Weezer, ‘The Black Album’ – Album Review

Weezer, ‘The Black Album’ – Album Review

Weezer have always been a band with a penchant for irony. ‘Buddy Holly’s’ opening left-hook of “What’s with these homies dissing my girl?” on their 1994 self-titled debut certainly showed self-confidence. Coming from arch-nerd Rivers Cuomo, it showed self-awareness and a boundless capacity for a wink and nod at their own expense. So it’s sad that fans hoping for a return to form from their latest self-titled effort, especially after the ray of hope that…

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San Holo brings ‘album1’ to Hangar Fields, London

San Holo brings ‘album1’ to Hangar Fields, London

Fresh off the back of his self-released debut ‘album1’, Dutch music producer San Holo brought his eclectic future bass sounds to Hangar Fields at the beginning of March. Seen as a luminary for his music genre, his UK appearances have marked a huge achievement for Holo and bitbird’s Duskus and Taska Black. Holo released his debut back in September 2018. It came after countless single releases, an EP, and a shed load of remixes too….

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Sigrid, ‘Sucker Punch’ – Album Review

Sigrid, ‘Sucker Punch’ – Album Review

‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ catapulted Sigrid into the pop stratosphere back in early 2017. Since then she’s done nothing but dominate the music industry with continous amazing releases, like the massive bop ‘Strangers’ that saw her hit the UK Top 10. And as if that wasn’t enough, she came out with the title of BBC’s Sound of 2018, with past winners including Sam Smith, HAIM and Ellie Goulding. It’s taken 2 EPs, a hell of…

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Alex Michael, ‘Another Love’ – Single Review

Alex Michael, ‘Another Love’ – Single Review

‘Another Love’ is a damn strong debut single from singer/songwriter Alex Michael. It’s a calm indie track, with refined instrumentals and a heavy helping of Alex Michael’s soothing vocals. The track focuses on a pretty tough subject. It’s about a partner you’re so desperately in love with craving somebody else, and needing something more than what you can offer them. So as life goes. It’s pretty brutal, but doesn’t feel so with upbeat guitar, fast…

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Half•Alive, ‘Still Feel’ – Single Review

Half•Alive, ‘Still Feel’ – Single Review

Modern indie trio half•alive dropped the incredible ‘still feel.’ last summer. It made huge waves in the United States as well as hitting the U.K hard at their debut London show. ‘still feel’ is a special track. It’s one that’s infectious from the beginning, with unpredictability and a clashing range of sounds being its selling point. I know I like to call every song a ‘sad banger’, but it fits the bill. Everyone knows what…

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Avril Lavigne, ‘Head Above Water’ – Album Review

Avril Lavigne, ‘Head Above Water’ – Album Review

It’s hard to expect much from an Avril Lavigne album these days. The world now remembers her for the ‘Hello Kitty’ controversy. This combined with the lackluster music she released in 2013 defined her more than  the pop royalty she rightfully is. But now after a 6 year break, a divorce with Chad Kroeger and a long battle with lyme disease, Avril is back. And she means business with her rawest and most honest album…

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The Chainsmokers And 5SOS, ‘Who Do You Love’ – Single Review

The Chainsmokers And 5SOS, ‘Who Do You Love’ – Single Review

In an exploration of loving and loss, The Chainsmokers and 5 Seconds of Summer reach new levels in ‘Who Do You Love’. As the first single from the upcoming third The Chainsmokers LP TC3, ‘Who Do You Love’ is an EDM meets rock journey through a problematic relationship’s breakdown, whilst also feeling like a side character to your own misfortune.  This is more of the high quality production we expect from The Chainsmokers, although new…

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Beastie Boys: Live And Direct @ EartH Hackney

Beastie Boys: Live And Direct @ EartH Hackney

I didn’t know what to expect coming into the hotly anticipated and instant sell-out Beastie Boys show at Earth’s Hackney last night. I’m fairly confident in saying however that what I witnessed over those 2 and a half hours! was a truly unique, bonkers, brilliant yet beautiful send-off to the New York pioneers career and to the sadly departed Adam Yauch. It’s well known that Adam Yauch’s unexpected, tragic death from cancer at only 47…

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Little Mix, ‘LM5’ – Album Review

Little Mix, ‘LM5’ – Album Review

Little Mix, the most successful X Factor UK winners ever, are back with their fifth studio album, LM5, named in reference to what the fans would refer to the album before it got the title. Which ended up being the real title, it’s a bit confusing, but it’s unique, so we’ll leave it at that. Though most of their fans were probably too young to have even watched their iconic say ‘Don’t Let Go (Love)…

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Review: Sigrid’s Amazing Run At Manchester’s Albert Hall

Review: Sigrid’s Amazing Run At Manchester’s Albert Hall

Sigrid is no stranger to Manchester, she’s been here time and time again, for festivals and for her own shows alike, and everytime she sells out, brings a huge crowd and ensures that everyone has a damn good time dancing to some of the finest pop music around. This week, as part of her almost-entirely, sold out UK tour, Sigrid stopped for two packed nights at Manchester’s Albert Hall, a small venue oft overlooked by…

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