Good vibes / success headlines from the Nottingham music scene over the past few months (that we know of), please drop us a line if we’ve missed anything significant (our definition of significant is a first of national relevance) –

  • SLEAFORD MODS in at No 4 on the OFFICIAL UK ALBUMS CHART w/ ‘Spare Ribs’.
  • Oh, and SLEAFORD MODS are PLAYING THE FUCKING ARENA, joining Bugg as the only other NG artist to ever do so.
  • Btw did we mention they were on an American late night talk show w/ Bernie Sanders?
  • BLONDES have gone Tik Tok viral – getting love from Jason Derulo, Lizzo and… Kamala Harris.
  • YOUNG T & BUGSEY took home the MOBO for ‘Song of the Year’. Wowzer.
  • Oh, and they had billboards in Stockholm. And… NEW YORK.
  • Oh x2, and Obama put them on his playlist. *mic drop*.
  • BEKA was alll over BBC Radio 1 – as the BBC Introducing Track of the Week.
  • PROJECT ZEUS’s ‘Wholehearted’ got its debut Rinse FM play courtesy of Marcus Nasty.
  • BRU-C went in at No.1 (!!) on the iTunes album pre-order chart.
  • Notts was allllll overrr BBC Radio 4 – with a show dedicated to NG’s music and arts.
  • EMILY MAKIS got some daytime Radio 1 loving on Dance Anthems w/ Stand Up.
  • CAMMIE also got her debut BBCR1 play for ‘Daydream’.
  • JALLE signed to one of the biggest record labels in the world – Warner. BIG. Up.
  • And he was on MTV’s homepage, cos, obvs.
  • LADBABY did it again! Getting his third Xmas No 1 in a row, raising money for The Trussell Trust.