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The Wytches announce live dates in the North West

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 13:12:00 GMT

Peterborough Heavenly Records surf-psych quartet The Wytches play dates across the North West including Preston and Liverpool.

"Independent Venue Week should last longer than a week"

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 12:04:00 GMT

Yorkshire band Fighting Caravans discuss Independent Music Week ahead of their 360 Club gig at the Library in Leeds, along with Glass Mountain, Sam Wilde and Dusk as part of their much anticipated EP launch.

Loyle Carner 'Yesterday's Gone' review

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 10:03:00 GMT

Henry Lewis gives his verdict on the debut record from the London rapper, a journey through boyhood and manhood delivered via crisp bars over Rebel Kleff's Dilla inspired production.

DJ Format and Abdominal to Tour Together

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:59:00 GMT

DJ Format collaborates with MC Abdominal to tour the UK - hitting major cities!

Five venues to visit during Independent Venue Week

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Before you go out and support your local venue between Monday 23rd and Sunday 29th January, check out our top picks of the artists playing shows near you.

Virgin's Guide: Download Festival

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:30:00 GMT

Heading to Download Festival for the first time next year? Make sure you check out our Virgin's Guide to the rock and metal extravaganza.

Thee Oh Sees head to Manchester in June

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:38:00 GMT

La psych-punks The Oh Sees head to the north west city this summer, find out how to grab tickets.

Riot Jazz Brass Band interview: live and dangerous

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:43:00 GMT

Henry Lewis spoke to drummer Steve Pycroft ahead of his group's live album shows at Band on the Wall during Independent Venue Week.

Glastonbury to make way for The Variety Bazaar in 2019

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 08:58:00 GMT

The new festival will hit an undisclosed location in The Midlands in 2019, but will not replace the main event.

Madness head to Kent this Summer

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:00:00 GMT

The legendary ska-pop superstars will play a very special show in August in Maidstone.

More names added to Soundwave Festival 2017 line up

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:00:00 GMT

Laura Mvula, The Pharcyde, Roni Size and more join the likes of Roy Ayres and GoGo Penguin in Croatia between Thursday 27th and Monday 31st July.

Scottish rock veterans Big Country prepare for UK tour

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:54:00 GMT

The five piece new wave ensemble embark on a two month tour, celebrating the 30th anniversary of 'The Seer' in October.

Blissfields announces first wave of 2017 line up

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:00:00 GMT

Find out who'll be joining in 'The Bizarre' shenanigans at this year's edition, held in Woodmancott, Winchester on July 6th-8th.

The Beatnuts lock down London show in February

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:29:00 GMT

The Doctor's Orders bring JuJu and Psycho Les to The Garage to deliver latino hip hop gems, along with a glittering bill that includes Blu & Exile and more.

Tickets for Fresh Island Festival 2017 are on sale

Thu, 12 Jan 2017 08:56:00 GMT

Lady Leshurr, French Montana, DJ Jazzy Jeff and more all feature on the line up at the Croatian festival.

Amsterdam Dance Event reveals 2017 dates and international expansion

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 16:30:00 GMT

The monolithic platform for dance and electronic music heads back to the Dutch capital in October.

Skinny Girl Diet interview: punk and politics

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:21:00 GMT

"We're the babes with the power, the Powerpuff girls of the music scene; fighting society's expectations of what women can do whilst taking a stand." Henry Lewis caught up with the riot grrrl rockers.

Sounds From The Other City confirm promoters behind 2017 line up

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:11:00 GMT

Now Wave, Heavenly Recordings, Hey! Manchester and more will each select a raft of artists to appear at this year's event.

Dub Pistols interview: it's no secret that I liked to party and still do

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 12:17:00 GMT

Henry Lewis caught up with legendary party starter Barry Ashworth to find out how he keeps the energy high as his group celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Tim Westwood Interview: Ain't no party like a Westwood party

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:30:00 GMT

Jimmy Coultas sat down with the Big Dog to chat how he's maintained his relevancy over decades, the UK's enjoying a 'golden period' and a brand new residency for London hip-hop stalwarts The Doctor's Orders.

Union J tour embark on massive UK tour in February

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 09:00:00 GMT

The boy-band will go on a twelve date tour in September, preceded by a warm up show in Aberdeen at the start of the month.

Inaugural Fat Lip Fest brings hard rock greats to Bristol

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 12:52:00 GMT

Young Guns, Blood Youth, Feed The Rhino and more all come to The Lanes on Saturday 29th July.

Get tickets for Audio Farm presents One Tribe Festival 2017

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 10:33:00 GMT

Juan Atkins, Boddika, Slam and more are on the line up for the marathon rave, which takes place between Thursday 3rd and Tuesday 8th August at Cholmondeley Castle in Cheshire.

10 things to do in 2017

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:34:00 GMT

Make music a bigger part of your year with our top tips for discovering more in 2017.

Declan McKenna makes his mark on 2017 with January shows

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:02:00 GMT

The young singer-songwriter is set for a blistering year and visits Birmingham's Hare and Hounds, as well as the Cookie in Leicester, during his tour of the UK.

