Sunday, June 13, 2021

Crowded House are looking towards a brighter future with their return album ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’

Crowded House were the soundtrack of my childhood. Whether it was the swaying ballad-tempo and dreamy lyricism of ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over’ or the rousing chorus and melodic guitars of ‘Weather With You’, their music was always a source of comfort and joyful energy – a reminder of simpler times. With a sound characterised by lush melodies and warm harmonies, their songs come into the world innately nostalgic and almost ephemeral, like a dream that slipped away a bit too soon.

Their latest album – ‘Dreamers Are Waiting’ – is the band’s third incarnation, mourning the loss of the original drummer Paul Hester and the departure of Mark Heart, while also looking into the future with the addition of frontman Neil Finn’s sons, Liam and Elroy, to the line-up. 

MEET... Nothing But Thieves

Who are Nothing But Thieves? The five piece comprise of Conor Mason (Vocals and Guitars), Joe Langridge-Brown (Guitar), Dominic Craik (Guitar and Keyboards), Phillip Blake (Bass) and James Price (Drums). 

Nothing But Thieves hail from the sunny little seaside town of Southend-On-Sea in Essex, UK.
The origins of the bands formation falls down to Conor who actually went to school with Joe , and Phil is Dom’s cousin. Joe met Dom through an ex, then once James joined the band, Nothing But Thieves were born.

Wolf Alice release a wave of harmonic emotion with newest video for ‘The Beach’

Wolf Alice have succeeded again with their third studio album ‘Blue Weekend’ and it’s the gift that keeps on giving. 

We’ve been blessed with another music video for the top song on the album ‘The Beach.’ 

The song starts off very slow and mellow which drifts along well with the simplicity of the first few shots of the video. 

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Lorde brings the sunshine with 'Solar Power'

She’s back. Lorde, the original queen of sad-pop, has returned with new music for the first time in 4 years in the form of a brand new summer single ‘Solar Power’.

Since Lorde has been gone we’ve seen the rise of Billie Eilish and more recently Olivia Rodrigo who have taken the teenage popstar crown, but now Lorde is 24 and has matured both as a songwriter and a person from those early days at 16 with smash-hit ‘Royals’.

Since then she has released 2 critically acclaimed albums and has rightfully obtained worldwide fame and legions of fans hanging on every word from her emails (the only way she communicates with her fans since temporarily leaving social media). 

Liam Bruce finds comfort in creativity with isolative EP, ‘Seven Kinds Of Lonely’

With roots in both the UK and the US, Liam Bruce is able to intertwine influences from both sides of the Atlantic on his endearing debut EP, ‘Seven Kinds Of Lonely’.  

The EP, which was written, recorded, and produced alone by Bruce during what many are calling the loneliest year in history, was made as a concept piece: the seven tracks describe seven different feelings of loneliness, with the songs taking you on a rollercoaster of emotions that for many will perfectly encapsulate the trials and tribulations of a year in isolation.