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The Glastonbury Experience: BBC Announce Coverage of Iconic Performances

Following the cancellation of this year’s Glastonbury which would have marked the 50th anniversary of the Pilton Farm festival. The BBC have announced plans for an extensive 4 day celebration, the Glastonbury Experience, for the iconic festival’s past. Programmes will be broadcast across the BBC’s network with content featuring on BBC Two, BBC Four and […]Read More

Film News: Actor who will play David Bowie in upcoming

South African-born actor and musician Johnny Flynn has been cast as David Bowie in the upcoming biopic Stardust – and judging by the seismic reaction on Twitter, people don’t seem to be too happy about it. The actor, who starred in the Netflix series Lovesick and has portrayed Albert Einsten in the series Genius, will […]Read More

Single Review: Let’s Dance // Madame So

Madame So has taken David Bowie’s ‘Let’s Dance’ and turned it into a brooding, dramatic performance piece. Far removed from the original, the songwriting stands up, and hearing it in such a different context is an interesting spin on the iconic song. Featuring Madame So’s drawled vocals and a slow build up of guitars, towards […]Read More

TV News: David Bowie Rumoured For 2016 John Lewis Christmas

In recent years, the John Lewis Christmas Advert has become one of the most eagerly anticipated presents of the holiday season; people huddled round their TV’s (or in most cases, their laptops), tissues at the ready, ready to weep as a breathy singer covers an emotional song whilst an animal/cute child frolics onscreen. With the […]Read More

The Super Sounds of the ’70s

I was watching Reservoir Dogs a few days ago when I had a eureka moment during the famous ‘Stuck in the Middle with You’ scene featuring Michael Madsen as Mr Blonde. Throughout the film, K-Billy’s Super Sounds of the 70s radio show is featured, which gave me a great idea: the 1970s boasts some of the most iconic […]Read More

10 Acts to See at T in the Park 2016

T in the Park is just around the corner and once again the much loved Scottish festival is playing host to an eclectic array of acts: whether you’re a fan of rock, pop, indie or EDM, there’s always something there for you and this year is no different. As such, we’ve taken a look at ten of the […]Read More

Music News: Coldplay pay tribute to Viola Beach at Glastonbury

Coldplay made a heart-warming tribute to the recently deceased band, Viola Beach, during their headline set at Glastonbury on the closing night of the prolific festival. The four members of Viola Beach and their manager tragically died in a car accident in February. Witnesses say they saw the band’s car fall through a gap in the […]Read More

My Life in Songs: Anthony J Cody

I won’t lie, over the years I have gone literally from one extreme to the other as far as music is concerned; from Nicki Minaj (dark times) to Guns ‘n’ Roses, my musical taste has changed more times than Taylor Swift’s relationship status. For this list, I’ll be sharing the songs that have played a […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Best of Bowie

On January 10th 2016, the world mourned as The Goblin King, The Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie passed away after an 18 month battle with cancer. Although he has left us, he left behind decades of incredible music, iconic fashion and a belief that you didn’t have to fit in with the crowd. […]Read More

David Bowie: Hero of the Outcasts

David Bowie was destined to be an outcast from only the age of fifteen when, after getting punched in the eye by dear friend George Underwood after a scuffle over a girl, Bowie was left with a permanently dilated pupil. Bowie’s death this week came as a shock and tragic announcement to many, but perhaps […]Read More

Music News: David Bowie Dies

The internet was buzzing this morning, with the terrible news that beloved icon, David Bowie, has died aged 69 following an 18-month long struggle with cancer. The shockwaves are palpable from one generation to the next, which is testament to the influence that the singer has had over the course of his long career. Tributes […]Read More

Album Attack: Electric Warrior vs Hunky Dory

Marc Bolan is something of a forgotten man of the 70’s. His untimely death in a car crash in 1977 has perhaps meant that he could not do greater things than he had already accomplished. Bolan was a superstar in the early 70’s, but was eclipsed by the fast-rising star of David Bowie, who has […]Read More

The 10 Best Performers of All Time

Some people say the lead singer is the most important member of a band. While this is certainly a contentious opinion, it’s true that the lead singer can make or break a band. It might be that they lack vocal ability, or that their voice doesn’t fit the style of the music (for instance, picture […]Read More