There are a dozen songs that could be picked out as particularly significant milestones in the rise of Oasis, and ‘Some Might Say’ - released 20 years ago this week - is one of them. It was the last song Tony McCarroll would ever drum on for the band before being replaced by Alan White (McCarroll left the band on April 20 after, it’s been rumoured, a confrontation with Liam after a show at The Bataclan in Paris, though the drummer later denied this). It was the first song Noel Gallagher wrote when he moved from Manchester to London, in June 1994.
Paul McCartney surprised fans at a show in Toyko earlier this week, delving 50 years into his past to perform 'Another Girl' - one of an estimated 85 Beatles tracks never performed live, either at Beatles shows or by John, George, Paul or Ringo during solo gigs in the years following their split.
Judgement day awaits. Britain takes to the polls next Thursday (May 7) to vote in the 2015 General Election, the first since a hung parliament in 2010 sentenced the UK to five years of a bickering Coalition government. In the run-up, with UKIP on the rise, voter apathy under scrutiny and the economy still in repair, some people have wondered why more musicians aren't confronting the rather grim current state of things in song. Is protest music dead?
If you’ve ever dreamed of playing Reading Festival and bringing your music to its legendary crowd, this could be your moment. This year, Relentless presents Here To Be Heard are offering your band the chance to join the line-up. To win, you’ll have to impress Everything Everything, who play the festival themselves on the NME/Radio 1 Stage on Saturday 29 August. The Manchester-based Mercury-nominees will be scouring all the entries to pick out five finalists to mentor. They’ll ensure you’re in top shape before a public vote decides which band gets the chance to appear on the big stage.
With the general election rapidly approaching, Jolyon Rubinstein, presenter of BBC Three show 'An Idiot's Guide to Politics' and political satire 'The Revolution Will Be Televised', explains why the only way to start fixing a rotten system is to vote. I can’t be the only one who is sick and tired of the uninspired political culture our generation is currently living in. The question is, are we to blame for this culture? The painful answer is YES. SIXTEEN MILLION ELIGIBLE VOTERS DIDN’T VOTE IN 2010.