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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January new music playlist

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

Love Letters

Listen: Metronomy – ‘Love Letters’

Not too sure what to make of this, as it is a far cry from Metronomy’s usual electro-trickery. ‘Love Letters’ is the title track from Joe Mount’s upcoming new Metronomy album, and its a pretty crazy 70’s-pop track complete with mariachi horns. It’s the second track taken from Love Letters following the lead single ‘I’m […]

Blink 182

Blink 182 to headline Reading and Leeds 2014

Blink 182 are the first headline act to be announced for next years Reading and Leeds Festival. The US pop-punk trio were confirmed tonight during a special announcement on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show. Other acts confirmed for the three-day festival are Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy. Speaking about their headline slot, Mark Hoppus of Blink […]

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 […]

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Get Metronomy UK tour tickets here

Joe Mount’s Metronomy project announced their return recently with new track ‘I’m Aquarius’ – the first single taken from new album Love Letters which is out in March. Along with news of the new album came details of a string of UK tour dates in support of it during March 2014, tickets for which go […]

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Metronomy reveal March UK tour dates

In support of recently announced new album Love Letters, which is out next March, Metronomy have revealed a string of UK tour dates for the same month. The tour will begin at the Liverpool Academy on 13 March and end on 28 March at London’s Brixton Academy – full dates are below. Presale tickets for […]