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Since the demise of Oasis, the majority of people sided with the more genteel Team Noel, but on Wall Of Glass, the first taste of solo album As You Were, Liam is ready to put his questionable days in Beady Eye aside and once again return himself to the pedestal he has always thought we had him on....

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Before listening to Power, I wouldn’t have been able to pick the women of Little Mix out of a line-up. As far as musical introductions go, Power – the fourth single from the quartet’s successful fourth album, Glory Days – makes a strong first impression. The funky opening riff certainly piqued my interest and, in...

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Single Review: Foo Fighters – Run

June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Foo Fighters have had a calamitous year, frontman Dave Grohl breaking his leg meant the band had to cancel their career defining slot headlining the Pyramid Stage at last year’s Glastonbury festival. On latest single ‘Run’ though, it is evident that not even broken bones can shake the resolve of such an outstanding band.  The...

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With the release of the single, In My Blood, twelve months ago, Australian twin-popsters Lisa and Jessica Origliasso, better known as The Veronicas, started the process of softening the ground for the release their fourth album. Now, as the album’s release – the title of which is still a mystery – creeps closer, The Veronicas...

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Most people would consider five years a long time but in the world of popular culture and pop music, it is positively an eternity. Yet, that is how long it has been since Britain’s Rita Ora released her début record, Ora. While she hasn’t exactly been out of the spotlight since then, Ora has recognised...

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Having publicly denounced the more controversial phase of her career, Miley Cyrus is putting her money where her mouth is on latest single Malibu. Sadly, it’s not a cover of the much-loved Hole classic. For those familiar with Cyrus’ humble beginnings as a country singer-cum-child star, Malibu will be a welcome return to the Miley who lets...

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Single Review: Muse – ‘Dig Down’

May 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

From the colours and font of the cover art, to the music video that pays homage to some classic cinematic moments, English three-piece Muse give more than a knowing wink and nod to the 1980s with their latest single, Dig Down. From the outset, a throbbing synth-rock riff propels Dig Down forth, with little musical...

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Back in the 80’s the New Kids On The Block were a teen boy band sensation. It was reported that the Boston boys of NKOTB, brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg (yes, Mark Wahlberg’s brother) and Donny Wood, were earning 1 million dollars a week working this gig. In 2017, these pop...

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Clearly eager to shed his squeaky clean good boy image from his days as a member of One Direction, Liam Payne releases his sexually playful hip hop debut single Strip That Down. Writing cred goes to Payne, himself, along with Ed Sheeran (who also contributed much writing to the one Direction catalogue) and acclaimed song...

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Hurts latest single Beautiful Ones, is a celebration of individuality that has all the potential to become a self-love classic. Complete with a video that challenges stereotypical gender expression, Theo Hutchcraft and Adam Anderson manage to eloquently vocalise the beauty in refusing to conform.  With lines like “don’t be afraid, honey one day, this will fade”,...

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Each of the members of the group One Direction have come to a cross road in their career, and Niall Horan, like the others, is now taking his own direction in the music industry. After the success of his debut single This Town, Horan has given us a second serving in Slow Hands. Opting for...

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The selection of which tracks from an album are released as singles is general driven by two (oftentimes) competing considerations; do you select the songs that you believe will have commercial appeal, which will be picked up by TV and radio, driving interest and sales? Or do you go with the songs that highlight your...

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No Vacancy is the latest track to emerge from the One Republic camp. The Colorado-based band are set to return from a short hiatus, during which frontman Ryan Tedder has been writing chart smashes for other huge artists. The Balearic feel to No Vacancy is warm and engaging, but errs on the wrong side of repetitive. It’s not forgettable, but that...

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