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“They’re at the peak of their powers” – Dirty Hit’s Jamie Oborne tells us about the future of The 1975 and what’s next for the label

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The 1975's label boss Jamie Oborne has given some insight into the band's highly ambitious plans for the future, as well as discussing his other artists and what it takes to get signed to Dirty Hit. This week it was announced that The 1975 had renewed their contract with their label for another three albums – including the upcoming ‘Notes On...

A rummage through the bulging stocking of 2018’s Christmas cover versions

Blossoms – 'Wonderful Christmastime' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTUYdCmbM1o Who did the original? Paul McCartney recorded the Chrimbo perennial  in 1979. What’s it like? Cool Like Yule! Stockport's Blossoms are no slouches when it comes to spreading festive cheer – they’ve covered ‘Last Christmas’ live for yonks, even during summer. Accompanied by an Instagram comic strip, this hews scrupulously to the synths 'n' sleigh bells original,...

Pale Waves kick off the festive season with cover of Wham!’s ‘Last Christmas’

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Pale Waves have sparked an early beginning to the festive season by releasing their own cover of Wham!'s 'Last Christmas'. The Manchester band have recorded their own take on the track for Spotify's Singles series, but it's a world away from George Michael's trademark festive delivery. Instead, it sees Pale Waves bringing their own brand of synth-heavy goth pop, providing an...

The 1975 tackle recent controversies in new video for ‘Love It If We Made It’ and announce new tour dates

The 1975 have shared a new video and announced a huge North American tour featuring Pale Waves and No Rome in 2019. Read more: The 1975’s third album: Release date, tour dates and everything we know so far The clip for 'Love It If We Made It', which you can watch below, features images of recent controversies surrounding figures such as Harvey Weinstein...

Get to know Healywave – the scene indebted to The 1975’s signature sound

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    There's a wave of indie-pop that, if you listen hard enough, you can hear in the air as lovingly-curated 'BBQ VIBEZ 2K18' playlists are given their first outings, floating from garden-to-garden on a cloud of sausage scented smoke. And it's headed up, whether your dad likes it or not, by fingers-in-a-socket-haired pop icon Matty Healy - frontman of The...

Watch Pale Waves put their own spin on a Dua Lipa hit in the Live Lounge

Pale Waves covered Dua Lipa in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge earlier today (September 18). Buy Pale Waves tickets here The Manchester band released their debut album 'My Mind Makes Noises' last week (September 14). In a four-star review, NME said: "It’s the perfect record to summarise the band’s rise from Manchester’s little secret to one of the most...

Pale Waves – ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ review

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Pale Waves’ debut album packs a whole lotta love. ‘My Mind Makes Noises’ is an album that obsesses over break-ups and make-ups, as well as dizzy affairs and their bitter fallouts – purposefully telling the story from all different angles. It’s the perfect record to summarise the band's rise from Manchester’s little secret to one of the most adored...

The 1975 announce huge UK arena tour – here’s how to get tickets

The 1975 have announced details of a huge UK arena tour for 2019. Check out full dates and ticket details below. MORE: The 1975’s third album: Release date, tour dates and everything we know so far The Manchester group will hit the road next January for shows at some of the country's biggest venues - including London's O2 Arena. Support...

The Big Read – Pale Waves, American gothic

Over the past year, Pale Waves have set themselves up as the UK’s premier makers of heartbreak pop. As they prepare to unleash their debut album ‘My Mind Makes Noises’, Thomas Smith meets them in the spiritual home state of the lovelorn teen movie, Illinois, to hear about how their passion for each other translates to their music – and why Heather Baron-Gracie would die for her bandmates.

Pale Waves announce details of their debut album ‘My Mind Makes Noises’

Pale Waves have today (July 24) announced details of their debut album, 'My Mind Makes Noises', which will be released on Friday 14 September Buy tickets to see Pale Waves To accompany news of the debut, the Manchester quartet have also unveiled a new song, 'Eighteen' which you can listen to below. https://open.spotify.com/track/4YS98AfejXRpLy7owsES79 The album will feature the singles ‘There’s A Honey’, ‘Television Romance'...