Black Country, New Road release a second single titled ‘Track X’ ahead of their upcoming album

Words: Johnny Fry Black Country, New Road continue their feather duster tease routine by proceeding to tickle us with a second audiovisual release titled ‘Track X’ off of their forthcoming album ‘For the First Time’, released on Ninja Tune on 5th February. The septet have also announced new headline dates at the brutalist Queen Elizabeth Hall and an accompanying live-stream to celebrate the album release. … Continue reading Black Country, New Road release a second single titled ‘Track X’ ahead of their upcoming album

BIMM Introducing: Jason Payne & The Black Leather Riders

The last months were an emotional rollercoaster for all of us. Many events occurred politically and pandemically, most of which left us heartbroken. However, right before saying goodbye to the past and embracing the new beginning, Jason Payne & The Black Leather Riders are here to show us how to properly ‘rock’ the end of 2020. Continue reading BIMM Introducing: Jason Payne & The Black Leather Riders

This Year’s Grammy Nominations: What The AF Is Going On?

Words by Thomas Bradey-Riseley After what’s been a turbulent 2020, the Grammys have named their best and the rest yesterday (November 14). While not short of surprises in its 61-year existence – there usually are a few ‘wtf?’ moments – some snubs and acknowledgements are more significant this time round. The Weeknd hasn’t received a single nomination. He had the biggest charting hit of the … Continue reading This Year’s Grammy Nominations: What The AF Is Going On?

German Court Ruling: Techno IS Music

Words by Thomas Bradey Risely Live music venues have been one of the most impacted businesses due to the global pandemic but good news for clubs in Germany. But now a German court has ruled techno to be music – allowing the legendary Berlin club scene to receive the same tax breaks as concert venues. The case, which took place in the Munich financial high … Continue reading German Court Ruling: Techno IS Music

The Times They Are a-Changin’: Performers Vs. Pandemic

The music industry has been hit by COVID-19 in a unique way. While many are currently grafting from home or perhaps striving in key positions, those tasked with keeping the wonderful world of music going are experiencing different battles altogether. For some, ensuring the money continues to flow is the most pressing matter; The Musician’s Union (UK) reckons that over half of all musicians have … Continue reading The Times They Are a-Changin’: Performers Vs. Pandemic

‘Sadboy guitar bangerz with too many soloz’: An interview with Peach Pit

It’s safe to say that 2020 has already been one hell of a year. While that’s not necessarily a positive sentiment for a lot of people, the members of Vancouver-based band Peach Pit have had an unforgettable year for all the right reasons, with their newest album You and Your Friends just having been released. Intense, fun and with the warm breeze of a day … Continue reading ‘Sadboy guitar bangerz with too many soloz’: An interview with Peach Pit