The British folk scene is one that is truly thriving at the moment, each week is seems that we are introduced to a new fresh-faced artist or act that claim they are going to take the genre further.
The Fox & The Hounds is a six-piece alternative band whose debut album ‘The Fox & The Hounds’ branches out much further than just one genre. Throughout the album there are a wide variety of musical influences and instruments that make their way through the tracks.
Wiz Khalifa is currently one of Hip-Hop’s hottest musicians and has recently realised his latest album ‘O.N.I.F.C.’. So how does it compare to ‘Rolling Papers’?
Manchester alternative rock newcomers Shooting Pigeons have just release their debut EP ‘City of Peace’. Consisting of a mere four tracks the band really have to focus in on their talents to get people to listen to them; and that is exactly what they did.
Stoke-on-Trent based band Moral Panics recently recorded their latest EP ‘Voids’. The aggressive pop band is made up of just three members and together they create a nice blend of indie infused instrumental sounds and strong echo driven vocals.
Mumford & Sons are back with their new album ‘Babel’ and credit should be given where it is due. The record, in terms of sound quality, composition and lyrics are fantastic. Once again the band strip down music to the bare essentials and make it work for them. Songs like "Reminder" and "The Boxer" are perfect poetic stories that, whilst being short, have a huge amount of depth to them.
Comebacks aren’t for everyone...
there are plenty of bands who have gone on a rather long hiatus and try and revamp their career and have just come off as washouts. Having said that Matchbox Twenty are back after their lengthy ten-year hiatus with their 4th studio album “North”.
Rock and Metal are one of the few genres still thriving with talent. Each new band seems more underrated than the last. Today we have Our Innocence Lost release their brand new album ‘Like A Complete Unknown’.
The View is that band that is fun to sing along to and have a catchy song or two on each of their albums.
They are back with their fourth studio LP ‘Cheeky For A reason’ and this latest attempt is on a completely different level. The fourteen tracks are chock-full of emotion and talent, from the opening song ‘How Long’ you get the idea that you are in for a good ride.
When bands release a three track EP they really need to get their point across of who they are and what they are about fast due to the time constraints.
The Mouth of Ghosts are an alternative band from London, their recently released debut EP ‘When the Sun Sets’ displays a mixture of broody and dark sounds with this hint of hope.
When Aussie Indie rockers The Temper Trap first released their debut album ‘Conditions’ back in 2009 it rocketed them to fame in the indie scene.
Country music is undoubtedly one of the richest genres around, it contains heritage, culture and quite often the best tones and songs music has to offer.
Summer is coming and that means that alternative indie rock that we have all gotten used to will be dominating the music world once more. However what happened to the good bands like Phantom Planet and Youth Group?
The smell of beer and sticky floors, a dark room and grotty toilets is usually the perfect atmosphere for a concert. However this wasn’t the case when we recently went to see OFWGKTA.
I've said it before and I will say it again, experimatation is something that makes music beautiful, the ability to do try anything in music and see what fits and sounds good is always a positive.
It is always nice in music when a band is able to feed off each other, it makes the music purer and the sound more natural. This is exactly what you see with Friday Avenue.
Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All has blown up lately with offensive track after offensive track, and have been heavily criticised as a result.