March playlist

Stream: March playlist – all the best new music from March 2014

Kicking off with Tame Impala’s dreamy cover of Michael Jackson’s ‘Stranger In Moscow‘ and finishing off with promising new band Sundara Karma, the below playlist is full of cracking new tunes from the month of March. In between those tracks is a brand new track from The Orwells, De La Soul’s Dilla-produced ‘Vocabulary Spills’, a […]

Burial EP

This Week’s New Single Releases (5th January 2014)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Above and Beyond – ‘Mariana Trench’ Inspired by the geographical landmark, ‘Mariana Trench’ captures the feel of the sea very well and has shades of underwater levels from mid-90s video games mixed with the best of Robert Miles. As a fully instrumental […]

Coldplay

25 albums to get excited about in 2014

First things first: Happy New Year! Now that’s out the way, let’s get stuck into the serious business of looking forward to what 2014 has in store for us all. After a pretty impressive 2013 for big albums – Bowie, My Bloody Valentine, Daft Punk, Jay Z, Kanye, Arctic Monkeys, Arcade Fire, Beyonce to name […]

December playlist

December playlist – all the best new music from December 2013

December is traditionally a quiet month, so I was surprised at the amount of quality new music showing up in my Soundcloud ‘Likes’ as I put this playlist together. From the return of Doves’ Jimi Goodwin to brand new Drake, Warpaint, Sam Smith and Broken Bells – December has provided us with some great new […]

Supersoaker

This week’s new single releases (21st July 2013) – Part 1

Part one of my round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. AlunaGeorge – ‘You Know You Like It / Bad Idea’ It does feel like a real let down when you get this sort of musical sequel coming on the coat-tails of ‘Your Drums, Your Love’ and the excellent ‘Attracting […]

Jay Z Magna Carta

Album review: Jay-Z – ‘Magna Carta Holy Grail’

Jay-Z – Magna Carta Holy Grail {rating} Buy: Magna Carta… Holy Grail If you’ve been following Jay-Z’s publicity campaign for this album you’ll know he’s big on establishing ‘new rules’ for the music industry. As well as helping to align this release with Kanye’s ‘challenging’ Yeezus, these ‘new rules’ also amount to him selling off […]