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Great Cynics

UTG INTERVIEW: Great Cynics Discuss ‘I Feel Weird’

Since 2011, Great Cynics have been bringing their own version of folk-punk to the masses. First it started with their home country of England, but now in 2015, they’ve logged thousands of miles thanks to some incredible tours with groups like Joyce Manor and The Smith Street Band. Their third full-length, I Feel Weird, will be […]

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James Blake’s New Album Will Drop in “About Five Months,” May Feature Kanye West

James Blake isn’t one to take a break. While the UK crooner and electronic producer’s last album, Overgrown, came out in 2012, he’s been hard at work since, touring the globe, DJing sets, and dropping new songs “200 Press” and “Building It Still.” Now, the singer-songwriter has announced his next album is on the way. In an interview […]

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Listen to Charli XCX’s New Song “London Queen”

If British singer, songwriter, and all around badass Charli XCX moving her new album’s release date back to December 16 has you down (or even later for you UK folks), fear no more. The highly-anticipated sophomore album, Sucker, now has a new single for fans to play on repeat until the holidays: “London Queen.” The single […]

Placebo

Placebo Touring for First Time in Seven Years

UK rock group Placebo haven’t been in the news much in the past few years. They teased new music in 2012. They dropped a new album in 2013. They sued The Weeknd for his blatant “Machine Gun” sample in 2013. Now, in 2014, they’re ready to hit the road touring — for the first time […]

maybeshewill

REVIEW: Maybeshewill Ascend To New Heights With ‘Fair Youth’

Artist: Maybeshewill Album: Fair Youth Genre: Post-rock Label: Superball On their previous record, I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone, instrumental outfit Maybeshewill channeled the purest feelings of love and loss into a post-rock epic that became a shoo-in for one of the best albums of 2011. Thus, if there’s one album […]

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Spin 360 Degrees in The Kooks’ “Forgive & Forget” Video

English indie rock heartthrobs The Kooks have dropped a new single titled “Forgive and Forget” this year as a precursor to their upcoming full-length, Listen, due out September 8 via Virgin/EMI (pre-orders are ongoing). In anticipation, they’ve shared a music video for the EP’s catchy title track. The video shows all four members performing the song on a white, […]

FKA Twigs

Listen to FKA Twigs’ New Song “Video Girl”

After a lot of online buzz and some well-deserved hype, British experimental R&B artist FKA Twigs has three weeks left until her debut album, LP1, drops August 12 via Young Turks. In anticipation, she’s shared the second track off the record, “Video Girl,” which you can stream below. Unlike the sultriness of “Two Weeks” and […]

Adult Jazz

Stream Adult Jazz’s Excellent Debut LP ‘Gist Is’

Leeds four-piece Adult Jazz shared a video titled “Community Rhythms” two weeks ago that got our attention from its first few seconds. After watching a pile of humans tumble out of a white van, gather round in a school gym, and bust out a drum circle while frontman Harry Burgess ropes around them singing, we couldn’t help […]

Bat For Lashes

Listen to Bat For Lashes’ New Song “Skin Songs”

What do pathologists, neurologists, stem cell researchers, and hospital surgeons have in common? They’re all recording an album, of course. Okay, okay, so it’s not just medical nerds gathering around to see how sine waves match up with sound, but rather some seriously smart medical experts teaming up with UL musicians to create a collection of […]

Eminem

Eminem Banned From Hyde Park for “Offensive” and “Unsuitable” Lyrics

Longtime rapper Eminem had agreed terms with Barclaycard British Summer Time promoters AEG, but a Freedom Of Information request by The Daily Mirror shows the agreement was vetoed by Royal Parks, the body that runs Hyde Park, because they feared his lyrics could upset other park users. The result? He’s banned from playing a day festival […]

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ALBUM STREAM: Kasabian – ’48:13′

Way back in 1997, England got to see a new rock band on its scene: Kasabian.  Now, almost 20 years later, the band is still churning out their classic semi-psychedelic sound in the form of their new album, 48:13. The album, named after the running length, is streaming online via iTunes before it officially comes out on June […]

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Jimmy Page Responds to Led Zeppelin Glastonbury Rumors

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis said earlier this year that he was “sure” Led Zeppelin would play his festival one day. Now, guitarist Jimmy Page has responded to his comments and addressed the chances of the band headlining in the coming years when talking with BBC Radio 6 Music host Shaun Keaveny. “I haven’t heard […]