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Green Man Festival adds Tune-Yards, Sofia Kourtesis, Nia Archives and more to 2022 line-up
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Green Man Festival adds Tune-Yards, Sofia Kourtesis, Nia Archives and more to 2022 line-up

Green Man Festival has announced the second wave of artists for their 2022 line-up. The Brecon Beacons, Wales festival will return for its 20th anniversary event from August 18-21. READ MORE: Green Man festival 2021: there’s magic in the mountains, and a sense of renewal With Kraftwerk, Michael Kiwanuka, Beach House, Metronomy and Bicep already set to headline this year’s festival, Green Man has now announced another wave of acts for their 2022 event. Tune-Yards, Sofia Kourtesis and Nia Archives lead the latest additions to the line-up, with Charlotte Adigéry and Bolis Pupul, Mary Lattimore, Donny Benét, Carwyn Ellis & Rio 18 (who will be accompanied by the National Orchestra of Wales), Penelope Isles, Nathan Fake and The Long Blondes also on the bill. Green Man Festival 2022 line-up p...
Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker asks fans to stop talking during support acts’ sets
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Big Thief’s Adrianne Lenker asks fans to stop talking during support acts’ sets

Big Thief frontwoman Adrianne Lenker has asked fans in a video message to stop talking through their support acts’ sets. The Brooklyn band are currently out on a North American headline tour in support of their fifth studio album, ‘Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You’, which came out in February via 4AD. READ MORE: Big Thief – ‘Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You’ review: a new chapter Canadian musician and producer Kara-Lis Coverdale is currently opening for Big Thief at the ongoing concerts, per Stereogum. Earlier this week, Lenker took to Instagram to share a video message in which she outlined her “feelings r.e talking during openers and attention/creating respectful show environment in general”. “Hello, friends. Hello. This has been on my mind for a few days now. Actually,...
TXT and Rich The Kid drop hints about a potential collaboration
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TXT and Rich The Kid drop hints about a potential collaboration

Tomorrow X Together (TXT) and rapper Rich The Kid have dropped several cryptic hints about a potential upcoming collaboration. READ MORE: Tomorrow X Together: “We tell stories of our generation, a generation at the crux of growth” Today (April 21), TXT member Taehyun took to fan community platform Weverse to share a cryptic spoiler for the group’s upcoming mini-album, ‘minisode 2: Thursday’s Child’. Notably, TXT are currently in the middle of what is being dubbed a “spoiler week” for the record, where they tease the new record with random spoilers all week. In his post, Taehyun simply tagged it with the hashtag “#Spoiler_For_MOA”, writing “TRACK 03” alongside the money bag and baby emojis. A few hours after the post was shared on Twitter by fans, Atlanta rapper Rich The Kid quote-tweeted...
Sam Smith announces brand new single ‘Love Me More’
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Sam Smith announces brand new single ‘Love Me More’

Sam Smith has announced a new single called ‘Love Me More’. READ MORE: Sam Smith – ‘Love Goes’ review: pop balladeer leans even further into heartbreak than before The London singer-songwriter will release the track next Thursday (April 28) at 11pm BST – you can pre-save/pre-add it here. Smith shared the news on social media yesterday (April 20) alongside the official black-and-white artwork for the upcoming track. Check out the post below. ‘Love Me More’ will follow on from the star’s 2020 single ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’, a festive number that was produced and co-written by Labrinth. Smith’s most recent studio album, ‘Love Goes’, came out earlier that same year. Love Me More28th April. 11pm BST/ 3pm PDTPre-save/ pre-add: https://t.co/Oo6ViUgoqG pic.twitter.com/cJRfTlRAzJ — samsmith (@samsm...
Astroworld task force finds inadequate training and inconsistent regulations may have added to safety failures
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Astroworld task force finds inadequate training and inconsistent regulations may have added to safety failures

A Texas state task force has outlined several recommendations aimed at improving safety at large events like music festivals, some five months after the crowd crush tragedy at Travis Scott‘s Astroworld left 10 people dead and many more injured last year. The Texas Task Force on Concert Safety was established by Texas Governor Greg Abbott following the Astroworld tragedy, with the aim being to find ways to help prevent such an incident from occurring at large-scale events in the future. Music industry representatives, law enforcement and event safety experts were among its members. The task force’s report, which was delivered to Governor Abbott on Tuesday (April 19), identifies five key themes in its findings, with its recommendations “narrowly tailored to address gaps that were identified ...
Bartees Strange announces second album ‘Farm To Table’ and shares new single
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Bartees Strange announces second album ‘Farm To Table’ and shares new single

