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”
Last night was the 27th annual Mercury Music Prize, a prize awarded to the best British or Irish album released over the past 12 months; voted on by a professional judging panel. Previous winners have included the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal and Primal Scream; with Sampha claiming the award last year for his passionate debut album Process, but who took home the prize this year? Continue reading “The 2018 Mercury Prize: Our Thoughts”
2015. Water was found on Mars, same sex marriage became legal in all 50 states of America, and Star Wars returned to the big screen. On top of that we had a year of amazing music including some of the best rap albums ever all the way to some of the best synth pop you’ll ever hear. Here’s a countdown of the top 10 albums of 2015. Continue reading “TBT: Top 10 Albums of 2015”
In the past few years, Wolf Alice have gotten better and better. After making their mark with 2015’s My Love Is Cool, the Camden four piece have become festival favourites with an enormous live sound. But could they produce an equally poignant second album? Of course they could. Visions of a Life not only surpassed expectations, it certified Wolf Alice as one of the best bands in the world. Continue reading “Top 10 Wolf Alice Songs”
An album that is undeniably pretty, ominously dark, batshit insane and a hell of a lot of fun- all at the same time.