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21 Savage Surrenders To Police On What His Lawyer Says Are ICE-Related Charges

During Super Bowl weekend in 2019, ICE agents arrested 21 Savage in Atlanta. Savage, whose real name is Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph, was born in the UK, and he came to Atlanta with his family as a child. Savage’s lawyers claimed that he’d applied for a new visa in 2017 and that the process was ongoing. He was released on bond nine days after his arrest. Yesterday, Savage turned himself into authorities on charges of drug and weapon possession stemming from that 2019 arrest, and he was released on ...
Tags: Music, UK, News, Atlanta, Savage, 21 Savage, Shayaa Bin Abraham Joseph, Savage in Atlanta Savage


Memoria: The Most Consequential Release Date In Alt-Rock Was 30 Years Ago Today

You could make a case that the ’90s started for real on Sept. 24, 1991. Thirty years ago today several landmark albums hit stores, releases that would define how the decade sounded and felt and would continue to influence rock music and pop culture at large. This truly stacked release date — coupled with the previous day in the UK (albums dropped on Mondays, not Tuesdays, there in the ’90s) — saw the arrival of Nevermind by Nirvana, Blood Sugar Sex Magik by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Trompe Le Monde...
Tags: Music, UK, Nirvana, Primal Scream, Sounding Board, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Soundgarden, Pixies, Nevermind, Badmotorfinger, Screamadelica, Nirvana Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Red Hot Chili Peppers Trompe Le Monde


Indie pop star Connie Constance: ‘People play with your career as if it’s not your entire life’

She was on a major label, hanging out with Dua Lipa – but being sidelined behind the scenes. Now independent and thriving, the UK musician has a cautionary tale for women in the music industryThe pandemic temporarily spelled game over for emerging pop stars: who could compete for headlines and livestreams with the likes of Dua Lipa? For Connie Constance, it stalled a career she had only just jump-started. A few months earlier, the Watford-born songwriter broke ties with AMF, then an imprint of V...
Tags: Music, UK, London, US, Los Angeles, Music Industry, Culture, Pop and rock, Indie, Watford, Sims, AMF, Dua Lipa, Connie Constance, Constance Power, George Floyd Marcus Rashford


Lou Roy – “Valkyrie” (Prod. Illuminati Hotties)

Lou Roy is a singer-songwriter from the LA suburb of Topanga Canyon. “Valkyrie,” her first single for UK label Balloon Machine, was produced by Sarah Tudzin of Illuminati Hotties and inspired by the chaos of Las Vegas and, per her own description, “female figures in Norse mythology who ride horses through the sky with big, long swords and are very sick.” Lou Roy sings, “Ride with me, Valkyrie/ Slay all those fuckers that have hurt you in the past.” The song exists at the intersection of folksy i...
Tags: Music, UK, La, Roy, Las Vegas, New Music, Illuminati Hotties, Sarah Tudzin, Lou Roy, Topanga Canyon Valkyrie


Disclosure – “Observer Effect”

Last month, Disclosure went through one of their dealios where they release a new song every day for a week and the UK brother duo are not done yet. Next month, they’re releasing a DJ-Kicks mix that’ll include two new tracks of their own. Today, they’re sharing one of those, a song called “Observer Effect.”
Tags: Music, UK, New Music, Disclosure


The Weeknd, Nicolas Jaar, & Frank Dukes Sued For Allegedly Ripping Off “Call Out My Name”

Suniel Fox and Henry Strange have become the latest musicians to accuse the Weeknd of ripping them off, joining the likes of Yeasayer, , and some UK blokes.
Tags: Music, UK, News, The Weeknd, Yeasayer, Henry Strange, Nicolas Jaar, Frank Dukes, Suniel Fox


