Monday, 31 October 2011

Exclusive music for you..

Bombay Bicycle Club - Video Games (Lana Del Rey cover)

Bombay Bicycle Club - Video Games (Lana Del Rey cover) by the3penguins

Kyla La Grange - 'Lambs' (free download)
Kyla La Grange - 'Lambs' (free download) by Kyla La Grange

Friday, 28 October 2011

Arthur & Betty Debut Collection

"Arthur & Betty is a contemporary, designer label for fashion conscious individuals who work hard and play hard! Most people enjoy shopping and spending their money on looking and feeling great, but often they don’t have the time or the energy to trawl from shop to shop looking for work or evening wear, trying on several different outfits in various shops to see if they fit!This is where Arthur & Betty enter the market.

Lauren Lewsey came up with the concept in September 2010, after hearing from her friends and colleagues how much easier life would be if they had one outfit for work that with a few tweaks, they can wear straight out in the evening! Lauren approached her very talented friend, Eva Georgiou and asked her to be Chief Designer for the brand. Since then Lauren & Eva have been busy working hard to create a stunning ready to wear range, for all you fashionistas out there!

The first collection comprises of luxurious tailored skirts and trousers, made from the finest wool and cashmere, through to stunning evening dresses and jumpsuits in elegant silks and satins. Many pieces from the collection have been designed so you can wear them to work and then simply by accessorising and changing your hairstyle or make up, you transform your work wear into glamorous party wear! We are also very pleased to announce that the stunning Imogen Leaver, from Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, is the face of our first collection!

Their mission- Contemporary, retro clothing with a funky edge for work and play.

If you want to see more check the website for their debut lookbook, but if you can't wait, be sure to catch them at "Essex Fashion Week" tomorrow....

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Smith and Burrows

Andy Burrows (I Am Arrows/ ex Razorlight) and Tom Smith (Editors) announce a joint collaboration project Smith and Burrows. The duo are pleased to reveal their Christmas album ‘Funny Looking Angels’ will be released on 28th November 2011- it features guest vocals from a variety of musical friends including rising Danish star Agnes Obel. It also includes an eclectic range of cover versions from Yazoo’s ‘Only You’ and Black’s ‘Wonderful Life’ (which they performed together some years previously) to The Longpigs ‘On and On’ and cult Birmingham band Delta’s ‘Funny Looking Angels’, which also gave them their album title and is an affectionate nod from Tom to his formative musical years in the city.

The album will be released on 28th November, but you can catch a preview track ‘Funny Looking Angels’ right now via the Smith & Burrows website:\\


£ 270.00

"This ultra luxe wool coat is guaranteed to turn heads for its elegant,sophisticated style. With its big draped collar to keep the neck insulated throughout Winter, putting on Captain is like being wrapped in sheer delight. The faux leather belt and pocket trimmings add to the otherwise plain woollen style; creating a subtle yet lavish effect."

£ 175.00

"These luxuriously soft cropped trousers, look fabulous teamed with a shirt tucked in and pumps for an understated chic, day look."

£ 190.00

"This ultra on trend cape has already been featured in Vogue and is the perfect extra layer to keep you looking fierce this season. Studding on the shoulder adds a modern element to a classic look."


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Early Bird tickets for the 2012 Camden Crawl, which takes place 4th – 6th May, go on sale at 9am today (Wednesday 26th October). For the first time in its history the Camden Crawl will expand to a three-day event kicking off with an opening night party featuring six live acts and a special edition of Club NME on Friday 4th May from 5pm at KOKO. A full music and arts programme will run from midday on Saturday 5th May until the early hours of the following bank holiday Monday.

Tickets for the Friday 4th May opening party at KOKO and reduced price Early Bird weekend passes for Camden Crawl will go on sale through at 9am on Wednesday 26th October.


Opening Night Party at KOKO: Friday 4th May 2012 5pm – 4am

Camden Crawl Weekend: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th May 2012 (May Bank Holiday Weekend) 12pm – 4am both days

» Early Bird Weekend Tickets £57.50 (£10 off standard ticket for limited period)
» Early Bird Weekend Tickets + Opening Night Party £62.50
» Opening Night Tickets @ KOKO £20.00


Tickets available from the following outlets: 24 Hr CC Hotline 0871 2200 260 / See Tickets 020 7403 3331 OR buy online:

Tickets are to be exchanged for wristbands which allow unlimited entry to each of the participating venues as individual capacities permit. Ticket price includes lanyard programme guide, festival magazine and 2012 compilation album.

