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WATCH :: Sigrid performs ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ in LA

There is no one killing Sigrid’s vibe right now. After three killer gigs at The Great Escape festival in Brighton, the elite Norwegian popstar flew to LA where she performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Sigrid’s arrival has been nothing short of extraordinary. From the tiny town of Ålesund in Norway, but with a colossal mind, attitude and voice, Sigrid’s debut single Don’t Kill My Vibe is one of the biggest breakout songs of 2017.

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TOUR :: Banks {Europe, October 2017}

After a world tour that included a sold out show at London’s Roundhouse, and an impressive performance at Coachella – Banks has announced a European tour starting October 2017.

It’s been less than a year since Banks released her impeccable sophomore album The Altar, and already we’ve had surprise single Crowded PlacesLast week via Instagram, the singer teased more new music is on its way.

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LISTEN :: Muse – Dig Down

Reading and Leeds Festival headliners Muse have released their brand new single ‘Dig Down’.

The track focuses on the themes of unity and survival – fighting for what’s right when your back’s against the wall. The video for the single features model Lauren Wasser, who fought against the odds after losing her leg after contracting toxic shock syndrome.

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TOUR :: The National {UK, September 2017}

The National have shared their new single, ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’, while also announcing a world tour that includes new UK and Ireland live dates. Get tickets.

The band are releasing their new album ‘Sleep Well Beast’ on September 8 via 4AD – their first full-length album since 2013’s ‘Trouble Will Find Me’.

Matt Berninger of The National. Credit: Getty

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TOUR :: PVRIS {UK, November 2017}

Alt-rock band PVRIS announce a huge UK and European tour commencing in November, as they return to the stage ahead of their long-awaited sophomore record.

After becoming the hottest name in emerging rock with the release of debut album ‘White Noise’ in 2014, their electro-infused anthems have continued to resonate with fans eager for their next chapter.

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TOUR :: London Grammar {UK, Oct 2017}

London Grammar have a busy summer ahead, playing festivals across the world including Glastonbury, Parklife, Lollapalooza, Electric Picnic and more.

To celebrate the release of their second studio album ‘Truth Is A Beautiful Thing’ on June 9th, London Grammar have announced a headline tour commencing this October in Leeds.

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TOUR :: The Charlatans {UK, Nov/Dec 2017}

The Charlatans’ tour kicks off at Nottingham’s Rock City on November 29th the band play eleven dates in total, taking in Brixton Academy on December 9th before finishing in Belfast on the 11th.

The band, Mark Collins on guitar, Martin Blunt on bass, Tim Burgess vocals and Tony Rogers on keyboards – joined by The Verve’s Pete Salisbury on drums.

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LISTEN :: Lana Del Rey – ‘Coachella, Woodstock In My Mind’

Last month, on her way home from Coachella, Lana Del Rey wrote a song of the same name, previewing the track on her Instagram with an explanation.

“I’m not gonna lie I had complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount,” Lana wrote. “I just wanted to share this in hopes that one individual’s hope and prayer for peace might contribute to the possibility of it in the long run.”

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LISTEN :: Nick Murphy – Missing Link {EP}

Melbourne vocalist and producer Nick Murphy, formerly known as Chet Faker, has returned with five-track EP ‘Missing Link’. The opening track and lead single, ‘Your Time’, is produced by non other than Montreal-raised artist Kaytranada.

Murphy has also announced a string of US, Europe and Australian tour dates including Troxy in London on December 5th, and Manchester Albert Hall on Dec 3rd. Stream ‘Missing Link’ below.

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LISTEN :: Sigrid – Don’t Kill My Vibe {Jack Garratt Remix}

Your vibe attracts your tribe. Norwegian breakout artist Sigrid has enlisted British multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt to rework her debut single Don’t Kill My Vibe.

An example of his cleverly crafted production style, Jack’s uptempo rendition flaunts an eclectic bass-line and fuzzy piano chords, underpinning Sigrid’s emotive vocal performance.


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LISTEN :: Chase & Status, Blossoms – This Moment

2017 is the year of unexpected collaborations. First we had Linkin Park teaming up with Stormzy and Pusha T on ‘Good Goodbye’, this week it’s the turn of London dance duo Chase & Status and Stockport guitar band Blossoms.

