THE SIMPSONS: MUSICIANS

Aside from delivering some of the funniest, smartest TV the world has ever seen, The Simpsons also boasts 25 years of cromulent guest stars who truly embiggened the show. We’re taking FXX’s marathon as an excuse to look back on the eclectic musical guests who have rubbed elbows with the Simpson Family, from singer-actor Ron Taylor voicing “Bleeding Gums” Murphy in Season 1 to Judas Priest’s Rob Halfordshowing up to scream at file-swapping Swedes. Below, we’ve rounded up every musical guest to ever hit The Simpsons in chronological order. From legends (Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney, James Brown) to pop divas (Britney Spears, Justin Bieber) to artists you … Continue reading THE SIMPSONS: MUSICIANS

ROYAL BLOOD

Royal Blood by Royal Blood is the swiftest-selling debut rock release since Noel Gallagher’s eponymous High Flying Birds’ album, which topped the charts in October 2011. Some might say this doesn’t mean much, but 65,000 sales in a week does mean the duo are already due a silver disc award from the BPI. Here’s nine more facts to bring you up to speed with the south coast success story. The album was released in two limited editions: a while vinyl edition of 800 limited to the Rough Trade stores, and a signed edition available via the band’s website. Both are … Continue reading ROYAL BLOOD

LINKIN PARK: HYBRID THEORY

On October 24, 2000, a little-known band from California called Linkin Park released their debut full-length, Hybrid Theory. And while the unsuspecting sextet didn’t realise it at the time, that album would go on to become not only the biggest-selling record in the world the following year, but also, more importantly, a generation-defining modern rock classic. Its fusion of razor-edged metal riffing, slick electronic beats, twisting raps, eye-gouging screams and effortless pop sensibility saw it catapult the six nobodies from nowheresville to rock superstardom in a fashion that will probably never be equalled. An absolute dreadnought of a record, to call Hybrid Theory a phenomenon … Continue reading LINKIN PARK: HYBRID THEORY

ICE BREAKER FESTIVAL

PART ONE // ICEBREAKER FESTIVAL WINTER // SATURDAY 25TH JANUARY 2020 The Souths Largest Unsigned Metropolitan Music Festival. Advance Tickets – £12 (Fees apply) IMPORTANT – Icebreaker Festival is strictly ages 14 and over. Over 18 tickets must provide ID in exchange for wristband on the day at any of the ticket offices. Under 18 tickets (14-17 year old) will not permit entry into One Eyed Dog all day and all venues expect The Wedgewood Rooms & Edge of the Wedge after 7pm. Ticket Office locations to be announced. R.O.A.R / No Refunds or exchange. Physical tickets will be available … Continue reading ICE BREAKER FESTIVAL

ED O.G

Edward Anderson (born November 27, 1970) is an East Coast hip-hop artist from Boston, Massachusetts, United States, better known by his stage names Ed O.G. and Edo G.. Although not widely known in the mainstream, Ed O.G. has a cult following in Boston, and an international fanbase. Born in Roxbury—a working class, predominantly black neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. Anderson then known as Ed Rock started his career in the late 1980s at age 15, in a crew called F.T.I. (Fresh To Impress). They had a song called “Suzi Q” on “Boston Goes Def!” Vinyl LP compilation released in 1986. Three years later, with the help of New York’s Awesome 2 duo (Teddy Ted and Special K) … Continue reading ED O.G

SAM FENDER

“There’s this out of date idea of how a man should behave – I think that’s what’s killing men” Rising singer-songwriter Sam Fender has spoken out about mental health, tackling ‘toxic masculinity’ and the inspiration behind his new single ‘Dead Boys’. Recently signed to Polydor Records, Tyneside’s Fender’s latest track was named as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World’ when it premiered on BBC Radio One this week – and furthers his reputation for searing guitar “It’s a song about male suicide, particularly in my hometown,” Fender told NME. “I lost some friends very close to me because of that. This song came from … Continue reading SAM FENDER