Gong announced to headline Equinox Festival 2017

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 12:04:00 GMT

The psych rock legends join John Otway, China Shop Bull and more at the Autumn weekender, which takes place between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th September.

Islington Mill faces licence review

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 11:10:00 GMT

Find out how you can help save one of the UK's most important arts and culture venues here.

Beans On Toast interview: The importance of music venues

Fri, 06 Jan 2017 10:59:00 GMT

"If you want to get involved, just fucking do it" Henry Lewis caught up with Jay McAllister ahead of his epic run of gigs during Independent Venue Week.

Jah Wobble interview: Hey Mr Bass Man

Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:15:00 GMT

The former Public Image Limited man spoke to Marko Kutlesa about his place in punk history, encounters with Prince and his lengthy list of genre traversing collaborations.

The Blue Aeroplanes 'Welcome, Stranger!' review

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 10:02:00 GMT

Henry Lewis pens his thoughts on the latest studio effort from the Bristol band who return with an unflinching, contemporary take on indie art rock.

Fairport Convention interview: Who Knows Where The Time Goes?

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:26:00 GMT

Marko Kutlesa spoke to founder member Simon Nicol about reaching the half century mark, booking Alice Cooper for Cropredy Festival and the legacy of folk music.

C Duncan interview "I'm obsessed with writing music"

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:18:00 GMT

Henry Lewis spoke to the Glaswegian singer-songwriter about the pressures of a Mercury Prize nomination, his increasing live presence and a support slot with Elbow.

Lytham Festival releases 2017 line up

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 19:00:00 GMT

A bumper crop of headline acts, including Olly Murs, Human League, Hacienda Classical and more hit Lytham St Annes between Wednesday 2nd August and Sunday 6th August.

Madness announce House of Common festival

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 11:21:00 GMT

Madness bringing the common people to Clapham for one day festival

The Blue Aeroplanes will kick off 2017 with a huge UK tour in January

Sun, 01 Jan 2017 10:03:00 GMT

The alternative rock icons hit the road in support of their latest release, "Welcome, Stranger!".

Fiesta Bombarda Serves Up Beans on Toast for NYD

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:15:00 GMT

The tipsy troubadour headlines the raucous New Year's Day carnival at the HiFi Club in Leeds.

Wee Dub festival returns to Edinburgh in 2017

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 11:08:00 GMT

With a line up that includes Mungos Hi Fi, Ragga Twins and more, the festival is set to hit Edinburgh Old Town between Friday 3rd and Saturday 5th March.

R&B stars Joe and Ashanti combine for landmark UK dates in 2017

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:13:00 GMT

It's not often that two of R&B's finest make the leap across the Atlantic.

Skiddle Sound of 2017 Spotify playlist

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:45:00 GMT

Keep in touch with the artists set to make a big impact on 2017 with our genre-traversing playlist.

2016 review with Alfresco Festival organiser Mark Davis

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 13:00:00 GMT

The man behind Alfresco Festival gives his verdict on Bowie, Brexit and the continued growth of his festival as he looks back at 2016.

Skiddle App Update: iPhone now features Spotify and Android launched

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 15:30:00 GMT

Read about the latest additions to the Skiddle App and the new Android Version available from Google Play.

The Selecter will headline Positive Vibration 2017

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 11:31:00 GMT

The ska and 2 tone legends are joined on the bill by Aba Shanti-I along with Leicester collective Vibronics and dub plate don Sir Coxsone Outernational Sound System.

The Damned top Camden Rocks line up announcement

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:00:00 GMT

The North London live music extravaganza has announced forty bands for next year's festival, find out who.

Introducing Waiting List - We’re helping real fans get their hands on tickets

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:00:00 GMT

Are tickets all sold out for that event you're desperate to attend? Thanks to our newest feature, you could bag some tickets for face value with ease.

Tickets for Electric Castle 2017 are on sale

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 13:45:00 GMT

The festival returns to Banffy Castle between Wednesday 12th and Sunday 16th July. DJ Sneak, Alt-J, Moderat and more have already been added to the bill for 2017.

Atari Teenage Riot confirm London date at Under The Bridge

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 12:54:00 GMT

The Berliners unleash digital hardcore upon London for a one-off UK date.

Little Simz 'Stillness in Wonderland' review

Fri, 16 Dec 2016 09:09:00 GMT

The second full length effort from the London rapper is a world wise trip down the rabbit hole, where a feast of beats lay the foundations for brilliantly insightful bars.

24 Kitchen Street Under Threat From Housing Development

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 11:40:00 GMT

Yet another of Liverpool's best clubs is under threat from redevelopment.

Bestival will move from the Isle Of Wight to a new location in 2017

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:24:00 GMT

The festival's Organiser Rob Da Bank has confirmed that next year's event will take place at Lulworth Estate in Dorset.

Equinox Festival unveil first wave of acts for 2017 event

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:35:00 GMT

John Otway, China Shop Bull and Doozer McDooze are just some of the names that feature on the bill for the Lincolnshire festival.