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Paramore release Hard Times, and more. 

A festival feel, with a splash of cartoon chaos - instantly reminding me of Crash Bandicoot. This track forces tropical vibes to meet rock. And Hayley Williams' sweet yet soulfully powerful vocals add to this quirky fun bop which speaks of "hard times" ....what else would you expect from Paramore? This release is more theatrical,… Continue reading Paramore release Hard Times, and more. 

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What is Happening in Katy Perry’s Latest Video for ‘Chained To The Rhythm’?

Katy Perry has just revealed the official video for Chained To The Rhythm.  The video showcases three similarly dressed minions, clutching onto their technology whilst taking selfies from the dated, yet futuristic theme park.  Perry's character can be seen resembling The Hunger Games' Effie as bouquets of colourful candyfloss are paraded around Oblivia - the… Continue reading What is Happening in Katy Perry’s Latest Video for ‘Chained To The Rhythm’?

Live Reviews

Wild Nothing, and Kings Of Leon at Leeds’ First Direct Arena – 19/02/17. 

Wild Nothing America's answer to Peace, or Swim Deep - especially with the bassist being Cavan McCarthy's doppelgänger - took to the stage. At first, the ricocheted sound overpowered the singer's soft vocals. The performance started off weak for the five piece - incorporating two indie dreamboats; two members that seemed past their time, and… Continue reading Wild Nothing, and Kings Of Leon at Leeds’ First Direct Arena – 19/02/17. 

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Ryan Adams’ Surprise Gig at the Soup Kitchen, Manchester – 27/01/17. 

Ryan Adams claims he loves Manchester because it's the origin of his favourite bands. Alongside this, he recognises that a northern crowd is not scared to be brutally honest. The online platforms of Twitter, and Instagram brought a congregation of music fans to the basement of The Soup Kitchen. Looking something like the bathroom featured… Continue reading Ryan Adams’ Surprise Gig at the Soup Kitchen, Manchester – 27/01/17. 

Album Reviews · Music

Deaf Havana Share ‘All These Countless Nights.’

The record is personal. The lyrics crafted from real life experiences accurately, and powerfully capture James Veck-Gilodi's emotions. The album showcases every element of Deaf Havana's versatile career. Showcasing the Deaf Havana many have grown to love; 'Ashes, Ashes' contains deep, hard-hitting lyrics juxtaposed with a rock vibe fit for dancing to.  'Trigger' is a curve-ball.… Continue reading Deaf Havana Share ‘All These Countless Nights.’

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Trump’s Tunes Pt. 2 – Releases from Billy Bragg, and Frank Turner. 

It saddens me that this is the second post I feel obliged to make about Donald Trump's presidency. But there's no doubt about the seriousness of the impact he will have on America, and the world at large.  Folk music is renowned for having its saying in politics; in fact, it's in its roots. What's… Continue reading Trump’s Tunes Pt. 2 – Releases from Billy Bragg, and Frank Turner. 

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Upcoming Artist: Jake McMullen. 

Jake McMullen's debut EP, 'Always' was released in 2015. The country-folk artist brings forward a unusual approach; showcased is a Passenger-esche, storytelling form of music - placed among a fusion of indie rock, and psychedelia at best. Drawing similarities to Ben Howard, Mumford and Sons, and Half Moon Run. McMullen manages to offer something new… Continue reading Upcoming Artist: Jake McMullen. 

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Trump’s Tunes – Green Day release video for ‘Troubled Times’

You know how they say every cloud has its silver lining? Trump's upcoming presidency has inspired Green Day to fireback with a new politically-fuelled powerhouse.  The video for 'Troubled Times' was released on the 16th of January, and currently sits within the top ten trending videos on YouTube.  The lyric video depicts the progression of… Continue reading Trump’s Tunes – Green Day release video for ‘Troubled Times’