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Mercury Music Prize 2013 – 12 albums that should be on the shortlist

Whatever your thoughts on the annual music industry love-in that is the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Album of the Year, you can’t deny it creates a bit of a talking point in the music world. The shortlist for this years Mercury Prize is announced tomorrow evening (5.30pm, 10 September), so prepare for a few weeks of […]

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Watch: Suede – ‘Hit Me’ video

Suede’s new album Bloodsports has so far been the surprise package of 2013 – and new single ‘Hit Me’ nicely sums up the albums swelling, epic nature. The Britpop legends today released the video for ‘Hit Me’, which shows a couple vandalising a museum. Not sure what the ‘message’ is – youth rebelling against the […]

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This week’s single releases – 26 May (Part 2)

This week’s single releases – 26 May (Part 2) Part 2 of Phil Lickley’s roundup of the week’s top new single releases. See Part 1 here. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – ‘Mermaids (EP)’ [rating:3.5/5] I’ve never been a big fan of Nick Cave and this song, in some ways, emphasises why but also […]

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Album Review: Suede – ‘Bloodsports’

Suede – Bloodsports {rating} Buy: Bloodsports Coming more than a decade after their career destroying fifth album A New Morning, and having to compete for attention with a certain other ‘comeback’ album – the question on cynical lips when Bloodsports was announced was ‘do we really need another Suede album?’ While it’s an easy judgement […]

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Listen: Suede – ‘Bloodsports’ album stream

Everyone’s favourite glam Britpoppers Suede are back with their new album Bloodsports – and before it is released next week they are streaming it in full online. The album boasts all the elements that made Suede great back in their heyday – glam guitars, melodic synths, massive choruses and Brett Anderson’s distinctive vocals. Listen to Bloodsports in […]

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This weeks single releases – 10 February

Philip Lickley take us through another batch of new single releases – what will you be downloading this week? Single Releases – 10 February Avicii V Nicky Romero – ‘I Could Be The One’ [rating:3/5] Buy: I Could Be the One Fresh from big hits like ‘Levels’, Avicii teams up with Nicky Romero on this […]

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Suede reveal ‘Bloodsports’ artwork and tracklist

Suede have today unveiled the artwork (above) for their new album Bloodsports and revealed the tracklisting. Bloodsports is the veteran Britpop bands first album in 11 years, which they announced last week along with brand new track ‘Barriers’. The album is out on 18 March, and will be preceded by the first single ‘It Starts […]

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Suede announce new album and release new track ‘Barriers’ as free download…

Veteran glam Britpoppers Suede have today announced they will release their sixth studio album in March. Called Bloodsports, the album is Suede’s first since 2002’s A New Morning – and will be preceded by lead single ‘It Starts An Ends With You’. Announcing the new album and single, Suede have also made album track ‘Barriers’ […]