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What Indie Bands Don’t Understand About Branding On Social Media

Branding on social media is crucial to your bands success – it’s just a pity that so few bands understand what it is and how to do it well. While it might seem initially easy to put together your brand on a social media page, it’s clearly a lot more complicated than it looks since...

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New look indie legends Bloc Party return with fresh line-up, songs and tour dates

Ten years after their debut LP, “Silent Alarm”, shook up the indie rock world, Bloc Party have returned, with a new look, new songs and a batch of tour dates to fit. With past members Matt Tong and Gordon Moakes having left in 2013 and 2015 respectively, and rumours of the band having recorded a...

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Reading & Leeds Festivals 2015 Preview

It’s that time of year again, when the summer is gently coming to a close, and the entirety of the UK nation prepares for the August Bank Holiday; a time otherwise known as Reading & Leeds festival start date.  Let’s take a look at the highlights of this year’s festivals… Leeds Friday/Reading Sunday Friday’s offering...

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7 of 2015’s best LPs

2015 has been a blast for music thus far, with some iconic moments and performances, here’s some of the year’s choice LP’s thus far… Kendrick Lamar: To Pimp a Butterfly Kendrick Lamar might be dangerously close to becoming hip-hop’s next global superstar. His third LP, To Pimp A Butterfly goes above and beyond what was expected of the...

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Tramlines Festival Preview 2015

Say the word ‘festival’ and you might think of vast green fields with a clump of stages, crumpled cans of apple cider and a pulsating, never-ending soundtrack for a weekend of fun. Well one of a new wave of festivals, city festivals to be precise, is upcoming, from July 24th-26th Tramlines Festival in Sheffield, UK....

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Independent Industry Figures: Bob Lugowe of Relapse Records

Independent Industry Figures is a weekly column at IMP where we interview music industry figures to try to better understand what they’re all about. With each installment we try and get a sense of what it means to make a living in the music industry and how people can get involved. After all – what...

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Y Not Festival, a UK festival on the rise

There’s a small festival in the heart of rural Derbyshire, England that is growing into something truly special. Y Not is said festival, a weekender that celebrates its 10th birthday this year and promises to be deliver diverse, exhilarating performances. The line-up has always been fairly eclectic in Matlock, with past headliners including British grime...

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The 7 Most Anticipated Albums of 2015

We’re already a quarter of the way through the year, where does the time go really?! More and more of the new material that has been promised by a bunch of musicians, some established, some fresh on the scene, is dropping. We’ve already had albums from the likes of Drake, Kendrick Lamar and Death Grips...

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Top 7 Songs of 2015 So Far

As a three months for music, 2015 has contributed lots to the zeitgeist; between Kanye ‘jokingly’ attempting to take Beck’s Grammy from him, to Kanye’s Brit Awards performance being heavily censored and Kanye’s…you get the picture. While the infamous rapper might just feature on this mini-countdown (I’ll keep you in suspense for just a little...

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Interview with Piqued Jacks

I recently had the chance to sit down with pop-rock luminaries Piqued Jacks. In our twenty minute interview I found these young Italians to be fun rock and rollers who really know what they’re on about. In the interview we discuss their lives and music in depth, getting a better grasp at what defines the...

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6 bands that are about to put Indie & Rock music back on the map

After years of being on the decline and deemed to ‘never return’, both indie and rock music are having a bit of a revival at the moment. It’s down to the work of a realm of, mainly newcomers, that are determined to bring the brash, hard side of rock n roll back. Let’s see what...

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7 of the Best Bands at Reading & Leeds 2014

Probably the most favoured festivals of the UK’s youth; Reading and Leeds 2014 have just announced a sizeable chunk of the bands on offer for this summer’s shindig. Here’s a look at a select few of those bands and artists… 1. Metronomy Their fourth album, ‘Love Letters’, has just been released to critical acclaim, and with...

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