Rapper Oxxxymiron’s recent Russians Against War (RAW) charity show raised more than £50,000. The concert, which took place at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Thursday (March 24) of last week, was a “reminder of the power of music”, according to Mike Malek, the Russian rapper’s agent. READ MORE: Ukrainian artists on the Russian crisis: “Now…

read more

Sheffield venue The Leadmill has announced that it is facing threat of closure next year due to its landlord issuing a notice of eviction. Artists and the music community have since rallied round to save it. READ MORE: The NME guide to Sheffield First opening its doors in 1980, the venue and club has played…

read more

Music fans are being urged to buy gig tickets before midnight to avoid the VAT tax hike on concert and live event ticket prices. READ MORE: No wonder Jacob Rees-Mogg hasn’t read NME: the Tories don’t care about saving UK music The 7.5 per cent increase, which is set to kick in tomorrow (April 1), was…

read more

Sky Ferreira has revealed that her second album ‘Masochism’ is now due in April, after her mother previously said that her daughter’s new album was set for release in March. READ MORE: The art of disappearing: why Sky Ferreira’s ‘Masochism’ took the slow road In an Instagram story late last year, the singer said that…

read more

Bloc Party played an intimate show at The Garage in London last night (March 30), where they debuted some of their new material – watch below. READ MORE: Bloc Party on ‘Alpha Games’: “We’re not the same band now. The chemistry is different” The show was announced earlier this month, with a press release stating that…

read more

Royal Blood have postponed their upcoming tour dates in the UK, Ireland and France after frontman Mike Kerr tested positive for COVID-19. READ MORE: Royal Blood live in London: a celebration of life, friendship and the late Taylor Hawkins The two-piece played the sixth show of their latest UK tour in London last night (March…

read more

Lizzo has announced the launch of a new venture: she’s releasing her very own Shapewear brand. READ MORE: ‘Rumors’, Lizzo’s new song with Cardi B, is a dizzying, multi-layered return The ‘Truth Hurts’ singer took to Instagram yesterday (March 30) to share that her shapewear company, Yitty, will be arriving sometime soon. “This is a…

read more

ABBA have announced details of a new career-spanning box set which will celebrate their nine studio albums. READ MORE: ABBA are back – here’s 10 songs their “ABBAtars” must play live The Swedish pop group returned in November with their ninth studio album ‘Voyage’, marking their first LP since 1981’s ‘The Visitors’. ABBA have now shared…

read more