Will The Real Slim Shady Please Stand Up: Jedward Shave Their Heads To Raise Money For Irish Cancer Society

Yes! You read it right! Jedward – the Irish twin superstars whose pompadour hairstyles have been a part of their image for as long as there’s been Jedward – just shy of 12 years – now more closely resemble Eminem or Justin Timberlake.

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Jedward Set To Shave Off Iconic Quiffs This Friday In Aid Of Irish Cancer Society

Irish musical duo, Jedward, comprising twins John and Edward Grimes, are known for their music, their two time tilt at the Eurovision trophy, and, in the past year, their elevated social activism on their Twitter account. But there’s one thing that stands out among all others, and is especially useful in describing them – their iconic quiff hairstyles, which at their tallest stood 12 inches, straight up.

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RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL – ‘Song of Co-Aklan’ Sees Microdisney’s Cathal Coughlan Back With A Vengeance On His First Solo Album In 10 Years

Cathal Coughlan has always been one of rock’s outliers. Operating from the fringes, he’s been a wry and frequently abrasive commentator on society and…

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(Re)Introducing The UKs Hottest House Music Act… D:Ream

Reminding you what it means to be alive, Pete Cunnah and Al McKenzie are set to return as D:Ream, after 14 years. 

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METAL MACHINE MUSIC – Sophomore Album ‘On All Fours’ Sees Goat Girl Embracing Electronics

They’re a curious bunch, this Goat Girl band. Named after US comic Bill Hick’s randy Pan-like alter-ego Goat Boy, they’ve adopted their own Punk-ish,…

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Introducing Ekaterine: A New Face For Pop Who Doesn’t Play By The Rules

Paying homage to some of the most outspoken women in previous music history – Avril Lavigne, Katie Melua, Billie Eilish – Georgia-born Ekaterine is the bright new face in pop-rock whose talents have to be heard to be believed.

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LGBT History Month: Loud And Proud!

It’s February, which means it’s LGBTQ+ history month. But, as well as looking backwards at the musicians and artists who have shaped history as openly gay, lesbian and queer spokespeople, it’s important to shine a light on those who are around today, standing loud and proud and making music as part of an underrepresented and marginalised group of people. 

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Allegra and Leona Lewis Is The Duet We Didn’t Know We Needed!

Allegra would love to collaborate with Leona Lewis.

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THE OLD MAN’S BACK AGAIN – Fatima Mansions’ Cathal Coughlan On Politics, The Pandemic And ‘Song Of Co-Aklan’ His First Album In 10 Years

Carving out a reputation as one of indie’s most challenging and erudite lyricists with Microdisney in the ’80s, Cathal Coughlan went and did it all again in…

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EVER HAD THE FEELING YOU’VE BEEN TREATED? Slumdog Director Danny Boyle Signs On To Helm New Sex Pistols TV Series

Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle is to direct a new TV drama, based on the autobiography of Sex Pistols‘ guitarist Steve Jones. Starring Toby Wallace (Babyteeth, Acute…

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Ones To Watch In 2021: aliensdontringdoorbells Meld Pop, Rock, Folk And More…

Let’s just draw a line under 2020 and start again, shall we? It’s safe to say 2020 wasn’t the best year we’ve ever had, but thank god we had some of the best music! One band which really impressed us last year was the fabulously named aliensdontringdoorbells, who are set to take 2021 by storm…

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FIVE YEARS – Duran Duran, Billy Corgan and Ian Hunter To Appear At ‘Just For One Day’ – A Star-Studded Streaming Concert Marking The Fifth Anniversary Of David Bowie’s Passing

Anna Calvi, Duran Duran and Yungblud are among the latest artists to be added to the stellar bill of a live streaming show celebrating the…

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Steps Announce New Dates For What The Future Holds 2021 Tour

Three years after they staged one of the most successful comebacks of the decade, enduring British pop legends Steps – aka H, Claire, Faye, Lee and Lisa – return once again with their sixth album, What the Future Holds, out 27th November, via BMG, and a huge arena tour across the UK and Ireland in November / December 2021. Announced earlier in the Autumn, tickets to the What The Future Holds 2021 Tour have been selling fast, leading them to today announce four extra shows including a second date at London’s The O2.

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Zoe Scott Announces #DanceTheWaveofLove Campaign!

Her album, ‘Shades of Love’ – 12 classics reimagined to a Bossa Nova beat – was just the tonic we were crying out for when Zoe Scott dropped it earlier in the year. Produced by ten-time Grammy, two-time Emmy-winning Moogie Canazio, it hit all the right notes. 

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READ ALL ABOUT IT – New Book Tells The Story Of The Front Page, The Tiny Nightclub That Brought Legendary Live Music To Carlisle

A Few months ago I reviewed a book by Paul Talling which heralded London’s Lost Music Venues. An exercise in nostalgia, Talling’s work also underlined…

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CONCEPTUAL ART – Professor And The Madman Resurrect Prog-Rock On New Album ‘Seance’

Professor and the Madman are not a band you could accuse of lacking ambition. Seance, their fourth album and second to feature the much…

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Ones to Watch: President Street

During the global pandemic and stop-start lockdowns people gravity to forms of escapism and familiarity. One form of entertainment that ticks those boxes is music, and one pop outfit you should watch out for, is President Street.

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ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM “DETROIT STORIES” – A HOMAGE TO HIS HOMETOWN

Alice Cooper announces the release of his brand new studio album “Detroit Stories” today, out on February 26, 2021 on earMUSIC. Fans will get a first taste of the upcoming album this Friday, November 13, when the first song “Rock ‘n’ Roll” will be available everywhere.

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The Vamps Partner With Movember In Epic Cycle Challenge To Raise Funds And Awareness For Men’s Health 

James McVey and Brad Simpson of The Vamps are tackling an epic cycling challenge on the 22nd November to raise funds for leading men’s health charity, Movember.

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CONJURING THE SPIRIT OF THE PAST- Professor And The Madman’s Sean Elliott On The Quartet’s New 1970s-Inspired Concept Album ‘Seance’

Though mostly written and recorded before the waking nightmare we’ve come to know as 2020, Professor and the Madman’s new album seems oddly prescient….

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