Despite the rain and oceans of unspeakable effluence, despite the contentious inclusion of a “real” Metal band and the scandalous accusations suggesting the presence of a Country & Western ventriloquism act (directed at a real life Dolly) and, despite the rather telling lack of lobster and Prosecco to be found among the more up scale […]
UPDATE – 8 July Royal Blood have just released the video for ‘Figure It Out’, which you can watch below: Brighton duo Royal Blood are really starting to make a name for themselves with all the primal, convulsive, heavy garage-rock-blues hybrid stuff they’ve been coming out with. They rammed the John Peel Stage at Glastonbury […]
April was a pretty busy month in music – just a quick read through the music news will tell you that. Kasabian announced their new album, Liam Gallagher sent everyone into a mini-meltdown about a possible Oasis reunion, Glastonbury announced the first raft of acts for this years festival and there was also the small […]
Two new tracks from the Klaxons, a new one from Gruff Rhys, the return of both Howling Bells and Little Dragon, killer remixes from Four Tet, Kanye West, Mssing No and brand new tracks from exciting up-and-comers like JUNGLE, Circa Waves, Hockeysmith and more. It’s safe to say February was a pretty awesome month in terms of great new music.
Below I’ve put together the cream of the February crop into a handy playlist – which you can also find on the All-Noise Soundcloud page. Check it out and let me know what you think…
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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This years NME Awards Tour promises to be one of the best in recent memory, boasting a line-up that not only includes exciting up-and-comers Circa Waves, Royal Blood and Temples but also post-rock legends Interpol. The tour kicks off on Tuesday 18 March in Glasgow and runs for eight shows – culminating on Thursday 27 […]
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!? […]