Ed Sheeran Paves The Way

Ed Sheeran by Greg by Williams - Best New Bands

London – The big news over this side of the water this week was the announcement that Ed Sheeran will close this year’s Glastonbury Festival as Sunday’s headliner. Such is Sheeran’s current wave of chart domination via his latest album Divide that it is strange to think that he made his Glastonbury debut in 2011

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Broen Bridge The Genres

Broen by Maria Gosse - Best New Bands

London – With no Grammy or Brits winners to highlight this week, Best New Band’s weekly round-up takes a look at some up and coming names with new music to unveil. We won’t mention the Oscars for risk of pushing the wrong envelope. Presently it seems that scarcely a week goes by without Indie darlings

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And Now, Let’s Hear It For The Brits

Little Mix at The Brits - Uncredited - Best New Bands

London – Continuing Best New Band’s weekly round-up, last week was owned by the Grammys. This week the focus switched across the Atlantic to London where the Brit Awards were aired in a never more cavernous-looking London’s O2. Long gone are the days of Mick Fleetwood and Samantha Fox proving an unlikely couple in the

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Lanterns On The Lake Truly Light Up London

Lanterns On The Lake by Ruth Geraghty - Best New Bands

London – It’s unusual to begin a review with the punch line but after tonight’s London show by Newcastle’s Lanterns On The Lake I seriously doubt if there is another band playing quite such stately, elegiac and emotive music anywhere else right now. The austere grandeur of Islington Assembly Hall seemed wholly appropriate and it

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