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Semisonic’s Dan Wilson has opened up about how Liam Gallagher indirectly inspired the band to reunite to release new music. The Minneapolis band formed in 1995 and released three albums before they split in 2001. They reunited 16 years later to play a series of shows to mark the 20th anniversary of their debut album […]

Trixie Mattel has shared a country cover of Lana Del Rey‘s breakthrough hit ‘Video Games’. The country queen, who has appeared on RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3, released a video of her performing the track in a grainy homage to Del Rey’s original clip in 2011. You can watch it below. A host of […]

Doves‘ comeback album ‘The Universal Want’ has shot straight to Number One in the UK albums chart. The Manchester trio were on course to land at the top-spot in the midweek charts after outselling their four nearest rivals combined. It’s the band’s third chart-topping album following 2002’s ‘The Last Broadcast’ and 2005’s ‘Some Cities’. Their […]

LIFE drummer Stewart Baxter has launched a new mental health podcast called Keep Talking, with the first episode out now. New instalments will arrive weekly and will find the musician chatting to fellow artists about “life, art and everything in between”. The series is produced by Soundsphere Magazine. Keep Talking begins with guest Simone Marie […]

Aaron Dessner has revealed that he’s been receiving tips from Taylor Swift for the next Big Red Machine album. The National guitarist co-wrote and produced 11 of the 16 songs on Swift’s recent album ‘Folklore’, which has gone on to become one of the biggest selling albums of the year so far. Dessner now says […]

Ian Brown has doubled down yet again on his controversial comments about the coronavirus pandemic and shared an anti-lockdown song titled ‘Little Seed Big Tree’. The Stone Roses frontman recently faced criticism earlier this month when he posted a tweet which seemingly appeared to show his scepticism towards the coronavirus crisis and vaccinations. “NO LOCKDOWN […]

PUP have shared new single ‘Rot’, coinciding with the announcement of forthcoming EP ‘This Place Sucks Ass’. The blistering new track is classic PUP – sardonic, sneering and catchy as hell. Stream it below: [embedded content] Advertisement Set for an October 23 release via Little Dipper/Rise, the six-track ‘This Place Sucks Ass’ EP includes ‘Rot’ […]

David Byrne has shared a new edition of his online magazine Reasons To Be Cheerful, which focuses on tackling division within society. The new series We Are Not Divided tells the stories of places and institutions that are succeeding in overcoming division. The multimedia series brings together dozens of written features, infographics, video content and […]

Michael Stipe has criticised Donald Trump and urged for safer coronavirus management in his former hometown of Athens, Georgia. The former R.E.M. singer, who is working on his debut solo album, labelled the US President a “bloviating puff adder sack of lies”, whom he claimed only secured presidential victory due to a successful reality TV […]

Yungblud has announced his second album ‘Weird’ – listen to new single ‘God Save Me, But Don’t Drown Me Out’ below. The Doncaster artist – real name Dominic Harrison – teased the record earlier this week, and has so far shared its title track as well as ‘Strawberry Lipstick’. It has now been confirmed that ‘Weird’ […]