December playlist

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 […]

Mercury Music Prize 2013 shortlist announced

The shortlist for this years Mercury Music Prize album of the year has just been announced, and it turns out my prediction from yesterday wasn’t too far out – I’m counting 7 out of 12 as a success anyway! Here’s the full shortlist: Arctic Monkeys – AM David Bowie – The Next Day Disclosure – Settle […]

Bezerk Eminem single

This Week’s New Single Releases (8th September 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Biffy Clyro – ‘Victory Over The Sun (EP)’ The title track of Biffy Clyro’s latest EP sees them at their gloomy best, at least for the first ninety seconds before it flicks up the pace to ‘The Captain’ levels. There is a […]

Top 100 Songs of 2012 – Part 1

Philip Lickley looks back on 2012 and picks his top 100 songs of the year…. Top 100 songs of 2012 – Part 1 As we reach for a glass of bubbly and celebrate the arrival of 2013, it’s time for me to take a look back at the last twelve months of music and give […]