Since her sudden appearance in 2011 with the ubiquitous ‘Video Games’, Elizabeth Grant, a.k.a Lana Del Rey, has been a mainstay on the lips of music critics and fans alike. In this time, listeners have been treated to what could have arguably been one of the albums of 2012 with Born To Die, as well as a consolidation of the album’s sentiments within the Paradise EP. These commercial successes have however, been marred by mixed live reviews of the typically enigmatic singer, even prompting rumours that her management withdrew her from touring to work on her live performance skills. This claim could be backed up by the fact that, in her two years as a fully-fledged pop star, this run of shows is to be her first full UK tour. Continue reading
Throughout the unique release campaign of Random Access Memories, both Daft Punk and their impressive cast of album guest have expressed a belief that electronic music needs to be shaken up, believing Daft Punk are the ones to provide this. As a result, however, their obsession with the past runs deep through the record, as they make a failed attempt to bring dance music into the future. Continue reading
Jacques Greene and How To Dress Well have joined forces to prove there’s still life left in the future garage revival with new track ‘On Your Side’.
‘On Your Side’ features falsetto vocals from Tom Krell (How To Dress Well), the pairings love for House music and R&B respectively is the song’s foundation with sampled ‘yeahs’ running throughout alongside an ever rising bass drum loop. Jacques Greene has announced he will release a new EP next month.
The only Welsh date on their sold-out Memory Lane tour sees the cheesiest guys in pop at Cardiff’s Motorpoint Arena. Snaking around the entire circumference of the arena, McFly’s fans wait patiently; some from as early as 6AM. As soon as the doors are opened, the crowd floods in, and take on the arduous decision of who to stand in front of; Tom Fletcher, Danny Jones or Dougie Poynter? Once their decision is final, they take their positions, and wait some more.
The first support of the night comes from none other than ex-Busted boy, James Bourne; it wouldn’t be surprising if the screams were heard from the other side of Cardiff. The pop hero is clearly soaking up the remnants from his previous successes, milking it for all that it’s worth by playing Busted hits ‘Everything I Knew’ and, of course, ‘Year 3000’. But, with a trashy outfit and even trashier hair, tonight was just an embarrassment; sorry James, but you are one washed out pop star. Continue reading
That is right people, good old JT is teaming up with rapper Juicy J for the forthcoming album Star Trippy. Juicy J, A.K.A Jordan Michael Houston told MTV “We did a couple of records [together], but he’s still gotta do the vocals, so hopefully, while they’re doing the mixing, it’ll make the album. Right now, we’re wrapping it up and hopefully it’ll definitely make the album because it’s a great song.”
Star Trippy is scheduled for release on July 2.
Biffy Clyro continue what has already become a phenomenal year with the release of the single ‘Opposite’ on June 24th. The video for the track was directed by Elliott Sellers and features a rather nasty car crash.
Effectively the title track from their similarly titled #1 album Opposites, the single is a brooding, emotional ballad that captures the trio at their most tender. As with the rest of the double-album, the track was produced by GGGarth Richardson and recorded in Los Angeles.
Watch the video for ‘Opposite’ below:
‘Wasting My Young Years’ is an emotional and passionate track from young British trio London Grammar (Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman) who formed together at University.
Following their stunning Metal & Dust EP the trio more recently unveiled new track ‘Wasting My Young Years’, and now have a eerily beautiful new video to accompany the track.
Watch the video for ‘Wasting My Young Years’ below: