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Live Gig Video: Morrissey pays tribute to Lou Reed, performs at Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo

By on Thursday, 12th December 2013 at 4:00 pm

At this stage in his career, there’s probably no grander stage for elder statesman of alt-rock Morrissey to perform on than at the Nobel Peace Prize concert in Oslo, Norway. This all went down last night, and he didn’t disappoint, performing his much talked about cover of the late Lou Reed’s ‘Satellite of Love’, in addition to newer song ‘People Are the Same Everywhere’ and 2004 ‘You Are the Quarry’ vitriolic stomper ‘Irish Blood, English Heart’. Watch the performance below.



The 2012 ARIA Awards – The Nominees

By on Tuesday, 20th November 2012 at 11:00 am

Are you taking the break-up of INXS a little too hard? It is time to let go, man…first, they haven’t really been INXS since the passing of Michael Hutchence 15 years ago, and second, it is really time you should be embracing the wealth of talent coming out of Australia right now. If you stop to think about it, all your favourite bands tour down in Oz because, well, it’s worth their while: Oz has the 6th largest music market in the world.

This year Australia is celebrating a major milestone related to their industry music awards show, the ARIAs (equivalent to the BRITs in the UK and the Grammys in the States). In the lead-up to the event taking place on Thursday the 29th of November in Sydney, the city is hosting Aria Week, filled with loads of industry-sponsored gigs, as well as the inaugural Electronic Music Conference (EMC 2012), the first of its kind in the Asian-Pacific music realm. It’s going to be a week to remember. So whether the Temper Trap, who graced the TGTF stage at Liverpool Sound City this year and who are also performing at this year’s ARIAs, or even ‘Somebody I Used to Know’ Goyte are your only knowledge of the current Australian music scene, we’re going to bring you more from the land down under in the coming weeks.

The 2012 26th ARIA Awards will take place Thursday 29 November at Sydney Entertainment Centre. The show will feature performances by The Temper Trap, The Jezebels, Jessica Mauboy, Hilltop Hoods, 360, Guy Sebastian, Kimbra, Missy Higgins and special guest from America, Taylor Swift.

Full list of nominees after the jump.
Continue reading The 2012 ARIA Awards – The Nominees


NME Awards Tour / February 2011

By on Tuesday, 9th November 2010 at 8:50 pm

The line-up for the NME Awards Tour 2011 have been announced. The tour starts up in February 2011 and will feature Crystal Castles, Magnetic Man, Everything Everything (pictured above) and the Vaccines. NME presale starts at 9 AM GMT tomorrow (Wednesday 10 November), with regular tickets on sale Friday (12 November) at 9 AM. The tour will call at:

Thursday 3rd February 2010 – Glasgow O2 Academy
Friday 4th February 2010 – Manchester Academy
Monday 7th February 2010 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Tuesday 8th February 2010 – Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday 9th February 2010 – Leeds O2 Academy
Friday 11th February 2010 – Norwich UEA
Saturday 12th February 2010 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Sunday 13th February 2010 – Cardiff University Great Hall
Tuesday 15th February 2010 – Bristol O2 Academy
Wednesday 16th February 2010 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Thursday 17th February 2010 – Brighton Dome
Saturday 19th February 2010 – London O2 Academy Brixton


Shockwaves NME Awards Tour / February 2010

By on Tuesday, 10th November 2009 at 2:30 pm

The Maccabees, Bombay Bicycle Club, the Big Pink, and the Drums have been named for the lineup of the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2010. The tour runs for a little over a fortnight in February, starting in Newcastle on 4 February 2010. reports that general tickets go on sale at 9 AM GMT on Friday 13 November, but it appears that presale tickets are already available through Seetickets. The tour will call at:

Thursday 4th February 2010 – Newcastle O2 Academy
Friday 5th February 2010 – Glasgow Barrowland
Saturday 6th February 2010 – Manchester Academy
Sunday 7th February 2010 – Leeds O2 Academy
Tuesday 9th February 2010 – Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday 10th February 2010 – Norwich UEA
Thursday 11th February 2010 – Birmingham O2 Academy
Saturday 13th February 2010 – Cardiff University
Sunday 14th February 2010 – Bristol O2 Academy
Monday 15th February 2010 – Brighton Dome
Tuesday 16th February 2010 – Bournemouth O2 Academy
Thursday 18th February 2010 – Portsmouth Pyramids Centre
Friday 19th February 2010 – Cambridge Corn Exchange
Saturday 20th February 2010 – Brixton O2 Academy


Preview: Ivor Novello Awards 2009

By on Wednesday, 20th May 2009 at 1:14 pm

ColdplayNext week, one of the most respected awards ceremonies in the UK music calendar takes place in London. Yes, it’s the Ivor Novello Awards. Now in its 54th year, the awards celebrate the best in British music, and whilst not as widely publicised as, say, The Brit Awards or the Mercury prize, they’re just as coveted by the winners.

This year’s awards feature Elbow, Duffy and Coldplay (pictured right) all nominated for numerous awards. Like the Mercury prize, there are also a few unknowns thrown in for good measure – this year, The Leisure Society are nominated for the prize of “Best song musically and lyrically”, alongside The Last Shadow Puppets’ (pictured top) “My Mistakes Were Made For You” and Elbow’s “One Day Like This”.

