Royal Blood, FKA twigs, and Bombay Bicycle Club are among the shortlist nominees for this year’s esteemed Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The shortlist is almost an even split of old guard vs new, with seven exciting debut albums nominated by buzzed about acts including East India Youth and Jungle. The remaining five LPs belong to already
Punters were steadily filing into the grand Palais Theatre as it filled with the crisp and confident tones of Englishman Nick Mulvey. The folk singer-songwriter treated the appreciative audience to a completely acoustic set of his best material, expertly looping sections of music to create a marvellously full sound. Following Mulvey, the eager audience began
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English singer-songwriter Ben Howard had already amassed a slew of critical awards following the release of his platinum-selling debut album, Every Kingdom. Returning to Oz for a coveted place on the Splendour In The Grass 2014 lineup, Howard will also play a handful of intimate sideshows. Since the 2011 release of Every Kingdom, the UK-based
Today’s Record Roundup features four artists, each on their way to cementing themselves as one-of-a-kind artists in their respective genres, with a debut LP from Lune, a debut solo release from Nick Mulvey, the highly anticipated long-play from Ratking, and a new album from Death Vessel. Lune – Music & Sports That dreamy voice you
The annual BBC guide to music’s next big thing has been unveiled with Chicago native Chance The Rapper, soul-singing Londoner Sampha and Swedish-Australian twin sisters Miranda and Elektra Kilbey of Say Lou Lou among the 15 names announced for the BBC Sound of 2014 longlist. The list is compiled each year by a panel of