The annual Mercury Prize has come around again, with a professional panel of musical judges; which this year includes Stormzy and Jorja Smith, selecting the winner. Twelve nominees have been selected for the award of Best album released by a British or Irish artist over the past 12 months, but who are we backing to win? Continue reading “The 2019 Mercury Prize: Our Thoughts and Predictions”
So The 1975 have just started their tour of new album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, heading out all over the UK throughout January and February; prompting questions as to what content they will play live. The 1975 are often an elusive live performer, offering surprise entrants and omissions to their ever-growing setlist; but what would I like to see them perform? Continue reading “Ultimate Setlist: The 1975”
2018 brought us a plethora of fantastic music. From the weird and wonderful of Death Grips to the sublime of Janelle Monáe we had some amazing albums to sink our teeth into, and 2019 will be no different. In this two part series we’ll be looking at the ones to watch in 2019, part one displaying some of the worlds biggest artists we expect to drop, with part two looking at some lesser known artists who could rise through the ranks this year.
Continue reading “Ones To Watch 2019 – Part 1”
If one thing is for certain, 2018 has been a sublime year for music. We’ve had some of the world’s most talented artists return with new records, and even a few pleasant surprises from acts we hadn’t heard prior to this year. Here’s our list of the 50 best albums of this year.
The story of The 1975 is a story of defying expectations. The Wilmslow quartet- consisting of drummer George Daniel, guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald and frontman Matty Healy- have been a band for 16 years after meeting in high school, and their road to becoming one of the most important acts of this decade has certainly not been an easy one.