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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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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K R A F T W E R K Announce New Coloured Vinyl LP Reissues of the 2009 Remasters: Available From 9 October On Parlophone Records

Following the recent announcement of Kraftwerk’s 3-D The Catalogue (Dolby Atmos Surround Mix) and 5 German language studio albums (Trans Europa Express, Die Mensch-Maschine, Computerwelt, Techno Pop and The Mix) being made available to stream for the very first time, Parlophone Records have confirmed that the 2009 UK and German vinyl 12345678 Catalogue remasters are to be made available as limited edition, individual heavyweight LPs, most of which have never been pressed on coloured vinyl before.

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Steps Return With Brand New Album, 14 Date Arena Tour And New Single What The Future Holds

Three years after they staged the UK’s most successful comeback of the decade, enduring pop legends Steps – aka Claire, Faye, H, Lee and Lisa – return once again with their new album, ‘What The Future Holds’, to be released on November 27th 2020 and the sure-to-be epic, What The Future Holds 2021 Tour, starting in Sheffield on November 2nd 2021.

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Smiling Sessions Kick Off Series 2 With KT Tunstall

Back in June we introduced you to The Smiling Sessions, a group run by a non profit organisation, who go into community centres for the elderly each week, where they host sing-a-longs for the residents and members. During the lockdown period, The Smiling Sessions certainly didn’t let their mates down, and instead went fully-virtual, with celebrities popping by to lead the sessions online.

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GREGORY PORTER ANNOUNCES THE #ALLRISEAWARDS!

Following the release of his stunning new album ‘All Rise’ last Friday, Gregory Porter is due to launch a new initiative to thank his fans, their friends, colleagues and families who have stepped up during the pandemic to perform acts of human kindness.

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Filled With Wonder: #Jedward Announce New Music Video For ‘Teenage Runaway’ Along With Polaroid Package

Not content to merely be the Voice Of Reason for Ireland (if not the rest of the world), Jedward today announced that they will be releasing the next single from their 2019 album, ‘Voice Of A Rebel’, on September 18.

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#11YearsOfJedward: We Celebrate Eleven Years Of The Extraordinary Irish Artists

To last ten years in the fickle industry that is the music business, you earn the right to call yourself a star. To go beyond that you start heading into a different solar system. Irish duo Jedward, John and Edward Grimes, today transcend the bounds of the Milky Way as they mark 11 years since they first headed down the road to becoming household names.

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James Bourne Announces Release Of Debut Solo Album, ‘Safe Journey Home’

Set for release on October 23, ‘Safe Journey Home’ is the debut album from James Bourne, best known as the rhythm guitarist, keyboardist, and co-vocalist from Busted, and lead singer of Son Of Dork. The album is preceded by the single, ‘Everyone Is My Friend’, and the lyric video can be seen here.

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Kris James’ ‘Naive’ Hits The Top 10!

This past week has seen yet another Kris James tune climb its way up the charts. The latest single by Kris James, ‘Naive’, has recently sneaked its way into the Music Week top 10.

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