Lupe Fiasco releases new single ahead of new album ‘Drogas Light’

The Mic/ January 31, 2017

On Thursday, Grammy Award-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco premiered new track ‘Tranquillo’ ft. Rick Ross and BIG K.R.I.T. last night via Beats 1. The track is taken from Lupe’s highly anticipated sixth studio album, ‘Drogas Light’, which is set to release on 10th February via his own label (1st & 15th/Thirty Tigers). ‘Drogas Light’ is Lupe Fiasco’s first album released on 1st

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The Shimmer Band release new single ahead of February Bodega support slot

The Mic/ January 31, 2017

Hotly tipped Bristol newcomers The Shimmer Band come flying out of the traps into 2017 with their unequivocally potent new single ‘Jacknife and the Death Call‘, out January 20th on Komplex Recordings. Debuted on 6Music this week, the track is rooted in the belief of the healing power of rock ‘n’ roll and comes hot on the heels of their previous critically acclaimed singles, ‘Shoot Me (Baby)’, Freedom’, and ‘Sunkick’, ramping their already

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Indie rocker Jordan Allen to support the Sherlocks at Rescue Rooms

David O'Rourke/ January 30, 2017

Boasting just below 11,000 hits on their most popular YouTube video, Jordan Allen and his four-piece band point to the very soul of the original indie rock movement of the mid to late noughties. The 23 year old has been heading up the band since 2013 and has slowly been gathering momentum and positive reviews alike, with Tom Robinson of

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ANOHNI to release new ‘PARADISE’ EP in March

The Mic/ January 29, 2017

ANOHNI will release “PARADISE,” the companion EP to last year’s ‘HOPELESSNESS’, one of the most critically acclaimed and discussed albums of 2016, on March 17th via Rough Trade Records. In collaboration with Oneohtrix Point Never and Hudson Mohawke, on “PARADISE,” ANOHNI seeks to support activist conversations and disrupt assumptions about popular music through the collision of electronic sound and highly politicized lyrics. “PARADISE,” includes new songs as well as material recently debuted

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Lewis Watson announces new single ‘forever’ and UK Live Dates

The Mic/ January 17, 2017

Oxford-based singer/songwriter Lewis Watson has unveiled his brand new single ‘forever’ taken from his upcoming second album ‘midnight’, out March 3rd through Cooking Vinyl. The single is a stunning yet gentle, laid back anthem with reflective lyrics coupled with beautiful three-part harmonies. On Lewis’ new album ‘midnight‘ he has developed his much-loved acoustic-pop sound into something altogether more ambitious. Drawing

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George Harrison’s Vinyl Box and Book to be released on February 24th to mark his 74th birthday

The Mic/ January 17, 2017

On the lookout for a one of a kind addition to your Beatles memorabilia collection? Look no further. The Harrison family is proud to announce the release of the George Harrison- The Vinyl Collection box set featuring all of George Harrison’s solo studio albums in one collection for the first time. The vinyl box set includes all twelve of George’s studio albums

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The Blue Aeroplanes set for UK tour alongside new album

The Mic/ November 21, 2016

The Blue Aeroplanes‘ unique amalgam of rock, folk, poetry, punk, dance and art has been an acknowledged influence on a wide range of bands including R.E.M and Radiohead. Combining pop smarts with serious weirdness, they have released almost thirty albums on various labels, several of which have charted in the UK Top 40 and the US Alternative Top 10. Their

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Unicef x URN Live Sessions

Gabriel Burrow/ November 21, 2016

This Thursday Unicef and URN are presenting their second year of live sessions. The event will showcase a number of local acts at Spanky Van Dykes (a cracking venue). This is set to be a fantastic event and entry is just a fiver – it’s not to be missed. The lineup is as follows: Natalia Gonzalez Natalia is an awesome singer,

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The Mic Unplugged Tonight!

The Mic/ November 18, 2016

The Mic brings you our first live event of the year – The Mic “Unplugged” (please note that microphones will in fact feature!) The gig is this tonight in The Studio Live next to Mooch. The Lineup is as follows: 19:30 – Will Rhys Richards University of Nottingham Student Will Rhys Richards joins The Mic for our first gig of the

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Yellowcard add two extra dates to December UK tour

The Mic/ November 13, 2016

Currently in the midst of the US leg of their ‘Final World Tour’, Yellowcard have now announced two extra UK shows in Brighton and London to round off their highly anticipated UK Tour in December. The previously announced o2 Shepherds Bush Empire show on 15th December is now sold out with a newly announced date at Brooklyn Bowl on 22nd

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