Listen: February 2014 new music playlist

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…

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Glasvegas – ‘Euphoria, Take My Hand’ single review

 Glasvegas – Euphoria, Take My Hand The moody Scots rockers are back with the lead single from their second album EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\ – and by the sounds of it, they’ve pitched that second album ‘musical development’ about right. ‘Euphoria, Take My Hand’ maintains the relentlessly atmospheric and personal sound that made their […]

REM – ‘Uberlin’ single review

REM – UBERLIN God knows what it is about Berlin, but every band who spends time there seems to come back invigorated and inspired. Even grizzled old veterans aren’t immune – with REM the latest band to use the German cultural Mecca for inspiration. ‘Uberlin’, with it’s references to Berlin’s railway system as some kind […]

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MIA – Bad Girls

“Live fast, die young / Bad Girls do it well” – and with that everyone’s favourite Sri Lankan iconoclast MIA is back in the game! ‘Bad Girls’ is the first taster from her forthcoming fourth album, which is expected at some point this year and features contributions from  Danja (who produced this track), Swizz Beatz, […]

Burial real name

So this is what Burial looks like…

Although he’s been the subject of many a conspiracy theory over the years, deep down everyone knew that Burial really was just a pretty ordinary, albeit very talented, guy called Will.

Rumours about his identity have ranged from Four Tet, Skrillex, Banksy and even Al Gore (for some reason!) in recent memory – but no one ever REALLY believed them, did they? Read more about So this is what Burial looks like…

After The Disco

Albums out in February 2014

If January felt a bit slow in terms of big new albums, then February is when 2014 really gets going. There’s big albums out just about every week in February, starting off with the return of Bombay Bicycle Club and Broken Bells on 3 February. The following week sees dubstep-diva Katy B take centre-stage with her highly-anticipated new album Little Red, before Beck and Wild Beasts round off the month with three very different, but all equally promising-sounding, albums.

All of the albums to look out for in February are listed below – let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the comments at the bottom. Read more about Albums out in February 2014

Belleruche – ‘Stormbird’

Belleruche aren’t strictly ‘New Music’, seeing as they’ve been making albums and playing gigs for about five years, but this is probably the first time many of you will have heard them. Now onto their fourth album, called Rollerchain (out in May), ‘Stormbird’ is a fantastic showcase of Belleruche’s unique sound – forged using equal […]

The Kills – ‘The Last Goodbye’ Video

The Kills have released the above special video of new single ‘The Last Goodbye’, which celebrates their ten year anniversary. The video, directed by Oscar-nominated actress Samantha Morton, is shot in simple but effective black and white – reflecting both The Kills’ approach to making music as well as the intimacy of their working relationship. […]

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The Streets Single – Going Through Hell

Mike Skinner begins his victory lap as The Streets with ‘Going Through Hell’,  the first single from his final album Computer And Blues – and it seems he’s intent on going out in style. In direct contrast to the scratchy and rushed songs he’s been putting out on his website, ‘Going Through Hell’ is a […]