Album review: Broken Bells – ‘After The Disco’

after the disco by broken bellsBroken Bells – After The Disco

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Any project involving super-producer Brian ‘Danger Mouse’ Burton comes with a certain amount of expectation. His partnership with The Shins’ singer James Mercer was no different, but unfortunately their first album as Broken Bells back in 2010 failed to live up to the hype. It wasn’t a bad album, but it wasn’t exactly a stand out moment either. Read more about Album review: Broken Bells – ‘After The Disco’

After The Disco

Albums out in February 2014

If January felt a bit slow in terms of big new albums, then February is when 2014 really gets going. There’s big albums out just about every week in February, starting off with the return of Bombay Bicycle Club and Broken Bells on 3 February. The following week sees dubstep-diva Katy B take centre-stage with her highly-anticipated new album Little Red, before Beck and Wild Beasts round off the month with three very different, but all equally promising-sounding, albums.

All of the albums to look out for in February are listed below – let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the comments at the bottom. Read more about Albums out in February 2014

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Listen: January 2014 playlist – all the best new music from January in one handy playlist

Although January tends to be a bit of a depressing month – Christmas is gone, no-one has any money, the weather is dreary etc. etc… – it does have one thing going for it: new music.

January is typically the month where everyone starts the ‘big in 2014’ scramble – so there’s always a lot of cool new music floating around to get into on those dark nights.

I’ve put together the below playlist featuring the best of what’s come out in January, which includes new stuff from BANKS (who is definitely going to be big in 2014), Bombay Bicycle Club (already pretty big I think!), Yuck, Metronomy, James Blake, Blood Red Shoes, Elephant, Blood Cultures and loads more. There’s also a couple of tasty remixes in there as well. Read more about Listen: January 2014 playlist – all the best new music from January in one handy playlist

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25 albums to get excited about in 2014

First things first: Happy New Year! Now that’s out the way, let’s get stuck into the serious business of looking forward to what 2014 has in store for us all. After a pretty impressive 2013 for big albums – Bowie, My Bloody Valentine, Daft Punk, Jay Z, Kanye, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Beyonce to name […]

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December playlist – all the best new music from December 2013

December is traditionally a quiet month, so I was surprised at the amount of quality new music showing up in my Soundcloud ‘Likes’ as I put this playlist together. From the return of Doves’ Jimi Goodwin to brand new Drake, Warpaint, Sam Smith and Broken Bells – December has provided us with some great new […]

After The Disco

Listen: Broken Bells – ‘After The Disco’

Broken Bells – the super-duo of producer Danger Mouse and The Shins’ singer James Mercer – have today revealed the title track from their forthcoming second album After The Disco. As you would imagine from the title, ‘After The Disco’ is a glammed up bittersweet disco stormer taking The Bee Gees as a starting point […]

November Playlist

November playlist – all the best new music from the month in a handy playlist

November turned out to be a bumper month of new music, and I’ve collated the pick of the new releases into the below playlist for you to enjoy as we head into December. The November playlist includes new tracks from the likes of Temples and Broken Bells as well as a fair sprinkling of remixes […]

Broken Bells video

Watch: Broken Bells – ‘Holding On For Life’ video

You may remember superstar duo Broken Bells released Part One of a short film to promote new album After The Disco last month – starring Kate Mara and Anton Yelchin as a couple of sci-fi star-crossed lovers. Today they have revealed the follow-up video for the album’s lead single ‘Holding On For Life’, which picks […]