It seems like a big day for Elton John’s fans. Some of the music’s biggest names will be contributing to two Elton John albums. These tribute albums are basically two different servings of Elton John’s music – one focusing on pop & rock artists while other will bring in country music artists to celebrate Elton […]
Who remembers David Sneddon? David won the BBC’s talent show Fame Academy, a pre-cursor to X-Factor, in 2002. His subsequent debut single went straight to number 1, and then he kind of vanished. So what happened? You might put it down to the possibility that perhaps he wasn’t that talented, or the show itself was […]
It’s now time for the second part of my top 50 songs of 2014 countdown – see part one here. 25) Röyksopp & Robyn – ‘Do It Again’ Released: 28th April 2014 Charted: #75 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCbDVSwr_E4 A collaboration that no one was expecting, this is the best song in Robyn’s back catalogue and the most […]
It’s always a good investment getting Elton John on a record as his mature vocals always add a sense of gravitas, but his work on this is rather limited and fleeting compared to the vocals of the main artists. Lyrically bittersweet and touching, it has shades of the Christina Aguilera collaboration with A Great Big World, though […]
My A-Z round up of the new singles available for digital download this week.
Single Of The Week
Gary Barlow and Elton John – ‘Face to Face’
Buy it: Face To Face
For whatever reason this song has had very little publicity, so little that Amazon and iTunes aren’t listing it as a single even though it’s charted and was released. ‘Face to Face’ is Barlow’s best solo track yet. He’s crafted a bouncy, up-tempo singable number and his vocals – which are rather ‘Manic Street Preachers’ at times – work very well with the ever reliable deep sounds of Elton John. With some spot-on production, a truly memorable vibe and a powerful breakdown, this deserves to be much more successful. Poppy, perky and very catchy. Pop perfection!
There is such an incredible amount to see in Las Vegas – with the casinos, shows, thrill-rides and nature parks – that it can be a difficult task to work out where to start. Luckily, this year will see some huge performances from world-famous stars; here are five of the best. Read more about Top 5 Las Vegas shows of 2014 …
Over the past twelve months I have reviewed 752 singles and EPs on my weekly All-Noise single reviews column so hopefully that puts me in a good position to create a best of list for 2013, comprised not necessarily of songs that have sold the most or charted the best, but have been the most […]
Part one of my round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Amplify Dot feat. Busta Rhymes – ‘I’m Good’ Just like last week’s ‘Best Song Ever’ the title leads itself to form part of the overall review of the song. Well, I won’t disappoint you, as Amplify Dot think’s she’s […]
Now that the weather has finally caught up with the calendar, Coachella has been and gone and the line-up’s have all been announced it’s officially festival season! To celebrate, here’s who I think are the best/most interesting headliners at this years UK festivals – let me know your favourite headliners in the comments below. The […]
Bestival have announced the first raft of artists to play this years nautically-themed festival – and they’ve surprised everyone by bagging Elton John. The glam-rocker will headline the Sunday night (8 September), and hip hop star Snoop Dogg will be headlining on the Saturday. Friday’s headliner hasn’t been announced/arranged yet so we’ll have to wait […]