Hurts Exile album

Album review: Hurts – ‘Exile’

Hurts – Exile {rating} Buy: Exile When they burst onto the scene a few years ago, all fully formed with sharp synth-pop tunes and even sharper tailoring, Manchester duo Hurts seemed set to dominate the pop landscape. For some reason, though, that didn’t happen. Despite songs like ‘Better Than Love’, ‘Wonderful Life’ and ‘Stay’ being […]

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This weeks new single releases – 10 March

Single releases – 10 March Phil Lickley takes us through his pick of this weeks top single releases, featuring new tracks from AlunaGeorge, Hurts, Phoenix, MS MR, Ke$ha, Nicole Scherzinger and more… AlunaGeorge – ‘Attracting Flies’ [rating:3.5/5] Buy: Attracting Flies Following up the addictive ‘Your Drums Your Love’ and their collaboration with Disclosure, ‘Attracting Flies’ […]

Watch: Hurts reveal video for new single ‘Miracle’

Hurts have released a suitably dramatic video for their bombastic new single ‘Miracle’, which features the pair playing/singing back to back while scantily clad women writhe about in pop video stylee. Check it out: ‘Miracle’ is the first single taken from Hurts’ new album Exile – the follow-up to their very well received debut album […]

Hurts – Stay single review

Hurts – Stay single review Now that they’ve cemented their position as everyone’s favourite 80’s electro-pop revivalists, it’s time for Hurts to roll out the big guns and make a bid for proper stardom – and they don’t come any bigger than Stay. The latest single to be taken from their debut album Happiness, Stay […]

Hurts ‘Happiness’ – Album Review

Hurts – Happiness Mancunian electro-duo Hurts (singer Theo Hutchcraft and knob-twiddler Adam Anderson) have been dividing opinion ever since they released debut single ‘Better Than Love’ earlier this year.  Some see their heavily polished and highly stylised 80’s synth-pop as too cold and clinical and a demonstration of everything that went wrong with 80’s music […]

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This week’s new singles – 19 May (part 1)

Single Releases – 19 May (Part 1) Part 1 of this week’s batch of hot new single releases, reviewed by Phil Lickley. Crystal Fighters – ‘You & I’ [rating:3.5/5] The third single from their ‘Cave Rave’ album showcases their summery Spanish roots. Fast paced and perky, it manages to sound both free and flowing whilst […]

HURTS - Miracle

Phil’s Top 100 Music Singles of 2013: #60 – #41

With forty songs already covered, let’s get into the top sixty, with numbers 60 through to 41. 60. Bellowhead – ‘Roll The Woodpile Down’ (Released: February, didn’t chart) Around for the best part of a decade, this second single from their ‘Broadside’ album grabbed my attention with its catchy folk-indie-pop vibe that fitted neatly onto […]

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This Week’s New Single Releases (24th November 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Afrojack feat. Spree Wilson – ‘The Spark’ First on the list this week is a lyrically uplifting track with a positive message, though one that is wrapped up in a typical sounding 2013 dance rnb track. That said the ‘Gym Class Heroes’-esque […]