Pixie Lott

Pop success, it’s all in the name

Who remembers David Sneddon? David won the BBC’s talent show Fame Academy, a pre-cursor to X-Factor, in 2002. His subsequent debut single went straight to number 1, and then he kind of vanished. So what happened? You might put it down to the possibility that perhaps he wasn’t that talented, or the show itself was […]

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Best Songs of 2014… So Far (Part 2)

It’s now time for the second part of my top 50 songs of 2014 countdown – see part one here.   25) Röyksopp & Robyn – ‘Do It Again’ Released: 28th April 2014   Charted: #75 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCbDVSwr_E4 A collaboration that no one was expecting, this is the best song in Robyn’s back catalogue and the most […]

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World Cup Songs 2014: The Goal, The Bad and the Ugly…

The four-yearly World Cup is not just confined to what happens on the pitch. It’s also about the fans at home and in the pub – no to mention the artists that have crammed into the recording studios or back bedrooms of Great Britain and abroad to record their own tribute to the beautiful game. So, […]

After The Disco

Albums out in February 2014

If January felt a bit slow in terms of big new albums, then February is when 2014 really gets going. There’s big albums out just about every week in February, starting off with the return of Bombay Bicycle Club and Broken Bells on 3 February. The following week sees dubstep-diva Katy B take centre-stage with her highly-anticipated new album Little Red, before Beck and Wild Beasts round off the month with three very different, but all equally promising-sounding, albums.

All of the albums to look out for in February are listed below – let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the comments at the bottom. Read more about Albums out in February 2014

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This Week’s New Single Releases (26th January 2014)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. The Amazing Snakeheads – ‘Flatlining’ From the same label as Franz Ferdinand comes this slow, lumbering number headed up by a sombre, gruff singer echoing over a chunky bassline. It’s so slow it’s almost pedestrian and pretty uncommercial, but with unusual vocals […]

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Phil’s Top 100 Music Singles of 2013: #20 – #1

So in this final part, here are my top twenty songs of 2013! 20. Gary Barlow – ‘Let Me Go’ (Released: November, No. 2) After a few years captaining the reformed Take That man-band, Barlow released his first major solo single in fourteen years. Taking inspiration from Mumford and Sons, this perky, country-tinged number feels […]

Katy B

Listen: Katy B – ‘Crying For No Reason’

Katy B’s promising sounding new album Little Red is due out early next year, and judging by the calibre of the songs we’ve heard so far – ‘5am‘, ‘What Love Is Made Of‘ and ‘I Like You’, it looks set to be an early 2014 hit. All of the songs released so far have a […]

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Gig tickets for Manics, McBusted, Bombay Bicycle Club, Katy B and Jurassic 5 go on sale tomorrow

There’s a veritable feast of gig tickets going on sale tomorrow, and we’ve got you covered to make sure you beat the rush and get the tickets you’re looking for. First up, tickets for Manic Street Preachers‘ UK tour go on sale at 9:30am tomorrow (Friday 15 November). They’re playing 10 dates in March and […]

This Week’s New Single Releases (3rd November 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Arthur Beatrice – ‘Grand Union’ ‘Grand Union’ is a slow moving indie number that is as gentle and rolling as you could imagine from a softly spoken male singer trying to do a lower key version of Everything Everything or ALT-J.  It’s […]

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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 […]