The first awards were held on 11th March 1956, to recognise entries released in 1955, at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. It was hoped that they would not only celebrate British writing talent, but boost the Songwriters Guild’s campaign for British music; at the time of the Awards’ inception, only around 20% of music broadcast by the BBC was British. In 1974, the Performing Right Society became the main sponsor of the Ivors and has remained a valued supporter ever since. Named after the famous Welsh composer, singer and actor Ivor Novello, he was author of the immortal line “Me Tarzan, you Jane” for the film “Tarzan the Apeman”, amongst other famous credits.

Previous winners of the Ivors reads like a who’s who of famous stars – Amy Winehouse (pictured top), Led Zeppelin, Oasis, Spice Girls, The Beatles, Pet Shop Boys, The Bee Gees, Pink Floyd, oh, and The Darkness have all won awards, which are split into three categories

  • Nominated categories. These are judged by a jury made up of songwriters and composers of writers and acknowledge achievement in the previous calendar year. They include Best Song Musically and Lyrically, the Album Award and Best Original Film Score
  • Statistical categories. These include Best Selling British Song and PRS for Music Most Performed Work. The recipients are decided by sales/download figures and statistics for ‘performance’ according to PRS for Music data. This is a combination of radio play, live and general usage.
  • Gift of the Academy categories. These are decided by the Ivors Committee and recognise achievement over a longer period. Categories include Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Song Collection, The Ivors Classical Music Award and The Ivors Inspiration Award.

So, if you ever were a bit hazy about the awards, you now have no excuse with the amount of information you’ve got there!

The Ivors presented by BASCA in association with PRS for Music take place on Thursday 21st May at London’s Grosvenor Hotel.


Rock the Vote with the NME Awards: Part 2

By on Thursday, 19th February 2009 at 10:50 am

So it’s that time of year again, the NME awards are fast approaching, the tours almost over, this year Glasvegas and White Lies headlined to bring back post punk, supported by Friendly Fires and Florence. The tour seems to have gone down well, but now all eyes are on the awards, a short week away… I bring you part two of who I think should win…

The Ting TingsBest Track -This award goes straight to MGMT (pictured top). The Ting Tings (pictured right) and Kings of Leon provided us with musical sex with their efforts and Shadow Puppets songwriting was far superior to the other contenders, but on a whole the synth-pop ‘Time to Pretend’ was an instant classic and there’s no question who deserves this the most.

Best Video – Come on! Who doesn’t like seeing a load of wanabee Noel and Liams from around the world?? Of the selection Oasis walk away with the prize. It’s one of the less respected awards but hey, a prize is a prize right.. (NOTE: expect shocking results, last year Justice’s brilliant video for D.A.N.C.E. lost out to the Monkeys studio vid – Teddy Picker, a true WTF moment..)

Best Live EventReading – based on line up alone..

Best TV Show – The Mighty Boosh would seem favourites though they haven’t actually put anything out this year.. Skins would’ve been alright if it was last years series, this year our screens were graced with the same old thing marketed as a ‘new breed.’ It’s getting better though, and Effy being sex-on-legs keeps up watching.. Before I go to far on a tangent, this one is up to whoever…

Best FilmThe Dark Knight. Easily beats the rest, there’s no need to even look at the other contenders..

FoalsBest DVD -This one’s easy too.. the Rolling Stones continue in their pathetic attempt to hold on to their former glory.. washed up and washed out they need to stop trying.. Arctic Monkeys scoop this one, their film actually made it into Vue so it must have done something right, plus it came with an uber trendy free poster..

Best Website -Seeing as we didn’t quite gather enough votes to be in the running, I’ll have to go

Best Band Blog – No Lily Allen?? WTF! If we have to chose from the rest then Foals (pictured left)with the tour shenanigans and free downloads walk away with this one..

Best Album ArtworkThe Killers

Best Dancefloor FillerDizzee & Calvin

Best VenueAstoria

Hero of the  Year – Let’s say Obama, purely because I think he’s a sincere guy, though if he screws up don’t point to this as us jumping on the badwagon..

Villain of the YearJohn McCain, not because he ran against our hero, but because he’s a stupid bible bashing  idiot.. the man is a grade A fool and was better off out of the race in my much insignificant opinion.. he’s an absolute twat, and the most deserving wanker for this award.. (Where is Boris Johnson?? the man’s a tool, and now I can’t drink on the tube – not that I (or anyone else) ever did…)

Best DressedNoel Feilding.. Sorry Alexa .x.

Worst DressedJohhny Borell – purely because he needs to be given an award with ‘worst’ at the front..

Worst AlbumJonas Brothers, I don’t even have to listen to it, these guys are a disgrace to music and need to take their disney-emo-wankshit and flush it down the corporate toilet, we can’t wait to see these guys crash’n’burn..

Worst Band -We’re spoilt for choice, do we chose the ‘gender-confused-but-not-enough-balls-to-become-a-tranny’ Tokio Hotel, emo-pin ups Fall Out Boy or the revolting Jonas Bros. it’s up to which one makes you churn the most..

Sexiest Man – In my heterosexual opinion – Miles Kane..

Sexiest Woman – Tbh I’m not a fan of any of them.. some of them (no names) look too much like men to do anything for me..

The NME awards are around the corner, if you want to have your say head on over to the nominations page and cast your votes now! Voting closes at 4pm today (19th February)


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