Sex Education: Aimee Lou Wood spricht über sexuellen Missbrauch ihrer Rolle

Triggerwarnung: Der folgende Artikel enthält potentiell verstörende Geschichten von sexuellem Missbrauch. Der folgende Artikel enthält keine Spoiler zu Staffel 3 von Netflix’ Sex Education. Sex Education hat schon immer versucht, verschiedene Facetten von Sex und Selbstfindung zu beleuchten – sowohl im Guten als auch im Schlechten. Und in ihrer dritten Staffel, die seit letzter Woche auf Netflix zu sehen ist, setzt sich die Serie mit einer Storyline rund um sexuellen Missbrauch ausei...
Tags: Fashion, Music, UK, Australia, Netflix, Aimee, Welt, Mann, Rolle, Umgang, Laurie Nunn, Therapie, Staffel, Aimee Lou Wood, Ehre, Sex Education Sex Education


Cabaret Voltaire’s Richard H. Kirk Dead At 65

Richard H. Kirk, co-founder of the pioneering UK industrial group Cabaret Voltaire, has died. News of Kirk’s death comes from Cabaret Voltaire’s publicist, and no cause of death has been reported. Kirk was 65.
Tags: Music, UK, News, Kirk, Cabaret Voltaire, Voltaire, Richard H. Kirk, Richard H Kirk Dead


Lone – “Realise”

Next month, Matt Cutler, the UK producer who goes by the name Lone, will release Always Inside Your Head, his first new album in five years. We’ve already posted the early tracks “Hidden By Horizons” and “Mouth Of God,” and both of them are bangers. Now, Cutler has also shared the hazy, twinkly new track “Realise.”
Tags: Music, UK, New Music, Cutler, Matt Cutler, Lone, Mouth Of God


The 10 Best Genesis Songs

Abacab, the 11th studio album by UK prog/pop legends Genesis, turns 40 tomorrow. Nursery Cryme, the band’s first album with drummer Phil Collins and guitarist Steve Hackett, turns 50 in November. Meanwhile, the band’s SECOND reunion tour begins in the UK Sept. 20, with US dates to follow in November (fingers crossed!). Their drummer for the tour is Phil Collins’ son Nic, who wasn’t even alive when his father last wrote original material for the band 30 years ago.
Tags: Music, UK, US, Genesis, 10 Best Songs, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford


Ed Sheeran announces stadium tour for 2022

Singer-songwriter will play 12 UK dates, including three at Wembley Stadium, plus 15 more across EuropeFollowing his ÷ tour, which ran from 2017 to 2019 and became the highest-grossing tour of all time, Ed Sheeran is returning to the live stage in a series of stadium shows for 2022.Beginning 12 May in Belfast, he will play 12 concerts in the UK, travelling to Cardiff, Sunderland, Manchester and Glasgow, and ending with three nights at Wembley Stadium in London. Fifteen further dates straddle 11 ...
Tags: Europe, Music, UK, London, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Ed Sheeran, Wembley Stadium, Glasgow, Belfast, Europe Continue, Cardiff Sunderland Manchester


Stream Pa Salieu’s New EP Afrikan Rebel

Last year, the Gambian-born UK rapper Pa Salieu released his deeply impressive debut mixtape Send Them To Coventry. Salieu’s ascent was quick and dramatic. He started out recording in his friend’s home studio, and he released his first single a few months after being shot in the head. In the time since that first mixtape came out Salieu has collaborated with slowthai, Protje, and Popcaan. Salieu also made a dramatic American TV debut on The Tonight Show earlier this year. He’s made a name for hi...
Tags: Music, UK, New Music, Zlatan, Tay Iwar, Pa Salieu, Salieu, Obonjayar, Popcaan Salieu


Elton John in ‘considerable pain’ after fall, reschedules UK tour

Star will have operation on hip injury, and will move 22 arena dates to April 2023Elton John has announced he recently suffered an injury in a fall, and has postponed numerous UK tour dates as he recovers.In a statement, he said: Continue reading...
Tags: Music, UK, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Elton John, John


Church Girls – “Basement”

The charged-up and melodic Philly indie band Church Girls announced their signing to the great UK record label Big Scary Monsters last month with the released of their single “Separated.” This week they’re back with another new song and details on their new album.
Tags: Music, UK, New Music, Philly, Church Girls


Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” Anime Music Video Exudes Nostalgia

