Courteeners new album Concrete Love

Courteeners announce new album ‘Concrete Love’ – stream new song ‘Summer’

Courteeners have today announced their fourth album will be called Concrete Love and will be released on 18 August. That’s the album artwork above, obvs, and below you can stream the first track from the album – a breezy slice of sun-soaked pop called ‘Summer’: ‘Summer’ is available as a free download for those who […]

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Phil’s Top 100 Music Singles of 2013: #40 – #21

With the majority of my countdown already covered, let’s get a bit nearer to my top twenty with numbers #40 through to #21. 40. Clean Bandit – ‘Mozart’s House’ (Released: March, No. 17) Possibly one of the least accessible tracks of the year, Clean Bandit’s ‘Mozart’s House’ was, however, an eye opener, mixing in electronic […]

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Top 50 songs of 2013 so far (25-1)

Having explored the bottom 25 of the year so far, here are my quarter-century of the best songs in 2013 this year. Do you agree or disagree with my selection? Post your thoughts below. 25. Loveable Rogues – ‘What A Night‘ Released: April A catchy slice of summery pop from the BGT runners-up. With a […]

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This week’s new single releases – 5 May

This week’s new single releases – 5 May Phil Lickley takes us through the pick of this week’s new singles. Armin Van Buuren feat. Trevor Guthrie – ‘This Is What It Feels Like’ [rating:2/5] The second single from his latest album is an average affair. Guthrie’s smooth vocals over the top make the record, but […]

Watch: The Courteeners – ‘Van Der Graaff’ video

Manchester rockers The Courteeners have today premiered the video for new single ‘Van Der Graaff’ – one of the highlights from recent album Anna. The video is a pretty standard live performance of the song cut together from different gigs – and features lots of rock star poses from Liam Fray and co. Check it […]

The Courteeners Anna album

The Courteeners – ‘Anna’ album review

The Courteeners – Anna {rating} Buy: ANNA With their songs about rowdy nights out and morning after recriminations, The Courteeners have always seemed more comfortable and successful as a live band. Their two album releases so far, 2008’s St Jude and 2010’s Falcon, have been used mostly as live fodder – justifying more lucrative big […]

The Courteeners announce third album ‘Anna’

Manchester indie-rockers The Courteeners have today released details of their upcoming third album, the follow-up to their 2010 album Falcon. Called Anna, the album will be released on 4 February and was recorded at Manchester’s Hertz Studios with Hurts producer Joe Cross. Speaking of the new album. Courteeners frontman Liam Fray suggested it signals a […]

V Festival 2010 preview

The V Festival has gradually become a favourite and high-profile fixture in the summer festival calendar.  With over eighty bands spread over two sites, this year’s V looks set to be the best ever.  Here, we take a closer look at the weekend ahead. V Festival line-up As befitting a festival of V’s stature, this […]