U2 and Yoko Ono team up to encourage new talent

U2 and Yoko Ono team up to encourage new talent







Aspiring singers, song writers and music composers are gaining a considerable step on the ladder to success due to the combined efforts of John Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono and rock luminaries U2. In 2012, rock icons U2 donated an estimated EUR 5m from their tour profits to fund Music Generation, a five year educational programme set to help young aspirants to realise their dream of becoming a part of the music industry. Continue reading

Gabriel Stebbing; life after Metronomy

Gabriel Stebbing life after Metronomy

Gabriel Stebbing life after Metronomy







Imagine leaving your band for a solo venture, then days later seen the band that you left behind getting their breakthrough. This is the story of Gabriel Stebbing, the front man for Night Works and the former bass/keys man in the thoughtful, but wonky electro-pop merchants Metronomy. Continue reading

Evalt Music Festival coming to the Isle of Man



The Evalt Music Festival 2013 has been scheduled to take place on April 24th of 2013 at 8pm on the Isle of Man. The festival will be held at Villa Marina, Royal Hall with tickets available for £25.50. The Evalt Festival is being brought to the Isle by Manx Radio and A List State Productions. Continue reading

Sir Bobby Robson – A Celebration charity music event









Valentine’s Day or the 14th of February will see a limited amount of tickets available for the Sir Bobby Robson concert. The tickets will be sold starting the 14th of February at exactly 10 in the morning. Continue reading

First acts announced for Glastonbury






The first act for Glastonbury, the legendary music festival, has officially been announced by the Guardian. Rokia Traore the Malian singer will open the music fest. Also unique is the fact that every day of the festival will be opened with bands and other singers that are from the violence plagued country of Mali.

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Alt-J takes on One Direction in a battle at the Brits





Alt-J, the highly acclaimed indie rock band are competing against top boyband One Direction at the 2013 Brit Awards after the nominations were announced last Thursday. The band are leading the field and have a trio of nominations for the showpiece event in the UK music industry. Alt-J, who won the prestigious Mercury Prize for An Awesome Wave, their debut album, are a 4 piece who met in 2007 at Leeds University and now have their base in Cambridge. Continue reading

The Secret Garden Party announces new monthly night event

The popular watering hole, The Secret Garden Party, has recently let on that a new event featuring a partnership with MEATliquor will be the hottest thing in January 2013. The event, aptly called The Raiders of the Last Tube, will introduce pen pushers and office workers to the benefits of partying, eating, drinking, and dancing without missing the last tube and getting a good night’s sleep. Continue reading

Feature on Emil Lager








The name Emil Lager may not be one of those that is instantly recognisable, but that all could be about to change. This talented young Swede is both a musician and an actor, and if you have seen the Martin Scorcese blockbuster Hugo and though that the guy who played Django had more than a passing resemblance to heart throb Johnny Depp, that was Emil Lager. Continue reading

Noel Gallagher in the US







Not that long ago, Noel Gallagher was viewed as a rock and roll demigod and had the imperious swagger to match. His then band Oasis were in process of selling 70m records, and creating around double that number of press headlines in the UK. Noel and Liam, his younger brother, were the faces of the band, and their quotability factor made them darlings of the media, though mainly for the wrong reasons. Continue reading

Who will walk away with the coveted Mercury prize for 2012?






Thursday the 1st of November is the date when the winner of the Mercury prize for 2012 will be announced and as always, it is a keenly fought competition between industry stalwarts and relative newcomers. The prize recognises the best album of the year, and when the nominations were announced in September the betting began in earnest. Continue reading