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Old men terrified of the internet and their own mortality bring back TFI Friday

Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 10:29 on 02 Jun 2015
Old men terrified of the internet and their own mortality bring back TFI Friday
In what can only be described as an act similar to firing a starter pistol into the gaping maw of infinite blackness, Channel 4 has commissioned a new series of TFI Friday after a gap of 15 years that will once again be presented by Chris Evans.

The new series will begin broadcasting from 12 June with a 90 minute special and the first guests booked to appear include Liam Gallagher, Blur, Ian Broudie from The Lightning Seeds, Mani from Stone Roses and ex-Oasis drummer Zak Starkey.

The motivation behind this move is to reassure everyone over the age of 40 that everything is just the way it has always been, Radio One is still as influential as ever, the music industry is perfectly stable, guitar music is still the best music genre of all time, computers are only used by nerds, Carling tastes great, cocaine is plentiful and Melanie Sykes will definitely have sex with you one day.

I'm sure a lot of readers will have a few questions about this, so I'll answer them for you now as best as I can...

HEALTH are back, thank fuck for that

Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 23:38 on 20 Apr 2015
HEALTH are back, thank fuck for that
Update: Health's new album Death Magic is confirmed for release on August 7, and the news single 'New Coke' is available to watch on the HEALTH website. Now on with the only slightly out of date news story...

Death Grips continue to call, text, go on world tours, despite break-up

Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 22:48 on 24 Mar 2015
Death Grips continue to call, text, go on world tours, despite break-up
Popdin and Death Grips have had a difficult but lengthy relationship which finally came to an end last summer. What began as an exciting if occasionally terrifying affair, soon turned to bitter acrimony as Death Grips began sharing pictures of its huge genitalia around the internet, arguing with its bosses at work, swearing in front of Popdin's mum and generally acting in an unpredictable, sweaty manner. It was never going to last.

The Venn Diagram of Kanye West & Jeremy Clarkson petition outrage

Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 14:52 on 17 Mar 2015
The Venn Diagram of Kanye West & Jeremy Clarkson petition outrage
Thank you to our team of data analytics experts and to the three or four people who will tell me I do Venn Diagrams wrong.

Grimes shares 'rubbish' new track, actually brilliant

Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 22:41 on 09 Mar 2015
Grimes shares 'rubbish' new track, actually brilliant
Grimes has fired off another "poorly recorded mess" that was "never meant to be heard by anyone" and in doing so has, for the third year in a row, released one of the best tracks of the year. [divider] Last year Grimes released 'Go', a song originally written for and subsequently rejected by Rhianna. Un...

Make January tolerable by looking forward to these new album releases

Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 08:30 on 06 Jan 2015
Make January tolerable by looking forward to these new album releases
In trying to be a useful, considerate blog I have decided to make our first post of 2015 a useful, considerate one. Rather than the usual smarmy derision here’s a list of brilliant albums you can look forward to hearing in the next few months. I’ve even removed any snark from the entry on Noel Gallagher’s second solo album and replaced it with a sense of shaky optimism. Things are looking up kids! A whole new year, a whole new start and a whole 12 months worth of new albums (less the dead six weeks in summer and all of December) which will eventually grind me back into the wizened, hunched-over shrew I really am.

Awkward doesn’t even begin to describe the artwork to U2’s new tour poster

Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 13:36 on 04 Dec 2014
Awkward doesn’t even begin to describe the artwork to U2’s new tour poster
Eric and Ernie displayed more relaxed eroticism in their dressing gowns and slippers than these four ‘hard-rocking men of the world’.

Ibibio Sound Machine wins the Dead Albatross Prize 2014

Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 11:04 on 30 Oct 2014
Ibibio Sound Machine wins the Dead Albatross Prize 2014
Having a much better time than Young Fathers at the Mercury Prize ceremony is Ibibio Sound Machine. The very deserving winners of this year's Dead Albatross Prize!

Young Fathers look about as pleased to win the Mercury Prize as I would be

Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 09:45 on 30 Oct 2014
Young Fathers look about as pleased to win the Mercury Prize as I would be
Congratulations to Young Fathers on winning the 2014 Mercury Prize. Don't worry lads, it turned out alright for Pulp.

Sleater-Kinney are back! New single, new album, world saved

Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 10:26 on 18 Oct 2014
Sleater-Kinney are back! New single, new album, world saved
UPDATE: Sleater-Kinney's official website now has worldwide tour dates listed (including UK gigs) kicking off from February 2015, confirmation of the new album No Cities to Love to be released 19 Jan UK and 20 Jan USA and you can download the new single from the above link. Triple score!

SURPRISE! Sleater-Kinney are back together. I'm not one for aggrandising minor events to ridiculously exaggerated levels but not since this fucking unbelievably wonderful news has their ever been such fucking unbelievably wonderful news. Things are going to change around here. There'll be no more moping around, lashing out at innocent bands just because they're not Sleater-Kinney. You're going to see a much cheerier Popdin from now on. (Bets on how long this will last? I'll put £5 on 'till next Wednesday').

Here's what we know so far...