Ruel, ‘Painkiller’ – Single Review

Ruel, ‘Painkiller’ – Single Review

Ruel might only be 16, but the teenage Aussie is back with a massive new single. ‘Painkiller’ is the first single from his forthcoming EP, following on from the debut EP that made him, READY. ‘Painkiller’ is a strong start to this new era. It’s Californian pop with exciting strings and thick bass, it’s very half alive and truly a track benefiting life in the sun. Ruel’s voice is smooth as hell, it’s like Troye…

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Vampire Weekend, ‘This Life’ – Single Review

Vampire Weekend, ‘This Life’ – Single Review

Indie rock staples, Vampire Weekend are back with a new single ahead of the upcoming release of their fourth studio album. Released as a double single alongside ‘Unbearably White’, ‘This Life’ is the third and final taste from Father of the Bride. On the surface, the song is exactly what you would expect from Vampire Weekend. Upbeat twangy guitar riffs, bouncy percussion and campy vocals from lead singer Ezra Koenig are all present here. In…

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The National, ‘Light Years’ – Single Review

The National, ‘Light Years’ – Single Review

With an upcoming album and short movie ready for release in May, The National has unveiled another haunting track bound to leave listeners wanting more. ‘Light Years’ is the second single from the American alt rock band’s upcoming album, I Am Easy to Find. When compared to their first single ‘You Had Your Soul With You’, this song is definitely light years away from their usual stylistic choices. The instrumentation is sparse with only a…

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The Lumineers, ‘Gloria’ – Single Review

The Lumineers, ‘Gloria’ – Single Review

After an almost three-year break since their second album Cleopatra, The Lumineers are back with a new single. It seems the American folk band is following a similar pattern from their last album. Back in 2016, they released ‘Ophelia’ as the lead single from their second album. Now they’re going with ‘Gloria’ as the introduction to their highly anticipated third album titled III. The song follows the typical formula for the band. The acoustic guitars…

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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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Ariana Grande Breaks UK Chart Records With Thank U, Next

Ariana Grande Breaks UK Chart Records With Thank U, Next

Ariana Grande, the world’s hottest artist currently, dropped her fifth studio album Thank U, Next. We all know the track ‘Thank U, Next’, you know, the one that made all sorts of streaming history. It’s also the one that made sure that Ariana Grande is the face of modern pop music with her lovelorn diary entry/total banger. Sweetener, her fourth album, may only be six months old, but she’s striking whilst the iron’s hot. Ariana…

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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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Frank Turner Releases ‘Don’t Worry’ EP

Frank Turner Releases ‘Don’t Worry’ EP

Frank Turner releases ‘Don’t Worry’ EP amidst his current UK leg of his arena tour ‘Be More Kind‘ world tour which reaches its final stop at legendary London venue Alexandra Palace on February 3d. The four track ‘Don’t Worry’ EP comes along side the release of his latest single of the same title. ‘Don’t Worry ‘EP Track Listing Don’t Worry Bar Staff How It Began Little Changes (with Choir! Choir! Choir!) ‘Don’t Worry’ is an honest…

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Everyone You Know, ‘Dance Like We Used To’ – Single Review

Everyone You Know, ‘Dance Like We Used To’ – Single Review

2018 was a big year for Everyone You Know, from the release of their debut EP Cheer Up Charlie to their debut television appearance on SOCCER AM at Christmas. as well as a remix for Rag’n’Bone Man + Professor Green’s ‘Photographs’ and a massive headline show at East London’s famous ACE Hotel. Everyone You Know are kicking off 2019 with the release of their latest single. ‘Dance Like We Used To’, from their debut EP,…

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The Killers Are Dropping A New Track Tonight

The Killers Are Dropping A New Track Tonight

It seems The Killers will be sharing their first new piece of music since 2017’s Wonderful Wonderful. At 9am PST (5pm GMT) , the band will be debuting ‘something new’ as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats One Radio. From a cryptic image posted to the band’s social media accounts, it seems the song is called ‘Land of the Free’. The image also features a picture of Lady Liberty herself, suggesting the track focuses on…

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