Tag: England

Single Review: Dead Seem Old – Mischief

Single Review: Dead Seem Old – Mischief

August 7, 2017

London based project Dead Seem Old is back with a new single, “Mischief.” Once again songwriter Thom Wicks and producer Javier Weyler (Phil Manzanera, Stereophonics) come together to create a minimal yet captivating single along the same lines as the duo’s previous releases “They Won’t Find Us” and ...

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 2

Mo Pop Festival 2016: Day 2

August 14, 2016

The morning of day two of Mo Pop Festival was much different than that of day one. First off, it was raining which helped cool it down a bit (though the humidity still felt a bit ridiculous). Secondly, my mood had done a complete 180 after a day packed with amazing performances. I no longer had to...

Album Review: Connie Constance – In the Grass

Album Review: Connie Constance – In the Grass

November 23, 2015

Singer-songwriter and self-declared ‘organized hippy’ Connie Constance is just on the brink of being the next big thing and it’s no surprise why. With help from producer Blue Daisy, Constance has crafted some impressive tracks that make up her debut EP, In the Grass.

The EP opens...

New Discovery: Banners

New Discovery: Banners

October 21, 2015

I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of listening to new releases every week but it’s been a bit of a struggle. A busy personal life mixed with a sudden need to completely clean out my iTunes (it’s gotten quite out of hand to be fair) means that listening to new music hasn’t been...

New Discovery: Frazer

New Discovery: Frazer

September 24, 2015

I’ve been on a bit of a new music kick lately, scouring the internet for the next band to capture my heart and my ears. While on my journey for new music I stumbled upon the Sheffield fivesome, Frazer. While the band has made quite the reputation for themselves across the pond thanks...

Mo Pop Festival 2015 Part II: Coasts, King Tuff, James Bay, Atlas Genius, and Iron & Wine feat. Ben Bridwell

Mo Pop Festival 2015 Part II: Coasts, King Tuff, James Bay, Atlas Genius, and Iron & Wine feat. Ben Bridwell

August 2, 2015

As much as I loved the first part of my Saturday at Mo Pop, I was particularly excited to see the bands that packed the last half. There were a few that I had been waiting to see for some time and had missed because of one reason or another. After snagging another bottle of...

Album Review: Coasts – A Rush of Blood EP

Album Review: Coasts – A Rush of Blood EP

December 1, 2014

Despite only just releasing their second EP, A Rush of Blood, today, Coasts are already poised to be the breakout band of 2015. The Bristol based five some has already secured spots for both Coachella and Lollapalooza for 2015 as well as securing a spot opening for Bad Suns during the North American...

Concert Review: Arkells, Jamie N Commons, & X Ambassadors

Concert Review: Arkells, Jamie N Commons, & X Ambassadors

October 22, 2014

October 14, 2014: The Pike Room, Pontiac

One of the few talents I seem to possess is the ability to win Twitter competitions, which sometimes spreads into other websites. There was a contest on Paste’s website to win tickets to see Arkells on their fall tour as well as a meet and greet...

Concert Review: Stu Larsen, The Once, and Passenger

Concert Review: Stu Larsen, The Once, and Passenger

August 20, 2014

August 17, 2014: The Fillmore, Detroit

In need of an August concert and more recently finding myself obsessed with Passenger, I decided his first Detroit show was a must. Unfortunately there was also a One Direction concert in town so maneuvering through the streets of Detroit and finding reasonably priced parking was made a bit more...

Album Review: Passenger – Whispers

Album Review: Passenger – Whispers

June 23, 2014

Mike Rosenberg, the British mastermind behind Passenger, has been captivating audiences around the globe since his folk-pop smash hit “Let Her Go”. Rosenberg sold over 4 million copies of his debut album, All The Little Lights, worldwide. His disarming honesty and passion for music resonates throughout both of his albums and his delicate, raspy...

Concert Review: Deap Vally and Band of Skulls

Concert Review: Deap Vally and Band of Skulls

June 20, 2014

June 6, 2014: Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit

After a week that literally felt like it was never going to end, I definitely needed a night to rock out all my stress and frustration. Thankfully Band of Skulls was in town to ensure that I could forget the week I had...

Album Review: THUMPERS – Galore

Album Review: THUMPERS – Galore

March 30, 2014

London based duo, THUMPERS, was formed in 2011 by long-time friends Marcus Pepperell and John Hamson Jr. (Friendly Fires). The band started simply as correspondence between the two which led to long recording sessions when they were taking breaks from traveling and other projects. After three years,...

Album Review: Fanfarlo – Let’s Go Extinct

Album Review: Fanfarlo – Let’s Go Extinct

February 12, 2014

Fanfarlo worked collectively with sound engineer David Wrench in North Wales, producing a philosophical album that explores human existence and evolution. Let’s Go Extinct is a well thought-out, themed album that you should listen to while you’re stargazing, in the middle of a field, imagining the livelihood of our universe. Fanfarlo’s mastermind, Simon...

Album Review: You Me At Six – Cavalier Youth

Album Review: You Me At Six – Cavalier Youth

January 28, 2014

The quintet’s fourth studio album does a complete 180 from the sinister, tough sound of their last album, Sinners Never Sleep. You Me At Six took the safe road and didn’t really experiment with their sound, but that won’t deter their fans from listening. You Me At Six tells a poignant story exploring life’s...