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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 […]

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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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The Libertines release 1,000 extra tickets for their Alexandra Palace gig on 28 September

Due to popular demand, The Libertines have made another 1,000 tickets available for the final date of their three-gig residency at London’s Alexandra Palace in September. With tickets for the show on Saturday 27 September selling out in a matter of minutes, and only a handful of tickets remaining for the gigs on Friday 26 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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The 13 best debut albums of 2013

There’s lots of talk about the lack of great new bands on the scene these days, but when you look at the amount of quality debut albums released in 2013 it seems that new music is in great shape. So let’s stop being defeatist and revel in some of the great first albums released this […]

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Mercury Music Prize 2013 – 12 albums that should be on the shortlist

Whatever your thoughts on the annual music industry love-in that is the Barclaycard Mercury Prize Album of the Year, you can’t deny it creates a bit of a talking point in the music world. The shortlist for this years Mercury Prize is announced tomorrow evening (5.30pm, 10 September), so prepare for a few weeks of […]