Arctic Monkeys gigs May 2014

Arctic Monkeys to play two huge shows at Finsbury Park in May

Arctic Monkeys have today announced they will play two huge shows next spring at London’s Finsbury Park. The Sheffield band will play Finsbury Park on 23 and 24 May 2014 – and have scored something of a coup by enlisting Aussie psych-rockers Tame Impala as support act. How good are these shows going to be!? […]

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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, […]

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This Week’s New Single Releases (4th August 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. AFI – ‘I Hope You Suffer’ The charmingly titled ‘I Hope You Suffer’ from AFI is a slow, lumbering, atmospheric track covering the well-trodden path of romantic breakdown. Resisting the temptation to go too screamo, the tempo gives it a sense of […]

This week’s new single releases (21st July 2013) – Part 2

Part two of my round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Lee Thompson’s Ska Orchestra feat. Bitty Mclean – ‘Fu Man Chu’ Though nobody in the video is wearing facial hair of the type described in the title, this chilled-out laid-back ska tune relaxes in its simplicity. For fans of […]

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Single Releases (2nd June 2013) – Part 2

Part 2 of Phil Lickley’s roundup of the week’s top new single releases Mikill Pane – Chairman Of The Bored EP A follow-up to the brilliant ‘Good Feeling’, ‘Chairman of the Bored’, flanked by a plethora of remixes on the EP, takes the structure of his original hit and substitutes the lyrics in a very […]

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New albums to look forward to in June

After a slow couple of months in terms of big album releases, June sees things hotting up as bands start to get their new material out before they hit the festival circuit. Below is a list of all the notable album releases of June. Let me know what new album’s you’re looking forward to in […]

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New single releases – 12 May

Single Releases – 12 May This week’s top new single releases reviewed and rated by Phil Lickley. American Fangs – ‘Pomona’ [rating:3/5] Fast-paced and heavy on the guitars, ‘Pomona’ is poppier in its stylings than you’d imagine but with more credibility from the edgey guitars. That said, the vocals get lost in the overall mix […]

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Listen: Miles Kane – ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’

Last month Miles Kane followed up the excellent single ‘Give Up‘ by announcing details about his second album ‘Don’t Forget Who You Are’. Today he’s revealed the title track of the album, which is a slightly trippy and upbeat track that feels a bit like The Coral. Check it out below and let me know […]