There's almost a decade to catch up on hereIt’s been a while since Casey Spooner had the chance to talk up a new Fischerspooner album – almost 10 years in fact. ‘Entertainment’ was the most recent LP he and his bandmate Warren Fischer put out in 2009. For a bunch of reasons, that release didn’t necessarily go to plan. Shortly afterwards Casey decided he was pretty much done with music.
Another great video from the west London songwriterWhen I sat down with Nilüfer Yanya at the end of summer 2016 she’d only shared a couple of tracks online at that point – and one video, for ‘Small Crimes’. That story of a petty thief came accompanied by a clip of Yanya appearing in some gritty situations, including riding around on a stranger’s motorbike and wielding a baseball bat.
Sound and community: two things Leeds band Hookworms know plenty about. Last year almost 30 releases were recorded at Suburban Home in Kirkstall, the studio run by the band’s synth player and vocalist Matthew Johnson (MJ). From quirky pop-punk to melancholic grunge, a bit of everything passed through the doors. Over the past few years the space has become a mecca for the DIY scene – a place that’s affordable, inclusive and inspiring at a time when few studios are.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".