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17 music tours to check out this month

Gig season is upon us – of this there is no doubt. It might be getting dark by 4 o’clock, perpetually dank and foggy outside, and Christmas is still over a month away, but you can be sure of a warm embrace down at your local venue, and with this many great bands pootling up and down …

Gig Guides Playlists November 2, 2015

15 songs that define us: Washington Irving

Our band of the week Washington Irving have already spoken to us about the difficulty of defining their music, the highs and lows of recording an album in New York and their new single ‘We Are All Going to Die.’ Now, the anthemic folk-rock five piece – Joseph Black (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Martin Anfield (Guitar, Backing …

Music Lists Playlists October 23, 2015

20 killer songs for #WomenCrushWednesday

We love to jump on the bandwagon of a trending hashtag here at WOW247. And so this is the first of our Women Crush Wednesday (#wcw) playlists. Each week, we will have a different guest curator choosing brilliant music made by brilliant women. First up is my own choice of 20 songs by females spanning multiple generation and genres. …

Music Lists Playlists October 21, 2015

20 songs every ’90s teenage girl will have loved

Let’s just clear something up, if you’re looking for a cool list of influential ’90s classics, you’ve come to the wrong place. This is for people who were steadfastly approaching puberty in that glorious decade and working their way through a mine-field of music that was awful and amazing in equal measure. Yes, we were …

Music Lists Playlists October 15, 2015

5 ways Ride changed British music forever

Ride’s widely influential debut album Nowhere turns 25 years old today. Here’s how they made a major impact on the UK music scene, writes Alex Nelson We love noisy guitars here at WOW247, but we also love undeniable pop melodies, so a genre that slams the two together then dances around the resultant mushroom-cloud in a …

Music Lists Playlists October 15, 2015

13 music side projects that are worth your time

This has been a good week for potential new side project material. There have been hints of a long-awaited second album from The Last Shadow Puppets (Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner and Miles Kane), and Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett of the Gorillaz have confirmed that they are in the studio working on the fifth album. All this …

Music Lists Playlists October 14, 2015

15 tracks that define us: Inspector Tapehead

Our new band of the week Inspector Tapehead have already told us all about their new album So Solar and explained their unusual band name. Now Chris Croasdale (guitar), Roy Mohan Shearer (drums) and Jonnie Common (keyboards) offer up a specially curated playlist of their favourite tracks, to help soundtrack your weekend. Listen to the …

Playlists Radar October 9, 2015

This is England 94? What it would sound like

Much to the teary-eyed disappointment of many TV watchers last night, the credits finally rolled on Shane Meadow’s long running This is England series with the final episode of This is England ’90 (read our full recap). Viewers were treated to “remorse, reconciliation and really bad wedding clothes“, as the darkly comic series dumped another …

15 tracks that define us: Carbs share their playlist

Carbs, our new band of the week, may have had their tongues lodged in cheeks when they described themselves as “not-folk pro-bro rap”, but it gives a hint of their wide-ranging listening habits. Here Jonnie Common and James Scott of the Glasgow-based duo select some of their favourite tracks in this 15-track YouTube playlist: Jonnie …

Playlists September 18, 2015

15 songs that define us: Forevr's playlist

Our new band of the week Forevr have curated a 15-track playlist for your listening pleasure. Here, Sam and Donnie of the Brisbane duo explain five of their choices, and you can find the Spotify playlist at the end of the post. Beach House – ‘Sparks’ “Very new, I know. I only just ‘got’ Beach House …

Playlists September 11, 2015
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