UK Music News

Music Video Ratings - A New Era of Creative Freedom

Adam Hamdy | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

I think the rating scheme is a fantastic initiative. Just take a look at how films have evolved since ratings were introduced. Filmmakers have more freedom to express themselves than ever. It takes tremendously graphic depictions of sex or violence to be denied a rating by the BBFC.

How to Save Live Music in the UK

Mark Davyd | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Davyd

Music venues are fighting off noise complaints, abatement notices and planning applications; 12 venues are already under threat, an avalanche will follow if we don't take action. We are genuinely facing a meltdown in the British live music circuit while the government sits on its hands reciting legal precedents from the 1800s.

Concert Review: Anoushka Shankar at The Royal Festival Hall

Sumeet Grover | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sumeet Grover

On Friday, 23 May 2014, Anoushka Shankar, a Grammy-nominated Indian Sitar player performed at the Royal Festival Hall, London, to a fully occupied audience of around nine hundred.

Andrew Ashong: A Hidden Gem

Edward Adoo | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

When I first came across Theo Parrish's Flowers EP it was my initial introduction to Andrew Ashong. Gordon Mac, Kiss FM founder, now managing direct...

'Got My Ticket, How do I Get In?' One Simple Step That Can Improve Access to Music Venues

Rob Maddison | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rob Maddison

In this era of Wikipedia and NSA spying it is increasingly easy to find any information you need via Internet searches and social media, and yet it is still very difficult for disabled people to find out the information they need about venues where they want to see live music performed.

Are You The Next Big Thing? Find Out How You Could Unleash Your Potential

Matt Bagwell | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Four UK celebrities team up with global tech company to help real people unleash their potential. Visit www.launchingpeople.co.uk for more details. ...

Sounds From the Hungarian Underground: The Carbonfools Take on the UK

Jennifer Walker | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jennifer Walker

At a time when many talented Hungarians are abandoning their home country with promises of fame and success abroad, The Carbonfools may have an international outlook, but Hungary remains their home.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 28 Oct - 3 Nov 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

It's a strong week for live music in the last few days of October- that's for sure. It's always a good sign when you're scrolling through listings and...

You Need To Hear This: New music from Erin K, Lucy Mason and Oli Wennink

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Musical gluttons, unite! We're here with another fine selection of amazing new talent for you to enjoy over the coming week. Our latest selection is...

You Need To Hear This: New Music From Chasing Grace, Lily Juniper and SYKES

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

We want to inspire a sense of new musical curiosity in everyone. We are lucky enough to have an phenomenal amount of talent emerging onto the UK scene- and they're not all just 'singing for survival' on dodgy TV talent shows.

You Need To Hear This: New Music From Eliza and the Bear, Felix Hagan & The Family, Paper Crows and The Balconies

Kat Jackman | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Sad you didn't make it to Bestival last weekend? DON'T BE. First of all, think how lovely and dry you were in comparison to those poor blighters out there having the time of their lives. Okay, maybe we need a better reason. How about we just give you a roasting hot playlist of fresh new talent to listen to you to enjoy your own mini-festival in the comfort of your mud-free home instead?

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 16 Sept - 22 Sept 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 09.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

New music fans across the land have some ace shows to look forward to in the coming week- you just might not know it just yet. As always, we've picked our five hottest tips to flag up so you can get them locked down in your diary with plenty of time to plan your night on the town.

You Need To Hear This: New Music From Mila Falls, Jody Brock, Worry Dolls and Discopolis

Kat Jackman | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

We're like musical magpies, you see. It doesn't matter what shape or form the music comes in- if there's something about it, we just need to let you guys know about it. With the thousands of incredible acts out there it can of course be a little tricky to make our minds up- but hey, we always manage somehow.

You Need To Hear This: New Music From Lotte Mullan, Danny Toeman, The Empire and Alfred Abel

Kat Jackman | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Once again we've rounded up a handful of the freshest talent to have made it onto our new music radar in the past week.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 2 Sept - 7 Sept 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

September's already looking bloody splendid for those of you who love a good gig- which means pretty much all of you reading this right now. We've pi...

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 26 Aug - 1 Sept 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

There really is nothing quite seeing a musician performing live- so whether it's from the stage of your local boozer or a messy festival weekend; just make sure you get out there and support the new music scene.

You Need To Hear This: Featuring Emerging Icons Billy Lockett, The Ramona Flowers, Matt Midgley and The Luck

Kat Jackman | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

This week's selection of top new tunes is here and there definitely seems to be a running theme of 'delicious chill' between them all. It's been a he...

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 5 Aug - 11 Aug 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 28.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Gigs, gigs and more gigs. You've come to the right place if you're after any of these, cos we're ready and raring to go with this week's top picks of the best live music action going down in musictown, courtesy of our Emerging Icons.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 22 Jul - 28 Jul 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

The first show to have grabbed our gigging attention this week is an appearance from the brilliant Longfellow on a cracking Club Fandango bill.

Emerging Icons Featuring Seasfire, Fake Club, Sam Williams & The Flock Of Bats and Cherri Fosphate

Kat Jackman | Posted 14.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

While temperatures continue to rise outside, now is the perfect time to become acquainted with some fresh new artists to get on your playlist and enjoy in the sunshine.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 15 Jul - 21 Jul 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

The effing gorgeous Ilona is set to take to the stage at the hottest of all the new music hotbeds in all of South London.

You Need To Hear This: Featuring Emerging Icons Longfellow, The Dark Lights, Mr. Smith and Neotropics

Kat Jackman | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

The sun is shining, and the weather is sweet. A wise man once noted how it made him want to move his dancing feet- so we've taken it upon ourselves to put together a bunch of brilliant new artists for you to have a summery groove to this week.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 17 Jun - 23 Jun 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

There's nowt quite like seeing a new band live. With so many ace venues around the country, you have countless chances to get out and see the next-big-things and hot-new-sounds before most other people know about em!

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 10 Jun - 16 Jun 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Tip-offs and musical treats are the name of the game with our Top Five Emerging Icons Live... so brace yourselves, new music fans- cos there's some be...

You Need To Hear This: Featuring Emerging Icons Dance á la Plage, Ewan Hoozami, Heart-Ships, Polar Caps and Felix Hagan & The Family

Kat Jackman | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Allow us to introduce you to some of the finest fresh talent you'll find on the whole of Emerging Icons. This lot have the songwriting ability to really go far- so you'll probably want to make yourselves acquainted before everyone else starts blabbing on about them.