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Live: Leefest 2014

 (Simon Jay Price)When you live in South London, Kent or Surrey, one of the nicest things to do a Friday evening in the summertime is to pop up to Highams Hill Farm and make a visit to LeeFest.  The site is undoubtedly at its best. The hay bales are fresh The Wondersands beach has freshly raked sand, the tea yurts are cool, the bars are fully stocked and you wont get hid in the head by a flying Frisbee. This is a…

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Video: Sinéad O’Connor. Take Me To Church.

Video: Sinéad O’Connor. Take Me To Church.

Sinéad O’Connor will release her brand new single ‘Take Me To Church’ as the first single to be lifted from her new album ‘I’m Not Bossy, I’m The Boss’. The album will be released via Nettwerk Records on August 11th 2014.

The artwork for ‘Take Me To Church’ features Sinead looking as amazing as she sounds and follows on from the…

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Video: Röyksopp & Robyn: Do It Again.

Video: Röyksopp & Robyn: Do It Again.

The video for ‘Do It Again’ was shot in Mexico by award-winning Danish filmmaker Martin de Thurah. The short film is called ‘Our Hearts’ Desires’ and is set in an unspecified era where a revolution is in the making. It tells the story of desire, ecstasy and forbidden love. Says de Thurah, “‘Do It Again’ feels like it’s an…

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Rock Media: Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary.

Rock Media: Ron Howard to Direct Beatles Documentary.

Apple Corps Ltd., White Horse Pictures and Imagine Entertainment have announced they will produce a new authorized documentary for Apple, based on the first part of The Beatles’ career — the touring years. The film will be directed by Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard and will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. White…

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Video: Mark Lanegan. Sad Lover.

Video: Mark Lanegan. Sad Lover.

Summer/Autumn 2014 sees the return of MARK LANEGAN BAND who today announce the release of both a new EP and studio album on Flooded Soil / Heavenly Recordings. Kicking off proceedings will be the release of the EP No Bells On Sunday which will be available on limited edition vinyl only on 25th August. This will be followed by the release of a new studio album entitled Phantom Radio in the Autumn.…

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Interview: Steve Hackett. Part 2.

Interview: Steve Hackett. Part 2.

It was a pleasure to interview Steve Hackett on July 1st. His memory is as sharp as a tack and he offered insights into the roots of how some of these Genesis songs came together, citing classical influences such as Ottorino Respighi, an Italian composer who in 1899 went to Russia to be principal violinist in the Orchestra of the Imperial Theatre in St Petersburg. Steve Hackett has opened up…

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Live: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Live: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

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Live: Grace Jones @ Hop Farm Music Festival

Live: Grace Jones @ Hop Farm Music Festival

It was Hop Farm’s first year without Vince’s Power behind the promoting, but a quirky family orientated approach supplied by Neil Butkeraitis’ new organisation and plenty of festival charm and great headliners in Grace Jones, Brian Wilson and Ray Davies

Echo & The Bunnymen @ LOTF (Simon Jay Price)

Echo and the Bunnymen, the Lightning Seeds, former Beautiful South frontman Paul Heaton, 10cc and Eliza Doolittle kicked off a cloudy Friday…

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Festival: Black Sabbath @ BST

Festival: Black Sabbath @ BST

Black Sabbath at BST in Hyde Park, London, on 4 July 2014 (Imelda Michalczyk)

Black Sabbath at BST in Hyde Park, London, on 4 July 2014 (Imelda Michalczyk)

“This is a rock and roll song,’ croaks Motorhead’s frontman Lemmy. ‘You like rock and roll, don’t you?” It’s one question that hardly needs asking, with today’s British Summer Time day festival themed entirely to appeal to a heavy rock audience. Still, always good to check the crowd are on the same page – though,…

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Festival: Jabberwocky.

Brought to you by industry powerhouses ATP, Pitchfork & Primavera, Jabberwocky Festival announces even more names for its already unparalleled lineup.

Hailing from Australia but based in beautiful Reykjavík, Iceland Ben Frost’s compositions are simultaneously unforgiving, heavy and alluring. Embracing minimalism and electronica as much as punk and metal, Ben Frost’s sound is an intensely physical…

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