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TOUR :: The Wombats {UK, March 2018}

The Wombats have announced a tour across the UK & Ireland in March 2018! Pre-sale opens on Wednesday 9am and tickets go on general sale next Friday 17th November at 9am here.

The band have also announced full details of their fourth studio album, ‘Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life’, due for release this February 9th 2018. Listen to brand new single ‘Lemon To A Knife Fight’ below.

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LIVE :: The Vaccines {Alexandra Palace 14.04.18}

The Vaccines have announced a huge headline show at Alexandra Palace in London on Saturday April 14 2018. Tickets are on sale now. This is the second time the British band have headlined the 10,000 capacity venue.

The show follows the release of their critically acclaimed album English Graffiti, released on Columbia Records in 2015. The Vaccines have also shared news of their fourth studio album, which will be released early 2018.

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TOUR :: Tom Misch {UK, March 2018}

After smashing the festival circuit in 2017, Tom Misch has announced a headline tour for March 2018 – tickets on sale here. Tom’s highly anticipated debut album ‘Geography’ via his own label Beyond The Groove is due April 6th.

The first track to be lifted from the album is ‘Movie’, a melodic ode to romance written by Tom and his long-term collaborator Carmody, and featuring guest vocals at the start by Tom’s sister Polly Misch. Listen below.

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Creamfields presents Steel Yard 2018 w Tiesto + Above & Beyond

Details have been announced for two headline London events on Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th May 2018, taking place at Creamfields Steel Yard structure at Finsbury Park.

Headlining on Saturday is Above & Beyond, with Tiesto topping the bill on Sunday. More acts TBA. Tickets go on sale this Thursday 9th November via Ticketmaster.

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LISTEN :: AWOLNATION – Seven Sticks of Dynamite

AWOLNATION have announced the release of their third studio album, Here Come The Runts, on February 2, 2018. For those of you who want to slow dance with a rabbit down a hole, listen to the band’s latest release, Seven Sticks of Dynamite, below.

With this record I really wanted to make a rock n’ roll/pop album.” says Bruno. “And I say ‘pop’ how I grew up listening to it, in the sense of Dire Straits orBorn In The U.S.A or The Cars or Tom Petty.

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WATCH :: Bicep – Glue

Belfast-born, and London-based duo Bicep breezed through festival season 2017, with their set becoming the highlight for many at events such as Primavera Sound, Parklife, Glastonbury and more.

Inspired by the song’s homage to the rave era, Bicep have shared the video for ‘Glue’ by Joe Wilson. It is a series of landscapes which revisit the sites once brought alive by now infamous raves but today sit desolate and empty, retreating back to their former state with little to show of their impact they had on UK music culture.

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TOUR :: Sam Smith {UK, March / April 2018}

Sam Smith has announced his 2018 UK Arena Tour – on sale via Ticketmaster. Commencing in Sheffield, the UK leg of his tour will include dates in Newcastle, Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin and Birmingham, concluding with two dates in London’s The O2.

Sam gave us a taste of the new album during a series of intimate shows in London, New York, Los Angeles and Berlin in September. His highly anticipated sophomore album, The Thrill Of It All, is due for release worldwide on the 3rd of November via Capitol Records.

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MOBO Awards 2017 :: Nominees Announced

2017 marks the 22nd anniversary of the MOBOs and there is a huge focus on the UK’s thriving hip-hop, grime and rap scenes.

See the nominations list for the MOBO Awards 2017 in full below. The awards ceremony will be held in Leeds at the First Direct Arena on 29th November and will be broadcast LIVE on ITV2 and repeated in full on ITV.

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TOUR :: Rejjie Snow {UK, Feb/March 2018}

Rejjie Snow has announced his biggest UK headline tour to date. Kicking off in February 2018, the tour includes a show at London’s Roundhouse. Pre-sale begins 9am Tuesday 3 October, and general sale from 9am Thursday 5 October via Ticketmaster.

Rejjie Snow has rhymed since he was just a kid in Dublin. Snow’s latest effort, Virgo (feat. Pell), uses mellow vibes giving off a Kid Cudi vibe. Listen below.

