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NewsGush: R.I.P Gary Moore


Sad news just in that former Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary Moore passed away today in his hotel room in Spain.

Moore will be best remembered for his work alongside Scott Gorham on Lizzy’s ‘Black Rose’ album, bt also found continuing solo success with chart topping hits ‘Out In The Fields’, ‘Over The Hills And Far Away’ and ‘Parisienne Walkways’ throughout the 80s. He continued to tour and gained great respect for his earthy blues sound.

Police sat there were no suspicious circumstances surrounding Moore’s death, Downtuned would like to extend our deepest condolences to Moore’s family and fans.

NewsGush: Death From Above 1979 To Reform!


Because we’re bunch of miserable bastards who spend most of our time listening to Tokyo Doom Jazz and shouting at people, it’s pretty rare that a musical event causes any stirring in our jaded muso loins here at DT towers, but even we were heartened this morning as we learnt that our very favourite band ever to play in London’s tiny Crobar are set to get it on again. Here’s the press release that appeared on :

Jesse and I have decided that what we can do together should not be denied.
Together again, as was always the intention, as a collaboration.
The collision of two different worlds.
As this all takes shape, we will reveal it to you.
All of it happening, as it always has, in our own way.
Thank you all for sharing in our excitement!


they love each other really...

they love each other really...

So, there you have it, theelephant-faced synth-shout duo are back, hopefully in an attempt to teach Hackney/Village hipsters that not all two piece bands have to sound like Gary Newman….

Here’s to sexy results.

We don’t post shit like this that often any more (mainly because we’re a bunch of posing psueds who like to pretend we should all have jobs at The Guardian or something, rather than admit that we can’t spell, punctuate or grammaticise for toffee and don’t care anyway), but hey, this is fun, musical and ridiculously geeky -type in your sites URL, and any HTML (HTML!! Remember that?) will be transformed into soothibng synth beats!

Downtuned was pleased to discover that we’re a kind of jazzy early 90’s trip-hop, which may seem strange given the amount of Slayer related posts, but makes a lot more sense when you consider our massive tremazipan intake.

Anyway – play with this shit, it’s cool.

WIN Carl Barât Tickets!


Thanks to the lovely chaps at Eurostar, DT were able to check out Carl Barat’s debut gig down in King’s cross on the 27th, and it has to be said that the Chavvily-Chic former Libertines man is just as at home at the front of the stage as his old boss Pete Doherty – if somewhat less generally shambolic. Carl’s hitting the road to promote tracks from his new, eponymous album and you and a friend could be lucky enough to catch him playing in glamorous Paris on November 5th, with free luxury Eurostar travel and a signed album thrown in for good luck.

If you want to be in with a chance of winning this great prize then head over to Eurostar’s site right now and get your name in the pork-pie hat.

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It’s friday, and what better way to finish the week off than a visit from paul McCartney and his ‘Female-Loathing-Car”?

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