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We Watched All Three Gorillaz ‘Song Machine’ Livestream Concerts; Here’s What Happened

How could we not? The UK livestream site LIVENow streamed the three-performance “Live from Kong Studios” special on December 12-13 (corresponding with different timezones around the world) and it offered an “around the world” experience where fans got to see all three performances and, for over-observant critics like the one typing these words, compare them....

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Gorillaz New ‘Song Machine’ Series Merges Worlds and It’s Not Fair [Videos]

It was a hard blow for Gorillaz fans to sustain when, after their last album The Now Now, the creators of the wildly popular Gorillaz said there would likely not be any more releases from the cartoon band for ten years. We all hoped it was a bluff, and luckily it was. Enter: Song Machine. Gorillaz wouldn’t be...

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Young Derbyshire band aiming to be next bright act from the East Midlands

The East Midlands is a pretty fruitful region in terms of music nowadays. Leicester has Kasabian, Nottingham Jake Bugg, Indiana and Sleaford Mods, but Derby? Not a lot comes from Derby. That’s not to say there isn’t a thriving music culture in the city, one of 2015’s biggest breakthrough act Slaves put part of their...

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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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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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