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We could finally be getting a new Frank Ocean album

There are reports of secret listening parties and clips appearing across social media – so, are we finally getting an album from Frank Ocean? There are murmurings that a VIP listening party took place in New York City over the weekend, with video clips of two new tracks appearing across the internet. Erm, this is where …

Music News March 1, 2016

15 moments that defined music in 2015

2015. It’s been a blast, really. The year has not disappointed in terms of big music stories, whether it was full-on musical feuds, unlikely presidential candidates or potential heists featuring Bill Murray. Here’s hoping we get more of the bizarre in the next 12 months. We look back on some of the biggest moments in music from …

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

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

Beyoncé surprises everyone with 14-track ‘visual album’

Declaring that she’s “bored” with the traditional way of releasing music, Beyoncé surprised her fans last night by posting her fifth solo album in full on iTunes. The 14-track “visual album” includes collaborations with Jay Z, Drake, Frank Ocean, Pharrell Williams, Timbaland, Michelle Williams, Kelly Rowland, Justin Timberlake, Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche, and others. …

Music What's On December 13, 2013

Frank Ocean – T in the Park review

R’n’B rising star and Jay-Z collaborator Frank Ocean delivered a polished performance at T in the Park, even if the Main Stage wasn’t the right place for it, writes Nick Mitchell While his Odd Future compadre Tyler the Creator was cursing his own stage set-up over at the Slam Tent, Frank Ocean may well have had …

On tour this week, feat Kings Of Leon, Leona Lewis and Band Of Horses

The best music acts on tour this week in the UK, including rock giants Kings Of Leon, pop superstar Leona Lewis and indie darlings Band Of Horses. [Kings Of Leon on stage – Photo: Getty] Kings Of Leon With new album Mechanical Bull landing later this year, the American band are back in Blighty for another series of huge shows. …

Gigs July 9, 2013

Kanye West tops album chart with ‘Yeezus’

New father Kanye West has seen his latest album, Yeezus, go straight in at number one in the UK. It is his first number one album in the UK since 2007’s Graduation and his fourth top 10 album in his career. Yeezus is the follow-up to his collaboration with Jay-Z, Watch The Throne, and was …

Music What's On June 24, 2013

Kanye West set to return with new album ‘Yeezus’

Kanye West has teased out details of his new album, which will be called Yeezus. The rapper, who returned to the studio last year, also performed two new tracks on Saturday Night Live – ‘Black Skinhead’ and ‘New Slaves’. [Kanye West is on the comeback trail – picture: TSPL] West’s sixth studio album looks set to …

Music What's On May 20, 2013
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