‘Bad Love’ music photography exhibition launches tomorrow in Hackney Wick

If you read our review of the recent Pulled Apart By Horses gig at Fluffer Pit Parties, you’ll have seen some awesome photos by our man Sam Huddleston. The Hackney Wick-based photographer focuses on live music and portraits, with a particular knack for capturing the feeling, style and emotion of music. He’s kicking off his…

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Camden Rocks Festival announces full line-up and stage times

North London’s annual live music feast Camden Rocks Festival is just over a week away and, with 8,000 music fans ready to descend upon Camden next Saturday (2 June), organisers have today announced the full line-up and stage times. 200 bands, selected from an impressive 5,000 applications, will take to a whole host of Camden…

South Korea meets Nottingham in intriguing cross-continent music project

An exciting new musical project is about to hit the British shores, as British band Eyre Llew and South Korean band In The Endless Zanhyang We Are (we’ll call them ITEZWA) join forces for a cross-continental mash-up. The project kicks off with ITEZWA coming to the UK next month to play ten shows supporting Eyre…

Pulled Apart By Horses to headline Fluffer Pit Party this May

Fluffer Pit Parties have gained a reputation for being fine purveyors of all-out, face melting fun. After all, the concept is simple and fail-safe. Set up a 360-degree stage in the middle of a room. Invite the hottest scuzz, thrash, noise and punk act to play, and let punters go wild as they get a…

ArcTanGent Festival adds 21 bands to stellar line-up

The number of amazing rock festivals taking place this year is frankly staggering. And one of the best lineups, even in the face of such strong competition, is ArcTanGent Festival in Bristol, which takes place on 16-18 August. The ultimate festival for math-rock, post-rock, noise rock, alt-rock and more, which will be headlined by the…

Kycker aims to kickstart new bands’ music careers

New bands and DIY musicians can now publish and distribute their music across all major stores and earn money from it for free, with the launch of digital platform Kycker. Officially showcased at Texas emerging music showcase SXSW earlier this month, the free online platform provides DIY musicians with a range of tools that help…

Record Store Day UK announces limited edition releases available on 21 April

The annual day of celebration for the UK’s rich array of independent music stores is almost upon us. With Record Store Day UK (RSD) little over a month away, its organisers have revealed the limited edition releases coming to independent record shops on 21 April. The list includes special, limited edition records from the likes…

MusicPlanetLive pledges £1 million to support new UK bands

Here at GigRadar we’re all about promoting new bands and new music, and encouraging people to support ‘grassroots’ music. We’ve interviewed so many bands over the last 18 months or so bemoaning how hard it is to make a living in music, and we’re always looking for ways to help them. So it was music…

Warton Music Festival adds The Pigeon Detectives as headliners

We’re feeling very nostalgic today with the news that mid-2000s legends The Pigeon Detectives will headline this year’s Warton Music Festival. The Leeds rockers shot to fame with their 2007 album Wait For Me, which sold over half a million records with classic tunes like Take Her Back and I Found Out, and a decade…

GigRadar takes to the airwaves on the Short Chris Rock Show

This week it was our pleasure to be invited into the audio realm of the Internet for the very first time. We appeared on our buddy Short Chris’ emerging metal podcast, The Short Chris Rock Show, to talk a bit about GigRadar, share our excitement about the emerging UK metal scene, and have a look…

Pop Punk Pile-Up Festival makes its UK debut in April

There’s a brand new festival on the scene this Spring Pop Punk Pile-Up Festival makes its debut in Selby, in North Yorkshire, between 27 to 29 April. But don’t let the name deceive you, there’ll be a wide range of genres on stage, from metal and alternative rock through to punk and, of course, pop-punk….

New British Metal bonanza at ProgMetalMadness next month

A feast of the finest up-and-coming metal bands that Britain has to offer is coming your way as the second edition of ProgMetalMadness Live rocks the New Cross Inn, in south-east London, next month. The lineup is packed with a cross-section of great new metal acts, including our former New Band of the Week in…