Feb 2016 15

It seems that the next Bloc Weekender, to be held 11th-13th March, could be the last one ever. The UK festival, a personal favourite of recent times, has decided to call time on the festival after 10 years. [more...]

Mar 2016 03

Release will report from the last ever Bloc, taking place between the 11th to the 13th of March. Our long association with the festival, which has lasted a number of years now, will take in such acts as Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke’s latest project, as well as numerous Release faves. [more...]

Bloc Weekender 2016 – Minehead – UK – March 11-13 2016 – report
Apr 2016 01

Release reports from the very last Bloc fest in the old holiday camp at the Somerset coast. The impressive UK electronic music festival had invited celebs like Daniel Miller, Thom Yorke, Four Tet, Goldie, Metalheadz, Holly Herndon, Radioactive Man – and snooker star Steve Davis. Mike Whyte’s report makes for an excellent read. [more...]

Apr 2016 19

To celebrate last Saturday’s Record Store Day, Warp released a special 12″ in its classic purple series sleeve. [more...]

Squarepusher to tour live with his group Shobaleader One
Apr 2016 19

Shobaleader One, the electronic group set up by Squarepusher, will tour live across selected dates this Summer. The masked musicians will perform two dates in the UK, with a trip to the Berlin Jazz festival sandwiched in between. [more...]

Watch the new Radiohead video “Burn the Witch” here
May 2016 04

The highly anticipated new video from Radiohead is finally available. “Burn the Witch” is believed to soon be followed by the follow-up album to “King of Limbs”, released in 2011. [more...]

The new Radiohead album available digitally ahead of physical release
May 2016 10

“A Moon Shaped Pool” is the title of Radiohead’s new album, available digitally now. The album was preceded by another new track “Daydreaming”, just days after the first single “Burn the Witch” was released. [more...]

May 2016 24

Autechre return with new album “Elseq 1-5″, their 12th studio album. This new release will be different to previous albums though. [more...]

Sonar – Barcelona – June 16-18 2016 – report
Jul 2016 01

There are not many places I would rather be in the world when it comes to June. So having my accreditation letter in one hand, passport and boarding pass in the other, and two cameras and a notebook in my bag, it was off to the airport and Sonar in Barcelona again.

I looked forward to another good festival, and was open to new experiences, as there seemed to be a huge variety of acts this year – and a lot of new acts I hadn’t really heard of too. So, once I got the formalities out of the way, it was on to the music. [more...]

Aug 2016 16

Ambient music pioneers The Orb return October 14th with the new, 16th album “Cow/Chill Out, World!”.  [more...]

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