Music / LORE by Elder – review

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It has been four years since Elder’s last album, the excellent Dead Roots Stirring. This follow up carries on with the Massachusetts trios endlessly inventive ability to meld heavy rock, psych melodies and a stoner vibe into sonic landscapes that suck you in like a black hole. They make the accepted notions of song structure… Read more »

Music / Vinyl News: Another chance to get the Wicker Man soundtrack

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Back in 2013 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the cult horror film The Wicker Man, Studio Canal released a new cut of the film along with a limited edition poster, vinyl soundtrack and T-shirt. The artwork for these was created by Richie Beckett, an illustrator based in South Wales. Beckett works in pen and… Read more »

Music / Video: Iggy Pop to feature on guitar legend Hotei’s new single

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TOMOYASU HOTEI (pronounced “hoe-tay”) is an artist who boasts a stellar career spanning more than three decades. Best known around the world for his original song, ‘Battle Without Honor Or Humanity’, instantly recognisable as the theme from Quentin Tarantino’s film Kill Bill, Hotei (GQ Japan’s ‘Man Of The Year’ for 2014) has sold over 40… Read more »

Music / BBC Proms 2015: Friday 17 July – Saturday 12 September 2015

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Sir Mark Elder joins TV presenter line-up for world’s largest broadcast classical music festival Conductor Sir Mark Elder curates BBC Four Sunday symphony series with Katie Derham as part of regular Proms broadcasts on Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays on BBC Four Every Prom broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and online in HD sound Six… Read more »

Music / Sufjan Stevens announces European tour

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Sufjan Stevens latest album Carrie & Lowell is a heartfelt set of intimate songs prompted by the death of his mother. “I was recording songs as a means of grieving, making sense of it,” he told David Eggers in an interview for the Guardian. Sufjan Stevens’ European tour dates 2015 August: 28 Dublin, Helix 29… Read more »

Music / Record Store Day highlights

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Record Store Day has once again been a huge success, a new generation has caught onto its charms and has been lapping up all of the limited edition goodies. Here is a selection from the UK and US… Dave Grohl was this years RSD Ambassador and the Foo Fighters produced a unique record for the… Read more »

Music / Record Store Day UK

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Have you been queuing since dawn? Are you getting down to your nearest independent Record Store to show your support for the independent sector? If you are, very well done indeed, if not redeem yourselves by ordering some RSDUK special releases from one of those lovely record shops. They are all detailed on the Record… Read more »

Music / Final bands announced for 2000trees Festival

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2000 trees festival

‘The best place to discover your new favourite band’ 9-11 July 2015, Upcote Farm, near Cheltenham, GLOS. GL54 4BL The final raft of bands has been revealed for the 2000trees Festival, as organisers confirm they expect the event to sell out. Joining the likes of Deaf Havana, Alkaline Trio, Idlewild, We Are The Ocean, The… Read more »