News featuring Liam Howe

The following news stories mention Liam Howe. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 21321 hours ago.

’12 Nov 26 Mon

Monday 26th November

  • The best albums of 2012: numbers 40-21!

    It's the moment you've all been waiting for – the start of our countdown through this year's best albums. The list has been compiled following an extensive poll of the Guardian and the Observer's music writers – we'll reveal more on Wednesday

    40 Godspeed You! Black Emperor – Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

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Thursday 26th April

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Thursday 19th May

  • CocknBullKid: Adulthood – review

    (Moshi Moshi)

    Hackney's CocknBullKid, aka Anita Blay, has certainly come on a bit since she appeared at the 2008 Camden Crawl, squawking over discordant electronic backing. She has since signed to a major label and discovered a more saleable style of synthpop, here polished by Marina and the Diamonds producer Liam Howe. The result may scupper any residual claim to "edginess", but this lustrous pop reveals Blay to be a confident singer and sardonic lyricist – you have to love an artist who can come up with a line as self-deprecating as "One pill makes you an absolute know-it-all", as huskily crooned on the autobiographical track CocknBullKid. Howe's production is lavish in its use of strings, piano and steel drums, varnishing the whole thing with a patina of carnivalish good vibes that contrasts intriguingly with Blay's tetchy lyrics. New Lily Allens are 10 a penny these days, but this…

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Sunday 13th February

’10 Jul 16 Fri

Friday 16th July

  • free music friday: cocknbullkid

    Anita Blay, aka cocknbullkid, seemed to have slipped off the radar for a while but she's back on our stereos with her new eponymous single, a slice of well-paced art-pop produced by Liam Howe and featuring Gonzales on piano. We've got a free remix for you, re-jigged by London band Your Twenties.

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