The Amazons, indie rock group from Reading (consisting of front man Matt Thompson, guitarist Chris Alderton, bassist Elliot Briggs and drummer Joe Emmett) have released their debut album three years after their initial formation in 2014 and their debut release has all the qualities that a top indie album ought to have.
So if you haven’t been living in a cave you’ll know that Katy Perry is back with a desperate need to become relevant again. Not confident that her music can carry itself, she thought it necessary to re-ignite a 5 year old tiff with Taylor Swift in order to boost record sales for her new album, Witness.
For decades, grime has prided itself in being the fast-paced lyrical narrative of the black working class, with rappers like Hackney born and bred JME professing how ‘the music originated and will always remain in the streets’. But with the recent success of grime artists such as Stormzy resulting in a move from the urban hubbub of Croydon to the gold-lined streets of Chelsea, are rappers becoming disconnected from the streets they came from?
Riding off the success of their second album, Modern Ruin, and a leg of supporting Biffy Clyro on their European tour, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes brought their current UK tour to close last night at London’s KOKO.
I remember when I first heard TDCC (Two Door Cinema Club) on the radio. It was 2009, I was but a lowly 14 year old, Radio X was still XFM, and I fell in love with a little song called ‘I Can Talk’, which, unbeknownst to this Myspace band, would later come to be the encore for their sold-out comeback tour.
Yep, you guessed right, it’s that time of the year again. The time when magazines and music websites alike give us a generic list of best albums throughout the year. Well, luckily for you we don’t work like that. In a one-off special, three members of the Music Bloggery team argue their case for their best album of 2016, and you can even vote on our Twitter page if you’re keen enough.
It’s that time of the year again, which means you’ll probably be listening to ‘Last Christmas’ about a dozen times this festive season. Here at Music Bloggery, we’ve picked a few alternative original Christmas songs and covers which have been left under the radar, and might provide your Christmas playlist with a bit of variation.
Having grown up to the comforting sounds of Anthony Kiedis’ vocals, it is safe to say that anyone who knows me would say that I would have given up my life for these guys. Every time someone tells me that the Chilis have had their moment in the sun, or that they’re awful live, I’ve refuted as strongly as humanly possible. But after seeing them 10th December in Birmingham’s Genting Arena, I finally learned to admit the cold, hard, truth – my favourite band are dead.
For those of you living under a rock, Scrubs was a comedy surrounding the humorous yet complex daily lives of its eccentric staff and patients. It ran for 8 wonderful seasons and then attempted a spin-off-esque travesty that I will not be discussing or even acknowledging the existence of. Whilst many people would applaud Scrubs for its novel storylines, its complex and intricate characterisation and its continuous off-beat humour throughout its long lifespan, I personally think it is the soundtrack of the show that causes it to stand out.
Yes, her string of relationships is still publicly documented but, whilst that is happening, Spears has been silently but surely re-building her career. Even though she currently is in the 3rd year of her Las Vegas residency and has released many well-received chart-topping songs, her comeback, if I may call it that, wasn’t well established until August 28th 2016.