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TOUR :: Anne-Marie {UK, March 2018}

Anne-Marie has announced a UK headline tour for March 2018. Marking her biggest headline shows to date, the tour will include a show at London’s Roundhouse on March 22. Pre-sale begins on Wednesday 4 October at 10am, with general sale commencing at 10am on Friday 6 October via Ticketmaster.

Anne-Marie’s tour news closely follows the release of her new single ‘Heavy’ (listen below). ‘Heavy’ is the third single from Anne-Marie’s highly anticipated debut album, release date TBA.

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LISTEN :: Ritual & 6LACK – Drown The Lovers

Ahead of their ‘No Escape Out Of Time’ project release on Friday, RITUAL have hooked up with ATL fast riser 6LACK for a rework of their single, ‘Drown The Lovers’.

A collaboration born out of mutual respect, the union came about when RITUAL posted a cover of 6LACK’s ‘ Loyal’ online, and the artists have been in touch ever since. Adding his own vibe to the original, 6LACK places a new slant on the single. Listen below.

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Win a Pair of Tickets To James Arthur UK Arena Tour 2017

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After returning with his single Say You Won’t Let Go, James Arthur’s comeback shows no sign of slowing down. Now he returns with the announcement of his first arena tour, and we have a pair of tickets to give away!

Kicking off in Leeds on the 16th November 2017, Ella Henderson will support James Arthur on all dates as listed below.

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TOUR :: Alvvays {UK, February 2018}

To coincide with the release of their album Antisocialites, Alvvays have announced a UK tour for February 2018. The tour includes six dates, culminating in the band’s biggest UK headline performance at Roundhouse, London on Friday 23rd February. Tickets on sale here.

The tour follows a run of UK headline and festival dates to celebrate the release of Antisocialites, including a sold-out album launch at London’s Koko, and an appearance at End Of The Road Festival.

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LISTEN :: Lorde – Homemade Dynamite ft. SZA, Khalid & Post Malone

‘All the broken glass sparkling, I guess we’re partying…’ Melodrama set the tone for festival season 2017 – Lorde’s dark pop music and cutting lyrics introducing us to a familiar world, of intense highs and romanticised lows, in the heat of the summer.

Melodrama’s third single; co-written by the brilliant Tove Lo, has now been reworked with Khalid, SZA and Post Malone. Each artist has offered their own chapter in the story of Homemade Dynamite – but the essence of the original remains.

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TOUR :: Imagine Dragons {UK, February/March 2018}

Known for their energetic live shows, which has seen them play festival sets to massive crowds including Glastonbury, Reading and Leeds, Big Weekend and more, Imagine Dragons have announced 5 UK & Ireland arena dates for 2018. Tickets available via Ticketmaster. 

Imagine Dragons 2018 headline tour includes 5 UK & Eire arena dates, including a show at the O2 Arena in London on 28th February, and Manchester Arena on March 3rd.

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Credit: BBC

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TOUR :: Stereophonics {UK, February / March 2018}

One of Britain’s best festival bands Stereophonics will embark on a major UK arena tour in February 2018 after the release of their new album ‘Scream Above The Sounds’. Tickets on sale here.

Twenty years after their debut ‘Word Gets Around’; Stereophonics tenth studio album released on October 27th via Parlophone Records follows ‘Keep The Village Alive’ which went straight to #1 in 2015.

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TOUR :: Jessie Ware {UK, March 2018}

Off the back of celebrating her return with four sold out nights at Islington Assembly Hall in London, Jessie Ware has announced details of her 2018 headline tour which takes place throughout the U.K. in March. Tickets go on sale next Thursday (21st September) via Ticketmaster.

An exact release date for Jessie’s highly anticipated third studio album ‘Glasshouse’ is still TBA. Last night (13th September), the Londoner blessed us with her third track from the album. Pure and honest, ‘Alone’ is a song about craving intimacy and alone time with the person you love the most. Listen below.

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TOUR :: Sigrid {UK, March 2018}

In the past six months, Sigrid has gone from unknown to the most exceptional breakout star of 2017. With a defining debut Glastonbury performance, US TV appearances and two sold out Scala headlines in September, Sigrid’s arrival has been nothing short of extraordinary.

Taken from her debut Don’t Kill My Vibe EP, Plot Twist is another defiant anthem, twisting through melodic highs and expansive production. Watch the official video below.

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