Buffalo Sunn, The Sound of Visit Dublin Campaign, Teams with Grammy Winning Producer Joe Chiccarelli for Idle Man Release

Having found an enthusiastic audience for their full-length debut By The Ocean By The Sea on tours of the US, Asia, Germany, and Ireland, and at festivals and conferences such as SXSW, CMJ, and MUSEXPO, the band are hard at work building on their successes and expanding their exposure.

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All Saints, Sister Sledge, and Phil Rudd (AC/DC) to Headline SpringFest, Scotland's Newest Music Festival

Edinburgh is set to welcome one of the most exciting music festivals in Scotland for 2017. SpringFest, an indoor festival with four stages, ten zones, and numerous covered spaces, takes place on the bank holiday weekend of 27th and 28th May at the Corn Exchange. 

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HL London: New Tunes from The Vellas, Three Dimensional Tanx, Partisan, Hands off Gretel, featuring Lauren Tate

From Blue Soap here's a selection of our rock releases covering every genre from psych and indie to grunge. Your support is always hugely appreciated, so as ever please do drop me a line if you'd like to interview or feature any of our artists and I'll make arrangements.

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HL London: New Music from the London Underground

I'm away for a week from tomorrow, still working but from a beach rather than the office. I'm not sure whether I'll have access to a signal reliable enough to send music to you over the next seven days, so I'm sending everything now, please digest it all at your leisure! 

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Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts Plays Host to an Exciting Spring Line-Up

The 2ube is a weekly live music show that takes place on Friday evenings in LIPA Cafe where some of the most exciting bands from Liverpool's diverse music scene have been appearing. Every few weeks these live shows are streamed to an online global audience - the next live stream happens on March 20th when you're invited to embed the YouTube feed on your website.  

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FW London: House of Holland and Metail Partner To Create A Fully Immersive Online Fashion Week Experience

British brand House of Holland is once again working with local fashion technology company, Metail, to create an immersive catwalk experience, and inviting fashionista’s everywhere to participate in London's Autumn Winter 15 Fashion Week collection as it is shown live on the catwalk.

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HL London: February 2UBE Travels Inside Liverpool's Music Scene

For the last few weeks we've devoted Friday to sending you music from artists who'll be playing at Liverpool's new music showcase The 2Ube and this week we're continuing with the current single from Frances.  'A Million Lines' is taken from her latest EP 'Grow'; it's deceptively simple, emotive record from an artist that the industry is keeping a very close eye on.

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HL London: The Extraordinary Faerground Accidents Release New Single “She Makes Me Want to Die”

Signed to John Robb's Louder Than War Records, Faerground Accidents recently swept into my life, a parade of badly applied lipstick, gold cloaks, silver body paint and wine drunk straight from the bottle - and they've brought with them one of the most exciting new singles I've heard in ages!  

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HL London: The New Southern Electrikk, Featured on Five Continents, Drops New Sounds February

Sometimes a record explodes after just one press release, and that seems to be the case with The New Southern Electrikk and their new single 'Brown Eyes'.  The track will be released along with B-side 'Theme to The New Southern Electrikk' an instrumental, as strong as the A release, that motivates with a classic beat and nice acoustics.

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  • La Biennale di Venezia / 78th Venice International Film Festival

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    The Venice Virtual Reality Expanded section of the 78th Venice International Film Festival, following the success of the 2020 edition, will again be held online, extending its duration from 1 - 19 September 2021.

     
  • Fashion Designer Kate Spade Found Dead

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    Kate Spade, the iconic fashion designer behind one of the most recognized handbags collections and fashion lines, was found dead yesterday at her Park Avenue apartment in New York City of an apparent suicide. She was 55.

     
  • A California Closing Review – The Perfect Set of Characters for A Summertime Read

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    Ready for a digital detox? Looking for the perfect summer read, a purely fun, page turner, turned down corners, smudged pages, a no app necessary, trashy, romance novel or high brow biography; soft or hard a genuine book?

