Archive | April, 2011

Chase & Status – ‘Time’ Feat. Delilah

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Chase & Status – ‘Time’ Feat. Delilah

Posted on 28 April 2011 by Mizzle

Annie Nightingale joins already massive headliners at The Big Chill

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Annie Nightingale joins already massive headliners at The Big Chill

Posted on 26 April 2011 by Mizzle

Long-serving broadcasting legend, Annie Nightingale, has been confirmed to join an already massive line-up for this year’s Big Chill festival taking place at Eastnor castle Deer Park in August.

Annie is famous for championing underground music and independent music labels and has been a firm favourite with dance music lovers all over the world.

She will appear on the Revellers’ stage on Sunday with her set ‘Annie Nightingale: Decades Show’ and promises to be nothing more than spectacular.

Also confirmed for the festival are Kanye West and The Chemical Brothers, whose outdoor light shows are among the best in the world.

For more information on line-ups and tickets visit, prices for the festival vary from full weekend tickets with camping to day passes.

The Big Chill will take place on August 4th-7th at Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Herefordshire.

Kanye West and The Chemical Brothers confirmed for The Big Chill

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Kanye West and The Chemical Brothers confirmed for The Big Chill

Posted on 19 April 2011 by Mizzle

As the line-up for this year’s Big Chill festival is announced we are pleased that The Chemical Brothers have announced their return to headline.

Also confirmed on the bill is Kanye West in a UK festival exclusive that will join a list of other first class artists confirmed for Eastnor Castle Deer Park in Herefordshire on 4th-7th August.

The Chemical Brothers will headline on Friday night and Kanye will headline on Saturday night joining other acts including Neneh Cherry, 2manyDJ’s and Robert Plant.

Also confirmed are Katy B, Calvin Harris, Jamie Woon and Kissy Sell-Out.

“I am very pleased to unveil the first announcement for The Big Chill, ushering in the festival’s impressive 17th year.

Having been at the forefront as a ‘boutique’ event we have put together a programme that reflects The Big Chill’s heritage whilst offering up new and exciting developments for our audiences old and new alike. To be able to offer such well respected and diverse performances, from our headliners to our international artists and breakthrough names is a true pleasure and we are thrilled to be able to evolve the musical content of the festival. What’s more, we are very lucky this summer as two of our headline acts are UK festival exclusives which is brilliant. In turn, The Big Chill 2011 will welcome the return of some key elements that have defined the festival over its 17 years including a much enhanced The Big Chill Radio, which will see it having its own stage, and Tom Middleton who, having played at every Big Chill since the very beginning is more involved in the festival than ever this year curating his own stage. Of course The Big Chill extends to much more than our musical line-up and festival goers will once again be able to enjoy the Art Trail in full and we are extremely pleased to be working with the local community to radically expand aspects such as our family and children’s entertainment through the creation of The Little Chill; a festival within in its own right. 2011 is a celebration of all that The Big Chill has been throughout its history and a bold step forward to what will be a very bright future. We look forward to seeing you there, “said Melvin Benn, Festival Republic.

Tickets are still available for the festival at various prices; for more information and to view a full line-up visit

Blink 182 European Tour Postponed

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Blink 182 European Tour Postponed

Posted on 18 April 2011 by Mizzle

You read it right, Blink 182 are rescheduling their European 2011 tour due to their album taking long than expected.

Mark, Tom & Travis updated their blog earlier today:

“It is with heavy hearts that we have to announce our planned 2011 European Summer tour has been rescheduled.”

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Rescheduled UK dates:

Thursday 07 June 2012 -Birmingham NIA – 0844 338 8000 – Tickets still valid from Friday 01 July 2011

Friday 08 June 2012 -London The O2 – Tickets still valid from Monday 18 July 2011

Saturday 09 June 2012 -London The O2 – Tickets still valid from Tuesday 19 July 2011

Friday 15 June 2012 -Manchester MEN Arena – 0844 847 2000

Saturday 16 June 2012 -Birmingham LG Arena – 0844 338 8000 – Tickets still valid from Friday 15 July2011

Sunday 17 June 2012 -Sheffield Motorpoint Arena – 0114 256 5656

Tuesday 19 June 2012 -Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – 0844 493 6666

Tuesday 10 July 2012 -Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – 029 2022 4488

Wednesday 11 July 2012 -Nottingham Capital FM Arena – 0844 412 4624

Thursday 12 July 2012 -Liverpool Echo Arena – 0844 8000 400

For more information or to get your daily Blink fix, head over to their website (


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Cities We Sleep In

Posted on 13 April 2011 by Glenn Tucker

My Mates in a Band

Don’t you hate those awkward moments when you make friends with someone who tells you they are in a band, you go to watch them and then have to hide behind the nearest pot plant at the gig because you’re too ashamed and embarrassed to tell them how bad they were? Luckily this wasn’t the case with James Brown from Birmingham based band ‘Cities We Sleep In’. In fact it was quite the opposite and I was pleasantly surprised, even shocked at the quality of sound they produced.  Having seen them for the first time at the Actress and Bishop, after blagging my way in under another friend’s name, I was taken aback by their alternative rock/post hardcore style. These guys are definitely ones to watch.

Sonisphere Knebworth announce new acts for comedy line-up

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Sonisphere Knebworth announce new acts for comedy line-up

Posted on 13 April 2011 by Mizzle

Organisers of this year’s Sonisphere Knebworth have announced new additions to the comedy line-up which promises to make it the festival to remember.

