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In Conversation With Brackles

Hanna Flint | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

From Rihanna amping up her pop tunes with EDM to video games like Call Of Duty throwing out a dubstep soundtrack, the underground scene is infiltrating every possible recess of modern life.

Albums Of The Year 2012

Raj Bains | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Raj Bains

By writing, recording and producing the majority of both albums, Kevin Parker is beginning to make a bit of a name for himself, and quite rightly so. Expect driving psychedelic rock, progressive songwriting and festival spotlight stealing sets throughout the summer.

Try a Dance With 'Delilah': Emerging Icons Star Annaca Collaborates With Stereophonics Producer on New Sexy Track

Kat Jackman | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

When she took to the stage in the Olympic Park this summer, it was near impossible to take your eyes off her. She almost melts into her own music, living and breathing each word and note like a one-woman theatre company. It's really quite incredible what this lady can do.

FIRST LOOK: Rihanna In 'Diamonds In The Sky' Video

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rihanna has been setting Los Angeles alight, literally, during filming for her new single, 'Diamonds In The Sky'. Proving that she can still look h...

WATCH: Psy Puts A Ring On It

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Before infecting the globe faster than a particularly virulent strain of bird-flu with his K-pop hit, 'Gangnam Style', South Korean pop sensation Psy ...

The David Bowie Legacy

Melissa Mostyn-Thomas | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Melissa Mostyn-Thomas

The latest event to commemorate rock's best-known chameleon is Strange Fascination?, a three-day symposium taking place at Limerick University in a fortnight's time, where his many stage personae will undoubtedly be dissected many times over.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 15 Oct - 21Oct 2012

Kat Jackman | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

As the temperature continues to drop, the need to be in an enclosed space full of sweating bodies becomes more and more appealing. To help you locate these havens of stinking warmth, we've got another five amazing gigs to get pencilled into your gig diary. So here are the top five gigs that you just don't want to miss this week.

Dear X Factor, THIS is Real Music: Gentleman Starkey Reviewed by Kinks legend Dave Davies

Kat Jackman | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

From pop princesses to sleazy rock n' roll, we've got 'em all on our new album, 'Emerging Icons In The Park'. Showcasing twenty-two tracks from real ...

'Bad Day' Superstar Spots New Talent Elissa Franceschi... And No Talent Show in Sight!

Kat Jackman | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Elissa Franceschi is a powerhouse vocalist, gifted song-writer and true artist. Channelling all of this and more into her performances at the Olympic Park this summer made her a prime selection for the Emerging Icons album, but this choice was based on more than her live shows alone.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 8 Oct-14 Oct 2012

Kat Jackman | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

We know you love new music just as much as we do- so support the emerging scene by getting yourself along to gigs. It's sometimes the only way to fully appreciate an artist... and of course it's good craic as well. Let these acts know if you're planning on going to their gig by following the links to their gig listings and hitting 'YES'- you want to attend. It'll then go on your personal calendar!

Who's Taking On Jessie J For Top Mobo Award?

Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Rival talent show judges Jessie J and Tulisa Contostavlos are to battle it out for Best Female at this year's Mobo Awards. The Voice coach and The ...

In Conversation with Two Door Cinema Club

Hanna Flint | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Hanna Flint

The sun surely came out for us this weekend at Bestival, with barely a cloud in the sky to dampen the excitement four days of world class musical performances can bring. And one of the acts ready to share their music to a more than receptive audience was Two Door Cinema Club.

Emerging Icons at The Paralympics - Day Ten: IC1s, Annaca and ODi

Kat Jackman | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

IC1s may look like naughty little boys... and well, yes they kind of are. They're the embodiment of good old fashioned rock n' roll, but we know their hearts are always in the right place.

Emerging Icons at The Paralympics - Day Seven: Larissa Eddie, Liz Lawrence, Alice Watts and Longfellow

Kat Jackman | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Today the Olympic Park gasped as Larissa Eddie took a gamble and pitched herself to battle the epitome of killer heels... luckily gravity was on her side and there were no Naomi Campbell moments, just widespread shoe envy from her female audience.

