XFM winter wonderland

Jake Bugg, CHVRCHES, Primal Scream and more for XFM Winter Wonderland gigs – ticket details

XFM have gone all out this year with the line-up for their Winter Wonderland shows in December. The radio station will be putting two events on in December at Manchester’s O2 Apollo (10 December) and the O2 Academy in Brixton (12 December). On the stage in Manchester will be Jake Bugg, Primal Scream, The 1975, […]

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This Week’s New Single Releases (4th August 2013)

My round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. AFI – ‘I Hope You Suffer’ The charmingly titled ‘I Hope You Suffer’ from AFI is a slow, lumbering, atmospheric track covering the well-trodden path of romantic breakdown. Resisting the temptation to go too screamo, the tempo gives it a sense of […]

This week’s new single releases – 14 April

This week’s single releases – 14 April Reviews of all of this week’s top singles from Phil Lickley. The Brand New Heavies feat. N’Dea Davenport – ‘Sunlight’ [rating:3.5/5] Very much nailing an audio sandscape of the song’s title, ‘Sunlight’ sounds like the cousin of many a summer chill-out tune matched with Jamiroquai and, at times, […]

Teenage Cancer Trust gigs line-up announced…

The Noel Gallagher-curated line-up for the 2013 series of Teenage Cancer Trust gigs has been announced today – with a few surprises mixed in with some more obvious acts. The most surprising inclusion on the line-up is Noel’s former Blur ‘enemies’ Damon Albarn and Graham Coxon, who will be playing on the same night as […]