Negligible UK musician Dua Lipa recently released an anime music video for her song “Levitating”, the production boasting some phenomenal visuals as it pays tribute to the style of early era anime and bound to have individuals reminiscing. The animation itself was handled by NOSTALOOK and Yu Tsubaki served as creative director, meanwhile, Kenta Orisaka […]
Tags: Music, UK, Dancing, Anime, Retro, Dua Lipa, Image Gallery, MV, NOSTALOOK, Yu Tsubaki, Kenta Orisaka


Yebba Is The Real Deal

You could be forgiven for assuming Yebba is British. The singer born Abbey Smith — her stage name is Abbey backwards — is working in a hip-hop-adjacent retro soul realm that, in the 21st century, has been dominated by English singers like Amy Winehouse, Duffy, and Adele. One listen to “Boomerang,” the most decidedly Winehouse-esque throwback on Yebba’s debut album Dawn, is enough to clue you in to Back To Black producer Mark Ronson’s involvement. But no, Yebba is not from the UK. She’s from Arka...
Tags: Music, UK, Cma Awards, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Friends, Future, The Beatles, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Arkansas, Ariana Grande, Chris Martin, Mark Ronson, Coldplay, Demi Lovato


‘I knew I was pushing buttons’: Kacey Musgraves on breaking country music taboos

She’s already broken out of Nashville to become an unconventional pop superstar. Now she’s stretching the limits of country again – with the help of psychedelics and a four-poster bed in her studioIt is mid-morning in Nashville and Kacey Musgraves is padding around her new home, looking in the fridge and checking on her dogs while she talks. She moved in in April, after spending a year having it renovated. From what I can see on Zoom, the results of her renovations are exceptionally tasteful, in...
Tags: Music, UK, Kacey Musgraves, Taylor Swift, US, Country, Glen Campbell, Atlanta, Culture, Nashville, Musgraves, Dixie -RSB- Chicks


Arlo Parks Wins 2021 Mercury Prize

Arlo Parks has been announced as the winner of the 2021 Mercury Prize, awarded annually to one outstanding album from the UK or Ireland. The London singer-songwriter won for her debut album Collapsed In Sunbeams, which came out in January, and she performed its track “Too Good” during the award ceremony.
Tags: Music, UK, London, News, Ireland, Mercury Prize, Arlo Parks


Yard Act – “The Overload”

Yard Act are amongst the wordy, agitated post-punk bands the UK has been supplying us in abundance. After an intriguing run of early singles like “Peanuts” and “Dark Days,” the Leeds combo has signed to Island Records for their debut album, out early next year. It’s called The Overload, and its title track is out now.
Tags: Music, UK, Leeds, New Music, Yard Act


Easy Ways to Fasten Up Your Divorce Process in the U.K.

“Those who divorce aren’t necessarily the most unhappy, just those neatly able to believe their misery is caused by one other person.” -Alain de Botton   It’s an unhappy phase to end a relationship you began with making merry. But it’s wise to leave those paths forever when the circumstances are unfavorable, and there is no scope to bring things back on track. Rather than living together and developing grudges, it’s wise to part your ways and look upon the positive side of life. However, the j...
Tags: UK, Relationships, Divorce, Jazz, U K, United Kingdoms


Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding Dead At 39

Sarah Harding, from the UK pop group Girls Aloud, has died at 39. Last year, she revealed that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer. Her death was announced in an Instagram post from Harding’s mother Marie.
Tags: Music, UK, News, Harding, Sarah Harding, Girls Aloud


Sarah Harding, singer with Girls Aloud, dies aged 39 from breast cancer

Bringing charisma to the hugely successful band, Harding was diagnosed in August 2020 and wrote a memoir during her illnessThe pop singer and TV personality Sarah Harding, who had 21 UK Top 10 singles as a member of Girls Aloud, has died aged 39 from breast cancer.In a post on Instagram, Harding’s mother Marie said: “It’s with deep heartbreak that today I’m sharing the news that my beautiful daughter Sarah has sadly passed away. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Reality TV, UK, Television, Musicals, Theatre, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock, Television & radio, Stage, Sarah, Harding, Marie, Sarah Harding, Girls Aloud


