This weeks single releases – 11th March (part 2)

Part 2 of this weeks single reviews from Philip Lickley. To contribute to All-Noise send your music news, views and reviews to [email protected]… Michael Kiwanuka – ’I’m Getting Ready’ [rating:3/5] Buy I’m Getting Ready A re-release of his debut single in the wake of his BBC Sound of 2012 success, ‘I’m Getting Ready’ is not […]

This weeks single releases – 23 September

Single Reviews – 23 September The start of a new week means a host of new single releases – here’s what guest contributor Philip Lickley thinks of this weeks new single releases… Alyssa Reid ft Snoop Dogg- ’The Game’ [rating:2/5] Buy: The Game Whipping out the good old AutoTune, Alyssa Reid’s ‘Alone Again’ follow-up is […]

Live review: Jake Bugg at Royal Albert Hall – Fri 21 Feb 2014

Before arriving at the Royal Albert Hall I was already one bottle of wine into the night. The queue for the bar inside the venue was so big that me and the girlfriend made the sensible decision to each buy a bottle of wine, so as to avoid having to go back to the bar during the gig. Subsequently, my memory of Jake Bugg’s performance doesn’t extend to much of the particular details. I have a general sense of it being a very good gig, with Jake doing an excellent job of filling the vast and opulent cavern that is the Royal Albert Hall, and I remember certain aspects of the night – which I will try and sketch out below.

First of all, I had the presence of mind to capture the evening in photo form – with this excellent picture:

Jake Bugg Royal Albert Hall

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Mercury Prize 2012 nominees announced…

The 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year nominees have been announced today. There were no real surprises, with everyone’s ‘hot tips’ Alt J, Jessie Ware and Michael Kiwanuka all featuring in the list of nominees. The full list is below, let me know who your favourite for the prize – to be announced […]