     
  • THE MUPPETS: A Madcap Globetrotting Adventure

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    THE MUPPETS, a WALT DISNEY PICTURES film, reunites Kermit, Miss Piggy, Gonzo The Great, and the original bad boy rocker, Animal, after a twelve year absence, in a madcap, wild globetrotting adventure.

     
  • Slenderman Tween Found Incompetent to Stand Trial; Legal Commentary By Whitey Bulger Defense Attorney Hank Brennan

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    Morgan Geyser, 12, known as one half of the Slenderman Killers, who stabbed a twelve year old friend 19 times, has been found incompetent to stand trial for her participation in the crimes that shocked this tiny Wisconsin city.

     
  • OSCAR Nominees React: Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Naomie Harris, Michelle Williams, Viggo Mortensen, Isabelle Huppert

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    LION, Moonlight, Elle, and Captain Fantastic, such diverse stories, as a boy is lost, a young man struggles to find life, a woman assaulted, with vengeance, hunts for the attacker and parents deeply isolate themselves to raise a family.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Vicky Jewson, Director of Close talks on Making the Film; Casting and The Process

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    Close, an original Netflix film, presents a race against time thriller as a female counter-terror expert and bodyguard begins a simple assignment which deteriorates quickly putting her life and everyone around her in imminent danger.

     
  • LONDON Terror Attack: Four Killed; 40 Injured in Lone Wolf Islamic Attack; Eight Arrests in Birmingham and London

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    A lone wolf terrorist known to MI5 was shot and killed during an early afternoon Wednesday terror attack that began on London's Westminster Bridge and ended with police engaging the suspect as he entered the House of Parliament grounds.

     
  • Op/Ed: Money Can’t Buy You Health

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    "Healthcare" is supposed to be a big election issue: politicians promise universal and equal "healthcare," or prevent it from being taken away. Everyone wants to be healthy, and a $3 trillion industry wants to keep the money flowing.

     
  • Overly Self Critical? Five Tips to Tame The Critical and Shape it Into Your New Best Friend

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    Go on your Facebook or Instagram feed and you'll be hard pressed not to find selfies of people flexing at the gym or sunbathing in a bikini. Sprinkled in are ads for skin creams, weight management shakes, hair restoration, cosmetic procedures and butt lifting yoga pants.

     
  • Bad Times at El Royale Review - Shocking, Resonating, Explosive

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    Bad Times at El Royale, from Twentieth Century Fox, presents a story of deception, illusion, redemption and rescue as seven strangers, each with a deadly secret, are forced into a kill or be killed, life or death final struggle.

     
  • Assassin’s Creed Review – Intriguing and Surprisingly Good

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    Assassin's Creed, from 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises, brings to the screen an epic battle between history and science, good and evil, free will over conditioned responses, and even nurture verses nature in a quest that crosses time.

     
  • Paris Fashion Week Coverage: Ziad Nakad Fall/Winter 2017/18 Couture Collection – The Snow Crystal Forest

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    Ziad Nakad, the Lebanese born Haute Couture fashion designer, wowed the invited guests fortunate enough to secure an invitation to the sought-after designer’s Fall and Winter 2017/2018 Paris Haute Couture show titled The Snow Crystal Forest.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Democrats Sworn into Second Term; Gun Control Demands Gain Support

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    Barack Hussein Obama and Joseph Robinette Biden, in a ceremony witnessed by over 20million viewers, were sworn into second terms, this week, as the 44th President and Vice President of the United States of America.

     
  • Plug Research Releases the Highly Anticipated Coultrains Jungle Mumbo Jumbo Project

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    On April 23rd, appreciators of soul, jazz & beat music alike rejoice as Coultrain releases his long-awaited new project, Jungle Mumbo Jumbo. Perhaps best known for his work as one half of Hawthorne Headhunters (alongside Black Spade), or as the once lead singer of Waajeed's Platinum Pied Pipers - this release marks Train's first proper solo album on a label