North-London rockers Passive are the latest to emerge from the pool of young talent swelling in and around London. After hearing their debut single ‘Anti-Romantic’ and latest follow-up ‘Like This’, Musicvein had to get the lowdown on the band. Musicvein: Tell me who Passive are Passive: “We’re Elliott Norman – Lead Singer/Rhythm Guitar, Philip Snowden – […]

Over 50 Artists, Businesses and Execs signed an Anti-Brexit letter, created by Music4EU to the government, calling for an alternative to Brexit. Signatories include Annie Lennox, Jamie Cullum, Alan McGee, Paloma Faith and The Lightening Seeds. Sammy Andrews of Music4EU said: “Rarely do so many factions within the music industry unite on any subject, but […]

Last week Coldplay released the single E-Lo under spin-off band Los Unidades. ‘E-Lo’ the single featuring Pharrell Williams and Jozzy is the first single released as part of the Global Citizen EP 1 – the Global Citizen charity being a movement aiming to end extreme poverty by 2030. Future releases from the EP feature David Guetta, Stormzy, Whizkid […]

After 4 years artist David Gray makes his comeback with a brand new video from forthcoming new album Gold In A Brass Age, due for release on March 2019. For the video of new single ‘The Sapling’, lead-off track off the album, Gray personally sought out Baltimore-based zoetrope artist Eric Dyer to create the kaleidoscopic clip to accompany the single. […]

Rostered to play on the same bill led to a whiz-bang meeting of two minds for ex-Holloways frontman Alfie Jackson and singer/songwriter Gemma Rogers. Collaborating as Two – the duo are set to release debut single ‘Angels’, 14th December, hotly followed by a 5-track EP ‘Great Expectations’ in January. Describing themselves as telling modern stories […]

Hollywood icon Jeff Goldblum and long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, celebrated hitting the UK Jazz & Blues Album top spot, with debut album ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions”. On hearing the news, a stunned Goldblum commented, “Excelsior!! I’m happy as a clam!” Goldblum has been playing the piano all his life and performing with his jazz […]

The Spice Girls 2019 Tour has broken Ticketmaster records, making it the busiest sale for the company to date. Talking of the sale, Ticketmaster MD Andrew Parsons is quoted as saying; “Demand for Spice Girls was off the chart, they have smashed through Ticketmaster UK records becoming the busiest ever sale. There were millions of people […]

If you’ve been watching the Hulu Horror series ‘Light As a Feather’, featuring Home and Away star Jordan Rodrigues and produced by Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer, you’ll recognize the track ‘Black Lake’ by UK group Fabrik which features in the opening scenes. Taken from their debut album ‘City Islands’, the single ‘Black Lake’ is […]

‘Exsolve’ is the brand new album by cellist Jo Quail, who since the release of ‘Five Incantations’ back in 2016, has toured Europe extensively performing alongside the likes of Boris, Amenra, Caspian, Myrkur and Winterfylleth. ‘Exsolve’ the 3 track EP was born following an invitation to perform at the Arp Museum in Bonn, celebrating the Barbara […]

You may recognize the name Rocco Bene as a judge on Australian music show ‘All Together Now’, now he’s uncovering brand new single ‘Empty’. No stranger to the music scene, Rocco’s soaring journey began with the release of ‘Lucky Star’ a cover of Madonna’s classic hit, followed closely with original track ‘Nobody But U’, but […]

Celebrating 20 years in the business, Westlife’s Shane, Nicky, Kian and Mark will tour the UK and Ireland in 2019. Performing together for the first time in seven years, ticket go on sale today via Live Nation. The tour kicks off in Belfast, before continuing on to Manchester, Newcastle, Glasgow, Sheffield, Leeds, London, Nottingham, Birmingham, […]

Denver-based artist Brent Cowles is set to perform a string of solo shows across Europe throughout November opening for Texan singer-songwriter Israel Nash. The tour includes a stop at Scala, London on 22 November. Cowles will be performing material across the six date tour from his critically-praised debut solo album, ‘How To Be Okay Alone’, which is out now via Dine Alone […]

Yesterday the 60 year anniversary of Buddy Holly’s final recording session, 21stOctober 1958, was commemorated with the announcement of a brand new Buddy Holly orchestral album entitled ‘True Love Ways’, to be released on the singer’s first ever record label, Decca Records. A giant pair of Buddy Holly’s iconic horn-rimmed glasses appeared at the top of Primrose Hill, […]

