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Indie Rock Musician Louise Aubrie Teases ‘Antonio’ Album with New ‘Ours’ Single Featuring Andy Woodard and Boz Boorer

The title is inspired by a line from the Jacques Brel song 'La Chanson De Jacky': "Même si on m'appelle Antonio" - "My name would be Antonio". It's a brilliant fantastical song about fame being fleeting, and imagining how life might be in the future: being washed up, reflecting on the glory days!

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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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 reasons why Reading and Leeds Festival 2015 will rock!

It’s one of the biggest festivals in the United Kingdom outside of Glastonbury, often regarded as the closer to the summer season of music weekenders in the country and always, ALWAYS has a diverse range of acts on show, yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s Reading and Leeds festival and here’s why it will rule again...

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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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6 Hottest Acts of Reading & Leeds Festival 2014

Renowned for its alternative picks and styles, the Reading & Leeds Festival has allowed thousands of young people to celebrate the end of their summers for decades now. But as the festival becomes increasingly diverse with its rap and dance stages, such does its variety of acts on offer; but just who were 2014’s stars?...

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Scroobius Pip & Dan le Sac rock and roll in one of their last-ever gigs (3/5/14)

Marketed as the penultimate-ever venue gig between the two artists, a throng of a few hundred Scroobius Pip and Dan le Sac fans packed the Rescue Rooms, Nottingham to see their heroes bring the house down. And they certainly matched expectations! Dan and Scroob have always been a mysterious, yet perfect pairing, a strong compliment...

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Public Service Broadcasting rock Leicester O2 Academy (16/4/14)

Public Service Broadcasting are a hard duo to describe; one part electro, one part rock, one part old-timey samples, the Brits are a unique act that’s for sure. Having not been massively into their recorded material to-date, I went over to Leicester’s O2 Academy full of skepticism, not sure whether I’d be disappointed or very...

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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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Bombay Bicycle Club stun fans with new album and live tour double

UK indie-folk band Bombay Bicycle Club returned with their fourth album at the beginning of February to great critical acclaim, as they expanded their intriguing, folky sound to encompass new electronic instruments into the mixture, and the general result is that they are more popular and great than ever. The electronic and rough and tumble...

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6 Most Anticipated Music Releases of 2014 (July-December)

Here’s the second chapter in a look at 2014’s releases… Lana Del Rey Yet another ‘marmite’ artist, the jury is still out for me on Lana del Rey. I do find her voice amazing at times, but it is slightly numbing that her belated success has only come after a re-branding process that saw her...

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10 Artists You MUST Hear This Fall

As we draw into the latter stages of 2013 (how quickly has it gone by the way?!), let’s take a look at some traditional big-hitters, and some newer artists that may be catching you by surprise this autumn… San Cisco A band I first saw in Spring of this year, supporting the strange, indie stylings...

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