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Lily Allen is to stage a ‘Knife Aid’ concert, to help Britain’s battle against knife crime. by quickfixx
July 11, 2008, 3:06 pm
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The ‘Smile’ singer, 23, is currently recruiting other stars to perform at the concert, and is reportedly planning to approach Amy Winehouse, Razorlight, Kaiser Chiefs, Leona Lewis, Jay-Z, and Sugababes.

Lily said: “My thoughts are with all the families affected by these heinous crimes. We need to have a knife amnesty. And we should put on a big concert to raise awareness and stop the violence.”
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The Cure – 13th Studio Album To Be Released by quickfixx
July 10, 2008, 2:30 pm
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The Cure

The Cure

The Cure are to release new singles on the 13th of each month leading up to the release of their 13th studio album.

The Cure, one of the most revered British bands of the past quarter-century, will release four A & B side singles, one each month. It began on May 13th 2008, leading up to the release of their thirteenth studio album, as yet untitled, which will be out on Suretone/Geffen Records September 13th. It will be the band’s first album of new music since 2004’s self titled album The Cure. Physical and digital singles will be available for purchase in store and on all digital partners. Continue reading

Hear The Vines new album now! by quickfixx
July 10, 2008, 10:51 am
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Aussie rockers, The Vines are streaming their new album online, in its entirety for you to listen until you can’t take it anymore. Though I doubt this will happen; it seems to say the least, solid. Fans of the older albums won’t be disapointed, neither will fans of the previous album however – a promising blend!

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Vampire Weekend by quickfixx
July 10, 2008, 9:53 am
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If you listen to much indie rock, Vampire Weekend are probably old news. Thanks to good press and a bunch of songs available online — an early version of this album surfaced in September — the New York quartet became one of 2007’s most buzzed-about new bands. They’re four ex-Columbia University students with a suave sound that incorporates ska, New Wave and Afro-pop — interesting enough for listeners looking for variation among their buzz bands, though not nearly as interesting as some press would suggest. On their debut, Vampire Weekend mostly earn points the old-fashioned way: by writing likable songs you’ll be glad to revisit next month. Continue reading

Brooklyn boys of the moment, MGMT bring some peace and love to the south coast. Digital, Brighton by quickfixx
July 10, 2008, 9:01 am
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Brooklyn boys of the moment bring some peace and love to the south coast. Digital, Brighton

As the final scene of Skins’ second series played out to the opening bleeps of ‘Time To Pretend’, the nation came down with a heavy dose of MGMTitis. It’s a bit like meningitis, only you feel less shit and hallucinate tie-dye patterns while developing an insatiable desire to wear a bandanna. That bloody song has been stuck in the teen nation’s heads ever since and, like a hippy to an illegal rave, Brighton’s contingent are drawn to tonight’s gig in their stoned droves. Continue reading

Black Kids – Partie Traumatic by quickfixx
July 9, 2008, 12:58 pm
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To look at them, you wouldn’t think Black Kids had it in them to make a record like ‘Partie Traumatic’. The Floridian five-piece certainly don’t appear to be copulation-crazed masters of rolled-up jacket-sleeve pop. Plus, they look like the last people on Earth who’d want to get within gagging distance of Robert Smith’s hairspray fumes, what with their geeky indie kid smiles and colourful garms. Yet, if they’re to overcome the maelstrom of hype they’ve generated from the word go, they’re going to have to subvert a few preconceptions. ‘Partie Traumatic’ (released, not by one of the numerous major labels that rucked for their signatures, but by the band themselves) certainly does that, and here’s another one: if you thought this debut, like so many that have set the blogosphere abuzz in recent years, was doomed to disappoint, well, think again.
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