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Bristol Summer Series announces headliners

Bristol’s harbour is set for another series of outdoor gigs this June, with the return of the Summer Series shows. The mini festival, which consists of four concerts at the Lloyd’s Amphitheatre, has announced this year’s headliners which are Sigur Ros, The Last Shadow Puppets, James Bay and Catfish & the Bottlemen. ANNOUNCE// #BSS16 lineup …

6 amazing music tracks ruined by over-exposure

They were once the greatest tunes on Earth – but now we’re sick to the back teeth of them. From TV shows to film trailers, we’ve been overwhelmed by previously awesome music that’s now become the equivalent of tired, fading wallpaper. Fed up with his favourite tunes being shamefully over-played, Mark Butler picks out six amazing …

Television September 4, 2014

Gigs of 2013: Sigur Rós at Edinburgh Usher Hall

We asked our music writers to choose a stand-out live event from the past 12 months. Patrick McPartlin looks back at a sensational show from Sigur Ros at Usher Hall in Edinburgh, on November 18. It’s rare that a band can emulate a church service, but Icelandic trio Sigur Rós came close with a jaw-dropping …

Gigs December 31, 2013

Top 20 albums of 2013 – The WOW247 selection

Just when people were beginning to write off the album as an increasingly irrelevant format, 2013 produced a bumper crop of high profile LPs. The challenge of producing a list of a whole year’s best albums is like ranking flavours in an ice cream parlour – hardly objective but certainly fun. We tasked WOW247’s music …

Music What's On December 19, 2013

Sigur Rós – live review

Sigur Rós brought their trademark post-rock to Edinburgh’s Usher Hall as part of their latest UK tour. Review by Patrick McPartlin Dealing in textural, epic soundscapes , Icelandic trio Sigur Rós – backed by an eleven-piece orchestral section – have nearly two decades worth of material to draw upon as their world tour begins its …

Gigs November 19, 2013

Live music and gig highlights in Scotland for November 2013

Not many months, especially those without summer festivals, offer the same kind of variety and excellent music as this November has in store. From secret warehouse parties to some of the world’s hottest producers and DJs, the psychedelic punk rock of Texans White Denim to the experimental sounds of Rokia Traore and Sigur Ros, there’s …

Gigs Radar November 1, 2013

Guitarist Jason Bieler covers ELO hit in style of Sigur Ros – listen

Maverick guitarist Jason Bieler has caused a stir by covering high-energy, fist pumping ELO hit Don’t Bring Me Down in the sweeping, atmospheric style of Sigur Ros. Recorded with his side project Owl Stretching, the ethereal rendition is a nigh-on unrecognisable take on the original, classic single. Described as a “musician, producer, hand model, amateur surgeon …

Music What's On August 6, 2013

Sigur Ros reveal dark and heavy new track ‘Kveikur’ – listen

Icelandic post-rock trio Sigur Ros have become famous for their serene and captivating soundscapes – but newly-unveiled track ‘Kveikur’ is a great deal more moody and frenetic than you might expect. Showing off a dark, brooding and industrial sound including heavy drum bursts and shrieking guitars, it hints at a more aggressive direction for the band. …

Music What's On June 6, 2013

Sigur Ros announce UK tour dates – ticket details

Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Ros are back, with their new album Kveikur set to land in June and a European tour now announced for November. The acclaimed band, who have sold millions of records worldwide, have also revealed new song Brennisteinn – watch the video below. Kveikur will be the group’s first release on XL Recordings and is described as having …

Gigs March 26, 2013

6 weird venues played by famous music acts

Following the news that superstar DJ Fatboy Slim performed at the Houses Of Parliament in London last night, it’s tempting to wonder whether there’s ever been a more bizarre pairing of venue and star. Well, WOW247 has been looking into the subject – and we can assure you there’s been even more bizarre gigs in …

Gigs March 7, 2013

Sigur Ros at SECC, Glasgow – review

Review: Fiona Shepherd gives her verdict on Icelandic ensemble Sigur Ros, who opened their UK tour with a show at the SECC in Glasgow on Saturday… [Sigur Ros – picture: Matt Clark / Flickr] ★★★ Sigur Rós’s mood music is pretty, sometimes stately and even occasionally stormy, making it a natural choice as the incidental …

Gigs March 4, 2013
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