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A Late Reflection on The Glastonbury Effect

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

For me, the British Summertime is all about its music festivals. I will be taking you through a tour of the very best things going on in and around London with my first belated entry about the mother of all festivals, Glastonbury.

The Best Albums of 2012

Joel Durston | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK Entertainment
Joel Durston

Hot Chip really are a national treasure, up there with the NHS, stamps, pints, Cornish pasties and John Motson with their quintessentially British warm eccentricity. Their fifth studio album, a tribute to staying young while growing up and getting married, has a few dull syrupy moments, but mostly shows the band at their best; making dance music for the hearts as well as the feet.

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.

The xx - Coexist

William Barns-Graham | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Entertainment
William Barns-Graham

When the xx breezed into all our lives as if riding a gust of murky ambience in 2009, they somehow created a brand of music that seemed unique and distinguished despite holding few innovations and owing plenty to the swathes of trip hop, RnB, soul and early dubstep that dallied with similar atmospherics for decades previous.

Bestival: The Last Of The Summer Festivals

PA | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Thousands of revellers will be donning fancy dress today as the Bestival music event prepares to hold its famed dressing up parade. The last and on...

Bestival To Become First UK Festival Streamed Online

PA | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Bestival is to become the first UK festival to be streamed live on YouTube, including headline sets by Florence + The Machine and New Order, the organ...

Pop Goes Pitchfork?

Al Horner | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Al Horner

Faster than you can say, "JLS in boat shoes and thrift store plaid shirts", the pop world has become obsessed with indie. If you're both an Animal Collective enthusiast and shameless pop fanatic like me, you'll notice it feels a bit weird. Like watching your best friend get off with a work colleague at your own birthday party.