The Travelling Band single review – ‘Battlescars’

The Travelling Band – ‘Battlescars’ This single review was submitted by Philip Lickley, who runs the music blog .Wav Goodbye. ‘Battlescars’ is the first cut from Manchester’s Travelling Band’s second album and is the musical equivalent of a lazy sunny afternoon: pleasant, calming, almost ethereal. Very simplistic in its production, and all the better for […]

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Now! 79 – album review

Now! 79 – album review [Rating:3/5] This review was submitted by Philip Lickley, who runs the music blog .Wav Goodbye. As we hit the summer holidays it’s time for the latest and – would you believe it – 79th Now! compilation release, bringing with it another forty-four songs. The challenge of all Now! albums is […]

The Futureheads – ‘Rant’ album review

This review was submitted by Philip Lickley. If you would like to contribute to All-Noise send your music based writings to [email protected]. The Futureheads – Rant [rating:3/5] Buy Rant After enjoying the lead single from their third album, ‘Beginning of the Twist’, I’ve followed Sunderland band The Futureheads for their past two albums – so […]

This weeks single reviews – 8 April

Single releases – 8th April Philip Lickley takes us through the pick of this weeks single releases. If you want to contribute to All-Noise, send your music news, views and reviews to [email protected]. Amanda Mair – ’Sense’ [rating:3.5/5] Buy Sense The third single from Swedish singer Amanda Mair is a jaunty number with an uptempo […]

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The Ting Tings – ‘Sounds From Nowheresville’

This review was submitted by Philip Lickley. If you would like to contribute reviews and opinions to All-Noise, email us at [email protected]. The Ting Tings – Sounds From Nowheresville [rating:3/5] Buy Sounds From Nowheresville Coming in at a lightweight thirty-four minutes from ten tracks, this is the second album from the Manchester duo. Now, I […]

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This Week’s Single Releases (5th January 2014)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Above and Beyond – ‘Mariana Trench’ Inspired by the geographical landmark, ‘Mariana Trench’ captures the feel of the sea very well and has shades of underwater levels from mid-90s video games mixed with the best of Robert Miles. As a fully instrumental […]

This Week’s New Single Releases (23rd February 2014)

My A-Z round up of the new singles available for digital download this week.

Single Of The Week

Foxes – ‘Let Go For Tonight’
The second single from their debut album and this is a much more accomplished listen than their first cut. With a bombastic backing tune and a hugely danceable vibe, with Louisa Rose Allen’s vocals belting out, this is a great slice of bouncy pop with some well-placed lyrics, musical breaks and a fun, closing section. Hopefully this will do well for the young singer in the charts. (7.5/10)

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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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