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Kraftwerk add further dates to 2022 North American tour
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Kraftwerk add further dates to 2022 North American tour

Kraftwerk have added further dates to their upcoming 2022 North American tour – you can see the new dates below and buy tickets here. READ MORE: Kraftwerk: Every album ranked in order of greatness The German electronic pioneers are set to kick-off the North American leg of their renowned ‘3D Tour’ in May, starting in St. Louis on May 27 and finishing in Vancouver on July 10. Following the tour’s initial announcement, Kraftwerk have now announced an expanded itinerary that includes the addition of new shows in New Brunswick, NJ; New Haven, CT; and Bentonville, AK. Tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale Friday (April 1) here. You can see the full list of tour dates below. MAY 2022 27 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant 29 – Cleveland, OH @ Connor Palace JUNE 2022 1 – State Theatre, Minne...
Remy Ma on Doja Cat’s music:  “I Don’t Think She’s a Rapper”
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Remy Ma on Doja Cat’s music: “I Don’t Think She’s a Rapper”

Remy Ma has shared that she doesn’t consider Doja Cat to be a rapper. She also said that she doesn’t agree with the genre-bending artist – who has been nominated for eight Grammys at this year’s ceremony – receiving nods in the rap category. “I don’t think she’s a rapper. Let’s be clear with that,” Remy Ma told N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN on the Drink Champs podcast. “They put her in the rapper category, I don’t think she’s a rapper. But she makes dope records, and I think she’s dope.” .@RealRemyMa shares her thoughts on @DojaCat during a discussion on the Drink Champs podcast. pic.twitter.com/p2tCotb9jD — The Female Rap Room (@girlsinrap) March 26, 2022 Meanwhile, Doja Cat, whose real name is Amala Dlamini, has recently reiterated her plans to quit music. This comes after she originally told ...
Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse steps away from live duties
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Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse steps away from live duties

Deep Purple‘s Steve Morse has announced that he will be temporarily stepping away from live duties with the band. READ MORE: Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan: “Young artists should upset the previous generation and clear the decks” The legendary rockers were back on stage in February, where they kicked off their 2022 dates with three shows in Florida. They’re due to head to Europe in May, June and July, with dates at festivals including Hellfest in France and Stimmen Festival in Germany. In a statement posted on Facebook, the band confirmed that Morse will be taking a break, with Simon McBride replacing the guitarist for any upcoming dates. Morse also added his own statement, revealing that he is stepping back to care for his wife, who is unwell. “Today, Deep Purple announce that, due to a family ...
She & Him announce 2022 Brian Wilson tribute tour
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She & Him announce 2022 Brian Wilson tribute tour

She & Him have announced thier ‘Melt Away Tour: A Tribute To Brian Wilson’, which kicks off this summer – tickets are available here. READ MORE: The 12 greatest albums about Los Angeles, California The duo, comprising M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel, will play original songs from their six-album catalogue as well as classics written by the Beach Boys’ founder. The 11-date trip kicks off in Denver, Colorado on June 13 with stops in Utah, California, Oregon, Washington, and Vancouver. The tour makes a stop in Los Angeles on June 25, before its final September stop in Vienna, Virginia. See the full list of dates below. She & Him’s most recent tour was for their holiday albums, ‘A Very She & Him Chrismas’ and ‘Christmas Party’ in 2019. They also released new music in 2018, when they sh...
UK music fans urged to buy live gig tickets before midnight ahead of VAT increase
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UK music fans urged to buy live gig tickets before midnight ahead of VAT increase

Music fans are being urged to buy gig tickets before midnight to avoid the VAT tax hike on concert and live event ticket prices. READ MORE: No wonder Jacob Rees-Mogg hasn’t read NME: the Tories don’t care about saving UK music The 7.5 per cent increase, which is set to kick in tomorrow (April 1), was revealed earlier this month ahead of the Chancellor’s Spring Statement on March 23. VAT is currently charged at 12.5 per cent on tickets for live events but Rishi Sunak is restoring the tax return to its pre-pandemic level of 20 per cent. Music Venue Trust boss Mark Davyd wrote on Twitter: “Super soar-away non-sale sale final closing day! Tomorrow the U.K. Government will return to taxing live music gigs with one of the highest rates of VAT on tickets in the world. If you buy by midnight tonig...
Sky Ferreira delays second album: “Wrath and death threats – pause until April”
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Sky Ferreira delays second album: “Wrath and death threats – pause until April”

