34 entries posted with music tag

I love Coldplay

Friday, 23 September 2011 5:57 pm
tags: coldplay music

I make no delusions of my love for Coldplay, they're definitely up there with my all time favourite bands. Which is why it was such a disappointment when Coldplay announced a meagre 3-date UK tour of their new album Mylo Xyloto. Yes, Coldplay are big; yes, they need no extra help in promotion, but with such an army of fans that they have earned since their inception 15 years ago, it's a big disappointment to know that many, many fans will miss the opportunity to see them live.

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What did you expect from an album review?

Sunday, 19 June 2011 11:33 pm
tags: music review thevaccines

The Vaccines' debut offering, What did you expect from The Vaccines? came a little early on in the year to be dubbed the sound of the summer, but I'd say the London 4-piece's 11-track, 36-minute album is a strong contender for the title. I'm often a little hesitant throwing the world 'pop' around, but I can safely say this is one of the best pop records I've heard this year.

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Wednesday, 8 December 2010 11:20 pm
tags: guitar livemusic music ratatat vampireweekend

I saw Ratatat at the weekend, and, like a lot of artists in my music collection, they are a band I know due to a couple of songs I discovered by them years back. Ratatat were supporting Vampire Weekend at the Brighton Centre last week (who I'll get onto shortly), and as much as I enjoyed Vampire Weekend, it was Ratatat who left me yearning for me. Luckily, I managed to get hold of last minute tickets to see the twosome performing again a few days later at a much more intimate venue. I was not disappointed.

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Arcade Fire

Tuesday, 14 September 2010 12:24 am
tags: arcadefire music

I've never been able to decide how much I like Arcade Fire. After hearing Rebellion (Lies) back in 2005 I bought the album Funeral. Despite enjoying a handful of tracks of it, I never really gelled with the album as a whole. Arcade Fire, in my opinion, have a particular style that I think you either like or you don't; and in that respect, I suppose I'm in the former category.

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As much as I love Biffy Clyro...

Saturday, 31 July 2010 11:00 pm
tags: biffyclyro livemusic music

I've just finished watching the live feed of biffy's headline set at the iTunes festival and as much as i love the music the band produce, they lack something live.

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The Strokes Incognito

Wednesday, 9 June 2010 9:10 am
tags: livemusic music thestrokes

If you're a Strokes fan you may have noticed the strong rumour floating around the Internet yesterday that the band will be playing a secret gig in London under the guise 'Venison'. The band haven't really been around since releasing their 3rd album First Impressions of Earth in 2006 but have reportedly been back in the studio recently and are touring around the world in the upcoming months. I still regret not getting tickets for the Isle of Wight Festival this weekend, where the band will be headlining.

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The Flash Forward that will never be

Thursday, 3 June 2010 1:39 am
tags: bandofhorses flashforward music television

After just watching the last ever episode of Flash Forward I can't help but feel a little disappointed at its demise. Although apparently it's not a foregone conclusion that this show has received the dreaded axe; for, apparently, ABC has simply 'halted' production of the second series. I've mentioned before, I like this show; and after seeing the finale of the first series, plenty more action is promised if there is to be a second series.

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Wavin' Flag

Sunday, 30 May 2010 3:19 pm
tags: blackrebelmotorcycleclub football music worldcup

Another brief post to bring to a certain song to everyone's attention. The song is Wavin' Flag by K'naan. You may have already heard it on the Coca Cola World Cup advert, and it's also on the new Fifa World Cup 10 game. Basically, it rules. It's the tune of the summer and most definitely the tune for this years World Cup.

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Good music deserves good speakers

Monday, 17 May 2010 10:02 am
tags: apple music

One of the first things I noticed when I first got a laptop was - plain and simply - the onboard speakers stink. However it seems a lot of people are satisfied with the tinny sounds these small computers put out. Which brings me onto the point of this post. You owe it to the musicians and artists who produce beautiful music to listen to it how it was meant to be listened to. Do your ears a favour and pick yourself up some speakers.

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The Rebels release more dates

Thursday, 29 April 2010 2:58 pm
tags: blackrebelmotorcycleclub livemusic music

As a follow-up to my previous post urging you to experience Black Rebel Motorcycle Club live, I was eager to learn the band has announced more dates at the end of the year. If you're even slightly in to this band, I urge you, book some tickets! You can do so from tomorrow (30th April). If you want to join me, I'll be booking up tickets for the London show at the Brixton Academy on the 11th December.

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