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This Week’s New Single Releases – 14 July Part 3

Part three of my round up of the new singles available for digital download this week. Lucy Spraggan – ‘Lighthouse’ She dropped out of the X Factor due to illness but, like many of the other competitors, this hasn’t stopped her from releasing a song onto the chart. Her first single proper, after her last […]

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Manics announce new album ‘Rewind The Film’. Watch the video for the Richard Hawley featuring title track here.

Manic Street Preachers have today revealed all about their upcoming 11th studio album. Called Rewind The Film, the album will be released on 16 September and features guest appearances from Cate Le Bon, Lucy Rose and the mighty Richard Hawley, who appears on the title track. As well as announcing the album, the Manics also […]

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This weeks single releases – 24 Feb

This weeks single releases – 24 February Phil Lickley takes us through his pick of this weeks new single releases…. Bastille – ‘Pompeii’ [rating:3.5/5] Buy: Pompeii The fourth single from their ‘Bad Blood’ album is built around a really catchy click-track and drum beat plus some almost tribal chants. A strong follow-up to ‘Flaws’, this […]

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Brit Awards winners – my predictions

It’s nearly that time again when the British music industry gets together to slap its collective back and dole out some statuettes to its best and brightest acts. But before James Corden raises the curtain on this years Brit Awards next week, here’s my thoughts on who should win. Let me know who you think […]

Richard Hawley announces new UK tour in February 2013

Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley has announced a new set of live dates for February next year. Following on from his UK tour this year, Hawley will play another eight dates around the UK in February. Here’s the full dates: FEBRUARY 2013 17 – Opera House, Buxton 18 – HMV Picture House, Edinburgh 20 – Colston […]

This weeks single releases – 30 September

Single Reviews – 30 September Guest reviewer Philip Lickley takes you through the pick of this weeks new single releases. Find out what’s worth downloading and what’s worth ignoring this week… Alt-J – ’Something Good’ [rating:2.5/5] Buy: Something Good After the relatively sombre ‘Breezeblocks’ and ‘Tesselate’ we get a track that is perhaps a little […]

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 […]

Top 10 gigs in June – the pick of this months live music…

Top 10 gigs in June Summer is almost here, which means festival season will soon be upon us – so there’s plenty of good live music going on as bands hone their shows before hitting the festivals. Here’s my pick of the best gigs to go to in June: The Charlatans – Friday 1st June […]

Richard Hawley announces UK tour dates…

Sheffield singer-songwriter Richard Hawley has today announced a 14-date UK tour to take place this autumn. The singer, who released his brilliant (I don’t give 5 stars out willy-nilly!) new album Standing At The Sky’s Edge (featuring the above single ‘Leave Your Body Behind You’) will begin the tour in Holmfirth on 16 September and wrap […]