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The Libertines announce Peace, Swim Deep and Circa Waves as Alexandra Palace support acts

It’s been just a week since the newly-reformed Libertines announced two special gigs at London’s Alexandra Palace. Those tickets sold out literally in minutes, so an extra date was hastily arranged. Tickets for that then sold out even quicker, and since then there’s even been talk of a new album. It’s fair to say it’s […]

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Listen: June playlist – all the best new music from June

Before we dive head-long into July, here’s a handy playlist rounding up all the best new music from June – from exciting new bands like Swim Deep, NO CEREMONY///, SPIRES, Splashh and JAWS to established acts like Editors, White Lies and the irrepressible M.I.A. Enjoy! June playlist – full tracklist 01. Janelle Monae – ‘Dance […]


My Glastonbury 2013 review…

Glastonbury is commonly regarded as the world’s biggest and best festival for lots of reasons, but the one reason that stands out for me is the freedom it offers festival-goers to enjoy the weekend however they choose to. Other festivals pack you into designated areas and have a limited amount of stages and options. At […]

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Watch: Swim Deep – ‘King City’ video

It’s not hard to work out where the inspiration for this video came from. Taking the lyric ‘With the sun on my back it’s a nice day’, director Georgia Hudson decks the B-town band out in flowery shirts and sends them off on a roadtrip in a convertible. Lots of fun ensues, obviously. Watch the […]

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Listen: Swim Deep – ‘King City’

‘King City’ was where it all started for B-town band Swim Deep last year, and today they have revealed the ‘album version’ of their brilliant debut single for your listening pleasure. Listen to ‘King City’ here: This version of ‘King City’ is taken from Swim Deep’s debut album Where The Heaven Are We – which […]

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Listen: Swim Deep reveal new B-side ‘Simmer’

If new Birmingham band Swim Deep can afford to use such effortlessly brilliant pop songs as ‘Simmer’ for B-sides, then their upcoming debut album should definitely be one to look forward to. ‘Simmer’ is the B-side to Swim Deep’s new single ‘She Changes The Weather‘, out 13 May, and it’s a beautifully breezy, summery track. […]

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Listen: Swim Deep reveal new single ‘She Changes The Weather’ and announce debut album details

Swim Deep have followed up the very brilliant ‘The Sea‘ with the equally impressive ‘She Changes The Weather’ – which was released today along with the announcement of their debut album Where The Heaven Are We. ‘She Changes The Weather’ is released on 5 May through RCA/Chess Club Records, and is available to stream below: […]

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This week’s single releases – 3 March

This week’s single releases – 3 March Phil Lickley’s run-through of the top new singles out this week… Bridgit Mendler – ‘Ready Or Not’ [rating:3/5] Buy: Ready or Not The debut single from Disney actress and American singer-songwriter Bridgit Mendler, ‘Ready Or Not’ is a bouncy, poppy song that mixes up a catchy tune with […]

December playlist

December playlist – all the best new music from December 2013

December is traditionally a quiet month, so I was surprised at the amount of quality new music showing up in my Soundcloud ‘Likes’ as I put this playlist together. From the return of Doves’ Jimi Goodwin to brand new Drake, Warpaint, Sam Smith and Broken Bells – December has provided us with some great new […]