Guitar music is something that has seen adoration for generations, with new waves of acts endlessly spilling through the door over the years. The 60s saw The Beatles and The Rolling Stones dominate, the 70s was the time of Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin, in the 80s it was The Smiths and The Cure, the 90s was Britpop heaven for Oasis and Blur, while the 00s saw an indie rock revolution in the form of The Strokes and Arctic Monkeys. One thing these eras all have in common is that they had chief flag bearers to be proud of, bands that defined the sound of their time. So what about now? Continue reading “Guitar music: Don’t be fooled, Rock & Roll is far from dead”
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.