To call the Rolling Stones a band who made an impact on global pop culture would be an understatement if there if ever there were one. With their own personal history spanning literally more than half a century, these key figures in the history of rock ‘n roll specifically played a huge part in the crucial music period […]


Rumpshaker Records produces this first in a new series of mix sets from friends of the bass and breaks-driven label. It’s no secret we love our breaks here at LIAS, so we welcome this Rumpshaker Friendcast mix series with open arms… hands up, thumbs down, naturally. First up is Eddie Light, who Rumpshaker describe as “one of the USA’s […]


BBC Music has wet a huge splash with a cover of the Beach Boys “God Only Knows”, one of the greatest songs in the American cannon. They transform a surf classic into an all-star extravaganza (and accompanying high-production video) with help from an 80-piece orchestra and vocal cameos from 27 big-name musical artists. You can almost play Where’s Waldo, […]


The Wu, perhaps a little hungry to stay ahead of the hype in any way possible, continues on the quest for the marketer’s new edge on the music industry. With all the buzz about the one-album-only concept surrounding their upcoming release of Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, it’s not surprising A Better Tomorrow, their twentieth anniversary album, would […]


French electropop princess Yelle is back, which is music to our ears. It’s been more than 3 years since her “Safari Disco Club” and “Que veux-tu” Two-In-One Mini-film, so the time is about right. Last week she released the single “Complètement Fou” that is well, complètement fou. Light, crazy, dancey and all that is Yelle, the single was […]


24 Sep
Rock on: The most important record covers in music history

Many a music enthusiast and basically any record collector will argue that album-cover art is an integral part of the music appreciation experience. Or at least it used to be, back in the crucial chunks of rock history when album cover art did indeed mean an actual album cover. In recognition of album art’s place in […]


24 Sep
1st LP release since "Drukgs" 13 years ago is kind of a big deal

Sure Richard D. James has been doing other things with his musical time under different monikers in the last thirteen years, but as far as the Aphex Twin we all revere him to be, it’s been a long fucking time. A true groundbreaker in the world of electronic/intelligent dance music in a way that has […]


In further support of Ariel Pink’s recently released “Put Your Number in My Phone” single comes the self-aware, slightly bizarre music video directed by Grant Singer. In a definite nod to the film Midnight Cowboy, Señor Pink — while clad in cowboy hat and fuzzy jacket — wheels his sickly friend through the mean streets of a […]

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