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This Week’s New Single Releases (11th August 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. 2 Chainz feat. Pharrell – ‘Feds Watching’ As 2013 continues to turn into the year of Pharrell, he pops up here with 2Chainz. Far from his best moment, ‘Feds Watching’ is a cliché-ridden one-note tediously-written song with a chorus that fails to […]

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This week’s new single releases – 17 March

Single Releases – 17 March Depeche Mode, Alt-J, Bring Me The Horizon, The Vaccines and more feature in another weekly round up of new single releases from Phil Lickley… Alt-J – ‘Dissolve Me’ [rating:3/5] Buy: Dissolve Me The fifth single from their debut album, ‘Dissolve Me’ sounds much more life-affirming, a little bit happier and […]

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V Festival line-up rumours – Beyonce and Kings Of Leon heavily tipped

UPDATE – the line up has just been announced, click here. Tomorrow night V Festival organisers will release the full line up for this years festival. If you’re one of the many thousands who have already registered and are waiting on the line up before forking out for a ticket, I’m guessing you’re going to […]

Top 100 Songs of 2012 – Part 1

Philip Lickley looks back on 2012 and picks his top 100 songs of the year…. Top 100 songs of 2012 – Part 1 As we reach for a glass of bubbly and celebrate the arrival of 2013, it’s time for me to take a look back at the last twelve months of music and give […]

Single Reviews – 18 November

Single Reviews – 18 November Philip Lickley’s weekly look at the hottest new singles. Check out what’s worth downloading and what’s worth ignoring this week… Alicia Keys – ’Girl On Fire’ [rating:2.5/5] Buy: Girl On Fire Alicia Keys returns with the lead single off her matchingly-titled fifth album. With some heavy drum beats and vocal […]

The Vaccines announce four more UK arena shows in 2013

The Vaccines have added four more arena shows to their burgeoning tour itinerary today, as their ambition to become the UK’s pre-eminent touring guitar band shows no sign of abating. Having already announced a 12-date UK tour this November and their biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Arena next May, the band have now added […]

The Vaccines: Come Of Age – album review

The Vaccines: Come Of Age album review {rating} Buy: Come Of Age More than any other current band, The Vaccines understand the current music industry landscape perfectly. There are no ‘big bands’ anymore, and there probably never will be again. The days of people camping outside record shops for the latest Oasis album are well […]

This week’s single reviews – 2 September

Single Reviews – 2 September Find out what’s been tickling Philip Lickley’s ear drums this week and download the pick of the week’s single releases…. Cheryl – ’Under The Sun’ [rating:3.5/5] Buy: Under The Sun Sounding like her vocals have been pushed through the same tool that makes the Dalek’s sound like they do on […]

The Vaccines reveal UK tour dates for November

The Vaccines have announced an 11-date UK tour this November, in support of their highly anticipated second album The Vaccines Come Of Age, see below for the full tour dates and ticket details. Featuring the above single ‘No Hope’, The Vaccines Come Of Age follows on from last years platinum-selling debut album What Did You […]