Yes, that’s right, Elbow won the Mercury Prize 2008 with their fantastic album “The Seldom Seen kid”. Excellent!
2007, Dave’s Best Of
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 […]
iLiKETRAiNS on 6Music
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 […]
Whole albums for £0.01?!
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 […]
Mercury Prize 2007 – And the winner is…
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!! I was hoping for Bat For Lashes, which is one of my favourite albums of […]
yourcodenameis:milo split up!
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…
Hey there everyone. Guess someone needs to show some love to the blog, so it’s the perfect opportunity to use it as a basis for a feature of sorts. Somewhere that our loving webmaster/editor Bob doesn’t have to work his fingers to the bone creating and editing .php for it. He likes it really though… […]
Help Us Help You…. by Helping Us
Bands, PR Companies, even casual readers of the site. Two important things to put forward: 1) We are hoping to launch a Podcast/Streaming Audio show in the near future. However, we would rather not want to play chance with the law, so do not be alarmed if you at some point recieve and e-mail asking […]
Whilst out last night I saw a quite decent solo artist by the name of Jason Wakefield, otherwise known as Scarlett Rivers. I won’t be doing a review of the night but I just wanted to say that this guy was really good. Here is his MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/jasonwakefieldinscarlettrivers As I said, he is a solo artist. […]
I know the current colour scheme doesn’t fit the rest of the rawkstar site, I will change it to the ‘red’ scheme at some point! I’m really just posting this to see what 2 Quickies look like together :). Also, I’m tempted to not show the quickies on the rawkstar.net homepage (in the recent blog […]