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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 […]


This Week’s New Single Releases (1st December 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. All About She – ‘Higher (Free)’ The debut single from British dance act ‘All About She’ is a perky number headed up by the sweet words of the female vocalist but it doesn’t really reveal its own DNA during its four minute […]


Watch: CHVRCHES – ‘Lies’ video

It’s been a good year for Glasgow electro-pop trio CHVRCHES, who well and truly delivered on their early promise with one of the biggest debut albums of 2013. ‘Lies’ is one of the many highlights of The Bones Of What You Believe, and now it’s been given its own stylish video – which riffs on […]

XFM winter wonderland

Jake Bugg, CHVRCHES, Primal Scream and more for XFM Winter Wonderland gigs – ticket details

XFM have gone all out this year with the line-up for their Winter Wonderland shows in December. The radio station will be putting two events on in December at Manchester’s O2 Apollo (10 December) and the O2 Academy in Brixton (12 December). On the stage in Manchester will be Jake Bugg, Primal Scream, The 1975, […]


New music in September – playlist

There’s been a lot of awesome new music hitting the web over September, all of which is collated in the playlist below for your listening pleasure. So sit back, relax and recap the pick of September’s new music: September new music – playlist 01. Ryan Hemsworth – ‘Against A Wall’ 02. Peace – ‘White Noise’ […]


Listen: CHVRCHES add their electro-pop sheen to Whitney Houston classic ‘It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay’

It’s a brave band to take on the late Whitney Houston’s back catalogue, but Glasgow electro-pop trio are riding high at the minute and have turned their synthy talents to Houston’s ‘It’s Not Right, But It’s Okay’. CHVRCHES performed the cover on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show earlier this week, and it’s now available to […]


The September album release schedule is ridiculously good!

If you’ve been thinking recently that 2013 has been a bit underwhelming so far in terms of big new albums, then September might just put it right. Autumn is generally a good time for new albums, as bands who opted to not release new LPs before the festivals now gear up for a big release […]