My Bloody Valentine Slam Spotify for Presenting ‘Fake' Lyrics

Spotify has been chastised by My Bloody Valentine for displaying "fake lyrics" to the shoegaze band's notoriously enigmatic tracks. Spotify announced a function in November 2021 that allows users to read along with the lyrics while listening to any music. The band tweeted, "Just noticed that Spotify has put fake lyrics up for our songs […]

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Wet Leg on Music, Silliness, and Their Unexpected Success

How can a song by an unknown band acquire 6.5 million listens? It was difficult to tell in the days before streaming, when we still used "popular" instead of "viral," and it's much more perplexing today. Facebook would have created an algorithm for it if they had known. That hasn't prevented reviewers from spinning their […]

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John Morgan, Wurzels Drummer, Dies at 80

The Wurzels' drummer died in hospital after catching Covid-19 while on tour in the United Kingdom. Following the Wurzels' performance at Manchester Academy earlier this month, Somerset guitarist John Morgan, originally from Lydney, Gloucestershire, got sick with coronavirus and died at the age of 80 on Friday at Gloucester Royal Hospital, accompanied by his family. […]

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Shonen Knife Celebrates 40 years: ‘Nirvana Looked Crazy - I Was Afraid!'

Few rock bands survive to be 40 years old. Shonen Knife's achievement is all the more remarkable since there haven't been many all-female rock bands from Japan that have converted their fascination with junk food, beautiful animals, and the Ramones into a global career. Let's Knife, released in the UK by Creation Records immediately after […]

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‘Evolution Is Part of Tradition,' Says Makaya McCraven

Every day, we have so many options to make, and we're continuously improvising them, much like in jazz," explains Makaya McCraven, a drummer and composer. "Even when we try to order and sanitize the world so that we can function, we're improvising in various frameworks." It's all a way of expressing existence." McCraven, 38, is […]

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No One Can Stop Little Simz on the Mike!

Little Simz is a prominent lady in British rap and an MC whose wit matches that of more well-known artists. Both Stormzy and Kendrick Lamar have praised her abilities. However, on the first night of a UK and Ireland tour, she seemed to be less concerned with hefty labels and more concerned with having a […]

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