Arcade Fire to release new album in 2013

Canadian band Arcade Fire have announced today that they will be releasing a new album next year. Speaking on their Twitter news feed, they said: BREAKING! New Arcade Fire album coming next year, Mercury Records has confirmed. — Arcade Fire tube (@ArcadeFireTube) July 13, 2012 The album will be the follow up to 2010’s critically […]

This weeks single releases – 12/07/2010

Arcade Fire – We Used To Wait It’s tricky third album time for the Canadian rockers, and there is a lot riding on the forthcoming ‘The Suburbs’.    After the initial critical and commercial success of second album ‘Neon Bible’, it has suffered a recent retrospective downgrading from ‘modern classic’ to ‘decent effort’.  Now’s the time, […]

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Album review: Arcade Fire – ‘Reflektor’

Arcade Fire – Reflektor {rating} Download: Reflektor Alarm bells began to ring as soon as it was revealed that Arcade Fire’s fourth album, their follow-up to 2010’s massively successful The Suburbs, was to be that most pretentious of all rock band pretentions: a double album. As more details began to emerge – namely that the […]

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Stream Playlist – all the best new music from April 2014

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 […]


Glastonbury 2014 line-up announced – Kasabian confirmed as headliner

The (almost) full line-up for this years Glastonbury Festival has been revealed this morning – confirming Kasabian as headliner alongside Arcade Fire as well as announcing another 80 or so names to the bill. The only surprise is that the third headliner is still not confirmed – with the line-up including a ‘Special Guests’ in […]

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What were the best albums of 2013?

We’re coming up to the end of the year, which means there’s currently a deluge of ‘best of’ lists hitting us from all angles online. I don’t like to dwell too much on picking out the ‘best’ when it comes to albums as to pick one excellent album out as ‘better’ than another seems a […]

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Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’ album has leaked online

Arcade Fire have built up their fourth album Reflektor into one of the most highly-anticipated albums of 2013, through a variety of inventive promotional activities – including guerilla-style graffiti, TV specials, numerous previews and trailers and more old-fashioned single streams. Despite them whipping the media and their fans into a froth of expectancy, early reviews […]