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Talking with YOOFS: The Twin Brothers and Their Busy 2014

“Me and Rich are brothers… twins actually” says Michael-James Dent, one of two young men behind YOOFS, a low-fi indie duo whose wall-of-sound guitars have lent themselves to an impressive catalogue of tunes. “We’ve been playing music together since we were about 14 or 15. It originally started as a three-piece playing in our mate’s

Is American Music Becoming Less American?

America is widely considered to be the birthplace of all modern popular music. And even when Beatlephiles, British Invasion geeks and classical/jazz zealots claim the mantle for their own camp, nobody can deny the business of selling music as the product of almost-supernatural stars, the model we’re all familiar with today, is every bit as

Top 10 Earning Dead Musicians

Even though some of us spend our entire lives working two hundred hours a week just to afford the falling-to-pieces room in an apartment we share with four students and a family, some people break it a little luckier than that. Some people succeed in not only making ridiculous amounts of cash when they’re alive,

Hip Hop In 2014? We Q&A Historian Seb Elkouby

When someone says History most of us aren’t picturing Compton or the Bronx, RUN DMC, Salt N Pepa or anything else related to Hip Hop for that matter. But Sebastian Elkouby certainly does. A Hip Hop enthusiast, blogger and historian of the genre, we asked him — when the genre has never been so big

Meet Fancy Reagan: VH1’s Newest Overnight Success

After a sleepless 24 hours of musical challenges, Fancy Reagan was announced as the winner of VH1’s “Make A Band Famous” competition.  Held at the Liberty Warehouse in Red Hook, Brooklyn, the event featured 24 bands competing for one life-changing grand prize: a record deal with Republic Records, exposure on VH1’s “You Oughta Know” program,

The Rise of Catfish And The Bottlemen

Catfish and The Bottlemen are a classic indie rock set up that have been making waves across the indie circuit in recent years. Supported by the likes of Radio 1 and XFM and featured in most of the British music press, these guys have been given a hearty thumbs up by the British indie establishment,

Britain’s Music Venues Are Under Threat

Since the Coalition Government in the UK came to power in 2010 there has been a concerted effort by politicians to put housing back at the top of the list of national priorities amid worries that a housing ‘superbubble’ may be happening in London and the South East of England. The change in the law

Is Youtube Bullying The Music Industry?

Youtube is the most successful video platform since time began. Billions of people use it: watching and sharing its content with their friends, families and networks, to the point where it’s become old media’s biggest threat and a launchpad for some of this century’s biggest names in pop culture so far. Whether it’s Justin Bieber

Posh Pop And A Decade of Keane’s ‘Hopes and Fears’

On May 10th this year, it will be exactly ten years since Keane’s Hopes and Fears charted in 19 countries worldwide. An emotionally charged, soft melodic rock record that would start the careers of four Sussex lads who to date have released four studio albums and charted worldwide with gentle anthems like “Crystal Ball”, “Somewhere

We Talk Punk in 2014 with Louise Distras

Louise Distras is a Punk who varies slightly from the standard recipe. While like her fellow hellraisers and revolutionaries she has a pretty big bone to pick, hers it seems, is with Punk itself. “I’m no authority but I have noticed that the audiences in Europe and Canada are much younger than in the UK.