Single Review: “Honest” by Kodaline

Kodaline is a relatively unheard band in the U.S. but it has already enjoyed some popularity in the Europe when it exploded there through its debut LP titled “In A Perfect World”. The album hit the right emotional string and fans went bizarre with the kind of soft-rock they heard in this album. The Irish […]

This Week’s New Single Releases (16th February 2014)

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)
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XFM winter wonderland

Jake Bugg, CHVRCHES, Primal Scream and more for XFM Winter Wonderland gigs – ticket details

XFM have gone all out this year with the line-up for their Winter Wonderland shows in December. The radio station will be putting two events on in December at Manchester’s O2 Apollo (10 December) and the O2 Academy in Brixton (12 December). On the stage in Manchester will be Jake Bugg, Primal Scream, The 1975, […]

Depeche Mode 'Heaven'

This week’s new single releases – 17 March

Single Releases – 17 March Depeche Mode, Alt-J, Bring Me The Horizon, The Vaccines and more feature in another weekly round up of new single releases from Phil Lickley… Alt-J – ‘Dissolve Me’ [rating:3/5] Buy: Dissolve Me The fifth single from their debut album, ‘Dissolve Me’ sounds much more life-affirming, a little bit happier and […]