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 […]

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Blink 182 to headline Reading and Leeds 2014

Blink 182 are the first headline act to be announced for next years Reading and Leeds Festival. The US pop-punk trio were confirmed tonight during a special announcement on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show. Other acts confirmed for the three-day festival are Jake Bugg, Disclosure, Metronomy. Speaking about their headline slot, Mark Hoppus of Blink […]


Playlist: All the best new music from October

So here we are at the end of October, a month that has given us darker evenings and the Great UK Storm of 2013! It’s not been all bad though, as the month has also given us a great batch of new music to get stuck into. The below playlist collates all this awesome new […]


Listen: Disclosure reveal new track ‘Apollo’

Disclosure have just released a brand new track called ‘Apollo’ –  their first new material since the release of Mercury Prize-nominated debut album Settle. The timing of the surprise release could be seen as an attempt to boost their exposure before the Mercury Prize ceremony this Wednesday, or as an attempt to deflect attention from […]

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This Week’s New Single Releases (27th October 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Aloe Blacc – ‘Wake Me Up’ Having appeared on the Avicii number one as an uncredited artist we now get his own take on it. It’s not a huge departure from the original, but forgoes the dance feel for a more straight-forward […]

Mercury Music Prize 2013 shortlist announced

The shortlist for this years Mercury Music Prize album of the year has just been announced, and it turns out my prediction from yesterday wasn’t too far out – I’m counting 7 out of 12 as a success anyway! Here’s the full shortlist: Arctic Monkeys – AM David Bowie – The Next Day Disclosure – Settle […]

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This Week’s New Single Releases (4th August 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. AFI – ‘I Hope You Suffer’ The charmingly titled ‘I Hope You Suffer’ from AFI is a slow, lumbering, atmospheric track covering the well-trodden path of romantic breakdown. Resisting the temptation to go too screamo, the tempo gives it a sense of […]