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Live review: The Maccabees and Drenge

These two overlooked acts proved just why their omission from this year’s Prize was so headscratching

Live review: The Maccabees and Drenge

These two overlooked acts proved just why their omission from this year’s Prize was so headscratching

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November 23, 2015

Groping at gigs is a real issue that we can’t just ignore

Sexual harassment of musicians has been well publicised and called out by those on the receiving end. But what about the sexual harassment of their fans? Siobhan Smith spoke to campaign group Girls Against about the very real issue of groping at gigs, why it happens and what we can do about it In recent weeks the subject of sexual …

Agenda Music Opinion November 20, 2015

Bloc Party to headline NME Awards Tour 2016

Bloc Party have been announced as the headline act for next year’s edition of the NME Awards Tour. They will be joined on the bill by a supporting cast of acts included Drenge, Ratboy and Bugzy Malone, making for a typically eclectic line-up. The 11-date tour kicks off in Cardiff on January 29, before winding …

12 albums that should have been Mercury-nominated

The Mercury Prize nominees have been announced and, while we have every respect for the final shortlist, it’s safe to say it’s open to debate. Of course there are only 12 places available on the shortlist, and over 250 albums to consider, so you’re never going to please everyone. The shortlist includes the likes of Jamie xx, Slaves and Wolf …

Latitude review: Alt-J, Years & Years, Noel Gallagher

Now in its tenth year, Suffolk-weekender Latitude has established itself as a prominent fixture in the music calendar. Daniel Jeakins reports on a weekend at Henham Park  It’s my second year covering the festival and the event’s unique location continues to astound me. My Thursday night consists of a dubstep rave in a forest, a worryingly …

Latitude review: Alt-J, Years & Years, Noel Gallagher

Now in its tenth year, Suffolk-weekender Latitude has established itself as a prominent fixture in the music calendar. Daniel Jeakins reports on a weekend at Henham Park  It’s my second year covering the festival and the event’s unique location continues to astound me. My Thursday night consists of a dubstep rave in a forest, a worryingly …

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July 21, 2015

Glastonbury video highlights: Arcade Fire, Elbow, Chvrches, Drenge

Our favourite songs from Glastonbury 2014 so far, in YouTube clips and iPlayer links. Highlights include Elbow, Arcade Fire, Interpol and Chvrches. [Arcade Fire headlined the Friday night of Glastonbury – picture: PA] Wild Beasts – ‘A Simple Beautiful Truth’ Sometimes festival sets don’t need to be pedal-to-the-metal, as Wild Beasts prove with their soulful, …

Music Festivals June 28, 2014

Download Festival 2014 – review and pictures

Avenged Sevenfold, Linkin Park and Aerosmith led the heavy rock pack at last weekend’s Download Festival. Review by Anthony Longstaff [Oliver Sykes of Bring Me the Horizon performs at Download – picture: Tracey Welch] A sun-drenched weekend saw thousands of revellers head over to the hallowed turf of Donington Park for this year’s Download Festival. …

Drenge announce UK and Ireland tour

The hotly tipped rock duo Drenge have announced a short run of tour dates in England and Ireland for June and July. Brothers Rory and Eoin Loveless, who released their self-titled debut album last year, will play seven summer shows – in addition to their festival appearances. The gigs will be in Hull, Oxford, Cardiff, …

Gig Tickets Gigs March 27, 2014
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