The Maccabeeswere recently in BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge and they performed a cover of Major Lazer's "Lean On" with the help of Radio 1's Greg James as their last minute stand-in, and enthusiastic, vocal effects member. Check out a video of the performance in the replies.
With the recent news that (the great) Zane Lowe will be leaving BBC Radio 1 to work for Apple, Noisey put together a fitting send off from us UK lot titled "A Quick Tribute To Zane Lowe Before He Fucks Off To America" with clips, a brief history and anecdotes from his closest co-workers.
The BBC Music Drive re-score was aired on television in the UK over the weekend and you can now check out a behind the scenes video with curator of the project, Zane Lowe, in the studio with the editors and producers as they structured the whole project. The clip also features interviews with the movie's director Nicolas Winding Refn, cast members and some of the artists involved including The 1975, Jon Hopkins and The Neighbourhood. Check it out in the replies.
Kent, England based duo Slaves (no, not the Jonny Craig lot) performed their new single "HEY" last night on Later Live...with Jools Holland. The episode featured a line up consisting of Interpol, U2, Zola Jesus, Sam Smith and more but the newest band on the bill absolutely tore it up. Head to the replies to watch the performance. They are also about to head out on tour with Jamie T across the UK.
This is a couple of weeks old now but a video has surfaced online for everyone around the world to enjoy; Matty from The 1975 was a guest on BBC comedy-music-panel show, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and you can check out the whole episode in the replies.
Because I just saw them perform last night and it was amazing and this cover was the best and previously unposted on this here website, head to the replies to watch Haim performing a cover of Beyonce's song "XO."
The 1975 were guests on the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show this morning and took part in the "Call or Delete" prank phonecall game. Matty Healy not only prank called Niall Horan and Harry Styles of One Direction but also confirmed that he is writing music for the group (which may add more of an explanation to this photo). Listen to the whole bit in the replies.
The 1975 dropped by the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge today to play a stripped back, saxophone filled version of "Settle Down" as well as a fantastic cover of the current UK Number 1 single, Clean Bandit's "Rather Be". Watch the two performances in the replies.
There has been a lotof news regarding the biggest music and entertainment retail store in the UK, HMV, after they recently went into administration. The loss of this huge chain of stores would have a devastating effect on how music and film is purchased in the UK, let alone the personal effect on the thousands of employees, however a recent development has set things back in a more positive direction after Hilco UK acquired all of HMV's debts. Whilst not in the clear, this is a huge step forward in saving the last existing chain of music and movie retailers in the UK.
Tony Visconti, the producer of the forthcomingDavid Bowie album The Next Day, recently spoke to BBC news about the record and stated that it's a "rock album" with the first single "Where Are We Now?" being one of the "slowest" and "most reflective" songs on the album.
Bobby Womack, who released the superb "comeback" album The Greatest Man In The Universe last year which was produced by Damon Albarn and Richard Russell, has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's and is in the early stages of the disease.
The BBC Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing with a number of artists this summer including Richard Hawley and now, The xx. The band will work with composer Alex Baranowski for the free show which will take place in Yorkshire in the coming month.
Listen to The Wombats cover Jessie J's song, "Price Tag", for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge in the replies. You can also head here to watch the band perform "Jump Into The Fog" and "Anti-D" live for FlyTV.
Watch The Kills perform "Future Starts Slow" and "Satellite" live for BBC Radio 1 in the replies. The tracks are taken from their new album, Blood Pressures, which is released today in UK and tomorrow in the U.S.
The renowned BBC radio show "Desert Island Discs" is going to make 500 episodes available to listen to online. Over the past 69 years, the programme has had guests such as Morrissey, Paul McCartney and Emmylou Harris discuss the 8 records and luxuries they would take to a desert island and has been the second longest running show in the history of radio.
The BBC Sound of 2011 list which was mentioned a couple of weeks ago, has now started to count down the Top 5 Artists, discussing one of the five each day in more depth. Head here to see how that shortlist is now forming and also read interviews and watch videos of the acts.
Sleigh Bells, White Lies, Jamie Woon and Funeral Party will all be playing the "In New Music We Trust" night hosted by BBC Radio 1. The gig will take place at the London Forum on January 20th. Ticket details will be announced soon.
Today is the start of the fifth season of Zane's Masterpieces on BBC Radio 1, kicking off with The White Stripes - Elephant. This feature is a celebration of what Zane Lowe feels are some of the greatest albums ever made including a full, uninterrupted, uncensored play of each album live on Radio as well as interviews with the artists and special guests. Head to the replies for the other albums included this year.