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It's sword rentals, suits of armour and wrist cramps with Blue Bendy: "Good first albums need to take risks"

Blue Bendy ditch rock star clichés for signed vinyl and sword rentals on debut album, ‘So Medieval’. 
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METZ navigate new horizons with 'Up On Gravity Hill'

Exploring 'Up On Gravity Hill', METZ's latest album, reveals a band at the crossroads of evolution and innovation, delving into new depths of creativity post-pandemic.
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Dua Lipa has released a new single inspired by knowing what you're getting into, 'Illusion'
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Nell Mescal has released a new single about moving on, 'Yellow Dresser'
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DellaXOZ: "My music is not about a genre, just a feeling of what sounds good"
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Mimi Webb has released her first new single of the year, 'Mistake'
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Perrie has launched her debut solo single, 'Forget About Us'
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Cat Burns has teamed up with actor Sam Bottomley on her new video for 'alone'
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The Lemon Twigs have dropped an upbeat new single, 'How Can I Love Her More?'
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Wunderhorse have returned with a brand new single, 'Midas'
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Lizzy McAlpine: "The goal is just to not give a fuck"
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Hope Tala: "I have so much music ready to go that everyone is going to be absolutely sick of me"
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Lizzie Esau: "Maybe I'm saying things that people will hate. I don't care"
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Abbie Ozard has announced her debut album, 'everything still worries me', for July
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Blue Bendy have released the title-track from their imminent debut album, 'So Medieval'
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O. have shared a new teaser track from their upcoming debut album - check out bus tribute '176'
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Sophie May is teasing her third EP with a new single inspired by her experience with OCD, 'Tiny Dictator'
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One Step Closer: "We are doing what we love. Sometimes, that requires a sacrifice"
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Scene Queen celebrates the MySpace era with her new single, 'Stuck (Ft. 6arelyhuman)'
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Jaws The Shark has teamed up with Deaf Havana's James Veck-Gilodi for a new single, 'Got It Made'
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The Mysterines have released "a testament to the brutality of real love", new single 'Sink Ya Teeth'
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SeeYouSpaceCowboy have released a new single, 'Red Wine And Discontent'
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Black Pumas have confirmed a new European tour, including a night at London's Royal Albert Hall

Their second album arrived last year.
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Suki Waterhouse is teasing a new album with two new singles, 'My Fun' and 'Faded'

She's got a new full-length on the way.
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Jonas Brothers have rescheduled the Europe and UK leg of their headline tour

The dates will now take place in September and October.
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Gaffa Tape Sandy have sneezed out a new single, 'Dead To Me'

They've an album due in May.
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Wallows have released a new video for 'Calling After Me'

The trio's new album is out in May.
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HighSchool have released their Horrors-influenced new single, 'She Took You To Narnia

It's a cut from their upcoming new EP.
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Electric Castle has signed up Paolo Nutini, Sean Paul and more

The festival will take place in Romania this summer.
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The Great Escape has added another 150 artists to this year's line-up, including Kenya Grace, Nieve Ella and more

The Great Escape will take over various venues in Brighton from 15th-18th May.
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Mitski, Beabadoobee, Ethel Cain, Arlo Parks and more are taking over a day of All Points East

The festival takes place in London's Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets.
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Royal Blood have booked a tenth anniversary warm-up show in Bournemouth

The tour includes two nights at Brixton Academy.
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