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News Round-up – March 16th 2017

Weezer release new single ‘Feels Like Summer’ and announce European tour. The alternative rock band have released the first song of their upcoming album expected this Summer. The forthcoming release will be Weezer’s 14th studio album after last years self titled album, a.k.a White Album, and 2014’s Everything Will Be Alright. The yet to be named album has been written by Rivers Cuomo. The band also accompanied the song release

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News Round-up – 13th March 2017

Ticket touts are to face unlimited fines under new government plans. The UK government has cracked down on touts that use bots to bulk buy tickets and then resell them at inflated rates. The amendment to the Digital Economy Bill will now make it illegal to use bots on ticketing websites. Gig tickets have been sold at over 10 times the original price on secondary websites. Local musician Michael Sanders

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News Round-up – 9th March 2017

It’s official, Black Sabbath confirm their split after nearly 50 years. The legendary metal band, fronted by Prince of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne, quit after 49 years. The band, who released 19 studio albums over the span of their career, confirmed the end through Facebook. Black Sabbath finished their farewell tour on February 5 in Birmingham, but rumours began to spread after ‘The End Tour’, that they’d still continue. But on

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News Round-up – March 6th 2017

Alt-J confirm their third album will be titled ‘Relaxer’ and released on June 9, and share their new track ‘3WW’. On Sunday (March 5) the band announced the release date of Relaxer, their follow-up album to This Is All Yours, 2014. The announcement also came accompanied with the release of a new 55 second instrumental track, ‘3WW’. The song was released with the enigmatic binary code of ‘00110011 01110111 01110111’

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News Round-up – March 2nd 2017

Liam Gallagher announces his first solo tour in North America. The former Oasis and Beady Eye frontman will tour solo for his first time for the release of his new album. This week Liam Gallagher was announced on the line-ups of several upcoming festivals including the Osheaga festival. Liam will also be performing at Benicassim, Exit festival in Serbia and also at Lollapalooza in Paris. Lady Gaga will headline Coachella

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News Round-up February 27th 2017

Jay-Z and Pink have been confirmed to headline V Festival 2017. The festival in August today released its first batch of names for the lineup. The first wave of acts also sees likes of; Rudimental, Stormzy, Craig David, Madness and Ellie Goulding, and more all announced alongside the two headliners. The festival will take place at Hylands Park and Weston Park from August 19. Tickets go on sale this Friday

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News Round-up – February 24th 2017

Beyonce has cancelled her headline slot at Coachella 2017. She has pulled out of her performance because of her pregnancy, the festival has announced. She will however perform in 2018. Beyonce announced her pregnancy to the world just a few weeks ago, that she and her husband, Kanye Aest are expecting twins. The statement from Coachella read, “Following the advice of her doctors to keep a less rigorous schedule in

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News Round-up February 21st 2017

James Blake will support Radiohead for their upcoming 2017 European tour. Radiohead recently announced their support acts and James Blake will be amongst those selected to join the band. The band, who announced their ninth album, A Moon Shaped Pool in May, will be on a tour as of March, in North America. They will then move on to Europe where James Blake will join them in Italy in June

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News Round-up – February 16th 2017

Glastonbury bosses have revealed a line-up announcement is to be expected “some time in March”. The Eavis family spoke about the line-up at the NME Awards last night. So far Radiohead are the only confirmed headliners and The Avalanches have leaked that they will be performing. The 2017 NME Awards took place last night (Wednesday 15) at the O2 academy in London. Biffy Clyro beat The Last Shadow Puppets, Wolf

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News Round-up – February 13th 2017

David Bowie swept up at the 2017 Grammys winning 5 posthumous awards. The rock icon’s 25th studio album, Blackstar, won The Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical album, Best Recording Package and Best Alternative Album and Best Rock Performance for the album’s title track. Blackstar and its title track won every award it was nominated for which gave David Bowie the most wins of any artist on the night. Unbelievably, the music

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