Music

LISTEN: SAMPHA SHARES NEW TRACK ‘TIMMY’S PRAYER’

Sampha has made a formidable name for himself over the past five or six years as largely a collaborative artist. The South London singer-producer is probably most well known as the lender of those creamy pipes on tracks from SBTRKT, Katy B,... read more

LISTEN: TEGAN AND SARA PREMIERE NEW SONG ‘STOP DESIRE’

Canadian pop duo Tegan and Sara have shared yet another taste from their upcoming album Love You To Death, set to be released on 8 June. ‘Stop Desire’ is the fourth track to be previewed from the album, following a string of tracks (‘U-Turn’, ‘Boyfriend,’ and ‘100X’) that have been dropping fairly regularly over the past six weeks.

The latest track, which premiered... read more

RADIOHEAD ACCUSED OF BREACHING COPYRIGHT

Radiohead have been accused of breaching copyright with the video for their single ‘Burn The Witch.’

The video, taken from new album A Moon Shaped Pool, drew immediate comparisons with the stop-motion children’s animation series Trumpton that aired for one series on the BBC in 1967. But rather than evoking a pastoral idyll, Radiohead’s video gives the... read more

OASIS DOCUMENTARY TITLE & RELEASE DATE REVEALED

Supernova has been announced as the title to the upcoming documentary about British rock band Oasis, after the band’s 1994 debut single of the same name. The feature length film is set to hit cinemas in October this year.

Directed by Mat Whitecross, the documentary will also see Asif Kapadia and James Gay Rees – director and producer, respectively, of last year’s Oscar-winning Amy Winehouse documentary Amy – in production roles. The team were allegedly... read more

CHVRCHES RELEASE NEW SONG FOR UPCOMING VIDEO GAME

Less than a year since the release of their last album, Every Open Eye, Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches have unveiled brand new music – this time to feature in an upcoming video game.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is an open-world action-adventure game... read more

CHANCE THE RAPPER DROPS ‘NO PROBLEM’ FT. LIL WAYNE & 2 CHAINZ

Music bloggers and next-biggest-thing-in-hip-hop speculators rejoice: Chance the Rapper’s hugely anticipated third mixtape, Chance 3, is dropping today. To whet appetites, Chance has released ‘No Problem’: a collaborative rap track that sees him joining forces with none other than Lil Wayne and 2 Chainz.

Premiering on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show earlier this morning, ‘No Problem’... read more

PET SHOP BOYS REVEAL NEW VIDEO FOR ‘TWENTY-SOMETHING’

Few artists in recent decades have been as inventive as the Pet Shop Boys when it comes to music videos, with the duo’s latest effort typically engrossing – and decidedly topical.

The new video for ‘Twenty-Something’ offers a fairly scathing critique of the US’ justice system. A young gang member is released from prison and after reuniting with his young family, attempts to find a job and make a legitimate living, only to be repeatedly rebuffed and driven back to gang... read more

NICHOLAS ALLBROOK OF POND & TAME IMPALA DROPS NEW SOLO TRACK

Perth singer-songwriter Nicholas Allbrook, otherwise known as the frontman of psych-heavies Pond and former bassist for Tame Impala, has released brand new music under his own name.

The track is titled ‘A Fool There Was’ and marks the second taste from Allbrook’s upcoming sophomore album Pure Gardiya, slated for a 27 May release. A couple of months ago, Allbrook shared the video to the album’s first single, ‘Advance’, which looked and sounded something like a pop ballad... read more

M.I.A. TEMPTED TO LEAK HER NEW ALBUM

MIA has said she wants to leak her upcoming new album, which is apparently finished and in the mixing stage.

Speaking via Periscope, the British-Sri Lankan rapper confirmed that the new record’s release is imminent and that the follow-up to 2013’s Matangi will not be titled Matahdatah, as previously believed, with the title still to be decided on. She has also previewed a new track, ‘Finally,’ and said that leaking the album is her preferred means of release.

“I... read more

LAURYN HILL’S LATE SHOW ANGERS FANS

Lauryn Hill has angered fans by arriving on stage more than two hours late at a show in Atlanta, with the former Fugees singer later explaining that the reason for her sloppy timekeeping was that she was “aligning her energy with the time.”

Hill finally appeared at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Friday night at 10:20pm, nearly two and a half hours after she was due to start. The venue’s 11pm curfew meant she only performed for 40 minutes.

The ensuing apology came via Hill’s... read more