Sky Ferreira has revealed that her second album ‘Masochism’ is now due in April, after her mother previously said that her daughter’s new album was set for release in March. READ MORE: The art of disappearing: why Sky Ferreira’s ‘Masochism’ took the slow road In an Instagram story late last year, the singer said that her long-awaited follow-up to her debut LP ‘Night Time, My Time’, which came out in October 2013, is “actually coming out this time”, after more than half a decade of teasing. In November 2021, she teased the arrival of some new music on Instagram while she was celebrating the eighth anniversary of ‘Night Time, My Time’. “NEW MUSIC RELEASE DATE CONFIRMED. let’s just say…uh… ~it comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb~,” she wrote, an idiom that references the month of M...
Nick Mulvey shares tender new single ‘A Prayer Of My Own’
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Nick Mulvey shares tender new single ‘A Prayer Of My Own’

Nick Mulvey has shared his new single ‘A Prayer Of My Own’ – watch the lyric video below and buy tickets for his upcoming North American dates here. The track is the second single to be released from his third album ‘New Mythology’, which is due on June 10 via Fiction Records. Mulvey released his Mercury Prize-nominated debut album ‘First Mind’ in 2014, following it up three years later with a second full-length called ‘Wake Up Now’. ‘Star Nation’, ‘New Mythology’’s first single, was released in February along with a video directed by Kate Bellm. New single ‘A Prayer Of My Own’ was written during the first wave of the pandemic and recorded in Paris with producer Renaud Letang. The track explores the process of grief and redemption, with Mulvey asking listeners to think more about the futur...
Kano tapped up to star in Daniel Kaluuya’s new film ‘The Kitchen’
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Kano tapped up to star in Daniel Kaluuya’s new film ‘The Kitchen’

Kano has been tapped up to star in Daniel Kaluuya’s new dystopian film, The Kitchen. READ MORE: Top Boy returns: “It’s bigger, and it’s better” The East London rapper, who can be seen in the latest season of Top Boy, will appear in the Netflix project alongside Jedaiah Bannerman, marking Kaluuya’s feature writing debut. Co-written by Kaluuya and Joe Murtagh, The Kitchen, which follows Izi (played by Kano) and 12-year old Benji (Jedaiah Bannerman) as they “battle to survive in a system that is stacked against them”, also marks the directorial debut of Kibwe Tavares. The synopsis for the film reads: “The Kitchen is set in London, 2044, a future where the gap between rich and poor has been stretched to its limits. All forms of social housing have been eradicated and London’s working classes h...
Rapper Oxxxymiron raises £50,000 with Russians Against War charity show
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Rapper Oxxxymiron raises £50,000 with Russians Against War charity show

Rapper Oxxxymiron’s recent Russians Against War (RAW) charity show raised more than £50,000. The concert, which took place at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Thursday (March 24) of last week, was a “reminder of the power of music”, according to Mike Malek, the Russian rapper’s agent. READ MORE: Ukrainian artists on the Russian crisis: “Now is the time to push for change” Funds raised were donated to efforts supporting Ukrainian refugees impacted by Russia’s February 24 invasion of their country. The show followed the news that Oxxxymiron had cancelled six sold-out shows in Moscow in protest of the war. “I know that most people in Russia are against this war, and I am confident that the more people would talk about their real attitude to it, the faster we can stop this horror,” he sai...
Bloc Party debut new material at intimate London show
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Bloc Party debut new material at intimate London show

Bloc Party played an intimate show at The Garage in London last night (March 30), where they debuted some of their new material – watch below. READ MORE: Bloc Party on ‘Alpha Games’: “We’re not the same band now. The chemistry is different” The show was announced earlier this month, with a press release stating that the London gig would provide “a special, intimate chance to hear the band’s new material” for the first time. The gig also marked the band’s first live show since 2019. Bloc Party’s sixth studio album ‘Alpha Games’ is out on April 29. They opened their set at The Garage with the album’s first track ‘Day Drinker’, followed by another live debut: first single ‘Traps’. Other singles from the new album, ‘Sex Magik’, ‘The Girls Are Fighting’ and ‘If We Get Caught’ were also played l...
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