Emerging Icons at The Paralympics- Day Two: Annaca, Edward Bell, Auction For The Promise Club and Battle Of You

Kat Jackman | Posted 01.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

At the Paralympics dreams will be made, feats of extraordinary athletes will amaze and records will be broken. Whilst these Games shape up to be the biggest and most impressive of it's kind the world has ever seen, we can't help but feel chuffed to bits to be part of it. The artists we brought down today all boast so much talent we were proud to showcase them to the world.

Yorkshire to Hollywood

Gia Marie Barbera | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Gia Marie Barbera

Barely old enough to buy a shandy, but Purple Mafia have the towering confidence to take the States by storm.

Tales From the Middle of Nowhere (Vol. 2): Where I Witness the Fitness of Mo Farah

Noel Gallagher | Posted 17.10.2012 | UK Entertainment
Noel Gallagher

I have to say when the toffs what run our country started spouting waffle about the Olympics and how it would bring out the best in us blah, blah, blah I was - like most of us I expect - thinking "oh f**k off!"... but I have to say they were right. You couldn't fail to be moved.

Busy Busy!

Sam Fox | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Sam Fox

I'm collaborating with Steve Strange (Visage), Boy George, Ricky Wilde, and I'll soon be back in the studio with the amazing Full Force. The album's got an 80s feel but with a modern approach. The 80s are back for now and forever!

Tales From the Middle of Nowhere (Vol. 2): Power Cuts and Benicassim

Noel Gallagher | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Noel Gallagher

It was my 100th show as a solo artist thing and I have to say it was definitely the best gig of the tour no question, but I tell you this, it might well have been one of the best shows I've ever done, EVER. It was that good.

Tales From the Middle of Nowhere (Vol. 2): Where I Go Jazz

Noel Gallagher | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Entertainment
Noel Gallagher

The best thing about (the Belgium show) was it was I was introduced onstage by Vincent Kompany, Manchester City's captain. He's from Brussels see? And me and him were going to do the launch of the new Manchester City kits for next season. Both of these occurrences were a true honour.

That Ginger Kid on the Loop Pedal is Very Good!

Veronica Montgomery | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Veronica Montgomery

Famous last words from Jay Carter of Newrising, when they were booked to play David Goo's open mic night at the Cross Kings in Kings Cross back in 2009. Fast forward three years and this 21-year-old, who is indeed drenched in talent has been a constant feature in the charts since last September.

Joss Stone Returns

Anna Nathanson | Posted 13.08.2012 | Home
Anna Nathanson

This month signifies the official return of Joss Stone, who played a post-Jubilee show in London after a two-year hiatus from the UK stage. It marks the imminent release of the second volume to her best selling debut The Soul Sessions, a decade after the original release.

Tales From the Middle of Nowhere (Vol. 2): A Japanese Trip

Noel Gallagher | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Noel Gallagher

So... back to Friday was it? Or Saturday? F***** if I know anymore... I've had about 16 hours kip in a week!! So spaced out now it's getting psychedelic (I used to pay £20 to feel like this back in the 80s!!). Right well... I remember waking up in Tokyo whenever it was.

The Power Behind Prince

Jasmine Dotiwala | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Jasmine Dotiwala

This fortnight much of the music industry was excited about the announcement of a Prince tour which begins on 22 May in Australia... Whilst all eyes are on the front player, it's always interesting to see whom the movers, shakers and influencers behind the scene are. The unexpected force behind Prince is an Asian British female - Kiran Sharma.

Tales From the Middle of Nowhere (Vol. 2): Madness in Paraguay

Noel Gallagher | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Noel Gallagher

Had a nice little (I say little but it was perfectly adequate) bra slung onstage!! Always a treat. One side of it was a sequinned Paraguayan flag... the other a sequinned Union Jack!! And in that wonderful moment our two great nations had never been closer.