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    • Are Jamiroquai On Their Way Back? January 16, 2017
      Cryptic new clues emerge online...Jamiroquai could be on the comeback trail, with the group posting cryptic clues on social media. The band last released a studio album in 2010, with ‘Rock Dust Light Star’ emerging via Universal/Mercury. Now, though, it seems that Jamiroquai are ready to release a follow up. The band have posted teasers online, warning fans […]
    • Bruce Springsteen Tribute Band Quit Trump Inauguration January 16, 2017
      Out of respect for The Boss...The B Street Band – a Bruce Springsteen tribute act – have pulled out of Trump’s inauguration. The President-Elect’s inauguration takes place on January 20th, with The B Street Band booked to play the Garden State Inaugural Ball – a pre-inauguration ball – in Washington DC. Arguing that the event is non-partisan, The B Street Ba […]
    • Next Wave #722: PWR BTTM January 16, 2017
      In Association With Cheap Monday...PWR BTTM have been protested against, they’ve had their van robbed and all their equipment stolen, but they’re still here, still standing proud. A joyous, life-affirming force that is, technically speaking, a punk rock band, PWR BTTM have taken their debut album ‘Ugly Cherries’ around the world – and found that the world ki […]
    • Listen: Grandaddy Share 'Evermore' January 16, 2017
      Taken from new album 'Last Place'...Grandaddy have shared new single 'Evermore', taken from forthcoming album 'Last Place'. The band resumed studio activities last year, confirming their intention to release new material. New album 'Last Place' arrives on March 3rd, with Grandaddy sharing another teaser online. 'E […]
    • Next Wave #721: Girl Ray January 16, 2017
      In Association With Cheap Monday...Everything about Girl Ray feels natural, unforced. Live, the band’s ramshackle appeal has a rich sense of fun, while their songwriting dwells in bittersweet fashion on some profoundly personal elements. It’s as though they don’t place barriers in front of themselves, they simply reflect the world, and their feelings, as the […]
    • The 1975 Cancel European Tour January 16, 2017
      Due to "unforeseen circumstances"...The 1975 have been forced to cancel their upcoming European tour due to "unforeseen circumstances". The band were due to kick off a 16 date continental tour shortly, but this has seemingly been derailed. A message from The 1975's label informs fans that re-scheduled dates are due to be announced sh […]
    • Premiere: Alexandria - 'Home' January 16, 2017
      Stockholm semi-electronic pop with an arch wit...Alexandria hail from Stockholm, a city that sits close to the nerve centre of European pop music. Semi-electronic but wholly committed, the group's music has an arch wit while they are unafraid to tackle big topics. Debut full length 'Bossa' emerges this month, and it's a heady mixture of d […]
    • Allan Rayman Shares New Cut 'Repeat' January 16, 2017
      Second album 'Roundhouse 01' due on February 24th...Allan Rayman has shared new cut 'Repeat' - tune in now. The Toronto vocalist could be on the verge of an important 12 months, with new album 'Roundhouse 01' due on February 24th. Set to be released via Communion Records, the record is conceptual in form and finds Allan Rayman j […]
    • Little Hours Share Moving New Cut 'Water' January 16, 2017
      Rising Donegal duo surge ahead...Little Hours came of age in Donegal, an Irish town that - as pretty and historic as it may be - doesn't boast a huge music scene. So, the duo had free rein, able to experiment as they saw fit, finding the space and time to locate a sound all of their own. Softly devastating, quietly intense, Little Hours are ready to kic […]
    • Track Of The Day 16/1 - Sabrina Parker January 16, 2017
      In Association With Cheap Monday...There's a quiet buzz racing across London right now, and it centres on Sabrina Parker. Just 20 years old, her softly ethereal yet wholly entrancing voice is a superb instrument in itself - rooted in her lucid songwriting, though, it becomes something else entirely. Blessed with innate confidence in her music, Sabrina P […]
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Rock Chick of the Day: Laura Marling – Soothing

Posted by falconi5 on January 13, 2017

lauraLaura Marling always seems to stay one step ahead of our ears, always coming out with captivating music.  “Soothing” is the first single from her forthcoming album, Semper Femina.

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Video of the Day: The Thrills – Big Sur

Posted by falconi5 on January 10, 2017

A sorely missed band from Ireland, The Thrills are a hip, sun-shiney mix of The Beach Boys meets Big Star. “Big Sur” is a tune from the So Much for the City album, a desert island worthy record. Search this one out.  From the opener “Santa Cruz” to “Till the Tide Creeps In” the song that ends the set, you will be splashed with sun-kissed beach vibes. Guitar player and Co-founder Daniel Ryan has been busy managing The Little Green Cars, a spectacular band in their own right.

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Song of the Day: Nouvelle Vague – Love Comes in Spurts

Posted by falconi5 on January 10, 2017

nouvelleThe latest song, a Richard Hell cover, from the coolest covers band on the planet.  This one is from their latest release, I Could Be Happy.

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Rock Chick of the Day: Alex Lahey – Let’s Go Out

Posted by falconi5 on January 8, 2017

alexhaleyIt’s no secret by now that some of the best new music is coming from Australia, and Alex Lahey is certainly no exception.  Announcing herself with an extremely infectious E.P. , B-Grade University, she is all set to release a proper L.P. in 2017.  Keep your ears peeled fo this one.

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Video of the Day: The Strumbellas – Spirit

Posted by falconi5 on January 7, 2017

 

stumbellasThis under the radar band from Toronto was one of the buzz bands of 2016.  The infectious, anthemic Spirit is one of the ear-worm songs of the year for 2016. If you like The Lumineers you will love The Strumbellas.

 

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Live Video of the Day: Prince – The Art of Musicology Medley (MTV Unplugged)

Posted by falconi5 on January 7, 2017

 

princemtvIf you have seen his scorch the earth guitar solo on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame celebrity jam of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” you already know that Prince is an extremely underrated guitar player.  Here, the Purple One lays down some intimate versions of his lesser known songs including “Cream” and “Sometimes it Snows in April,”  The audience interaction her is worth the price of admission alone.

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Live Video of the Day: Keith Urban – 2106 Artists Tribute (Acoustic Living Room Version)

Posted by falconi5 on January 4, 2017

keithAn acoustic, much more intimate performance version of the song medley that he performed live from Nashville on New Years.  If you are scoring at home the line-up is:

George Michael – Careless Whisper

Leonard Cohen – hallelujah

Glen Frey – Take it Easy

David Bowie – Heroes

Merle Haggard – Mama Tried

Prince – Purple Rain

 

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Song of the Day: Seasick Steve – Abraham, Martin and John

Posted by falconi5 on January 3, 2017

seasickSeasick Steve has started opening his concerts with this sparse, poignant version of Abraham, Martin and John.

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Live Video of the Day: Phil Collins w The Roots – In the Air Tonight (The Tonight Show)

Posted by falconi5 on January 2, 2017

philcollinsPhil Collins is on the comeback trail for 2017. Here is an epic performance from October 25, 2016 on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

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Song of the Day: Chicano Batman – Friendship (Is a Small Boat In a Storm)

Posted by falconi5 on January 1, 2017

chicanobatmanChicano Batman is a four piece band out of Los Angeles, California.  Sure they have a cool name, but the vibe is even cooler.  Blending Tejano rhythms with Psychedelic and slow jam soul you will be reminded of Santana by way of Al Green with a side of Malo thrown in for good measure.  The new record comes out March, 2017.

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