BRITs 2014 – the social media stats are in

The build up to this year’s BRIT Awards was all about how shit it would be – thanks mostly to last years particularly insipid ceremony – but it turned out to be just about on the right side of acceptable. It wasn’t what I would class as entertaining – nothing with James Corden presenting could ever be classed as ‘entertaining’ – but it wasn’t mind-numbingly dull, so it was a bit of an improvement.

Part of the reason for the BRIT Awards becoming increasingly dull over the past few years has been the organisers’ insistence to get One Direction there – even making up awards (Global Success Award!?!?) especially for the boy band to make sure that huge audience of teenage girls are not only watching the awards ceremony, but Tweeting about it too. Read more about BRITs 2014 – the social media stats are in

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This Week’s New Single Releases (27th October 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Aloe Blacc – ‘Wake Me Up’ Having appeared on the Avicii number one as an uncredited artist we now get his own take on it. It’s not a huge departure from the original, but forgoes the dance feel for a more straight-forward […]

This week’s new single releases (21st July 2013) – Part 2

Part two of my round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Lee Thompson’s Ska Orchestra feat. Bitty Mclean – ‘Fu Man Chu’ Though nobody in the video is wearing facial hair of the type described in the title, this chilled-out laid-back ska tune relaxes in its simplicity. For fans of […]

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This week’s single releases – 17 February

This week’s single releases – 17 February Andy Grammer – ‘Keep Your Head Up’ [rating:3.5/5] Buy: Keep Your Head Up I really enjoyed 2011’s ‘Fine By Me’ and this re-release of his first single and debut album opener is another fun track – but one that lacks the same gorgeous hook that graced ‘Fine By […]

Top 100 Songs of 2012 – part 2

Part 2 of Philip Lickley’s run-down of his favourite 100 songs of 2012… Top 100 Songs of 2012 – Part 2 It’s time to continue my countdown of my favourite songs of the year as we head towards the half way point. Have you seen your favourites yet? 75. Nicola Roberts – Yo-Yo Released: 6th […]

This weeks single reviews – 25 Nov

Single Reviews – 25 November Philip Lickley’s weekly round-up of the coming weeks biggest single releases… Bullet For My Valentine – ’Temper Temper’ [rating:3.5/5] Buy: Temper Temper The first single from their same-titled fourth album ticks all the boxes of a rock song with a driving guitar backing, rough screaming vocals and a catchy drum […]

This weeks single releases – 12th Feb

More single reviews for you from Philip Lickley of music blog Wav Goodbye, featuring Emeli Sande, One Direction, Scissor Sisters and Snow Patrol. If you want to contribute to All-Noise, send your music news, views and reviews to [email protected] Emeli Sande – ‘Next To Me’ [rating:4.5/5] Buy Next To Me ‘Heaven’ was a great song, […]