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The Listener: Sometimes It Streams In February

"Maybe you're just like my mother, she's never satisfied": the words to Prince's classic 'When Doves Cry' might have been written in response to...

BABYMETAL A-GOGO

I have a confession to make. The Japanese band BABYMETAL is my current obsession. I know I'm not supposed to like them, but I...

The Listener: Oasis – Not Just For The Lads?

So you think Oasis are a bunch of lads with their tonsils sticking out, singing the kind of songs that other lads only use...

Hello 2017

Finally! 2016 is over and I made my way to The Old Blue last to check out DIY magazine's top picks for the new...

Crank The Amp: 2016’s Memorable Gigs

This week's issue of our Crank The Amp podcast features members of the Rising East Music team picking their personal gigging highlights of 2016. They...

The Year In Music: Take 3

5. Simplicity // JAWS The last remains of the B-town squad are still making waves with their sophomore album. Simplicity shows how much JAWS have...

The Year In Music: Take 2

David Bowie // ★  The album that summed up the saddest moment of the year - only David Bowie could leave us shrouded in mystery...

Crank The Amp: Album Of The Year 2016

Sunflower Bean came out top of our annual pile, but it was certainly a close run thing. Listen to us arguing it out (in...

The Year In Music: Take 1

Viola Beach // Viola Beach The self-titled first album was released in July, following the tragic death of all four band members and their...
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Wishing You A Very Indie Christmas

Here's a Christmas playlist from the Rising East music team, including bands such as Peace and The Maccabees making their musical contribution to the...

Iggy On Top

In March 2016 Iggy Pop released Post Pop Depression, his seventeenth solo record and possibly his most commercial album since Lust for Life almost...

J’Accuse: Sexism In The Music Industry

  Tits. Now that I have your attention – let’s get down to business. People will go a long way in order to make lame excuses when...

Excelling At Music Awards

Excel London is the venue for the BBC Music Awards ceremony which will take place on 12 December this year. Hosted by Fearne Cotton...

An Ode To Indie

“Welcome to indie heaven”, I thought as I entered Old Spitalfields market. I was there for, brace yourself, Hipsters, the Independent Label Market. Like...

The Listener: Gimme Danger

The release of Jim Jarmusch's Stooges biopic Gimme Danger, has prompted me to think about the lack of danger in modern music. I don't expect...

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