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Festival Review: T in the Park (Day One) ft. Biffy Clyro + Pixies - Kinross-Shire, Scotland (11.07.14)

Now in its 21st year, T in the Park sits as the most established music festival in Scotland and alongside Glatsonbury, Leeds and Reading as one of the most well known annual music events in the United Kingdom. Its 2014 event - headlined by the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Scottish heroes Biffy Clyro, Pixies, Elbow and many more - marks something as the end of an era for the event. Like many world renowned festivals before it, the time has come for the event to move to a new home. But not before they give the venue - Balado Airfield in Kincross-Shire - where it's been held for 18 years, a proper goodbye.

Album Review: Pixies - Indie Cindy (2014 LP)

A lot has happened since the Pixies last released an album. Kurt Cobain died. The Berlin Wall came down. A prince was born but the People’s Princess and the King of Pop passed. Kids traded in their cassettes for iPods and Apple Inc. became a force to be reckoned with. North Korea made several (mind you, fruitless) threats of mass destruction and Australia finally said sorry. Contrary to what their devoted fans would like to believe, the Pixies have also suffered from the inevitable effects of time and this is eminently apparent on Indie Cindy, their first album since 1991’s Trompe Le Monde.

Album News Weekly: 1 April 2014

In This Issue: Again, it's an eclectic mix this week. Some big alternative music news - Pixies are back with a new one! Also a few new bands coming through, Byron band In Hearts Wake have something new coming out, The Murlocs are releasing a record, and Passenger is as well. Overseas, 50 Cent is still plugging away, releasing a new record in June. There's a heap of cool stuff in here, so have a read and give your ears a treat.

Album Review: Pixies - EP2 (2014 EP)

Legacy is often difficult to overcome in an attempt to find musical progress, and no band would be faced with it’s past as much as the Pixies.

Aussies Jagwar Ma, Pond, Mick Harvey and more announced for Primavera Sound in May.

Barcelona's Primavera Sound Festival has been long known as a musical event which brings together some of the biggest bands in the globe, both from the past, the present and the future in some awesome up and coming acts. They've just released their 2014 lineup and with names like Pixies, The National, Kendrick Lamar (just to name a few) set to play the May 29-31 festival, you can tell it's going to be a major drawcard of the European festival season once again.

Album News Weekly: 9th January 2014.

In This Issue: Well hey there 2014! It's going to be hard to top 2013's magnificent output of music, but 2014 is certainly going to try. First up for the year: a few reissues of 2013 favourites (Disclosure, the Arctic Monkeys), and some brand new neo-soul in the form of Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings. Old alternative rockers Pixies have a new EP out, as well as Melbourne indie darlings Snakadaktal. Foster The People also release a trailer for their upcoming record, and a new voice in the shape of Aaradhna comes bounding across the Tasman. Get ready people, 2014 is going to be big.

New Music Video: Pixies "Indie Cindy" (2013)

Pixies are back! ...again! Though it remains a vocally Black Francis / Frank Black affair. Check out the brand new music video for the track "Indie Cindy" which was released today. It's already stuck in our heads... don't know about you! The music video was directed by LAMAR+NIK, who we caught up with at SXSW earlier this year. Enjoy, and check back later on to see what our contributors thought via the comments below...

New Music Video: Pixies "Bagboy" (2013)

Directors LAMAR+NIK, who we caught up with at SXSW earlier this year, have just released their music video for the first Pixies track to be released since "Bam Thwok" in 2004. The single, entitled "Bagboy" has been released a couple of weeks after Kim Deal quit the band, though the song seems to retain her vocals. Enjoy the track and the bathlicious film clip above.

A Look Back At Summer Sonic 2010: How I Became the Banana King of Summer Sonic

For those that don’t know, Japan’s Summer Sonic is a massive music festival, annually taking place over an early-August weekend in two different cities at once – Osaka and Tokyo.

Last year I was lucky enough to travel with one of my best mates to a few Asian countries – Japan being our major adventure, and Summer Sonic in Tokyo being the focal point of our trip.