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As all One Direction alumni have, Liam Payne continues his solo career attempt with the single Bedroom Floor. Penned by Charlie Puth and J Kash, Payne’s latest hit is much more pop than electro and much more mainstream UK pop than his previous single Strip Down, featuring Migos and Quavos. Liam’s voice is brilliant, that...

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Single Review: Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes

September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sam Smith has been quiet since he was given the honour of recording the James Bond theme song in 2015, ‘Too Good At Goodbyes’ is the first single to be taken from his as yet unannounced second album. It follows from the incredible success of his debut; ‘The Lonely Hour’ in 2014.  The vocal range of Sam Smith...

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Single Review: Hanson – I Was Born

September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

To mark 25 years as a band, Hanson are back with ‘I Was Born’, a delightfully upbeat single from the once child stars. With a greatest hits album and anniversary tour also in the works, Hanson are keen to celebrate their successful career with the fans who helped them along the way.  Forget the iconic ‘Mmm-Bop’ ever...

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Single Review: Zayn – ‘Dusk Till Dawn’

September 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Even though he released his debut solo album last year, it is so hard to think of Zayn and not remember him as the quiet boy who started out on X Factor back in 2010.  This launched his musical career when he was grouped with the gargantuan One Direction, which he later just short of a...

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Single Review: Jessie Ware – Selfish Love

September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

The return of Jessie Ware is one to be heralded, September will see her release third album; Glasshouse. Marriage and motherhood take centre stage as themes throughout the record, with the former proving the main focus on second single; Selfish Love. As Ware seemingly bemoans a selfish lover, the concurrent narrative questions Ware herself for being guilty of the...

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Single Review: Paloma Faith – ‘Crybaby’

September 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mother, actress, singer, songwriter – there’s really not much that Paloma Faith can’t do, and even then it’s likely she’d become the master of any task you set before her.  After a well earned break, Faith has returned with Crybaby, from her upcoming 4th album, The Architect. In a world of stereotypes, where men have to hide...

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Single Review: Jessie J – ‘Real Deal’

September 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jessie J has been pretty quiet since her last album, Sweet Talk, back in 2014.  A year later she recorded Flashlight for the Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack, but since then she’s been on hiatus.  Her latest track, Real Deal, has been released in partnership with M&M and Incredibox.  A snippet of the song was available to unlock after playing a game...

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From NBC’s acapella competition, The Sing-Off, as part of (later) Grammy award winning Pentatonix, to musical YouTube stars, before delving into comedy with Superfruit (often charactarised as SUP3RFRUIT), Mitch Grassi and Scott Hoying are taking a path no artists have ever walked before. With nearly 2.5 million subscribers, Mitch and Scott are adored worldwide and not...

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What Lovers Do is the third single to be released from the group’s forthcoming sixth album and features guest vocals from R&B singer SZA. Unlike preceding singles Don’t Wanna Know and Cold, What Lovers Do is more of a conventional pop song, and this juxtaposition in sound poses questions about the musical direction of the...

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Single Review: Hurts – ‘Ready To Go’

September 6, 2017 | 0 Comments

Hurts is made up of Theo Hutchcraft on vocals and Adam Anderson on guitar and keyboard. Hailing from Manchester, the duo met in 2005 and formed the bands Bureau and Daggers (who experienced some success in the music industry), before evolving into who they are now. In anticipation of their album Desire, Hurts release the single...

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September will see Foo Fighters release their ninth studio album; entitled Concrete and Gold, but until that time fans can keep themselves busy with the second single to be taken from the impending release; The Sky Is A Neighbourhood.  In the past, Foo Fighters have thrashed their way back to the centre of attention, yet this campaign finds...

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With a career spanning over four decades, from his pivotal roles in Split Enz and Crowded House through to his more recent solo works and collaborative projects, there can be little doubt that Neil Finn is ordained music-royalty within the Australian and New Zealand music scenes and has a well-earned reputation for being a songwriter...

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“I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead.”  Look What You Made Me Do is the latest power pop release by Taylor Swift. Jack Antonoff, who has recently worked on Lorde’s album to name but one of his many high profile collaborations, served as producer on the...

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