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Bring Me The Horizon’s Oli Sykes and Mat Nichols complete triathlon for Ukraine LGTBQ+ charity

Bring Me The Horizon‘s Oli Sykes and Mat Nichols have completed a triathlon and raised funds for a Ukrainian LGTBQ+ charity.Over the weekend, Skyles and Nichols posted on Instagram, detailing their first-ever triathlon which consisted of swimming, cycling and running and shared that they’d surpassed their original goal of raising £3,000 for UKRAINEPRIDE.“We did it!” Oli said. “Thank u so much to everyone that sponsored us in our first triathlon 4 @ukraine.pride means the world.
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Mercury Prize nominees share reactions to 2022 shortlist: “It’s a real honour”
Mercury Prize have been sharing their excitement over being shortlisted for the prestigious award.This morning (July 26), the Mercury Prize – in partnership with mobility app FREE NOW – confirmed that Harry Styles‘ ‘Harry’s House’, Little Simz‘ ‘Sometimes I Might be Introvert’, Sam Fender‘s ‘Seventeen Going Under’, Wet Leg‘s self-titled LP and Yard Act‘s ‘The Overload’ are among the 12 records in the running for the annual Album Of The Year statue.The rest of the list is made up of Self Esteem (‘Prioritise Pleasure’), Joy Crookes (‘Skin’), Kojey Radical (‘Reason To Smile’), Nova Twins (‘Supernova’), Fergus McCreadie (‘Forest Floor’), Gwenno (‘Tresor’) and Jessie Buckley & Bernard Butler (‘For All Our Days That Tear The Heart’).The winner will be announced during an event at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on September 8.Reacting to the nod on Twitter, Wet Leg – aka Rhian Teasdale and Hester Chambers – wrote: “We’re so freakin lucky that we got to make the album that we made. These past couple of years have been full of surprises and unexpected adventures.“Here’s perhaps one of our fave surprises so far…Our debut album has been shortlisted for a @MercuryPrize!?”Elsewhere, Sam Fender said he was “so chuffed” that ‘Seventeen Going Under’ (NME‘s album of the year 2021) had made the Mercurys list.
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Mercury Prize 2022 shortlist revealed
Mercury Prize shortlist for 2022 Album Of The Year has been revealed.At 11am today (July 26), the Mercury Prize – in partnership with mobility app FREE NOW – confirmed that the 12 albums that have been shortlisted for the Album Of The Year award include Harry Styles’ ‘Harry’s House’, Little Simz’s ‘Sometimes I Might be Introvert’, Sam Fender’s ‘Seventeen Going Under’, Wet Leg’s self-titled album and Yard Act’s ‘The Overload’.You can find the entire list of albums shortlisted for the coveted award below.The awards show for the event will take place on September 8 at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith. Tickets for the event are now available for purchase here.It was announced yesterday (July 25) that a handful of musicians including Anna Calvi, Lanterns On The Lake’s Hazel Wilde, Loyle Carner and Jamie Cullum helped judge this year’s prize, alongside a range of broadcasters and critics.The Mercury’s official website has also noted that the 12 nominated artists will “receive a specially commissioned ‘Album Of The Year’ trophy, with the overall winner also receiving a winner trophy and a cash prize of £25,000”.This year’s Mercury Prize has also announced that it’s new headline sponsor is the FREE NOW mobility app as part of a “multi-year commitment from FREE NOW to support British music”.Last year, Arlo Parks walked away with the 2021 Mercury Prize for her album ‘Collapsed In Sunbeams’.
