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What do 2016’s biggest songs taste like?

Ever heard of synaesthesia? It’s the involuntary connection of two senses; artists like Pharrell Williams and Kanye West have it. For Pharrell and Kanye, they see sounds. So, the jingle of piano keys can conjure up the colours, patterns and textures. For other people, they are able to taste sounds. …

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The Doors & Forever Changes

Vinyl Respin: Get 10% off The Doors and Forever Changes!

Each week, we respin a pair of classic records and offer you an amazing 10% off both of them. This week, we’re going back to the Summer of Love with two classic records celebrating their 50th birthday this year: The Doors’ self-titled debut and Love’s Forever Changes. In 1967, the …

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Vinyl Respin: American Idiot and Blood Sugar Sex Magik

Every week, we respin some of our favourite records, share a little bit about them and knock 10% off the price of them when you use the code RESPIN10 on the musicMagpie Store! With America dominating the headlines at the moment, this week’s Respin focuses on two iconic American rock …

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The Hunna

Live Review: The Hunna @ The Ritz, Manchester

I first came across The Hunna in May last year, when the band played to a modest crowd in the Manchester Cathedral as part of the city’s annual Dot to Dot Festival. But boy, have they grown since then. In little over a year, the Hertfordshire lads have rocked the …

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WIN Kreator Gig Tickets & Goodies

German thrash metal legends Kreator start off their blazing European tour in the Netherlands next month. Supported by a varied yet similarly iconic bill, Sepultura, Soilwork and Aborted will accompany Kreator across 22 dates as they promote their new album Gods of Violence (in stores Jan 27th). Kreator will visit the UK and Ireland …

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2017 bands

8 Bands To Watch Out for in 2017

Last year was a fantastic year for music, as our top 20 albums of 2016 post proves, but 2017 could be even better! Here are 8 bands we think could hit the big time this year. Girlpool This pair of folk-punk babes from California have been around for a few …

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The 20 best albums of 2016

I think it’s safe to say we’re all grateful that 2016 is coming to a close. This year has taken many victims, celebrity and sadly, civilian too. It has left us with fingers-crossed that 2017 restores some order politically, socially and artistically. What cannot be said, however, is that 2016 …

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