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Australian psych-rock band Pond have built a cult-like status upon a steady stream of albums since 2009. This month sees the release of their seventh studio album, The Weather.
Taylor Swift is planning something. The pop megastar has been noticeably out of the spotlight since her pre-Super Bowl concert in early February to promote a new deal with DirecTV. She hinted to the crowd that she was about to take a break.
It’s rare that a band gets their name from an instant messaging service, but for local alternative rockers Andy Is Typing… WhatsApp gave them the lightbulb moment they’d been looking for.
Shoegaze pioneers Slowdive have finally dropped their long-awaited self-titled album – their first in 22 years.
After an unexpected announcement of a One Direction hiatus last March, Harry Styles has been filling his time with acting work on the upcoming film Dunkirk, and has just released his debut solo record.
Despite a couple of sound issues, the city’s metal scene welcomed the thrash legends on their Dystopia World Tour.
Danish alt rockers and last week’s featured band Mew have brought out their latest album Visuals, their first release since the departure of long time guitarist Bo Madsen.
Virtual electronica band Gorillaz are back on the music scene following a viral 360 video, and the release of their first album in six years, Humanz.
Mysterious and melancholic – that’s what Luk Ka-ngai, guitarist of ambient-instrumental group Vanish, said of his band’s name. “It summarises our style. We use music to capture the things that are vanishing.”
At the end of Mew’s tour for their last album, +-, something unusual occurred. Instead of packing their guitars away after returning to their native Denmark, the band headed back into the studio to get started on their next album.
Maximo Park frontman Paul Smith has mostly been known for his poetic and romantic lyrics, but on their sixth studio album Risk To Exist, he takes a more direct and political approach.

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