May playlist

Stream: May playlist – all the best new music from May 2014

It’s been another busy month in the world of awesome new music, and we’ve done our best to collate the creme de la creme of all that was amazing in May 2014 into the below playlist. In it you will find a fair amount of La Roux, who burst back onto the scene this month […]


New music roundup (no. 12)

New music roundup (no. 12) This new music roundup features awesome new tracks from great new bands Embers, Jagwar Ma, Temples, DRENGE and BINARY, as well as hot new Nottingham songstress Indiana. Enjoy! Embers – ‘Part Of The Echoes’ You may remember Manchester band Embers from their amazing Monastery Sessions last year – if you […]

Listen: February 2014 new music playlist

Two new tracks from the Klaxons, a new one from Gruff Rhys, the return of both Howling Bells and Little Dragon, killer remixes from Four Tet, Kanye West, Mssing No and brand new tracks from exciting up-and-comers like JUNGLE, Circa Waves, Hockeysmith and more. It’s safe to say February was a pretty awesome month in terms of great new music.

Below I’ve put together the cream of the February crop into a handy playlist – which you can also find on the All-Noise Soundcloud page. Check it out and let me know what you think…

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After The Disco

Albums out in February 2014

If January felt a bit slow in terms of big new albums, then February is when 2014 really gets going. There’s big albums out just about every week in February, starting off with the return of Bombay Bicycle Club and Broken Bells on 3 February. The following week sees dubstep-diva Katy B take centre-stage with her highly-anticipated new album Little Red, before Beck and Wild Beasts round off the month with three very different, but all equally promising-sounding, albums.

All of the albums to look out for in February are listed below – let us know what you’re most looking forward to in the comments at the bottom. Read more about Albums out in February 2014

Album review: Temples – ‘Sun Structures’

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Buy: Sun Structures
I first featured Kettering-based psych-rockers Temples in May last year, after they had just signed to Heavenly and were releasing the very brilliant ‘Colours To Life’ as a single. Many expected their debut album to drop in 2013, as the ‘neo-psych’ movement was gathering pace, but the band/label obviously decided that an early 2014 release would be a better commercial fit and so delayed it.

I mention this as Sun Structures finally comes to us reeking of ‘commercial decisions’ that devalue what could have been a defining album in the growing neo-psych genre. Instead of the full-on psychedelic exploration I had hoped for, the album is merely a run-through of short and snappy 60’s pop songs. Its saving grace is that these pop songs feature some of the best hooks and melodies you’ll hear all year, but the focus on radio-friendly singles means the album lacks the killer psych-rock edge. Read more about Album review: Temples – ‘Sun Structures’

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Watch: Temples – ‘Mesmerise’ video

The shamelessly psychedelic Temples are set to make a big impression in 2014. Their eagerly-awaited debut album Sun Structures is out on 22 February and, if previously released tracks ‘Keep In The Dark‘ and ‘Mesmerise’ are anything to go by, it should brighten up the tail-end of winter with lots of gloriously shimmering psych-pop. Today […]

Chloe Howl

New Music Round Up – top 13 of 2013

It just so happens that what is due to be the 20th edition of my New Music Round Up’s has coincided with the time of the year that everyone likes to publish retrospective lists. I thought it would therefore be a cool idea to go back through all the new music I’ve featured over 2013 […]

November Playlist

November playlist – all the best new music from the month in a handy playlist

November turned out to be a bumper month of new music, and I’ve collated the pick of the new releases into the below playlist for you to enjoy as we head into December. The November playlist includes new tracks from the likes of Temples and Broken Bells as well as a fair sprinkling of remixes […]