Spotify Premium – Clare Maguire’s Light After Dark

Clare Maguire releases her debut album Light After Dark on 28th February 2011. The album, co-written by Clare and Fraser T Smith, includes the singles Ain’t Nobody and The Last Dance and has been garnering raves reviews. Give it a listen today. Also, watch Clare’s stunning live performance of Ain’t Nobody at St Luke’s Church […]

Drowned in February playlist

Here’s February’s selection of playlists from Sean Adams, founder of Drowned in Sound, a UK-based music blog and irreverent community of music lovers. Drowned in February 2011 Here we go again. Another month whooshed on by but with more great releases condensed into it than any month in recent memory. There were of course the […]

R.E.M.’s signed guitar and Sonos giveaway

R.E.M. is set to unveil its latest album, Collapse Into Now, and Spotify listeners can check out a 5-track sampler for a taste of what to expect from the new album. Additionally, we’re running a competition, giving all Spotify users a chance to win: A Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar, signed by Michael Stipe A Sonos […]

IMPALA European Independent Album of the Year Award

The new European Independent Album of the Year Award is a Mercury-style award which celebrates the musical talent and diversity of independent European releases, aiming to promote exceptional artists and the independent sector alike. The winner is selected, regardless of sales figures and publicity, from a shortlist which is compiled based on a national and […]

Get into the mood with our Valentine’s Day playlists

Monday is Valentine’s Day and to ensure that you have enough music for an entire weekend of romance we’ve compiled a series of playlists from our label friends. Also don’t forget to check out our Valentine’s Day e-cards which are the perfect gift alongside flowers and chocolate. IODA’s Valentine’s Day Classic Valentine’s Day from The […]

Spotify Premium – Thirteen Senses’ Crystal Sounds

One listen to ‘Crystal Sounds’ makes clear what their previous records only glimpsed. Always good with a melody and unafraid of being seen as ‘mainstream’ the new Thirteen Senses sound is more expansive, more muscular and more experimental. Always fans of the likes of Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev and Pink Floyd, the freedom offered by […]

Spotify Premium UK – Gay For Johnny Depp’s latest album

Gay For Johnny Depp formed in New York in 2004 with the sole mission of healing the wounds of a city that had been rocked to its very foundations. Sexual healing was the method deployed and soon their abrasive sound and deeply spiritual songs about fisting went global. They band are Marty Leopard (vocals), Sid […]