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Brit Awards Bingo: 10 things guaranteed to happen

The annual award season sees swanky ceremonies coming at you thick and fast, with the Brit Awards set for tonight (24 Feb). Whilst a sense of lethargy may have set in with the seemingly endless repetition of the ‘introduction, nomimees, winner, speech’ format, we’ve decided to spice the Brits up with some good old-fashioned bingo …

Music Lists Virals February 24, 2016

Quiz: How much do you know about the Mercury Prize contenders?

Tonight will see the winner of the 2015 Mercury Music Prize announced. Nominees include stalwarts Gaz Coombes, Roisin Murphy and Florence and the Machine, as well as newcomers Benjamin Clementine, Eska and SOAK. But how much do you actually know about the artists and albums up for nomination? Take our quiz and find out: How …

Music News Quizzes November 20, 2015

Mercury Music Prize 2015 - nominations in full

The Mercury Music Prize nominations were being revealed today, live on Lauren Laverne’s BBC 6 Music Show. Here’s how it happened – read on for a brief guide to the 12 albums. The Mercury Prize​ 2015 nominations in full: • Aphex Twin​ – Syro • Wolf Alice​ – My Love Is Cool • Róisín Murphy​ …

Music News October 16, 2015

Alt-J trump Aphex Twin to take album chart top spot

Art rock trio Alt-J have marked a triumphant return by taking the Number One spot in the album charts this weekend, with the hugely-anticipated comeback of Aphex Twin lagging behind in eighth spot. The Leeds-formed, Cambridge-based band – who won the Mercury Prize with acclaimed 2012 debut An Awesome Wave – shot straight to the …

Music What's On September 29, 2014

Aphex Twin ‘Syro’ – track by track review

Aphex Twin has finally emerged from the deepweb to serve up his latest album Syro, which is on general release today. Matthew Dunne-Miles picks apart the latest album in a track-by-track summary. It’s been a long old wait for Richard D. James’ return from the wilderness. There have been teasing moments of potential pseudonym releases and …

10 landmark albums that should have won the Mercury Music Prize

The Mercury Music Prize judges don’t always cock up the award, but when they do – they cock it up royally. It’s no easy task to decide the British (and/or Irish) album of the year by committee as the Mercury panel attempt to do, but in the years since Primal Scream’s Screamadelica won the inaugural prize …

Music Lists September 12, 2014

Aphex Twin debuts new track ‘minipops 67’ – listen

Warp Records have released the first new track from Aphex Twin’s highly anticipated album Syro – and it’s surprisingly listenable. [Richard D. James is back with his first new Aphex Twin material since 2001 – picture: Getty] The track entitled ‘minipops 67 [120.2][source field mix]’ was published on Warp’s YouTube channel last night, and is a …

Music News Radar September 5, 2014

10 unlikely hip-hop samples that shouldn’t work but do

It seems that you don’t have to be a great rapper to be an influential name in hip-hop. [An Photoshop hack’s impression of the Sugar Hill Gang performing with The Shadows – pictures: Getty] A recent BBC documentary revealed that OutKast rapper Big Boi was a huge fan of Kate Bush – in fact, his obsession with …

Music What's On September 2, 2014

Monday Memo: 5 things you missed at the weekend

Oh Monday, deep down in my stomach, with every inch of me, I pure, straight hate you! But, God-damn it, do I respect you! That’s why WOW247  have taken the time to honour the dawn of a new Monday with a r0und-up of some of the finest slices of culture of the past two days. Here …

Television September 1, 2014

John Peel at 75: 10 great Peel Sessions to celebrate the late DJ

It would have been John Peel’s 75th birthday tomorrow (August 30) – here are ten reasons why he’s still the untouchable gold standard for British radio DJs. [John Peel: a passion for new music – picture: Getty] The Buggles once argued that the dawn of music television would eventually lead to the demise of the radio personality, …

Music What's On August 29, 2014
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