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Glasgow urged to mark anniversaries of Optimo and Sub Club
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Glasgow urged to mark anniversaries of Optimo and Sub Club

Glasgow city council has been urged to recognise the anniversaries of two major clubs in the city this year. READ MORE: Music venues and nightclubs “on the brink of collapse” and demand immediate” government action Sub Club will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2022, while Optimo’s club night will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. A local councillor has asked the city council and its cultural branch to celebrate the anniversaries by giving the public opportunities to learn about the city’s electronic and club scene. Councillor Jon Molyneux said (via Glasgow Live): “These businesses have helped Glasgow establish an enduring national and international reputation for producing and enjoying high quality electronic, house, and techno music. CREDIT: Getty Images “Council recognises...
Dr Dre is in the studio with ‘Donda 2’ co-writer Fat Money
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Dr Dre is in the studio with ‘Donda 2’ co-writer Fat Money

Dr Dre has been pictured in the studio with Fat Money, the co-writer of Kanye West‘s latest album ‘Donda 2‘. READ MORE: Dr. Dre’s ‘The Chronic’: A 4/20 deep dive into the album that changed hip-hop forever The veteran rapper and entrepreneur is seen posing alongside the songwriter in images shared over the last week. It comes as rumours continue to swirl around a possible release of Dre’s much-delayed album ‘Detox’, which was first announced in 2002 but hasn’t materialised to this date. “I love the fuck out my job,” Fat Money wrote on Instagram on Monday (April 11) alongside a few photos of Dre and himself in the studio. Last Thursday (April 7) he shared other images with the caption: “The Young Man w/ the Dr… Don’t nobody move.” View this post on Instagram ...
Listen to Just Mustard’s dreamy new single, ‘Mirrors’
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Listen to Just Mustard’s dreamy new single, ‘Mirrors’

Just Mustard have shared a new track today (April 13) – listen to ‘Mirrors’ below. READ MORE: Just Mustard live at SXSW: no wonder The Cure are fans The track is taken from their upcoming second album, ‘Heart Under’, which is released on May 27 via Partisan and can be pre-ordered here. It follows on from previous single releases, ‘Still’ and ‘I Am You’. Guitarist and ‘Mirrors’ co-vocalist David Noonan said of the single: “‘Mirrors’ was one of the final songs to be written for Heart Under, the lyrics and music arrived together in what felt like one moment and we wanted to keep the feeling of one thought or moment constant throughout the song”. Check out the new track here: ‘Heart Under’ was recorded at Attica Studios in rural Donegal with additional recording and post-production completed ...
Indie music continues to surge with fourth year of growth
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Indie music continues to surge with fourth year of growth

Analysis from the BPI – the UK association of independent and major record labels – has shown that independently released music has had its fourth consecutive year of growth. READ MORE: The Greatest Indie Labels Of All Time The new figures were released via the the BPI All About The Music 2022 yearbook today (April 13). The publication is distributed free to BPI members but can also be purchased and viewed here. Figures reveal that the collective share of music consumption from independent labels including Dirty Hit, Partisan and PIAS was now at 26.9 per cent, up from 25.9 per cent in 2020 and 22.1 per cent in 2017. Indie label shares of artist album sales also grew in two years across every format, from 30.4 per cent in 2019 to 34.2 per cent in 2021. Music released on independent labels o...
Built To Spill announce first new album in seven years, ‘When The Wind Forgets Your Name’
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Built To Spill announce first new album in seven years, ‘When The Wind Forgets Your Name’

Built To Spill have shared details of their first album in seven years, ‘When The Wind Forgets Your Name’ alongside the release of new single, ‘Gonna Lose’, and tour dates – buy tickets here. READ MORE: Built to Spill deliver a masterclass of grunge escapism at rare UK outing The Idaho band’s last album was 2015’s ‘Untethered Moon’. ‘When The Wind Forgets Your Name’, the group’s first release through Sub Pop, arrives on September 9. ‘Gonna Lose’ is the first taste of the band’s new record, which is accompanied by a psychedelic animated video directed by Jordan Minkoff and animated by him and Lee McClure. Watch it below. Per Pitchfork, the album was produced by the band’s guitarist/lead vocalist Doug Martsch, who also mixed the album with Lê Almeida, João Casaes and Josh Lewis. The collabo...
Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman announces memoir ‘None Of This Rocks’
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Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman announces memoir ‘None Of This Rocks’

