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Posted on Monday, January 26, 2015

Watch Psycho Egyptian Featuring The Savage's 'DOCX'

Psycho Egyptian has spent the past year knocking about on tour with Mykki Blanco, who picked him up following debut single 'Black Guys In Motorcycle Jackets'. Here, the New York native - real name Devin Kyle Cuthbertson - returns alongside The Savage with new single 'DOCX'. Check out the video, directed by Michael Intile, below.


Kevin EG Perry

Posted on Monday, January 19, 2015

What's In A Name? Europe’s Weirdest Band Names

“What’s in a name?” once asked William Shakespeare, who was sort of a 16th Century Christopher Nolan. “That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet." But not – as the philosopher Homer pointed out – if they were called crapweeds. I spent the last week at the Netherland’s Eurosonic Noorderslag festival watching some of Europe’s finest new bands – but like anyone scanning a festival line-up for the first time, my first impression usually came from their name.


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Posted on Friday, December 5, 2014

Ruptured Testicles, Broken Backs, Bitten Bums And Scorched Hair: 10 Gruesome Onstage Injuries

Think you've had a tough week at work? Think again: none of the miserable commutes, horrible bosses or spirit-sapping tedium can compare to the [url=http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/81508]recent experiences[/url] of Otto Schimmelpenninck, the bassist for metal band Delain. The band were playing in Birmingham when Schimmelpenninck, unfortunately, was hit in the groin by a streamer cannon. Ouch. And yet, of course, the show must go on – and so Schimmelpenninck carried on with the gig, despite the fact he'd ruptured his testicle.


Al Horner

Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2014

Muse At Download 2015: What The Trio's Donnington Booking Says About Their Hotly-Anticipated New Album

Be a music journalist for long enough and you'll soon learn what a band say in the studio, teasing their work-in-progress next album in excited chunks of hyperbole, isn't always how things pan out.


Al Horner

Posted on Thursday, November 6, 2014

Fun Fun Fun Festival - Five Must-See Sets, Featuring Run The Jewels, Modest Mouse And More

Austin's annual Fun Fun Fun Festival takes place this weekend and if you're not going, too bad, because it's going to be pretty massive. From Neutral Milk Hotel and Death From Above 1979 to Fat White Family and Flying Lotus, the list of amazing bands taking to Texas this weekend is long as any festival bill we've seen this year. Whittling down our must-see sets to just five bands was no easy task but we managed it, just about. Here's who to see if you're heading down to this weekend, from Run the Jewels' dystopian rollercoaster rap to the all-conquering eclectic indie of Alt-J...

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