Bellowhead celebrate tenth anniversary with Island signing, new LP
Bellowhead celebrate tenth anniversary with Island signing, new LP

23 April 2014

Trad folk clan Bellowhead have signed to Universal's Island Records, which is one way to celebrate 2014 being their tenth anniversary as a...

Release Round-Up: Trash Talk, Blondes, Delphic, Sasha Keable and Avril Lavigne
Release Round-Up: Trash Talk, Blondes, Delphic, Sasha Keable and Avril Lavigne

23 April 2014

Yo. Sacramento thrashers Trash Talk, the one and only hardcore signing to Odd Future Records, have announced an LP titled 'No Peace'. Out...

Prince makes up with Warner Music, re-release campaign planned
Prince makes up with Warner Music, re-release campaign planned

22 April 2014

Prince has entered into a new deal with Warner Bros Records, the label he rather famously fell out with nearly two decades ago. The...

Release Round-Up: Mastodon, Jedward, The Horrors, Tinchy Stryder and The Proper Ornaments
Release Round-Up: Mastodon, Jedward, The Horrors, Tinchy Stryder and The Proper Ornaments

22 April 2014

Mastodon. You know them, right? They've got a new album coming out this year. It is called 'Once More Around The Sun'. It...

Release Round-Up: Sky Ferreira, Twin Shadow, Peace, Marissa Nadler and Evy Jane
Release Round-Up: Sky Ferreira, Twin Shadow, Peace, Marissa Nadler and Evy Jane

17 April 2014

Sky Ferreira (pictured) has visibly thrown 'giving a shit what you think' out the window, and made a big old 'controversial' video for her...

Paul Weller details hits compilation, 'intimate' shows
Paul Weller details hits compilation, 'intimate' shows

16 April 2014

Paul Weller has posed for a photo (in which he looks both modern and classic) - this photo - to advertise the fact...

Smashing Pumpkins sign BMG artist services deal for two new albums
Smashing Pumpkins sign BMG artist services deal for two new albums

15 April 2014

The Smashing Pumpkins have signed an artist services deal with the US division of BMG Chrysalis to release two new albums though the...

As I Lay Dying splinter band birth new single
As I Lay Dying splinter band birth new single

15 April 2014

Four of the dudes from As I Lay Dying have placed a single they're releasing via their splinter band, Wovenwar, online. AILD, of...

Release Round-Up: Lana Del Rey, Sigur Rós, Disclosure, Royksopp & Robyn, Deftones and Charlie XCX
Release Round-Up: Lana Del Rey, Sigur Rós, Disclosure, Royksopp & Robyn, Deftones and Charlie XCX

15 April 2014

Ms Lana Del Rey (pictured) premiered a typically heady new single, titled 'West Coast', yesterday, giving the world its first sip of the poison...

Release Round-Up: MNEK, Linkin Park, Altrego, Venetian Snares and Max Tundra
Release Round-Up: MNEK, Linkin Park, Altrego, Venetian Snares and Max Tundra

14 April 2014

MNEK unveiled the first single from his forthcoming debut album last week on MistaJam's BBC Radio 1Xtra show. Now the track's available on...

Voice winner's single fails to make Top 40
Voice winner's single fails to make Top 40

14 April 2014

Ah, remember the days when people used to complain that 'X-Factor' had 'hijacked' the Christmas number one spot? "If you give someone several...

Release Round-Up: Fatboy Slim & David Byrne, Gorgon City, Wife, Jacques Green and Lykke Li
Release Round-Up: Fatboy Slim & David Byrne, Gorgon City, Wife, Jacques Green and Lykke Li

11 April 2014

The original live score to 'Here Lies Love', Fatboy Slim and thin man David Byrne's collaborative disco musical inspired by the life of...

Release Round-Up: Michael Jackson, Kylie, Boris and Siinai
Release Round-Up: Michael Jackson, Kylie, Boris and Siinai

10 April 2014

Shamone. The title track from Michael Jackson's compilation of old songs, 'Xscape', is online! The LP, as you surely must now know, comprises...

Release Round-Up: Tom Vek, Willis Earl Beal, Duck Sauce and Warrenpeace
Release Round-Up: Tom Vek, Willis Earl Beal, Duck Sauce and Warrenpeace

9 April 2014

Guess what. Multi-functional alt-pop dork Tom Vek (pictured) is back! And fortunately, has announced a third album titled 'Luck', which as fate (and his...

