Peter Hook to play Joy Division’s ‘Unknown Pleasures’ and ‘Closer’ in full at UK shows

An opening set of New Order material will also be part of the two planned gigs

Peter Hook
Peter Hook

Peter Hook has announced two special shows which will celebrate the music of Joy Division, with the band’s two albums, ‘Unknown Pleasures’ and ‘Closer’, set to be performed in full. Hook, who played bass in Joy Division during their four years together, is putting on the two special gigs next year with his band, Peter Hook […]

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New Order announce 2019 European tour dates

Six shows are set to take place this autumn

New Order’s Bernard Sumner

New Order have announced European tour dates for 2019 – check out the full schedule below. The iconic Manchester group will hit the road this autumn for a run of six dates across Europe. Kicking off at Prague’s Lucerna Praha venue on October 3, shows will then continue in Munich, Berlin, Paris, Brussels, and Amsterdam […]

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R.E.M., Nine Inch Nails, The Who, Patti Smith and more to auction classic setlists for charity

Get your hands on a piece of history

R.E.M live in New York, 2008

R.E.M., The Who and Patti Smith are among the artists auctioning off setlists from classic shows for charity. Setlists from a host of revered musicians were posted for an online auction last night (April 23), and can be bid on until May 2. Known as Setlists for Young Voices, the initiative features setlists from R.E.M.’s […]

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Here’s what went down when The National did a fancy film/gig/talk event at London’s Royal Festival Hall

The Golden Age of The National may only now be approaching

The National’s Matt Berninger, live at London’s Royal Festival Hall

To celebrate the upcoming launch of The National’s project ‘I Am Easy To Find’, which comprises their eighth album and an accompanying film made by 20th Century Women director Mike Mills, the band announced a series of ‘A Special Evening With…’ events across the globe – featuring a screening of the movie, a Q&A with […]

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Emily Eavis talks Glastonbury 2019 running order and new areas for the festival

“I can tell you that Miley is going into Kylie”

The Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has teased some details about the running order for this year’s festival, as well as what to expect of new additions to the site. In a new interview, Eavis revealed that Billie Eilish would have her slot upgraded due to her runaway popularity, adding that she’d be likely to be on The […]

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25 years of ‘His ‘n’ Hers’: a look back at Pulp’s glorious fourth album

James McMahon reflects on one of the band’s greatest albums…

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Pulp had been kicking around for sixteen-years by the time their fourth album His ‘n’ Hers arrived in the April of 1994. Sixteen years – the earliest of them under the quite terrible moniker of Arabicus Pulp (a merging of the title of a 1972 Michael Caine thriller and a brand of coffee Jarvis Cocker […]

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