Slumville Sunrise

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 […]

Shangri La Jake Bugg album

This Week’s New Single Releases (29th September 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Austin Mahone – ‘What About Love’ You know when your media player of choice stutters and you get that awful stuck sound? Well here it is matched up with the sound of an angry wasp and a thumping bass, to back up […]

Tom Odell EP

Single Releases (16th June 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week! Dizzee Rascal feat. Robbie Williams – Goin’ Crazy I’m really not sure about this song. As a big fan of Robbie I really want to enjoy it but there’s something a little artificial about the record. It has a certain catchiness to […]

Single Releases (2nd June 2013) – Part 1

Part 1 of Phil Lickley’s roundup of the week’s top new single releases. Afrojack feat.  Chris Brown – As Your Friend And we kick off this week with another entry into ‘Now! That’s What I Call Clichéd 2013’ with another autotune-filled, synth-heavy dance track with Chris Brown sounding so bored on the song that he […]

Dizzee Rascal names new album ‘The Fifth’

Dizzee Rascal has revealed his new album will be called The Fifth. Dizzee revealed the album title while speaking to Zane Lowe on his Radio 1 show, and also declared it to be his best album yet. The rapper said: It’s the best produced album I’ve done so far because of the calibre of producers […]

Dizzee Rascal Mixtape 2

Watch: Dizzee Rascal releases video for new mixtape track ‘Bassline Junkie’

Dizzee Rascal surprised everyone with the release of his imaginatively titled new mixtape ‘The Mixtape Vol. 2’ on Boxing Day (Vol. 1 came in 2007), and has followed it up with a LOL-some video for one of the new tracks – ‘Bassline Junkie’, which is basically a lazier version of ‘Bonkers’. Watch the moderately amusing […]

This weeks single releases – 5 August

Single Reviews – 5 August The pick of the coming weeks single releases reviewed by Philip Lickley… Bloc Party – ’Octopus’ [rating:2/5] Buy: Octopus Now I know from past experience it usually takes a few listens to appreciate a Bloc Party track but I think this will be a struggle. Sounding like lead singer Kele […]

This weeks single releases – 3 June

Single reviews – 3 June This weeks notable single releases reviewed by Philip Lickley. Coldplay feat. Rihanna – ’Princess Of China’ [rating:2.5/5] Buy: Princess Of China Though the official video has yet to be released, here is the latest single from Coldplay as the follow up to ‘Charlie Brown’ with Rihanna on guest vocals, further […]

Reading and Leeds Festival preview

The Reading and Leeds weekenders have traditionally been the UK’s premier rock festivals.  With the number of summer music festivals increasing recently – and more and more attracting big-name headliners – the rock angle of Reading and Leeds has been accentuated in recent times in order to hang on to its image as the biggest […]