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This Week’s New Single Releases (15th September 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Arcade Fire feat. David Bowie – ‘Reflektor’ Arcade Fire’s first cut from the album of the same name is a weird affair with many varied elements, thumping bass lines, French and an understated appearance by Mr Bowie himself. Very much like a […]

CHVRCHES, London Grammar and MO do battle with awesome new cover versions

For some reason today has seen three brilliant cover versions emerge from three of the most exciting new acts around.

Scottish electro-pop trio CHVRCHES came out firing with a great cover of Arctic Monkeys’ AM track ‘Do I Wanna Know?‘ during an appearance on Australian radio.

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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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December playlist – all the best new music from December 2013

December is traditionally a quiet month, so I was surprised at the amount of quality new music showing up in my Soundcloud ‘Likes’ as I put this playlist together. From the return of Doves’ Jimi Goodwin to brand new Drake, Warpaint, Sam Smith and Broken Bells – December has provided us with some great new […]

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Phil’s Top 100 Music Singles of 2013: #80 – #61

Following numbers 100 to 81 of my top 100 of 2013 countdown, here are numbers #80 through to #61. 80. Matt Cardle and Melanie C – ‘Loving You’ (Released: August, No. 14) Proving that he can make more interesting music once he’s escaped the pressures of the X Factor, this touching ballad was one of the […]

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2013 was all about Disclosure and CHVRCHES, according to The Hype Machine’s Music Blog Zeitgeist

Music blog aggregator The Hype Machine has just released its annual ‘Zeitgeist’ list of the top 50 artists and tracks of 2013. The Hype Machine has arranged both lists around the most blogged about, discussed and listened to artists and songs of the year – with Disclosure topping the artists list and CHVRCHES’ ‘The Mother […]

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The 13 best debut albums of 2013

There’s lots of talk about the lack of great new bands on the scene these days, but when you look at the amount of quality debut albums released in 2013 it seems that new music is in great shape. So let’s stop being defeatist and revel in some of the great first albums released this […]

November Playlist

November playlist – all the best new music from the month in a handy playlist

November turned out to be a bumper month of new music, and I’ve collated the pick of the new releases into the below playlist for you to enjoy as we head into December. The November playlist includes new tracks from the likes of Temples and Broken Bells as well as a fair sprinkling of remixes […]