Days Are Gone album

Album stream: HAIM – ‘Days Are Gone’

Thanks to a steady stream of singles, videos and festival shows over the past year or so it feels like LA siblings HAIM have been around for ages. In actual fact, they haven’t even released their debut album yet. That’s all about to change next week when the long-awaited LP – Days Are Gone – […]


This Week’s New Single Releases (22nd September 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Ben Pearce – ‘What I Might Do’ Given a new lease of life due to its appearance in a television commercial, this slick thick-bass number headed up by the Barry White-sounding Ben Pearce is a funky, laid-back number. It doesn’t really become […]


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 […]


My Glastonbury 2013 review…

Glastonbury is commonly regarded as the world’s biggest and best festival for lots of reasons, but the one reason that stands out for me is the freedom it offers festival-goers to enjoy the weekend however they choose to. Other festivals pack you into designated areas and have a limited amount of stages and options. At […]

HAIM 'Falling' single

This week’s new single releases – 31 March

This week’s single releases – 31 March Phil Lickley takes us through another batch of new single releases. Alison Moyet – ‘When I Was Your Girl’ [rating:3.5/5] Buy: When I Was Your Girl The first release from Moyet’s eighth album is much poppier than I’d expect from the classically trained singer. Sounding very much like […]

February playlist – all the best new music from last month in one place!

It may be a short month, but February still managed to produce some awesome new music! My February playlist features Bloc Party singer Kele Okereke’s brilliant remix of MS MR’s ‘Fantasy’, AlunaGeorge’s ‘Attracting Flies’, Yeah Yeah Yeahs new single ‘Sacrilege’ and loads more. Listen to the playlist below, and remember to go check out my […]

V Festival

V Festival line-up rumours – Beyonce and Kings Of Leon heavily tipped

UPDATE – the line up has just been announced, click here. Tomorrow night V Festival organisers will release the full line up for this years festival. If you’re one of the many thousands who have already registered and are waiting on the line up before forking out for a ticket, I’m guessing you’re going to […]

Watch: HAIM release video for ‘Falling’

The Haim sisters get in touch with nature for their video for new single ‘Falling’ – which features a lot of PG frolicking in the jungle. Check it out here: ‘Falling’ is the title track of HAIM’s new EP, which is released through Columbia on 1 April.

HAIM Falling

Listen: HAIM – ‘Falling’

After winning the BBC’s Sound of 2013 poll and appearing towards the top of most peoples ‘ones to watch’ lists, Californian sister trio HAIM are getting ready to take over this year. Their first shot across the bows of 2013 comes in the form of the pop-tastic ‘Falling’ – which will be released as part […]

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Haim announced as BBC Sound of 2013 winners…

They may look a bit like 1990’s Mmmboppers Hanson and sound like a watered down version of Fleetwood Mac, but according to the trend-setting wisdom of that bastion of coolness and finger-on-the-pulse relevance – the BBC – Haim are the most promising new music act of 2013. The LA sisters were today announced as the […]