Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Eurovision... are you ready?

It's that time of year again. If you're in no way interested in Eurovision, please click away now, click away for your life!

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

What Kind Of Gig-Goer Are You?

The next time you're at a gig, take a look at the people around you. How different are they all, not just in appearance but their attitude when it comes to the show environment? I'm a self-confessed people-watcher, so no matter what situation I'm in, I'll be keeping a subtle eye out for all the people around me, just to gauge what to expect from them. There's the ones to steer clear of if you want to leave with all limbs intact, the ones to cling to if a pit forms near you - but what kind of gig-goer are you?

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Issues - Issues

Issues' self-titled debut screams 'nu metal', then melodically sings it through to you in case you didn't hear it the first time. The band have invented a different realm to other musical crossbreeds, and when held without comparison to other metal/R&B, this album is creative and inspiring. But it seems Issues' identity crisis throughout this debut could well be a toxic product of the ever-popular Punk Goes Pop compilations, where Issues featured a cover of NSYNC's Merry Christmas Happy Holidays, which is all well and good on a cover, but an entire album of grating combinations doesn't pull off as well as you'd hope.

Monday, 14 April 2014

The Used - Imaginary Enemy.

I can, hand on heart, describe The Used as my favourite band of all time, having discovered them in 2003 and fallen in love with every single track ever since. It's rare to find a band that you can't possibly fault, but I have held these boys on a pedestal since I first heard Blue and Yellow. My interest in this band doesn't fall short of anything less than worship, so any news of a new album sends me into a frenzy. From the perspective of a dedicated fan since the self-titled days, is the Imaginary Enemy a worthy opponent?

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Fake Your Death: MCR's Farewell.

This is a tough post to write, considering My Chemical Romance have always been my favourite band and saved my teenage life countless times with their songs. Call that a cliche, but it's impossible to accept they've gone now, so I'm always finding clues to prove that the end of MCR is a publicity stunt, and Fake Your Death is the biggest so far.