Thursday, 29 January 2015


Chicago thrash metallers Oozing Wound have just released a music video for 'Hippie Speedball', a track which is taken from the band's 2nd album 'Earth Suck', which came out last year through Thrill Jockey Records. The band will be on a European tour in March/April, hitting the Black Heart in Camden, London on Saturday April 4th. We'll see you there!

Monday, 26 January 2015


We wrote about Handbook (Jake Brown) back in 2013 as we reviewed his 'Titanomachy' album, placing it in our top 10 albums of that year. He returns early in 2015 with a remix of 'You Like Me', by Paris Jones, a hip hop artist who we have been tracking since this time last year with his monthly EP releases.

Keep an eye out for both of these guys, we think they're going places!

Thursday, 15 January 2015


It's that time of the year again as Glastonbury Festival is pleased to announce details of its EMERGING TALENT COMPETITION 2015, which is giving new acts based in the UK and Ireland the chance to compete for a slot on one of the main stages at this year's Festival.

The winners of the free-to-enter competition will also be awarded a £5,000 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize, to help take their songwriting and performing to the next level. Two runners-up will also each be awarded a £2,500 PRS for Music Foundation Talent Development prize.

Acts from ANY MUSICAL GENRE can enter the 2015 competition FOR ONE WEEK ONLY from 9am Monday 19th January until 5pm Monday 26th January 2015 via the official Glastonbury Festival website, at Previous ETC entrants include Stornoway, Scouting For Girls, Treetop Flyers, the Subways and last year’s winners M+A.

Once the entries are in, a panel of 40 of the UK's top music writers will help compile a longlist of 120 acts. The longlist will then be whittled down to a shortlist of 8 artists by judges including Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, before the live finals at Pilton Working Men’s Club in April decide the winning act.

For more information, and full details of the ETC 2015 rules and conditions, please see