2016 was the year that the newcomers and the outliers made themselves known, moving out of that position and into one where their stock was embraced by a much wider market. It’s left plenty of space for new, upcoming acts to fill any gaps, and if 2017 is set to follow suit, it’ll be another … More The Soundboard’s Ones To Watch In 2017
By anyone’s standards, 2016 has been a pretty turbulent year. The same is true of its music, with the new breed impressing, the old guard disappointing and everything in between. But with the end of the year in sight, we’ve looked back at the past twelve months once again to pick our Albums Of The … More The Soundboard’s Albums Of The Year 2016
The Mercury Prize – one of the most prestigious and hotly anticipated awards in the British music calendar. Ahead of tonight’s grand finale, deputy editor Georgia Jackson has gone through each of the twelve finalists with her verdict on each and predictions for the winner. A lot of people see the Mercury Prize as the … More FEATURE: The Soundboard’s Guide To The Mercury Prize 2016
With the annual BRIT Awards taking place last night, editor Luke Nuttall discusses his views on the winners, nominees and gives his opinion on the question – what is the BRIT Awards really all about? As anyone who keeps up with British music will probably be aware, the BRIT Awards took place last night and, … More FEATURE: The BRITs: What Is It Really About?
With the likes of PVRIS, Nothing But Thieves and As It Is all breaking out from relative obscurity to music’s big leagues in 2015, the focus now turns to this year, and the acts that will be responsible for the new sounds to infiltrate the mainstream. With that in mind, here are ten new acts … More The Soundboard’s Ones To Watch In 2016
With 2016 just around the corner, it’s time to celebrate all the best music released over the course of the last twelve months. So here, we’ve picked our individual top ten Albums Of The Year, the albums that we think stood out the most of everything released in 2015. Make sure you look at any … More The Soundboard’s Albums Of The Year 2015
With so many massive acts playing Reading & Leeds this year, it can be easy to ignore some of the newer, less established acts looking to make an impression this year. So here’s ten new bands and artists that should definitely be on your radar if you’re looking to find something new and – obviously … More 10 New Acts To See At Reading & Leeds 2015
It’s that time of year again – Reading & Leeds are almost upon us once again, and as always the lineup is full to the brim with incredible bands and artists. Obviously there are far too many to see them all, so we’ve whittled it down to twenty that should be made a priority – … More 20 Acts To See At Reading & Leeds 2015