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Championing Ed Sheeran makes 1Xtra look redundant

Black British musicians deserve more support from radio station 1Xtra, says Neil McCormick<p>Is Ed Sheeran really the most important artist in British black music? This is what the DJs at BBC’s 1Xtra appeared to suggest when they put the ginger haired acoustic singer-songwriter at the top of the power …

David Bowie: 'More music soon'

The elusive musician has revealed that he is making new material<p>David Bowie surprised the world in 2013 when he released his first single in a decade, <b>Where Are We Now</b>, but the musician has given a little more warning about his forthcoming new material.<p>A statement from Bowie was read out on Saturday …

Interpol Share "All The Rage Back Home" Video

Interpol have shared the video "All The Rage Back Home", which is the lead track from the forthcoming <i>El Pintor</i>. It was co-directed by singer Paul Banks and Sophia Peer. Watch it below.<p>Revisit the ten-year anniversary of <i>Turn on the Bright Lights</i> with the band on Pitchfork.tv:

Death From Above 1979 Share "Trainwreck 1979"

The reunited Death From Above 1979 have shared "Trainwreck 1979" from their forthcoming LP <i>The Physical World</i>. It premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show today;<p>listen here at the 1:53:50 mark(via <i>DIY</i>). <b>Update</b>: Listen to it below.<p>Here's DFA 1979's video for "Blood on Our Hands":<p>Embedded content is …

James Blake - Retrograde at Glastonbury 2014

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Pink Floyd announce new album The Endless River

The album, due in October, will be the band's first in 20 years<p>Legendary prog-rock outfit Pink Floyd are due to release a new album in October, their first LP in 20 years. Titled The Endless River, the album is based on sessions the band recorded in 1994 when they released their last album The …

Kanye West and Pharrell Williams, Wireless Festival, review: deserving of boos

Kanye West's appearance at the Wireless Festival was a spectacle, says James Hall – but not in a good way<p>Is there anyone more dominant in modern pop than Pharrell Williams? Not only did the US singer and producer provide vocals on the two best-selling songs of 2013, but he is also responsible for …

Death From Above 1979 unveil new song ‘Trainwreck 1979’ – listen

The duo debuted the song on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show earlier this evening<p>Death From Above 1979 have unveiled a brand new song, ‘Trainwreck …

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The Libertines, British Summer Time, Hyde Park, review, 'turbulent fun'

The Libertines' fanatical fans interrupted the brilliantly chaotic return of Pete Doherty's band<p>Rock and roll moves in mysterious ways. The Libertines made their name in the early 2000s playing guerrilla gigs in a Bethnal Green flat, and the fractious quartet once briefly split up because …

Dolly Parton to adopt Glastonbury dog

Country singer Dolly Parton has offered to adopt a dog named after her<p>Dolly Parton is poised to adopt a dog named after her that was left at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.<p>The country singer, 68, has offered to adopt a White Lurcher dog who was left at Worthy Farm after the event and subsequently …