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Matt Wilkinson

Posted on Monday, April 27, 2015

 
The Buzz – Listen To 20 Breaking Bands

This week's selection of new bands includes the first new material from former Bos Angeles man Richard Board, going under his new guise of Husband Material, as well as a pick from Tim Burgess (Chastity Belt, who "look like they don't take any shit," according to The Charlatans singer). Elsewhere there's rising London indie kids Inheaven and New Zealand's answer to FKA Twigs, Imugi.

 

Eve Barlow

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

 
Remembering TLC's Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes, The Trail-Blazing R&B Badass Who Should Never Be Forgotten

There's definitely been more written about the Radiohead song of the same name over the years, but for me it was another early '90s single called ‘Creep’ that really impacted my life at the time. The video seemed glued to MTV, and featured three proto-feminist tomboys wearing the kind of silk gowns I'd see wee ladies in Glasgow hairdressers’ chairs sporting in a far less alluring way. TLC were a trio who appeared real proof of my mother's constant advice that you have to make the best of what you’re given.

 

NME Blog

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

 
Bat For Lashes Teams Up With Violinist John Metcalfe On Stirring New Track 'Just Let Go' - Listen

Proving that classical and pop music can be comfortable bedfellows, violinist John Metcalfe has spent a career bringing his traditional training to innovative new grounds. Recently he was a member of Manchester post-punk mainstays The Durutti Column, while previous to that he helped set up Factory Classical – a new strand of the legendary Factory Records label with head honcho Tony Wilson. Now, Metcalfe is readying to release a new LP – 'The Appearance Of Colour' (out on Real World on June 8) – and to tee it up he's shared a collaboration with Bat For Lashes' Natasha Khan.

 

Larry Bartleet

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

 
10 Years Of YouTube: The Music Viral Videos You Might Have Forgotten

This week marks a decade since the first ever YouTube upload. I'd ask where the time has gone but let's face it, the answer's probably 'on YouTube'. The web's go-to place for procrastination, it's amazing how many hours can slip away from you as you hop from viral video to viral video. Over the decade, there's been no shortage of music-themed viral videos.

 

Nick Levine

Posted on Friday, April 24, 2015

 
Empire: Star Taraji P. Henson Discusses Working With Courtney Love and Timbaland On 2015's Hottest New TV Show

In the US, Empire is 2015's hottest new TV show, with over 23 million viewers tuning in to March's Season One finale. Now E4 has snapped up the rights to the musical drama series created by Lee Daniels (The Butler) and Danny Strong (The Hunger Games - Mockingjay), giving British viewers the chance to discover why America's become so obsessed. Basically, there's a lot to get obsessed about.

 
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