Category Archives: Surprise Me!

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Thrash Fashion With Thrasion

  Thrashion is one of the only companies in the UK dedicated to producing bespoke jewellery from recycled skateboards. From its home in Cornwall, …

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A Record Education

Record labels are clearly vital to the music industry, but how many of us can say that we know about the labels that support …

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Twerk For Your Money

Making it big can be a huge challenge for upcoming musicians. The pressures of the industry and the resulting media onslaught can challenge the …

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An afternoon with Defunk.

Defunk brings some Canadian style groove to the table in this exclusive interview for his chart topping debut album. Image: Welcome to Groove City …

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Independent Radio: The Bloodless Revolution

Internet radio is a force unto itself, giving unsigned and upcoming bands the chance to showcase themselves to new audiences in a way that …

Steal the Light

Steal the Light - The Cat Empire

UK exclusive Boomtown headliners release a spectacular album that epitomizes The Cat Empire’s position as ska and jazz ruling monarchs in one fell swoop. …

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Endless Music: Keep the Art Form

Last week Canadian metal band Skinny Puppy demanded $666,000 in compensation for the use of their songs as torture in Guantanamo Bay. This week …

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Celebrate what we love – Philip Seymour Hoffman

News about Philip Seymour Hoffman’s death is everywhere, and after a personal reflection of his greatest moments, I came to find a link between …

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Friday Favourite- Nine Inch Nails

Nine Inch Nails is this week’s Friday Favourite; unsurprising as they’re one of the hottest bands touring this year. Came Back Haunted is the …

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Periphery’s new release ‘Clear’ - Periphery

Periphery step up the game with an absolutely phenomenal new release. A Clear indication of success. The paradox involved in a new release from …