Listen: Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Strange Man & Long Progression


Funktacular bass, sickly-sweet vocals and inexplicable references to California – it can only be the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, returning with two new A/B sides from last year’s I’m With You. The tracks, ’Strange Man’ and ‘Long Progression’, are available on YouTube at the bottom of this page, playing in incredibly hypnotic vinyl videos. The two [...]

Old Albums Outselling the New for the First Time


While many of the older generation are content to sit about on their rocking chairs and PlayStation 1′s, complaining about the state of music these days, recent figures have revealed that, for the first time since Nielsen Soundscan has been measuring US album sales, old albums are outselling the new. No, there hasn’t been a resurgence [...]

Year In Review: Hip Hop in 2011


Widely regarded as an unforgiving, volatile, and sometimes bleak genre, Hip Hop experienced one of it’s brightest years in 2011. Fundamentals were kept intact while many innovations in the scene pushed the boundaries and increased potential for this culture made out of cultures. While Adele, Lady Gaga and other popular artists topped the charts, hip [...]

Top 10 Indie Hip Hop Albums of 2011


2011 has been an excellent year for hip hop as a whole, especially from the independent spectrum. With the lines between mainstream and underground getting more and more blurred, most indie rap albums released this year were either critically acclaimed across the boards or achieving breakthrough crossover status (Tyler, the Creator and A$AP Rocky being [...]

54th Annual Grammy Predictions

12.1 Grammy Prediction

So last night the Grammy Award Nominations were announced, and we’re all running around chit-chatting about how excited/pissed we are about different nominations. Maybe you’re dumbfounded at the fact half of the “New Artists” are being considered new or that King of Limbs is getting more attention than it deserves. Regardless, I have compiled a [...]

Interview: Trentemøller


To say that Anders Trentemøller has been touring extensively is an understatement beyond measure. For the past two years, Trentemøller and his band have been traveling all over the world. From Croatia to California, he is about to take a quick breath from touring just in time to release his newest effort, Reworked/Remixed. I got [...]

Tour Preview: Adrian Edmondson & the Bad Shepherds

Ade Mandola Head Shot

From tomorrow (Thursday 27th November), the cool autumn-winter air will be filled with the dulcet thrumming of the UK’s premier punk-folk band, The Bad Shepherds. Spearheaded by Adrian Edmondson (mandolin in hand) -the accompaniment provided by Troy Donockley and Andy Dinan (a two time All Ireland Fiddle Champion)  – the trio will be saying their [...]

Movie Re-makes, Re-boots, Sequels & Prequels


Nothing in the world of movies is sacred and it has been that way since the big sign went up in the Hollywood hills. This weekend we get another taste of Hollywood déjà vu with the re-make of the 1984 film, Footloose. Film re-makes have been coming out since films began to tell stories. The [...]