BAFTA winning Icelandic composer, musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds has released his fourth solo studio album, re:member, out now on Mercury KX. He is currently performing his new material on a huge worldwide tour, which includes two dates at London Palladium on 30 and 31 October. The album features Ólafur’s Stratus Pianos – two self-playing, semi-generative player pianos which are triggered by a central piano […]

Andrea Bocelli has teamed up with some of the hottest musical stars on the planet for his forthcoming album ‘Si’ – reuniting with Ed Sheeran, collaborating with Dua Lipa, Josh Groban, Aida Garifullina and Tiziano Ferro – release date 26th October. After the chart-topping ‘Perfect Symphony’ with Ed Sheeran, the duo will collaborate again on new Sheeran/Ferro penning ‘Amo […]

Hollywood icon Jeff Goldblum and his long-time band The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, announced the release of new album ‘The Capitol Studios Sessions’. The highly anticipated debut from the jazz pianist will be released on 9th November 2018.   Jeff and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra come to London next month for their first ever UK live shows, which have sold out immediately. They […]

Charlotte Gainsbourg announced her December European Tour, which will include a show at London’s Koko – 11th December. The show will be Charlotte’s first since the sold-out Village Underground performance which drew critical praise from The Guardian and Independent newspapers. Tickets for the London show go on sale on Friday 7th September at 10AM.  CHARLOTTE GAINSBOURG LIVE – […]

Drum n Bass pioneer Goldie has been honoured at this years Aim Awards with the ‘Pioneer Award’. The news announced ahead of tonight’s awards ceremony, also sees Tracey Thorn (Everything But The Girl) win Outstanding Contribution To Music, electronic artist Sophie picks up the Innovator Award and Femi Adeyemi (founder of NTS Radio) announced as […]

Iceland’s Agent Fresco front-man Arnór Dan releases his debut solo single ‘Stone by Stone’.  The award winning vocalist, whose collaborated with Ólafur Arnalds (most notably on ITV’s Broadchurch soundtrack), Hugar and Yoko Kanno (‘Yankyo No Terror’ – anime) wrote the debut together with Janus Rasmussen (Kiasmos) and Sakaris Emil Joensen. ‘Stone by Stone’ is a fragile and haunting lament that […]

Today Austel unveils the dreamy, hypnotic video for ‘Hours’ the closing track on her EP ‘Unfold’.

Written by Austel and collaborator Adam Stark, ‘Hours’ explores the highs and lows of self-identity in the modern world, learning to make peace with yourself and find light within the darkness.

Global Underground continues to dedicate itself to developing new artists with the Nubreed release due out in September. Rising star, Denney has been secured to helm the twelfth installment of the highly esteemed, groundbreaking and genre-warping DJ mix album series. Nubreed#12: Denney – double CD/digital and streaming will be out Friday 28th September, the  vinyl release featuring […]

For the past 23 years, MOBO has been dedicated to providing a platform for exceptional British talent and it’s back for 2018 bigger than ever! MOBO UnSung is one of the country’s strongest annual talent competitions for unsigned artists producing original work. A nationwide search for exceptional unsigned talent culminates in 10 finalists, known as […]

For the next few weeks on Musicvein, Singers, Songwriters, Bands, Dj’s, Radio Broadcasters and more will be sharing their thoughts on the 5 Albums that changed their lives.

Here to begin the series is London singer, songwriter Louise Golbey. You may recognise Louise from playing alongside Ed Sheeran at one of his very first London gigs…

‘Unbridled & Ablaze’ is the third album by Norwegian artist Zialand.

By the album’s title I was expecting power ballads, big ballsy statement pieces that culminate in a dramatic blaze of glory, however what we find are glowing embers of past hurt, with songs toing and froing between love, vulnerability, solace and heartache. Zialand’s voice delicate, unwavering and alluring to the listener.

CountryLine (www.countryline.tv) has launched the world’s first and only global digital fan club for country, Americana and Roots music. Serving up a world class proposition of music, interviews, sessions and features. CountryLine has been designed to connect country artists and their fast-growing global community of fans more intimately than ever before. Available on web, iOS, Android, […]