Category : Music news

Trump vs. The Music Industry

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The intertwined relationship between music and politics is one that’s always exacerbated in times of political change. From the prominence of John Lennon’s ‘Give Peace a Chance’ during America’s anti-war movement in the 70’s, through to the growth of hip hop in the 80’s due to Reagan’s administration, music has … Read More

Single Review: Was It Really Worth It? by The Sherlocks

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With their biggest ever tour planned The Sherlocks have everything to prove at the moment. Whilst now should be the time they release their best tune yet, they’ve opted to release a song that has them sounding more like a shit Courteeners tribute band than ever. From the cringe worthy … Read More

Single Review: Fire That Burns by Circa Waves

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‘Fire That Burns’ is a fully fledged adrenalin surging anthem that’s bound to be a hit at the recently announced Reading and Leeds Festivals. Kieran has completed the transformation into despairing heartbroken lead singer as he snarls “I lit the fire” with a passion that he’s never unleashed before. ‘Fire … Read More

Preview: LSR’s The Transmission

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On 9th February, the music team for Leeds Student Radio will take over the Brudenell Social Club to showcase a plethora of their favourite artists. The evening will host some fantastic local Leeds bands, such as Laminate Pet Animal, Team Picture, ENGINE and Necktr. Team Picture and Laminate Pet Animal … Read More

Obituary for William Onyeabor

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William Onyeabor, Nigerian disco pioneer, technicolour wizard and all-round genius has died aged 70. Despite self-releasing eight studio albums in a frenzied seven year burst of creativity into relative obscurity, his influence has lived on, and grown and grown, winning his music plaudits from the likes of Damon Albarn, David … Read More

Preview: Secret Garden Party 2017

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This utopic festival makes its return in 2017, with the line-up sounding bigger and better than ever before. Secret Garden Party announces its theme for 2017 along with the first wave of artists: ‘Sweet Dreams… Are Made of These?’ Expect a wry but waggish look at celebrity culture in the … Read More

Gorillaz take on Trump with new single ‘Hallelujah Money’

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In late 2014, rumours began circulating about a possible Gorillaz return. This seemed to be confirmed in early 2015, when the band’s visual designer and co-creator Jamie Hewlett posted a few new pictures of Gorillaz drawings and artwork on Instagram. Damon Albarn later announced the band would be releasing new music … Read More

Reading & Leeds 2017: headliner preview

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In just 7 months, the most iconic festival in Britain will return! Reading and Leeds has seen the likes of Foo Fighters, Green Day and Radiohead grace its stage, gathering thousands of festival goers every year. Up for best festival of the year by NME, here’s what to expect from … Read More

Ray BLK: winner of BBC Sound of 2017

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With a new year comes promising new talent.  That’s right, the winner of BBC’s Sound of 2017 has been revealed. Drumroll please: Ray BLK is this year’s number one gal and has found success producing stunning R&B melodies, including her album Durt featuring big names such as Wretch 32 and … Read More

Ed Sheeran’s new releases

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Ed Sheeran has always had a penchant for relatable, meaningful and heartfelt, though sometimes overwrought, lyrics and has played with blending more upbeat types of music with the traditional singer-songwriter formula, like the singer-songwriter acoustic rapping in +’s ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ or in x’s ‘Don’t’ and … Read More