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Elvis Presley's 80th birthday commemorated by reissues and new website

Elvis Presley's 80th birthday commemorated by reissues and new websiteYearlong celebrations planned...

Swervedriver announce first album in 17 years

Swervedriver announce first album in 17 yearsI Wasn't Born To Lose You will come out on March 2...

University announces Kraftwerk academic conference

University announces Kraftwerk academic conferenceFormer band member Wolfgang Flur will be at event, which runs later this month...

Neil Young's Pono player finally launches

Neil Young's Pono player finally launchesMusic player can be ordered online now for February delivery...

Hear The Pop Group's first single in 35 years, "Mad Truth"

Hear The Pop Group's first single in 35 years, "Mad Truth"Band are working with producer Paul Epworth on new album...

The White Stripes announce new live album...

The White Stripes announce new live album...The double LP was recorded in Brazil in 2005 and comes with DVD footage...

Watch unseen footage of The Clash's 1977 New Year's concert at the Roxy

Watch unseen footage of The Clash's 1977 New Year's concert at the RoxyBand's performance filmed by Julien Temple...

Thom Yorke may have made $20 million from downloads of Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

Thom Yorke may have made $20 million from downloads of Tomorrow's Modern BoxesYorke was most legally-downloaded BitTorrent artist in 2014...

The Dalai Lama rumoured for Glastonbury Festival appearance

The Dalai Lama rumoured for Glastonbury Festival appearanceReports suggest the religious leader will take to the Pyramid Stage on the morning of Sunday June...

Nick Cave launches official skateboard

Nick Cave launches official skateboardThe 'board is inspired by the song, "Nature Boy"...

Elvis Presley's private planes to be auctioned

Elvis Presley's private planes to be auctionedThe items will be sold in the States early this year...

President Obama visits Eddie Vedder in Hawaii

President Obama visits Eddie Vedder in HawaiiThe visit lasted for less than 30 minutes...

PJ Harvey collaborator says public album recording is "very much a lottery"

PJ Harvey collaborator says public album recording is "very much a lottery"Artangel co-director Michael Morris promises Somerset House event will be "warts and all"...

Lindsey Buckingham says Fleetwood Mac are entering their "last act"

Lindsey Buckingham says Fleetwood Mac are entering their "last act"Band will tour Britain and headline Isle of Wight festival later this year...

PJ Harvey to record new album as a public art exhibition

PJ Harvey to record new album as a public art exhibitionPJ Harvey is to record her next album as part of a public art exhibition at London's Somerset House...

Michael Stipe plays plays surprise debut solo gig in New York - watch

Michael Stipe plays plays surprise debut solo gig in New York - watchStipe played six-song set as support to Patti Smith...

Watch Sharon Van Etten and Deer Tick cover Lou Reed's "Perfect Day"

Watch Sharon Van Etten and Deer Tick cover Lou Reed's "Perfect Day"The singer will tour the UK and Ireland in April...

Dolly Parton's theme park sued over ride injury

Dolly Parton's theme park sued over ride injuryVisitor claims to have suffered brain injury after incident on Dollywood's Waltzing Swinger...

Revealed! The 10 best-selling vinyl albums of 2014

Revealed! The 10 best-selling vinyl albums of 2014UK vinyl sales top 1.3 million for the first time since 1995...

Ringo Starr to release new studio album

Ringo Starr to release new studio albumIt's his 18th solo album...

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The Fourth Uncut Playlist Of 2015


This week's big distraction has been what appears to be a crazy number of early Aphex Twin tracks accumulating on Soundcloud (I've added the link below). Among the new stuff, though, please try Bop English; the new solo project of James Petralli from White Denim.

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