Rex, Camden Barfly, 4th October

‘How you been? Have you told your mother about me?’, sings Rex as he opens his set at The Barfly in Camden on Sunday. I’ve been well thanks, and yes, yes I have. In fact I’ve told pretty much everyone I know about you since you dropped your album last month. Rex, also known as Alex, released his first track back in June, ‘Corduroy Dreams’. It’s a croony lazy love song full of wit and…

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Aquilo – St Pancras Old Church, 30th October

I first heard Aquilo about 6 months ago with the track ‘Part Of Your Life’. It was part of a delicate EP released shortly afterwards, which shows exactly how pop melodies can be crafted into a soundscape of unadulterated bliss. I was immediately excited after hearing this and since then have been looking forward to the time I would see them live. Coming from the Lake District, this was their first London show, which they…

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Flyleaf stream new song: Set Me On Fire

Flyleaf with Kristen May Source The alternative metal band, Flyleaf decided to share a song from their upcoming album, Between the Stars, that is set to be released in September this year. Speaking about the album, the band’s newest singer, Kristen May, says that: We’re excited to release our first single, ‘Set Me on Fire’ today and we can’t wait for people to hear it. It’s about the passion we feel when…

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Karen O announces first solo album: Crush Songs

Karen O – Crush Songs Source The Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer announced that she will release her first solo album, Crush Songs, in September this year via Casablancas’ label, Cult. The songs for Karen O’s Crush Songs were actually recorded between 2006 and 2007, and according to the former The Strokes singer: So excited, lucky and proud to be involved with such a classic album—I just wanna listen to it all day….

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Arctic Monkeys at Finsbury Park

Alex Turner and co have, over the last few years, made the transition from great rock band to true artists. With their most recent album, AM, going straight to number 1, their headline Glastonbury set alongside the Rolling Stones last summer, and now their sold-out 45,000 capacity shows at Finsbury Park in London, Arctic Monkeys have made sure they won’t be forgotten about any time soon. www.gigwise.com The Finsbury Park shows took place on the…

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Go Around Captain – ‘Everything I Own Is Nicked’ EP Review.

Go Around Captain   ‘Everything I Own Is Nicked’ is the debut EP from Preston based band Go Around Captain. Since September 2013, Go Around Captain have gained a reputation and local respect in the north west of England for their explosive, energetic live shows. The band already has an impressive repertoire of bands they have played alongside including ‘This Town Needs Guns’ and ‘Victor Villarreal’ (formally of Cap’n Jazz.) The guitars on…

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Duncan Brookfield, The Troubadour, London

I caught Duncan Brookfield at The Troubadour Club in Earls Court the evening after what had been a warm but cloudy day in the city. Please excuse my weather forecast, but the mood of the day captured Duncan’s sound perfectly. He began with ‘Hurt’, a song which started slowly and immediately showed off the warmth of Duncan’s voice and the poignancy of his songwriting, however as the song progressed and the rumble of the drums…

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Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds released new video: Higgs Boson Blues

Source Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds decided to reveal a new video for one of the songs from their latest album, Push The Sky Away, released on February 18, this year (the other videos released are for the songs: We Know Who U R and Jubilee Street). The video for Higgs Boson Blues was directed by Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard and was actually shot on…

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My Chemical Romance to release new album

No, My Chemical Romance is not getting back together but this doesn’t mean,  they cannot release a new album. For those that are not up to date with the news about the band, well, they kind of decided in March this year to break up, after 12 years of  making music for desperate, lonely, crazy, wicked, teenagers. But don’t over enthusiast yourselves because  this album is not going to contain new songs because it’s just a…

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Enter Shikari released new video + single: Rat Race

Source Enter Shikari – Rat Race single artwork Enter Shikari decided to release a new video for the song Rat Race, which was directed by Mike Lee Thomas from Kode Media. All I can say about the video is that this one is not as crazy as the video released in April this year for The Paddington Frisk. Today they also released the single with the same name which is available on…

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