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Applause for Fitz and the Tantrums' single 'Hand Clap'

Fitz and the Tantrums high-energy indie pop rhythyms have propelled their single 'Hand Clap' up the Billboard charts. It is from their eponymous album released in June

Fitz and the Tantrums high-energy indie pop rhythyms have propelled their single 'Hand Clap' up the Billboard charts. It is from their eponymous album released in June

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Reggae made in Switzerland à la Jaba & Friends

Jaba, who lives in the French speaking area of Switzerland,has been making Jamaican inspired sounds for over two decades.

Jaba, who lives in the French speaking area of Switzerland,has been making Jamaican inspired sounds for over two decades.

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Tamia loves life with a 'Sandwich and a Soda'

Canadian singer songwriter, Tamia, has released her sixth album entitled ‘Love Life’ with the single ‘Sandwich and a Soda.’ It is collection of songs

Canadian singer songwriter, Tamia, has released her sixth album entitled ‘Love Life’ with the single ‘Sandwich and a Soda.’ It is collection of songs

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The Vaccines on tour

UK pop band ‘The Vaccines’ are on tour to support their latest album ‘English Graffiti’. Justin Young says it is important to have a cross-section

UK pop band ‘The Vaccines’ are on tour to support their latest album ‘English Graffiti’. Justin Young says it is important to have a cross-section

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German cult band Einstürzende Neubauten commemorate WWI

This year’s centenary of the outbreak of the first world war was commemorated in a variety of ways. By far, one of the most unusual was a performance

This year’s centenary of the outbreak of the first world war was commemorated in a variety of ways. By far, one of the most unusual was a performance

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The Boxer Rebellion's European tour a knockout in Budapest

For their first ever concert in Hungary, British-American indie band The Boxer Rebellion took to the stage onboard the famous A38 – a decommissioned

For their first ever concert in Hungary, British-American indie band The Boxer Rebellion took to the stage onboard the famous A38 – a decommissioned

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Indie rock band The Subways back on track

English indie rock band The Subways have kicked off a 40-date European tour in the UK ahead of their new album. It marks a new phase for the band

English indie rock band The Subways have kicked off a 40-date European tour in the UK ahead of their new album. It marks a new phase for the band

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Belle and Sebastian front-man helms 'God Help the Girl'

‘God Help the Girl’ was written and directed by Belle and Sebastian front-man Stuart Murdoch. Emily Browning and Olly Alexander take the lead roles

‘God Help the Girl’ was written and directed by Belle and Sebastian front-man Stuart Murdoch. Emily Browning and Olly Alexander take the lead roles

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Rapper Asher finally returns with 'Retrohash'

American rapper Asher Roth has finally released his sophomore album five years after his chart-topping debut ‘Asleep in the Bread Aisle’. Two name

American rapper Asher Roth has finally released his sophomore album five years after his chart-topping debut ‘Asleep in the Bread Aisle’. Two name

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Lorde world tour heading to Australia next

New Zealand wunderkind Lorde is about to take Australia by storm after wrapping up the European leg of her world tour. The seventeen-year old

New Zealand wunderkind Lorde is about to take Australia by storm after wrapping up the European leg of her world tour. The seventeen-year old

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New Santana album bursts with 'rascally' Latin music talent

Iconic Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana has assembled an all-star cast of Latin talent for his latest album ‘Corazón’. Forty-five years after

Iconic Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana has assembled an all-star cast of Latin talent for his latest album ‘Corazón’. Forty-five years after

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Retro-soul wonder Bernhoft launches new album

Norwegian one-man-band wonder Bernhoft is launching his third album ‘Islander’. Since releasing his debut album in 2008, the multi-instrumentalist

Norwegian one-man-band wonder Bernhoft is launching his third album ‘Islander’. Since releasing his debut album in 2008, the multi-instrumentalist

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Sean Kuti slams IMF austerity in new album

Seun Kuti and his band Egypt 80 have been giving fans a taste of their new album with the release of the video for the opening track ‘IMF’. With

