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Thursday
Sep132012

[News] Mercury Music Prize Nominations Announced

Last night the nominations for the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize were announced and it's full of some of our favourite albums from the past 12 months. In past years we've seen PJ Harvey, The xx and Arctic Monkeys take the honour and the £20000 cheque home but this time it'll be be between the list below. Let us know how you feel about the list and who you'd have win the prize.

Alt-J’s An Awesome Wave

Ben Howard’s Every Kingdom

Django Django’s Django Django

Field Music’s Plum

Jessie Ware’s Devotion

Lianne Le Havas’ Is Your Love Big Enough

Michael Kiwanuka’s Home Again

Plan B’s Ill Manners

Roller Trio’s Roller Trio

Richard Hawley’s Standing at the Sky’s Edge

Sam Lee’s Ground of Its Own

The Maccabees’ Given to the Wild

Wednesday
Jul182012

[Listen] Plan B - "Playing With Fire" Feat. Labrinth

After slaying the title track "Ill Manors" and bringing Raekwon on the remix of the album's second single "Lost My Way", Plan B gives us one last treat before the release of his new album Ill Manors with the Labrinth assisted cut "Playing With Fire." You can listen to the new tune in the animated stream above and if you sign up for Plan B's mailing list you'll also get a free download of "Falling Down" from the upcoming album. Ill Manors drops in the UK next week on July 23rd. Cop it.

Thursday
Jun212012

[Listen] Plan B - "Lost My Way" (Remix) Feat. Raekwon

Ever since getting my hands on Ben Drew aka Plan B's latest single "Ill Manors", the title track off his upcoming album of the same name, I haven't been able to stop bumping it on the regular. Now Drew has dropped a remix to the album's second single "Lost My Way" featuring none other than Wu Tang wordsmith Lex Diamonds aka Raekwon The Chef. 

Folks that may be familiar with Plan B's chart topping sophomore album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks, may be slightly disappointed as the new album strays entirely from his soulful croons and returns Drew back to the world of hip hop. Peep the remix in the player below, as well as the original version of the single here. Ill Manors is set to be released August 21st through Atlantic Records.

Thursday
May242012

[Listen] Plan B - "Lost My Way"

When Plan B dropped "iLL Manors" everyone got excited. It was Ben back at his best, and he was back with one hell of a big bang. Today he's dropped another track from the movie soundtrack and it's titled "Lost My Way". The track is an angry one that shoes Ben's opinions on gang culture in the world today. The soundtrack was penned for release earlier this month but has been pushed back to the 16th of July. We're pretty excited about it on our end, are you?

Wednesday
May092012

[Watch] Plan B - "iLL Manors" x "Lost My Way" Live on Later... with Jools Holland

Last night Plan B made a storming return to live television in support of his upcoming film and soundtrack iLL Manors. He performed the titled track and "Lost My Way" for the viewers and studio audience of Later... with Jools Holland and boy did he give it some. Check out Plan B back to his old ways in the videos up at the top and after the jump. You know the drill.

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Friday
Mar092012

[Listen] Plan B - "ill Manors" (The Prodigy Remix)

We were very pleased to have Plan B make his musical return not too long ago with a great big sounding track called "ill Manors" which is set to appear on the album of the same name accompanying his new film. Last night on Radio One the listeners were treated to an extra special Thursday night treat. A remix from The Prodigy and hot damn does it sound big. I'll shut up now and let you enjoy the remix below via RCRDLBL.

The soundtrack to the film is released on the 26th of March, his forthcoming album ill Manors is out a few months later on the 14th of May.

Monday
Feb272012

[Listen] Plan B - "ill Manors"

He's back and he means business. Plan B has returned to his storytelling ways with this new track titled "ill Manors" that is set to appear on the soundtrack to the movie of the same name that Ben has been working on. The track was debuted by Zane Lowe on Radio One not too long ago and it's bloody good to have Plan B back.

The album has been penned for a release date of May 7th via Atlantic Records with the film a week earlier.

Thursday
Feb092012

[News] Plan B Announces New Film & Accompanying Soundtrack, 'iLL Manors'

Following the runaway success of his last album The Defamation of Strickland Banks, you'd of thought Plan B would've stuck to his singing voice but apparently he's going back to his raw beginnings. For his third studio album, iLL Manors, he's working on a project similar to his debut, Who Needs Actions, When You Got Words. NME even reported that the lead single is a little dubstep in sound but Ben himself described it as "bassline, soul, hip-hop." He went on to say: "The album has the lyrical depth of my first record but the musical composition is light years ahead as it's informed by everything I've learnt in the last five years - writing, producing and playing with a live band. I feel I'm better than I've ever been."

The album will soundtrack a movie which was written and Directed by the man himself and the album has been penned for a release date of May 7th via Atlantic Records with the film a week earlier.