The (Barclaycard) Mercury Prize 2013 – Foals, Villagers and Arctic Monkeys.

The Mercury Prize is just around the corner, stick your neck out and you might even catch a glimpse of it in the distance. This of course means a few things: journalists will question the relevance of the prize; artists will question the relevance of the prize and the lay-folk will question the relevance of [...]

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March Madness – March in Review

I'm going to avoid any disingenuous attempt at linking the Stateside March basketball spree and the music world's busy March period. Instead, let's dive straight into it. March really was a big month in  the musical calendar of 2013: featuring releases from anxiously awaited debuting bands; the return of a few old favourites and of [...]

2013: What’s Got Us Excited?

Let's face it, the return of Bowie has bust 2013's potential wide open, nobody's quite sure what to expect. And now news has filtered through from across the pond that Seattle Radio Station 107.7 The End are claiming to have The Strokes' latest, not-yet-released, single. Atop of that Joy Formidable's forthcoming album is looking, well, [...]