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9 new bands you need to see at Bestival

Festival season has brought us the usual suspects in the form of big hitters like Glastonbury and Reading and Leeds, and of course many people’s calendars have been filled with the hundreds of smaller, boutique weekenders that make sure every taste under the sun is catered for. As the weather gets chillier and the nights draw in, festivals are …

Aviemore Stopover Festival: Spotify Playlist

With only two days to go until Stopover, Scotland’s newest festival, kicks off in scenic Aviemore, get in the mood with our Spotify playlist.  Organised by Mumford and Sons, Stopover has been 12 months in the making and as well as a headline set from the main men in question, over the course of two days there …

Playlists July 29, 2015

The most popular songs in UK cities, according to Spotify

Spotify has released an interactive map of the world which shows you which songs are most played in cities across the globe, and it’s really quite cool. Almost 1,000 locations have been given their own city-specific playlist of 100 songs, which will be updated every fortnight to reflect each city’s favourite tracks. Ever wondered what tunes they like in Ottowa? …

45 forgotten albums from the 90s to revisit

Grunge! Britpop! Rave! The ’90s will forever be remembered as a decade that was great for music. On one side of the Atlantic you had Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins bringing the alternative rock scene to the mainstream, and closer to home we had Oasis and Blur chart-battling it out to a backdrop of Cool Britannia …

The Earworms Playlist: 7 tracks we can’t stop listening to

No doubt you’re still humming along to the fantastic selection of new music added to our Earworm’s playlist last week (if we do say so ourselves!), but there’s always room in your life for a few more infectious tracks. This week we bring you a classic alt-rock anthem from one of America’s best songwriters, and we’re shining a spotlight …

Playlists Radar July 2, 2015

15 songs that define us: Bdy Prts’ playlist

Our new band of the week, Bdy Prts, have curated a 15-track playlist for your listening pleasure. Here, Jill, Jenny and Jonny explain five of their choices, and you can find the Spotify playlist at the end of the page. Thee Headcoats – ‘Pocahontas Was Her Name’ “This was on Archive 1959: The Billy Childish …

Playlists June 12, 2015

15 songs that define me: Dave Haslam’s playlist

If anyone deserves the title ‘Mr Manchester’, it’s Dave Haslam. Moving to the city in 1980, he set up a fanzine and promoted gigs before establishing himself as a vital part of the Manchester music scene through his writing, DJing and habit of being at the heart of all major moments in music from the ’80s onwards. If it …

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