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is this music? Not on Nov 21st!

Bill Drummond, once of the KLF and equally famously, burner of a million pounds, has launched a scheme seen by many as bizarre as the band’s collabration with TammyWynette. No Music Day is on 21st November and as its name suggests, aims to cancel all musical play, from radio and TV, to jingles, to whistling […]

Correcto: present

Correcto, the band which will probably not want to be known just for having Franz Ferdinand’s Paul Thompson on drums, are set to release their first single, ‘Joni’, on Domino Records on November 5th.

Future (plans) of the Left

Future of the Left, much lauded around itm? Towers, have announced a December tour as well as as a single, following their European tour with Against Me!

Wyatt back onstage

Soft Machine drummer gears up for new solo album?

Prog legend Robert Wyatt has sung onstage for the first time in 25 years, appearing for a version of Thelonious Monk’s ‘Round Midnight’ at a gig by The Dylan Howe Quintet in Lincoln.

Minogue not in mood for Mylo

(Scots DJ's Minogue mix appears online)

A new Mylo track, featureing Kylie Minogue, can now be heard online at the Scots DK’s website, Minogue has collaborated with various producers and DJs (including Calvin Harris) but the appearance of the tune ‘In The Mood For Love’ has led to speculation that his track has been rejected, given that the released tracklisting […]

John: sessions

(Ken Garner's definitive account of the Peel Sessions)

The Peel Sessions: A Story of Teenage Dreams and One Man’s Love of New Music, an account of every set of tunes recorded for the John Peel show,

Ramones alive once more

(new DVD planned for release)

A new Ramones DVD covering the 20+ year career of the American punk pioneers, has been released.

Curtis movie soundtracked

Ian Curtis biopic ‘Control’ is to have its soundtrack album released in the UK. The 15 tracks span the length of the film, and eventually arrive at the present day with The Killers’ version of ‘Shadowplay’.

Music for arts’ sake

is this music? sees the world of literature and music collide at its inaugral gig at Henry’s Cellar in Edinburgh on September 7th. Ross Clark launches his debut EP, and as well as support Davie Lawson, it’s a bit of a coup as Alan Bissett reprises his recent collaboration with Y’all is Fantasy Island. The […]

In The City to go ahead

Manchester music industry In The City will go ahead this year, from October 20th – 22nd, despite the recent death of its guiding force, Tony Wilson. The theme for ITC 2007 is “It’s A Brand New Dance, But We Don’t Know Its Name”  – the opening line from David Bowie’s ‘Fashion’ – although “Always look […]