Seun Kuti and his band Egypt 80 have been giving fans a taste of their new album with the release of the video for the opening track ‘IMF’. With

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Blast: from Russia with rock

Russian rock’n‘roll band Blast Unit Moscow have released their latest single “When The Music Is Over”. They sing in English, not in Russian and say

Russian rock’n‘roll band Blast Unit Moscow have released their latest single “When The Music Is Over”. They sing in English, not in Russian and say

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Sister act Haim taking indie-rock world by storm

Los Angeles-based sister act Haim might look like an overnight success in the indie-rock world, winning acclaim at key summer music festivals and

Los Angeles-based sister act Haim might look like an overnight success in the indie-rock world, winning acclaim at key summer music festivals and

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Big Sean's 'Hall of Fame' quest

Big Sean has stepped up a gear with his second studio album ‘Hall of Fame’. The American hip hop musician said it was far more inspirational and

Big Sean has stepped up a gear with his second studio album ‘Hall of Fame’. The American hip hop musician said it was far more inspirational and

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Major fire in Berlin-Kreuzberg destroys popular concert hall

On Saturday evening a huge fire burned the popular concert hall „Festsaal Kreuzberg“ down. Public authorities are now investigating the cause of the

On Saturday evening a huge fire burned the popular concert hall „Festsaal Kreuzberg“ down. Public authorities are now investigating the cause of the

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From idea to screen: hard times for indie movies

With the advent of digital technology, it may seem easier than ever for independent film-makers to make movies. But if the technology is more

With the advent of digital technology, it may seem easier than ever for independent film-makers to make movies. But if the technology is more

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Skunk Anansie 'unplugged'

For 20 years they have been known for heavy rock riffs, thick bass and politically charged lyrics, penned by one of the most iconic women in rock

For 20 years they have been known for heavy rock riffs, thick bass and politically charged lyrics, penned by one of the most iconic women in rock

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String revisionists

The Croatian duo 2Cellos have long been heralded as the boundary-breaking revisionists of string, whilst their genre-bending hits have achieved both

The Croatian duo 2Cellos have long been heralded as the boundary-breaking revisionists of string, whilst their genre-bending hits have achieved both

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Italian 'master' Battiato hits the road

Italian musician Franco Battiato is in the midst of a mini European tour to mark the release of his 28th album, Apriti Sesamo. Battiato, 68

Italian musician Franco Battiato is in the midst of a mini European tour to mark the release of his 28th album, Apriti Sesamo. Battiato, 68

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Gianmaria Testa: a portrait

The Italian singer-songwriter Gianmaria Testa will celebrate 20 years in the music business next year. After winning the first prize in an Italian

The Italian singer-songwriter Gianmaria Testa will celebrate 20 years in the music business next year. After winning the first prize in an Italian

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Half a century of rockin and rollin with The Stones

Sex, drugs, rock and roll. A well known phrase that may have been coined with The Rolling Stones in mind. Today they are pensioners and include a

Sex, drugs, rock and roll. A well known phrase that may have been coined with The Rolling Stones in mind. Today they are pensioners and include a

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'Nuits Sonores' festival: Lyon dances all day and night until Sunday

Nuits Sonores, the biggest festival of French contemporary music, opens on Wednesday in Lyon.   The festival is one of the key cultural attractions

Nuits Sonores, the biggest festival of French contemporary music, opens on Wednesday in Lyon.   The festival is one of the key cultural attractions

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Norah Jones releases Little Broken Hearts

Norah Jones is back with her fifth album – Little Broken Hearts – a collaboration with producer Danger Mouse. The American singer-songwriter burst

Norah Jones is back with her fifth album – Little Broken Hearts – a collaboration with producer Danger Mouse. The American singer-songwriter burst

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Andrew Roachford releases new album

London based singer-songwriter Andrew Roachford is back with a new album – Addictive. This powerfully emotive and soulful album showcases Andrew’s

London based singer-songwriter Andrew Roachford is back with a new album – Addictive. This powerfully emotive and soulful album showcases Andrew’s