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Alt-j Installed As Favourite For Mercury Music Prize 2012

Nominees for this year's Mercury Music Prize have yet to be announced but the odds for the 2012 Album of the Year going to indie rockers Alt-J and their debut album 'An Awesome Wave' have...

The Xx 'Dream' Of Writing For Beyonce

The xx ''dream'' of writing a song for Beyonce. The 'Crystalised' band were honoured to meet their Pop Idol earlier this year, and would love to contribute a track to one of her future albums.Bass...

The Xx Confirm UK Shows, No Longer Feel "Cripplingly Shy"

Former Mercury Music Award winners The Xx have increased momentum for their much anticipated comeback by announcing that they'll be playing three UK shows in September, the news coming just a week or so after...

The Xx's 'Sad' Album

The xx have based their new album on ''sad'' dance music. The 'Islands' group are returning with their second record, 'Coexist', in September and wanted to capture the same energy as on their favourite up...

The Xx's New Album ''Better'' Than Debut

The xx's new album is ''like the old stuff, only better.''The Mercury prize winning group are set to release their second album later this year, and while they have been secretive about its sound, friends...

Optimus Primavera Sound 2012: Suede Among The Final Acts To Be Announced

M83; Suede and The Weeknd are among the final acts to be announced for the inaugural Optimus Primavera Sound Festival at Parque da Cidade in Portugal. They will join previously announced acts The Xx; Bjork;...

New Order To Headline Saturday At Bestival

Fresh from announcing their initial line up last week, Bestival have revealed that the critically acclaimed Manchester dance act New Order will be headlining the festival on Saturday 8th September 2012. Bestival founder Rob Da...

Drake Collaborates With Stevie Wonder

Drake has collaborated with Stevie Wonder on his new album.The hip-hop star is a huge fan of the Motown singer and was honoured when he agreed to work with him on six tracks of his...

Diana Vickers Denies Being 'Dropped' By Label

Diana Vickers has recently split with label RCA, but has claimed that it was amicable and for reasons ".based purely on a creative level." Diana Vickers, who shot to fame after appearing on The X...

Drake Excited By Bootleg

Drake was excited when he first saw bootleg copies of his raps. The '' rapper remembered how he was in New Orleans when he was approached for the first time to buy an illegally made...

Plan B Up For Two Ivor Novello Awards

Kylie Minogue, Tinie Tempah and Plan B are all up for Ivor Novello awards.Plan B and Everything Everything lead nominations with two each, and will square off in the songwriting awards' Best Album category. Plan...

Drake Praises The Xx

Drake says The xx's Jamie Smith is "one of the most exciting producers" he's heard.The 'Forever' rapper confirmed he is working with the indie musician on his second album, 'Take Care', as well as another...

The Xx Furious At British Leader's 'Unauthorised Use' Of Song

Mercury Prize winners THE XX have blasted British Prime Minister DAVID CAMERON - for using their music without permission during a political rally.The British band is furious that organisers of the Conservative Party's annual conference...

The Xx Not Ready For Second Album

The xx have "no plans" to record a second album.The British trio - who won the coveted Barclaycard Mercury Prize for their self-titled debut album last week (07.09.10) - have revealed while they intend to...

Brandon Flowers Tops The UK Album Chart

BRANDON FLOWERS, frontman of rock band THE KILLERS, is set to release his solo album 'Flamingo' in the US tomorrow, and the record is already topping the charts in the UK, going straight in at...

The Prodigy Close Bestival

The Prodigy brought Bestival festival to a close last night (12.09.10) with a greatest hits set, which ended with a bonfire and fireworks display. The dance group - made up of Keith Flint, Liam Howlett...

The Xx Want To Go Into Hiding

Shy rockers THE XX have no plans to embrace the spotlight following their Mercury Prize win - the band wants to disappear for a year to record another album.The London trio has already seen sales...

The Xx In Hiding

The xx are so "terrified" after winning the Mercury Prize this week, they are going into hiding. The publicity shy band- who scooped the industry award for best UK album of the last year on...

The Xx's Personal Album

The XX never thought anyone would hear their album.The UK band - who picked up the prestigious Barclaycard Mercury Prize last night - admit they wrote their self-titled debut for each other, and never expected...

The Xx Plan To Use Mercury Prize Money To Build Studio

Rockers THE XX are to build a recording studio with the cash they won as the 2010 Mercury Prize winners.The trio scored the $30,000 (£20,000) windfall as a result of winning the best British album...

The Xx Win Mercury Prize

Rockers THE XX served up a shock at the 2010 Mercury Music Prize announcement on Tuesday (07Sep10) by beating red-hot favourite PAUL WELLER to the top album honour.The London trio was stunned by the prestigious...

The Xx Win Mercury Prize

The XX have won the Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The band, from London, scooped the annual prize for the best UK album tonight (07.09.10), picked by an industry panel, beating Paul Weller, who was bookmaker’s favourite...

The Xx Win Mercury Prize

Rockers THE XX served up a shock at the 2010 Mercury Music Prize announcement on Tuesday (07Sep10) by beating red-hot favourite PAUL WELLER to the top album honour.The London trio was stunned by the prestigious...

People's Mercury Favourite Paul Weller

Paul Weller is favourite to win tonight's (07.09.10) Mercury Music Prize. There have been an unprecedented number of bets at bookmakers on the singer and internet polls have been flooded with votes for his album...

Would Dylan, Jagger Have Won American Idol?

If any of the iconic rock figures of the 1960s had initially been required to run the gauntlet of judges on a TV talent show in their day, they would have failed, veteran rocker Alice...

The Xx Invite Qureshi To Attend Mercury Prize Ceremony

British rockers THE XX have put aside their differences with ex-bandmate BARIA QURESHI and invited her to join them at the upcoming Mercury Prize ceremony.The group's self-titled debut will go up against releases by the...

Dizzee Rascal Leads Mercury Nominations

Dizzee Rascal and Paul Weller are among the artists nominated for this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The 'Bonkers' hitmaker - who previously scooped the coveted accolade for his 2003 LP 'Boy in da Corner' - would...

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