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Steve West’s tour survival guide

The Pavement drummer reveals all (almost)

Pavement drummer Steve West has created the essential guide to surviving on tour. Not content with getting behind the kit for one of the tours of 2010, Westy has started a videoblog providing indispensible advice

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin

Re:United (new live CD and DVD)

At Wolverhampton’s Wulfrun Hall former members of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin – Dan, Matt, Alex, Rat and Jonn – reunited for a live show

The Car Is on Fire

John McEntire (and the Polish government)

In the 1960s, the government of Poland attempted to secretly join the so-called “Star Wars” programme.

Things in Herds

new download (on Italian compilation)

It’s been a couple of years since Things in Herds’ third album Nothing Is Lost – they plan to release the follow-up sometime in the next few months “give or take a year or two”. In the meantime, they feature on an Italian compilation album, Any Wonder, which is available to download (for free) thanks […]


new single and tour (and video)

Following the success of her debut album, Bird-Brains, and a tour with Dirty Projectors late last year, 4AD release Tune-Yards single ‘Real Live Flesh’ on February 8th.


new 'Space Shot' single released (see the video!)

Following their A-Z tour of the UK’s lesser visited venues, Ash continue their new ‘singles only’ campaign with ‘Space Shot’, which is, oddly, letter H in the alphabetical Series.

Thomas White

Electric Soft Parade man releases solo single and album (and offers free download!)

Founding member of Electric Soft Parade and Brakes, THOMAS WHITE, will be previewing his second solo album ‘The Maximalist’ with a free download of his new single, ‘The Last Blast’.

itm? podcast

festive special ! (well, semi-festive...)

A Christmas special with a blend of festive and not-so-festive tunes…

The other side of Xmas

MJ Hibbett (I Got You What You Want For Christmas video)

You know that we post links to our favourite videos here in the news section – in fact, that’s just about all that ever shows up in the news section, apart from rants about Simon Cowell every so often.

The great festive swindle

or, how Simon Cowell is killing Christmas (...)

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past… 10 years, is it?… you’ll know how the Christmas number one works.