque
Spandau Ballet given PRS Heritage plaque

11 September 2014

Once upon a time (well, yesterday), still-'Gold' corps de pop Spandau Ballet were grandly presented with PRS For Music's latest Heritage Award, which...

CMU's One Liners: Nicki Minaj, Cat Power, Swans, Holly Herndon and Evian Christ
CMU's One Liners: Nicki Minaj, Cat Power, Swans, Holly Herndon and Evian Christ

11 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today… • Ya girl Nicki Minaj has revealed the release date for her 'Anaconda'-carrying third LP, 'The Pinkprint', and...

Non-Beliebers boo Bieber's boxers
Non-Beliebers boo Bieber's boxers

11 September 2014

Justin Bieber had a reeeeeaaaaaaaal stereotypical boy-teen reaction when he was widely, wildly booed at this week's States-based 'Fashion Rocks' event, which in...

David Bowie releasing hits compilation with new single attached
David Bowie releasing hits compilation with new single attached

10 September 2014

In 'great ways to waste nearly eight minutes of your short life' news, David 'Dave' Bowie has confirmed he'll release a really long...

Keith Richards solo LP arriving in 2015, maybe
Keith Richards solo LP arriving in 2015, maybe

10 September 2014

Original don and walking talking anti-anti-wrinkle-cream-ad Keith Richards has revealed that he's made a new solo LP, his first in oh, only like...

Like Swimming showcase debut long player at DigSin event
Like Swimming showcase debut long player at DigSin event

10 September 2014

Swedish three piece Like Swimming released their debut album 'Structures' on Monday via their alliance with American digital-focused label DigSin. They showcased the affair...

Dan Le Sac on Bestival
Dan Le Sac on Bestival

10 September 2014

Having officially retired Dan Le Sac Vs Scroobius Pip at Bestival last weekend, the former will be using a little of the time...

CMU's One Liners: BASCA badges, Sound Women, Paul McCartney, Tālā, Daft Punk and more
CMU's One Liners: BASCA badges, Sound Women, Paul McCartney, Tālā, Daft Punk and more

10 September 2014

Other notable announcements and developments today... • The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers And Authors has announced it will present this year's Gold...

Ryan Adams publishes infomercial with new record
Ryan Adams publishes infomercial with new record

10 September 2014

So Ryan Adams has got a new eponymous album out, and has issued this public information film to accompany it. Yep, it's a...

Canadian prosecutors drop Bieber charges
Canadian prosecutors drop Bieber charges

9 September 2014

Prosecutors in Canada have said they are dropping an assault charge against Justin Bieber, but before you start thinking this relates to that...

Calvin Harris passes one billion streams on Spotify
Calvin Harris passes one billion streams on Spotify

9 September 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, Calvin Harris DJ is officially the biggest dude on Spotify. Bigger even that Bruno Mars, who maybe a dude, but...

One Direction detail by-the-numbers new LP
One Direction detail by-the-numbers new LP

9 September 2014

'Lizard Princess K-Middy pregnant again' news aside, yesterday's main headline was this: that pop's littlest scumbags One Direction have spawned a new LP....

Korn talk 'dirty' forthcoming LP
Korn talk 'dirty' forthcoming LP

9 September 2014

Korn have got stuck into making a follow-on to 2013's 'The Paradigm Shift' LP, that being the band's first in a while to...

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