New Music

New Music Fridays: Two Years On, How Has Music Changed?

Simon Cole | Posted 10.07.2017 | UK Entertainment
Simon Cole

Whether it's as a result of New Music Fridays, or a more general response to the way music consumption has changed in the digital era, the industry is getting more sophisticated about how to manage single and album releases.

Hussain Manawer's New Single, "I'm Ashamed" Is A Raw Snapshot Of The World We Live In Today

Emma Hedile Al-munshi | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK Entertainment
Emma Hedile Al-munshi

Image credit: Devise Inspire If you aren't already familiar with London based poet and spoken word artist Hussain Manawer, then his debut single I'm...

Belly Of Paris - "Peste"

Debbie Bannigan | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Debbie Bannigan

Belly of Paris may well be the ultimate international collective. Based in Bahrain and bringing together musicians from India, Argentina, Palestine, H...

Rachael Sage Choreographs A New Album

Jane Ireland | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

I love lots of different kinds of music and I especially like hearing new music from singer song writers, whether they be new or established in the mu...

Five Songs You Need To Hear This Week

Aaron Vallely | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

Here are five of the best tracks released recently, according to me, of course. If you're mad enough to trust me and bored enough to read on, I think ...

It's All Inside Mi'das' Head

Jane Ireland | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

Soulful, contemporary pop with a folky edge and a bit of piano led gospel thrown in for good measure perfectly describes some great new music I heard ...

Kelly Oliver's Bedlam

Jane Ireland | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

I recently heard some great new music from Angry Baby Music and I wanted to share the review here with you. Being a fearless storyteller is a great s...

From the Uproar - Vanessa Forero

Jane Ireland | Posted 04.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

Question for you - do you like great new music with a distinctive sound? Of course you do! Well, I recently heard a new singer songwriter, Vanessa F...

All Hail Halsey

Olivia Jones | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

If you have no idea who I'm talking about and have some doubt in my hype, on Spotify Halsey has 86 million plays on the single which she is currently bringing to UK radio. So get a grip on the reality of how the music industry works now and get involved.

Tame Impala's 'Currents' - A Contemporary Psychedelic Heartbreak

Cohan Chew | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Cohan Chew

Tame Impala's 2012 debut album, Lonerism, was a modernized psychedelic infusion of experimental prog rock and 60's emulation. Elephant captured their unique sound and remains the Australian band's biggest hit. The band has now returned with their second studio album, Currents.

Touring, Music and Troubling Times: An Interview With Bear & The Woods

Clara Cullen | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clara Cullen

I suspect Bear & The Woods often get compared to Mumford & Sons or other folk tinged bands and I can see why. It's an easy (and boring) comparison to make and one that I think is particularly lazy. While the two bands may share the same love of melody, that's where any comparison should end.

In New Scottish Music We Trust

Leeanne Boulton | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Leeanne Boulton

Each year, Creative Scotland - a public body that supports the arts and creative industries in Scotland - selects the best in Scottish new music to perform in front of the American music industry. The Showcasing Scotland events at SXSW are some of the most anticipated shows of the entire week at the festival. And looking at this year's line up, it's easy to see why.

iC1s and That London Thing

Jason Holmes | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

A band like iC1s, who sit calmly within the vanguard of the London scene and are rated by the likes of Carl Barat and Alan McGee, possess a lot of the old, natural swagger.

Spotify 'Touch Preview' Is A Faster, Better Way To Discover New Music

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Tech

Spotify wants to make it even easier to consume music as fast as possible, and with the absolutely minimum engagement, humanity and soul. To that e...

Catching Up With Ella on the Run

Adam Hamdy | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Ella on the Run caught the music industry's attention earlier this year when she featured on Glastonbury's Emerging Artist list. I first got to know Ella on the Run when she released her single Golden Boys.

Interview With Diggs Duke: 'People Need To Slow Down Their Listening'

Jason Holmes | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jason Holmes

"There's a big difference between an artist who's trying to be seen, and one who's trying to be heard," says Jonathan Meacham, a singer-songwriter who...

New Sounds: Laura Jae

Isabella Smith | Posted 30.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Isabella Smith

More soulful than FKA Twigs' unsettling grace and with less sex than Kelela and BANKS, Laura Jae nevertheless fits into the new class of young female artists making pop interesting again. She counts Aaliyah, Bjork and James Blake as influences; The Weeknd with his 'weird mysterious aura' is her dream collaboration.

A New Breed: Lonely the Brave, Samoans and the One Hundred

Olly Hunter | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

This is the second in a series of New Breed blogs introducing some of my favourite breaking bands that have captured my ears in 2014. Every summer hails the emergence of a new breed of young, up and coming bands heading out on festival season opening up muddy fields and tents across the country ready to make their name known to the world. Here are 3 of the best new bands destined to make big waves through the end of 2014.

A New Breed: The Best Breaking Bands in 2014- Calling All Cars & Shrine

Olly Hunter | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

This is the first in a series of New Breed blogs introducing some of my favourite breaking bands that have passed by my radar in 2014. Every summer ha...

The Tent Is King- A Download Festival Guide Featuring letlive, Marmozets and Arcane Roots

Olly Hunter | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

This weekend the hallowed fields of Donington Park will welcome 120,000 metal heads to bang their heads, throw their horns and lose their minds to a who's who of metal, rock and alternative music.

Six of the Best Breasts in Music

Adam Hamdy | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Adam Hamdy

Talisco's debut album Run is out on 19th May, and you can watch the short film that showcases three of his tracks below. Directed by Zack Spiger and Matt Larson, it's a great short film. However it's not safe for work as it features a fair amount of violence, six breasts and three great tracks.

Find Your Inner Ego: Layla

Pippa Moyle | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Moyle

Layla is a piano-based singer-songwriter living in Grenwich, London. Her music has been played on Made in Chelsea, her gigs are always packed and she is living every musician's dream - music is her full time job.

Miss The Midnight Barbers at Your Peril

Robyn Strachan | Posted 19.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robyn Strachan

Two-piece The Midnight Barbers are loud. Self-assuredly, gleefully loud; the kind of sonic expansiveness that can bring a room of people to shocked attention.

On the Culture Front: Fairytale of Glasgow

Chris Kompanek | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Kompanek

As Coachella rages and SXSW becomes a distant memory, I can't help but thinking of Glasgow, a top-notch music city that flies under the radar. I was there last January for their Celtic Connections Festival -- Isn't January the best time to see Scotland? Icy temperatures not withstanding, I was blown away by how serious this city takes music.

SXSW 2014: A Virgin's Guide Part Three

Stewart Brock | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Stewart Brock

We woke up unsurprisingly with a pretty decent hangover. Late night wandering meant that our already flu-damaged voices were even more ragged. SXSW was really beginning to take it's toll. The upside is that we had been invited to go to the elusive Ray Ban House.