Watch Paul McCartney, Beck & Taylor Hawkins Get Rejected From A Grammys Afterparty

Paul McCartney, Beck, and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins walk into a bar… or at least, they tried to, but they were somehow turned away, despite being Paul McCartney, Beck, and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins. As Consequence of Sound reports, the three rock superstars were rejected from Tyga’s Grammys...

The Genius Kanye West & Beck Mashup You Need To Hear

The beginning of the week was dominated by all the happenings that occurred in LA at the 57th annual Grammy Award ceremony, which we put into a nice little wrap to save you opening a million different tabs to catch up on all the goss, there was of course one...

Garbage’s Shirley Manson Calls Kanye West “A Complete Twat”

It’s been a mere 24 hours since Kanye West pulled a Kanye West criticising Beck for winning Album of the Year at yesterday’s 57th Grammy Awards, and already the internet has gone into a meltdown, with just about any and every person voicing their opinions on his actions. Garbage frontwoman...

Kanye West Horrifies Everybody At The Grammys After Storming The Stage, Again

If you’ve used the internet in the past 24 hours, you’re already up to speed on all the news surrounding the Grammys, whether wilfully or not. But the one story that’s been stage-rushing and interrupting all of the others is Kanye West doing just that after Beck received the award...

19 Hit Songs That Were Originally Intended As Jokes

Not so long ago we took a look at the origins of some of the world’s biggest tracks that were penned in 30-minutes or less, which spat out some insane results. This got us scratching our heads, wondering if there were any other excited trivia surrounding how certain songs were...

Why Bestival Is England’s Best Mid-Sized Festival

How does a festival that has attracted 55,000 punters or so since 2010 still feel boutique? Sure, a festival of that size might be considered somewhat tame in comparison to the England’s other goliath-sized festivals, but for this event to have avoided some of the traps that big commercialised events fall...

Your Favourite Bands Select The 21 Best Albums Of The 21st Century… For Men

What are the best records of the last 15 years? Or more interestingly what are they according to the musicians responsible for some of the best records of the last 15 years? The latest edition of men’s monthly GQ features a listicle that provides some fodder for both of those questions, complete with a...

Beck – ‘Heart Is A Drum’

The unmistakebale Beck has just released another video from his acclaimed Morning Phase album – the Bergman-esque black & white ‘Heart Is A Drum’. Directed by Sophie Muller and shot in Bergman-esque black and white, “Heart Is A Drum” finds Beck in a rural backwoods limbo, encountering figures from his past, present and possible...

Morning Phase

Like a fine wine, Beck Hansen gets better with age, and no exception can be made with his latest release. The follow-up to 2008’s Modern Guilt, Morning Phase is absolutely nothing like its predecessor – but listeners who enjoyed 2002’s Sea Change will be delighted. The title itself acts as...

New Record Report: Beck, Architecture In Helsinki, Liam Finn, Damon Albarn & More

Every day we’re faced with an onslaught of album announcements so we thought we’d start sharing the soon-to-be-released love by putting together a list of the most notable and exciting album announcements on a weekly basis. Architecture In Helsinki Now + 4EVA It’s been a painful wait since the infectious...

Vampire Weekend, Beck, Ben Harper Cover Love Songs For Valentine’s Day

In recent months we’ve seen a swathe of tribute albums dedicated to a range of interesting musical subjects. From the more traditional, such as an all-star tribute to the newly reformed Hunters & Collectors and Jack White’s songbook getting recorded by the same vintage rock icons that inspired him, to the quirky, like...

Wanna Know What Music Beck Listens To? Here’s Your Answer

We all know that Beck is a genre-hopping favourite; his 11-album, 20 year plus discography flaunts all manner of sounds and styles. But have you ever wondered what the musical chameleon actually enjoys listening to in his downtime? Wonder no more, as the 43-year-old alt music favourite has shared an...

New Record Report: Mogwai, Beck, Hiatus Kaiyote, & More

Every day we’re faced with an onslaught of album announcements so we thought we’d start sharing the soon-to-be-released love by putting together a list of the most notable and exciting album announcements on a weekly basis. Hiatus Kaiyote Live In Revolt The future of soul has found its medium through...

Scientology: Should We Care About Religion’s Influence In Music?

“Scientology is the very thing that artists need.” So said Chick Corea, the US jazz musician best known as a member of Miles Davis’ 60s band, echoing the sentiments of many musicians that have embraced the Church Of Scientology. But why have so many musicians turned to Scientology, and what...

Top 8 Reasons You Should Attend Harvest 2013

By now you’ve probably read how Harvest 2013 is in some serious trouble and even at risk of being cancelled, with promoter AJ Maddah noting that “sales have died” for the boutique festival’s third edition this November. To put it gently, ticket buyers have not flocked to the box office...