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Phil’s Top 100 Music Singles of 2013: #20 – #1

So in this final part, here are my top twenty songs of 2013! 20. Gary Barlow – ‘Let Me Go’ (Released: November, No. 2) After a few years captaining the reformed Take That man-band, Barlow released his first major solo single in fourteen years. Taking inspiration from Mumford and Sons, this perky, country-tinged number feels […]

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Phil’s Top 100 Music Singles of 2013: #40 – #21

With the majority of my countdown already covered, let’s get a bit nearer to my top twenty with numbers #40 through to #21. 40. Clean Bandit – ‘Mozart’s House’ (Released: March, No. 17) Possibly one of the least accessible tracks of the year, Clean Bandit’s ‘Mozart’s House’ was, however, an eye opener, mixing in electronic […]

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Phil’s Sound of 2014

As the BBC release the latest list of artists that we could be riding high in the charts next year as part of their ‘Sound of 2014’ poll, I eschew their technique of polling dozens of critics and music experts to compose my own list of fifteen artists who I think we’ll be hearing more of […]

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Embers, Yuck and Swiss Lips confirmed for War Child ‘Tune Up Festival’ shows

Hotly-tipped Manchester band Embers will join the likes of Yuck and Swiss Lips in a new War Child event this autumn spanning four major UK cities. Teaming up with hotel chain Tune Hotels, children’s charity War Child is hosting gigs in London, Brigton, Manchester and Edinburgh as part of the ‘Tune Up’ Festival. It all […]

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This Week’s New Single Releases (8th September 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Biffy Clyro – ‘Victory Over The Sun (EP)’ The title track of Biffy Clyro’s latest EP sees them at their gloomy best, at least for the first ninety seconds before it flicks up the pace to ‘The Captain’ levels. There is a […]

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Top 50 songs of 2013 so far (25-1)

Having explored the bottom 25 of the year so far, here are my quarter-century of the best songs in 2013 this year. Do you agree or disagree with my selection? Post your thoughts below. 25. Loveable Rogues – ‘What A Night‘ Released: April A catchy slice of summery pop from the BGT runners-up. With a […]

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This week’s new single releases – 5 May

This week’s new single releases – 5 May Phil Lickley takes us through the pick of this week’s new singles. Armin Van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ [rating:2/5] The second single from his latest album is an average affair. Guthrie’s smooth vocals over the top make the record, but […]