It’s been a good year for Damon Albarn so far – what with the release of his first solo album Everyday Robots and a host of high profile festival appearances, including a headline slot at last weekends Latitude. The Blur frontman is looking to round off 2014 in style with a gig at London’s iconic […]
He may have a very good solo album to promote, but you just can’t beat the classics! During an appearance on ‘The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon’ across the pond last night Damon Albarn broke out ‘This Is A Low’ – taken from Blur’s 1995 album Parklife. Watch the rendition below: Damon was there to […]
For a song that oscillates between slowed down versions of The Monkees’ ‘Daydream Believer’ and Womack and Womack’s ‘Teardrops’ it’s actually pretty good and his best solo offering so far. The mix of the two musical styles really suits the song and keeps your interest, and even though it’s as downbeat as you’d expect from […]
Damon Albarn is all set to release his debut solo album Everyday Robots next week on XL Recordings, and has today made it available to stream in full on iTunes Radio. As well as that, the Blur and Gorillaz frontman has also released a video for the album track ‘Heavy Seas Of Love’ – which […]
When you’re done reminiscing about last month with my cool March playlist, you can start looking forward to the best LPs getting a release in April. Last month saw big new releases from the likes of Pharrell Williams, Elbow, Rick Ross, Eagulls and Johnny Cash amongst many others. So what albums are we looking forward […]
Two new tracks from the Klaxons, a new one from Gruff Rhys, the return of both Howling Bells and Little Dragon, killer remixes from Four Tet, Kanye West, Mssing No and brand new tracks from exciting up-and-comers like JUNGLE, Circa Waves, Hockeysmith and more. It’s safe to say February was a pretty awesome month in terms of great new music.
Below I’ve put together the cream of the February crop into a handy playlist – which you can also find on the All-Noise Soundcloud page. Check it out and let me know what you think…
Fresh from picking up the Award for Innovation at last night’s NME Awards, Damon Albarn has released the studio version of new Everyday Robots track ‘Lonely Press Play’.
So far all we’ve had is live and acoustic versions after Albarn debuted the track earlier this month at the Sundance Film Festival and then performed it on Radio 2 – listen to the album version below, which is accompanied with a travelogue-type video filmed by Albarn himself:
With his solo album Everyday Robots due out in April, Damon Albarn has been steadily dripping new material out into the public domain.
There’s been a live version of ‘Lonely Press Play’ doing the rounds, after the Blur/Gorillaz/lots-of-other-projects frontman debuted it at the Sundance Film Festival, and now there’s a stripped-back acoustic version of the track available for your listening pleasure.
Albarn performed ‘Lonely Press Play’ during his appearance on Radio 2 this weekend – check it out below:
My A-Z round up of the new singles available for digital download this week.
A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera – ‘Say Something’
Here’s a slow-paced piano-led ballad that is programmed to pull at your heart-strings and certainly feels like the post-Valentines come down. ‘Say Something’ is a song that you really want to go somewhere but it doesn’t quite build on its initial concept; a huge chorus never really appears. The verse is touching and well balanced between the vocals of the main singer and guest artist Aguilera over some swelling strings and it finally brings a bit more power in the final third. It’ll fit nicely over the touching end of a television drama but not sure how strong it is on its own, but it’s a well meaning tear-jerker if you’re in the right frame of mind. (6.5/10)
Watch the video
As reported yesterday, details of Damon Albarn’s upcoming solo album were leaked online by his US label Warner Music. Predictably today has seen the Blur/Gorillaz polymath officially reveal all about the album – which is called Everyday Robots and is due for release on 28 April on Parlophone. The album will be preceded by the […]