Abba singles race to top of streaming charts in comeback triumph

Swedish pop band shows cross-generational appeal amassing 5.5m likes on TikTok since 1 SeptemberTwo singles released from Abba’s first album in 40 years have raced to the top of the streaming charts, in a comeback that has generated praise and excitement among fans who remember the original releases and a new younger audience.The first two singles from Abba’s forthcoming album, to be released on 5 November, were in first and third place on YouTube’s trending rankings in 12 countries on Friday, i...
Tags: Music, UK, Technology, Youtube, UK News, Culture, Britain, Abba, Tiktok


BBC Radio 1 is going Out Out with live music party

BBC Radio 1 is hosting a free party with live music to celebrate the return of the night out, with AJ Tracey, Joel Corry, Sam Fender, Griff and Biffy Clyro the first acts to be named. Radio 1’s Out Out! Live will be free with the exception of a booking fee, and tickets will be distributed to young people across the UK. Hosted by the Radio 1 DJ family, the three-hour show will take place at The SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday 16 October 2021, with highlights broadcast later on Radio 1, 1Xtra, B...
Tags: Music, UK, Bbc, Radio, BBC Radio, Griff, Wembley Arena, SSE Arena Wembley, Biffy Clyro, Station News, Bbc Radio 1, Sam Fender, Joel Corry, Lorna Clarke, BBC Sounds BBC, AJ Tracey Joel Corry Sam Fender Griff


Confusion reigns in UK music due to vaccine passports and event insurance

Boris Johnson’s statement that a double vaccine dose would be required to enter music venues is in doubt, and criticism is mounting around insurance for Covid cancellationsDespite the return of gigs and festivals, the UK live music industry is still full of uncertainty due to a lack of clarification from the government about vaccine passports and an events insurance scheme that’s been described by some major concert promoters as unfit for purpose.In July, Boris Johnson said that by the end of Se...
Tags: Business, Music, UK, UK News, Music Industry, Culture, Festivals, Music Festivals, Boris Johnson, Sajid Javid, Coronavirus


Is Elaine Mitchener Britain’s Boldest Vocalist?

Mitchener is “a vocalist (arguably the UK’s boldest operatic voice), movement artist (‘dancer’ isn’t quite right) and composer whose work cuts across music, theatre, dance, art and research. Her power is in her ability to generate intense collective empathy in a room.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, Music, UK, Britain, Mitchener, Elaine Mitchener, 08.20.21


What is a Spotify Marquee campaign?

Image Credit: Spotify Find out how to book a Spotify ads campaign using Spotify’s Marquee marketing tool, to put your new music in front of the listeners most likely to stream it. Spotify’s Marquee promotional tool targets listeners with pop-up ads to show new music to the fans most likely to stream the new release. Marquee is designed not to target anyone who’s already listened to the track, but work out who is the most likely to click on the ad based on their listening history. S...
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Lone – “Mouth Of God”

Matt Cutler, the UK DJ and producer who makes music under the name Lone, is releasing the new album Always Inside Your Head in October. His first LP in five years and his first for new label Greco Roman, Always Inside Your Head was inspired in large part by Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine — influences borne out on the hazy drift of lead single “Hidden By Horizons,” a collaboration featuring vocals from the British singer Morgane Diet. But new song “Mouth Of God,” out today, is once again a...
Tags: Music, UK, New Music, Cocteau Twins, Matt Cutler, Lone


Church Girls – “Separated”

The Philly quartet Church Girls play a catchy, urgently revved-up hybrid of indie rock and pop-punk. As of recently, they do it for the great UK label Big Scary Monsters in addition to their American label home Anchor Eighty Four Records. They’ve released a new single today called “Separated” that’s worth your time if you like the idea of Chumped with more Hold Steady energy.
Tags: Music, UK, New Music, Philly, Church Girls


Rolo Tomassi – “Cloaked”

Rolo Tomassi back up in this motherfucker! The formerly UK-based, now trans-Atlantic progressive hardcore powerhouse have not released new music since 2018’s world-wrecking Time Will Die And Love Will Bury It — one of those albums that artfully blends the screamy and dreamy, and one of that year’s absolute best. Last year they let us know they’d parted ways with their former label due to serious allegations against its founder. Now they’re launching a new album rollout for a new label.
Tags: Music, UK, Atlantic, New Music, Rolo Tomassi



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