Release Round-Up: Ed Sheeran, Mastodon, Eno/Hyde, Napolian, Bernholz and Coldplay
Release Round-Up: Ed Sheeran, Mastodon, Eno/Hyde, Napolian, Bernholz and Coldplay

8 April 2014

Hey, remember when we said that Ed Sheeran was going to share a track from his new album? Well, it was only yesterday, so...

Lower sign to Matador, announce debut album
Lower sign to Matador, announce debut album

7 April 2014

Danish punk quartet Lower have signed a new deal with Matador to release their debut album, 'Seek Warmer Climes', on 16 Jun. Frontman Adrian...

Release Round-Up: Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Bishop Nehru & DOOM, Austin Mahone, Machinedrum and Timber Timbre
Release Round-Up: Ed Sheeran, Lana Del Rey, Bishop Nehru & DOOM, Austin Mahone, Machinedrum and Timber Timbre

7 April 2014

Ed Sheeran (pictured) had his many fans in a right tizzy last Friday, when he confirmed via Instagram that his new single, 'Sing',...

Ninja Tune signs Martyn
Ninja Tune signs Martyn

4 April 2014

Ninja Tune has picked up Dutch producer Matijn Deijkers, or just Martyn for short. He having previously been signed to NT affiliate Brainfeeder. The...

Release Round-Up: How To Dress Well, Alexis Taylor, Parquet Courts, Eyehategod and Wolf Alice
Release Round-Up: How To Dress Well, Alexis Taylor, Parquet Courts, Eyehategod and Wolf Alice

4 April 2014

How To Dress Well's Tom Krell (pictured), who is essentially the spirit of Janet Jackson nestled inside a thin white man, has let...

Rhythm Section springs label, plans first release by Al Dobson Jr
Rhythm Section springs label, plans first release by Al Dobson Jr

3 April 2014

Rhythm Section - the wavy club night that DJ/promoter/Boiler Room compere Bradley Zero runs mainly from South London - has sprung an in-house...

Island Recs sign Ill Blu
Island Recs sign Ill Blu

2 April 2014

London production two Ill Blu, aka James Grant and Darius Ellington Forde, have signed some papers equating to a contract with Universal's Island...

Jack White announces new solo album
Jack White announces new solo album

2 April 2014

Jack White has announced that he will release his new solo album jointly through XL and his own Third Man label on 9...

XL to release 'spartan' Gil Scott-Heron LP
XL to release 'spartan' Gil Scott-Heron LP

2 April 2014

XL Recordings will on 19 Apr, which happens to be Record Store Day, release a limited edition, vinyl-only LP by the late Gil...

Release Round-Up: The Antlers, Róisín Murphy, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Woman's Hour
Release Round-Up: The Antlers, Róisín Murphy, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah and Woman's Hour

2 April 2014

The Antlers (pictured), who are just about the most ultimate of all the Brooklyn indie bands I can think of right now (sorry,...

New Michael Jackson album Xscape announced
New Michael Jackson album Xscape announced

1 April 2014

Michael Jackson will release a new album called 'Xscape' in May. Well, he'll not really be involved with the release, what with being...

Flaming Lips record Dark Side Of The Moon companion piece
Flaming Lips record Dark Side Of The Moon companion piece

1 April 2014

The Flaming Lips have recorded an "immersive companion piece" to Pink Floyd's 1973 album 'Dark Side Of The Moon'. Similar to their 'Zaireeka' album,...

Release Round-Up: Rita Ora, First Aid Kit, Ratking, Todd Terje, Tomas Barfod and Brontide
Release Round-Up: Rita Ora, First Aid Kit, Ratking, Todd Terje, Tomas Barfod and Brontide

1 April 2014

Having first revealed its title, then teased it via a clip, Rita Ora has now finally (finally), shared her new single 'I Will...

Avicii, Santana and Wylef score World Cup closing song
Avicii, Santana and Wylef score World Cup closing song

31 March 2014

Move over Ricky Wilson, with your unofficial World Cup song, and your uncool job on 'The Voice', and make room for international heavyweights...

Morrissey's Vauxhall And I reissue to come with live disc
Morrissey's Vauxhall And I reissue to come with live disc

31 March 2014

Morrissey has added a sheaf of details, and an extra disc, to the 20th anniversary re-release of his 1994 LP 'Vauxhall And I'. Out...

Release Round-Up: Tori Amos, White Lung, Maria Minerva, Tanika and Tuff Love
Release Round-Up: Tori Amos, White Lung, Maria Minerva, Tanika and Tuff Love

31 March 2014

Queen-of-quirk Tori Amos has unveiled a first taster of her new LP, 'Unrepentant Geraldines', in a new track entitled 'Trouble's Lament'. It's about...

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