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Unknown announce world’s first Boiler Room Island

Set against the lush waters and white sands of Croatia, Unknown have broken the boundaries of expectation by hosting the first ever  Boiler Room Island. Visible from the mainland but connected only by boat, Boiler Room Island will no doubt be the climax for an exclusive 120 ticket holders. …



Review: Ben Howard – The Burgh Island EP

Fresh from a Mercury nomination, this is the moment when the world is waiting for Ben Howard to firm things up, grow, mature, confirm all that promise and establish an identity… all that bildungsroman stuff. Everybody knows you can’t really walk the line between BBC Radio 2 airplay and a …



News: Kavinsky drops new vid + debut album in February

On the back of a series of EPs that have seen him rise to the top of the French electro game, Parisian producer Kavinsky – aka Vincent Belorgey – has set a February 25th release date for his long-awaited debut album, Outrun.

It’s a rather tantalising prospect for anyone …



Mercury Prize 2012: Who We Like & Hope Might Win

The Mercurys are back! With the announcement for the longlist of the best British album of the last year happening TOMORROW, we’ve characteristically put together a few last-minute…not predictions really, more just records that we really, really like and hope are given some recognition. 4 choices each from Michael,


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Interview: Jake Bugg

We spoke to musician-on-the-rise Jake Bugg about being signed to a major label, song writing, and his experiences as a musician so far. 

How did you sign to Mercury?
A year and a half a go now, I met a guy who knew a guy that ended up to be …


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Who could make Blackpool look so sweet. Karima Francis, that’s who

Her new album is finally upon us, after three years out Karima Francis is back and introducing her new entitled album ‘The Remedy.’ Well it sure is that! This new song and video ‘Wherever I Go’ is simple yet thought-provokingly beautiful. The Remedy is due out August this year on …



EP Review: Niki and the Dove – The Drummer

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Well, it’s kind of a bird, actually. Kind of. Niki and the Dove (see what I did there?) have been ones to watch since they got us moving in all sorts of mysterious ways back in May, and their latest EP, The