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Arctic Monkeys & Haim Dominate NME Award Nominations

This year’s NME Awards are dominated by Arctic Monkeys and Haim, respectively with eight and six nominations while Muse feature among the worst bands alongside One Direction. Important names include Queens Of The Stone Age and Biffy Clyro, both with…

John Paul Jones’ Minibus Pimps To Release Debut Album

After being part of supergroup Them Crooked Vultures alongside Queens Of The Stone Age’s frontman Josh Homme and Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl in 2009, Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones is ready for another project: Minibus Pimps. Taking the name…

Mogwai Stream New Album ‘Rave Tapes’

Mogwai’s eighth album, ‘Rave Tapes’, is now available for streaming at The Guardian and will be released on January 20 on Rock Action Records. The album was recorded at the Castle of Doom studio in Glasgow by Paul Savage who…

Belle & Sebastian Sign To Snow Patrols Publishing Label

After eighty albums, Belle and Sebastian leave Sony/ATV and sign to Polar Patrol Publishing, the record label established in 2010 and run by Snow Patrol’s Jonny Quinn, Gary Lightbody and Nathan Connolly. The band are going to release their ninth…

Alex James To Release More Blur Memorabilia

Alex James, former bassist of Blur and cheese connoisseur, has invited yet more ridicule as he releases a themed soft drink. The canned drink, called, wait for it, ‘Britpop’ (we see what you did there Alex…) is the next in…

Paul Weller Announces UK Tour For Summer 2014

Modfather, Paul Weller, is back this summer with a string of UK dates set in spectacular woodland locations spread across the months of June and July. Joining forces once again with the Forestry Commission, Weller will play five Forest Live…

Embrace Announce New Album

Embrace have announced that they are to release their first album in seven years. The album is set for release on 28th April through Cooking Vinyl and will be self-titled. The first single to be released off ‘Embrace’ will be…

Alt-J To Continue Despite Bassist Exit

This weekend seen bassist  Gwil Sainsbury, departing from prestigious  indie rock group Alt-J. Reported by NME earlier today, (13th January) Sainsbury has announced his decision to leave the band as a ‘personal decision’, and will no longer be considered a…