The track, co-written by both bands, features Blossoms’ frontman Tom Ogden on lead vocals, with the track performed and produced by Chase and Status and Blossoms. ‘This Moment’ is the result of a chance meeting of the two groups in the studio.

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WATCH :: Miles from Kinshasa – Fireworks

Born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and raised in the UK, Miles from Kinshasa is a South London-based singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer making a style of music he calls Rumba-pop.

On Fireworks we experience Rumba-pop as smooth, relevant alternative electro-pop awash with soul. We hear the South London creator singing about a search for inner-peace.

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LISTEN :: Clean Cut Kid – Felt

From humble beginnings to embracing their limitations, Liverpool’s finest fuzz pop four piece Clean Cut Kid today release their debut album Felt. And it’s a belter.

Clean Cut Kid’s first six singles Pick Me UpVitamin C, Runaway, We Used To Be In Love, Make Believe and Leaving You Behind introduced a band brimming with unshakeable hooks and full of imagination. Their debut album demands your attention from first second to last.

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LISTEN :: Flume – Hyperreal {feat. KUČKA}

Sydney-born producer Flume released the second part of his Skin Companion EP series back in February. To celebrate the release of the project’s vinyl edition, Flume has dropped a dazzling new bonus track with frequent collaborator KUČKA.

Hyperreal is classic Flume. Dark and alluring electronica made for warehouse dance-floors and outdoor festival stages. Flume plays Reading and Leeds festival this summer in a UK festival exclusive.

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Gorillaz Announce Humanz Tour 2017, tickets on sale

Following the launch of Demon Dayz, their very own sold out Margate music festival, Gorillaz announce a new set of UK tour dates for later this year. Taking in Brighton, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and London, Gorillaz tour will celebrate the band’s fifth studio album, ‘Humanz’.

Tickets for Gorillaz highly-anticipated ‘Humanz’ tour go on sale at 9am on Friday (5th May) via Ticketmaster. The band recently made a live appearance on US TV, performing Let Me Out with Pusha T.

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LISTEN :: Bruno Major – A Song for Every Moon {Playlist}

Introducing new artist Bruno Major, who has been writing, producing and recording one-song-a-month for the past 6 months. Bruno is a “must-see” among emerging acts performing at Bushstock and Latitude this summer.

Heavy of both melody and emotion, Fair-Weather Friend is the latest and most sultry of Bruno Major’s monthly releases. It is a lights-off, late-night ode to lost-love.

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LISTEN :: salute – Light Up {feat. Liv Dawson}

Rising producer salute has returned with brand single Light Up, featuring Liv Dawson. The blissful track sees salute combine his songwriting & production skills with Liv Dawson’s silky, soulful vocals to stunning effect.

Light Up is another fine example of salute’s instinctive skill at combining soulful melodies & intricate instrumentals to create unique, genre blurring electronica.

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Harry Styles Live On Tour 2017 UK Tour Dates

Harry Styles has announced his first solo world tour for late 2017. Harry Styles Live On Tour includes four UK dates, including shows at Manchester O2 Apollo, Glasgow SEC Armadillo and two nights at London Eventim Apollo.

Harry Styles’ self-titled debut album will be released globally on Friday May 12. The 10-track album features lead single Sign of the Times. The album was executive produced by Jeff Bhasker, Alex Salibian, Tyler Johnson and Kid Harpoon.

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WATCH :: Bonobo – Bambro Koyo Ganda

Bonobo has shared a video for the new single Bambro Koyo Ganda, an expansive track from Migration featuring vocals from Moroccan by-way-of New York City band Innov Gnawa.

Perhaps more than any other tune on the album, Bambro sonically embodies what Migration is – a journey through cultural and locational displacement and the strange familiarity that inevitably surfaces out of transient life.

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WATCH :: Haim – Right Now

Rumours have been floating around for a while, but Haim have finally dropped a new track and announced the release of their sophomore album Something To Tell You in July.

Right Now is the first track from the new album. The accompanying video is directed by Paul Thomas Anderson and has got us super excited for the return of Haim this festival season.

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