Sunday, 22 January 2012

Kate Tempest bossing Radio 1

Edith being insufferable

Kate being incredible

Top of the Pops is back

From next weekend, Top of the Pops will be back! The show, which was cancelled after 42 years, is to return as an online service.

Reggie Yates will front the experiment which will allow music fans to watch/listen the last hour of the charts and will feature: performances, interviews and music videos.

Solicitor gets suspension for piracy 'fine' letters

Andrew Crossley, the solicitor behind law firm ACS:Law, admitted six charges against him at a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal hearing. Crossley has been suspended for two years and ordered to pay £76,000 in costs.

The firm caused a storm when it sent tens of thousands of letters on behalf of clients demanding £500 ‘settlement’ payments from people it accused of illicitly downloading music and pornography. Instead of targeting students, the firm made the mistake of sending letters to people who had the time and inclination to complain!

ACS:Law was criticised by a patents county court judge for bringing "the legal profession into disrepute"

The firm’s activities were made public in 2010 after the website was hacked and private information was leaked – the firm was shut down shortly after.

Jamie xx and Caribou

Jamie xx and Caribou have teamed up for a 100min mix for the Boiler Room Podcast Series.

Listen using the link below:

Big Chill 2012 cancelled

The Big Chill 2012 has been cancelled by organisers.

The move has come as a result of an inability to book suitable acts and also due to the organisers being unable to find a suitable weekend to hold the event.

Managing Director, Melvin Benn, had been exploring the possibility of moving the event as to avoid the London Olympics. After careful consideration, it was concluded by the management team that running the event would simply be too much of a risk.

Another bites the dust.

Odd Future to release first major-label album

Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All are set to reunite from their solo ventures to release their first major label album.

The albums is titled "OF Tape Vol 2" and is set for a UK release on 19th March 2012.

Earl Sweatshirt is set to remain AWOL but it is has been rumoured that he may make an appearance on the album. This is due to the fact that he will turn 18 on 24th February which would afford some time for recordings to be made. Sweatshirt has reportedly been blocked from recording with Odd Future in the past by his mother but, upon turning 18, the label will not require parental consent.

Here's hoping.

Azealia Banks makes the move to the Majors

NME 'it' girl has ducked out of a full deal with XL Recordings to make a move to the Majors.

Banks has signed a deal with Universal Music Group with her debut set for a June/July release.

Banks has commented on the signing stating that "God had dealt her a real good hand" and that she was in the mood to celebrate. Banks reportedly turned down a deal with XL Recordings after the indie music house stopped returning her calls/text and emails.

She also has commented that she doesn't want to be the "grungy hipster brown girl" that apparently we want her to be.

Brits 2012 - Nominations - Full List

Better late than never.

British Male Solo Artist
Ed Sheeran
James Blake
James Morrison
Noel Gallagher High Flying Birds
Professor Green

British Female Solo Artist
Florence and the Machine
Jessie J
Kate Bush
Laura Marling

British Breakthrough Act
Anna Calvi
Ed Sheeran
Emeli Sande
Jessie J
The Vaccines

British Group
Arctic Monkeys
Chase & Status

British Single
Adele - Someone Like You
Ed Sheeran - A Team
Example - Changed the Way You Kiss Me
Jessie J featuring VOB - Price Tag
JLS featuring Dev - She Makes Me Wanna
Military Wise/Gareth Malone - Wherever You Are
Olly Murs featuring Rizzle Kicks - Heart Skips A Beat
One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful
Pixie Lott - All About Tonight
The Wanted - Glad You Came

Mastercard British Album of the Year
Adele - 21
Coldplay - Mylo Xyloto
Ed Sheeran - +,
Florence and the Machine - Ceremonials
P J Harvey - Let England Shake

International Male Solo Artist
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Bruno Mars
David Guetta
Ryan Adams

International Female Solo Artist
Lady Gaga

International Group
Fleet Foxes
Foo Fighters
Jay-Z and Kanye West
Lady Antebellum
Maroon 5

International Breakthrough Act
Aloe Blacc
Bon Iver
Foster The People
Lana Del Rey
Nicki Minaj

British Producer
Paul Epworth
Ethan Johns

Already announced:

Outstanding Contribution Award

Critics Choice Award
Emeli Sande

Sunday, 8 January 2012

LGB Albums of the Year 2011 - Full List

10) "James Blake" - James Blake

9) "A Creature I Don't Know" - Laura Marling

8) "50 Words for Snow" - Kate Bush

7) "Let England Shake" - PJ Harvey

6) "Charity Starts at Home" - Phonte

5) "Suck it and See" - Arctic Monkeys

4) "Nostalgia, Ultra" - Frank Ocean

3) "On a Mission" - Katy B

2) "Smother" - Wild Beasts

1) "House of Balloons" - The Weeknd

LGB Singles of the Year 2011 - Full List

10) "Gabriel" - Joe Goddard feat Valentina

9) "Cinema" - Benny Benassi feat Gary Go

8) "We Found Love" - Rihanna feat Calvin Harris

7) "AKA...What a Life" - Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds

6) "I'm Getting Ready" - Richard Kiwanuka

5) "Wildfire" - SBTRKT feat Little Dragon

4) "No Church in the Wild" - Kanye West, Jay Z and Frank Ocean

3) "The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala - Arctic Monkeys

2) "Take Care" - Drake, Rihanna and Gil Scott Heron

1) "Rolling in the Deep" - Adele and Jamie xx