Fall Out Boy guitarist and co-founder Joe Trohman has revealed that he’s releasing a new memoir this autumn. READ MORE: “These songs feel bigger than our band”: how Fall Out Boy’s ‘From Under The Cork Tree’ inspired a generation The book, titled None Of This Rocks, will explore Trohman’s youth and evolution into a musician. It’s described as being “unlike any [memoir] you’ve ever read.” A synopsis of the book (via Waterstones) reads: “None Of This Rocks is a memoir by Joe Trohman – lead guitarist and co-founder of Fall Out Boy – that reads like a double album full of revealing stories from his youth and his experiences of modern rock and roll stardom. “With wit and wisdom, and maybe a little bit of whining, Trohman grapples with depression, his mother’s brain cancer, antisemitism, pills, p...
Stormzy, Björk, Phoebe Bridgers and more for Montreux Jazz Festival
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Stormzy, Björk, Phoebe Bridgers and more for Montreux Jazz Festival

Switzerland’s Montreux Jazz Festival has announced its 2022 line-up, featuring Stormzy, Björk, Phoebe Bridgers and more. The festival will run from July 1-16 on the shores of Lake Geneva, and feature an all-new layout for 2022. As well as its usual two venues – the Auditorium Stravinski and the Montreux Jazz Lab – the festival will reveal its “beating heart” in the form of a Lake House venue. A press release explains: “This large three-story residence will play host to ten enthralling rooms, each offering a unique experience. Open 24 hours a day, the public will be able to wander freely, enjoying unique experiences ranging from the musical, visual, educational or technological. With bars and lounges on each floor, this large house will be a perfect place to enjoy the festival in a lively a...
Björk plays a scary seeress in ‘The Northman’ exclusive clip
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Björk plays a scary seeress in ‘The Northman’ exclusive clip

A new clip of Björk in The Northman has just been shared exclusively with NME – take a look above to watch it. The musician and actor stars in Robert Eggers’ viking epic as a whispering Seeress predicting the future of Alexander Skarsgård’s Amleth. The film follows Amleth as he seeks revenge for the murder of his father, played by Ethan Hawke, and aims to save his mother Queen Gudrún, played by Nicole Kidman. Anya Taylor-Joy also stars in the film as Olga, alongside Claes Bang as Fjölnir, Amleth’s uncle, and Willem Dafoe as Heimir the Fool. Eggers co-wrote the screenplay for The Northman with the Icelandic poet Sjón, who has previously collaborated with Björk on the songs ‘Jóga’, ‘Cosmogony’, ‘Oceania’, and others. The filmmaker had previously directed The Lighthouse, starring Robert Patti...
Brix Smith unveils new band for tour with Public Image Ltd
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Brix Smith unveils new band for tour with Public Image Ltd

Brix Smith has announced details of a tour with Public Image Ltd, for which she’ll be joined by an all new band. READ MORE: Brix Smith at the BandLab NME Awards 2022: Liam Gallagher’s free gig for NHS workers “was absolutely fantastic” The musician, who has been a member of The Fall and a host of other punk bands across her decades in music, will play a series of shows in June alongside John Lydon’s PiL. At the shows, she will launch an all-new, all-female band announced recently, including My Bloody Valentine‘s Deb Googe and Jen Macro – on bass and keys/guitar respectively – alongside Vas Antoniadou (drums) and Ros Cairney (guitar). “It’s time for me to stand up and put my head above the parapet, put my money where my mouth is, having been a strong woman in the music industry for however ...
Listen to Alfie Templeman’s soaring new song ‘Colour Me Blue’
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Listen to Alfie Templeman’s soaring new song ‘Colour Me Blue’

Alfie Templeman has today (April 13) shared a new song – listen to ‘Colour Me Blue’ below. READ MORE: Alfie Templeman announces debut album ‘Mellow Moon’: “It’s a place to get away from anxieties” It’s taken from his upcoming debut album, ‘Mellow Moon’, which is set for release on May 27 via Chess Club Records/AWAL. It follows on from, ‘Leaving Today’, which arrived earlier this month, and the previously released cuts ‘Broken’ and ‘3D Feelings’, the latter of which was produced by Will Bloomfield and The Vaccines’ frontman Justin Young. Speaking about the new track, which he co-produced with Kieran Shudall from Circa Waves, Templeman said: “‘Colour Me Blue’ is a love song about that wave rushing through you that you feel when you fall in love”. Templeman is about to wrap up a run of shows...
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