Prolific author and once one of the UK’s most wanted drug smugglers, Howard Marks,  has been confirmed to appear at the festival as part of what already promises to be one of the funniest comedy line-ups yet.

He will be delivering the festival’s Sunday Sermon on the Bohemia Stage and will appear alongside Sean Hughes, Brendon Burns and critically acclaimed comic Tiffany Stevenson.

Marks has had somewhat colourful past being described by the Daily Mail as ‘the most sophisticated drugs baron of all time’. Now fully reformed spends his time taking centre stage entertaining crowds with tales from his past.

Recently confirmed for the comedy end of the festival is Bill Bailey who will be heading up the Saturn Arena and Jackass’s Steve-o who will be making his UK stand-up debut on the Bohemia stage.

The festival is selling out fast and takes place on 8th-10th July 2011 at Knebworth House.

For tickets and more information go to

Veteran Rocker Slash Announced as Special Guest at High Voltage Festival

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Veteran Rocker Slash Announced as Special Guest at High Voltage Festival

Posted on 12 April 2011 by Mizzle

The UK’s new prestige rock festival, High Voltage, has confirmed an exclusive performance from one of the greatest guitar players of all time- Slash.

The festival takes place at Victoria Park in London on July 23rd and 24th and promises to deliver a unique weekend for rock fans of all ages, with some of the biggest names in rock set to perform.

2011 will also see the inaugural High Voltage Beer Festival. The Beer Festival with have its own area with traditional bench table seating in a marquee that will have one side open with seating inside and outside.

Slash-better known as the infamous guitarist from iconic rock band Guns n’ roses, who dominated the charts during the 80’s and 90’s, will treat festival goers to a set to remember.

The year’s festival will also see exclusive performances from headliners Judas Priest and Dream Theater as well as special guest Thin Lizzy.

Tickets are priced at £99 (for weekend tickets) and £56.50 (for day tickets) – subject to booking fee. VIP tickets will be available at £105.00 for the day, £199.00 for the weekend – subject to booking fee. There will also be various VIP and hotel packages available, at varying price levels to suit.

In addition this year the organiser’s of the festival are pleased to announce the introduction of a deposit scheme so that festival goers can spread the cost of their ticket over two payments.

For more information on tickets and how to obtain them as well as the deposit scheme, log onto

Ian Brown- I Wanna Be Adored live from T in the Park

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Ian Brown- I Wanna Be Adored live from T in the Park

Posted on 11 April 2011 by Mizzle

One of the best tunes of all time in our opinion!

Berlin 13. F Aubele

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Berlin 13. F Aubele

Posted on 11 April 2011 by Glenn Tucker

Have you ever been to Berlin? I have been three times and only the first was an experience worth mentioning.

You are probably wondering what this has to do with a music review other than the obvious link in the album title “Berlin 13”, named from the personal transformation Frederico Aubele is said to have experienced in his time living there.

Well my first visit to Berlin was quite an experience too, absolute madness in fact. We ended up in a Psytrance club accessible only through a well guarded steel door, the scene you would expect to see in a movie. After 10 hours underground we broke out into the cold and quiet of a Sunday morning in Berlin.

Not more than 15 minutes later I was back in the hotel room staring blankly at the wall, the silence was deafening and thinking back, having something smooth and melodic playing in the background would have been music to my ears.

If “Berlin 13” had existed then it would have suited the mood, the monotonous beats do not inspire or evoke any emotion, there is nothing to get excited about when you listen to this album but that’s what I wanted. Perfect calm.

This album did not transform or move me. Track 1 “Bohemian Rhapsody in Blue” could be track 3, or 4 or 5 but this would have been perfect on that morning. The music is calming; the deep tones in the lyrics are reassuring and would have comforted me knowing that it was only a matter of time and a good sleep before I felt ready to brave Berlin furthermore.

In fact I could have had this playing continuously in the background on the long drive back to the airport or at any restaurant we ate in. This is no Thievery Corporation, no Quantic, no breakthrough but it is a personal journey for the artist and has its place on my playlist, after all there has to be something to fill the gaps between all the hits.

Chris Brown ‘Beautiful people’

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Chris Brown ‘Beautiful people’

Posted on 08 April 2011 by Mizzle

After the events from Chris Brown’s last interview on ‘Good Morning America’, he continues his promotional plans for his new album ‘F.A.M.E.’, as a little window-smashing and screaming is barely a cause for crisis management. Keeping his head in the game and having fun through his music and videos shows that he is definitely working to try and overcome the past and trying to prove himself as a credible artist.

Earlier this year, Chris featured on UK Hip Hop Star Chipmunk’s track ‘Champion’, which stayed in the top 10 for 5 weeks. Then he released ‘Yeah x3’, which first appeared at position 10 in the UK chart back in February. Even though he floated in the Top 10 for 7 weeks, he never got higher than position 6, but you can’t always be number 1.

The video for his forthcoming single ‘Beautiful People’ hit our screens earlier this week. It starts off with Chris and his pals on Scooters and goes on to show the likes of Timberland, The Game, Brandy, Nelly, Pharrell and many more, dancing around and having a laugh! (Definitely made me giggle!)

Is Chris Brown trying to prove that he still has famous friends after all that has happened?  Either way Chris’s new single ‘Beautiful People’ ft Benny Benassi is going to be a great summer hit.