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Sziget Festival announces programme of cultural events for 2022
Sziget Festival has announced details of a wide-ranging programme of cultural events that will take place during their 2022 event.The Budapest, Hungary festival will return from August 10-15, with Arctic Monkeys, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris and Tame Impala among the headliners.Sziget has now announced a series of additional live performances and cultural events – spanning “everything from theatre, burlesque, comedy, contemporary dance, jazz, folk and world music” – that will take place alongside the live music on offer at this year’s festival.This includes the Cirque du Sziget (promising “outstanding new international circus performances”), the Magic Mirror (a “venue dedicated to the artistic expression and the social issues of the LGBTQ communities”) and the Global Village, which is aiming to “bring the world together on one stage”.A post shared by Sziget Festival (@szigetofficial)‘Giant Street Theatre’ (“which will help revellers to escape their own mind with their incredible dance show in the sky lifted by a crane”), a special theatre and dance field, and a travelling funfair will also be on offer at Sziget 2022, while festivalgoers are also being encouraged to keep a look out for “walkabout” performers who will be touring the festival site.The line-ups for the festival’s ibis X ALL Europe Stage, dropYard (which specialises in hip-hop), Lightstage and Music Box areas have also been announced, with Nova Twins and Cleopatrick set to perform on the ALL Europe Stage.You can find out more information about Sziget 2022, including ticket details, by heading here.Last month Sziget announced a wave of artists for their brand-new electronic venue, the Samsung Colosseum.
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Listen to Nova Twins’ sex positive new single ‘Puzzles’
Nova Twins have shared their new single ‘Puzzles’ – you can listen to the track below.The song is the latest preview of the duo’s forthcoming new album ‘Supernova’, which is set for release on June 17 via Marshall Records.Speaking about ‘Puzzles’, Nova Twins said in a statement: “Inspired by the many sexy R&B songs we love, we wanted to make a heavy rocked-out version of a song that makes us feel powerful.“It’s always been fine for men to vocalise liking sex, so why can’t the same rules apply to us? We’re women, we should be free to explore what we like in our songwriting! A general Nova Twins theme is that we’re always in control.”The band added of ‘Puzzles’, which you can hear above: “When it comes to a track like this, we were always going to show our domineering side.”‘Puzzles’ follows on from the previously released ‘Supernova’ singles ‘Antagonist’, ‘Cleopatra’ and ‘K.M.B.’. You can see the tracklist for the album below and pre-order the record here.1. ‘Power (Intro)’2. ‘Antagonist’3. ‘Cleopatra’4. ‘K.M.B.’5. ‘Fire & Ice’6. ‘Puzzles’7. ‘A Dark Place For Somewhere Beautiful’8. ‘Toolbox’9. ‘Choose Your Fighter’10. ‘Enemy’11. ‘Sleep Paralysis’ Nova Twins will play at a number of festivals this summer, including Glastonbury, Latitude and 2000trees, before they embark on their ‘Supernova Tour’ of the UK and Europe in October and November.
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Nova Twins, Amyl And The Sniffers and more for Reclaim These Streets compilation
Nova Twins and Amyl And The Sniffers are among artists to contribute to a new compilation supporting women’s organisation Reclaim These Streets.‘New Moons XVI’ is a 10-track compilation of female and non-binary talent which also features Deap Vally, KT Tunstall and more.The compilation, to be released on February 10, was curated by The Music Federation’s Head of Promotions Jasmine Hodge, who said: “What better way than to get some of the best female names in rock and do it all in the name of a killer charity?“Big shout out to all the amazing women involved, and to Will [Power, of Bad Nerves] for the kick-ass artwork. Sticking two fingers up to the patriarchy is literally the most fun a girl can have.”See the tracklist and artwork for ‘New Moons XVI’, the 15th compilation of its kind, below.The artwork, designed by Bad Nerves’ Will Power, depicts UK Home Secretary Priti Patel’s face, included to highlight “the sheer ignorance from her and the government towards women’s safety.”1. Amyl & The Sniffers – ‘Knifey’2. Nova Twins – ‘Bullet’3. TELGATE – ‘Love Zone’4. Deap Vally – ‘Royal Jelly’5. KT Tunstall – ‘In This Body’6. Cruel Hearts Club – ‘Sink This Low’7. IDestroy – ‘Petting Zoo’8. pink suits – ‘Fake Great Britain’9. BLAB – ‘Eton Mess’10. Pleasure Venom – ‘We Get What You Deserve’“I am so happy to be included on this exciting compilation for such a great cause,” KT Tunstall said of her involvement.
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