Green Screen Kid recently released their EP ‘Wild like Hearts’, which is perfect for fans of 5 Seconds of Summer, All Time Low and Twenty One Pilots, the EP is a pop rock journey. Drummer, Alex Dosdos, took the time to answer my questions. We talked about the inspiration for the album, dream collaborations and how the band got together.
Kaleo have released a new music video for ‘Way Down We Go’, the band from Iceland are set to release their debut album, A/B, June 10th, and will be playing their first sold out UK show in London, July 12th.
The wonderful Adam French announces a headline UK tour for September. I definitely recommend grabbing tickets, it is not a show you want to miss. Check out the dates below.
I’ve been a fan of Adam French since I heard ‘Ivory’ on a Spotify playlist and have loved every song he’s put out. Since the last time I spoke to Adam he’s toured the UK, played shows in the US and released new music. He never seems to stop, but I caught up with Adam before his show in Oxford, we spoke about his latest EP, his recent trip to America and what’s next for him.
Twenty One Pilots’ Emotional Roadshow is travelling the globe in the Emotional Roadshow World tour. The dates see them return to Europe and Australia. Tickets go on sale May 13.
The New Faces Tour has always brought together a group of insanely talented musicians and this year was no different. Adam French, Matt Woods, The Beach and Rukhsana Merrise all put on a brilliant show and being able to see them all together was brilliant. These guys are certainly going to get bigger and I recommend trying to see all of them live while they are still playing intimate gigs like this one.
Matt Woods started off the night beautifully, I fell in love with his voice from the first song and found it impossible to look away. Each and every song was delivered with emotion and meaning, including a stunning cover of ‘Hey Ya’ that was out of this world. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for new music and highly recommend catching him live – try not to shed a tear while he’s up there though.
I’d not heard of Rukhsana Merrise before, but she was fantastic. She had a brilliant energy on stage that had people bobbing along happily. I really loved her set, I thought she was different from everyone else and brought her own special energy to the stage that was just infectious. This is undoubtedly someone that you need to check out, below is her cover of The Weeknd’s ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’.
I’ve been a fan of Adam French for a while now, but this was the first time I saw him live and it did not disappoint. There is always something magical about seeing a song being performed rather than listening to a recording or watching a video, and there was definitely that feeling with these songs. The intimate setting made the songs feel even more beautiful and emotive and as usual seeing them live made me love Adam French even more. If you get the chance to see him live then I highly recommend it – it’s not a performance you want to miss.
The night ended just as brilliantly as it started. The Beach were last to play and it was hard not to dance along to these catchy songs. There was a brilliant energy in the room as these guys closed the night. The Beach will be playing at Reading and Leeds festival this year and I highly recommend getting down to see him play.
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Barn on the Farm announce their second instalment to their already sensational line up. For the first time Barn On The Farm have unveiled their Farm Band; a collaboration between Gabrielle Aplin, Hudson Taylor, Joe Keogh (Amber Run) and Hannah Grace. Regarded as one of the best intimate festivals for discovering the freshest in new music, BOTF boosts an exceptional history predicting future success with previous first festival headline performances from Ed Sheeran, Ben Howard, James Bay and Hozier.
Vesperteen is the new project of Colin Rigsby, who you may recognise from House of Heroes. I first discovered Vesperteen thanks to Reel Bear Media, who filmed a brilliant music video for the song ‘Obsess Possess’ (and Josh Dun shout outs) and have been a fan ever since. Colin took the time to answer some questions about his latest EP, what he wants to achieve through his music and the Columbus music scene.