New video: Crystal Fighters 'Champion Sound'‏

Crystal Fighters are pleased to announce a video for their forthcoming single ‘Champion Sound’ starring Luke Treadaway (Brothers of the Head) as the lead character.‘Champion Sound’ is undisputedly one of the highlights from Crystal Fighters’ much lauded debut album ‘Star Of Love. So It’s fitting that it will be the last single before they head off to the Basque country, whose folk music and culture has been such an inspiration, to write their much anticipated second album.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


Subway's New single ‘It’s A Party’

Released November 21st

Welwyn Garden City’s youthful musical ambassadors The Subways follow the recent release of their third album ‘Money And Celebrity’ - and the Radio 1 A-listed track ‘We Don’t Need Money To Have A Good Time’ - with a new single in the run up to Christmas.

“We wrote this track about each and every one of you” exclaims singer Billy Lunn night after night on tour. ‘It’s A Party’, the opener on the album has over the course of the band’s summer exploits across Europe become a (if not the) live favourite culminating with massed frenzy at venues across Europe not least at the band’s recent sold out show at London’s KOKO which witnessed Lunn leaping from a first level balcony into the moshpit…

The Subways see no shame in proclaiming their appreciation for what they do and this is expressed more than ever with ‘It’s A Party’ as anyone who saw them on their recent UK dates will surely testify. The adoration is reciprocated on stage and a celebration of the band’s relationship with their loyal and ever increasing following.

Produced by Stephen Street and given the once over by Adrian Bushby ‘‘It’s A Party’ is released through Cooking Vinyl – the full listing is:

1. – ‘It’s A Party’

2. – ‘It’s A Party’ (Adrian Bushby remix)

3. – ‘It’s A Party’ (Adrian Bushby remix – Instrumental)

4. – ‘Psycho Collective’ (bonus track) /

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Rico Genest Go Beyond the Cover

Panorama- Britain's Child Beggars

BBC 'Reporter John Sweeney uncovers the truth behind the children begging on Britain's streets, and tracks down the begging gangs to luxury homes in Romania.'

Watch the full version here.

Have you got The Voice?

Some might say this is another XFactor taking over their screens for Saturday night entertainment. However they have suggested it is all about the vocals and that is it. But will have to see about that one. 'Only the most unique and distinctive voices will make it to the filmed auditions and get to sing for our celebrity coaches.'

You think you have what it takes. -Apply to audition now-


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Friday, 7 October 2011

Bombay Bicycle Club - 'Lights Out, Words Gone'

Lights Out, Words Gone' is the second single to be taken from the band's third album 'A Different Kind of Fix'.

The band are currently out on a full UK tour.

Friday 07-Oct –Manchester Apollo
Sunday 09-Oct –Lincoln Engine Shed
Monday 10-Oct – Norwich UEA
Tuesday 11-Oct – Oxford Academy *
Wednesday 12-Oct – Bristol Academy *
Thursday 13-Oct –Birmingham Academy *
Friday 14-Oct –Cardiff University Great Hall
Sunday 16-Oct - Southampton Guildhall *
Monday 17-Oct - Nottingham Rock City
Wednesday 19-Oct –London Brixton Academy *

General Fiasco introduce a new release for Autumn

General Fiasco - Waves by Dirty Hit

Northern Ireland’s GENERAL FIASCO return with a brand new EP set for release this autumn and dates in late October. The band released their debut album ‘Buildings’ in March 2010 and have consistently toured including playing festivals all over Europe, ending this summer with a headline appearance at Reading and Leeds Festival on the BBC Introducing Stage where they played the coveted returners slot.

They headed straight back into the studio to start work on the follow up and the first release from this session will be the ‘Waves’ EP released on 14th November 2011 for new label ‘Dirty Hit’. One track from the EP ‘The Age You Start Losing Friends’ has already caught the attention of Radio 1’s Huw Stephens (sitting in for Zane Lowe) who instantly made it his ‘Hottest Record In The World’.

The band, from Bellaghy, Co.Derry, General Fiasco are Owen Strathern on bass, brother Enda on guitar, Stephen Leacock on drums and new guitarist / keyboard player Stuart Bell.

14th November WAVES EP

(Waves / The Age You Start Losing Friends / German Roads / I Wanna Eat Her)

22 October DUBLIN, Academy 2
23 October BRISTOL, Thekla
25 October GLASGOW, King Tuts
26 October BIRMINGHAM, Rainbow
27 October LONDON, Academy 2
29 October MANCHESTER, Deaf Institute
30 October BELFAST, Queens