Bartees Strange has announced that his second album, ‘Farm To Table’, will arrive in June, sharing new single ‘Cosigns’ along with the news. READ MORE: Bartees Strange: The Washington, D.C. artist bending genres to build his own uncompromising world Set to arrive on June 17, the follow-up to 2020 debut ‘Live Forever’ was previewed last month with lead single ‘Heavy Heart’. That song’s release came with the news that Strange had signed to his “dream label”, 4AD, who will release ‘Farm To Table’. ‘Cosigns’ is a characteristically diverse cut from Strange, melding trappy, auto-tuned verses that shout out Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, Courtney Barnett and Justin Vernon, with blistering, anthemic alt-rock refrains. It arrives alongside a video directed by Pooneh Ghana – watch that below:   NME ...
Smashing Pumpkins have completed their “big” and “epic” 12th album, says Jeff Schroeder
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Smashing Pumpkins have completed their “big” and “epic” 12th album, says Jeff Schroeder

According to Smashing Pumpkins’ longstanding guitarist Jeff Schroeder, the band have finished working on their “big” and “epic” 12th studio album. READ MORE: The Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan on being a reformed control freak: “I drove myself with my insecurities” Word of the LP first came before the release of 2020’s ‘CYR’, when frontman Billy Corgan said it would be a sequel to both their 1995 album ‘Mellon Collie And The Infinite Sadness’ and 2000’s ‘Machina’ records. He described it at the time as “kind of a rock opera”, and confirmed last March that he and the rest of the Pumpkins had begun recording material for it. Work seemed to progress quickly, as Schroeder said last July that the band was “about halfway through” the recording process. During an appearance on the Audio Ink Radi...
Phoebe Bridgers says she might release more new music this year
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Phoebe Bridgers says she might release more new music this year

Phoebe Bridgers has suggested she may release more new music this year, saying that she always “tries to do things that are exciting”. Last week saw the Los Angeles singer-songwriter return with ‘Sidelines’, a standalone song that was recorded for the upcoming TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel Conversations With Friends. READ MORE: The NME Big Read – Phoebe Bridgers: “I definitely feel a lot less apologetic than I did before” Bridgers wrote the track with bandmate and collaborator Marshall Vore and Ruby Rain Henley. According to a press release, ‘Sidelines’ will be her only original new song of the year. During an interview with KROQ at last weekend’s Coachella, the musician was asked whether this was the case. “Who knows, actually,” Bridgers replied. “I try to do things that are excit...
Watch Lorde cover The Strokes’ ‘The End Has No End’ in New York
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Watch Lorde cover The Strokes’ ‘The End Has No End’ in New York

After covering Rosalía’s ‘Hentai’ during the first of her two shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Lorde has followed it up at the second by performing a rendition of ‘The End Has No End’ by The Strokes. READ MORE: Lorde: “I feel like I can see my world and myself a lot clearer now” “We’re in New York, you know? Got to do it,” Lorde told the crowd on night two before beginning a stripped-back rendition of the local indie rockers’ ‘Room On Fire’ cut, singing along to a dreamy guitar backing. Watch Lorde cover ‘The End Has No End’ at Radio City Music Hall below: LOOK AT OUR GIRL!!! Another video of Lorde covering The Stroke’s “The End Has No End” tonight in NYC #SolarPowerTour pic.twitter.com/j050eVFx8i — Lorde Updates (@LordeUpdatesBR) April 20, 2022 Lorde is currently on the...
Wet Leg announce 13-date run of North American headline shows
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Wet Leg announce 13-date run of North American headline shows

Wet Leg have announced a string of 13 headline shows for cities in the US, Canada and Mexico, bridging the gap between a handful of festival sets and their trio of gigs supporting Florence + The Machine. READ MORE: The NME Big Read – Wet Leg: “I think there’s more authenticity to the music if you’re having fun” Following their appearances as this year’s Lollapalooza, Mo Pop and Osheaga festivals, the Isle of Wight duo will take to the Phoenix Concert Centre in Toronto, Canada on Monday August 1. They’ll head to Vancouver next, playing the Commodore Ballroom that Thursday (August 4). After another handful of festival sets – including Outside Lands in San Francisco, as well as the Netherlands’ Lowlands – Wet Leg will return to theatres for gigs in San Antonio, New Orleans, Orlando, Atlanta, ...
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