In the last five years since their formation, Blossoms are emerging from a period where perhaps guitar-based bands that truly make an impact are on the decline. They offer a breath of fresh air with their infectious brand of indie disco/glam. Their first record showed a great depth for a debut with the single “Charlemagne” […]
Album Review: Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds – Who Built the Moon?
As arguably Britain’s most prolific and widely respected indie songwriters, you could forgive Noel Gallagher for returning to a winning Oasis formula of mighty power ballads and thick nineties electric guitar. Swarmed by recent controversy of the seemingly never ending spat between him and sibling Liam, as well as increasing public calls for a reunion, […]
Live Review: U2, The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour @ Twickenham Stadium
U2 are one of the biggest stadium acts in rock history, undisputedly. After having a string of hit singles in the early – mid 80s (culminating in a sensational Live Aid performance), they became the superstars they are today largely due to 1987’s album The Joshua Tree, which is often labelled as their magnum opus. […]
Album Review: Gorillaz – Humanz.
Gorillaz are back, and though their Plastic Beach may be behind them, they’re still making waves. Virtual waves, that is – it’s been almost twenty years since the animated feet of Gorillaz first stepped on the music scene, and the brainchild of Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett shows no signs of fatigue. That said, […]
“Great to look at, great to drive and it’ll fucking spin out of control every now and again”. These are the carefully chosen words of Liam Gallagher as he compares the turbulent history of Oasis to a Ferrari in typically comedic style for the band’s new film Supersonic. Behind the camera was a team that […]
Latitude Festival 2015
Music Editor Katie Costello and co. headed to Suffolk last weekend to take in “arguably the most middle class event of the summer”, but beyond the champagne socialists and Waitrose shoppers, she found a festival rich in its variety of music, arts and landscaping. [dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]he Latitude pink sheep were milling around on the river […]