[Closed] Competition: Win tickets to see Black Spiders

Posted by Bob at 20:00 on May 8, 2011

Rawkstar.net has two tickets to give away to see Black Spiders for one of the dates below:-

  • May 15, Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
  • May 16, Live Lounge, Durham
  • May 17, Little Civic, Wolverhampton
  • May 18, O2 Academy 2 Newcastle, Newcastle
  • May 19, Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh

To win, first follow us on twitter @RawkstarDotNet then tweet us! Include the date you would like tickets for and the hashtag #rawkcomp. Easy.

Check out on Black Spiders on the webFacebook and Twitter.

We’ll then pick a winner at random. Closing date is the 12th of May!

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Mercury Prize winner 2008 – Elbow!

Posted by Bob at 22:43 on September 9, 2008

Yes, that’s right, Elbow won the Mercury Prize 2008 with their fantastic album “The Seldom Seen kid”.

Elbow - The Seldom Seen Kid

Elbow – The Seldom Seen Kid


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2007, Dave’s Best Of

Posted by Dave at 14:59 on December 22, 2007

As 2007 draws to a close I thought it would be a nice idea to take a look back at some of my favourite albums from the past 12 months.

Musically 2007 has been quite a good year with new albums from the likes of Arcade Fire, Bright Eyes, The Shins and Interpol we have also seen the rise of some new stars like Kate Nash.

So, here are my top ten albums of 2007 in no particular order.

  1. Interpol – Our Love to Admire
  2. Kate Nash – Made of Bricks
  3. Arcade Fire – Neon Bible
  4. Band of Horses – Cease to Begin
  5. Okkervil River – The Stage Names
  6. Sunset Rubdown – Random Spirit Lover
  7. The Broken Family Band – Hello Love
  8. iLiKETRAiNS – Elegies to Lessons Learned
  9. Emmy The Great – My Bad EP
  10. Rilo Kiley – Under the Blacklight

I hear Lily Allen is working on a new album for 2008, which might not be total ass and I’d quite like to hear something from The Boy Least Likely To because they seem to have gone into hiding.

With Take That and the Spice Girls reforming I’m eager to see who else will reform, me and Andreas were talking about B*Witched a couple of days ago and I feel a B*Witched reunion tour should definitely be on the cards.

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iLiKETRAiNS on 6Music

Posted by Rall at 21:12 on October 1, 2007

I didn’t think this was really worth a news post, so I’ll put it here! iLiKETRAiNS will be playing a couple of songs live on Thursday’s Gideon Coe show on 6Music. You’ll be able to listen again online for a week after it airs, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/6music/shows/gideon_coe/. You can also listen again to last Friday’s (or maybe it was Thursday’s…) session by the English Travelling Wilburys, it was CLASS.

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Whole albums for £0.01?!

Posted by Rall at 13:45 on

I haven’t pre-ordered the download of the new Radiohead album yet – although I would be prepared to pay the bargain basement price of £5 for it I’m going to save up and buy the CD-download-2xvinyl-book-artwork £40 version. I am tempted to order the download version for 1p just to see what happens – if I was them, I’d give people what they paid for so if they only send people 3 seconds worth of music, I would find that quite funny.

Of course if they charge me a £5 credit card handling fee I shall write a strongly worded letter to Mr. York and his band of un-merry men to complain.

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Hard-Fi = Dumbasses

Posted by Rall at 14:32 on September 12, 2007

Now I know it’s been around a little while in the ‘music press’ but now I’ve actually seen it in a shop, Hard-Fi’s new ‘non’ artwork is even more retarded than it sounds.

They appear to have decided that artwork = pictures, and have claimed to be not interested in that arty stuff, (or ‘We don’t need some airbrushed band shot just because it might be expected. Fuck that. This is about the music.‘ to be precise), so now their… well their cover art just says ‘NO COVER ART’.

I almost hope that it’s them being ironic, but I don’t think Hard-Fi have a collection of brain cells expansive enough to waste on irony.

Surely if they did have half a brain and really wanted to ‘break the rules‘ they should have avoided it all together and not had a cover at all (I’d like to note here that if you [mistakenly, who’d buy it voluntarily?] buy the album from HMV, you can get limited edition slip cover!), in fact why not go the whole hog and just cell the CD without a case at all. At least that way I’d have no wasteful packing from my new set of mug coasters.


DISCLAIMER: This post represents the opinion of the author and not facts based on any kind of intelligence tests that may or may not have been performed on the afore mentioned band or its members. Please don’t sue me, I may have the brains, but you have the money.

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Mercury Prize 2007 – And the winner is…

Posted by Bob at 22:24 on September 4, 2007

The Klaxons – WHY?! Better than the tripe that won it last year? Not much… They decided to wreck the podium when collecting their award, you think they’d know how a microphone works…i.e. don’t put it right in your mouth!!

The Klaxons - Myths Of The Near Future

I was hoping for Bat For Lashes, which is one of my favourite albums of 2007. Saying that, I’m always weary of the bands I like winning the prize due to ‘the curse‘ and all… so lets hope The Klaxons aren’t affected by it…

Bat For Lashes - Fur And Gold

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yourcodenameis:milo split up!

Posted by Bob at 17:45 on August 22, 2007

Another good band have split up!

Yourcodenameis:milo last night announced they’re to split up after a 5 year and 4 album career. Read on for a statement from the band…

Read the rest of this entry…

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I lived on the moon

Posted by Bob at 17:50 on August 13, 2007

Another one of these very hyped internet songs is ‘I lived on the Moon’ by a relatively unknown French band called ‘Kwoon’, but don’t let the French part put you off!. It’s getting a lot of attention mainly due to the amazing animated video created to go along with it. However, the song itself is worthy of attention with influences being cited as Sigur Ros and Explosions In The Sky to name but a few.

You can download a higher quality version of the video over on Yanim.net.

The hype behind it reminds me of the JCB song by Nizlopi who have now all but disappeared!

Check out Kwoon on MySpace and over at their official website.

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Arcade Fire – Neon Bible – In an elevator!

Posted by Bob at 19:21 on May 13, 2007

I recently came across this video of the Arcade Fire playing the title track from the Neon bible album in an elevator. Very cool.

Check out the rawkstar review of the album.

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