Our Interview with The Vaccines

There is a noisy party going on in Freddie Cowan from The Vaccines room. “I am having a party on my own!” he yells above the racket. “I’ve got the Thrills on now, a blast from the past…” Recently Freddie held a party in his hotel room in Mexico that went on for two days, […]

The Replacements

What happens when a famous band replaces the person who was the group’s voice? Genesis Original Lead Singer: Peter Gabriel What Happened? Creative differences within the band and personal issues in Gabriel’s life (notably family troubles) came to the fore during the creation of the band’s 1974 prog-rock magnum opus, The Lamb Lies Down on […]

Spooky Tunes

Halloween is right around the corner, and the only thing you need as much as a clever costume is a soundtrack to keep the party going ‘til the zombies call it a night. From Michael Jackson’s classic Thriller to Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Heads Will Roll, our friends have selected their favorite jams that scream Halloween. […]

A very Quietus sort of week

Our friends at the Quietus listen to a fantastic amount of new music every week and now they’re going to share what they think about it all with us. This then is the Spotify playlist they built for pretty much everything they covered last week; look out for Depeche Mode, Jimmy Scott, DJ Shadow, Kylie […]

#MusicMonday playlist brought to you by @MonaFims

Our friend @MonaFims has this #MusicMonday’s recommendations. First song in our playlist this week is by a five-piece indie rock/pop band from Brisbane, Australia. Hear “Ball Park Music” and their latest single “Surrender”. We continue with yet another Australian favorite: “Jinja Safari” and their catchy song “10 Year Plan”. And then time for a nice […]

New Look Soundrop app!

Today our friends at Soundrop unveiled a brand new version of its app featuring a refreshed design and exciting array of new features to make the service even more addictive and fun. Friend notifications, new-look rooms, a lobby that makes it easy to discover rooms, an advanced chat board, top fans and songs for each […]

October Beats presented by @thursplay

Here’s what you’ll listen to on this October Beats by our friends at @thursplay : MIKA‘s “Origin of Love” from his latest album of same name, opening the playlist, followed by the beautiful “Let it Go” song by Fossil Collective and by the song “Sooner or Later” by New York electronic music duo called MNDR. […]

World Series Tunes

Tonight is game one of the World Series, pitting the Detroit Tigers against the San Francisco Giants. Both cities have amazing musical histories — Sly & The Family Stone, The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Kid Rock, Eminem, E-40, the White Stripes, P-Funk, Madonna, MC Hammer, Bob Seger, Green Day, Dead Kennedys – see what we […]

The Science Behind the Song

We commissioned music psychologist Dr. Daniel Müllensiefen to investigate the important role music plays in the romantic endeavours of humans. From a sample of 2,000 participants these were the results.

Spotify App of the Week – h1tchr

Do you like knowing more about the back stories of the bands and songs that you play on Spotify? Then you should definitely try the h1tchr Spotify App. Simply play a song and h1tchr will gather the information about the artist from Wikipedia and Discogs, giving you tiny bits of knowledge right inside Spotify. You […]